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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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Lakewood Playhouse makes ‘Arcadia’ a lush place to be
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Friday, Jan. 15 B SHARP COFFEE: Greta Matassa Quartet (jazz) 8 p.m., $5-$10, AA G. DONNALSON'S: Kareem Kandi (jazz) 8 p.m., NC, AA GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Funk Factory (dance) 9 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: Sonny Landreth (blues) 8 p.m., $30 KEYS ON MAIN: Dueling pianos, 9 p.m., NC PANTAGES: Pink Martini (chamber…


Friday, Jan. 1 HALF PINT PIZZA: Thrown-Out Bones (indie-pop) 9 p.m., NC KEYS ON MAIN: Dueling pianos, 9 p.m., NC REAL ART TACOMA: Pickwick, Spirit Award, Bod (rock, indie-pop) 8 p.m., $16-$18, AA THE SWISS: DJs Omarvelous, Skeemer and Sticky J (DJ dance) 9 p.m., TACOMA COMEDY: Roy Wood Jr. (comedy)…

MOG exhibits work by collaborative team of Kirkpatrick and Mace
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There exists a romantic image of the solitary artist, the sensitive misfit, working alone in the studio, standing at the easel half drunk on booze and 100 percent intoxicated with life. This is the archetype of the artist as the lone explorer out on the hero’s quest to travel into the unknown. Going…


Friday, Dec. 18 JAZZBONES: The Stacy Jones Band (blues) 8 p.m., $7 B SHARP COFFEE: Cara Francis Trio (jazz) 8 p.m., NC-$10, AA DAWSON'S: Little Bill Bluenotes (blues, jazz) 8 p.m., NC GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: The Phoenix (dance) 9 p.m., NC KEYS ON MAIN: Dueling pianos, 9 p.m., NC REAL ART TACOMA: The…

UP for Arts: Featured Artist Barry Crust
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Third Annual Grand Public Menorah Lighting

Chabad of Pierce County invites the public to join together with local elected officials in front of the University Place City Center on Dec. 13 for the third annual menorah lighting, 5 p.m. Enjoy music, dreidels, doughnuts, hot latkes, dancing and more. For more information, call Chabad at (253)…


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