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October 3, 2007 at 2:38pm

City Lights sold

The Tacoma club roller coaster ride continues ...

City Lights Spirits & Pool has been sold to Clark Smith who will change the name to Malarkey's.

I have no idea what this means. â€" Brad Allen

Filed under: Club News, Tacoma,

October 4, 2007 at 7:52am

Breakfast with Bobble Tiki

THE DAILY WORD
Learn it, use it, spell it

Lascivious \luh-SIV-ee-uhs\, adjective:
1. Lewd; lustful.
2. Tending to arouse sexual desires.

USAGE EXAMPLE: There’s nothing like the lascivious look of a roast beef sandwich to get Bobble Tiki’s juices flowing.


Breakfastatbobbletikis THE MORNING NEWS

TACOMA: They will clean up here.

SPANAWAY: H2O nooooooo!

HOUSTON: Asscoholic.

WEST VIRGINIA: Doesn’t quite cut it.


HUSTLER OF CULTURE
You can stand atop the mountain and scream your naked desires to the universe or shed that synapse epilepsy and hug the South Sound today with your fellow man:

MUSIC: As Matt Driscoll noted in this week’s issue of the Weekly Volcano, Strangers Die Everyday will play Le Voyeur in Olympia tonight. In my humble opinion, he kind of gave you short notice. They’re a fairly amazing group. Strangers Die Everyday moved to Portland from Boulder, and pack a cello and viola in their indie arsenal. But if you read the article, you already know that. The one thing Bobble Tiki and Matt Driscoll can agree on is the show at Le Voyeur tonight will definitely be worth dropping in on.

MORE MUSIC: What's on tonight.

FILM: Tacoma Film Festival starts today.

DISH: Eating around The Grand Cinema.

BOBBLE TIKI’S THREATS AND PROMISES COLUMN
Bobble Tiki knows a lot about the Japanese thanks to Japanimation. For instance, Japanese women typically have enormous breasts and wear a look of total surprise on their faces. Also, tiny glints of light radiate from the eyes of Japanese people during close ups. Furthermore, Japanese often have very spiky hair and super powers.

Bobble Tiki has gained a wealth of understanding about Japan through Japanimation. As a venerable expert, Bobble Tiki can proclaim with certainty that Peelander-Z, who will play Hell’s Kitchen on Wednesday, Oct. 10, seem like typical Japanese.

Please be Bobble Tiki’s friend here.

Breakfast with Bobble Tiki runs Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.  Deal with it.


October 4, 2007 at 7:58am

White Trash Night tonight

White Trash Night is upon us again, that monthly exhibition of Tacoma’s unsightly underbelly, and as always, I can’t wait to take another peak.  Beautiful sucks. Pretty sucks. Appropriate sucks.

White Trash Night is none of the above.

As you may very well know by now, White Trash Night always hosts Who Cares as one of the bands. By Who Cares I mean Paul Wilkinson and Blue Haired Dave and, for the most part, whoever they’ve tricked slyly enough or drugged heavily enough to play with them. They’re the guys who do the songs about homosexual holy holidays, diligent feminine hygiene, and everything else vile and disgusting.

It’s a beautiful thing. I’m sure your parents have warned you.

White Trash Night is tonight.  Psycho 78, 4Fodder and Saddletramp will join Who Cares on Hell’s Kitchen’s stage. 

You’ve been warned. â€" Matt Driscoll

[Hell’s Kitchen, 9 p.m., no cover, 3829 Sixth Ave., Tacoma, 253.759.6003]

October 4, 2007 at 9:21am

Walk their way

To visit a community art fair is to be exposed to the sheer vastness of the human creative spectrum.  Art, theater, music, word and film grace both ends of the spectrum tomorrow night at the Olympia Arts Walk XXXV. Grab a pal and spend a couple of hours in downtown Olympia taking in the mind-bending variety of stuff some people conjure up to express themselves and sell. The collective experience â€" bands in alleys, theater on the streets, lumberjacks and punks hugging, the proliferation of hand-painted clothing â€" can be both invigorating and thought provoking.

There may be lines drawn between fine art and crafts, and music and noise, and hobby and self-indulgence, but the 300 visual and performing artists overwhelmingly demonstrate an enthusiasm and engagement with their work â€" and it’s so much freakin’ fun.  â€" Suzy Stump

Filed under: Arts, Culture, Music, Olympia,

October 4, 2007 at 10:10am

Tacoma Symphony names new director

This was slipped under the door at the Weekly Volcano World Headquarters this morning:

  • Following a national search, the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra has named Andrew C. Buelow, of Travese City Michigan, as Executive Director.  Buelow steps into the post vacated in late March by Amy Wigstrom, who left the TSO to serve as Executive Director of the American Heart Association in Tacoma.  The post has been filled in the interim by Lisa Brown, the Tacoma Symphony’s Director of Marketing and Development.  It is expected that Buelow will officially begin his tenure in November.  He will be on hand for the Tacoma Symphony’s opening night concert on October 13.  “We are eager to introduce Andy to the community and look forward to the fresh perspective and creative ideas he will bring to our organization,” said Dr. Richard Bowe, President of the Tacoma Symphony’s Board of Directors.  “We are confident that he and Maestro Felder will work together to define an exciting future for our fine orchestra.”
Filed under: Culture, Tacoma,

October 4, 2007 at 4:41pm

Tacoma Film Festival Top 10

The Weekly Volcano went to press before Tacoma Film Festival Executive Director Philip Cowan could post his Top 10 picks of the festival, but he did drop us a few hints.

Cowan has now posted his picks.  Check them here.

The Tacoma Film Festival starts today.  Here is the schedule. 

Here is where to eat before and after the flicks. â€" Suzy Stump

Filed under: Screens, Tacoma,

October 5, 2007 at 11:46am

Tacoma Film Festival opening night

Filmfestivalopeningnight Tacoma Film Festival’s opening ceremony Thursday at the a.o.c. gallery drew a large crowd. The red carpet was rolled out, photographs were taken by Tacoma’s own Chip Van Gilder and lovely music played.  A buffet of tasty treats was provided by Joeseppi’s. By the looks of the smiling faces and heavenly scents in the air, the Italian fare was a hit.

Many of the filmmakers and actors were in attendance. Actors from “Let Others Suffer,” the opening night film, mingled with the crowd.

After a brief presentation thanking event sponsors, a short grouping of film previewed what was in store for the next week and sparked further interest in many films.

The crowd was a nice mix of ages and appearances from the young local art kids to older film aficionados.

After the drinking and eating merriment, opening night attendees strolled from the a.o.c. gallery to The Grand Cinema to watch comedic short "South 5 - True Grit" and the feature length film "Let Others Suffer."   â€" Jennifer Johnson

Filed under: Screens, Tacoma,

October 5, 2007 at 12:26pm

"Limbo" screens tonight

How much worse can it get for a 30-something guy to have to move back in with Mom and Dad? Not much, some would say. But it can get worse, a lot worse. He could lose his girlfriend, his nightclub, and go bankrupt in the same year, freezing his life in a state of limbo. Tacoma-born Joe Rosati's true story, or something based on his true story, "Limbo," hits the big screen tonight at the Tacoma Film Festival.

Click here for the full story on the production of "Limbo."

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Filed under: Screens, Tacoma,

October 5, 2007 at 3:20pm

Blood Car!

Blood â€" ah, the incomparable joys of October. (December, with its carols and eggnog, is weak.) For those who like their films to come with a bloody, body count, the Capitol Theater offers “Blood Car” Saturday, Oct. 6, at 9 p.m.

Horror, humor, schlock, and sex in a truck in a junkyard. How can you go wrong?

The screening of “Blood Car” is a fund raiser for the 24th annual Olympia Film Festival.  A raffle will be held for two passes to the festival.  And the official festival program will be passed out featuring a nifty Weekly Volcano ad inside.  Sweet.

So take a few hours break from the Tacoma Film Festival and find out what happens when gas reaches $40 a gallon.  It’s bloodshed I tell you! â€" Brad Allen

Filed under: Olympia, Screens,

October 6, 2007 at 8:02am

Tacoma Film Festival Day Two

Filmfesttwo1 Day two of the Tacoma Film Festival filled the theater for the better part of Friday, says Executive Director Phil Cowan.

On deck was "Lobster Tale," a story of a lobstererman (not to be confused with lobsterman, which is like a dude with pincers for hands. Lobstererman is like a fisherman, only for lobster) who finds a clump of miracle moss, and learns that fame and fortune aren't as important as appreciating his wife, son and life in a small Maine fishing town.

Filmfesttwo2 Filmfesttwo3 The film stars Colm Meany, who loses his finger on the blades of his boat's propeller, only to have it return when he rubs it in a can of supernaturally-green moss that he discovered in one of his lobster traps. The chaos that ensues is reminiscent of the chaos that ensues in just about every other film with the whole "family and small town life is way better than being rich and famous" plot line.
Leah Krag dropped dime on the film while she dropped her vote for favorite film.

"It was sweet and subtly moving," she says, with her tongue almost poking through her cheek.

Her only complaint?

"It should have been called 'A Moss Tale'," she says.

Filmfesttwo4 As the lobster movie let out, local piano maestro Diane Walkup poured over upcoming offerings with Anne Seago, wife of that other newspaper's Editorial Page Editor, David Seago. Walkup is a self-proclaimed Tacoma Film Festival junkie.

"Some of these movies pull put the very best in me," she says, naming "Beyond the Call" among films that have impacted her the most.

Want to know something funny? Seago's bio on the Trib's Web site repeats the first paragraph. Go look....quick..... before they fix it and accuse me of lying on the Sunday editorial page. â€" Paul Schrag

Filed under: Screens, Tacoma,

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