Thursday, Nov. 14
Live Music

TACOMA COMEDY: Chad Daniels (comedy) 8 p.m.
502 MARTINI: Kim Archer (singer-songwriter) 5:30 p.m., NC
DAVE'S OF MILTON: Open jam, 8 p.m., NC
DAWSON'S: Billy Shew Band (open jam) 8 p.m., NC
EL GAUCHO: Sandy Harvey (piano lounge) 6 p.m.
GRIT CITY COMEDY: Comedy open mic, 8:30 p.m., NC, $10
JAZZBONES: Kry (rock covers) 11 p.m., $7, NC ladies
STONEGATE: Billy Stoops (open jam) 8 p.m., NC
TED BROWN MUSIC: Drum circle, 6:30 p.m., NC, AA
TRIPLE PLAY: Comedy open mic, 9 p.m., NC
UNCLE SAM'S: Jerry Miller (rock, blues) 7 p.m.

Pierce County Career Day - 8:30 am
Washington State Fairgrounds, Puyallup, WA
Pierce County Career Day is coming to the Washington State Fairgrounds. Over 2300 high school students from over 40 high schools in Washington are expected to descend upon the Showplex to learn about employment opportunities in the trades. Over 120 exhibitors in the construction, manufacturing, utilities and transportation industries have arranged hands-on activities to educate and entertain the students. Info:
National Pickle Day PICKLE HUNT! - 9:00 am
Lynnae's Gourmet Pickles, 3024 So Mullen #F, Tacoma, WA 98409
Details: Clues posted to our Facebook and Twitter (@LynnaesPickles) on the hour starting at 9am. EACH clue leads to a location with a hidden pickle jar. The first person to find the jar will win a prize pack worth at least $500, all donated by LOCAL businesses. Follow all the clues, or just one! Happy Hour: 5-7 at The Harmon Brewery & Restaurant. Even if you can't make the hunt, join us for a family friendly happy hour where we will have over $1000 in give-aways! Info:
Northwest Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival - 10:00 am
Location: Pavilion – Enter at Gold Gate, Western Washington Fair Grounds, Puyallup, WA
Admission: $10.00 Contact: Chris Butler Phone: 800-717-8789 Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Website:
Seattle Veterans Job Fair - 11:00 am
Safeco Field, 1250 1st Ave., South, Seattle, WA
Veterans of Seattle and neighboring communities are invited to attend the RecruitMilitary Hiring Our Heroes Veteran Opportunity Expo, Thursday, November 14, 2013. This free event will take place at Safeco Field from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Prior to the event, there will be a free seminar for all veterans from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Safeco Field presented by USAA’s local Wealth Management team called “Practical Advice for All Stages of Retirement Planning.” These financial professionals will provide information on various retirement options for the veterans to consider as they ponder these important decisions. After the seminar, veterans can immediately meet more than 40 companies eager to recruit them. Info:
The Sixth Foundation of Art Award - 6:00 pm
Fulcrum Gallery, 1308 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Tacoma, WA 98405
2013 Greater Tacoma Community Foundation of Art Award Exhibit. November 14, 2013 – January 10, 2014. Opening reception November 14th 6-9pm. Sean Alexander, Beautiful Angle, Laurie Cinotto, Scott Haydon, Ellen Ito, Chris Jordan, Nicholas Nyland, Chandler O'Leary, Shaun Peterson, Juliette Ricci, Holly Senn, Kenji Stoll, and Britton Sukys. The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation's 'Foundation of Art Award' has been recognized as one the most notable art awards in the South Sound region. To celebrate the sixth anniversary of the Award, the Foundation is hosting an exhibit featuring the 12 talented artists that were nominated in 2013. The exhibit will also unveil the commissioned artwork created by the 2013 winning artist, Shaun Peterson. Info:
Territorial Voices: A Civil War Reader’s Theater - 6:30 pm
Yelm Timberland Library, 210 Prairie Park St, Yelm
We often forget that the Civil War involved the entire nation – and that Washington territorial residents were deeply involved in its issues. As the 150-year anniversary of the Civil War continues, historian Lorraine McConaghy has developed an interactive, living theater piece in which the audience reads the words of ordinary settlers, territorial military and administrative leadership. The reading will be preceded by a brief lecture to set context and followed by a conversation about the ideas and themes raised by our communal theater. Through the presentation, participants will realize the changing significance of words like “Democrat” and “Republican” and learn about various opinions on race and slavery in the territory. It is one thing to hear these startling realities in a lecture; it is more powerful to speak them. Info:
Public Open House - 6:30 pm
Stewart Heights Pool, Splash Room, 402 E. 56th St., Tacoma
Come discuss the possibility of building a new state-of-the-art community center on the eastside of Tacoma. Please join us, we'd like your input! Info:
Drum Circle - 6:30 pm
Ted Brown Music, 6228 Tacoma Mall Blvd, Tacoma
Ted Brown Music Tacoma hosts a free, all-ages drum circle every Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m.  You don't need to have a drum to participate. For more info contact Ted Brown Music at (253) 272-3211 or visit
Urban Livability and Transportation with Bianca Hermansen - 7:00 pm
The Tahoma Room, Commencement Hall, University of Puget Sound
Join us for a lecture by Danish Architect and Urban Planner, Bianca Hermansen, a visionary with international success on urban design initiatives that promote more bikeable and socially equitable cities. For more information, please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Info:
Small Feet, Big Land Book Event - 7:00 pm
King’s Books, 218 St Helens Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402
Small Feet, Big Land: Adventure, Home, and Family on the Edge of Alaska follows the challenging expeditions and intimate daily life of adventure trekker Erin McKittrick and her husband Hig as they set out to explore the vast and remote corners of Alaska with their two young children in tow. The family of four visits remote Arctic villages, investigates existing and prospective zinc and coal mines, and lives for two months atop one of the world’s largest glaciers. Throughout, Erin observes the dramatic effects of climate change on the landscape around her and reflects on the very different world in which her children will live when they are grown. Whether facing down a curious grizzly bear, eating whale blubber with new friends, picking berries on the sunny tundra, huddling in a tent during pelting rain, or catching fish for the freezer, their unconventional life and adventures draw Erin’s family—and readers—closer together. Erin McKittrick and her husband Hig have logged over 7,000 miles through Alaska’s trackless wilderness. Their journey from Seattle to the Aleutians is chronicled in Erin’s first book, A Long Trek Home: 4,000 Miles by Boot, Raft, and Ski, and in their award-winning film Journey on the Wild Coast. In between expeditions, Erin and Hig are raising their children a stone’s throw from the wilderness in a yurt in Seldovia, Alaska. They are also the founders of Ground Truth Trekking, a nonprofit that uses science and adventure to further the conversation about Alaska environment issues. Info:
1st Fashion Industry Night presented by London Couture - 7:00 pm
London Couture, 746 Broadway Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402
This will be a night to meet & mingle with some of Seattle & Tacoma's most influential fashion designers, stylists, editors and of course fashion lovers. Red carpet entrance followed by reception, with the chance to be professionally styled in some of the worlds most luxurious designer labels from London Couture, enjoy a complementary Butter London manicure, be seen and photographed among the best of the best in the industry, all while enjoying an evening of glitz & glam. 9:00 pm: Help us celebrate Mode Magazine in the release of their November issue with a champagne toast! This night offers an opportunity to celebrate and build fashion in The Great Western Washington area. Info: