Sunday, Dec. 1
Live Music

STONEGATE: Rich Wetzel's Groovin' Higher Jazz Orchestra (big band) 5 p.m., NC
NEW FRONTIER: Bluegrass jam, 3 p.m., NC
SPAR: James King & the Southsiders (blues) 7 p.m., NC
TACOMA COMEDY: Theatre Sports (comedy improv) 8 p.m., $10, 18+

It’s a Wonderful Life in Fife - 9:00 am
Louie G’s, 5219 Pacific Hwy E, Fife, WA 98424
Few holiday events bring together a little bit of something for everyone in the family. But thanks to the upcoming “It’s a Wonderful Life in Fife” event, visitors to Louie G’s Pizza on Dec. 1 will enjoy the best the Christmas season has to offer. The main highlight will be an opportunity to meet Karolyn Grimes, best known as “Zuzu,” the youngest daughter of George Bailey from the iconic Christmas classic “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Grimes will not only speak about her experiences on the movie set along with inside info about the film, but she will also be displaying unique memorabilia, from film stills and call sheets to letters written by legendary director Frank Capra. Louie G’s will be offering an all-you-can-eat $7 pizza and salad special throughout the day, and a special screening of “It’s a Wonderful Life” will take place at 6:30 p.m. Grimes will share her own experiences during the filming starting at 5:30 p.m. The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Info:
David Douglas: A Naturalist at Work - 10:00 am
Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402
Discover the History and Intrigue of Nature in the Northwest. After the age of exploration, the discovery and identification of new species continued to generate great excitement among nations. David Douglas: A Naturalist at Work studies the intersection of geography, science and cultural history through the work of the famed Scottish naturalist and his discovery of more than 200 species in the Northwest. Guest curated by Jack and Claire Nisbet, the exhibit opens at the Washington State History Museum on Saturday, September 21, 2013, and displays Douglas’ journals and observations of Native tribes, rare 19th century botanical books and his original pressed specimens, bird mounts, pelts and skins. In addition, the exhibit traces the origins of the eponymous Douglas fir tree. David Douglas: A Naturalist at Work will be on display through February 23, 2014. Info:
Museum of Glass Presents Irish Cylinders by Dale Chihuly - 10:00 am
Museum of Glass, 1801 Dock Street Tacoma, WA 98402
Created almost 40 years ago, the legendary Irish Cylinders by Dale Chihuly will be on exhibition beginning October 26. Museum of Glass presents Irish Cylinders by Dale Chihuly From the George R. Stroemple Collection opening October 26, 2013 and on view until September 2014. Among the earliest series of Chihuly's oeuvre are the little-known, legendary Irish Cylinders, created in 1975 at the Rhode Island School of Design, begun on St. Patrick's Day and completed over Thanksgiving weekend. The 44 vessels, loosely categorized as St. Patrick's Day Cylinders, Irish Cylinders and the Ulysses Cylinders, which were inspired by James Joyce’s masterpiece, Ulysses. Minty and milky, the Irish Cylinders feature glass-drawing pick-up techniques similar to Chihuly's more abstract Blanket Cylinders. The series was briefly exhibited at the Benson Gallery in Bridehampton, New York in the summer of 1976, but then placed in storage. The complete series of Irish Cylinders has been previously exhibited at the Portland Art Museum in 1997. The Stromple Collection now numbers more than five hundred objects and is the largest single holding of Chihuly’s work. 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:
Fair Trade Christmas Market - 12:00 pm
Bethany Presbyterian Church, 4420 North 41st Street, Tacoma, WA 98407
Shop for the gifts that give twice at this annual fair trade market sponsored by Bethany Presbyterian Church. We are celebrating our 26th year! Vendors will have items hand made in Cambodia, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Guatemala, Nepal, etc. All vendors pay a fair living wage to the artisans who make these unique crafts. All proceeds go to the participating vendors. Activities are available for children while you shop. Cash, checks and most vendors accept credit cards. Visit for details and complete list of vendors. Further questions? Call (253) 752-1123
Olympia Tree Lighting Ceremony - 4:30 pm
Sylvester Park, 615 Washington St SE, Olympia, WA 98501
Join us at Sylvester Park for the official lighting ceremony of our Holiday Tree! For more info regarding Downtown for the Holidays, visit: or