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April 8, 2014 at 7:49am

5 Things To Do Today: Battlefield Band, Be Calm Honcho, Commencement Bay Haiku and more ...

Battlefield Band helped originate and model a type of Celtic ensemble that's since garnered an international audience.

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1. While pipes and whistles could also describe half the Volcano's staff's college years, more accurately (and relevant to this attempt at blurb-sized information spreading) it's the description given to the Battlefield Band, scheduled for 8 p.m. in Traditions Café and World Folk Art.The Battlefield Band has led and been at the forefront of a great revival in Scottish music. Enjoy the unmistakable fusion of old songs and music with ancient and modern instruments. In the last couple of years the band has added a very dynamic young fiddler and piper Ewen Henderson who performed with the band at their last Traditions show. He joins talented musicians Sean O'Donnell, Alasdair White and Mike Katz. If you know anything about Scottish music, you have all ready bought your tickets.

2. Claude Lanzmann built Shoah, his nine-hour, 1985 Holocaust documentary, from more than 350 hours of footage - interviews, staged scenes, silent European landscapes as seen from a passing train, their secrets reborn in tender shades of green. At the age of 85, Lanzmann revisited footage from his groundbreaking Holocaust documentary and assembled a story that haunted him for years; one that very few people know. Lanzmann's film The Last of the Unjust center on Benjamin Murmelstein, the last president of the Theresienstadt Jewish Council, who was forced to have daily negotiations with Nazi official Adolf Eichmann. See The Last of the Unjust at 1:15 and 6:30 p.m. in The Grand Cinema.

3. Commencement Bay Haiku will meet at 6 p.m. in King's Books to read haiku or one page of haibun (prose with haiku), as well as discuss various aspects of haiku, haibun, or haiga (a painting, sketch or photo with haiku). It's not easy to convert the innards of your soul into scrawled words on paper and then wax rhapsodic as judging eyes stare at you. You may use this haiku about King's Books cats: Wanna go outside. Oh, no! Help! I got outside! Let me back inside!

4. What little information there is to be found about Seattle quartet, Be Calm Honcho, indicates an almost off-putting confidence for such a young band. Led by vocalist Shannon Harney's insinuating lilt, Be Calm Honcho create indie rock that drifts dreamily along, punctuated by stabs of surfy guitars and winsome oohs and aahs. Catch the band with Oh Rose!, New Slang and Judson Claiborne at 9 p.m. in Le Voyeur.

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, April 8 arts and entertainment events in the greater Tacoma and Olympia area

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