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JEFF ROSS

Singer/songwriter Jeff Ross plays his final show at The Mandolin Café on July 6 before the café closes after years of being one of Tacoma’s most amazing music venues. Ross will be performing songs off his new EP "Immunity," which will be released at the end of July. Joining him will be the lovely Jessie Abbott and Maggie Duggan rockin' the violin. 6-7:30 p.m. followed by Andrew Landers playing from 8-10.

FREE-RADICAL MEDIA EXCHANGE

Find the greatest collection of VHS tapes in all of central Tacoma at the Free-Radical Media Exchange located in the alley off South 19th between Oakes & Anderson streets. Take something/leave something at this unique sharing market – DVDs, used books, zines (coming soon), classic NES games, CDs, mix cassette tapes and more.

JOSEPH AND HIS DREAMCOAT

Tacoma Musical Playhouse opens “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” on July 6. This all-new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical theater classic is presented in a never-before-seen setting, filled with electrifying music and exhilarating choreography as it tells the Biblical story of Joseph and his coat of many colors. The show runs at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays through July 29. 7116 6th Ave. Tickets are $20 for children and $27 for adults: http://www.tmp.org.

SKETCH A LIVE MODEL

Come sketch from a live model at Merlino Art Center. The three-hour sessions will take place throughout the year on Wednesday nights, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Cost is $15 per session on a drop-in basis. Easels will be provided but artists must bring their own materials. All skill levels are welcome. On the last session of each month there is an optional group critique that all artists are welcome to participate in. Questions? Call Tim Mansen at 579-6908 email: tim.mansen@gmail.com

TACOMA FLAMENCA

Tacoma Flamenca is bringing a night of flamenco music, dance, spirit, food and community to the Mandolin Café on July 7, 7-9 p.m. A fun night full of laughter, great energy and enthusiasm, the public is invited to come out and celebrate the Spanish soul in our community. The Café will offer a special menu of Spanish tapas, sangria and more. General admission $8, children 12 and under free. For tickets in advance: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/250837. Mandolin Café is at 3923 S. 12th St.

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