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August 2, 2014 at 7:47am

5 Things To Do Today: DB Cooper Music Festival, Proctor Arts Festival, Olympia Brewfest, Heatwarmer ...

Vicci Martinez will perform her new single "Otra Cancion" and songs from The Voice at the DB Cooper Music Festival Aug. 2. Press photo

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SATURDAY, AUG. 2 2014 >>>

1. On the afternoon of Nov. 24, 1971, Thanksgiving Eve, a man who identified himself as Dan Cooper (no middle B - that was a media error) boarded Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 305, one-way, from Portland to Seattle. A guy could book a flight with sketchy ID in that pre-9/11 era. He could also smoke on the plane; "Cooper" did. He drank a bourbon cocktail and ordered another. Then he informed the flight crew there was a bomb in his briefcase. A few hours later, he vanished from the Boeing 727 with a parachute and $200,000. Neither he nor much of the money he stole was ever found. My point is twofold: first, Wikipedia is amazing. Second, why the hell not name an awesome music festival at the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds after a hijacker's misreported alias? We'll be there. So will Alice Stuart, The Brown Edition, Bump Kitchen, SweetKiss Momma, Curtis Salgado and Vicci Martinez from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. So should you, assuming you're 21 or older. Happy landings! Read Michael Swan's full feature on the 2014 DB Cooper Music Festival in the Music and Culture section.

2. Summer has put us in a serious doggie mood, which is why our ears are all perked up over the canine events at the Proctor Arts Festival. This is no snooty American Kennel Club affair, populated by overbred humans with overbred dogs sporting names like Major Buffington Blue Shropshire-Cronenberg; instead, it's an affair for pooches of even the murkiest pedigree, with judging in categories such as biggest ears, longest tail, best dressed, best kisser, fastest peanut butter eater and so on. In addition to the judging, there will be a doggie fashion show and Top Dog Parade, beginning at 10 a.m. Those not so into dogs, will enjoy other Proctor Arts Festival events such as the Bite of Proctor, juried art show, 160 art and crafts vendors, three stages of music and entertainment, a kids area with participation by the Metropolitan Park District, a farmers market and a merchants sidewalk sale.

3. The Olympia Brewfest returns to the scenic Port Plaza on the waterfront of Budd's Inlet's West Bay from 1-8:30 p.m. Eight brewery booths will butt up against Anthony's Homeport Restaurant, with another 16 facing the water by the Market Place Building and a tent by the amphitheater with 10 or so additional breweries. Marv's Marvulus BBQ, O'Blarney's Irish Pub, Lucky Eagle, Blend Café and other restaurants will serve food by the fence. DBST funkadelic rock band, Beyond The Fringe and Endangered Species will provide the drinking soundtrack on a stage close to the tower. Read the full story here.

4. The Asia Pacific Cultural Center together with the Seattle Asian Art Museum present the Korean Traditional Hanji Paper Fashion Show form 7-9 p.m. in the Museum of Glass. The Korean art of Hanji paper is a traditional art form that involves creating paper by harvesting trees and carefully weaving the finished material into a sculptural vessel. Audiences will be so inspired when they see the work of our featured Korean artist Dr. Jeon Yang-Bae, who has taken the Hanji paper art to a whole new level - to the world of fashion.

5. Mixing jazz elements with hyperactive synth-rock, Heatwarmer create unpredictable music that doesn't so much jostle with its time changes and flights of fancy so much as it fervently sprints to wring every little bit of inspiration possible out of a song. In doing so, they command the attention of their audience members, which - in my mind - was the ultimate goal with all of those bloated prog-rock explorations. Heatwarmer getting the same thing done in record time is a minor miracle. Read Rev. Adam McKinney's full feature on Heatwarmer in the Music and Culture section, then catch the band with Convict, Guram Guram and Whelp at 8 p.m. in Northern.

LINK: Saturday, Aug. 2 arts and entertainment events in the greater Tacoma and Olympia area

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