Thursday, Dec. 12
Live Music

TACOMA COMEDY: Mike E. Winfield (comedy) 8 p.m., $10
502 MARTINI: Kim Archer (singer-songwriter) 5 p.m., NC
DAWSON'S: Billy Shew Band (open jam) 8 p.m., NC
GRIT CITY COMEDY: Comedy open mic, 8:30 p.m., NC
JAZZBONES: Kry, DJ Switch (rock covers) 9 p.m., $7
MALARKEY'S: “Snow Flake Ball” (drag show, canned food drive) 8 p.m., $12
PANTAGES: Seattle Men's Chorus (holiday music) 8 p.m., $44-$59, AA
STONEGATE: Billy Stoops (open jam) 8 p.m., NC
SWISS: Philippines typhoon relief concert, 9 p.m., $10 suggested donation
UNCLE SAM'S: Jerry Miller (blues, rock) 7 p.m., NC

TCC Clay Club Winter Pottery & Art Sale - 10:00 am
Senate Room, Building 11, Tacoma Community College, 6501 S. 19th St., Tacoma, WA 98466
Support TCC students as they hold a sale of their work. A portion of the proceeds go to support the F. Carlton Ball Scholarship fund. This scholarship has helped many students over the years follow their dreams and complete their education. Thur. Dec 12 10 am-6pm, Fri Dec 13 10 am-4pm, Sat Dec 14 10 am- 2pm. Info: 253-566-5346.
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:
Pierce County Republicans Christmas Party - 6:00 pm
Great American Casino Lakewood, 10117 South Tacoma Way, Lakewood, WA 98499
We do have a lot to celebrate about together with all our Friends! A night of Celebration, Entertainment Dinner and Mingling! Also there will be a special Raffle with Great and Unique baskets and/or items that are worthy of being a nice Christmas gift or for you. Raffle tickets for this special event for very special items are $5 each. You can ask questions you might have or RSVP via email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Cost is $35 per person paid by December 10th and $45 per person thereafter Info:
PCDCC Special Meeting and Holiday Potluck! - 6:00 pm
IBEW Local 76, 3049 So. 36th St., Tacoma, WA 98409
The Pierce County Democrats will be holding a Special Central Committee meeting on Thursday, December 12th to announce the current PCD Ex. Board vacancies plus some possible special guests, TBA soon! Come join us before the meeting for a fun-filled Holiday Potluck. The potluck starts at 6pm and will be followed by the PCDCC special meeting at 7:30pm. Bring a dish and celebrate the holiday season with your fellow Pierce County Dems! For more info or if you would like to help out, please contact our Events Chair, Anna Nepomuceno at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Thank you! 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
Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe - 7:00 pm
Lakewood Playhouse, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd SW, Lakewood, WA 98499-3821
The LAKEWOOD INSTITUTE of THEATRE is proud to present In Collaboration with the LAKEWOOD PLAYHOUSE C.S. Lewis' THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe, Directed by Jen Ankrum. 7:00pm Shows: DEC. 12th, 13th, 14th & 19th, 20th, 21st. 2:00pm Shows: DEC. 15th, 21st & 22nd. "Journey Beyond the Wardrobe to a Magical Place of Wondrous Adventure!" Just the Story for the ENTIRE FAMILY during the HOLIDAY SEASON! Join four children as they step through the Wardrobe into a land that will forever change their lives and propel them into a tale of Adventure and Magic! Info:
Tacoma Little Theatre, 210 N I St, Tacoma
TACOMA LITTLE THEATRE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CHANGING SCENE THEATRE NORTHWEST PRESENTS THE SANTALAND DIARIES. Tacoma Little Theatre in partnership with The Changing Scene Theatre Northwest, the Kitsap peninsula's only fringe theatre, presents David Sedaris' irreverent holiday one-man show, The Santaland Diaries about a starving actor in New York City who reluctantly takes a job as an elf at Macy's Department Store. In what The New York Times calls "a delightfully thorny account of working as a Yuletide elf at Macy's," The Santaland Diaries follows our hero, "Crumpet," through a maze of terrified children, outlandish holiday shoppers, and drunken Santas. This production features Charlie Birdsell as "Crumpet," and isi directed by Pavlina Morris. For mature elves ages 14+ due to strong language and content. Two performances only: December 12 and 15, 2013 at 7:30pm, All tickets are $12.00. Info:
Snow Flake Ball - 8:00 pm
Malarkey's Pool & Brew, 445 Tacoma Ave S., Tacoma, WA 98402
Doors 8pm, Show 9pm, $12 admission. $2 off with donation of a canned food item or non perishable item. Canned food donations will be benefiting Eloise's Cooking Pot Food Bank. One Night Only is coming fast with "Snow Flake Ball: A Holiday Celebration". Your favorite artists with new sizzling performances, new scintillating costumes and, as always, an AMAZING attitude. AB Pure Entertainment and Malarkey's announce the return of ONE NIGHT ONLY, a drag style variety revue on THURSDAY December 12, 2013 at the FAMOUS show space at Malarkey's Pool & Brew with your zany hostess Miss Aphelia Bottom and her cast of male and female impersonators Info:
The Kareem Kandi Band @ Hotel Murano - 8:30 pm
Hotel Murano, 1320 Broadway, 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: