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September 3, 2009 at 1:17pm

Grand Impromptu scatter


As you all know by reading the Weekly Volcano, the Grand Impromptu Cooperative Gallery shut down to make room for a fourth screen at The Grand Cinema. The Impromptu artists decided not to relocate, which eliminates the opportunity to all their talent in one location. Bummer.

Thankfully, the Grand Impromptu sent out a press release noting where its members are now showing. Here is the rundown:

Shirley Benton will have her abstract paintings at Artifact Signature Gallery for the month of October, 2009. She will be present for a “Meet the Artists” event Oct. 17 7 p.m. to midnight (21 and over) at the gallery (3218 Eastlake Ave., Seattle).
Dorothy McCuistion currently has a solo show in the gallery at the Tahoma Unitarian Universalist Church (1115 South 56th St., Tacoma) and three pieces in the Rabbitual show at the Two Vaults Gallery (602 S. Fawcett, Tacoma). Look for Dorothy during the Open Studio week-end for Art at Work Month at the studio of LeeAnn Seaburg Perry (4683 N. Lexington, Tacoma).
Printmaker and Sumi-e painter Bill Colby is freakin’ busy:

  • Tacoma Community College’s Northwest Annual, Sept. 1-30
  • Handforth Gallery, Tacoma Public Library, Sept. 8-Oct. 5
  • Northwest Craft Center, Seattle Center, Seattle, Oct, 9-Nov. 12
  • The Gallery at Tahoma Unitarian Universalist Church, Oct. 4-Nov. 11
  • Art At Work Month â€" Open studio on Nov. 7-8

Mirka Hokkanen, a newcomer to the Tacoma scene, will have a solo show of prints and drawings at the Friends Gallery at Lakewold Gardens in the month of November. Also check out her studio (2926 S. Steele St., Tacoma) during November’s Art At Work month.
Becky Frehse received a grant from the Tacoma Artists Initiative Project that will allow her time to make new work for a solo show to open in February, 2010 at The Sandpiper Gallery (2221 N. 30th St., Old Town Tacoma). 

Filed under: Arts, Lakewood, Tacoma,

September 3, 2009 at 4:03pm

Another events room opens


Jake's Remember the times you spent on Jake’s Bar & Bistro’s deck this summer pondering where to present your boring thesis on owl cancer? Sipping a beer too hard to pronounce, soaking in the sun and watching the Steilacoom ferry go back and forth on Jake’s deck â€" it took your mind off owl cancer for a few seconds.

However, reality hit, and you desperately needed a banquet space â€" and you needed it close to Steilacoom where many owl enthusiasts live.

Thankfully, the place you love dearly, Jake’s, just opened up a banquet room. It has a special name â€" Jake’s Celebration Room. Oh, and it’s nice, too. The freakin’ bar is made of exquisite handcrafted mahogany, maple and bamboo.

Here are the details:

Jake’s Celebration Room will accommodate up to 55 people for a sit down lunch or dinner and much more for cocktail parties.  With 15 specialty beers, an assortment of unique wines, a full service bar, and a 50-inch plasma television with state of the art sound system, Jake’s Celebration Room hopes to provide a space everyone will enjoy.  The final touches to the wine display and lighting controls will be complete on Friday morning, for the first event scheduled on Saturday.

So put your owl cancer presentation in order and give owner Jake Hathcock a buzz at 253.365.9981, or send him an e-mail.

Filed under: Food & Drink, Steilacoom,

September 3, 2009 at 4:59pm

Their First Thursday


Volcano-cover-180-9-3 Tacoma's new artist co-op will rear its lovely head with an informal "artwalk" of its facility tonight from 6 to 10 p.m. Wander the studios, galleries and kitchens of the Tac 25 Collective, a live-in artists’ community on Tacoma Avenue.

Desire more information on the Tac 25? Weekly Volcano scribe Mark Thomas Deming paints a lovely picture.

Filed under: Arts, Community, Tacoma,

September 3, 2009 at 5:11pm

Things you see on the way to Stadium Video


Photo A car hooked up to a tow truck caught on fire with flames and all.

September 3, 2009 at 5:37pm

Friday film openings


The-Cove The Cove: an environmental documentary with the heart of a spy thriller.

THE COVE: A heartbreaking documentary, and a certain Oscar nominee, about the use of dolphins in captivity and the mislabeling of the flesh as whale meat.  Includes a central role by Richard O’Barry, who became rich and famous as the trainer of the five dolphins who portrayed Flipper on the TV series, and now feels remorse for his role in the exploitation of this intelligent, human-friendly mammal species.  He joins a dangerous operation to penetrate the defenses of a secret cove in Japan where dolphins are lured to their deaths.  A combination of ecological outrage and the tension of a thriller. Four stars â€" Roger Ebert

[The Grand Cinema, Friday, Sept. 4-Thursday, Sept. 10 2:20, 6:40 and 8:45 p.m., also Saturday-Monday 12:10 p.m., Rated PG-13, 606 Fawcett Ave., Tacoma, 253.593.4474]

Also opening tomorrow: All About Steve, Extract and Gamer.

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

Filed under: Screens,

September 4, 2009 at 12:12am

5 Things To Do: Friday


Beer-Pong 1. Cheers West hosts a Beer Pong Bash at 9 p.m.

2. Olympia Harbor Days Festival opens featuring the arrival of Lady Washington, Hawaiian Chieftan and the Steamship Virginia V from 5-8 p.m. at Percival Landing.

3. Neil Simon's The Star Spangled Girl hits Tacoma Little Theatre's stage at 7:30 p.m.

4. What makes Harlequin Productions' Mating Dance of the Werewolf more than an absurd comedy is that it is so real â€" in a werewolf sort of way. See it tonight at 8 p.m. at the State Theater in Olympia.

5. Going Shopping, Ethereal Weeping, Little Horses play a 7 p.m. all-ages show at The Den inside urbanXchange.

LINK: Live music and DJs in the South Sound

LINK: Local movie starting times

LINK: South Sound Restaurant Guide

September 4, 2009 at 4:36am

Hood metal tonight


Partners-in-crhyme-300-9-3 It all started with some “ill rhymes and a hand-me-down keyboard” and evolved into a hardcore hip-hop act that sounds like maybe they incorporated an 808, a guitarist, and a better herbal jazz cigarette hookup. Partners in Crhyme has been around since 2001, sporting the names “Mr. Penetration” and “Johnny D’ Cron.”

From MySpace: “Mitch Hendrickson’s guitar work is like a concentrated dosage of pure adrenaline hitting the bloodstream after having your teeth kicked in by D’Cron and Penetration’s verbal curb stomping.”

About four years ago, George Clinton said in an interview that he wanted to see more hip-hop and metal hybrids, and was reportedly working with Tool to create what he called “hood-metal.”

Maybe this is what he envisioned. I don’t know. He was pretty high.

[Hell’s Kitchen, with Friday Nights, Island Trybe, Illizim, DJ Lok Skywalker, 9 p.m., $5, 3829 Sixth Ave., Tacoma, 253.759.6003]

Filed under: Music, Tacoma,

September 4, 2009 at 4:58am

Modern day record release


Music-feature-300-9-3 Seattle’s Foghorns, an increasingly popular and hyped band with Wisconsin and Icelandic roots, have scheduled four record release shows â€" one in Iceland, two in Seattle and tonight’s performance at Bob’s Java Jive. To this band, the record release show is as important as ever.

“A CD release should be like a gallery opening. You should be presenting work in front of your peers, people you respect and will hear from again,” says Foghorns leader Bart Cameron.

Read more, a lot more, on the Foghorns here.

[Bob’s Java Jive, Foghorns CD release show with Former Foxes, The Variety Hour, Phantom Fireworks, Friday, Sept. 4, 8 p.m., 2102 S. Tacoma Way, Tacoma, 253.475.9843]

Filed under: Matt Driscoll, Music, Tacoma,

September 4, 2009 at 7:59am

Morning Spew

September 4, 2009 at 2:27pm

Aja and The Royal Scam live


Steeley Dan Iconic Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Steely Dan will roll into the Paramount Theatre on Oct. 12 and 13 Live Nation announced today.

Under the titled “Rent Party ’09 Tour,” Walter Becker and Donald Fagen will perform special setlist shows that include a complete live rendition of albums Aja (Oct. 12) and The Royal Scam (Oct. 13).

Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 11 at LiveNation.com, Tickets.com 24-hour kiosk at the Paramount and Moore Theatres, or charge by phone at 877.STG.4TIX.

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