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CRAFT BEER FEST

The 5th annual Tacoma Craft Beer Festival happens Sept. 7, noon to 9 p.m., at Cheney Stadium. Enjoy 70+ craft breweries, craft ciders and regional wines, games, great food and live entertainment. Admission gets you a 5.5 ounce commemorative taster glass and 10 tasting tokens (additional 5.5 oz pours: $1.50). 21+ only, ID required.  Visit http://www.tacomacraftbeerfest.com.

BRIAN REGAN

Brian Regan has distinguished himself as one of the premier comedians in the country. It is the quality of his material, relatable to a wide audience and revered by his peers, which continues to grow Regan’s fan base. The perfect balance of sophisticated writing and physicality, Regan consistently fills theaters nationwide with fervent fans that span generations. He performs Sept. 20, 7:30, at Pantages Theater. Get tickets at http://www.broadwaycenter.org.

STADIUM FARE

Stadium Fare - Tacoma's Original Craft Market - has been a big hit ever since it started this summer on July 6. This new, bi-weekly event in the Stadium District offers great local food, vintage and artistic wares, and entertainment. The Fare takes place in the parking lot of the First Presbyterian Church, across from Wright Park and on the corner of South 2nd & South G Street. There are just two more Fares to go this season - Sept. 14 and 28. Info: http://stadiumfare.com.

STRANGELY ALRIGHT

An all ages CD release party celebrating Strangely Alright's "The Time Machine Is Broken" happens Sept. 6, 8 p.m., at Louie G.’s in Fife. Also featuring special guests and good friends SleepyPilot and a rare set from Stone Age Thriller. A portion of the proceeds will go to the FISH Food Bank along with any non-perishable food items donated. $7 or $6 with canned food donation.

ART AT TCC

Work by 41 local artists will be on display in The Gallery at Tacoma Community College during the 11th Annual Juried Local Art Exhibit, Sept. 9 through Oct. 18. A reception will be held in The Gallery Sept. 19, 4-7 p.m. For a schedule of gallery talks presented by the artists, visit http://www.tacomacc.edu/campuslife/thegallery. The Gallery will be closed on Friday during the first week of the exhibit. For the rest of the exhibit, it will be open Monday–Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Use the entrance just off South 12th Street between Pearl and Mildred Streets.

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