5 Things To Do Today: Stadium District parties, 253Heart Music Festival, Playboy Bunny and more ...

By Volcano Staff on November 21, 2012

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21, 2012 >>>

1. Is it possible for a bar to save your life? The Weekly Volcano thinks so. Whether you're looking for cocktails and conversation, or a place to brood, your favorite bar, tavern or lounge can be a home away from home. These are the places you go to commiserate, to communicate or to just get rocked. Three bars exist in Tacoma's Stadium District, and all three will be rockin' tonight. The Hub hosts the Kim Archer Band at 7 p.m. and it will be packed. The Harmon Tap Room hosts two 253Heart Music Festival stages tonight. And Doyle's Public House throws its annual Bad Sweater Party. Off the hook.

2. Throughout the month of November brave men have been attempting to eradicate cancer by growing mustaches (thus raising awareness, which is fatal to cancer). The movement is called Movember. All the Farrelli's Pizza joints are down, hosting a Big Stashe Bash tonight demanding all participants wear a big mustache to score giveaways and drink specials. That means you too ladies. The drink specials include $4 Red Hook Winterhooks and $16 buckets of five. A Best Stache Contest for men AND women will be held. Release your inner face-follicles and go balls-out manly! Oh, check out our Movember photo gallery.

3. Speaking of 253Heart Music Festival, a DJ stage has been added this year. DJ Chris Savenetti brought in an arcade full of local talent, including himself, Mr. Melanin, dAb, Deron "Suga" Jones, D:Fi and Ninja Kat. Expect house music, drum 'n' bass, jazzy rhythms, soul, funk and electro dance competing with the beeps of the arcade games. That's right, it goes down at Dorky's Arcade, beginning at 9 p.m.

4. Besides tasty tunes and big ass bottles of Grey Goose, Encore Boutique Nightclub is also know for showing a lot of skin - specifically, the ladies in the house. A good example would be its second anniversary party last week. Tonight, expect to see more skin when Playboy's Miss September Alana Campos drops by for the club's Pre-Thanksgiving Party tonight at 10 p.m.

5. Punk rock returns to O'Malley's Irish Pub at 8 p.m. in the form of South 11th, Sok and the Faggots, Deathbed Confessions and Burn The Threshold.

LINK: Wednesday, Nov. 21 arts and entertainment events in the greater Tacoma and Olympia area