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Wednesday, Nov. 6

JAZZBONES: Maurice the Fish presents Sevens Revenge, Torre (rock) 8 p.m., $5
DAVE'S OF MILTON: The Rubber Band (jam night) 7 p.m., NC
EL GAUCHO: Sandy Harvey (piano lounge) 6 p.m.
STONEGATE: Dave Nichols' Hump Day Jam, $8:30 p.m., NC
TACOMA COMEDY: Comedy open mic, 8 p.m., NC, 18+

12:00 pm
White River Valley Museum, 918 H Street SE, Auburn Community Campus, Auburn, WA 98002
An Exhibit That Rocks, Revs, and Celebrates Teenage Years in the 1950s and 60s. Come to Auburn for a rockin' trip back in time. Grease Was the Word is a new exhibit opening at the White River Valley Museum that looks at the quickly changing world of teenagers and their cars in 1950s and 60s America. Like every generation of youth, these teens challenged the social norms of their parents, but they had an additional tool at their disposal: the easily available automobile. This exhibit explores how cars enabled this generation of teens to socialize differently, travel further, and express themselves in ways that American culture had never seen before.The exhibit includes a collection of never-before-exhibited artifacts from the Gearlords Car Club, an Auburn-based teen car club that existed from 1962 - 1969. Other artifacts on display include: clothing, photographs, a juke box, and drive -in movie memorabilia including a screen airing instructional films from the era such as "How to Date" and "Teenicide". Info: http://www.wrvmuseum.org
5:00 pm
Starbucks, 2602 North Proctor, Tacoma, Washington 98407-5250
Walk 3 miles. Dogs are welcome, Kid friendly 26th and Proctor. Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/241447572688071/?ref_dashboard_filter=calendar
6:00 pm
Kittredge Gallery, University of Puget Sound, N. 15th St. at N. Lawrence St., Tacoma, WA
Randy Bolton’s work is on display in Kittredge Art Gallery through Saturday, Nov. 9. A reception will be held at the gallery on Wednesday, Nov. 6. Refreshments will be served and Bolton will be present to speak with visitors. Info: http://www.pugetsound.edu/news-and-events/events-calendar/details/4010/2013-11-06/
6:00 pm
Tacoma Nature Center, 1919 South Tyler Street, Tacoma WA 98405
This series of parent education classes will offer parents a variety of views and techniques in support of guiding young children in their early learning of self-control, responsibility, communication, cooperation and following directions. Information and resources, large and small group interactions, and group discussions are all included. One or both parents are welcome, as are child-care givers and grandparents, but children should be left at home. Come for one or all of the workshops. Pre-registration required. Adults 18 and up, $5/person, TNC Members free. Info: http://www.TacomaNatureCenter.org
6:00 pm
Univ. Puget Sound, Wheelock bldg. Rotunda
Mark Lindquist, Jack Connelly, Tasha Ina Church and Hilary Young, with Steve Smith as moderator, will discuss why a disproportionate amount of those incarcerated are people of color. Please join us to engage in this vitally important civic conversation. Info: http://www.cityclubtacoma.org or https://www.facebook.com/events/177520835772835/?ref_dashboard_filter=calendar
6:30 pm
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Ted Brown Music, 6228 Tacoma Mall Blvd, Tacoma
Ted Brown Music Tacoma hosts a free, all-ages ukulele circle every Wednesday from 6:30-8 p.m. Join us for a FREE ukulele jam session. Bring your ukulele and get ready to meet and connect w/ other uke players, and have lots of fun too! Everybody is welcome, from uke pros to beginners. For more info contact Ted Brown Music at (253) 272-3211 or visit http://www.tedbrownmusic.com.
8:00 pm
Jazzbones, 2803 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406-6707
Rock: Sevens Revenge, Torre. Maurice The Fish Records Presents First Wednesday Sessions. The First Wednesday of every month MTFR brings together their artist for a show at Jazzbones. This night features a wide array of pacific northwest talent from MTFR'S growing roster. Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/401253870004042/#!/events/401253870004042/?source=1
10:00 pm
Kittredge Art Gallery, University of Puget Sound, N. 15th St. at N. Lawrence St., Tacoma, WA
On view at Kittredge Gallery in October and early November are two new exhibitions of contemporary prints and sculpture, both drawing from familiar sources to create works that strive to shift the way we see our everyday world. In the Large Gallery is a body of work by printmaker Randy Bolton, who uses imagery from mass media and popular sources that he then alters and recombines through a collage-like process. The resulting images feel at first familiar and comfortable but carry an undercurrent of uncertainty or apprehension that undermines the viewer’s initial emotional response. Bolton has said: “For some time now in my work, I have aimed to communicate my ambivalent feelings of fascination and dismay about contemporary culture and society. My recent large-scale digital banner prints on canvas and the smaller screenprints on paper build upon the historic tradition of printmaking as a democratic voice, while expanding the discipline into new directions in terms of innovative approaches to process and content as a means of contemporary public discourse. ... I hope that viewers will be gently nudged into a different way of seeing and thinking. For an unblinking moment, maybe there will be an awareness of how appearances can deceive and how images can manipulate emotions to create a false sense of contentment and security.” On view in the Small Gallery is new work by Tacoma sculptor Holly A. Senn, who is known for her sculptures and installations created from discarded library books. In these labor-intensive works she explores the lifecycle of ideas—how ideas are generated, dispersed, referenced, or forgotten. She has stated: “I transform books—recognizable symbols of recorded and shared information—and their pages into new forms, using the iconic materials to consider the recursive nature of ideas. Because I look at permanence and impermanence, organisms and processes with visible regeneration cycles inspire my art.” Info: http://pugetsound.edu/kittredge