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Archives: Aug. 2011


Nightlife and dancing around town

Local Nightlife

Join in at the Blues Jam hosted by Blues Attitude, 9 p.m.tonight Charlies Bar & Grill, 620 Fourth Ave. E, Olympia. No cover. 360-786-8181,

It’s Karaoke. Come sing on the Swiss’ full size stage hosted by Verginia, 8 p.m. tonight The Swiss Tavern, 1904 S. Jefferson Ave., Tacoma. Free.

Join in Trivia Night starting at 7 p.m. tonight, Ricky J’s Restaurant and Sports Lounge, 6805 176th St. E, Puyallup. Free. 253-507-8182,


Join in Salsa Classes and Latin Dancing at 9 p.m. tonight. Beginning Salsa class with Stephanie of Salsa Angels from 9 to 9:30, free

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Music and laughs around town tonight


Ha Ha Tuesdays hosted by Ralph Porter featuring local comics, call ahead to reserve your spot, 7 p.m. tonight, Jazzbones, 2803 Sixth Ave., Tacoma. $5 or free with comedy pass,

Comedy Night, check out the local comedy scene coming out to practice their material, 8-11 p.m. tonight, Northern Pacific Coffee Company, 401 Garfield St. South, Parkland, no cover. 253-537-8338.

Free Music

Bring your blanket and chairs for the Gig Harbor Free Concert featuring Funaddicts at 6:30-8 p.m. tonight, Skansie Brothers Park, 3207 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor. 253-857-4842,

Listen to Latin guitar and world fusion sounds of David

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NPR’s StoryCorps booth coming to Tacoma

They can be poignant, inspirational, comedic or illuminating. These are the tales of StoryCorps, a nonprofit organization that records and shares the stories of Americans.
The group is bringing its MobileBooth recording tour to Tacoma for a month starting in early September.

If you listen to National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition” you’ve heard the broadcasts of these stories – recorded interviews between two people. What makes this project special is that the interviewee and the interviewer almost always have a relationship to each other: friends, familial or other. The interviewer already knows intimate background details as a family member might and knows the questions to ask. But, like long kept family secrets, many interviewees reveal unknown details and anecdotes.
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Hear a Who for free at the Grand Saturday

You and your family can attend a free screening of “Horton Hears a Who” at the Grand Cinema Saturday, part of the free family film series sponsored by Click! Cable TV.

The animated Dr. Seuss story about the elephant who finds a microscopic world on a flower features the voices of Jim Carrey, Steve Carell and Carol Burnett.

Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and the movie begins at 10 a.m. on two screens. That allows a little over 150 people to attend but doesn’t guarantee you a seat so don’t be late.

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Things to do in the next 7 days

R&B stars Sade and John Legend have joined forces in a nationwide tour this summer. The Grammy Award winners will take the stage at 8 p.m. Sunday at Seattle’s KeyArena. Tickets are $49.50-$149.50 through Ticketmaster.

Adele’s career continues to move full steam ahead with her album “21” and the No. 1 hit single “Someone Like You.” (Tacoma’s Vicci Martinez sang Adele’s hit “Rolling in the Deep” as a competitor on NBC’s “The Voice.”) She’ll perform at 8 tonight at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St. Tickets from her postponed June 1 concert will be honored at

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“iCarly” star Miranda Cosgrove cancels tour – including a concert next week at Tacoma’s Pantages Theater – due to a broken ankle

Miranda Cosgrove, teen pop singer and star of Nickelodeon’s Emmy-nominated show “iCarly,” has postponed the remainder of her summer tour “Dancing Crazy,” which was scheduled to play at Tacoma’s Pantages Theater on Aug. 20. Cosgrove postponed her tour until further notice after she broke her ankle when her tour bus crashed yesterday.

Cosgrove, 18, was halfway through her national tour when the crash happened on Interstate 70 in Illinois. There were five people on the tour bus and no-one else was injured, according to the tour spokesperson.

The Broadway Center, which manages bookings for the Pantages, stated today that it

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Some events happening tonight

Word 2007 for Beginners II Build on skills learned in Word 2007 for Beginners. Learn more about formatting 5:30-7:30 p.m. tonight, Parkland Spanaway Pierce County Library, 16000 Pacific Ave. S., Spanaway. Free,
Navigating the Net Learn the basics of the Internet, including navigating a Web page, using a search engine, applying search strategies and evaluating online information 6:30 p.m. Aug. 10-8 p.m. Aug. 10, Graham Pierce County Library, 9202 224th St. E, Graham. Free,

Genocide and Regeneration in Birundi Africa Speaker and slide show with Prosper Ndabishuriye, the Founder and General

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Things to do in the next 7 days

Some would consider the unlimited hydroplane races as the finale to Seattle’s Seafair. The boats with the fantastic rooster tails will fire up their engines on Lake Washington this weekend, running heats to the finals Sunday. Racing is 8 a.m.-6 p.m. today and Saturday and 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday at Geneese Park, 4500 S. Genesee St., Seattle. The Navy’s high-performance flight team, the Blue Angels, will perform over Lake Washington from 1:30-2:30 p.m. today through Sunday. For a complete schedule, go to

Thursday–Aug. 14
You might consider the Pierce County Fair the link from our agricultural

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