5 Things To Do Today: Prophets of Addiction, Maritime Gig Festival, Proctor Farmers Market, Gritty City Sirens and more ...

By Volcano Staff on June 1, 2013

SATURDAY, JUNE 1 2013 >>>

1. Even though Steve Madden has a spring 2013 glam line, and parody bands such as Steel Panther are making their way into mainstream, there is one band who perfectly embodies the spirit of sleaze rock - the Tacoma/Olympia band Prophets of Addiction (POA). Former Pretty Boy Floyd and Queeny Blast Pop bassist Lesli Sanders combined his connections, skills and wardrobe with the tight licks and pouty lips of bandmates Pat Hall, Jimmy Mess and newest addition Tim Diedrich to create one hell of a glam band that is often compared to Guns N' Roses with a worldwide following. POA is tight, practicing multiple times a week, touring as often as possible, and even thrift shopping together. Catch the band with Mosquito Hawk and Wikid Sin at 8 p.m. in the 4th Ave Tav in downtown Olympia.

2. Nothing says good times like family fun and a whole crapload of pirate references. By the look of things, that's exactly what's in store for those headed to the 2013 Maritime Gig Festival in Gig Harbor. Expect wholesome treats like a family fun run, a pancake breakfast, car show, a Saturday "Pirates of the Peninsula Yo Ho Harbor Grand Parade," fishing stuff, music and what's billed as the "Round Rock Contest." We have no idea what a "Round Rock Contest" is, but it sounds AWESOME! The festival stretches all weekend in downtown Gig Harbor, along Harborview Drive, between Pioneer and Rosedale, and along the waterfront near Jerisich Dock and Skansie Brother's Park.

3. You can find cut herbs, seasonal fruits and vegetables, fresh fish and baked goods along with live entertainment, free crafts for the kids and gardening advice from master gardeners from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Proctor Farmers Market. Come see the farmers market the Weekly Volcano readers voted Super Best Farmers Market of 2011.

4. May we suggest you plan for international bestselling fantasy author - and Tacoma resident - Robin Hobb's appearance at 2 p.m. in the Tumwater Timberland Library. She'll discuss her new book, Blood of Dragons, which completes the story of the dragons, their keepers, and their quest to find the lost city of Kelsingra and the mythical silver wells that could save the dragons from extinction. We have no idea what that means, but exciting!

5. The Gritty City Sirens prsents Deja Revue, a night of burlesque featuring Rosie Cheex, Ava D'Jor, Funny Face Fanny, Kitty Kisses, Heather Hostility and Dessi De Vine beginning at 9 p.m. in Jazzbones.

LINK: Saturday, June 1 arts and entertainment events in the greater Tacoma and Olympia area