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Category: Autos and car shows

June
27th

Cigars, cars…and booze

LeMay America’s Car Museum and El Gaucho Tacoma are teaming up to put on “Cars & Cigars” on August 3.

The event combines:
– Tastings from Northwest wineries, distilleries and breweries
– Cigars
– LeMay’s cars
– El Gaucho appetizers

Cigars can be purchased with the ticket or at the event.
Or you can bring cigars with you.

Cars & Cigars
When: 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3
Where: Anderson Outdoor Plaza at America’s Car Museum
2702 East D. St., Tacoma
Cost: $95 per person inclusive, no cigar
$105 per

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May
18th

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

SATURDAY

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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May
16th

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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May
7th

Gig Harbor Street Scramble returns May 25

The annual Gig Harbor Street Scramble will take over the city’s downtown on May 25.

A street scramble is an urban adventure run, walk or bike ride.

The free event starts at 10 a.m. at Skansie Brothers Park (3207 Harborview Drive) in historic downtown Gig Harbor.

This Street Scramble is the largest in North America and the only free one in the greater Puget Sound region. Pre-registration is encouraged. The first 200 to pre-register receive a t-shirt. Registration will also be available at the event but t-shirts are not guaranteed.

Here’s more info:

The Gig Harbor

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Aug.
29th

Subaru PUMA Rallycross team comes to Subaru of Puyallup Friday, Saturday

Subaru of Puyallup will host the Subaru PUMA Rallycross team Friday and Saturday. The team from Vermont SportsCar will be on-site with their interactive display to share with casual fans and hardcore enthusiasts.

The display features a Dave Mirra No. 40 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Rallycross car and
a customized trailer featuring SPT parts, rally videos and Subaru rally related information. The show car features the new graphic scheme of the recently launched RallyCross Team, which competes in the Global RallyCross Championship.

Highlights of the event include free food, prizes and giveaways. Subaru of Puyallup also will premiere the

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July
25th

LouieFest returns with iconic ’60s bands The Sonics, The Wailers, Moby Grape

It’s been on a four year hiatus but now LouieFest, the rock and roll music and art festival, is back with a bang. The weekend features a power house trio of iconic 1960s rock bands: The Sonics, The Wailers and Moby Grape.

The weekend kicks off on Friday with The Sonics at the Pantages Theater and LouieFest takes over the outdoor spaces at Tacoma’s newest attraction: LeMay-America’s Car Museum on Saturday and Sunday.

“Cars and rock and roll – A connection made in heaven,” said LouieFest co-organizer Randy Sparks.
For the first time since the 1960s, Tacoma’s own

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July
15th

Get yourself down to Art on the Ave today – but don’t expect to see Vicci

Art on the Ave Festival, the ever-growing arts and entertainment spectacle in Tacoma, promises to have a record crowd today. Don’t miss out.

Read our advance story here.

Despite rumors, Tacoma singer Vicci Martinez will not be performing, her manager told me last night. (Martinez performed last there last year fresh off her third place finish on “The Voice.”)

The festival runs 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sixth Avenue between Cedar and Trafton Streets in Tacoma.

July
14th

Lots of free family events including Art on the Ave, Pride Festival, rhubarb, carnivals and more this weekend

It’s a weekend full of community festivals. Here are some happening all around the Sound.

Annual Pride Celebration noon-5 p.m. July 14, Pierce Transit Park, Broadway, Tacoma. Free. 253-383-2318, rainbowcntr.org. Read our story about the event at: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2012/07/13/2212770/tacomas-annual-lgbt-pride-week.html?storylink=weekendnav

Art on the Ave Tacoma’s annual art festival featuring a mobile glass Hot Shop, live music, artist vendors, “grub crawl” and much more. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday on Sixth Avenue between Pine and Trafton streets. Admission is free. Read about the event at: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2012/07/13/2213234/grub-glass-art-and-maybe-a-guest.html#storylink=misearch

PowellsWood Storytelling Festival featuring local and national story tellers, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. today. Free

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