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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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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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‘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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Wrist poetry reading tonight at Anthem Coffee

April is National Poetry Month, and to kick it off local poets Tammy Robacker and Maria Gudaitis are teaming up with new literary mag Wrist to produce the inaugural poetry issue, launching at Anthem Coffee with a free release party, reading and open mike event

The free, limited-edition magazine will this month feature over 40 local poets, many of whom will read their work. 6 p.m. tonight. Free. Anthem Coffee and Tea, 1911 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma.


A great film and some Palestinian politics

I try to stay out of politics here on the Get Out blog but here’s an event that includes an outstanding movie. And some good food. Regarding the politics: proceed according to your own compass. I make no endorsements here.

The award-winning 2011 film “5 Broken Cameras” will be shown on Saturday at 5 p.m. as part of an evening of Palestinian Non-violent Resistance.

Iyad Burnat, the filmmaker’s brother, will be on hand to talk about his life in the West Bank under Israeli military occupation.

Here’s a description from the movie’s site:

5 Broken Cameras

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Seattle Men’s and Women’s Choruses to perform free concerts in Tacoma and Olympia

The Seattle Men’s Chorus and Seattle Women’s Chorus are performing a series of free concerts in support of approving Referendum 74 which would keep same-sex marriage legal in Washington.

The series called “Voices United for Marriage” includes a show Friday night in Tacoma at the Pantages Theatre and on Sept. 29 in Olympia.

The program will include a 90-minute set of music, stories and speakers.

Some of the songs that will be performed include “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” “Dancing Queen,” “Seal Lullaby,” “Come Live With Me and Be My Love,” and “Livin’ la Vida Loca.”

“We are

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Vicci Martinez is Free For All on Sept. 22

Tacoma singer and “The Voice” finalist Vicci Martinez will perform at the Fall Free For All on Sept. 22 in Tacoma.

The annual community arts festival sponsored by the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts features over 50 music, dance, drama, film and children’s events over two days. Best of all – it’s free.

Martinez’s acoustic performance will take place at the Pantages Theatre at 9 p.m. And yes, it’s free.

Here’s the catch – It’s small, but important:
The event requires email registration to gain wristband pass access.


Make your Carrotcatures at Tuesday’s Farmers Market

There’s not a lot more I can say about this poster. But, here it is anyway…

Carrotcatures Craft Project Contest for Kids & Adults
Where: 6th Ave Farmers Market, and the Soulstainable Soups kids’ craft tent.
When: Tuesday August 28. Market is open 3-7 p.m. Carrot crafting will begin at 3:30 p.m and judging will take place at 6 p.m.
Cost: Free. All supplies provided.

Here’s more from the announcement:

With the help of pipe-cleaners, glitter, google-eyes and other found materials we will turn our carrots into people, cars, monsters, pop-stars, animals and whatever else our

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