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June 18, 2009 at 12:15am

5 Things To Do: Thursday

MICHAEL SWAN: THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2009 >>>

Silvia 1. Tonight, homegrown filmmakers Margo Pelletier and Lisa Thomas will tell Silvia Baraldini’s story at the Capitol Theater. If you’re proud of how the United States government deals with dissidents, Freeing Silvia Baraldini is likely to make you think twice. Read the full story here.

2. It’s no cover Reggae Night at Doyle’s Public House featuring Zachary Lujan and friends beginning at 7 p.m.

3. Second City Chamber Series presents violinists Jennifer Caine and Brittany Boulding, violist Laura Renz and cellist Page Smith performing the impressionist string quartets of Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel and more at 6:30 p.m. at Lakewold Gardens in Lakewood.

4. After dusting off their Ma Chihuly’s Floats and gently reinstalling them on Richard Rhodes’ Stone Wave art thingy, Tacoma Art Museum offer you the chance to make your own floats from found and recycled materials at 6 p.m. Then, they will hold our hands for the journey across the street toTollefson Plaza where we can float our new joys in the plaza’s fountain.

5. Harlequin Productions stages Sixties Chicks, a look at the founding mothers of rock and roll at 8 p.m.

LINK: Live music and DJs in the South Sound

LINK: Local movie starting times

LINK: South Sound Restaurant Guide

LINK: Wine and beer events

June 18, 2009 at 3:40am

Drinking in the Sun

MATT DRISCOLL: OUR KIND OF NATURE RETREAT >>>

Volcano-cover-article-6_18 Drinking inside is great. Drinking in the rain can be comforting. Drinking in the basement of your mom’s house can ease the pain.

But, really, does anything beat drinking a refreshing adult beverage outside in the Northwest summer at one of our area’s many bar and restaurant decks and patios?

The hardworking and stone-livered scribes that make the Weekly Volcano tick have put together a list to end all lists â€" the Weekly Volcano’s Drinking in the Sun survival guide to getting buzzed on a South Sound deck or patio. It’s kind of a mouthful, but that’s how we like it here at the Volcano.

Drink it up here

June 18, 2009 at 5:04am

Creative feast

ANNOUNCER: SMACK IT UP, FLIP IT, RUB IT DOWN IN OLYMPIA >>>

Dish-feature-article-6_18 Hot Iron Mongolian Grill in Olympia, in setup alone, is as straightforward as it gets. Get a refrigerated salad bar table complete with sneeze guard, and keep it stocked with fresh stir-fry ingredients and sauces. Secure one massive, round flattop grill and situate it in the main dining room where patrons can be enthralled watching flames shoot into the exhaust hood above as the dishes they created themselves are cooked before their very eyes. Compared to the traditional dining process of ordering from a menu and having the food prepared out of sight and delivered to you with no fanfare, the Hot Iron interactive experience is easy hands-on food fun.

Read Jake and Jason de Paul's full review here.

Filed under: Food & Drink, Olympia,

June 18, 2009 at 9:03am

Mid morning music news

Filed under: Music, Weekly Volcano,

June 18, 2009 at 9:04am

Morning Spew

June 18, 2009 at 9:37am

Nosh Pit: new wine flights, martini club

JAKE DE PAUL:THURSDAY FOOD LINKS >>>

Martini Club: The Varsity Grill will be featuring Firefly vodka as part of its club tonight from 5-7 p.m.

Diet Tips: Five ways to manage your weight from a professional eater.

Seafood Watch: Sustainable seafood choices iPhone app.


Today's South Sound Special

Harbor Greens Wine Bar inside the Forza Coffee Shop in Gig Harbor now has wine flights. The Light & White Flight ($10), Get a Red, Fred Flight ($12) and First Class Imports Flight ($10) offer three pours each.

Right now the Forza is packed with chatter and country music.  Beginning at 4 p.m., Wednesday-Saturday, they begin pouring wine and serving tapas.

Check it out at 5275 Olympic Dr. N.W. next to Harbor Greens Market.

LINK: Drink on a deck or patio today

Filed under: Food & Drink, Gig Harbor, Nosh Pit,

June 18, 2009 at 1:19pm

Chairlift to heaven?

JAKE DE PAUL: WASHINGTON STATE'S HIGHEST RESTAURANT >>>

First Tracks!! Online Ski Magazine wrote a little ditty on tomorrow's opening of the Summit House restaurant at Crystal Mountain.

Crystal Mountain, WA - Washington's Crystal Mountain ski area is opening Friday for its summer operations, including mountain-top dining and lift rides through September 7. Sunset Dinners are offered Fridays and Saturdays, while a Brunch buffet and scenic lift rides will be available on Sundays. At the newly renovated 6,872 foot Summit House restaurant, the highest in the state, guests dine with a birds-eye view of Mt. Rainier and the Cascade Range following a scenic chairlift ride on the Chinook and Rainier Express chairlifts to and from the top of Crystal.


Read the full article here.

Filed under: Food & Drink,

June 18, 2009 at 3:13pm

Tiki notes

BOBBLE TIKI: A LOOK AT WHAT BOBBLE TIKI HAS SCRAWLED IN HIS LOCAL MUSIC NOTEBOOK THIS WEEK >>>

Waves and Radiation This is an experiment of sorts, so bare with Bobble Tiki.

In school, Bobble Tiki rarely took notes â€" so he’s not sure why the powers that be at the Weekly Volcano think he’s capable of a South Sound music news and notes column â€" but they do. So he’s going to give them one. Hang on …

Local rockers Waves and Radiation are calling it a day, or a career, or whatever. The lyric-less troupe of atmospheric and powerful churners lost drummer Brad Edwards earlier this year to the circumstances of life (he wanted to spend more time with his dog), and now the entire band has decided to pack it up. Of course, with guitarist Phil Stevens heading to the East Coast, it made the decision a lot easier. According to the remaining members of Waves, the band will continue to play together under a different moniker. And they’ll also put out all the material they’ve recorded as Waves and Radiation since the release of the band’s debut disc, Whom the Gods Notice They Destroy at some point. Waves will play one last show this Friday at Bob’s Java Jive.

The F***ing Eagles are working on a concept album, as you may have heard. The news first broke via the band’s MySpace page earlier this month. Apparently, the disc is scheduled for an August release, will be called Midnight Sour, and will be celebrated at a record release party at The New Frontier on August 21. Bobble Tiki caught up with F***ing Eagles’ drummer Stu, who had this to say about the “concept” â€" “I guess if there’s a general theme it would be about disruption of the (Tacoma) party time continuum.”

And, finally, Wintergrass decided to formally ditch Tacoma this week. Apparently there are cheaper rooms available for the festival in Bellevue.

Which leads Bobble Tiki to his thought of the week: WTF!?!

Filed under: Bobble Tiki, Music, Tacoma,

June 18, 2009 at 3:23pm

SideBar Bistro, Hot Rod Dog

JAKE DE PAUL: NEW DINING OPTIONS ON TACOMA AVE. >>>

Forward Tacoma reports that with generous support two new restaurants will grace Tacoma Avenue.

There’s new life coming to Tacoma Avenue! SideBar Bistro will open at 1101 Tacoma Avenue South by the beginning of September at the site of the former Kelly’s Restaurant in the historic Samuel Robertson building. Tacoma Community Redevelopment Authority will support this new venture with a $150,000 low-interest loan that owners Thomas and JoAnna Irick will pay back over the next five years.

The Irick’s, who since 2005 have operated the Hot Rod Dog at 1742 Pacific Ave. in the Old West Coast Grocery Building across from Union Station, will receive another $50,000 loan to expand that business. They will add sandwiches and paninis to their menu at the Pacific Ave. location, and will open a new Hot Rod Dog location next to SideBar Bistro.


Read the full story here

Filed under: Business, Food & Drink, Tacoma,

June 18, 2009 at 4:08pm

Friday film openings

MICHAEL SWAN: ON THE BIG SCREEN TOMORROW >>>

EASY VIRTUE: A young Brit (Ben Barnes) brings his dashing American love (Jessica Biel) home to meet his parents (Kristin Scott Thomas and Colin Firth) with unsettling results.  The early Noel Coward play is adapted with wit and style. Read full review here.

Also opening tomorrow: The Proposal, Shall We Kiss and Year One.

Discover what the hell these films are about and when they screen here.

Filed under: Lakewood, Olympia, Screens, Tacoma,

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