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February 4, 2014 at 8:25am

5 Things To Do Today: "The Armstrong Lie," Marissa Meyer "Cress," tango lessons and more ...

In "The Armstrong Lie," filmmaker Alex Gibney witnesses Lance Armstrong's betrayal up close and personal.

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1. The Armstrong Lie is the latest from prolific, Oscar-winning documentarian Alex Gibney, (whose prior work includes We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room and many others). The film chronicles professional charlatan/cyclist Lance Armstrong's fall from grace after the revelation that his superhuman athletic prowess owed to a level of pharmaceutical pseudoscience reminiscent of something out of a Michael Crichton novel. Read Jared Lovrak's review of The Armstrong Lie in the Music & Culture section, then check it out at 2:10 and 6:30 p.m. at The Grand Cinema.

2. Pour at Four wine bar in Tacoma's Proctor District hosts Ross Andrew Mickel of Ross Andrew Winery. Mickel has been heralded as one of the top winemakers in the state garnering great ratings and awards. Enjoy complimentary tastes of Ross wines from 5:30-8 p.m.

3. Best-selling author Marissa Meyer has captured our imaginations in the first two books of her Lunar series. She uses her craft to weave together classic fairy tales with science fiction suspense in Cinder, a cyborg princess adventure based on Cinderella, and Scarlet, a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood and her journey with a street fighter named Wolf. Book three of the series will introduce Meyer fans to Cress, a brilliant Rapunzel-type hacker and perhaps the world's last hope against an evil Queen. All three tales, though separate, share intertwining paths within the same futuristic universe.  The release of Cress will be celebrated at 7 p.m. in the Karen Hill Phillips Center at Pacific Lutheran University. The author will be on hand to sign books and tell a fairy tale or two as only she can do. Read Jackie Fender's full feature on the Cress release party on our Walkie Talkie blog.

4. The ecstatic pulse of the tango: It moves with a painterly look, an exotic atmosphere and the irresistible and insinuating rhythms of the music. That said, the boundaries in tango are very strong. What was inappropriate 60 years ago in an Argentine form is still inappropriate today. Touching your partner on purpose below the solar plexus is not acceptable. There's no tummy-to-tummy contact. People connect with an embrace that is not sexual; it's a sensual embrace. And it lasts only as long as the music lasts. If that doesn't turn you off, BackStreet Tango teaches a beginner Argentine tango class on Tuesdays concentrating on the elements of the dance for relaxed free flowing movement. It's cool if you're single. 

5. The 1230 Room probably has you at "$4 lemon drops," but you also may be interested in the downtown Olympia club's Tuesday deep, tech and progressive house night "Deep Tuesdays." It launches at 9 p.m. with drink specials, no cover and resident DJs Alex Bosi and Evan Mould.

LINK: Tuesday, Feb. 4 arts and entertainment events in the greater Tacoma and Olympia area


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