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November 9, 2009 at 12:12am

5 Things To Do: Monday

MICHAEL SWAN: MONDAY, NOV. 9, 2009 >>>

Graphicnovel 1. The Graphic Novel Book Club discusses The Walking Dead, Vol. I: Days Gone By by Robert Kirkman et al at 7 p.m. inside the Tentwentytwo South lounge in Tacoma.

2. Tacoma basket artist Jill Nordfors Clark, recently in a prominent group show at Bellevue Art Museum, shows her delicate Native-inspired work from noon to 5 p.m. at Sandpiper Gallery.

3. The Olympia Film Festival continues its run at the Capitol Theater with 3:30 p.m. free shorts, 6 p.m. Rachel, 8:30 p.m. H For Hunger and 10:30 p.m. The Wild And Wonderful Whites of West Virginia.

4. The Tacoma Cult Movie Club screens films under the theme "Giallo â€" Same Rigmarole," plus raffles, at 7 p.m. inside the Acme Grub Cage.

5. Blues Redemption hits The Swiss’ stage at 8 p.m.

LINK: Live music and DJs in the South Sound

LINK: Local movie starting times

LINK: South Sound Restaurant Guide

November 9, 2009 at 8:16am

Art at Work: Open Adult Ballet, Holiday Glass Works

MICHAEL SWAN: ONE CITY. 30 DAYS. WHAT WILL YOU DO? >>>
 
Art at Work Month: Monday, Nov. 9

November 2009 marks the eighth anniversary of Art at Work: Tacoma Arts Month. There is something for everyone to enjoy throughout the month: lectures, music, dance performances, readings, workshops, theater performances, visual art exhibits and more.

Here are today’s highlights:

MLKBallet hosts a free Open Adult Ballet class at 7:15 p.m. inside the Urban Grace Church at 902 Market St. in Tacoma.

Manitou Art Center offers a Holiday Glass Works class at 6:30 p.m.

There are many more events today. For a complete Art at Work schedule, click here.

Filed under: Art at Work Month, Arts, Tacoma,

November 9, 2009 at 8:26am

U2 360° Tour coming to Qwest Field

MICHAEL SWAN: US 2010 >>>

U2 Live Nation announced that U2 is coming back to Seattle:

SEATTLE, WA - Having performed in a limited number of North American cities in 2009, U2 360° is set to touch down in a new set of stadiums next summer including stops in Anaheim; Denver; Oakland; Seattle; Edmonton; East Lansing; Miami; Philadelphia and Montreal. Due to overwhelming demand, U2 360° will also return for one night only in Toronto and Chicago before finishing the North American leg in New York at the New Meadowlands Stadium.
 
U2 2010 will offer fans who missed out a new opportunity to experience the U2 stadium spectacle. Tickets for U2's June 20th Qwest Field performance will go on sale next Monday, November 16th, at 10 AM.  Tickets will be available at LiveNation.com and Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster retail outlets, or via Ticketmaster Charge-By-Phone at (800) 745-3000. Prices for Qwest Field are $253.50, $98.50, $58.50 and $33.50 plus all applicable service charges.
 

With a cylindrical video system of interlocking LED panels, and a steel structure rising 150 feet from the floor over a massive stage with rotating bridges, the band has truly created an intimate 360º experience for concert goers. In keeping with the concept that this tour is more about a unique staging configuration with excellent sight-lines, tickets for the U2 360° 2010 tour will once again be scaled so that 85 percent of the tickets are priced at less than $95.00, general admission floor tickets at $55.00 and at least 10,000 tickets per venue priced at $30.00.
 
Full details of all dates and on-sale information as well as multiple imagery and video of the unique production and seating positions can be found at www.U2.com.

Filed under: Concert Alert, Music,

November 9, 2009 at 1:18pm

Tacoman wins spot on TODAY’s man panel

MICHAEL SWAN: STEVE HAVERLY WILL BE ON THE GUYS TELL ALL PANEL >>>

Guystellall Last week we announced that Tacomans James Hume and Steve Haverly were in the finals to be on the TODAY’s Show Guys Tell All panel. This morning on the national morning show Haverly was announced the winner.

Haverly will fly to New York City tomorrow morning. Thursday morning, he’ll be sitting on the panel answering relationship questions from women on the streets.

Congratulations Steve.

Below is a video of this morning’s announcement on television. Scroll to the 8-minute mark or you will want to poke your eyes out with a pencil.

Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy

Filed under: Screens, Tacoma,

November 9, 2009 at 1:37pm

Rooster Rock CD release

MICHAEL SWAN: THE FABULOUS WAILERS WILL PERFORM AT THE SWISS >>>

As we reported back in late September, The Fabulous Wailers debuted their new CD, Rooster Rock, at the new Stonegate Pizza. It was a quiet affair, to say the least.

Thursday, Nov. 19, the Tacoma legends will celebrate the new CD again â€" this time with a full-on bash at The Swiss beginning at 7 p.m.

Filed under: Concert Alert, Music, Tacoma,

November 9, 2009 at 1:56pm

Good, free music

MICHAEL SWAN: KEEP AN EYE (AND EAR) ON DOYLE’S >>>

Robbiewalden Thought I would alert you to a few great, free shows coming up at Doyle’s Public House.

Robbie Walden & the Gun Slingers will perform boot stompin’ tunes this Thursday at 8 p.m.

Moby Grape guitarist Jerry Miller performs his legendary blues-rock Saturday, Nov. 14.

Doyle’s hosts its monthly St. Practice Day (training for St. Patrick’s Day) Tuesday, Nov. 17 with Latin gypsy funk band All Night Yard Sale featuring Doyle’s bartender Jesse Turcotte on guitar.

The Missionary Position brings its moody rock to Doyle’s Thursday, Nov. 19.

No cover for any of the above shows. Snug.

Filed under: Concert Alert, Music, Tacoma,

November 9, 2009 at 2:46pm

Have you been to Club El Tenampa?

JAKE DE PAUL: MEXICAN RESTAURANT AND MASSIVE CLUB OFF 38TH STREET >>>

El-Tenampa Two hombres drank Coronas in the corner; one with a belt buckle is the size of small land mine. It read "Mexico."

Six senoritas sipped margaritas and laughed (I’m positive at me) in the other corner.

Sixteen mules for Sister Sara could fit between the two tables.

Last night I paid a visit to the new El Tenampa Mexican Restaurant off 38th Street in Tacoma. At 5 p.m. it was empty beside the two said tables in the bar. The large dining room sat silent. The massive Club El Tenampa â€" one of the biggest in Tacoma â€" in the other room was also empty. Eight employees work diligently the entire hour I sat in the bar, enjoying my spicy, delicious chile verde.

I should mention the two tables never took their eyes off me.

I did manage to discover that the club has been open two months. A huge stage sits before a large dance floor, which is backed by rows and rows of tables. National and local touring bands performing grupera, Mexican cumbia and other Latin dance music fill the space every Friday and Saturday night.

The restaurant decorated with bright wood and rock has been open for three weeks serving a limited menu of authentic Mexican fare.

Have you been yet?

[El Tenampa Mexican Restaurant, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday, 3121 S. 38th St, Tacoma, 253.473.1907]

Filed under: Food & Drink, Tacoma,

November 9, 2009 at 6:29pm

Deck The Hall Ball on sale Saturday

MICHAEL SWAN: PA RUM PUM PUM PUM >>>

KNDD 107.7 The End announced the line up and location for Deck The Hall Ball 2009.  This year’s Deck The Hall Ball goes down Tuesday Dec. 15 inside the WaMu Theater at Qwest Field Events Center in downtown Seattle.

The theme is “Electronic Drummer Boy.” Neat.

The line up will be Muse, 30 Seconds To Mars, Metric, Phoenix and Vampire Weekend.
 
Tickets are $44.50 and “Friends of The End” will be able to buy tickets through an exclusive pre-sale offer beginning Thursday, Nov. 12 at 10 a.m.  Public on-sale will begin Saturday, Nov. 14 at 10 a.m.  Tickets available for purchase at the Qwest Field Box Office, Ticketmaster locations, charge by phone at 800.745.3000 or online at Ticketmaster.com.  For more information about Deck The Hall Ball 2009 and to become a “Friend of The End” go to www.1077theend.com.  All tickets subject to applicable service charges and fees, of course.

Filed under: Concert Alert, Music,

November 10, 2009 at 12:12am

5 Things To Do: Tuesday

MICHAEL SWAN:TUESDAY, NOV. 10, 2009 >>>

11-10-5-things 1. Garbage Dreams, the story of three teenage boys born into the trash trade and growing up in the world's largest garbage village, on the outskirts of Cairo, will screen at 4 p.m. during the Olympia Film Festival.

2. Thirty-two of Washington’s clay artists show at a juried exhibition at The Art Stop inside Le Roy Jewelers, with work ranging from bowls to abstract to the surreal from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

3. The Love Tacoma organization will talk about Tacoma and quite frankly love Tacoma over discounted food and drinks from 5:30-7:30 p.m. followed by saxophonist Kareem Kandi hosts an open jazz jam at 9 p.m. inside SAX Restaurant and Lounge on Sixth Avenue.

4. Violinists Maria Sampen and Timothy Christie, cellist Virginia Dziekonski and violist Tom Dziekonski will perform and discuss Dmitri Shostakovich's deeply personal String Quartet No. 8, Opus 110 at 7 p.m. inside the Slavonian Hall in Old Town Tacoma. The concert is free.

5. DJ Omar spins at 10 p.m. inside Jazzbones.

LINK: Live music and DJs in the South Sound

LINK: Local movie starting times

LINK: South Sound Restaurant Guide

November 10, 2009 at 4:22am

Art at Work: Achieving Success as an Artist

MICHAEL SWAN: ONE CITY. 30 DAYS. WHAT WILL YOU DO? >>>
 
Art at Work Month: Tuesday, Nov. 10

November 2009 marks the eighth anniversary of Art at Work: Tacoma Arts Month. There is something for everyone to enjoy throughout the month: lectures, music, dance performances, readings, workshops, theater performances, visual art exhibits and more.

Here are today’s highlights:

The Tacoma Art Place hosts Marsha Glaziere and her chat "Achieving Success as an Artist: How Does One Get There?" at 7 p.m.

PLU's University Symphony Orchestra performs Hovland's "Concerto for Flute and Orchestra" featuring piccolo soloist Jennifer Rhyne and guest composer James Romig. The orchestra will also perform the world premiere of Romig's Glaciers. 

There are many more events today. For a complete Art at Work schedule, click here.

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