5 THINGS TO DO TODAY: Art Appreciation Night at Cheney Stadium, Momenti Rubati, "Parenthetically Speaking," and more ...

By Volcano Staff on August 29, 2011

MONDAY, AUG. 29, 2011 >>>

1. Not only is catching a Rainiers game the quintessential American minor league baseball experience, but the newly-renovated Cheney Stadium is just plain awesome. One of the highlights of the new Cheney is the public art, which will be dedicated tonight as part of Art Appreciation Night. A tour of the artwork will start at 5:30 p.m., with dance performances featuring Fab 5 and Rhubarb to follow. The special $9.95 ticket price (which includes hot dog, a drink and chips) will only be offered in advance. Call 253.752.7707 ext. 184.

2. Get down with Momenti Rubati tonight at the Royal Lounge in Olympia. Or, peruse the Volcano's extensive live local music listings here.

3. DJ Melodica is kind of a genius. This is just one of the reasons locals rave about the Micro Mondays he leads at Magoo's Annex in North Tacoma. Expect punk, post punk, New Wave, early electronica, garage and more.

4. In last Thursday's issue, Volcano art critic Alec Clayton weighed in on the new Mildred Howard exhibit at Tacoma's Museum of Glass, Parenthetically Speaking: It's Only a Figure of Speech. Today, judge the art for yourself.

5. Some of the best sand sculpting artists in the entire world have been putting their sand-molding skills on display in Federal Way since Aug. 18. Think we're pulling your leg? Fat chance. Drop in on the World Class Sand Sculpting Tournament of Champions today at Hillside Plaza. Find details more here.

LINK: Arts and entertainment events in the South Sound

LINK: Live music tonight in the South Sound