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October 20, 2014 at 7:39am

5 Things To Do Today: Earthquake chat, karaoke, Jessica Lurie, Aquaculture ...

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MONDAY, OCT. 20 2014 >>>

1. A funnel-shaped cloud touched down near Anderson Island shortly after noon Oct. 11, which prompted the National Weather Service to issue an emergency tornado warning for Pierce County. A golfer at The Home Course in DuPont cursed the rotating black cloud, yelling, "Why would you ruin the best game of my life?!" The same day, just before midnight, a small earthquake rattled Thurston County. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 3.5 temblor was centered about 8 miles northeast of Olympia. Rick Hopkins, a Pierce County building official, will discuss steps to reduce an earthquake hazard to your home - including bolt and plate installation - at the Summit Pierce County Library at 6:30 p.m. This lecture just might be worth skipping the game.

2. A true instrumentalist, Jessica Lurie is an expert saxophone player, accordion player, and vocalist, accounting for the tremendous amount of praise she receives in the jazz community. The New Yorker is a real "jack of all trades" when it comes to her genre, and along with the Megaphone Heart Band, throws a complex melody over a backing beat that results in multi-genre jams from rock ‘n' roll to salsa. The diverse group will create a musical gumbo of worldly tones at 8 p.m. inside Rhythm and Rye in downtown Olympia.

3. If you're interested in exploring the outer edges of Tacoma, the Thunderbird Lounge offers a different flavor than other karaoke joints. Being that it's connected to a cigar lounge, you are allowed to smoke inside at the Thunderbird. It's a fairly standard blue collar dive bar, otherwise, with a steady stream of regulars and a surprisingly good song selection beginning at 9 p.m.

4. Rockaraoke at Jazzbones will either be your novel opportunity to act as frontman, or be completely intimidating. Perpetually packed with people, Rockaraoke boasts a unique twist for karaoke in Tacoma: instead of a backing track, you get a three-piece band playing behind you. Check it out at 9 p.m.

5. Aquaculture is three slanky guys from Shelton playing the sounds your brain asks you for. Check out the sonic madness with LA's Crime Rock at 10 p.m. in Le Voyeur.

LINK: Monday, Oct. 20 arts and entertainment events in the greater Tacoma and Olympia area

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