Wednesday, Nov. 13
Live Music

EL GAUCHO: Sandy Harvey (piano lounge) 6 p.m.
DAVE'S OF MILTON: The Rubber Band (jam night) 8 p.m., NC
STONEGATE: Dave Nichols' Hump Day Jam, $8:30 p.m., NC
TACOMA COMEDY: Comedy open mic, 8 p.m., NC, 18+

Arrival of 2013 Olympia Holiday Tree - 11:00 am
Sylvester Park, 615 Washington St SE, Olympia, WA 98501
Join us at Sylvester Park on as our 2013 Holiday Tree arrives downtown. This year’s tree was donated by Winkelworld Noble Fir Tree Farm in West Olympia and is sponsored by Kimberly Presto of HBO Enterprises, Inc./McDonald's. The tree will be transported by Mike's Welding in coordination with the Department of Enterprise Services (DES). In the following weeks, DES will work to decorate & ready the tree & park for the official lighting ceremony on Sunday Dec. 1 at 4:30 p.m. For more info regarding Downtown for the Holidays, visit: or
Conservatory Story Hour: Harvest Time - Mercer Mayer - 11:00 am
W.W. Seymour Conservatory, 316 S. G St., in Wright Park, Tacoma WA
Join Bonnie Beaudoin among the Conservatory's beautiful flowers for weekly story telling along with a short hands-on science and art project! $3.00 exhibit admission - children under 12 free. Science: Harvest Festivals. Art: Harvest Moon Crayon Resist Info:
Ignite-U HOOPLA, Trade-Show, Business Expo and Networking Event - 5:00 pm
Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center, 1500 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402
FREE TO ATTEND!! Join us on November 13th for our 2nd Annual Ignite-U HOOPLA!! Tons of vendors giving away cool prizes. Fantastic networking. Enjoy an adult beverage while connecting with new friends and clients. LOTS OF CASH PRIZES!!! Info:
AWOB (Alliance of Women Owned Businesses) November Power Series Rotating Roundtables - 5:00 pm
The Inn at Gig Harbor, 3211 56th ST NW, Gig Harbor WA 98335
Back by popular request, The Alliance of Women Owned Busiesses (AWOB) presents ROTATING ROUNDTABLES for its November Power Series. This informative and interactive experience provides attendees a variety of topics with one cohesive theme, The Business of Doing Business. This special event takes place on Wednesday, November 13th at The Inn at Gig Harbor and begins at 5:00pm. Because of the unique format, attendees are encouraged to arrive early (4:30pm) to pick the discussion groups of their choice. The Objective: To help you gain special insights into some tricks of the trade. The Approach: Participants rotate through three of six mini-roundtable discussions facilitated by engaged professionals. The Take-Aways: New, current and emerging ideas on topics of interest, which can be useful for your business growth. Info: or
Tacoma Entrepreneur Network Holds its First Business Plan Competition - 6:00 pm
Tahoma Room of Commencement Hall at University of Puget Sound
Student teams from five Puget Sound area universities will compete for prizes of up to $2,500 in the first Business Plan Competition organized by the Tacoma Entrepreneur Network (TEN). Maybe even more importantly—the college students will be sparring to catch the eye of local investors and entrepreneurs who will be scrutinizing their creative business skills. A total of 18 undergraduate student teams from Seattle Pacific University, Seattle University, University of Puget Sound, University of Washington Tacoma, and University of Washington Bothell will compete. The contesting teams wrote business plans that will be assessed by about 20 entrepreneurs, investors, and economic or entrepreneurship experts who are acting as judges. At the November 13 event, the teams will give ten-minute presentations, followed by ten minutes of questions and answers. The business plans will be assessed on their feasibility, innovation, growth potential, investment potential, and the team’s ability to execute the plan. Everyone is welcome! Info:
Ukulele Circle - 6:30 pm
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
The Kareem Kandi Band @ The Swiss - 7:00 pm
The Swiss, 1904 Jefferson Ave, 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:
Classics Book Club - 7:00 pm
King’s Books, 218 St Helens Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402
The Classics Book Club has been meeting in Tacoma since 1994! We read a variety of classic works, from the ancient to modern. November's discussion is on The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder, books available at King's Books. We meet the second Wednesday of every month at King's Books. Info:
Disney On Ice 2013 - 7:30 pm
ShoWare Center, 625 West James Street, Kent, WA 98032
November 13-18. Get ready to rock out with some of the most magical idols of all in a musical showcase that features the hottest tunes and talent from across the kingdom in Disney On Ice presents Rockin’ Ever After! Jam to a Scottish jig as a group of royal contenders from the latest Disney•Pixar film, Brave, compete to win the heart of headstrong, sharp-shooting Merida, making her ice debut! Experience a show-stopping performance as Sebastian breaks out of his shell for one night only to make waves with Ariel. A chorus of harmless hooligans from Tangled unleash musical mayhem when they get a visit from the sassy and spirited Rapunzel and her charming ally Flynn. And, get your feet moving as the Beast and his castle’s enchanted entourage take center stage in a spectacular show for Belle. It will be a rockin’ remix of royalty when Disney On Ice brings this superstar lineup to your hometown! Info: