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Friday, Nov. 1

THEATRE ON THE SQUARE: New Directions Veterans Choir (a cappella) 7:30 p.m., $39
EL GAUCHO: Sandy Harvey (piano lounge) 6 p.m.
ENCORE: Ladies night (hip-hop, top 40 DJs) 10 p.m., $1-$7
GRIT CITY COMEDY: Sadiki Fuller (comedy) 8:30 p.m., $15
MAXWELL’S: Lance Buller Trio (jazz) 7 p.m., NC
NEW FRONTIER: I Like Science, Wildberries (indie-rock) 9 p.m., $5
O'MALLEY'S: Fun Police, Los Hermanos Brothers, The Bangers, VX (rock) 9 p.m., NC
PROSSER PIANO: Joe Bongiorno, Brad Jacobsen (solo piano) 7:30 p.m., $15, AA
STONEGATE: Ghost 211 (rock) 9 p.m., NC
TACOMA COMEDY: Pete Lee (comedy) 8, 10:30 p.m., $15
UNCLE THURM'S: Blenis-Ely Band (blues) 7:30 p.m., NC

9:00 am
Tacoma Nature Center, 1919 South Tyler Street, Tacoma WA 98405
Join us for our regular stewardship activities as we care for the park by removing invasive plant species, re-planting areas with native plants and helping those plants thrive. No experience necessary. Come dressed for the weather and prepared to get dirty. Work parties occur rain or shine! Children must be accompanied by adults. All ages welcome, free. Info: http://www.TacomaNatureCenter.org
10:00 am
Museum of Glass, 1801 Dock Street Tacoma, WA 98402
Created almost 40 years ago, the legendary Irish Cylinders by Dale Chihuly will be on exhibition beginning October 26. Museum of Glass presents Irish Cylinders by Dale Chihuly From the George R. Stroemple Collection opening October 26, 2013 and on view until September 2014. Among the earliest series of Chihuly's oeuvre are the little-known, legendary Irish Cylinders, created in 1975 at the Rhode Island School of Design, begun on St. Patrick's Day and completed over Thanksgiving weekend. The 44 vessels, loosely categorized as St. Patrick's Day Cylinders, Irish Cylinders and the Ulysses Cylinders, which were inspired by James Joyce’s masterpiece, Ulysses. Minty and milky, the Irish Cylinders feature glass-drawing pick-up techniques similar to Chihuly's more abstract Blanket Cylinders. The series was briefly exhibited at the Benson Gallery in Bridehampton, New York in the summer of 1976, but then placed in storage. The complete series of Irish Cylinders has been previously exhibited at the Portland Art Museum in 1997. The Stromple Collection now numbers more than five hundred objects and is the largest single holding of Chihuly’s work. Info: http://www.museumofglass.org
4:00 pm
6th Ave Photgraphy Studios, 2502 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406
Celebrate Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with 6th Avenue Business District. The event begins at 6th Ave Photography where you can get your face painted or select a mask or puppet to carry in the procession. Costume rental for the procession is available across the street at Northwest Costume. (Advanced rental is suggested). Bring your own puppets or masks from home or use our art supplies and participate in the ongoing Pay-What-You-Can workshops. The procession leaves at 5:30 pm and will go down the sidewalk east until we reach Cedar Street where we cross the street and head west until we reach Trafton street where we will cross the street and return to 6th Ave Photography for the party. The party kicks off with a ceremony where you can put the name of a loved one who has passed away on a piece of paper and add it to the alter where Frances Lorenz will do a Dia de los Muertos Ceremony. The ceremony will be followed by dinner, cocktails, entertainment and vendors. Admission is free. All are welcome.. Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/410241549102264/?ref_dashboard_filter=calendar
4:30 pm
Lakewood Moose Lodge at 109 and Halcyon in Lakewood
Country Dancin' and Classic Rockin' Singles TGIF. Doors open at 4:30 and dance lesson will occur at 5:15 to 5:45 pm. Music is by DJ (Barb Przasnyski and Frank Pedersen) and lasts until 10:30 pm. Cover charge is $5. Drinks are inexpensive as are the dinners (available from 5-7 pm). Couples (no longer single) are invited to come as well. You don't have to be a member of the Moose. Someone will sign you in. Call Barb at 253-279-3374 if you have questions.
4:30 pm
First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 524 S. I St., Tacoma, WA 98403
A 6-concert series featuring over 75 piano students from Tacoma Chapter, Washington State Music Teachers Association, performing with violinist Janet Utterback-Peck and cellist Brad Hawkins. 3 concerts will feature children playing Halloween-themed music and dressed in Trick-or-Treat costumes; Friday, Nov. 1, 5:30 and 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 2 at 7:00 p.m. 3 classical concerts will be Saturday, Nov. 2 at 4:00, and Sunday, Nov. 3 at 3:00 and 7:00 p.m. Admission is complimentary. Info: http://tacomamusicteachers.org/Calendar_of_Events_FV87.html
7:30 pm
Tacoma Little Theatre, 210 N I St, Tacoma
Tacoma Little Theatre is proud to present an audience favorite, Robert Harling’s Steel Magnolias, directed by Elliot Weiner. Last seen on the TLT stage during the 1998-1999 season, we have consistently received requests to revisit this production. Concerned with a group of gossipy southern ladies in a small-town beauty parlor, Steel Magnolias is alternately hilarious and touching—and, in the end, deeply revealing of the strength and purposefulness which underlie the antic banter of its characters. This production features the amazing talents of Stephanie Leeper (Truvy), Jessica Robins (Annelle), Dana Galagan (Clairee), Gretchen Boyt (Shelby), Kathi Aleman (M'Lynn), and Carol Richmond (Ouiser). Steel Magnolias will run Friday, October 18, 2013 until Sunday, November 3, 2013. Friday and Saturday showings are at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm. Info: http://www.tacomalittletheatre.com
8:00 pm
Skylark West Seattle, 3803 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106
Skylark's 7th Annual Halloween Battle of the Bands! See local Seattle bands dress up and perform as a famous band of their choosing. DO NOT MISS OUT! 8pm FREE. Robotic About Us- The Flaming Lips, Snaketopus- Rammstein, The Mangles- The Replacements, Gibraltar- Lou Reed, Post Adolescence- Placebo, Werebearcat- Talking Heads, Friends & Family- Daniel Johnston, The Fantastic Fish Club (featuring members of The Hoot Hoots)- The Little Mermaid, Wiscon (featuring members of NighTraiN)- G. G. Allin, In Cahoots- Heart. This years FABULOUS judges: Trent Moorman (The Stranger), Sharlese Metcalf (KEXP/ Audioasis), Ben Jenkins (producer/ owner The Kill Room Studios). MC: Troy Nelson (KEXP/ The Young Evils) Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/385355548233880/?ref_dashboard_filter=calendar
8:00 pm
Traditions Café, 300 5th Avenue SW, Olympia, WA 98501
Smart, funny, informative -- like Rachel Maddow and Jon Stewart with guitars. Emma’s Revolution is the, award-winning, activist musicians Pat Humphries & Sandy O. Emma's Revolution will be performing on Friday, November 1, 2013 at 8pm at Traditions Café. Tickets are $15 general admission and $10 student & low income. Touring over 200 days a year, Emma’s Revolution uses the power of music to promote peace and justice. Their songs have been sung for the Dalai Lama, praised by Pete Seeger and recorded by Holly Near. Emma’s Revolution has performed at thousands of peace and justice events around the world, and the list continues to grow. Info: http://emmasrevolution.com
8:30 pm
Studio 6 Ballroom, 2608 6th Avenue, Tacoma, WA
8:30pm drop-in lesson in Merengue, Bachata, and Salsa. 9:30pm Open Dancing - Salsa & more. DJ music (requests taken), full club lights & disco balls, Bose sound system. Dance cost: $5, add the lesson for only $5 more! http://www.Studio6Ballroom.com or Facebook.com/MyStudio6Ballroom or (253) 905-5301.
8:30 pm
Hotel Murano, 1320 Broadway Plaza, Tacoma, WA 98402
LIVE JAZZ. A native of the Pacific Northwest, saxophonist Kareem Kandi is a performer, composer, and educator, who is in high demand for his talents both on and off the stage. All ages welcome. No cover charge. Info: http://kareemkandi.com/schedule/
9:00 pm
O'Malley's Irish Pub, 2403 6th ave., Tacoma, WA 98406
A night of FREE Halloween mayhem and debauchery this Day of the Dead. The evening will be hosted by yours truly, The Fun Police. Live Tricks and Treats, Games w/ Prizes, and a last chance to win Costume Contest!!! Come out for a night of fun, check out the bands: The Fun Police, Los Hermanos Bros (with members of Vamanos), The Bangers from Port Angeles with Ryan Fontana from Super Happy Story Time Land, although he is in a totally different element. First not not least will be VX, two of the three from Violent Expulsion will come fondle your ears with songs of STDs, drinking and nuns. Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1425113801035671/?ref_dashboard_filter=calendar
9:00 pm
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TK Irish Pub & Eatery, 109 S Meridian, Puyallup, WA 98371
First Friday each month at The TK Irish Pub & Eatery Funk Republic Radio presents a funky evening for dancing and listening pleasure. Check out the groovy sounds of funk and soul music by on-air personality JJ Nite from Funk Republic Radio. Info: http://funkrepublic.com