Saturday, Nov. 30
Live Music

TRIPLE PLAY: Not From Brooklyn, Riot and Rhythm, Riverwise (indie-rock) 8 p.m., $5
B SHARP COFFEE: SB Slim (folk, blues) 8 p.m., NC, AA
GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Nite Crew (dance covers) 9 p.m., NC
GRIT CITY COMEDY: Damonde Tschritter (comedy) 8:30, 10:30 p.m., $15
JAZZBONES: Two Story Zori CD release (reggae) 8 p.m., $8
NEW FRONTIER: Keyboard Kid, The Flavor Blue, Mr. Melanin (electronic, DJ, fashion show) 8 p.m., $10-$30
SPAR: Maia Santell (blues, jazz) 8 p.m., NC
STONEGATE: Crosswalk with costume contest (rock) 9 p.m., NC
SWISS: Kry (rock covers) 9 p.m., $5-$10
TACOMA COMEDY: Dean Oleson (comedy) 8, 10:30 p.m., $15
TEMPLE THEATRE: Host Nate Jackson, Ronnie Jordan, Lil Rel, Shang (comedy) 9 p.m., $20-$30
UNCLE SAM'S: Jerry Miller, Hambone Blues Band (blues) 8 p.m.

Tacoma Soccer Center registration for January youth session
TACOMA SOCCER CENTER, 2610 Bay Street, Tacoma, WA 98421
The Tacoma Soccer Center has opened registration for January youth session!!! We have all age groups for boy's and girls from U7 - U14/15. For teams U11 and older the price for an 8 game session is $595 and for teams U10 and younger the price for 8 games is $395. Each individual on your roster will also need an active annual membership of $15. Every team will receive 8 games beginning the first week of January. If you pre register and pay your $50 non refundable deposit before December 11th you will receive $25 off your Xmas Cup team fee!!! For league information, scheduling details or pricing information please contact our Director of Leagues Adam Becker. Info:
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:
The Gene Nollan NW Winter Pigeon Classic - 9:00 am
Restaurant Building – Enter at Red gate, Western Washington Fair Grounds, Puyallup, WA
Admission: FREE Contact: Dan “Keith” Chadd, 253-365-2980 Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Info:
Gingerbread Jamboree - 10:00 am
Hotel Murano Bicentennial Pavilion, 1320 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402
Nov 30th and Dec 1st. Have a sticky and sweet time at the annual Gingerbread Jamboree at the Hotel Murano’s Bicentennial Pavilion. The annual Gingerbread Jamboree features candy buffets and lots of frosting! Build a house as a family or individually. This event is an essential holiday tradition for any Puget Sound family. Sponsored by Annie Wright Schools, Commencement Bank, Hotel Murano and Johnson-Cox Printing Company. Info:
The Belsnickle Faire - 10:00 am
Freighthouse Square, 430 East 25th Street, Tacoma, WA 98421
"The Belsnickle Faire, the darker side of Christmas" embraces the older stories, the darker stories, before the pastel cartoons that tamed the Black Forest. We honor the source of stories and embrace a "mouse" free telling of diverse cultural heritages. Info:
Santa Express - 10:00 am
Mt Rainier Scenic RR, 54124 Mountain Hwy E , Elbe, WA 98330
Weekends November 30 thru December 22. You too will believe! Catch a steam train ride this holiday season when the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad becomes the 'Santa Express'. Departing from the 'North Pole' located at the Elbe Depot, passengers will travel along streams and forests for a two hour ride while visiting with Santa. Sometimes there is even snow on the ground this time of year. These trains will sell out! Please make reservations as soon as possible. Info:
2nd Annal Small Business Saturday Celebration - 11:00 am
Anew Thyme, 754 Broadway St., Tacoma, WA 98402
Shopping small makes a BIG difference within our community. Come on out and show your love for downtown Tacoma. Stop at any of the 15 participating shops and pick-up a pamphlet. A purchase at just one shop, earns you a ticket for a chance to win a gift basket valued at $500. Shopping at more than one store means you're increasing your chances on winning! There's more but you just have to come on out and see what's happening along Tacoma's Antique Row. 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)
Small Business Saturday with Duchess of Downtown Tours - 1:00 pm
Pacific Ave between TAM and Union Station. Just look for the big yellow school bus!
Naturally there is Black Friday, a shopping event where you can now leave immediately after Thanksgiving dinner (those who are not in a tryptophan induced stupor) to stand in long lines in the freezing weather so you can claw your way to the next "it" item. And there is also Cyber Monday, for those who want to stay in their jammies and have items shipped to their door. But sandwiched in between the two is Small Business Saturday! This day is meant to celebrate and support small businesses in your neighborho...ods! And lucky for us, Tacoma has a plethora of locally owned retail establishments for your holiday needs. We here at Duchess of Downtown Tours (also known as ART BUS) encourage you to shop local with us. Tickets are $25 and more details to be announced but you can expect VIP swag, refreshments & treats and a shopping extravaganza!
Small Business Saturday Celebration w/SWE Studio - 1:00 pm
Studio SWE, 9616 40th Ave SW, Lakewood, WA 98466
Come out to SWE Studio November 30th to celebrate Small Business Saturday. There will be many small businesses set up to browse, to shop, to mingle and see new products. Many are hand made. You will also enjoy a fashion show by Queen's Closet, and listen to some amazing guest speakers. This event is for Adults only! If you need to bring your children please remember there is no place for them to play and you must supervise them at all times.. Info:
Zoo Lights 2013 - 5:00 pm
Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma, WA 98407
Bundle up and stroll the Zoo as it comes aglow with more than a half-million lights. Explore seas of dazzling lights and breathtaking light displays of ice-skating puffins, playful tiger cubs, the massive flame tree and the Giant Pacific Octopus. Warm up in the steamy South Pacific Aquarium and watch Santa scuba-dive with sharks. Ride a camel and take a spin on the antique carousel. Dates: Nov. 29-Jan. 5 (closed Dec. 24). Time: 5-9pm. Parking: Free. Info:
68th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting - 5:30 pm
Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402
Immediately following the ticketed Sing-a-Long-a Grease show, join the festivities for the 68th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting. Kick off the holidays by gathering for carols and photos with Santa! The Tree Lighting is a free community event, open to the public. 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
Holiday Benefit Dinner Show - 7:00 pm
House of Matthews Transitional Services, First Tower Building, 621 Tacoma Ave Suite #503, Tacoma WA 98402
Our Holiday Benefit Dinner Show helps the homeless overcome homelessness. Come see the Smooth Jazz Dinner Show featuring Darren Motamedy. We are supporting our Homeless Veterans Program. Smooth Jazz, Comedy and Bring a Non_Perishable Food Item and recieve a FREE raffle ticket. Info:
Holiday Contra Dance - 7:20 pm
Christ Church Wells Hall, 310 N. K St., Tacoma, WA 98403
Traditional American dancing; Live music; Singles, couples; No partner needed; Alcohol and smoke-free; Community dancing; Bring your weekend guests. Friendly caller Jay Finkelstein. Dances taught and called; 7:30 workshop, strongly recommended for newcomers. Fiddle music by Small Pleasures, incl Vivian Williams who grew up near the hall, with flute, button accordion, and guitar. Tunes old, recent, and recently discovered from the pioneer Northwest, New and Olde England, Ireland, and Scotland. Info:
“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:
Seattle Men’s Chorus: Play it Again, Santa - 8:00 pm
Benaroya Hall, 200 University St, Seattle, WA 98101
Seattle Men’s Chorus (SMC) borrows from the film classic Casablanca for their annual holiday extravaganza at Benaroya Hall. In Play it Again, Santa, Santa (not Sam) is at the piano and the out-of-the-way nightclub is much farther north – like at the North Pole! There will be eight Seattle concerts plus two outreach performances in Tacoma and Everett. For the first two Seattle concerts of their 34th season opener, SMC welcomes to the stage Tony award-winning pianist and vocalist Levi Kreis (Nov.30 & Dec. 1 only) as the guest artist. In 2005 Levi released his debut album and has since released five studio albums and performance recordings. In 2010 he received the Tony Award for “Best Featured Actor in a Musical” for his role as Jerry Lee Lewis in Broadway’s Million Dollar Quartet (he also appeared in the pre-broadway production at Village Theatre in 2007 in the same role). Levi’s powerful vocals and ability to ‘tear through a gospel song,’ along with SMC’s fabulous musical style, mean that it may be hard to stay seated at this season’s concert. Nov 30 – Dec 22, 2013. Info:
Nate Jackson’s 4th Annual Thanksgiving Weekend Super Funny Comedy Show - 8:30 pm
The Plaza Ballroom at The Landmark Convention Center, 47 St Helens Ave., Tacoma, WA 98402
This is the return of Nate Jackson's Thanksgiving Weekend Super Funny Comedy Show... At an all New And Improved location, in the heart of the city at the Temple Theater. Super Funny shatters what you have known comedy shows to be. Its a movement and its huge! Bringing you live entertainment that will have your laughing muscles stretched out. All-Star line ups, big laughs, delicious food, great drinks, and good people. There will be a full bar and comedy menu and the food is great! Info:
Triple Play, 3829 6th Ave., Tacoma, WA 98406
Riot In Rhythm, Riverwise, Tim-Me, Not From Brooklyn and G Dub Star will donate their performances on November 30th at the Triple Play in Tacoma all in an effort to raise funds for MOVEMBER/United States. Movember encourages men to join the movement by growing a moustache for the 30-days of November all in an effort to have an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health. Through the power of the Mo, vital funds and awareness are raised to combat prostate and testicular cancer and mental health challenges. The event is being presented by KISW's Loud & Local, Comune Productions and Mental Itch Music Group. In addition to live music, there will be raffle items and a mustache contest. Info: