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Archives: April 2013

April
30th

‘Chasing Ice’ returns to Tacoma

“Chasing Ice,” the documentary about Earth’s rapidly shrinking glaciers and ice sheets, is returning to Tacoma for a special showing on Monday.

The film, with stunning time lapse photography, played recently at The Grand Cinema. This showing will be at the University of Washington Tacoma.

Here’s the schedule:

5:00 – Refreshments
5:30 – Welcome by Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland
5:30 – Screening of “Chasing Ice”
7:00 – Discussion with glaciologist Matt Bachmann and UW Tacoma faculty
7:30 – Encore screening of “Chasing Ice”

It’s free and will be in Phillips Hall on the UWT

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April
29th

Pet Shop Boys to play Paramount Oct. 2

Pop music icons Pet Shot Boys are coming to Seattle’s Paramount Theatre for an Oct. 2 show. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.

Tickets for The Electric Tour Tickets will be found at LiveNation.com, Tickets.com, ticketing kiosks at the Moore and the Paramount, or by phone at 877-784-4849.

April
27th

Living History Day, David Sedaris, Norweigan Heritage Festival and more events this weekend

TODAY
Take a trip back in time to the mid-1800s at the Sewing to Sowing Living History Day at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum in Point Defiance Park. Discover and experience the newest time-saving gizmos and gadgets of the era with activities for the whole family including games, butter churning and laundry techniques. Hours are 11 am-4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $5-$7.50. For more information, go to fortnisqually.org.

David Sedaris, considered one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers, brings his sardonic wit and incisive social critique to the stage in a 7:30 p.m. show Saturday at Pantages Theater,

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April
25th

Take mom to Zuma Zuma

Looking for an unusual way to celebrate Mother’s Day? Try Cirque Zuma Zuma in Everett.

Described as an African-style Cirque du Soleil the production will play Comcast Arena at 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 12.

Zuma Zuma features dancers, pole acts, acrobats, comedians, contortionists and percussionists accompanied by a live musical score and vocalists. Acrobats perform handstands on human pyramids and stacked chairs 20 feet high. Women balance and spin tables and jars with their feet. And, of course, there are Zulu dancers.

The production is associated with Bomas of Kenya and the African Acrobats International

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April
23rd

Comedian Brian Regan coming to Pantages Sept. 20

Comedian Brian Regan will perform at Broadway Center’s Pantages Theatre on Friday, September 20 in a 7:30 p.m. show. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.

Here’s more from the announcement:

With his first appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman in 1995, Brian solidified his place on the show and in 2012 he made his 25th appearance, the most of any comedian on the CBS show. Brian has starred in two hour-long Comedy Central specials and released three DVDs and two CDs. His non-stop theater tour has visited more than 80 cities

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April
22nd

Keillor, Steve Miller, Benatar, Lovett, Isaak, Connick and more at Chateau this summer

Earlier today I posted on the Counting Crows and The Wallflowers concert at Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery in Woodinville. Now, Chateau has released their full season schedule.

Here it is:

Live Broadcast of A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION featuring GARRISON KEILLOR.
Saturday, June 15 • 2:45PM
$39.00 GA / $65.00 Res.

STEVE MILLER BAND
Saturday, June 29 • 7PM
$49.00 GA / $89.00 Res.

Girls Night Out!
PAT BENATAR & NEIL GIRALDO and BERLIN with TERI NUNN
Sunday, July 7 • 7PM
$45.00 GA / $65.00 Res.

CHRIS BOTTI
Saturday,

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April
22nd

Counting Crows, The Wallflowers to play Woodinville July 15

Counting Crows and The Wallflowers are coming to Chateau Ste. Michelle in Woodinville on July 15, the bands announced today.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday at Ticketmaster.com and other ticket outlets.

Counting Crows just finished a European and Australian tour and The Wallflowers just came off an arena tour with Eric Clapton.

Presales begin on Tuesday. For more information on tickets visit http://www.countingcrows.com and http://www.thewallflowers.com.

Here’s a little bit more from today’s announcement:

The relationship between the two bands dates back to 1996 when Adam Duritz lent

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April
20th

Shoreline exploration, family fish-in, parks appreciation day, Tacoma Concert Band and more happenings this weekend

TODAY
Join Harbor Wild Watch at “Get Your Feet Wet.” It introduces children and adults to the animals that inhabit the near-shore environment of Puget Sound and is led by experienced naturalists and trained volunteers. Get the opportunity to interact directly with marine invertebrates through live “touch tanks.”  It’s from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today at Skansie Brother’s Park, Jerisich Dock, 3207 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor and it’s free.

Get the kids out and discover fishing as a family activity at the Lacey Family Fish-In from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. today. Sponsored by Lacey Parks & Recreation, the event is

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