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TART serves up meaty plate of Dickens

In the days before Netflix, television or even radio, short-on-cash entertainment seekers would gather in around fireplaces and experience the written word coming alive with a parlor reading of tales of adventure and mystery – feeding off the words and inflections of the reader to create the scene in their own minds.
What was once old is now new again as modern theaters move to add parlor readings, stage readings or radio plays to their mix.
Lakewood Playhouse most recently staged a radio show of “The Birds,” for example, and now Tacoma Actors Repertory Theatre (TART) has brought a one-man version of the classic “A Christmas Carol” to the stage. Byron Tidwell plays the classic’s author Charles Dickens, who is tasked with retelling his tale of Ebenezer Scrooge finding the meaning of Christmas following… Read Full Story

Have a happy, healthy Thanksgiving with these recipes from Happy Belly

Looking for something healthy and different to spice up your Thanksgiving meal? Or maybe you're scrambling to come up with a meal plan for your cousin that you just remember went vegan. Never fear, it's Happy Belly to the rescue. Jennifer Johnson - the hip, downtown cafe's owner - sent us a slew of recipes for dishes that are both tasty and easy to prepare. 

CZC BREAD - Carrot, Zucchini and Coconut Bread

Yield: One giant loaf (8 x 4 loaf)
Preheat: Oven 375 degrees (spray pan)


2 cups all purpose flour
¾ tsp sea salt
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking sodaRead Full Story

Weekly Rewind: The week that was in local music

On Friday, Nov. 20, Seattle Wave Radio held its fifth annual Jammin' Challenge at the Hard Rock Cafe. Andrew Landers & Main Street Struggleville (top, left) and Megan Wilde took first and second place, respectively. On Nov. 21, Tacoma singer-songwriter Forest Beutel (top right, of Barleywine Revue and Rusty Cleavers fame) filmed a video for his next single, “Don't Know No Other Way,” at the Valley Pub. That same night, Sin Circus (right) played to packed house at Fife's premier all- ages venue, Louie G's Pizza.

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Make a Scene: Healing in Flames
By Dave R. Davison

We are fortunate to have the Museum of Glass as one of the crown jewels of our City of Destiny. Its unmistakable cone has quickly become an iconic landmark of Tacoma. Our age has witnessed the redefinition of the “museum” as something more than a mere repository of curious objects and a space…

PLU and UPS exhibit student art
By Dave R. Davison

Fall quarter is coming to a close. Tacoma’s two oldest, 4-year universities are showing juried exhibitions of work by their art students. Following is a brief rundown of the shows currently on view at Pacific Lutheran University’s Ingram Gallery and University of Puget Sound’s Kittredge Gallery.…

Mark your calendars: Dixie Chicks
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

The Dixie Chicks are coming back in 2016. The Multiple Grammy Award-winning country trio announced plans for its forthcoming DCX MMXVI World Tour, which will take over Auburn's White River Amphitheatre on July 8. Showtime is at 7 p.m. that day, and tickets are on sale now with prices ranging from…

New movie house provides centerpiece for Point Ruston
By Ernest Jasmin

Locals have a comfy, new spot for catching “The Hateful Eight” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” this holiday season. The Century Point Ruston and XD opened its doors last week, bringing a high-end movie experience to Point Ruston, a development that promises to be a trendy destination for…

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

This weekend’s theatrical openings: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang  Nov. 27 – Dec. 20. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays, 2 p.m. Tacoma Musical Playhouse, 7116 Sixth Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98406. Phone: (253) 565-6867. Fax: (253) 564-7863. Email:…

The Things We Like
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

BOOK SALE Shop for holiday and gift-quality used books on Nov. 28 when Friends of the University Place Library host a book sale at the University Place Pierce County Library Civic Center atrium, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 3609 Market Place W., Suite 100. Info: (253) 548-3307. {body_image_1} ART OF LEATHERWORKING…

Published in the Tacoma Weekly

Friday, Nov. 27 GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Nite Crew (dance) 9 p.m., NC B SHARP COFFEE: Johnaye Kendrick Quartet (jazz) 8 p.m., $5-$10, AA DAWSON'S: Polly O'Keary (blues) 9 p.m., NC HALF PINT: Sortia (rock) 9 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: Linda Myers Band (blues) 8 p.m., $7; Fresh Friday's with DJ Mack Long (DJ…

Families invited to the Go Green Games
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

Bring your kids to the Go Green Games on Saturday, Nov. 21,12-4 p.m. at Mel Korum Family YMCA (302 43rd Ave. SE, Puyallup, WA 98374). Hosted by Rodney Raccoon, Blitz from the Seahawks and Rhubarb from Tacoma Rainiers, there will be bouncy houses, giveaways, games, salmon Olympic and…

Published in the Tacoma Weekly

Friday, Nov. 20 EMERALD QUEEN: Ron White (comedy) 8:30 p.m., $40-$95 B SHARP COFFEE: Thomas Marriot (jazz) 8 p.m., $5-$10, AA G. DONNALSON'S: Dan Duval Trio (blues, bebop, Latin, fusion) 8 p.m., NC, AA GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Pop Rocks (dance) 9 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: Walter Wolfman Washington (funk,…

Mark your calendars: Boooooo!!!! Bieber’s back
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

That Justin Bieber kid has a penchant for annoying the bejeezus out of anyone who is not a suburban, teenage girl. Case in point: That time, in 2012, when he sullied Tacoma's reputation tweeting that one of our fine citizens had swiped his laptop from backstage at the Tacoma Dome. The claim turned…