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February 27, 2010 at 8:52am

5 Things To Do: Igneous Rocks, 253 poetry, Intervision

Igneous Rocks

5SATURDAY, FEB. 27, 2010 >>>

1. The Fan Club in Lakewood has reopened with Tacoma band Igneous Rocks performing at 9 p.m.

2. Hear multicultural aspects of permaculture design and how to include diverse populations in gardening projects from 2-5 p.m. at King's Books.

3. Poetry in the 253 Mouths and Mics - an open mic for poetry, music and stories - runs from 7-10 p.m. at the Café at 744 Market Street in downtown Tacoma.

4. Lakewood Playhouse's You Can't Take It With You - the classic comedy about the Sycamore family that gives up world success to live a happy stress-free life and convince every one they meet to do the same - hits the stage at 8 p.m.

5. Intervision will perform at 9:30 p.m. inside Doyle's Public House.

LINK: Movie showtimes in the South Sound

February 27, 2010 at 9:17am

NIGHT MOVES: Song Sparrow Research, C Average, "All Known Metal Bands"

MUSIC IN THE SOUTH SOUND TONIGHT >>>

ROCK: Created in 2006 as a three-piece, Song Sparrow Research originally cut its teeth as just that - a band exploring the rock based possibilities of a three person, drum, bass, guitar trio. Over time, however, and as is usually the case - interests fluctuated, and new sounds emerged. These days - including Saturday's show at The New Frontier - listeners are likely to hear and see a standup bass, glockenspiel, cello, keyboard and more when the band takes the stage or ventures onto your stereo. Read the full story here. With Santee, Xylophones, $2000 Puma, 9 p.m., The New Frontier Lounge, 301 E. 25th St., Tacoma - Matt Driscoll

HEADY ROCK: The vibe in the room becomes saturated with mountain mist and dragon breath and brilliant chord progressions and sweetly timed tom drums and cymbal crashes. My note taking ceases as I zone out on their heady rock. C Average takes me to space and back, just like a good rock band should. They follow through with a couple more jams, breaking periodically to realign their chemistry. Read my full story here. With the Tide, 9 p.m., $5, Eastside Club Tavern, 410 Fourth Ave., Olympia - Nikki Talotta

BOOK: Dan Nelson, the artist responsible for the book All Known Metal Bands - 300 something pages filled with an alphabetical list of every single metal band of all time (up until the book's 2007 publication) - is genius. Seriously. We don't use the word anywhere near as loosely as the Volcano's Paul Schrag. Tonight, Nelson will be at Northern in Olympia, reading from All Known Metal Bands along with Calving Johnson. It seems destine to be awesome. And genius. Seriously. 7 p.m., free, Northern, 321 Fourth Ave., Olympia - Michael Swan

BLUES AND THEN SOME: Taj Mahal is a true master of music. Period. From blues to funk to gospel to jazz to the Caribbean and back to American roots - Taj bathes in all of it masterfully. He's also the master of selling out the Capitol Theater tonight. 9 p.m., sold out, Capitol Theater, 206 E. Fifth Ave., Olympia - MD

LINK: More live music and DJs in the South Sound tonight

Filed under: Music, Night Moves, Books, Olympia, Tacoma,

March 1, 2010 at 7:26am

5 Things To Do: Dance Film Night, costume chat, evil corporations ...

MONDAY, MARCH 1, 2010 >>>

1. The BareFoot Collective presents Dance Film Night Featuring dance films by artists from New York, California and the Puget Sound 8 p.m. inside the Merlino Art Center. For a list of films, click here.

2. The Arts Commission of the City of Olympia invites local artists and arts organizations to join its March Olympia Community Arts Roundtable on costume design at 6 p.m. inside the Olympia Timberland Library meeting room.

3. Tacoma Community College presents the symposium "Corporations: What Have We Created?" from noon to 3 p.m. in its Auditorium.

4. Jazz with Greta Jane at 8 p.m. inside The Royal Lounge in Olympia

5. Jason Diamond spins roots reggae at 9 p.m. inside The New Frontier Lounge.

LINK: Movie show times for the South Sound

Filed under: 5 Things To Do, Music, Arts, Olympia, Tacoma,

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