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Archives: Nov. 2012


Wood carving show, career day at the zoo, Sinbad, The Wizard of Oz and other things to do this weekend and beyond

Discover the beauty of wood and all the artistic forms it can take at the Northwest Carvers Association Show and Sale this weekend. It will feature a juried gallery, free demonstrations, seminars and auctions from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at the Puyallup Fair & Event Center, 110 Ninth Ave. SW, Puyallup. Admission is $7. Call 253-833-2646.

Check out the imaginative, kid-friendly digs at the Grand Opening Celebration of the New Hands on Children’s Museum on Sunday and Monday at 414 Jefferson St. SE, Olympia. There will be a lot

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Shuttle trainier ready for Saturday debut at Museum of Flight

Here is the story that will appear in Friday’s entertainment section about the opening of the Museum of Flight exhibit featuring the full fuselage shuttle trainier.

At the bottom is a box about how you can take a tour of the trainer’s crew compartment.

The full fuselage trainer that will live at Seattle’s Museum of Flight never roared into space atop a column of fire and smoke. It never carried a piece of the International Space Station or the Hubble Space Telescope. Astronauts never gazed through its windows to look down at the blue orb that is Earth.

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Federal Way teacher and ‘Jeopardy’ contestant hosts Tacoma viewing party

John Hines, a teacher at Todd Beamer High School in Federal Way, is one of 15 contestants competing on the “Jeopardy! Teachers Tournament” this week. He’s vying for the $100,000 cash prize.

Hines’ episode will air on Thursday and to celebrate he’s planning a viewing party and a fundraiser tomorrow at the Buffalo Wild Wings in Tacoma. It will benefit the Foss High School football team which he coaches.

If Hines wins his quarterfinal match on Thursday he will advance to the semifinals and then to the two-day finals.

The show airs at 7:30 p.m. on KOMO-TV (4).

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This year’s Gayla might be extra celebratory

Referendum 74, which would approve same-sex marriage, still hasn’t been called yet but the LGBT community will be celebrating this weekend regardless of the outcome.

Downtown Tacoma’s Rainbow Center will be holding its 10th Annual Black & White Gayla at the Hotel Murano on Saturday.

If you want to go you must call Rainbow Center Director Michelle Douglas within the next hour at: 253-383-2318. Ticket sales are closing soon.

Black & White Gayla
When: 6 p.m.-Midnight Saturday
Where: Hotel Murano, 1320 Broadway Plaza, Tacoma
Tickets: $100
Purchase at: The Rainbow Center, 741

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Author Timothy Egan presents his new book on photographer Edward Curtis at Tacoma Library

Edward S. Curtis’s name is synonymous with photography of Native Americans in the early 20th century. The man traveled all over the American West in his quest to document indigenous peoples before their way of life was subverted.

On Thursday Pulitzer-Prize winning author Timothy Egan will speak about and sign his new book on Curtis at 7 p.m. in the Olympic Room at Tacoma’s Main Library.

“Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis” chronicles the stories behind Curtis’s work.

Egan is the best-selling author of six books. In 2006 he won the

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It’s holiday craft and bazaar time, flower show, history events, tattoo convention and more happenings this weekend

Get a jump on your holiday shopping at these local craft fairs and bazaars:

Homemade For The Holidays 4-8 p.m. Nov. 2, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 3, Thurston County Fairgrounds, 3054 Carpenter Road SE, Lacey. Debbie Wakefield, 360-491-0176.

Kent Holiday Craft Market 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 3, Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St., Kent.

Holiday Craft Fair With 180 booths, proceeds benefit Spanaway Lake High School A.S.B. and athletics, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 4, Spanaway Lake High School, 1305 168th St. E., Spanaway.

Annual Northwood Holiday Boutique 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Comedy competition, wine and beer festival, pet expo, music and more events this weekend and beyond

Billed as America’s biggest touring comedy festival, the Seattle International Comedy Competition is in its 33rd year and going strong. With 33 comedians from the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia and Africa and more than $10,000 in cash prizes, the two-week competition will bring out some of the best up-and-coming comedians. It will be at 7:30 tonight at the Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave., and then at 7 and 10 p.m. Saturday at Tacoma’s Comedy Underground at Big Whisky Saloon, 100 S. Ninth St. Tickets for the Auburn show are $18-$20; tickets for the Tacoma shows

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Auburn’s Cam Gigandet takes on Osama Bin Laden

Auburn’s own movie star, Cam Gigandet, is appearing in a TV movie about the killing of Osama Bin Laden on Sunday.

“Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden” will show on the National Geographic Channel.

Gigandet, who was propelled to super stardom by his turn as the evil vampire in the first “Twilight” film, plays one of the Seals. He was born in Tacoma and raised in Auburn. His father co-owns The Rock pizza chain.

Here’s a review of the movie…

By David Hiltbrand
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Who would have ever thought that

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