The Daily Mash-Up

Saturday, April 30, 2016 This Week's Paper

There’s still time to get tickets for D.A.S.H. Center’s Masquerade Extravaganza, May 4 at Cultura Event Center. In celebration of the center’s 10th anniversary, this will be a party to remember – catering by Flavors of the Caribbean, a cash bar, music by DJs Eddie (ES) Sumlin and Omar DJOmarvelous, and performances by Candi Simone, Blak, Emmanuel Frayer and more. Dress to impress for Red Carpet interviews and photos 8-9 p.m., Belle/Beau of the Ball contest and Best Mask contest. Tickets will not be sold at the door. $20 general admission, $35 VIP admission (private VIP area, champagne,… Read More

Waterfront walk set for Wednesday

On Wednesday, May 1, Downtown On the Go will be holding a free “Waterfront Walk” from noon – 1 p.m.

The walk, sponsored by TrueBlue, Inc. and led by Joseph Govednik, Curator of Collections with the Foss Waterway Seaport, will highlight the history and current development of Tacoma’s waterfront along a 2-mile walking route. Participants will experience great views from the Murray Morgan Bridge, enjoy parks along the waterfront, and get a sneak preview of the new Foss Waterway Seaport Museum.

There is no need to pre-register for the event, simply join us at the Murray Morgan… Read More

Changes come to Weekly Volcano

Weekly Volcano publisher Ron Swarner has announced that the newspaper will no longer be printing as its own publication. Instead, the popular alternative weekly will be an entertainment supplement inside the Ranger and Northwest Airlifter publications. Tacoma Weekly wishes all the best to the fine folks at the Volcano during this transition period, and we look forward like everyone else to continue enjoying the Volcano’s one-of-a-kind coverage of area arts and entertainment.

Here is a letter Swarner posted… Read More

News Haiku: end times

You have asked; and I have answered. The News Haiku is back for the month of April to give a continuous shout out to National Poetry Month. Here is a recap of the news as presented in a haiku. But since April ends tomorrow, this is the last haiku unless there is an uproar.

News in prose, emailed;
pithy, witty, mean at times;
Done with love, warm heart.

Now you try it:
Traditional haiku consist of 17 “on” (also known as morae), in three phrases of five, seven and five "on" respectively. Although haiku are often stated to have 17 syllables, this… Read More

Get Amber alerts this weekend? Here’s why

Washington citizens may have noticed in the last few months receiving Amber Alerts on their cell phones as “emergency alerts.”

Beginning Jan. 1, the Wireless Emergency Alert System was launched nationally by the Department of Justice and the Federal Emergency Management Agency in cooperation with the Wireless Carrier industry.

There are three different alerts issued through the Wireless Emergency Alert system:
· Presidential Alerts – Alerts issued by the President or designee
· Imminent Threat Alerts – Alerts include severe man-made or natural disasters
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