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VICCI MARTINEZ HOMECOMING
Vicci Martinez has mostly hung out in Los Angeles since she wowed Cee Lo and viewers during the inaugural season of NBC-TV's “The Voice” in 2011. But on St. Patrick's Day, she will be back for another holiday homecoming show at Jazzbones, 2803 6th Ave. She we will go on after 6 p.m. with songs from “Vicci,” her Universal Records debut, not to mention cuts we loved around these parts before she was famous. Tickets are $15; (253) 396-9169 or http://www.jazzbones.com for more info.
Canadian folkie Gordon Lightfoot is headed to Tacoma. On March 16, the singer-songwriter – best known for “The Wreck of the Edmond Fitzgerald,” “Sundown” and other classics – will headline the Emerald Queen Casino's I-5 showroom, 2024 E. 29th St., in Tacoma. The show is scheduled for an 8:30 p.m. start, and tickets are going for $20 to $60, plus service charges. You must be 21 or older to get in; (253) 594-7777 or http://www.ticketmaster.com for further details.
TITLOW MUD RUN
Metro Parks will host a two-mile run (and walk) through Titlow Park (8425 6th Ave.) on March 24. This family-friendly, chip-timed run/walk will take you off the sidewalks and city streets and into the muddy trails full of obstacles to crawl under, jump over and run around. $15 per person, starts at noon. There will be prizes for top men and women and a muddy picture contest. To register visit http://www.metroparkstacoma.org.
‘NAIROBI HALF LIFE’
The Grand Cinema is one of just 100 cinemas across the United States that will be screening “Nairobi Half Life” on the evening of March 21, 6:45 p.m. It is the most successful film to ever come out of Kenya and although it has screened all over the world, March 21 will be one of its first major introductions to cinema fans in the United States. The film tells the story of a young, aspiring actor from upcountry Kenya who dreams of becoming a success in the big city. In pursuit of this, and to the chagrin of his brother and parents, he makes his way to Nairobi, the city of opportunity, where he finds many obstacles in his way that he must overcome. Tickets on sale now at The Grand, 606 Fawcett Ave.
PROPHETS OF ADDICTION
Meet cast members from the BJ Shea Morning Experience and the KISW-FM (99.9) Rock Girls at the Backstage Bar & Grill, 6409 Sixth Ave., Tacoma. The night's musical lineup includes In the Between and Prophets of Addiction. Admission is free from 7 to 9 p.m., and it is open to all ages until 11 p.m. But cover is $5 starting at 9 p.m., and you must be 21 or older after 11 p.m.; (253) 564-0149 or http://www.backstagebartacoma.com.
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