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August 7, 2008 at 8:45am

Market Challenge Week

SUZY STUMP: WIN FREE STUFF >>>

Win a free bag full of market goods at the Tacoma Farmers Market as part of the Washington State Farmers Market Week Challenge. Come to the Farmers Market Booth, located in front of LeRoy Jewelers on Broadway, to pick up a Challenge Flyer for details and more information on how to enter to win a free bag of market goods. 

Filed under: Contest, Food & Drink, Tacoma,

August 7, 2008 at 9:00am

Weekend stage picks

STEVE DUNKELBERGER: THEATER THURSDAY >>>

Oklahoma!
Capital Playhouse is staging a gem of a show. The Olympia theater that can do no wrong is bringing the South Sound Oklahoma!, which is the first musical play written by the theater royalty team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.

Set in Oklahoma Territory outside the town of Claremore in 1906, the show features two tangled triangles of characters â€" Laurey, a pretty young girl, and the two men who love her, the clean-cut Curly and the more sinister Jud Fry; and the more light-hearted trio of Ado Annie and her two suitors, Will Parker, and a traveling peddler, Ali Hakim. Troy Arnold Fisher, pulls double duty as director and music director of this show and has brought back many of the strong talents from this summer’s cast of Children of Eden, including Gabriella Guilfoil staring as Laurey and Bailey Boyd as Ado Annie. Sean Stinnett sung his way into the lead role of Curly McLain.

[KJM Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, also 2 p.m. Sunday, $10-$15, South Puget Sound Community College, 2011 Mottman Road, Olympia, 360.943.2744

The Tempest: Caliban's Revenge
Shakespeare In the Parking Lot will be staging a free showing of The Tempest: Caliban's Revenge, a tragic comedy of survival at the Tacoma Art Museum as part of its A Midsummer’s Night Community Festival Friday.

[Tacoma Art Museum, Friday, Aug. 8, 5:15 p.m., no cover, 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, 253.272.4258]

LINK: Showcase Tacoma arts festival
LINK: Weekly Volcano review of Urinetown
LINK: Viva South Sound arts and entertainment calendar

August 7, 2008 at 9:20am

Asperity of a legend

BOBBLE TIKI: BREAKFAST WITH BOBBLE TIKI >>>

THE DAILY WORDBreakfastaffairs112707

Asperity \as-PAIR-uh-tee\, noun:
1. Roughness of surface; unevenness.
2. Roughness or harshness of sound; a quality that grates upon the ear.
3. Roughness of manner; severity; harshness.

USAGE EXAMPLE: “Where the hell is my AARP card,” Brett Favre said with asperity.

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Filed under: Music, News To Us, Olympia, Screens, Tacoma,

August 7, 2008 at 10:08am

News to us

MICHEAL SWAN: WEEKLY VOLCANO’S MUDROOM >>>

Today, while you eagerly count the hours until the start of Showcase Tacoma tomorrow, your best course of karmic action is to spin around and tap your ruby heels together three times and with the Helio Sequence blasting in your iPod exclaim there's no place like Tacoma … there’s no place like Tacoma:

ICE ABUSE MAY EXISTS: Abuse at the Northwest Detention Center

RADIO8BALL SHAKEN: Andras Jones and Tammy T in court

SHOWCASE TACOMA MUSIC: Interview with the Helio Sequence

SHOWCASE TACOMA ART: Paul Schrag looks at the knit-in and more

THE METER: Above average week in Pierce County

Filed under: News To Us, Tacoma,

August 7, 2008 at 10:19am

A dive with a heart

STEPH DEROSA: VALLEY PUB >>>

Barexamvalleypub I made a new best friend at Valley Pub on Pacific Highway, and she goes by “Roxy.” The minute I walked into Valley Pub Roxy introduced herself, called me cute, and we took off as friends from there. The manager (I think her name was Vaughn) checked my ID while complimenting me the whole while. This was eerily fantastic, as I had never before walked into a true dive where the only two women in the house were so unbelievably warm and inviting.

Check what else I found here.

LINK: Bar Exam archive

Filed under: Food & Drink, Steph DeRosa, Tacoma,

August 7, 2008 at 12:41pm

The Tacoma Files: Taylor Buck

DANIEL BLUE: MEET TAYLOR BUCK >>>

Tacomafilestaylorbuck Tacomafilesart I met Taylor Buck at the Warehouse, I think; actually maybe I met her at my house before I moved to the Warehouse. Or maybe I met her in another life when we were brother and sister baby wolves. That's what it feels like: like we will grow up to be the best hunters in the pack.

In this life Taylor and I became friends because she is so smart, and I like to surround myself with people that are smarter than I am. A lover of photography, she has recently graduated from the Running Start Program at Tacoma Community College and is planning to attend Shimer College in Chicago, Ill., this fall.

Taylor spent a lot of time in Mexico at an early age. When her family returned she found herself strangely different than the people in American high school and decided that Running Start was probably her only option for a comfortable education experience.

A linear thinker and far more responsible at 18 than I will be at 35; Taylor is the kind of woman who is willing to take her destiny into her own very capable hands. 

I have no doubt that she will succeed at whatever she puts her mind to. She is determined and brilliant, and also adorably cute when she is moody - like in the picture above.

LINK: The Tacoma Files archive

Filed under: Community, Tacoma, Tacoma Files,

August 7, 2008 at 12:56pm

Tacoma Photo of the Day

Filed under: Photo of the Day, Tacoma,

August 7, 2008 at 1:57pm

More noise ordinance talk in Oly

MATT DRISCOLL: HOW MANY DECIBELS IS TOO MANY? >>>

Yesterday in Olympia, during the very convenient hours of 2 â€" 4 p.m., the Olympia City Council’s General Government Committee held an informal meeting to explain to residence, bar owners, musicians, and anyone else who cared to listen the ins and outs of Olympia’s proposed noise ordinance.

The meeting also served as an opportunity for residence to once again voice their concerns over the proposed noise ordinance. Of the estimated 30-40 people who attended, over 90% were against the proposal- which would place a noise limit on downtown establishments of 60 decibels at night and 65 during the day.

However, there’s a good chance the ordinance will be modified before it goes before a vote of the Olympia City Council. The General Government Committee is expected to deliberate and make a recommendation to the full council on Aug 19. There’s no date currently set for a full council vote on the noise ordinance.

Pit Kwiecinski, owner of the Brotherhood Lounge in Olympia, attended yesterday’s meeting and offered his thoughts to the Weekly Volcano.

“The meeting ran from 2pm to 4pm which basically excluded anyone who worked normal business hours. Of the 40 I would say 35 or so were opposed to the Noise Ordinance. This I know because they had a show of hands first for, and then against. It looked like there were 3 or 4 bar owners present, a number of musicians and some downtown residents,” says Kwiecinski.  There was a very clear explanation given of how the ordinance would be enforced. Basically, once a noise complaint was received, the noise from the nightclub would be measured from the property line of the complaining party. This measurement would not be done by the police but rather by an Olympia Code Enforcement officer.”

“Some suggestions were offered to the city: allow a higher decibel level on Friday and Saturday nights, change the 65db allowed time from 10pm to 11pm, create an entertainment district with no db limits. The city seemed receptive to the first two suggestions, not so much the third,” Kwiecinski continued.

“I came away from the meeting with a little better education on noise issues and an impression that perhaps the city would be somewhat flexible if and when they adopt the Downtown Noise Ordinance. There current proposal is more lenient than the state standard, the standard adopted by Seattle and Tacoma, or so we were told. I feel if they were to allow 65db on Friday and Saturdays after 10pm it would be a lot easier to work with. I'm not optimistic that the noise ordinance can be stopped, just hopeful that in its final draft it can be somewhat reasonable and fair to both downtown residents AND the nightclubs.”

August 7, 2008 at 4:17pm

Club Vertigo sold

BRAD ALLEN: JOEY G TO HIT THE ROAD AGAIN >>>

Concert promoter and club owner Joe Gingerella sold Club Vertigo in Tacoma to an unnamed company who plans to remodel the South Tacoma Way rock club into an upscale restaurant. Joey G, as he’s known throughout the land, sold the club to spend more time with his bands Jet Black Stare and Atomic Outlaws he states in a release sent to the Weekly Volcano World Headquarters.

“We Thank the Tacoma music scene as it is a great place for a club and we have had fun with all our friends and the bands that played the club and I wish them all good luck,” he writes in the release.

Apparently, Joey G also landed another movie roll that stars Nicholas Cage. It will begin filming in November.

Good luck Joey G.

Filed under: Club News, Food & Drink, Music, Tacoma,

August 7, 2008 at 5:14pm

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