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Enjoy a burst of vivid summer color at W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory in Wright Park during the 2013 Grand Floral Exhibit on June 18-28. $3 ages 12 and over. Opening the display on June 18, classical vocalist Teresa Lin will present a summertime bouquet of songs, 6-8 p.m., admission $5, light refreshments will be served. Seating for 40 (max.) so RSVP at (253) 591-5330.


Jason Aldean is headed to the Tacoma Dome. The country superstar, known for “Big Green Tractor,” “Hicktown” and other radio hits, will headline on Sept. 27 with support from Jake Owen and Thomas Rhett. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on June 14, with prices ranging from $37.84 to $66.30.


Cathedrals Tacoma features unique contemplative concerts by indie singer-songwriters in the welcoming and acoustically rich space of Immanuel Presbyterian Church.  The next concert in this series is scheduled for June 21 at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and will feature the seven-piece indie folk group Paper Bird, out of Denver, and Seattle’s own Shenandoah Davis. The concert will open with special guests Elk & Boar, from Tacoma. This is an all-ages concert and seating is general admission. Tickets are on sale now for $16. Visit


Appearing onstage with just a microphone, a stool and a diet Pepsi, Paula Poundstone is sure to dazzle crowds in Tacoma this July with her razor-sharp wit and spontaneity. Broadway Center for the Performing Arts, The Rainbow Center and Tacoma Pride Festival will present this stand-up comedy legend on July 12, 7:30 p.m., in Tacoma's historic Pantages Theater as part of the 2013 Tacoma Pride Festival.  Tickets are on sale now, $28-$69, at the Broadway Center Box Office, 901 Broadway; at (253) 591-5894, toll-free 1 (800) 291-7593; and online at


One-year-old Casen Buswell of Puyallup was born with an extremely rare congenital vascular malformation, and his family and friends are raising money for his medical bills. The Race for Casen 5K Race takes place on June 15, 11 a.m. at Edgemont Junior High in Edgewood. The Vendor Fair will start at 10 a.m. and continue after the race, through awards, auctions, raffles, and presentations, until 4 p.m. Register to run/walk at


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