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August 30, 2014 at 8:31am

5 Things To Do Today: Fabulous Frenzy Tour, IPA Fest, LeMay Car Show, Soundgarden ...

The Fabulous Frenzy Tour hits Olympia tonight.

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SATURDAY, AUG. 30 2014 >>>

1. Hailing from Seattle, The Fabulous Frenzy Tour is a collective of touring burlesque artists bringing high quality and sexy entertainment hitting the Rhythm and Rye stage at 8 p.m. See Tootsie Spangles, Queenie O'Hart, Jovie DeVoe, Pixie Parcelle and Olympia's own Zsa Zsa Bordeaux take it off.

2. You're either at Bumbershoot or the ParkWay Tavern's IPA Fest today. Both events will be packed with people. We believe the Seattle music and art festival slightly edges out the Tacoma Stadium District tavern's gathering in terms of attendance numbers. Also, Bumbershoot has more Slovakian Gypsy acrobats. The ParkWay's IPA Fest is a huge deal. It has been circled on calendars for months. Vacation days have been submitted. Relatives have been shunned. The ParkWay's taps will be consumed by 32 deliciously bitter India pale ales from 11 a.m. to close. It's a true tribute to hops and those who love them. Listen to Radio On and The Rusty Cleavers beginning at 3 p.m. Enjoy burgers and ribs off the barbecue.

3. The LeMay Car Show is definitely a unique event. More than 500 vintage vehicles from the LeMay Family Collection are on view at the LeMay Museum at Marymount Academy, plus hundreds more at the LeMay home grounds, and local owners of vintage cars bring their vehicles for display on the Marymount show fields. The LeMay Car Show is a two location car show, which means that it's the one day a year that in addition to the LeMay Collections at Marymount, Nancy LeMay and her family open their private LeMay homestead property in Spanaway for the general public to come gawk and walk from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition to the vintage vehicles, there are special displays of dolls, antiques, a General Store and Soda Fountain Room and more Americana.

4. Remember when jazz guitarist Ed Taylor gigged every weekend in the South Sound? His residential move to Seattle put a sad nix on that habit. Good news. The accomplished guitarist and his band play at 7 p.m. in the Al Lago Ristorante at Bonney Lake. That's right, a view of the lake and Mount Rainier, flavorful Southern Italian menu and Ed. Nice.

5. There are artists that transcend time and space and still sound sparkling decades later - the Stones, the Clash, AC/DC, even the Cult and Metallica to a degree - and then there are a lot of records that fairly scream out their genre and historical notch on the musical scale. Soundgarden's catalog belongs in the latter category. Most date-specific bands lose a good deal of their original vibrant color when a sample is placed against the musical fabric of the moment. Soundgarden doesn't. Yeah, the band sounds weighty, fat, dark purple and muddy as hell. It still sounds damn good. Catch them with Nine Inch Nails at 7 p.m. at the White River Amphitheatre.

LINK: Saturday, Aug. 30 arts and entertainment events in the greater Tacoma and Olympia area

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