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June 12, 2009 at 5:20am

Nosh Pit

JAKE DE PAUL: FRIDAY FOOD LINKS >>>

Coming Tuesday: Fine dining at Bates Technical College

Cherry Love: Bing cherries at Pacific Grill

Lunch: Grab a bite at Upper Crust Bistro


Today’s South Sound Specials

Dusted Valley and Boomtown tasting, 3-6 p.m., complimentary, Water to Wine, 9014 Peacock Hill Ave., Gig Harbor, 253.853.9463.

Fridays Uncorked wine tasting, 5-7:30 p.m., $12, Bayview School of Cooking, 516 Fourth Ave. W., Olympia, 360.754.1448.

LINK: South Sound Restaurant Guide

Filed under: Food & Drink, Nosh Pit, Tacoma,

June 12, 2009 at 8:19am

Top Heavy Crush terminated

BOBBLE TIKI: TACOMA'S THC PLAYS ONE LAST SHOW TONIGHT >>>

Top Heavy Crush Oh dear lord! The pain. The empty feeling. The loss of purpose.

It’s almost too much to take.

No, Bobble Tiki isn’t talking about recent life around Weekly Volcano World Headquarters â€" though much of the above certainly applies. Rather, Bobble Tiki is talking about the band known as Top Heavy Crush â€" a T-town fixture for the last five years â€" who recently announced they’ll be playing their final show tonight at Hell’s Kitchen.

Say it aint so!

To check out Bobble Tiki's full article, click here.

Filed under: Bobble Tiki, Music, Tacoma,

June 12, 2009 at 8:44am

Morning Spew

June 12, 2009 at 10:04am

Let’s put on a show!

STEVE DUNKELBERGER: TACOMA LITTLE THEATRE LOOKS AT THE BUDDY HOLLY LEGEND >>>

I have to say that Tacoma Little Theatre’s production of The Buddy Holly Story well exceeded my expectations and even got me laughing and smiling from time to time. At the center of why the show worked is the “Let’s put on a show” sort of feel it had at the community theater.

Director Brett Carr takes the show to a high level by using the theater’s revolving stage as a transition device as the show flows from one scene to the next. The stage becomes a recording studio or Holly’s house with a flick of a few switches and a few seconds of on-stage rotating of the sets.

Read my full review here.

[Tacoma Little Theatre, through June 28, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, $18-$22, 210 N. I St., Tacoma, 253.272.2281]

June 12, 2009 at 10:14am

Lovely Alice

ALEC CLAYTON: RON HINSON IN WONDERLAND >>>

Visual-edge-article-6_11 It’s been four years since I last reviewed Ron Hinson. At that time he was showing a series of paintings based on Aesop’s Fables â€" children’s book illustrations elevated to fine art with wit and a fine eye for color and design. What he did for Aesop then he’s now done for Alice in Wonderland, and you can see these delightful paintings at Childhood’s End in Olympia.

Read my full review here.

[Childhood’s End Gallery, Ron Hinson, through July 12, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, 222 Fourth Ave. W, downtown Olympia, 360.943.3724]

Photo: Ron Hinson's Who Are You? Off With Their Heads, acrylic and oil crayon

Filed under: Alec Clayton, Arts, Olympia,

June 12, 2009 at 10:56am

Frankly my dear, I give a damn

STEVE DUNKELBERGER: THE GOLDEN AGE OF RADIO IN LAKEWOOD >>>

Lakewood-Playhouse-612 Lakewood Playhouse hosted a one-night only evening of radio, tasty finger foods, and fine wines last night as a way to celebrate the Golden Age of Radio with adaptations of the radio plays The Maltese Falcon and Casablanca.

The one-time event was part of the Lakewood Playhouse’s 70th Anniversary celebration.

Lakewood Playhouse Production Manager James Venturini not only directed the show but played the role of the hard-boiled detective in the Maltese show. He nailed it.

Lakewood Players produce worthy radio stage shows. The next radio show will be Bram Stoker's Dracula for Halloween. Plan for it now.

June 12, 2009 at 2:16pm

Night Moves

STEVE DUNKELBERGER: SNAPPED THIS LAST NIGHT AT HELL’S KITCHEN >>>

Mephitis Members of the Tacoma-based Mephitis banged their heads at Hell's Kitchen to a crowd that can best be described at small but dedicated to the cause. According to their hideous Myspace page, they'll be back at the Kitchen June 15.

LINK: This is going down tonight at Hell’s Kitchen

Filed under: Music, Steve Dunkelberger, Tacoma,

June 12, 2009 at 3:00pm

Hey bartender! Have you heard? ...

MICHAEL SWAN: TODAY’S HAPPY HOUR DISCUSSION TOPIC >>>

LINK: South Sound happy hours

Filed under: Food & Drink, Screens,

June 12, 2009 at 4:30pm

Bourdain and Dula

WEEKLY VOLCANO: A PICTURE SAYS A THOUSAND WORDS >>>
Bourdain

Filed under: Chuck Dula, Food & Drink,

June 13, 2009 at 12:15am

5 Things To Do: Saturday

MICHAEL SWAN: SATURDAY, JUNE 13, 2009 >>>

5-Things-Heather 1. Gallery Madera hosts an opening reception for Fluidity of Form â€" an exhibition featuring paintings by Kelsey Parkhurst and sculptures by Heather Cornelius â€" from 5-8 p.m.

2. SiteWorks 2009 is a highly organized, grant-funded and professionally curated dance performance staged on three outdoor plazas at the Museum of Glass at 4 p.m. and June 13 and 14 at 2 p.m. Read the full story here.

3. Bo Cappabianca will sing and play acoustic guitar and piano â€" dabbling in a bit of Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Alice in Chains and Nirvana â€" from 8-1 0 p.m. at the Cork Wine Bar.

4. Dockyard Derby Dames beat each other up beginning at 6 p.m. at the Tacoma Soccer Center.

5. Tempest Lounge resident DJs Mr. Clean, Omar, Dab and Big Chuck spin house music beginning at 9 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

Photo: Heather Cornelius' Disfigures Mothers Series, No.1, detail

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