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Banh Mi Saigon 8

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Banh Mi Saigon 8

ANNOUNCER: With word of a new Vietnamese sandwich shop in Olympia, Dutch and Jackie hurried down I-5 to get their hands around one of ‘em. Located off Martin Way with easy access in and out, Banh Mi Saigon 8 has a great deal of potential to be a hot spot

7th annual FAB Fest

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7th annual FAB Fest

The popular three-day Lakewood Film, Art and Book Fest is set to open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 13-15. The festival, called FAB for short, is entering its seventh year and will once again feature popular films, original artwork plus lots of regional authors who will be discussing and autographing

Three Easy Pieces

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Three Easy Pieces

Welcome to Three Easy Pieces, where I examine a pocket of pop culture, from its birth to today. This month, I'm doing something a little different. Last year, I ran down a selection of movies that take place during heat waves, to help us all prepare for the onslaught of

Best of Theater: 2018-2019

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Best of Theater: 2018-2019

Weekly Volcano theater critics choose the best plays in Tacoma and Olympia of the 2018-2019 season. Note: we did not see many of the same shows. If we had seen all of the same ones our choices might be different. Rev. Adam McKinney 5. The Foreigner was a tonally wild show, stuffed

Things to do during Mobility Guardian downtime

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Things to do during Mobility Guardian downtime

This year, Mobility Guardian, the Air Mobility Command's flagship exercise, takes place at Fairchild Air Force Base near Spokane during the month of September. The exercise will include more than 2,500 airmen, soldiers, Marines and servicemembers including 32 international allies and partners. With units from Joint Base Lewis-McChord set to

Still livin’ ‘La Vie Bohème’

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Still livin’ ‘La Vie Bohème’

Italian composer Giacomo Puccini was a star in his own time; his legacy remains eminent among the operatic pantheon. Yet even he could never have expected the way his 1896 opera La Bohème, about young bohemians in Paris' earthy Latin Quarter, would be transplanted a hundred years later. A belted

Easy Thai Easy Go

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Easy Thai Easy Go

ANNOUNCER: With Jackie a bit under the weather, Dutch is left to a table for one in Gig Harbor. Just before you hit the Purdy bridge, there are a collection of places to grab a bite, from a quick-stop grocery store, to pizza, a few local bars, or the new

Autumn entertainment

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Autumn entertainment

As the leaves start to change and a bitter bite begins to permeate the air, there are lots of folks in the South Sound who are bidding a tearful goodbye to summer and dreading the approach of fall and winter. It's during these months that people have a tendency to

Upcoming shows on Olympia stages

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Upcoming shows on Olympia stages

Harlequin Productions starts its season with Clare Booth Luce's classic comedy The Women, with a huge all-women cast, directed by Erin Murray. (It's really the last of their 2018-2019 season as their season runs later than most theaters.) "At first blush, I wanted to dismiss the story under the notion that

2019 Fall Guide

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2019 Fall Guide

Not sure what to do this fall? Check out our Fall Guide for ideas for you and the entire family. The South Sound has plenty of activities and destinations perfect for the autumn season. Click here to view our interactive 2019 Fall Guide.

'The Missing Women Series'

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'The Missing Women Series'

Paintings from Lynette Charters' Missing Women Series have been shown in eight different gallery shows in the past year, with more to come, including a one-woman showing in a Los Angeles gallery scheduled for next year. It is tempting to say enough is enough, we get it. The Missing Women

Chowtown

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Chowtown

ANNOUNCER: With the rise in popularity of food trucks in the South Sound, it was only a matter of time before Tacoma found a spot for people and trucks to gather on a regular basis. Friends Devon and Kristy secured a spot on Mildred across from Tacoma Community College where

Strike a pose

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Strike a pose

Calendar Girls, the opener for Tacoma Little Theatre's 101st season, is powered purely by charm and the winsome performances of its actors. This is effervescent entertainment, imbued with a good amount of pluck and heart, and oddly enough, the only time it slows down is when conflict is introduced. The 2003

Fall fun for the whole family

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Fall fun for the whole family

Along with cooler temperatures, autumn brings thoughts of family outings. With pumpkin patches, corn mazes and more, many local farms transform into fun fall destinations. Here are a few: Schilter Family Farm Fall Festival, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sept. 28-Oct. 31, 141 Nisqually Cutoff Rd. SE, Olympia, $9 weekdays, $14

Storm watching on the Pacific Coast

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Storm watching on the Pacific Coast

From British Columbia to Northern California, storms bash the Pacific Coast in late fall and winter, which creates the perfect opportunity to take advantage of off-season rates on accommodations while taking in nature at its wild-weather best. If you truly want to be at one with this dynamic waterfront weather, gear

Exploring Frank Herbert Trail and the Dune Peninsula

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Exploring Frank Herbert Trail and the Dune Peninsula

Metro Parks Tacoma's newest park quietly opened this summer transforming the ASARCO Superfund site into a lovely park with waterfront views for miles. Dune Peninsula at Point Defiance Park is 11 acres situated on the breakwater peninsula which surrounds the Tacoma Yacht Club boat basin. The paved trail winding through

Fall movie preview

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Fall movie preview

Here's my chronological rundown of 20 films I'm keen to see. And I easily could have added 10 more! Downton Abbey (Sept. 20) -- Just when we thought we'd have to be content with rewatching Julian Fellowes' masterpiece of a historical period piece series, we're getting a feature film. The

Masterful local garden designs elevate natural Northwest beauty

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Masterful local garden designs elevate natural Northwest beauty

Whether you are a green-thumb garden enthusiast, or simply a nature lover who appreciates a leisurely stroll amidst perfectly manicured green scenery, you will be glad to know there is a jewel of landscape architecture and garden design in your back yard. Just around the time Camp Lewis was established by

Autumn is coming

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Autumn is coming

As summertime fun-in-the-sun gives way to fall rainy-day-play, feelings of discontentment may arise at the sudden whirlwind of seasonal change. Fear not! Though saying au revoir to sweet sunshine can cause minor heartache, folks can rest easy as the fall festival season emerges -- providing a plethora of opportunities to

Six fall dining options

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Six fall dining options

While preparing a pot of coffee the other morning, my vents came to life blowing warmed air into the kitchen. It was the first of the season -- the aroma of the heater turning on for the first time is one I rejoice in. I'm a woman of simple pleasures,

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