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Archives: May 2013


Courtney Love returns to Seattle for July 23 show

The Northwest’s most famous (or infamous) rock widow, Courtney Love, is returning to Seattle’s Moore Theatre for a July 23 show.

Love gained fame first as lead singer in Hole and later from her marriage to Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain. She’s also had an on-again-off-again acting career. And many controlled substance-fueled public shenanigans.

Love will perform songs from Live Through This, Celebrity Skin and Nobody’s Daughter including “Violet,” “Miss World,” “Celebrity Skin,” “Malibu” and “Skinny Little Bitch.”

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday at,, ticketing kiosks at the Moore and the

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Broadway Center announces 2013-14 season

The Broadway Center for the Performing Arts announced its 2013-14 season today. Member tickets and multi-show packages are on sale now with single ticket sales starting July 8.

The BCPA will be celebrating its 30th anniversary season with over 40 events coming to Tacoma’s Theater District.

Here’s the 2013-14 season in chronological order:

Musical “Chicago”
(Tickets: $59, $79, $89, $109)

Travel writer Rick Steves
(Tickets: $15, $25, $75*) *$75 ticket includes post-show meet and greet with Rick Steves

The Acting Company: William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”

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It’s a busy Memorial Day weekend at Museum of Flight

The three-day Memorial Day weekend starts in a few days and if you’re looking for some family activities to soak up that extra day here’s what’s happening at the Museum of Flight at Boeing Field.

World War II Bomber Rides
Experimental Aircraft Association’s B-17 Tour of Aluminum Overcast
Friday, May 24 through Monday, May 27, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A Memorial Day weekend tradition continues as The Museum of Flight will host the Experimental Aircraft Association’s B-17 bomber, Aluminum Overcast, for rides and ground tours during the last week in May. The Flying Fortress will arrive

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Quilting and crafting sale, Bottle Collectors show, Petpalooza, boats, cars and motorcycles shows and more this weekend


For all you crafters and quilters, Saturday is an opportunity to shop for your craft supplies in one spot. The Quilters & Crafters Yard Sell from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. is at Frontier Park Pierce County Fairgrounds, 21800 Meridian Ave. E., Graham.  If you have a closet full of extra fabric, paper, ribbon, rick rack, thread, patterns, etc., then this is the place to sell some of your extra supplies and handmade items at this special sale. To sell, a 12-foot by 12-foot space is $10, spectators get in free. Call 253-798-4177 for more information.

Check out great old

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Human-powered smoothies pedal in to farmers market

A Tacoma pair are running what you might call a zero emission smoothie business at the Broadway Farmers market.

At the downtown Tacoma market today I came across Camille Leinweber and Jake Hupp, both 20, who are selling blueberry-raspberry-banana 12 ounce smoothies for $5.

What makes their fledgling business, Pedal Puree, unique (at least in Tacoma) is that their blender and mode of transport to and from the market are entirely human-powered.

Hupp uses his bicycle to haul all the gear from their Tacoma home near the Emerald Queen Casino first to a commercial kitchen

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There’s no lack of summer car shows in Gig Harbor

If you’re a fan of rare and collectible cars you’ll have three chances to see them (or bring yours) to Gig Harbor this summer.

Here are the details:

First up is “Wheels on the Water” – part of the annual Maritime Gig Festival on Sunday, June 2 from 12:30-4 p.m. This classic car “park-in” venue will be held in downtown Gig Harbor along Harborview Drive from Rosedale Street to Pioneer Way. Register your car now to make sure you get a spot. $10 fee for cars but the event is free to the public. All makes and models

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Jim Gaffigan adds second Seattle show on July 20

Jim Gaffigan is a popular comedian. He’s added a second show for his Seattle appearance.

The first show is at 7 p.m. and the newly added time is at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 20 at The Paramount. Tickets for the 7 p.m. show are already on sale. Tickets for the new show go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. It’s all ages.

Tickets are $43.50-$53.50 (not including fees) and available online at, Paramount Box Office, 24-hour kiosks at The Paramount, Moore and Neptune Theatres. For more information visit

I saw Gaffigan’s show

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