Thursday, Dec. 5
Live Music

502 MARTINI: Kim Archer (singer-songwriter) 5 p.m., NC
DAWSON'S: Billy Shew Band (open jam) 8 p.m., NC
JAZZBONES: Kry, DJ Switch (rock covers) 9 p.m., $7
STONEGATE: Billy Stoops (open jam) 8 p.m., NC

Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast hosted by Edgewood Fife Milton Kiwanis Club. - 8:00 am
Milton Activity Center, 1000 Laurel St., Milton, WA
Kiwanis club members will be serving pancakes, sausage, eggs, coffee, and orange juice in tribute to our military veterans. Cost is $5 per person and veterans will pay $3. Info:
Lagerquist Hall in the Mary Baker Russell Music Center on the Pacific Lutheran University campus
The 17th Annual KPLU Christmas Jam, 88.5 KPLU’s much-anticipated FREE holiday concert, features jazz vocalist Cheryl Jewell and her trio. Cheryl will perform Christmas selections with the University Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Dr. David Deacon-Joyner. The event will be hosted by KPLU’s Nick Morrison and broadcast live on KPLU. An elegant performer and exceptional vocalist, Cheryl is a rare gem in the Pacific Northwest scene. Described as an "extraordinary singer, possessing precision and substantial—even impressive—range” she moves with seamless grace from swinging big band and jazz standards to soulful ballads. Her style reflects the passion of Dinah Washington, the finesse of Nancy Wilson and the blue-eyed soul of Eva Cassidy, as she captivates audiences with her pure, rich tone and stirring interpretations. Info:
Fundraiser YMCA shelter - 4:00 pm
Laura's Bayview Bar & Grill, 229 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma, WA 98402
Spaghetti dinner all you can eat only $10 silent auction and raffle prizes. Please bring a new unwrapped toy to donate for the children this Christmas! Info:
Zoolights - 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! Be inspired by dazzling animal-themed displays, including our brand new 3-D displays of a swooping bald eagle, a regal polar bear family, and a Sumatran tiger head. Warm up in the steamy South Pacific Aquarium, ride a camel or take a spin on the antique carousel. There's so much to see and do--make the most of your Zoolights experience with our list of the Zoolights Top 10 Fun Activities! Zoolights Dates: Nov. 29 - Jan. 5. Zoolights Hours: 5 pm - 9 pm. (Closed Dec. 24 & Open Dec. 25 & Jan. 1) 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
The Kareem Kandi Band @ Hotel Murano - 8:30 pm
Hotel Murano, 1320 Broadway Plaza, Tacoma, WA 98402
Live jazz. A native of the Pacific Northwest, saxophonist Kareem Kandi is a performer, composer, and educator, who is in high demand for his talents both on and off the stage. All ages welcome. No cover charge. Info: