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STR8 BEASTIN’ IT

DASH Center for the Arts will produce the eighth annual dance showcase KRUNK: “Str8 Beastin’ It” on Feb. 16, 7 p.m. at Theatre on the Square. Hosted by the teen members of Reality Check Dance Teams, KRUNK is a showcase instead of a competition that brings together dancers, dance companies and their audiences as a tribute to dance. KRUNK is a family-friendly event, showcasing all styles of dance. More than 50 dancers of all ages participate and the talent and showmanship is electrifying! See performances by Reality Check, Koncrete Movement, Kontagious, Audacity Cru, RCX, the Bosses, Dance Expressions and many more. Tickets $15 at DASH Center, 1504 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, at (253) 507-9466 or http://www.thedashcenter.org.

CHAMPAGNE SUNDAY

Seattle gets a taste of Tacoma’s musical goodness on Feb. 22, when the Hard Rock Café in Seattle (116 Pike St.) hosts live performances by headliner Champagne Sunday and guests Raymond Hayden and The Monsters In The Dark and Tin Man. This promises to be a night of honest, original music played by seasoned musicians who bring it every time they are on a stage. $8 advance tickets, $10 at the door, starts at 9 p.m.

ACADEMY AWARDS PARTY

Make Feb. 24 your red carpet night by attending The Grand Cinema’s annual Academy Awards party at Theater on the Square. Enjoy the evening watching the Oscars on the big screen and enjoy Farrelli’s Pizza and select desserts throughout the evening. Win free movies for a year by choosing the most correct Academy Awards, and come dressed as your favorite onscreen character to have the chance to win $100 from a local restaurant. Win great raffle prizes and amazing silent auction packages. All proceeds to go to the Grand Cinema’s Digital Conversion Campaign. Get tickets at (253) 593-4474 or http://www.GrandCinema.com

SONGWRITERS CIRCLE

At 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 16, three highly entertaining Pacific Northwest songwriters will perform in a songwriter’s circle at King’s Books (218 St. Helens Ave.): Steve Nebel accompanied by wife Kristi Nebel, J.W. Sparrow of rural Pierce County fame and Gary Kanter, a New York-born songwriter/humorist with a passion for topical songs. Admission is free.

ROCK OUT WITH SCIENCE!

Seattle-Olympia rock duo Science! will play “Seattle Song,” “You and Rachel” and other cuts off last year's self-titled debut album on Feb. 15, at Tacoma's Harmon Tap Room, 204 St. Helens Ave. The show starts at 9 p.m., with a lineup that also includes Christine Salazar and Deborah Page. Cover is $5, and you have to be 21 or older to get in; call (253) 212-2725 for more info.

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