Friday, June 23, 2017 This Week's Paper

Sweet-n-spicy Valentine’s fundraiser

Join Tacoma's own Gritty City Sirens and Tush! Burlesque of Olympia for a naughty but nice Valentine's Day special event. "Sweet & Spicy" will benefit two sassy causes – the YWCA Pierce County and the Broadway Center. Your ticket includes a decadent dessert buffet, a glass of wine or other beverage, and entrance to a vendors area showcasing everything you need to celebrate in style – roses, chocolate, bath bombs from Smitten, and jewelry for purchase. Bring your honey and spend their money! Live music in the lobby before the show will feature a special guest – singer and guitarist Stephanie Johnson. She's a regular hometown hero, born and raised in Tacoma and attended Stadium High School and Pacific Lutheran University. There will be many raffle prizes for a $20 ticket – a Seattle getaway, spa basket, Mardi Gras gift basket, a three-piece jewelry set, and a T-Town fun package containing all kids of Grit City goodies – and much more. At 8:30 p.m. you'll take your seat for a performance two of the Northwest's best burlesque troupes. "Sweet & Spicy" happens on Tuesday, Feb. 14 at Pantages Theater. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 at the door (with I.D.) and at, 21-and-over only.