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September 18, 2014 at 7:21am

5 Things To Do Today: Funk Night, "Fantastic Guts," Art Bus, Art + Science: Re-Purposed ...

DJ Slimrock will spin at The Brotherhood Lounge tonight. Photo courtesy of Facebook

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 18 2014 >>>

1. Every third Thursday DJ Slimrock showcases the gems discovered at record shops and garage sales at The Brotherhood Lounge, beginning at 9 p.m. Tonight, Slimrock invites his favorite music teacher to rock with him: Johnny Funk Fuzz. Funk Fuzz is the owner/operator of Funk Fuzz Records inside Dumpster Values and according to Slim, Fuzz "has the deepest crates" around. Come and get a dose of some dope music and discover why Weekly Volcano voted Slimrock "Best DJ" in the 2013 Best of Olympia edition.

2. Spaceworks Tacoma welcomes its latest "Creative Enterprise," Mod Curio, with a reception from 5-9 p.m. at 313 S. 9th St. in downtown Tacoma. Mod Curio is a gallery space showcasing the work of artists Jon and Heather Almeda. Together they work in a variety of mediums ranging from photography to pottery and recycled mixed media pieces.

3. An opening reception for "Fantastic Guts: Drawing & Illustrations by Noah Josiah Struthers" will be held at Fulcrum Gallery from 6-9 p.m. "We are but bones and squishy bags of meat, a true collection of 'Fantastic Guts.' Considerable time and space were spanned to produce these works, many of which I don’t feel compelled to explain; the commonalities are evident." - Noah Struthers

4. Noel Roberts, owner of Sixth Avenue's first legal and most posh marijuana retail store Mary Mart, will host tonight's Art Bus from 5:45-9 p.m. Roberts will lead bus riders to the Maritime Festival Exhibit at Foss Waterway Seaport, Rampart Antiques, Brick House Gallery, SPUN Clay arts studio, Concrete Market, Mod Curio, Moss + Mineral, Etc and Woolworth Windows, while Miss Angie and Miss Jackie raffle off fabulous prizes. The bus departs in front of the Marriot Courtyard on Pacific Avenue.

5. Art+Sci Salon presents "Art + Science: Re-Purposed," a Pecha Kucha style event with artists and scientists at 6 p.m, in Kittredge Gallery. Pecha Kucha is actually a Japanese presentation format for speakers in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each. Tonight, the format will be four talks at 10 minutes a piece. Each speaker is an artist or scientist who works in the realm of re-purposing, re-using and recycling. They are: Marita Dingus, a national artist who works with discarded material; Susan Digby, a geography professor at Olympic College; Dan Burgard, a chemistry professor at UPS; and EcoMandala creators Maia Raeder and Rachel Kalman, two UPS students.

LINK: Thursday, Sept. 18 arts and entertainment events in the greater Tacoma and Olympia area

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