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Archives: Nov. 2012

Nov.
24th

Gingerbread house jamboree, live radio play, comedy and more happenings this weekend and beyond

Saturday-Sunday
Start a new family tradition by creating your own cookie house at the annual Gingerbread Jamboree at the Hotel Murano Bicentennial Pavilion, 1320 Broadway, Tacoma. Sessions are 10 a.m.-noon and 1:30-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The cost is $40 for up to four people. The event is in partnership with the Children’s Museum of Tacoma. Call 253-627-6031 or go to playtacoma.org.

Today-Dec. 22
“It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play”
by Joe Landry is inspired by the classic American film. The Spotlight Players production comes to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast

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Nov.
19th

Comedian Bill Cosby coming to University of Puget Sound in Tacoma

Legendary comedian and actor Bill Cosby will perform at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at Memorial Fieldhouse at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma. The show is part of the university’s 125th anniversary celebration.

Cosby, 75, rose to fame in the 1960s with his stand-up comedy and the TV series “I Spy.” He went on to produce and star in other television programs, including the NBC hit “The Cosby Show.” He’s been a pitchman for Jell-O Pudding Pops, and he’s written several books. Cosby has won seven Grammy Awards and four Emmys.

Cosby’s contributions to American culture were recognized with

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Nov.
18th

Walk-through lets visitors get sneak peek of Spanaway’s Fantasy Lights

Usually you take in Fantasy Lights at Spanaway Park from the warmth of your car.

But not today.

Visitors can preview the 18th annual Fantasy Lights during a walking preview from 5 to 7 p.m. today (Sunday, Nov. 18). It starts in the parking lot at Sprinker Recreation Center, where crowds will gather and then walk to the Spanaway Park entrance. Sprinker Recreation Center is at 14824 S. C St.

Coffee, cocoa and snacks will be available for purchase, organizers said.

About 3,500 people participate each year in the 2.5-mile walk, Pierce County recreation supervisor Cara Cross

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Nov.
17th

Seattle auto show, historical presentation, Yu-Gi-Oh championships, health fair and more happenings this weekend

Community Events
Check out the latest and best in the auto industry at the annual Seattle Auto Show 1-9 p.m. Nov. 16, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Nov. 17 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 18, Century Link Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle. $10-$12, ages 12 and younger get in free. seattleautoshow.com.

Historic Fort Steilacoom presents: You Are There, a interactive, historical presentation with renactors, 2 p.m. Nov. 18, Historic Fort Steilacoom, 9601 Steilacoom Blvd. SW, Lakewood. Free. 253-582-5838, historicfortsteilacoom.org.

Watch gamers in action at the Yu-Gi-OH Championship Series 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 17-18, Greater Tacoma Convention and

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Nov.
16th

Alice Cooper, Rocket Race, Fantasy Lights, Turkey Trot and other happenings this weekend and beyond

Sunday
Performing since the 1960s, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Alice Cooper still rocks the stage. See him at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Emerald Queen Casino, 2024 E. 29th St., Tacoma. Tickets are $35-$70 through Ticketmaster.

Saturday
Discover the ingenuity and design of local “pilots” at the 2012 Rocket Race at 1 p.m. Saturday. The rubber band/propeller-driven balsa rockets are shaped, painted and decorated in advance for the competition at the Olympic Flight Museum, 7637 Old Highway 99 SE, Olympia. Admission is $10-$15. Call 360-705-3925.

Thursday–Jan. 1
In its 18th year, Fantasy Lights,

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Nov.
14th

You can audition for ‘America’s Got Talent’ in Seattle Nov. 29

Work on your stand-up routine, dust off the guitar or start training your dog. “America’s Got Talent” returns to Puget Sound for auditions on Nov. 29. The venue is the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.

The motivation is strong: $1 million if you win the competition on NBC’s top-rated summer series.

The talent search is open to acts of all ages. Updates, pre-registration forms, audition tips and details with all venue information can be found at www.AGTauditions.com.

Hopeful stars will have 90 seconds to impress the series’ producers. Every type of performer is encouraged –

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Nov.
12th

Soundgarden returns home for two Seattle shows in February

Soundgarden is coming home.

One of the seminal bands that put the Pacific Northwest music scene on the map in the 1980s and 1990s, Soundgarden is bringing their Winter 2013 North American tour to Seattle. The band will play the Showbox on February 7 and 8.

Tickets go on sale on Saturday.

These are the first shows the band has played in Seattle since they reunited in 2010. The band’s new album, King Animal, will be released on Tuesday.

Soundgarden has already released a music video for “Been Away Too Long” – the first single from their

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Nov.
10th

Veterans Day activities, story telling, psychics, music, free admission to National Parks and more happenings this weekend

It’s Veterans Day weekend and it’s not all about sales, here are activities to honor our vets:

Annual Veterans Day Parade & Observance 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 10, Main Street in downtown Auburn. Free. 253-931-3043, auburnwa.gov.

Brown Bear “Veterans Day Free Car Wash” 8 a.m. Nov. 11, Brown Bear Car Wash, 3002 S. 38th St., Tacoma. Free to current and former military personnel. 206-789-3700, go to brownbear.com for other participating locations.

Veterans Day Service
Sponsored by Tacoma Historical Society and American Legion Post 2, 2 p.m. Nov. 11, War Memorial Park, Sixth Avenue

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