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Thursday, March 23, 2017 This Week's Paper
Thursday, Mar. 23
Trapped: Escape Fort Nisqually
Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma, WA 98407
Trapped: Escape Fort Nisqually is a high-energy suspense game torn from the pages of history that challenges you and your friends to explore a trapper's hidden secrets while you uncover clues, solve puzzles, and attempt to escape capture. Team members sift through documents and artifacts in one of the Fort’s historic buildings and race against the clock to piece together the information they’ll need to unlock the door and re-emerge into the 21st century. Trapped, a collaboration between Metro Parks Tacoma and Labyrinth Escape Games Portland, is the first interactive experience of its kind on the West Coast. It came about through Andrew Lind’s connection with Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, where Lind volunteered for several years while he was a student. After founding Labyrinth, Lind reconnected with the Fort when he learned that the museum’s event coordinator, Allison Campbell, wanted to bring a unique offering to visitors. “Both organizations have a passion for innovating ways of teaching history, and it was a natural fit,” Lind said. Trapped: Escape Fort Nisqually boasts no modern technology and no behind-the-scenes tricks. The game design is unique because it is 100 percent time-period-appropriate. It offers a true challenge and a wonderful experience for both veterans and newcomers to the genre. Point Defiance Park has long been an event destination and Metro Parks is proud to add another offering for its guests. Trapped will be a limited engagement and tickets are now on sale. The game can accommodate eight people per game and lasts approximately one hour. Tickets can be purchased at http://fortnisqually.org Feb. .23, 24 and 25 March 23, 24 and 25 Times: Games begin at 6:30, 8 and 9:30 p.m. Cost: $25 per person. Age: Participants must be 21 or older.
Gallery - Migration by Matthew Olds
University Gallery in Ingram, Pacific Lutheran University 12180 Park Ave S Tacoma, WA 98447
The places we are from, the places we are now, directly contribute to the people we have become and ultimately, where we will go. Artist Matthew Olds looks into the relationship of people moving through places from the Tacoma area, to current desperate global migrations, and ultimately the journey from life to death. Video, paintings, and site-specific sculptural installations, create a dynamic multi-media visual conversation between both the works in the gallery and those who walk through it. This gallery will be open March 15 to April 12, Monday thru Friday from 8am-4pm. Info: http://www.plu.edu/soac/events
Steins, Vines & Grinds: Washington’s Story of Beer, Wine & Coffee - 10:00 am
Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402
The latest exhibit at the Washington State History Museum, Steins, Vines & Grinds, explores the history of three libations that continue to be wildly popular in the Evergreen State. Discover how the passion of beverage industry leaders connected with the unique climate and geography of our state to place Washington at the forefront of the industry. Visitors to Steins, Vines & Grinds will be immersed in the origins of these three beverages in Washington and see a giant-size inflatable Rainier Beer bottle and a bottle of Rainier - unopened - discovered in a sunken ship; a grape press used by Croatian wine makers in Gig Harbor; coffee and beer mugs and wine bottles and glasses ranging back in time; and a mélange of beverage memorabilia and marketing materials that includes posters, neon signs, beer trays, and even a bobblehead brewmaster. Info: http://www.washingtonhistory.org/visit/wshm/exhibits/featured/steinsvinesgrinds/
Hopeful Homebuyer Happy Hour! - 5:30 pm
NYP Bar & Grill, 3702 S Fife Street, Tacoma WA 98409
Join us at happy hour for a FREE and informal overview of the home buying process with experienced industry professionals! Appetizers and the first round of drinks are on us. We will cover the following topics and look forward to answering all questions! * Benefits of owning vs. renting a home * How and why to get pre-approved for a mortgage * How to be a strong buyer in today’s market * What happens after your offer is accepted * The importance of home and sewer inspections * The closing process Hosted by Madison Basham and Brittney Cabler, Realtors with Coldwell Banker Bain. Guest speakers include Lindsey Baker with Guild Mortgage, Randi Peterson with Rainier Title, and Sewer Inspector Mike Shafer. Please note: We are not providing homebuyer certificates, nor are we affiliated with local government sponsored homebuyer education classes needed for various down payment assistance programs. We just believe in sharing knowledge & volunteering our time to educate you about buying a home. Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1644974019137547/
Peaks and Pints Lodge Meeting with Crux Fermentation Project - 6:00 pm
Peaks and Pints, 3816 N. 26th St., Tacoma, WA 98407
In 2012, Paul Evers and Brewmaster Larry Sidor established their Crux Fermentation Project in a former AAMCO transmission shop in Bend, Oregon. They designed the brewery for non-traditional brewing methods such as decoction mashing, open fermentation, oak barrel aging, wild yeast strains and experimental hops. All their beer is bottled and labeled by hand in small batches right at the brewery. From 6-9 p.m., Crux will pour their beers at Peaks and Pints. The Tacoma Runners will be in the house, too. Info: http://peaksandpints.com/
Ed Taylor - 6:00 pm
Bleu Note, 6008 MT Tacoma Dr SE #F, Lakewood WA 98499
Lakewood Jazz Night with Ed Taylor every Thursday from 6- 9 pm. No Cover. 1/2 off martinis and margaritas for ladies till 10. $5 wine & champagne specials for the ladies. All-you-can-eat fried catfish from 4 to 7 pm for $13. (The Bleu Note located behind Goodwill off Bridgeport.) https://www.facebook.com/thebluenotebistroandlounge/ 253.433.3974
Tim Hall Blues Jam - 7:00 pm
Schooner Pub & Galley, 5429 100th St. S.W. Lakewood, WA
Blues Jam hosted by Tim "Too Tall" Hall and Doug "Mad Dog" McKinnon. Full P.A., drums, amps are supplies. All musicians and vocalists are welcome. Being held at Lakewood's landmark the "SCHOONER" every Thursday. Info: https://www.facebook.com/The-Schooner-Pub-and-Galley-133086533398066/
Hellport & Dire Fire - 9:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402
Hellport and Dire Fire are live at the Swiss Pub March 23rd from 9 to 11 Hellport creates industrial metal from Hell. Dire Fire is a psychedelic rock band taking different influence and styles and combining them together to create an original sound. Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/275948576159832/