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November 27, 2012 at 12:58pm

Paul Stanley's "Starchild" he-she strut vs. multi-part suites about trees

2112: The band hails from Lakewood Washington and specializes in the faithful recreation of the music of the legendary Canadian progressive rock band Rush.

TIME MACHINE TIME >>>

KISS and Rush. Just saying those names, with one-syllable urgency and sexy implications, makes me excited.

To know there is a tribute show featuring these two rock legends at the Backstage Bar and Grill Friday makes me beyond excited - I'm talkin' butterflies with face paint and long hair headbang through my stomach excited. It's all-ages until 11 p.m. and free, which makes those butterflies start pumping their tiny little fists, too.

The Backstage show plays off the 1975 concert in which KISS and Rush shared the same stage at the Paramount in Seattle. Fast forward 37 years and Dr. Love (KISS tribute) and 2112 (Rush tribute) will take turns churning out classics and rocking the crowd for their first ever double-hitter performance in Tacoma.

"I'm looking forward to playing the songs I grew up on, in front of what we expect to be a nice energetic crowd," says Jason Flom, aka Ace Frehley. Flom says he excited to play with 2112 too.

"The first show (as Dr. Love) went over so well," he adds. "I know we're way better at this point and more comfortable up there in our make-up. It's gonna be a blast."

BACKSTAGE BAR AND GRILL, FRIDAY, NOV. 30, 9 P.M., NO COVER, 6409 SIXTH AVE., TACOMA, 253.564.0149

November 28, 2012 at 9:10am

5 Things To Do Today: Artist Live/Work Space discussion, Black Panther Party book, school chat and more ...

ARTIST LOFTS: Let's get it done Tacoma.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28 2012 >>>

1. No one knows for sure when the first Paleolithic cave-dweller stuck a wholly mammoths tail in crushed-up berries and began painting stick figures on the wall of his rocky abode, but you can bet the market value of the neighboring caves instantly went up. Nothing gentrifies a neighborhood, for better or worse, like the addition of a group of freewheelin' artists. Join Arts Leadership Lab from 6-8 p.m. at The New Frontier Lounge for a panel discussion and question and answer time exploring what live/work space is, some of the issues and benefits related to artist live/work spaces, how it can be done sustainably and affordably, ways to use/reuse Tacoma's current architectural assets, and other related topics. Want to inject a little life into your urban blight? Bring in a bunch of artists.

The Weekly Volcano bets the men out there are happy the Victorian Country Christmas opens this morning at 10:30 a.m. We're sure the reminders from the better halves have been tiresome that the largest Christmas festival in the Pacific Northwest was coming up. By the way, if guys are forced to watch the Red Hat Day fashion show Thursday, and sit through the Cinderella Scholarship Pageant Showcase, the show organizers could at least provide a few amenities. The Weekly Volcano's official recommendation is a keg every 15 feet, just to keep up morale. And if alcohol is deemed too negative an influence on children, how about the strolling carolers dressed a little more like Victoria's Secret models?

3. Parents and Friends for Tacoma Public Schools will meet at 6:30 p.m. inside King's Books. The meeting's agenda will include a review of election results and how they may impact education, explore areas of interest to form committees and learn more about the Tacoma Public Schools' Bond campaign.

4. The University of Puget Sound will host an open figure drawing session from 6-9 p.m. in Kittredge Hall 201.  The session is free and open to the public. 

5. Author Aaron Dixon will discuss his new book, My People Are Rising: Memoir of a Black Panther Party Captain at 6 p.m. inside Orca Books. Dixon dedicated his life to the struggle for change, founding the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party in 1968 at age 19.

LINK: Wednesday, Nov. 28 arts and entertainment events in the greater Tacoma and Olympia area

November 28, 2012 at 11:23am

Repeal Prohibition Day Celebration

BRADFORD KNUTSON: Cheers!

THIS CALLS FOR A TOAST >>>

Nostalgia, a hug from simpler times, waits to wrap its warm arms around our hearts every chance it gets. Parties, to celebrate the present, wait on the cusp of a Facebook page, or the inspiration of a socialite. Freedom, the fight for our rights, makes sure we stand together in solidarity. Along with the ever coveted alcohol, this combination of human connection comes together beautifully in the Repeal Prohibition Day Celebration.

On Dec. 5, 1933, Americans regained the freedom to imbibe, and 79 years later, Wednesday, Dec 5, 2012 at 6 p.m., the Olympia Film Society (OFS) presents its second annual Repeal Prohibition Day Celebration at the historic Capitol Theater in downtown Olympia.

The event encourages period clothing and is complete with pre-prohibition handcrafted cocktails, burlesque with the girls of TUSH!, photo booth, live music with Scuff & Al and the Greta Jane Quartet - all hosted by Oympia's lord of storytelling Elizabeth Lord.

But wait, there's more.

"We'll be premiering some new cocktail brands, have startenders from Portland, Seattle and Olympia, hors d'oeuvres from local restaurants and, this year, we have a secret Speak Easy Bar too," emails Audrey Henley, theater manager and event director for OFS.

If this year's Repeal Prohibition Day Celebration is as successful as last year's event Bradford Knutson, brainchild behind the event, will be thrilled.

"Everyone really enjoyed it last year," Knutson says. "The comment I heard the most afterword was - Olympia never looked so good.

"This is going to be an ongoing event," he adds. "Repeal day is the one day in American history where a freedom was taken away and then given back. I would like it to become a national holiday as much as 4th of July. We certainly wouldn't be able to celebrate the others as much without this one."

CAPITOL THEATER, WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5, 6 P.M. DOORS, 7 P.M. SHOW, $10-$15, INCLUDES ONE COCKTAIL, 21+, 206 E. FIFTH AVE., OLYMPIA, 360.754.6670

November 28, 2012 at 1:39pm

Oh you fancy Goodwill

BLUE FRIDAY >>>

Tacoma Goodwill Industries is known for its expansive used goods and clothing stores. While Goodwill stores can yield amazing deals, sometimes you really have to work those racks to find that prize Prada sweater or Lucky jeans.

But not anymore.

Goodwill is trying something new.

Friday, Nov. 30 at 10 a.m., blue - an upscale boutique by Goodwill - will open at 2520 N. Proctor St. in Tacoma.

Yes, the title is lowercase.

"A nice property opened up ... fun fact: first property to open up in Proctor in 9 years," says Amanda Bedell, communications manager at Tacoma Goodwill Industries. "Proctor was one of about six neighborhoods we were looking at to introduce blue. The right combination of location and walkability made for a clear choice."

blue will be smaller than most Goodwill stores at 2,000 square feet. Instead of the usual round of home goods and miscellany, blue will focus on unique and upscale - the crème de la crème of second hand, if you will.

"Throughout the years, we've seen a steady stream of brand name clothing, shoes, purses and vintage furniture, all items that would sell well in a boutique setting. The blue concept was to find a place to showcase items like Coach Purses, Lucky and 7 for Mankind Jeans, Ugg and Coach Shoes and vintage home décor," explains Bedell.

Much like other stores, though, revenue from blue will go toward the Goodwill mission, provide job training and other services. Donations will also be accepted at the store.

BLUE, GRAND OPENING, FRIDAY, NOV. 30, 10 A.M. TO 7 P.M. MONDAY-SATURDAY, 11 A.M. TO 5 P.M. SUNDAY, 2520 N. PROCTOR ST., 253.573.6500

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Filed under: Benefits, Fashion, Community, Tacoma,

November 29, 2012 at 7:57am

5 Things To Do Today: Dick Dale, Children of Kids, Nosh League, ephemera show and more ...

GIRL TROUBLE: Expect wild, visceral energy - with or without shirts - tonight with Dick Dale and the Dignitaries. Photo credit: Pappi Swarner

THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2012 >>>

1. Legendary rockers Dick Dale and Girl Trouble have shared a stage in Tacoma many times, the last being over a year ago. These influential musicians have 50 year and 30 year careers, respectively. They have stood the test of time, sticking to our hearts like a home cooked meal sticks to the ribs, and together, along with The Dignitaries, will again share a stage at 8 p.m. inside The Swiss. Read Nikki McCoy's interview with Dick Dale in the Weekly Volcano's music section.

2. Tacoma Cabana and Rum Bar, Tacoma's own tiki bar - complete with a 600-pound stuffed marlin mounted to the wall and Gilligan's Island re-runs - will host the Weekly Volcano's Nosh League Thursday at 6 p.m. Chef and co-owner Robyn Murphy will serve her "vacation fusion" dishes from Hawaii, Caribbean, South Pacific, Thai and the Philippines. Alexander, armed with recipes from Trader Vic's and Don the Beachcomber and his trusty fez, will pour scratch tropical craft concoctions incorporating his own ideas, infusions and syrups. Apparently, the Nosh League will be sipping the Zombie, Vic's Mai Tai, the Painkiller and the Scorpion Sangria. Murphy says she has a few new recipes for the League. As always, the price tag for the night will be $15 a person.

3. Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken and West Region National Student Poet Miles Hewitt share their talents for an evening of conversation and poetry at 6 p.m. inside the Columbia Room in the Legislative Bldg on the Capitol Campus in Olympia. It's free and open to the public.
 
4. The Pressing On: 30 Years at the Elliott Press - a special exhibit of artist books, broadsheets and ephemera - runs through Feb. 27 at Mortvedt Library on the campus of Pacific Lutheran University. The opening reception is tonight at 6 p.m.

5. Though they share qualities with other electronic neo-primitivists like Animal Collective, NewVillager and Yeasayer, Children of Kids tends toward the dreamier, gentler side of things. But even still, there's always an underpinning of intensity, with an insistent beat that threatens to scare away the trilling synths.Catch them at 9 p.m. with Not From Brooklyn and Bardobasho at Club Rendezvous on the University of Puget Sound campus.

LINK: Thursday, Nov. 30 arts and entertainment events in the greater Tacoma and Olympia area

November 29, 2012 at 8:26am

WuWo tea at the house of mystery

SLOW FOOD OLYMPIA EVENT >>>

Hot tea has played an intricate part in our lives for generations. Teas have been intertwined with spiritual experiences. They've been used as tinctures of health and wellness. And for some they are simply a part of our daily routine.

Slow Food Greater Olympia has a mission to "advocate sustainability and bio-diversity... and promote the appreciation and consumption of seasonal and local foods and the support of those who produce them." They do this with educational events, potlucks, tastings, cooking demonstrations and more.

Sunday, Slow Food hosts a Taiwanese Oolong Tea event led by Dewey Meyer of the Northwest WuWo Tea Association. Wu translates to mean void or emptiness while wo means self or mine. This brand of tea ceremony is meant to separate material possession and status from the equation and encourage a sense of equality and community between drinkers.

Meyer having traveled all over the world studying tea, the process of growth and harvest and philosophy behind them, will be available to enlighten attendees to the history of tea, with a focus on Oolong.

Also hosting is Martha Rosemeyer from The Evergreen State College who specializes in agricultural ecology and food systems.

To accompany the tasting snacks like tea eggs and buns with red bean paste will be available.

Once you register for this event, the secret tea tasting location will be revealed.

To register you can contact hostess Dziuba at hdziuba@hotmail.com or call her at 503.312.9543. Registration fee is only $10 for members of the organization or $15 for non-members.

TAIWANESE OOLONG TEA TASTING, SUNDAY, DEC. 2, 2-4 P.M., OLYMPIA, SLOWFOODOLYMPIA.ORG

November 29, 2012 at 9:56am

ISSUE: 577: Holiday arts events, Jason Harsin returns, Beautiful Angle, Champagne Sunday, Todd Sykes and more ...

JASON HARSIN: From Katie's Dimples to beautifying Katie's hair. Courtesy photo

THE WEEK OF NOV. 29-DEC. 5, 2012 >>>

In this week's issue ...

The South Sound is full of holiday artsy goodness - festivals, stage productions, art shows and special events out the wazoo fa la la la la. The arts are everywhere, draped with tinsel, wrapped in a bow with a pesky elf on top ringing a tiny bell. In this week's issue the Weekly Volcano presents a dozen artsy events to brighten your holidays.

Former band member of Tacoma's Swelter, Katie's Dimples and others, Jason Harsin just released his Hawaii-based hair and body care collection, Hearts & Stars, and will be back in Tacoma this weekend for a product line launch party. Nikki McCoy chats with Harsin about his Tacoma days and his new shampoo.

For 10 years now, Beautiful Angle has created handcrafted letterpress posters. Once a month, these posters get wheat-pasted and stapled in locations around downtown Tacoma in what the two men responsible - graphic designer Lance Kagey and writer Tom Llewellyn - like to call "guerrilla art." Beautiful Angle's annual holiday party will combine with the opening of their latest show - The Mystery/Myth Folio - with grand results. Kristin Kendle discusses the meaning of the new exhibit with the "word" side of Beautiful Angle, Tom Llewellyn.

Hip-hop columnist Josh Rizeberg unloads a bunch of questions on Tacoma hip-hop artist Todd Sykes about digging in record stores."Digging makes me feel like gambling. Walking into a record store, ya never know what you'll get," says Sykes.

Nikki McCoy chats with local band Champagne Sunday about its role in the local music scene. Apparently, Nikki should have Champagne Sunday over for Sunday dinner.

Within the next 26 shopping days left Jackie Fender found a slew of local crafters, concocters - butchers, bakers and candlestick makers - and non-brick and mortar entrepreneurs that are joining forces, under a single roof, to sell you their pride and joy.

After 17 years of Stardust holiday schmaltz-fests, Harlequin director Linda Whitney outsourced her holiday revue-writing to James Hindman and Ray Roderick of Miracle or 2 Productions, authors of 2003's A Christmas Survival Guide. From Christian Carvajal's critical standpoint, it's a welcome change, especially since this anthology's aimed squarely at cynical adults weary of the hustle, bustle, and rabid commercialism of 21st-century holidays.

PLUS: Alec Clayton recaps worthy local art shows in the South Sound.

PLUS: Weekly Volcano music critics chime in on the best shows this week in the greater Tacoma and Olympia area.

November 30, 2012 at 6:32am

5 Things To Do Today: Beautiful Angle, TCC Symphonic Band, Mighty High, Eliot Lipp and more ...

Eliot Lipp: For every song that boasts a bumping groove, he balances things with the kind of zoned-out sonic journey that it's hard not to get lost in. Press photo

FRIDAY, NOV. 30 2012 >>>

1. Today Fulcrum Gallery opens a show of poster art from Beautiful Angle called "The Mystery/Myth Folio." And its kicking it off with the annual Beautiful Angle Holiday Party at 7 p.m. Beautiful Angle, the guerilla poster people, has been doing its thing for 10 years. The opening party coincides with its annual poster sale, and all money collected from the poster sale will go to Campus MLK to support their various programs. There will be plenty of food, drink, music, posters and the best crowd in town.

2. The Tacoma Community College Symphonic Band and clarinet soloist Peggy Dees-Moseley will explore design and meaning in music through wide variety of concert repertoire, including Holst's "Second Suite in F," Bach's "Prelude and Fuge in B-flat Major," Vaughan Williams' "Toccata Marziale," Carroll's Song of Lir," Rossini's "Introduction, Theme, and Variations (with Peggy Dees-Moseley, clarinet)," Gorb's "Bridgewater Breeze" and Potter's "Finnegan's Wake" at 7:30 p.m. inside the TCC Building 2 Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.

3. The Top of Tacoma Bar and Café will host a Pray For Snow Party tonight to raise money for the Wheelies so the band may purchase equipment stolen from its practice spot so the band may finish its first full-length record, which will be released on Tacoma-based Swoon Records. Musician Luke Larsen, a bartender at the Top, has psychedelic reggae band Mighty High booked for the night, which means an awesome dance party could break out. We're sure bonus points will be awarded to those dancing in ski and snowboard boots. Tacoma's BLEACH clothing will dole out free shwag. And Everybody's Brewing also has its hands in this shindig.

4. There are, of course, downsides to being in a KISS cover band. Your tongue is always being compared unfavorably to Gene Simmons' tongue, the Stryper impressionists won't talk to you because of that whole Satan thing, and, worst of all, since your pores are constantly clogged with clown-white makeup, you've got more zits than a 16-year-old fry cook. But, on the plus side, you can write off guitar strings, studded leather and custom-made, hand-crafted chrome codpieces. KISS tribute band Dr. Love joins Rush tribute band 2112 at 9 p.m. inside The Backstage Bar and Grill in Tacoma.

5. It's always a bit of an event when local boy Eliot Lipp returns to Tacoma. Lipp embraces an old-school approach to arranging beats and synths and samples to create the kind of mélange that would find itself perfectly comfortable in a DJ's box of go-to vinyl. Whether tackling ambient soundscapes or club-bumping jams, Lipp manages to leave his own identifiable imprint on whatever he creates. Dance to him tonight with Killaz Wit Kindness and Jasia 10 at 9 p.m. inside The New Frontier Lounge.

LINK: Friday, Nov. 30 arts and entertainment events in the greater Tacoma and Olympia area

November 30, 2012 at 7:57am

THE WEEKEND HUSTLE: Oly Toy Run, "Messiah Sing-Along," Banff Film Festival, Sounds of the Season and more ...

BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL: A must-see for mountain enthusiasts and those with a spirit of adventure.

THE LOWDOWN ON WHAT'S UP THIS WEEKEND >>>

WEATHER REPORT

Friday: Rain, hi 54, lo 47

Saturday: Rain, hi 50, lo 44

Sunday: Rain, hi 46, lo 43

>>> SATURDAY, DEC. 1: OLYMPIA TOY RUN

Whether you plan to ride, a teddy bear and Lego set strapped to your bike, or you plan to watch, waving from the streets, the 35th annual Olympia Toy Run is always an anticipated event on the holiday calendar. Tens of thousands of spectators will line the streets from Lacey to Olympia as motorcycles swarm by, their engines rumbling in a mass chorus of goodwill, to drop off toys for tots through The Salvation Army's Toy 'n' Joy Shop program. "For this day, we are one sister/brotherhood of riders thinking of the smiles our toys will bring to kids' faces," reads the event page. Somehow, the juxtaposition of gnarly tattooed bikers wielding cuddly dolls and candy canes makes the world seem a better place. - Nikki McCoy

  • South Sound Center, Saturday, Dec 1, 10 a.m. gate opens; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. performers; 1 p.m. ride leaves, new unwrapped toy or $10-$15, 711 Sleater-Kinney Road SE, Lacey. Ride arrives at Marathon Park, Deschutes Parkway, Olympia.

>>> SATURDAY, DEC. 1-SUNDAY, DEC. 2: BANFF FILM FESTIVAL

This Saturday and Sunday, Olympia Film Society's presents The Banff Film Festival, a festival of more than 30 films documenting the trials, tribulations and humor that transpire in the wilderness. The event is a benefit for the Olympia Mountaineers - a nonprofit organization founded in 1906 and dedicated to the responsible enjoyment of natural areas. The festival is on worldwide tour and is already sold out in Seattle.  While the Mountaineers cater to all skill levels, the movies highlight the extremes of outdoor adventures. From 90-second shorts to one-hour features, the films shown in Olympia are hand-selected by a group of Mountaineers. Each night plays six to eight films, with up to 16 different flicks over the two days. It is encouraged to buy tickets for both nights to see the most films. The event page boasts, "We try to showcase a variety of sports and interests that feature adventure, culture and adrenaline charged action." While only a few brave souls may willing to hurl themselves off cliffs, kayak down dangerous bodies of water or trek across arctic tundras, you can bet your best Nalgene bottle there are plenty of people who want to watch.  Note: The Banff Film Festival will also show Dec 3-4 at Tacoma's Rialto Theater. — NM

  • Capitol Theater, Dec 1, 7 p.m., $14 Dec 2, 6 p.m., $12, $23 for both nights, 206 Fifth Ave., Olympia, 360.754.6670

>>> SUNDAY DEC. 2: SOUNDS OF THE SEASON

Fight as you may, it's officially "the season." Kids are already sitting on various Santa laps at malls across the country, and A Christmas Story is probably already re-running on TBS. The Tacoma Symphony Orchestra will spend Sunday at the Pantages Theater with the Tacoma Youth Chorus and jaw-dropping vocalist Maria Valenzuela doling out beloved seasonal music produced by TSO arranger Bo Ayars to create a unique, never-before-heard program. — Weekly Volcano

  • Pantages Theater, 2:30 p.m., $24-$77, 901 Broadway, Tacoma, 253.591.5894

>>> SUNDAY DEC. 2: "MESSIAH SING-ALONG"

We all love to sing. Singing is fun; singing is cool. However, life is cruel, and as much as we all love to sing, well, we can't.  We suck. Or, to put this in a positive manner, there are those who can sing solo and there are those who should always, always, sing in groups. The larger the better. For those of you, who fall into the second category, head to Lakewood Sunday. The community and choir of Christ Lutheran Church present a "Messiah Sing-Along" so you can sing to your tone-deaf little heart's content. 

  • Christ Lutheran Church, 2 p.m., $10, 8211 112th St. S.W., Lakewood, 253.582.0331

>>> SUNDAY, DEC. 2: FRIENDS OF THE HOLIDAYS

They're still going strong, and still swarming The Swiss to do good, get loaded, raffle stuff off and enjoy the spirit of the season. The Friends of the Holidays benefit is Sunday at The Swiss, and the T-town institution shouldn't disappoint: Mark Riley Trio, Tahoma Souls Alive, Junkyard Jane, Gin Creek, T-Town Aces, Fingertips and Tumbling Dice will all be doing their part for underprivileged families this year. Look, these times are tough for everyone, but if you can have a fun night out while also making someone else's life a little better, We call that Yahtzee. — WV

  • The Swiss, 3-10:30 p.m., $10 donation, 1904 S. Jefferson Ave., Tacoma, 253.572.2821

WHAT SOME OF OUR STAFF MEMBERS ARE UP TO

CHRISTIAN CARVAJAL Theater Critic
I'm seeing The Wind in the Willows at Olympia Family Theater and Miracle on 34th Street at Tacoma Little Theatre. Ho, ho, ho!

REV. ADAM MCKINNEY Music Writer
Whatever I end up doing, whiskey will certainly play the biggest role in my weekend plans. I'll utilize Potter's bottom shelf in convalescing after a week of toiling at this regrettable temp job. Fun fact about me: I am literally a Reverend. Which means that I can marry you -- nay, I WILL marry you. Hire me for your wedding. If it's a same-sex marriage, that'd be ideal. Hit me up. Get me away from this temp job.

ALEC CLAYTON Arts Critic
Friday night we're going to see Miracle on 34th Street at Tacoma Little Theatre. Saturday is the Stonewall Youth Center auction in Oly. Sunday up to Federal Way to see Cinderella at Centerstage. And believe me, it's not your grandma's Cinderella.

NIKKI MCCOY Feature Writer
Saturday we will be celebrating my oldest boy's 7th birthday at Bonjour Cupcakes! Later that night I will be missing the Argonaut, Mosquito Hawk, Lozen, etc. show at The New Frontier because the babysitter fell through. So instead, I will likely be watching Star Wars (again) and making fart jokes with my kids. Sunday is The Brotherhood Holiday party where we dine on authentic Italian food and drink vino at Trinacria, then stumble back next door to the Broho and drink more. Cause that's how us bartenders roll.

JACKIE FENDER Food Writer
Work. Work. Aaaand maybe checking out the stache-capades going on at the Metronome Coffee tonight. There's sure to be some memorable whiskers to be seen. Those shenanigans may make me feel better about all of the gift fairs I'm sure to miss thanks to the masses' breakfast needs I must serve Saturday and Sunday. I'm also contemplating making some funky cocktail recipes come to life too. Tis the season for warmed drinks and pumpkin flavored everything, including cocktails.

JOANN VARNELL Theater Critic
Continuing with last week's Christmas theme, the husband, toddler and I will attend the Beautiful Angle Holiday Party tonight at Fulcrum Gallery. Saturday, I'll be heading to Tacoma Little Theatre to review Miracle on 34th St. while the 2 year old has quality time with Dad. After church Sunday, we will head to a friend's house for a gender reveal party for one of our favorite couple's incubating baby.

TIMOTHY GRISHAM Music Writer
All ages shows were once a staple of Olympia's must do weekend; and for many it still is. This weekend at the Olympia All Ages Project's venue, Northern, The Babies, Sitka and some awesome local acts treat the town to all-ages action. I highly recommend supporting any all-ages show. But more importantly, you got to ask yourself, what do I got to do that is better than supporting local, all-ages music.

JOSH RIZEBERG Music Columnist
Tonight I'll start the weekend by going to the Colored Women's Club. From 6-9 p.m. is Antonio Edwards' farewell show. He's moving to California. Antonio was the 2007 Tacoma Poet Laureate. He is my favorite poet from Tacoma ever! I'll miss him. After that I'll probably drive up north to Seattle and hit the Zulu-Jam. They have one every month, but this one is huge. It's the History Edition, so they have a lot of old-school Seattle B-Boy/Girl crews having reunions. Saturday and Sunday I'll be helping my D.A.S.H. family with its production of Dream Girls. It's at Charles Wright; tickets are still available. I just get there and move heavy stuff and get bossed around.

STEVE DUNKELBERGER Photog About Town
I have one of those date type things with one of those female type people, so wish me luck. I'll also be hitting the Amocat Cafe's beer and music thing tonight and then Ukulele Fest at the Asian Pacific Cultural Center Sunday. Oh, and I have to fix my fence.

NIC LEONARD Music Writer
I will be heading down to Portland to spend time with my girlfriend for her birthday. Probably hitting up various bars and maybe a show or two.

ROCKFORD ROWLEY All-Ages Music Columnist
This weekend, I'm spending some time with a very amazing and beautiful girl who's name I will not disclose - you know who you are. Our time will likely be spent laughing, drinking hot chocolate and discussing the extent to which one should feel threatened if they cross paths with a hippopotamus.

KRISTIN KENDLE Arts and Features Writer
Shopping, cookies, more shopping, and then more cookies.

LINK: Even more local events that we recommend

LINK: Comprehensive South Sound Arts & Entertainment Calendar

November 30, 2012 at 8:39am

TONIGHT: This one's bound to make a Christmas booster out of the most hardened cynic

"MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET": An overly rational little girl gets sideswiped into believing in miracles and myths. Photo courtesy of Tacoma Little Theatre

ONE HECK OF A SENTIMENTAL SLEIGH RIDE >>>

A plot to bring down a man named Kris Kringle, who just might be the real Santa Claus. A girl named Sarah whose belief in Santa hangs in the balance, even as Kringle gets hauled into the courtroom. Oh, the Christmas drama that will unfold! Maybe there will be a miracle ... a Christmas miracle ... on 34th Street, even!

Miracle on 34th Street opens at Tacoma Little Theatre tonight and will run through Dec. 23.

What finer way could there be to get into the holiday spirit than to enjoy a Christmas classic on stage?

Bonus - Tacoma Little Theatre is located across from the Parkway Tavern so you can enjoy a little extra spirit with your spirit, if you know what I'm sayin'.

TLT will be putting up a holiday board in the lobby, which will feature photos from community members celebrating the holidays. You can even send in your photo to be featured on the board, which is especially fun for those with kids. Send in photos to TLTmiraclephotos@gmail.com.

TACOMA LITTLE THEATRE, THROUGH DEC. 23, 7:30 P.M. FRIDAY-SATURDAY, 2 P.M. SUNDAY, $12.50-$24.50, 210 N. I ST., TACOMA, 253.272.2281

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January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2007
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2006
March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December