The Things We Like


The Puyallup Fair opens Sept. 7 with free gate admission from 9 a.m. to noon. Enjoy curly fries, scones and Earthquake Burgers, music from Tim McGraw and Willie Nelson, thrill rides including a new zipline, and educational attractions like Rainforest Adventure and Our Body: The Universe Within. Visit


“Budrus,” a film about Israelis joining residents of a Palestinian village in their effort to re-route the proposed Separation Wall, will be shown at Temple Beth El (5975 S.12th St) on Sept. 9 at 3 p.m. The film follows a growing group of Palestinians who are joined by Israelis in their effort to save the village from being crisscrossed by the wall. Success eludes them until a 15-year-old Palestinian girl jumps into the fray. Sponsored by the Tacoma chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace. For more information, call (253)884-2862 or e-mail


Tacoma Noise Rodeo – three people playing a 45-minute solo set followed by a 45-minute group jam. Come out on Aug. 31 and enjoy an evening of noise, drone and experimental electronic sounds at Metronome Coffee, 3518 6th Ave., 8-11 p.m. Free! Artists performing: Brian Oblivion (Synprov Corp./Monster Planet), vereiste and Barham Beireis.


Seniors aged 65 or older will receive special half-price general admission at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park throughout the month of September. Kids are back in school and the weather is traditionally grand. It is a great time to get out and enjoy the scenery, the smaller crowds and the relaxed pace of the season. Seniors also get 10 percent off eats and treats in the Forest Café and Trek Treats concession stand. For more information, go to or call ( 360) 832-6117.


Washington Contemporary Ballet offers classes in ballet, tap, modern, Flamenco, Zumba and special needs. Adult classes are also available. Fall semester begins Sept. 5. To register, call (253) 474- 4312 or stop by the studio in University Place at 8315 27th St. W. (next to where Red Apple used to be).  Visit


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