Saturday, Nov. 16

NEW FRONTIER: Furry Buddies, Argonaut, Dogs of War, Skies Below (hard rock) 9 p.m., $5
EL GAUCHO: Sandy Harvey (piano lounge) 6 p.m.
GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Ngo Nhu Thuy, Truong Vu, Andy Quach, etc. (Vietnamese pop) 9 p.m., NC
GRIT CITY COMEDY: Derek Sheen (comedy) 8:30, 10:30 p.m., $15
JAZZBONES: The Approach CD release (rock) 8 p.m., $8
O'MALLEY'S: Mahnhammer, Cleric, Czar, Barefoot Barnacle (hard rock) 9 p.m., NC
SPAR: The Rockodiles (classic rock) 8 p.m., NC
SWISS: Kry (rock covers) 9 p.m., $5-$10
TACOMA COMEDY: Chad Daniels (comedy) 8, 10:30 p.m., $15
UNCLE SAM'S: Midnight Ride (classic rock) 8 p.m.

Corner of North 27th and Proctor Streets
The Proctor Farmers Market strives to provide the community with fresh, locally grown farm products while providing area growers with a venue for their crops and products. In addition we seek to educate the public about the importance of local agriculture, sustainable business and the impact we have on the environment. Bringing people together at the Farmers Market helps promote a greater sense of community, serves as an educational forum, and helps encourage local business development. Info:
St. Joseph-St. John Episcopal Church, 11111 Military Road S.W., Lakewood WA
St. Joseph-St. John Episcopal Church invites you to their annual Holly Day Bazaar on from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will feature a large variety of vendors, along with gorgeous gift baskets, themed Christmas trees, books, crafts, a baked goods sale and chances to win fabulous door prizes. Come find all those special things for the holidays while enjoying an old-fashioned church bazaar. The church is located in Lakewood at the corner of Military Road S.W., 112th St. S.W. and FarWest Drive S.W. Call (253) 584-6143 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information. Info:
Wyatt Hall, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma
Join us for a day of informational and educational sessions for artists and arts professionals. TAC/TAC the Tacoma Arts Conference, hosted by the Arts Leadership Lab Tacoma, is an opportunity to connect with professionals and forward the growth of our creative economy. The conference serves working artists, creative entrepreneurs, and arts professionals who are or would like to make a living as a part of the cultural sector. This conference showcases 40 local leaders, both established and emerging, in seminars, classes, and forums that will encourage dialogue and learning. Sessions and forums cover topics such as arts education, funding, online engagement, public art, creative small businesses, and arts careers. Info:
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:
PLU Cultural Center, 12180 Park Ave S, Building 34 at 122nd St and Park Avenue S in Parkland
Variety of vendors and bake sale. Interested vendors may contact Carol Olsen at 253-858-8819.
Location: Expo Hall – Enter at Gold Gate, Western Washington Fair Grounds, Puyallup, WA
Admission: Friday Night Early Buying $20 (good for both days); Saturday $7 Contact: Linda Albers Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Website:
Great Train Expo - 10:00 am
Location: Sleep Country ShowPlex – Enter at Blue Gate, Western Washington Fair Grounds, Puyallup, WA
Phone: 630-608-4988 Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Website:
Tacoma Mountaineers, 2303 N. 30th St., Tacoma, WA 98403
Featuring 17 Fine Artists and Fine Crafts People from the South Sound. Works displayed for sale include: Paintings, Jewelry, Pottery, Fiber Artists, Photography, Fine Wood working and more. Featured artisan is Cheryl DeGroot. Info:
Halcion Halo - 11:00 am
Jazzbones, 2803 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406-6707
Tacoma rock band Halcion Halo are playing an early 11am show Saturday at Jazzbones to perform their new album "Wild Heart" in its entirety. Jazzbones is opening early for this performance. will be there recording an episode for their show The Aquarium that will air on Tuesday November 19th. The band will also be using this performance to shoot footage for some new videos and will be doing interviews between song sets. Info:
Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402
Learn the art of Bonsai care with the help of an expert you will learn all the techniques and tips to caring for the beautiful and wonderfully artistic plants. Cost: $75 ($65 for members). Teachers can earn three clock hours for attending this workshop. Info:
Browns Point Lighthouse Park, 201 Tulalip St. NE, Tacoma, WA, 98422
The Browns Point Lightkeepers Cottage, Gardens and Museums are now open every Sat from 1-4 pm through Nov. 2013. You may tour the 1903 cottage and view our new exhibit in the basement museum, " Dash Point Since 1906" - a collection of old and new photos and fun artifacts celebrating the Dash Point community. Visit the historical vignettes in the basement including kitchen, sewing room and old fashioned school. Also on the grounds is our Boathouse museum which houses our replica Coast Guard Surfboat, information on its construction and a collection of antique tools. You may also view the original lighthouse bell. For the summer, we will have the recently restored Jerry Meeker Real Estate Office on the grounds. This is the original 1906 office from which Jerry Meeker sold Hyada Park building lots. The park is a great place to picnic, fly a kite, beachcomb and more. Admission is free. Great for all ages. Limited entrance to people with disabilities ( stairs). Group or school tours may be arranged by calling our message phone 253 927 2536. Location is in the Browns Point Lighthouse Park at 201 Tulalip. Limited parking or you may access the park through the adjacent BPIC Parking lot.Info: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 253 927 2536 (message phone)
Bonney Lake Library, 18501 90TH ST E, Bonney Lake
Led by author Michael Schein, this conversation explores the period from the first European-American settlement in Puget Sound to the execution of Chief Leschi, leader of the Native Americans in the Indian War of 1855-56. This is a story of extremes: great courage, cultural misunderstanding, interracial love, heroism and cruelty. The discussion will cover the trial of Leschi, and will discuss the limits of constitutional protections in the face of hysteria and fear (with marked parallels to the War on Terror). Participants will explore the causes of the war, cultural misunderstandings and the consequences of fearing a stereotyped “other.” Because there is no simple “right” answer, attendees may also begin to empathize with both sides in a long-ago struggle. Info:
Nisqually Valley Moose Lodge, 1117 Yelm Ave W, Yelm, 98597
Mas Uda Dancers and the Nisqually Valley Moose Lodge welcome Raqsband ( to Yelm with belly dancers from throughout the NW. The event starts off at 3:30 with a belly dance workshop taught by Saqra ( and the band on how to dance to live music. Then the lodge will serve a dinner for only $10 ( from 6:00-7:00). The show starts at 7:30- doors open at 7:00. Cost for the show is only $5 and workshop is $30. Info:
Black Door Wine Company, 3906 N. 34th St., Tacoma, WA 98407
Please join us on in our tasting room for our annual Champagne tasting. We’ll pop corks on more than $500.00 worth of champagne bottles at our annual event. This is our most popular tasting of the year accompanied by petites bouchees to amuse your palette. $20.00 per person. $35.00 per couple. Info:
Best Western CottonTree Inn, 2300 Market St, Mt Vernon, WA 98273
You will be delighted with wines & microbrews from regions throughout Washington, including local Skagit County wineries as well as gourmet appetizers, divine chocolate and delectable cheese samplings made right in Skagit County. $40 per person – $70 per couple; Includes wine tastings, glass with souvenir charm, food, chocolate and cheese samplings. VIP $60 per person – $110 per couple. MUST BE AT LEAST 21 YRS OF AGE TO ATTEND. INFO:
Lakebay Marina, 15 Lorenz Road, Lakebay, WA 98349
Open Mic FREE. Every Sat night 6pm until 8pm (or if happening 9pm). Roger's Open Mike. Bring your Axe and Join the Fun! Info: or (253)-884-3350
Skansie Borthers Park, Historic Downtown Gig Harbor
Have you ever wondered how many creatures inhabit our harbors? Come find out by visiting Harbor WildWatch naturalists as we “Pier Into the Night.” Join us as we investigate the marine life in Puget Sound from a night-time perspective by placing underwater lights into the darkness drawing marine species into view that are seldom seen during the day. Watch ambushing squid, bioluminescent ctenophores, wriggling sea worms, darting shrimp, and rare butterflies of the sea. Investigate the underside of the dock, viewing plumed worms hanging out, sea stars on the hunt, and beautiful nudibranches prowling about the barnacle beds. This is an event for all ages. Please stop by and discover the wonder beneath. We encourage parents to place their children in floatation devices on the dock for safety. Free life-jackets are available for use while at Jerisich Dock. Free family friendly event! Info:
St. Leo Church, 710 S 13th St, Tacoma, WA 98405
This event is sponsored by No Coal Trains South Sound and co-sponsored by The League of Women Voters Tacoma-Pierce County and Tahoma Audubon Society. There are currently three active proposals and one shelved proposal to export coal from the Powder River Basin out of terminals in Washington and Oregon. The three proposed terminals are in Cherry Point, WA (near Bellingham), Longview, WA, and Morrow, OR. Terminal proponents suggest that thousands of permanent, family-wage jobs will be created through project development, with thousands of additional jobs generated in connected and supporting industries. They say that The Gateway Pacific Terminal alone would employ more than 4,000 people in construction for about two years. If all three terminals are built they would move 100 million metric tons of coal through the Northwest each year to be to be burned in power plants in Asia. The Cherry Point terminal alone could result in 18 additional mile and a half long coal trains per day moving through Pierce County on their way between the mines in the Powder River Basin and the export terminals. Pierce County currently has three coal trains passing through daily. There is a lot of discussion on the internet, the radio and on television about how these terminals would impact our economy, environment, quality of life, safety, health, and global climate. Please join us for a moderated public debate on the issue. A portion of the event will be for the speakers to take questions from the audience. Light snacks will be provided. For more info about the local movement against the coal terminals, contact Sarah Morken at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Info:
Tacoma Little Theatre, 210 N I St, Tacoma
Tacoma Little Theatre brings the mystery and intrigue of the Irish countryside to life in its production of Conor McPherson’s The Weir, directed by pug Bujeaud. In a bar in a remote part of western Ireland, three local lads, together with the landlord are swapping spooky stories to impress an attractive young woman. What begins as a simple visit to the local pub soon turns out to be an evening of both funny and spell-binding stories. When the final tale takes a strange and unexpected twist, it changes the whole mood of the evening and marks a significant shift among the chemistry of the group. The Weir will run Friday, November 8, 2013 until Sunday, November 17, 2013. Friday and Saturday showings are at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm. This show is recommended for ages 13+. It contains strong language and some mature content. Info:
Tellabration! - 7:30 pm
Antique Sandwich Co., 5102 Pearl St., Tacoma
Tellabration!, a night of storytelling, where the ancient art of storytelling is celebrated in communities around the world. Members of the Mt. Tahoma Storytelling Guild will be the featured tellers. Tickets are $5 and available at the door. Further information: 253-983-9114. The program will feature a selection of stories that will appeal to storytelling fans ages 10 years and older. Although the Guild no longer meets on a regular basis, the members have continued the tradition of the National Storytelling Network’s Tellabration! This year marks the 22nd year that the Guild has participated.
Schneebeck Concert Hall, UPS
Erin Guinup presents her new one-woman show, “The Ladies of Lyric and Song” on Saturday, November 16th at 7:30pm at the University of Puget Sound’s Schneebeck Concert Hall. This performance is FREE to the community thanks to a grant from the Tacoma Artist Initiative Program. “The Ladies of Lyric and Song: A Musical Reflection on the Ground-Breaking Female Composers and Lyricists of the American Musical Theatre” is a unique concert experience, incorporating theatrical elements, fascinating stories, and a wide variety of songs. The history of 100 years of musical theatre is traced through the words and music of the women who helped shape it. Music includes operetta, jazz, golden era, folk-rock, and contemporary musical theatre songs. Erin Guinup has performed a wide range of operatic and musical theatre roles with Tacoma Opera, Rainier Family Opera, Capital Playhouse, Mormon Festival of the Arts, and Shakespeare in the Parking Lot. Roles include Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, Musetta in La Boheme, Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro, Mrs. Nordstrom in Sondheim's A Little Night Music and both Mary and Mary Magdalene in productions of Savior of the World. Guinup earned her degree in Vocal Performance and Music Education from the University of Puget Sound and works as a performer, voice teacher, stage director, conductor, and composer. Info:
Point Defiance Marina, 5912 North Waterfront Drive, Tacoma, WA 98407
Bring your family and join us for an aquatic night-time adventure as you explore hundreds of mysterious life forms below the docks with experienced naturalists! See and touch creatures brought up from the deep by local divers. Participate in a plankton tow. After this exciting outdoor adventure, we'll go inside to warm up, drink hot cocoa and talk about what we saw. Dress for the weather - the docks can be wet - and bring your own flashlights. We provide life jackets as well as scoops to catch sea creatures. Age 8 and older are welcome; one adult companion per child is required. Advance registration is required. Info:
Lakewood Playhouse, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd SW, Lakewood, WA 98499-3821
Last seen at the Playhouse in 2001, sparks fly when the spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich and proud Mr. Darcy. Mr. Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Can each overcome their own pride and prejudice? The production will take place at the Lakewood Playhouse and admission is $18 - $25. Showtimes are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Info:
Jazzbones, 2803 6th Ave Tacoma, WA 98406
Mental Itch Music Group announced that The Approach will release their self-titled CD on November 16th at Jazzbones. Their self-proclaimed influences of Hip Hop, Reggae, Metal and Ska make up their Reggae sound. Currently ranked #3 on Reverbnation for Tacoma, WA, The Approach are made up of brothers Joseph and Jeremy Abarca, Brett Bailie and Sam Morrow. More in formation on The Approach can be found at Info:.
Lagerquist Concert Hall, Pacific Lutheran University
Choral Series: Choral Union (Richard Nance, Conductor) The Choral Union program on November 16 will feature two large choral/orchestral works, "The Armed Man," by Karl Jenkins, and "Eternal Light-A Requiem" by Howard Goodall. The Jenkins is a multi-media piece, that comes with an accompanying film. "The Armed Man" is one of the most popular choral/orchestral works of the new century, and has been performed over 900 times worldwide since its premiere in 2000. It is an anti-war "Mass for peace", and the message is carried out very powerfully through the music and heightened by the video. Info:
Benaroya Hall, Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall, 200 University St, Seattle, WA 98101
Touring in support of their newest album Meet Me at the Edge of the World (release date Sept. 3, 2013), the new southern Ohio-based husband-and-wife team of Karin Bergquist and Linford Detweiler have created an intimate epic album born out of the land surrounding their 1830s brick farm house. This is their most ambitious album to date with 19 tracks that were all recorded live in six days with Grammy-winning producer Joe Henry (Bonnie Raitt, Bettye LaVette et al) at the helm. Born and bred in the Seattle area, Noah Gundersen brings his indie spirit and his guitar to the intimate Recital Hall stage. Info:.
Cheech and Chong - 8:00 pm
Emerald Queen Casino I-5 Tacoma Showroom, 2024 E. 29th St., Tacoma
Successful beyond their wildest dreams, the iconic comedy duo Cheech & Chong defined an era with their hilariously irreverent, satirical, counter-culture, no-holds-barred comedy routines. Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong’s phenomenal success began on the stand up comedy circuit which led to 9 hit comedy albums and 8 hit films, breaking box office records, shattering comedy album sales, garnering multiple Grammy nominations and mesmerizing fans for more than a decade. With nine albums released from 1972 through 1985, Cheech and Chong were nominated for four Grammy Awards, winning the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album with their third album, Los Cochinos, released in 1973. Big Bambu, their second album, was the biggest selling comedy record of all time in 1972 and remained so for many years. Their stunningly successful comedy streak transitioned to film in 1978 with their first movie, “Up In Smoke,” the highest grossing comedy of 1978, topping $100 million at the box office. Cheech and Chong co-wrote and starred in a total of eight feature films together, all directed by Chong. From the world famous Troubadour in Los Angeles where they were initially discovered, Cheech & Chong announced their first tour in over 25 years! Info:
The Waterstreet Café, 610 Water St SW, Olympia, WA 98501
Saturday November 16, Saxophone master Chuck Stentz returns to The Waterstreet Café’s Late Night Music Series with the Joe Baque Trio. Join veteran masters Chuck and Joe with Steve Luceno bass and Michael Olson percussion as the blend the Jazz classics with Waterstreet’s award winning menu. The music starts at 9 p.m. and families are welcome. Reservations for dinner and show at 709-9090. Info: