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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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Sobottka’s menagerie of cybernetic animal totems on display at TCC
Dave R. Davison

In Tacoma, fine art galleries come and go like the tides that wash in and out along the rocky fringes of Commencement Bay. Lately, however, it seems that there is more going and than coming in the art gallery universe. The art scene in Tacoma currently seems limited to the big museums and to a handful…


Friday, Nov. 4 LOUIE G'S: Andrew Landers & Mainstreet Struggleville (Americana, folk) 8 p.m., $10, AA B SHARP COFFEE: Marc Harper and Friends (jazz) 8 p.m., $7, AA CULTURA: “Azul Fridays” with DJ Mauro (DJ) 10 p.m., $5-$10 G. DONNALSON'S: Little Bill Engelhart and Rod Cook (blues, jazz) 7:30…

2016 Fall Arts & Concerts Series 

Internationally acclaimed Pianists Kristina Henckel and Lynn Worcester will enthrall audiences at the final Fall Arts & Concerts Series sponsored by UP for Arts on Friday, November 18 from 7 pm to 8:30pm in the UP Civic/Library Atrium.  The duo will perform the following classics: Camile…


Friday, Oct. 21 JAZZBONES: Layzie Bone, Mo Thugs, Barz, Cally Reed (hip-hop) 8 p.m., $15-$20 B SHARP COFFEE: Joe Doria Trio (jazz) 8 p.m., $7, AA CULTURA: “Azul Friday” with DJ Mauro and DJ Leo (Latin DJ) 10 p.m., $5-$10 G. DONNALSON'S: Ed Taylor (smooth jazz) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA GREAT AMERICAN…

Dance Theatre Northwest performs at the Tacoma Dome

Dance Theatre Northwest will perform at the Tacoma Holiday Food and Gift Festival at the Tacoma Dome on Oct. 22 from 12-3:15 p.m. Musical Theatre style favorites along with holiday songs and dance staged and directed by Melanie Kirk-Stauffer, Artistic Director, will be presented. Excerpts from classical…

Congratulations to DTNW’s junior dance ensemble members

Congratulations to the young dancers chosen to be members of Dance Theatre Northwest’s newest junior dance ensemble through recent auditions. These young dancers receive extensive performing experience, group and private training in classical ballet in addition to other dance styles. They perform…


Friday, Oct. 7 GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Sway (pop, rock covers) 9 p.m., NC B SHARP COFFEE: Velocity (jazz, funk, soul) 8 p.m., $7, AA CULTURA: “Azul Friday” with DJ Mauro and DJ Leo (Latin DJ) 10 p.m., $5-$10 G. DONNALSON'S: Little Bill Engelart and Rod Cook (blues, jazz) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA JAZZBONES:…

Laughing allowed?!
Carolin Jones

Are there things we shouldn't joke about? 9/11? AIDS? The Holocaust? At what point does humor stop being funny? “The Last Laugh,” directed by Ferne Perlstein, aims to answer all of these questions as A-List comedians like Sarah Silverman and Mel Brooks join Jewish and non-Jewish comedians and…


Friday, Sept. 23 B SHARP COFFEE: CD Woodbury Trio (blues) 8 p.m., $7, AA CULTURA: Héctor Tricoche (salsa) 9 p.m. G. DONNALSON'S: Jonaye Kendrick (jazz) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Nite Crew (dance) 9 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: Two Story Zori, Rhythm N' Brown (reggae) 8 p.m., $10-$15 KEYS ON…

Dance Theatre Northwest auditions begin Sept. 21

Experienced dancers with classical training are needed for upcoming performances of “Arts Are Education,” “Art Inspires Art” and other community arts performances. Positions are open for company members, the junior dance ensemble and guest performers. Call (253) 778-6534 for an application…