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Friday, July 14

JAZZBONES: Clinton Fearon and the Boogie Brown Band (reggae) 8 p.m., $10-$15
G. DONNALSON'S: Paul Green Jazz/Blues Duo (jazz/blues) 7:30 p.m., NC
KEYS ON MAIN: Dueling pianos, 9 p.m., NC
LOUIE G'S: Backyard Festival. Outdoor Stage: Sin Circus, Katum, Violet Hallucinations, Jericho Hill, Stoic FB, Siren’s Rain, When it Rains, Toarn, Better Half Now, Medussas Maidens. Indoor Stage: Massacre at the Opera, Noctium, Heart Avail, Locomotive, Prelude to a Pistol, Pagan County Rebels, Silent Theory, Strawberry Rocket, The Sinbound. (rock) 1 p.m., $10-$25, AA
REAL ART TACOMA: Above Rattle Snakes, Tidelines, Voyagers, Norah (punk, rock, metal) 7 p.m., $10, AA
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Cinema On The Sound returns to Chambers Creek Regional Park

Grab a blanket and come out not once but twice this summer for free movie events at Chambers Creek Regional Park in University Place. Bring the family and we'll supply the stars. First up on July 22 will be “Pete’s Dragon,” followed by “Moana” on Aug. 12.
Movies begin at dusk. Pre-movie entertainment from 7-8:30 p.m. includes Bricks 4 Kidz and Wiggle Works. Food truck vendors with reasonable prices will also be on site, plus popcorn will be served by the Curtis High ASB.
Cinema On The Sound is presented by Click Network and The Chambers Creek Foundation, in partnership with Bricks 4 Kidz, Wiggle Works, Hometown Dogs and… Read Full Story

Staged reading of Sartre script scheduled for July 2

New Muses Theatre Company is showing a one night only staged reading of Jean Paul Sartre’s “No Exit” on July 2 at 7 p.m. This pay-what-you-can performance was adapted from the French by Paul Bowles and is directed by Katelyn Hoffman.
Sartre’s existentialist play is summarized as follows: Two women and one man are locked up together for eternity in one hideous room in hell. The windows are bricked up; there are no mirrors; the electric lights can never be turned off; and there is no exit. The irony of this hell is that its torture… Read Full Story

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Friday, Feb. 24 GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Nite Crew (dance) 9 p.m., NC B SHARP COFFEE: Hal Merrill (jazz) 8 p.m., $7, AA CULTURA: “Latin Nights” with DJ Maura and DJ Leo (salsa, merengue and reggaeton DJ) 10 p.m., $10-$240 G. DONNALSON'S: James Haye (blues) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA JAZZBONES: The Dusty…


Friday, Feb. 10 REAL ART TACOMA: Expire, Bent Life, Bib, Lowest Priority, Lower Species (hardcore, punk) 7:30 p.m., $10, AA B SHARP COFFEE: 322 Jazz Collective (jazz) 8 p.m., $5, AA G. DONNALSON'S: Johnaye Kendrick (jazz) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Decade X (dance) 9 p.m., NC JAZZBONES:…


Friday, Jan. 27 REAL ART TACOMA: Nacho Picasso, X-Ray, Jaga, Trulyadub, Truecl4sh (hip-hop) 7 p.m., $10-$12, AA DYSTOPIAN STATE: Dark Lady (Scorpions tribute) 8 p.m., NC G. DONNALSON'S: James Haye with Brian Feist (blues) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Nite Crew (dance) 9 p.m., NC JAZZBONES:…

Get the party started, she will: Saucy Yoda returns next week
Ernest A. Jasmin

Saucy Yoda has turned to the dark side (sort of), which may come as some surprise to local fans that have followed her since she first surfaced in Tacoma at Maltoberfest, an Oktoberfest-spoofing event held at Bob's Java Jive in 2011. Saucy Yoda being the stage name of Alaska's Melodie Langer who will…


Friday, Jan. 13 THE VALLEY: Old Foals, Nocturnal Habits, Blanco Bronco (rock, alternative) 8 p.m., NC G. DONNALSON'S: Johnaye Kendrick (jazz) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Sonic Funk (dance) 9 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: Stoned Evergreen Travelers, Cottonwood Cutups, Danny Cash (bluegrass, country,…


Friday, Dec. 16 G. DONNALSON'S: Kim Archer (blues, funk) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA CULTURA: “Jingle Bachata” with DJ Mauro and DJ Leo (bachata, salsa, reggaeton DJ) 10 p.m., $20 JAZZBONES: Erotic City (Prince tribute) 8 p.m., $15-$20 KEYS ON MAIN: Dueling pianos, 9 p.m., NC LOUIE G'S:…

American holiday classic lands ‘wonderfully’ from screen to stage
Steve Dunkelberger

The usual trajectory of a work of fiction is that it enters the world as a book than then becomes a play, followed by a version taking to the silver screen. Frank Capra’s “It’s a Wonderful Life” bucked that trend by jumping straight to movie theaters in 1946 from Philip Van Doren Stern’s…


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