Wednesday, Dec. 11
Live Music

DAVE'S OF MILTON: The Rubber Band (jam night) 8 p.m., NC
STONEGATE: Dave Nichols' Hump Day Jam, $8:30 p.m., NC
SWISS: Kareem Kandi Band (jazz) 7 p.m., NC, AA
TACOMA COMEDY: Comedy open mic, 8 p.m., NC, 18+

Conservatory Story Hour: One Candle - Eve Bunting - 11:00 am
W.W. Seymour Conservatory, 316 S. G St., in Wright Park, Tacoma WA
Join Bonnie Beaudoin among the Conservatory's beautiful flowers for weekly story telling along with a short hands-on science and art project! $3.00 exhibit admission - children under 12 free. Science: Winter Celebrations Around the World, Art: Holiday Decoration. Info:
Alliance of Women Owned Businesses Special Event: Silver & Gold Holiday Gala - 5:00 pm
Canterwood Golf & Country Club, 12606 54th Ave NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98332
The Alliance of Women Owned Businesses (AWOB) is opening its doors to a special Silver & Gold Holiday Gala. The invitation is especially directed toward women entrepreneurs, their business partners, colleagues and those who support women business owners. Amid the swirls of silver and gold ribbons, décor and dress, the gala has been designed to celebrate the spirit of enterprising women. The event will be held on Wednesday, December 11 at the Canterwood Golf & Country Club from 5:00pm – 8:00pm. Those attending will enjoy hors d’oeuvres, sweets, a no-host bar, and live music. During the festivities, drawings will be held for some unique prizes. The event is open to all. Tickets are only $10 for AWOB members or for guests. The tickets can be purchased on line or at Amadora's Salon in Downtown Gig Harbor. 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:
Fantasy Lights - 5:30 pm
Spanaway County Park, Military Rd S, Spanaway, WA 98447
Nov. 28, 2013 - Jan. 1, 2014. The 19th annual Fantasy Lights display has dazzled viewers with new themes and yearly additions to the largest drive-through display of lights in the Northwest. Fantasy Lights operates for 35 nights, November 28-January 1, 2014, nightly from 5:30-9:00pm. The beautiful two and a quarter mile drive takes place in Spanaway County Park. Info:
Ukulele Circle - 6:30 pm
Ted Brown Music, 6228 Tacoma Mall Blvd, Tacoma
Ted Brown Music Tacoma hosts a free, all-ages ukulele circle every Wednesday from 6:30-8 p.m. Join us for a FREE ukulele jam session. Bring your ukulele and get ready to meet and connect w/ other uke players, and have lots of fun too! Everybody is welcome, from uke pros to beginners. For more info contact Ted Brown Music at (253) 272-3211 or visit
The Kareem Kandi Band @ The Swiss - 7:00 pm
The Swiss, 1904 Jefferson Ave, 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:
“Life in the Philippines Before and After the Haiyan Typhoon” a Travel Talk by Brian Ebersole - 7:00 pm
Great Hall, Annie Wright Schools, 827 North Tacoma Avenue, Tacoma WA 98403
Brian Ebersole, former mayor of Tacoma, has spent more that 60 months in the Philippines over the past decade. He has bought and sold properties there, engaged in business with Filipino partners, and recenlty lost a house he was building to the Haiyan Typhoon. He will share his experiences in America's most prominent former colony and talk about the amazing resilience of the FIlipino people. Travel Talks are a monthly program of the World Affairs Council of Tacoma. The talks are free. Info: