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Thursday, May 25, 2017 This Week's Paper
‘Potted Potter’ provides a Harried tale of fun

“Potted Potter” takes on the hit magical franchise in a comically brilliant way, the likes of the “Tuna, Texas” series. Two men, Delme Thomas and James Percy, play all the key roles of the seven Harry Potter books in just over an hour to bring the magic of Hogwarts to the Muggle world. This fantastically funny show features all your favorite characters, a special appearance from a fire-breathing dragon and even a game of Quidditch involving the audience. This fast-paced parody is entertaining and appropriate for all ages from six to Dumbledore, and is the perfect family-friendly event… Read More

Rifles of World War II Lecture and Local Veterans Honored

Join the Fife History Museum for the fourth and final free event in a series related to the latest exhibit Rights, Rations, Remembrance: Fife in World War II taking place on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m.

The event includes the presentation of colors by the Fife, Milton, Edgewood chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars followed by a lecture on World War II weaponry by Joseph Govednik of the Foss Waterway Seaport.

The presentation of colors is intended to honor the many veterans who have served their country in both times of peace and conflict. According to the plaque originally displayed… Read More

End comes for ‘graffiti garage’

In response to feedback from neighboring businesses and concerns regarding safety and liability, the private property owner of the "Graffiti Garage" at 723-737 Broadway in Tacoma has made the decision to limit its use to that of a commercial parking garage, effective Nov. 1.

City compliance and enforcement efforts related to this decision will begin on Nov. 4. The private property owner will work with the Downtown Tacoma Business Improvement Area and the City of Tacoma in the coming weeks to ensure a smooth transition.

"We thank the private property owner of this space for making… Read More

Pacific Avenue Better than Ever as Project Nears Thanksgiving Completion

The Pacific Avenue Streetscape Project is nearing completion and construction orange is transforming into new sidewalks, pavement, trees, rain gardens, way finding signs and pedestrian improvements.

Visitors might also notice fleeting splashes of green here or there – duct tape and performance contributions from the Project’s Green Flash, local artist Daniel Martin.

"While construction is ongoing, Downtown Tacoma is open for business. We’re working to keep Pacific Avenue welcoming through the last of the work," said Community and Economic Development Program Specialist Debbie… Read More

UW Tacoma to Unveil Art Installation by Noted Portrait Photographer Dawoud Bey

A new installation of portrait photographs by internationally-celebrated artist Dawoud Bey will be unveiled in the Snoqualmie Power House on the UW Tacoma campus on Sat., Nov. 2.

The photographs, created during a UW Tacoma artist residency and purchased by the Washington state Art in Public Places program, join other pieces in the state’s art collection on the UW Tacoma campus by artists such as Buster Simpson, Brian Goldbloom and Stephanie Syjuco.

The 12 portraits—taken in late March, while Bey was in residence at UW Tacoma — each depict two people sitting next to one another… Read More

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