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CONSERVATORY MEDITATION

Commune with nature in the W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory in Wright Park where Megan Zaback will guide 90 minutes of meditation and gentle movement. July 7 and 21, 5:30-7 p.m. No experience necessary and accessible to all, the only thing you need to bring is your own pillow or mat to sit on and wear comfortable clothes. To reserve your spot, call (253) 591-5330.

PROUD OUTLOUD!

Enjoy an evening of dinners, dessert and performances celebrating LGBTQ youth. Friends of Oasis are hosting dinners on July 14 throughout the community from 4-7 p.m. After dinner, join Oasis for dessert and youth performances from 7-9 p.m. at the Pantages Theater. Tickets for dessert are $25 each, dinners and dessert $50 and up. All proceeds benefit Oasis Youth Center, which works to enhance and sustain the health and well-being of LGBTQ youth by saving individual lives, building community, and developing young leaders who can change the world. For tickets, visit http://www.broadwaycenter.org.

OLD TOWN BLUES

The Old Town Rhythm & Blues Festival (formerly called the Old Town Blues Festival) happens on July 13 in Old Town. The park is free to all ages during the day and will be full of music, vendors, food and beer gardens. Starting at 7 p.m., blues bands will be playing in five Old Town venues, and $20 gets you in to everything – ID required. It all starts at noon. Get tickets at Ted Brown Music, Musician Exchange, Parkway Tavern, Treos, The Spar and Metropolitan Market. Details at http://www.tacomaoldtownrhythmandbluesfest.com.

DIGITAL AFFAIR

If you are searching for a display of world-class production and party-rocking beats from some of the world’s most in-demand DJs, including Excision, then you will want to make plans for Digital Affair at the Washington State Fair on Sept. 14. Tickets are on sale now at http://www.thefair.com/concerts or by phone (888) 559-FAIR (3247)

MISSIONARY POSITION

Jeff Angell's super-group Walking Papers may be generating big buzz these days, but do not think he has forgotten his main band, the Missionary Position. A few weeks ago, Sunyata Records reissued the Seattle rock quartet's first and second albums, “Consequences” and “Diamonds in a Dead Sky.” And the MP will play that material live on July 6 at Jazzbones. Deborah Page and Sleepy Pilot round out the bill with music starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $9.99; http://www.jazzbones.com.

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