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Saturday, April 29, 2017 This Week's Paper

Tacoma’s Tour of Historic Homes Coming May 6th and 7th

Tacoma Historical Society will host its 23rd annual Tour of Historic Homes from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 6 and 1 to 5 p.m. May 7; and the self-guided tour – the non-profit group's largest fundraiser – will focus on homes in the city's Proctor District.
“The easiest thing to do is to find houses in any given neighborhood so people can walk from house to house,” said Tacoma Historical Society's Marie Hayden, the event's chairwoman. “That's why we have so many in the Stadium District. That saved a lot of traffic, and people liked it. So we did the same thing this year. We picked houses from the Proctor and Stevens districts. They can park at either Sherman (Elementary) School or a side street and just walk from house to house.”
Tickets are $25, and they are available in advance at Pacific Northwest Shop, Stadium… Read Full Story

New TAM exhibit examines printmaking by members of Northwest Coast tribes

Tacoma Art Museum just unveiled a new show featuring prints made by artists who are part of the lineage of the Native American and First Nations peoples that have, from time immemorial, populated the Northwest coast of North America. Entitled “Cultural imPRINT: Northwest Coast Prints,” the exhibit features more than 40 prints (mostly screen-prints) made by artists from a diversity of Northwest, British Columbian and Alaskan tribes.
As inheritors of a cultural milieu made up of varied, but related, societies (located along a 2,000-mile stretch that runs from the Alaskan panhandle through coastal British Columbia and down the coast of Washington), this group of artists draws upon pictorial traditions that their forebears used to… Read Full Story

The Things We Like


You can now “Netflix and Chill” downtown. No, not like that; and get your mind out of the gutter. Netflix and Chill is the name of a new, weekly movie night at Pacific Brewing & Malting Co., 610 Pacific Ave. at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2, the venue will screen classic, '80s horror/comedy flick “Gremlins." Admission is free, and the event is open to all ages;


The next round of Tournament of Beer: Washing State IPAs Championship will be held from 5 to 9 p.m.… Read Full Story

More News
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

Friday, April 28 URBAN ELK: Karrie O'Neill Muzic (rock, pop, Americana) 7 p.m., NC B SHARP COFFEE: Squirrel Butter (roots, Americana) 8 p.m., $5, AA G. DONNALSON'S: Nancy Zahn (jazz) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Nite Crew (dance) 9 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: Allison Chains, Outshined, Past Curfew…

Make a Scene: TLT’s ‘Exit Laughing’ tickles and tantalizes
By Dave R. Davison

Judging by the frequent bursts of enthusiastic laughter, the Tacoma Little Theatre’s penultimate show of this season, a comedy called “Exit Laughing,” is an audience hit. The laughs begin early and continue through both acts of this swift play that is directed by Rick Horner. The play is set…

Weekly Rewind
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

"With our recurring Weekly Rewind feature, our staff photographers capture some of the biggest community happenings that you may have missed. Click on this week's gallery to relive the fun.”

Mark your calendars: Kendrick Lamar
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

Hip-hop maverick Kendrick Lamar recently dropped “Damn,” among the most heavily anticipated albums of 2017; and Monday he announced dates for his forthcoming tour, which includes an Aug. 1 stop at the Tacoma Dome. Travis Scott and D.R.A.M. will provide support with a 7:30 p.m. start time. Tickets…

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

Goings on this Week in Tacoma: “Mrs. Smith goes to Washington” April 27, 7:30 p.m. Tacoma Little Theatre, 210 N I St, Tacoma Tacoma Little Theatre presents Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington by Linda Britt. This production will be directed by Ellen Peters and stars Kathi Aleman. Mrs. Smith Goes to…

Make a Scene: Guitar Fest comes to Tacoma Dome April 29-30
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

Whether you're looking for a rare Epiphone guitar or you want to offload a few instruments that have been gathering dust in the attic, the Tacoma Guitar Festival is the place to be next weekend. Its third, annual installment is expected to draw 1,500 guitar aficionados to the Tacoma Dome on April…

The Things We Like
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

SQUEAK & SQUAWK FUNDRAISER Organizers of the forthcoming Squeak & Squawk Festival will host a fund-raising concert at Lift Bridge Coffee – located at 1102 A St. - at 6 p.m. Friday, April 21. The lineup includes local indie-rock and power-pop favorites Pig Snout, Trees and Timber (shown),…

Mark your calendars: Gorillaz
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

The world's most popular virtual band, Gorillaz, has announced new tour dates which include a Sept. 30 stop at Seattle's KeyArena. The cartoon version of band – the brainchild of Blur's Damon Albarn and “Tank Girl” cartoonist Jamie Hewlett – consists of Murdoc Niccals, 2D, Noodle and Russel…

Published in the Tacoma Weekly

Friday, April 21 REAL ART TACOMA: Cheap Sweat, Stamps, Sprism, Mop (alternative) 8 p.m., $7, AA B SHARP COFFEE: “Something to Tell” (story telling open mic) 7 p.m., NC, AA G. DONNALSON'S: Bill & Denny's Little Big Band (jazz, blues) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Sonic Funk (dance)…

City of Tacoma ‘Bike month’ schedule of events
Published in the Tacoma Weekly

Designated “Bike Month” by the City of Tacoma, the month of May will be packed with bike-related events and activities. Below are just a handful of the many events planned throughout the month: May 1-31: Bike everywhere challenge. Ditch your car and use your bike to commute to work, the park,…