Friday, Nov. 8
Live Music

CLOVER PARK TECHNICAL COLLEGE: Tacoma Concert Band (classical) 6 p.m.
EL GAUCHO: Sandy Harvey (piano lounge) 6 p.m.
ENCORE: Ladies night (hip-hop, top 40 DJs) 10 p.m., $1-$7
GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Notorious 253 (dance) 9 p.m., NC
GRIT CITY COMEDY: Lonnie Bruhn (comedy) 8:30 p.m., $15
JAZZBONES: Bump Kitchen (funk, R&B) 8 p.m., $6
MAXWELL’S: Lance Buller Trio (jazz) 7 p.m., NC
NEW FRONTIER: Thrones, Wet (rock) 8 p.m., $5
TACOMA COMEDY: Ben Gleib (comedy) 8, 10:30 p.m., $15
THEATRE ON THE SQUARE: Brentano String Quartet (classical) 7:30 p.m., $19-$49, AA
UNCLE SAM'S: Generation Unknown (rock) 8 p.m.
UNCLE THURM'S: Kareem Kandi Band (jazz) 7:30 p.m., NC
UPS – SCHNEEBECK: Maria Sampen (classical violin) 7:30 p.m., $8.50-$12.50

Orchard Street Treasures Holiday Fair - 10:00 am
Tacoma Alliance Church, 2401 S. Orchard St., Tacoma, WA 98466
Orchard Street Treasures’ Annual Holiday Craft Fair. Sponsored by Tacoma Alliance Church, November 8th - 10am - 6pm, November 9th - 9am - 4pm. Over 35 tables of homemade crafts, home/seasonal decor, home-based businesses, food, jewelry, and so much more. Info:
Parkland Lutheran School Veterans’ Day Program - 2:00 pm
Parkland Lutheran Church and School, 120 123rd St. South, Tacoma, WA 98444
Parkland Lutheran School warmly invites you to their annual Veterans Day Program on Friday, November 8th. There will be posting of the colors by the V.F.W., a guest speaker, sing a-longs with PLS students, & an acknowledgement of veterans in our midst. Please plan to join us as we thank all the Veterans who gave so much for our freedom! Info:
Tacoma Concert Band Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament - 6:00 pm
Clover Park Technical College, 4500 Steilacoom Blvd. SW, Lakewood, WA 98499
An evening of Texas Hold'em, America's favorite poker game. Prizes, food, FUN, and fundraising for the Tacoma Concert Band! Plus, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Puyallup Rotary Club's Rotary Polio Plus campaign. Must be over 21 years of age. Tickets required. Tickets may be purchased at the event to avoid the convenience fees. Info:
“Short and Sweet” Auction to Support Low-Income Pregnant Women - 7:00 pm
Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S Massachusetts St., Seattle, WA
Open Arms Perinatal Services invites the community to attend the 6th Annual “Short and Sweet Auction and All That Jazz” fundraiser. This event will take place at the Northwest African American Museum in Seattle ( Proceeds from the event will help Open Arms continue providing strong community-based support to low-income women through pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Event highlights include music by a jazz quartet from Garfield High School, catering by Seasoned in Seattle ( ) and most importantly women whose lives have been positively impacted by our services ( Our event will feature the always entertaining Laura Michalek, Fundraising Auctioneer. We extend our invitation to the community at large, the media, business professionals and local dignitaries. Info:
Distinguished Writer Series with Peter Ludwin - 7:00 pm
King’s Books, 218 St Helens Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402
This monthly event features a Distinguished Writer followed by an Open Mic for all poets, sign-up is at 6:45 pm. This month features poet Peter Ludwin, the recipient of a Literary Fellowship from Artist Trust, and the W.D. Snodgrass Award for Endeavor and Excellence in Poetry. His latest book, Rumors of Fallible Gods, was twice a finalist for the Gival Press Poetry Award. A multiple Pushcart Prize nominee, He lives in Kent. Admission is free. The event occurs monthly the second Friday of every month at King's Books. Sponsored by the Puget Sound Poetry Connection and the Tacoma Arts Commission. Info:
Working Class Theatre NW presents Zoo Story - 7:30 pm
Old Historic Post Office 3rd floor Courtroom, 1102 A St., Tacoma, WA 98402
We are “Working Class Theatre NW”. WCTNW produces relevant, thought-provoking theatre for a wider audience. By expanding the boundaries of a normal theater going experience, our artists challenge you to ask WHY. We produce shows that matter, by artists who care, for a reasonable price. We are planning out a season of 5 shows geared toward the working Class. And through our partnership / sponsorship with “Spaceworks!” the timing is right! Info:
Dukesbay Productions presents Alfred Uhry’s DRIVING MISS DAISY - 7:30 pm
The Dukesbay Theater, 508 S. Sixth Ave. #10, Tacoma, WA 98402
After demolishing her brand new car, Daisy Werthen, a rich, sharp-tongued Jewish widow from Atlanta reluctantly surrenders the driver’s seat to Hoke Coleburn, a proud, soft-spoken black man. At first, Hoke’s presence in her life is met with disdain. But over the course of 25 years, Hoke becomes not only her chauffeur, but against all odds, her best friend. November 8 - 23, 2013, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Thursday Nov. 21 at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2:00 pm. Info:
“Exploration”: Maria Sampen, Violin, Performs New Music and Old - 7:30 pm
University of Puget Sound, Schneebeck Concert Hall
Maria Sampen, a Tacoma violinist known for her vibrant interpretations of standard and experimental works, will open the season for the Faculty Recital Series at University of Puget Sound. The director of strings at Puget Sound has chosen a program titled “Exploration.” It includes two classical sonatas that showcase the virtuosity of the violin and the debut performance of two adventurous new works. Oksana Ezhokina, chair of piano studies at Pacific Lutheran University, will accompany Sampen on piano. The program includes:
Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 9, Opus 47 (“Kreutzer”), Eugène Ysaÿe: Sonata No. 6, Mark Phillips: Violin Power for Solo Violin and Interactive Digital Media (Premiere performance), Andrew Mead: Sonata No. 3 for Solo Violin, Movement VI “In Memoriam M.B.” (Premiere performance). The Faculty Recital Series is produced by the School of Music at University of Puget Sound. Info:
The Kareem Kandi Band @ B Sharp Coffee House - 7:30 pm
B Sharp Coffee House, 706 Opera Alley, 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:
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! or or (253) 905-5301.
Nate Jackson’s Super Funny Comedy Show - 8:30 pm
The Plaza Ballroom at The Landmark Convention Center, 47 St Helens Ave., Tacoma, WA 98402
This is the return of Nate Jackson's Super Funny Comedy Show. The show is at an all New And Improved location, in the heart of the city at Plaza Ballroom At The Landmark Convention Center, inside the Temple Theater Building. Super Funny shatters what you have known comedy shows to be. It’s a movement and its huge! Bringing you live entertainment that will have your laughing muscles stretched out. Info: