Sunday, Nov. 10
Live Music

MARINE VIEW CHURCH: Dan Balmer (jazz) 5 p.m., NC
NEW FRONTIER: Bluegrass jam, 3 p.m., NC
SPAR: Pete Anderson (blues) 7 p.m., NC
TACOMA COMEDY: Jubal Flagg's Comedy Truth or Dare, 8 p.m., $10, 18+

David Douglas: A Naturalist at Work - 10:00 am
Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402
Discover the History and Intrigue of Nature in the Northwest. After the age of exploration, the discovery and identification of new species continued to generate great excitement among nations. David Douglas: A Naturalist at Work studies the intersection of geography, science and cultural history through the work of the famed Scottish naturalist and his discovery of more than 200 species in the Northwest. Guest curated by Jack and Claire Nisbet, the exhibit opens at the Washington State History Museum on Saturday, September 21, 2013, and displays Douglas’ journals and observations of Native tribes, rare 19th century botanical books and his original pressed specimens, bird mounts, pelts and skins. In addition, the exhibit traces the origins of the eponymous Douglas fir tree. David Douglas: A Naturalist at Work will be on display through February 23, 2014. Info:
America’s Largest Antique & Collectible Show - 10:00 am
Location: Sleep County ShowPlex – Enter at Blue Gate, Western Washington Fair Grounds, Puyallup, WA
Admission: Adult $6.00; Children 12–17 $3.00; Under 12 are FREE Contact: Christine Palmer Phone: 503-282-0877 Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Website:
OH, MY PAWS AND WHISKERS! CAT AND DOG PORTRAITS with Susan Wiersema - 10:00 am
Bainbridge Arts & Crafts, 151 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Just in time for holiday gift-giving, create a unique gift for someone special - or just give yourself the gift of a wonderful class. Working from your own photographs, you'll create an image in colored pencil, learning about materials, image transfer, layering, texturing, and finishing as you go. For ages 16 and up - a separate class will be offered for kids. Cost: $120 (members $110, students $100). To register for workshops, call 206.842.3132 or stop by the gallery. Info:
BareFoot Collective Autumn Dances - 3:00 pm
King’s Books, 218 St Helens Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402
The BareFoot Collective is taking dance out of the theatre and sharing it with the public through free performances all around Tacoma! See new work by local artists in unexpected places! The BareFoot Collective (tBFC) is a community-based organization dedicated to creating opportunities for dance and related arts in the Greater Tacoma Area. They accomplish this by providing access to dance through educational opportunities, community-based performances, audience experiences and artist collaborations. The BareFoot Collective emerged out of the Barefoot Studios in 2008 and is run by enthusiastic co-directors who are proud to call BareFoot their creative home. Info:
iFiesta, Familia, Folklore! - 3:00 pm
Rialto Theater, 310 S. Ninth St., Tacoma, WA 98402
The Pacific Northwest is home to outstanding performers of music and dance from Mexico. Experience the vibrant pageantry of ballet folklórico with Bailadores de Bronce! Bailadores Bronce is the premier ballet folklórico ensemble in Washington. This ensemble has studied and presented Mexican dance to audiences of the Northwest for over 30 years. They are an anchor of important community events such as Fiestas Patrias and Día de Muertos and were the subject of a documentary on VME television. The community-based… Show more ensemble produces dances from across Mexico's geography and history. Enjoy the bright brass music of Oaxaca by La Banda Gozona. La Banda Gozona offers a unique treasure to Washington State. It is made up of Latino and non-Latino artists dedicated to exploring the brass band music of Oaxaca in southern Mexico. The ensemble enjoys a long connection with visual artist Fulgencio Lazo and the Oaxacan community in Western Washington. It plays for the community's Guelaguetza celebration in Seattle every year, along with other events. Info:
The Kareem Kandi Band @ Uncle Thurm’s BBQ - 3:00 pm
Uncle Thurm's, 3709 S G St, Tacoma
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:
Jazz LIVE at Marine View Featuring guitarist Dan Balmer - 5:00 pm
Marine View Church, 8469 Eastside Dr. NE, Tacoma, WA 98422
Portland-based guitarist Dan Balmer ( has enjoyed quite a career not only as a performer, but also as a composer and educator. He was the youngest inductee ( of only 5 musicians) into both the Oregon Music Hall of Fame and the Jazz Society of Oregon Hall of Fame. He has credits on over 80 CDs (including 8 of his own) and has had his music featured both in airplay and in movies and television in the U.S and internationally. His versatility, ranging from jazz to rock to country to blues has served him well. In the 80s and 90s Dan had a successful collaboration with pianist Tom Grant, resulting in several chart-topping recordings. He has performed with a long list of jazz greats including an extended tour with Grammy winner Diane Schuur. The Los Angeles Times has proclaimed Balmer as “the model of what a contemporary guitarist should be.” When he is not touring he is busy fronting his own group as well as continuing gigs with legendary drummer Mel Brown, David Friesen and others. For his Marine View appearance he will be joined by impressive instrumentalists George Mitchell on keyboards, Jeff Leonard (returning to his hometown Tacoma) on bass and Micah Kassell on drums. Don’t miss an evening of exceptional, innovative jazz in the beautiful confines of Marine View. Info:
Veterans Day Celebration - 9:30 pm
Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma, WA 98407
In celebration of Veterans Day, we are offering free admission to all individuals who are currently serving or have honorably served in the U.S. military on Sunday, Nov. 10 and Monday, Nov. 11. *Please be sure to bring your active military/veteran identification card, discharge papers, DD214s, or any other proof of honorable US military service with you to the Zoo. Info: