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Friday, September 30, 2016 This Week's Paper

Bloomers and Rumors abound in ‘The Underpants’

What the audience doesn't get to see is the scandal that “The Underpants” revolves around – and that disrupts the proper middle-class lives of Theo and Louise Maske. The whole town of Düsseldorf, Germany went to watch the king's parade – and Louise's bloomers drop to the floor. Although she is quick to retrieve them, the news spreads like a wildfire.
While Louise (Cassie Jo Fastabend) doesn't understand what the fuss is all about, her husband, and bureaucrat, Theo (Jed Slaughter) fears being financially ruined and receiving a dubious reputation following the incident. Among the chaos, the Maskes try to find a renter for a spare bedroom and are soon approached by two prospective tenants that end up having to share the room. Both, however, move in with agendas of their own, with the most urgent one being to seduce Louise.Read Full Story

EDITOR'S CHOICE
Scenes from Saturday night’s Monkeywrench show at Jazzbones

Monkeywrench - the Seattle/Austin garage-punk super-group that features members of Mudhoney, Gas Huffer and Poison 13 – took over Tacoma's Jazzbones last weekend. (Find our interview with singer Mark Arm here.) Freelance photographer Dave Knottnerus was there, capturing the show in all its messy splendor. Click the gallery above to relive one of this year's most fun rock happenings. 

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WEEKLY STORIES
Dub Narcotic’s Calvin Johnson to play NPCC

Last weekend, Jazzbones got rocked by Monkeywrench, the garage-rock super-group that features members of Mudhoney, Gas Huffer and Bloodloss. This weekend, yet another Northwest punk icon will be in the area, but this one is on a mission to make you dance. 
Calvin Johnson – the founder of Olympia's influential K Records and a member of Beat Happening and Dub Narcotic Sound System, among other bands – will headline Parkland's Northern Pacific Coffee Company on Tuesday, Oct. 4. He'll have support from Tacoma's Pale Noise and Mississippi's Hartle Road starting at 8 p.m.
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Nightlife
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

Friday, Sept. 30 B SHARP COFFEE: Frank Kohl Trio (jazz) 8 p.m., $10, AA CULTURA: Sizzla's “Back in the USA Tour” (reggae) 9:30 p.m., $35-$95 GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Nite Crew (dance) 9 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: Erotic City (Prince tribute) 8 p.m., $15-$20 KEYS ON MAIN: Dueling pianos, 9 p.m., NC LOUIE…

Culture Corner, A Guide to the Cultural Events of Tacoma
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

Museums of the Week Museum of Glass 1801 Dock St., Tacoma WA Wed. through Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun. noon to 5 p.m. museumofglass.org New Show: “Into the Deep” Sept. 24 through Sept. 2017 “Into the Deep” will introduce visitors to the similar properties between glass and water, taking them…

The Things We Like
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

LOOK, UP THERE! Kris “Sonics Guy” Brannon did it on Thursday. So did Tacoma Rainiers mascot, Rhubarb. Look toward Tacoma's skyline at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 30, and you'll see dozens more rappelling down the side of Hotel Murano. No, a team of fun-loving robbers aren't taking over the building (and…

Make a Scene: Tacoma Film Festival to showcase virtual reality, local films and more
By Ernest Jasmin

The 11th annual Tacoma Film Festival will kick off on Thursday, Oct. 6 and run through Oct. 13, bringing more than 145 independent films and 13 special events to be held at the Grand Cinema, Proctor's Blue Mouse Theatre and other Tacoma venues. Ticket information and a digital version of the festival…

Dr. John to perform at Pantages Oct. 7
By Ernest Jasmin

Mac Rebennack – the man many know as Dr. John – is asked what keeps him excited about performing six decades into his musical career. “I feel like the best way for a musician to die is to fall over on the last song of the show,” he responds, speaking with a thick, Creole patois. “The band…

Nightlife
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

Friday, Sept. 23 B SHARP COFFEE: CD Woodbury Trio (blues) 8 p.m., $7, AA CULTURA: Héctor Tricoche (salsa) 9 p.m. G. DONNALSON'S: Jonaye Kendrick (jazz) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Nite Crew (dance) 9 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: Two Story Zori, Rhythm N' Brown (reggae) 8 p.m., $10-$15 KEYS ON…

Mark your calendars: Red Hot Chili Peppers
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

The Red Hot Chili Peppers are headed back to Seattle. The legendary funk-rock band will play songs from their new album, “The Getaway,” at KeyArena on St. Patrick's Day. Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue will warm the crowd up first, though, at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept.…

Make a Scene: The Prophets of Addiction end tour with show at The Valley
By Matt Nagle

After many months of being out the road playing gigs night after night across the USA – 70 in all, including some major music festivals – The Prophets of Addiction are ready to come back home to Tacoma and play the final show of their “Reunite the Sinners” tour. The band, with special guests…

Culture Corner, A Guide to the Cultural Events of Tacoma
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

Tacoma Arts Month Tacoma Arts Month is dedicated to showing off the very best about our community. October is brimming with hundreds of arts and culture events, exhibits, and workshops for all ages. There is something for everyone to enjoy: music, dance and theater performances; hands-on experiences;…

The Things We Like
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

AMOCAT AWARDS Recipients for this year’s AMOCAT Arts Awards include Metro Parks Tacoma (for Arts Patron), Tacoma Youth Symphony Association (Community Outreach by an Organization, shown), and Christopher Paul Jordan (Community Outreach by an Individual). Tacoma Arts Commission presents the awards…