Saturday, Nov. 23
Live Music

EMERALD QUEEN: MC Hammer (hip-hop) 8 p.m., $30-$60
502 MARTINI: Kim Archer Band (singer-songwriter) 8 p.m., NC
CHUPACABRA CAFE: Sleep Terror, Xsuns, Mad Mardigan, Barefoot Barnicle (rock) 6 p.m., $8, AA
GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Boinkers (rock covers) 9 p.m., NC
GRIT CITY COMEDY: Joe Fontenot (comedy) 8:30, 10:30 p.m., $15
JAZZBONES: Mickey Avalon (hip-hop) 8 p.m., $20
NEW FRONTIER: Psycho 78, Neutralboy (punk) 9 p.m., $5
PANTAGES: Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt (acoustic) 7:30 p.m., $54-$99, AA
SPAR: The Dave Roberts Band (singer-songwriter) 8 p.m., NC
STONEGATE: Ghost 211 (rock) 9 p.m., NC
SWISS: The Hipsters (dance) 9 p.m., $5-$10
TACOMA COMEDY: Adam Ray (comedy) 8, 10:30 p.m., $15, 18+
UNCLE SAM'S: Strange Pleasure (rock) 8 p.m.
URBAN GRACE: Tacoma Young Artists Orchestra's Images of Impressionism (classical) 7 p.m., $7-$17, A

Washington Arms Collectors Show - 8:00 am
Sleep Country ShowPlex – Enter at Blue Gate, Western Washington Fair Grounds, Puyallup, WA
Admission: Adults Non Members $9; Members FREE Phone: 425-255-8410 Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Website:
Proctor Farmers Market - 9:00 am
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:
Free Day and Midway School Birthday Celebration - 10:00 am
Harbor History Museum, 4121 Harborview Dr., Gig Harbor, WA 98332
The Harbor History Museum will have a free day for the public on November 23, 2013 from 10am-5pm. We will also be celebrating the 120th Birthday of the Midway School from 1pm-3pm. Come join us for special activities, refreshments, and the debut of Leann O'Neill's children's book, "Midway in History." Info:
Free Day and Midway School Celebration - 10:00 am
Harbor History Museum, 4121 Harborview Dr, Gig Harbor, WA 98332
The Harbor History Museum will have a free day for the public on Saturday, November 23, 2013 from 10am - 5pm. We will also be celebrating the 120th Birthday of the Midway School from 1pm - 3pm. Come join us for special activities, refreshments, and the debut of Leann O’Neill’s children’s book, “Midway in History.” Info:
A Rhapsody In Bloom Florist - 10:00 am
A Rhapsody In Bloom, 3709 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406
A Rhapsody In Bloom Florist Is celebrating it's 25th anniversary with a Holiday Open House. We will combine the event with a fund raiser for YWCA Adopt A Family For Christmas program. A Rhapsody In Bloom is owned & operated by a born & raised Tacoma native. Info:!/events/183633431829631/
Winter Faire at Tacoma Waldorf School - 11:00 am
Tacoma Waldorf School, 2710 N. Madison St., Tacoma, WA 98407
Get into the spirit of the upcoming holidays by wandering through Winter Faire: enjoy a teacher play, listen to students' music, let your kids participate in craft making, have your family photo taken and printed on site, find your holiday wreath, enjoy a family lunch of local foods, and get your holiday shopping done in the school store and at the silent auction! All this fun will be enjoyed in the cozy environment TWS offers. Info:
Artist Craft Fair! - 11:00 am
King’s Books, 218 St Helens Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402
Tacoma Is For Lovers and King's Books present a special two-day Artist Craft Fair with different artists each day! A multitude of artists will have tables featuring arts, crafts, jewelry, letterpress prints, and more! Your purchases help support artists in Tacoma! Info:
9th Annual Holiday Bazaar - 11:30 am
Catholic Community Services, 1323 S. Yakima Ave., Tacoma, WA 98477
Holiday Bazaar features 17 vendors, complimentary cider, treats for donation, & three great raffle baskets! Handmade items for sale: fleece scarves, blankets, puppets, woodworking, various jewelry, baked goods, baby items, photos, notecards, knitted and crocheted items, journals, greeting cards, stocking stuffers, & mini-stockings. Nov 22 and 23 11:30am-7pm, Nov 24 9am-2pm. Various prices are offered. St. Leo Fair Trade Event is across the hall, Nov 22 4-7pm, Nov 23 1-7pm and Nov 24 9am-2pm. Info:
Browns Point Lightkeepers Cottage - 1:00 pm
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)
Empty Bowls - 1:00 pm
Charles Wright Academy, 7723 Chambers Creek Road West, Tacoma, WA 98467
This event is an annual community favorite enjoyed by hundreds each year. Attendees choose from more than 1,200 bowls to purchase for the home and for holiday gifts. Enjoy a free bowl of soup (in a separate bowl of course), provided by local chefs, after purchasing your beautiful bowls. Admission for Empty Bowls is FREE. Bowl prices start at $10. We hope to see you there! Info:
Joining the Great Dance: Celebrating the Life & Legacy of C.S. Lewis - 3:00 pm
Destiny City Church, 3102 S. 23rd St., Tacoma, WA 98405
One of C. S. Lewis's closest friends once said, "What Lewis thought about everything was secretly present in what he said about anything." Lewis loved the harmony that he saw in reality, that glorious combination of order and beauty, of structure and elegance. He saw it in the cosmos, in the gospel, in the Christian life, and in human relationships. Most importantly, he rooted all of this beauty and harmony in the living God Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. On the 50th anniversary of Lewis's death, join us for a special one day event celebrating the life and legacy of one who has had such a profound impact on so many of us. At this event, we will get to listen to Joe Rigney give several talks. Rigney is Assistant Professor of Theology and Christian Worldview at Bethlehem College and Seminary . He is the author of Live Like a Narnian: Christian Discipleship in Lewis’s Chronicles . He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two sons, and he’s convinced that he’s descended from King Lune of Archenland on his father’s side. Info:
5th Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive - 4:00 pm
Tacoma WA
This year's food drive is going local (and global, with a GoFundMe campaign)! We've partnered with a few beloved local businesses to raise food and funds for our drive, which benefits the Rescue Mission here in Tacoma. Last year alone, we donated over 1,000 pounds of food to the Mission, which provides food and shelter to homeless and hungry folks in our community every day of the year. With your food and monetary donations, we hope to beat that record this year! The actual food drive will take place (as ...always) the Saturday before Thanksgiving - this year that's Nov. 23rd. Between now and then, we have some awesome events that you can take part in! Note: If you are not in the Tacoma area, you can still donate via our GoFundMe Campaign: Nov. .7th, 14th, and 21st: Join us for trivia night at The Office on Pacific! We'll be raffling off goodie baskets each night which will include swag and gift cards for The Office. 7pm-9pm every Thursday until ThanksGIVING! Nov. 22nd: We're throwing a benefit show at Northern Pacific Coffee Company (NPCC)! Come out for a night of fantastic music from some local favorites. We'll have a gift basket from Boston Harbor Marina to raffle off, full of local goodies! Bring cash and non-perishables! 8pm-10pm, artists TBA (everybody loves a surprise!) Need a local drop-off spot for your donations? Cosmonaut Coffee will be happy to accept your non-perishables and sell you a ticket for our Boston Harbor Marina Gift Basket. Stop in between Nov. 18th and Nov. 23nd! Info:
Tigers & Tugs Poker Night - 5:00 pm
STAR Center, 3873 S. 66th St., Tacoma, WA 98409
Come and support the Tacoma Tigers and the Tacoma Tugs! It is sure to be a great time! Not only will there be poker, but silent and dessert auctions! There is a little bit of everything for everyone. Here are the particulars: Doors open at 5:00 pm, Dinner served at 6:00 pm, Auction closing times will be 5:45, 6:05 and 6:20 pm, Dessert Auction will start at 6:30 pm, Poker will start at 7:35 pm Game Time! Info:
7th Annual Studio J Salon Holiday Extravaganza - 5:00 pm
Studio J Salon & Day Spa, 12811 Canyon Road East, Suite D, Puyallup, WA 98373
Come join us for an evening of food, fun and a whole lot of shopping ! Over 20 vendors -- All your girly needs in one place ! Guys, Come get your Christmas Shopping done ! Door prizes every half an hour, Raffles and lots of giveaways! Swag bags for the first 25 !!! Bring all your girls and enjoy a night out !! Info:
Mickey Fay’s NW Extreme Flat Track Racing - 5:30 pm
Paulhamus Arena – Enter at Green gate, Western Washington Fair Grounds, Puyallup, WA
Hours: Gates open at 4:30 pm; Racing begins at 5:30 pm Admission: General Admission $10; Children 6 and under FREE Website:
Roger’s Open Mike at Lakebay Marina - 6:00 pm
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
Sweet autumn treats - 6:00 pm
Columbia Junior High School, 2901 54th Ave E, Fife, WA 98424
Lots of wonderful desserts and auction items will be up for grabs at Columbia Junior High School’s (Fife) “Sweet Autumn Treats” dessert auction on Nov. 23 starting at 6 p.m. This family-friendly fundraiser for the CJHS Booster Club will be the perfect place to start – and/or finish – your holiday shopping. Admission is free and food will be available for purchase. Cash and checks are preferred, but credit cards will be accepted. For more information or to make a donation, contact Lynne Mackey-Moseley at (253) 983-9309.
Scandinavian Dance - 7:00 pm
Normanna Hall, 1106 S. 15th St., Tacoma, WA 98405
Learn or review the hambo, Sweden's most popular traditional dance at 7 p.m. Dance to the music of Nordic Exposure with foot-tapping tunes at 8 p.m. Dances include waltz, schottische, polka, and others. Mixer and circle dances taught before each dance. No partners needed. Sponsored by the Tacoma Mountaineers. Non-Mountaineers welcome. Info:
Portland Riverhawks at Seattle Thunderbirds - 7:05 pm
ShoWare Center, 625 W. James St., Kent, WA 98032
“Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen - 8:00 pm
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:
Casa Patas Flamenco Foundation Presents Templanza - 8:00 pm
Benaroya Hall, Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall, 200 University St, Seattle, WA 98101
Casa Patas Flamenco Foundation brings the fiery footwork and exciting live flamenco music of Templanza to Benaroya Hall. José Jurado,Templanza creator and dancer, explains, “ ‘templanza’ (temperance) is the slow-burning fire in the movement of a bullfighter’s cape, in the steady hands of a guitarist, and in the tranquility of a dancer’s soul.” Info:.
Everything Everything Everything - 8:00 pm
Urban Grace Church, 902 Market St, Tacoma, WA 98402
Funny, thoughtful, and thoroughly contemporary, Everything Everything Everything is the story of a man and a woman who fall in love with another woman. Can romantic rivals still be roommates? What if they're as young as they are foolish and as poor as they are depressed? Poet/artist Ilvs Strauss (pronounced "Elvis") and actor/musician Wesley K. Andrews premiered this multidisciplinary show at the City Arts Festival 2012 in Seattle. Now they are bringing it to Tacoma. Info:
MC Hammer - 8:00 pm
Emerald Queen Casino I-5 Tacoma Showroom, 2024 E. 29th St., Tacoma

There had been hit rap singles and albums before him, but MC Hammer was the man who truly brought rap music to a mass pop audience. Armed with a flamboyant wardrobe and a raft of sampled hooks lifted straight from their sources, Hammer's talents as a dancer and showman far exceeded his technique as an emcee. Still, he had an ear for catchy source material, and that helped his second album, Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em, become the best-selling rap album of all time. Info:

Live country and variety music dance - 8:00 pm
Puyallup Eagles Club, 202 Fifth St. NW, Puyallup, WA 98371
Live Country and Variety Dance. A large dance floor, good food and all your favorite beverages. Dinners start at 5 PM. Info: