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Monday, May 29, 2017 This Week's Paper

Folklife showcases region’s diversity this weekend

With Memorial Day weekend upon us, Tacomans are finalizing their plans for packing as much fun and sun into their three- and four-day weekends as possible. Some will load up the S.U.V. and make a beeline for the woods where they'll reset with a few relaxing days of hiking and camping. Others dropped 300 bucks for tickets to Sasquatch Festival which will bring the likes of The Shins, Chance the Rapper and LCD Soundsystem to Grant County's breathtaking Gorge Amphitheatre.
Still others will get the biggest bang for their buck at the 46th annual Northwest Folklife Festival which will again take over Seattle Center Friday through Monday, May 26 through 29. The event is expected to draw 250,000-plus attendees for a full slate of international and home-grown music, dance, food, fashion and more. Best of all, it's technically free to attend,… Read Full Story

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s new Soul 2 Soul set list

Stay tunes for details from Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's spectacular return to the Tacoma Dome. Meanwhile, here are a few of Bill Bungard's photos and a set list for those who missed out. 

Tim McGraw & Faith Hill set list (May 27, 2017, Tacoma Dome): “I Knew You Were Waiting for Me” (Aretha Franklin & George Michael cover); “Felt Good on My Lips” (Tim McGraw); “The Lucky Ones” (Faith Hill); “I Like It, I Love It” (McGraw); “The Way You Love Me” (Hill); “Like We Never Loved at All” (Hill); “Break First”; “Telluride”; (begin Faith Hill solo set) “Free”; “This Kiss”; “Breathe”; “Wild One”; “Stronger”; “Piece of My Heart” (Janis Joplin cover); (begin… Read Full Story

The Things We Like


Comedian Tim Meadows – best known for his salacious “Saturday Night Live” character, the Ladies Man – will headline Tacoma Comedy Club at 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 26 and 27. Meadows is the second-longest tenured “SNL” cast member, with a run that went from 1991 to 2000. He also went on to star in a variety of popular movies and TV shows, including “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story,” ABC-TV's “The Goldbergs,” and FOX-TV's “Son of Zorn.” Tickets to see him in Tacoma are $20 to $27;

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More News
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

Friday, May 26 AIRPORT TAVERN: Jordani & The Sun Kings, Sotaria & The Gravities (soul, pop) 9 p.m. G. DONNALSON'S: Eugenie Jones (jazz, blues) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Nite Crew (dance) 9 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: Kutt Calhoun, Off the Dome, Automatic, Kithihawk, Cole Z, DJ Don Gee…

Mark your calendars: Future
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

Future is the main attraction on June 10 at Auburn's White River Amphitheatre. The rapper – who performed at the Tacoma Dome with Drake in September – is out in support of the two albums he released this year, “Future” and “Hndrxx.” Also on the bill are Migos, A$AP Ferg and Zoey Dollaz…

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

This week: “The Pirates of Penzance” May 26th through June 25th, Fridays and Saturdays 8 p.m., Sundays 2 p.m. Lakewood Playhouse, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd., Lakewood Gilbert and Sullivan's hilarious, hopeful farce follows young Frederic, an orphan who has mistakenly been apprenticed to…

McGraw and Hill bring soul 2 soul to Dome May 27
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

For local country fans, what could top hunky, chart-topping singer Tim McGraw headlining at last September’s Washington State Fair? Try McGraw hitting the road with superstar spouse, Faith Hill, for their first co-headlining tour in more than a decade. The pop power couple has rebooted its popular…

TCC displays annual student art exhibit
By Dave R. Davison

The Gallery at Tacoma Community College, a vault of visual delights, is hosting its annual, “Student Art Exhibition” a display of work by students that have passed through one or several of the school’s art courses. The show follows hot on the heels of the arts faculty show. TCC’s arts program…

Festivals offer fun all summer long
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

Summer festival season is officially underway with Seattle Center's Northwest Folklife the Gorge Amphitheatre's Sasquatch on the docket this weekend (you know, even if it's not technically summer yet.) Here are some South Sound events you'll want to mark on your calendar – sunscreen optional. Meeker…

4th annual ‘Swim Defiance’ set for June 3
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

Have you ever taken the ferry to Vashon Island and wondered what it would be like to swim there instead? If so, and if you actually have the stamina and skills to navigate the bracing waters of Dalco Passage, you’re in luck: swimmers will be doing just that at the fourth annual Swim Defiance on…

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

Goings on this Week in Tacoma: “The World’s First Long Distance Telephone Line” Through Aug. 30, Tue. thru Fri. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, 407 S G St, Tacoma, WA 98405 View documents pertaining to the making of long distance telegraph lines and early telephone lines…

Chris Cornell dead of apparent suicide
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

Details are gradually emerging regarding the shocking death of Soundgarden and Audioslave front man Chris Cornell, who passed away just hours after performing in Detroit last night. Many sources report that a family friend called police around midnight after finding the 52-year-old singer unresponsive…

Changing Scene Theatre Northwest brings unique work to the stage
By Dave R. Davison

Theater is happening in and around Tacoma. In addition to the established community theaters: Tacoma Little Theatre, Lakewood Playhouse and Tacoma Musical Playhouse, there is Paradise Theatre across the water, in Gig Harbor and – slightly to the north – there is Centerstage! In Federal Way. The…