The annual Tacoma Pride festival will showcase lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender culture with six days of music, movies, comedy and other festivities beginning July 12 at Broadway Center; and organizers are finding lots more to celebrate this year following the legalization of same-sex marriage in Washington last November and the… Read More
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Runner's up from MTV's “America's Best Dance Crew – Season 8” are coming to D.A.S.H. Center on July 12. Join members of 8 FLAVAHZ as they share their skills with dancers here in the Northwest. Charlize Glass and Angel Gibbs will teach a class perfect for the beginning hip hop dancer, while Jaira Miller and Kaelynn (Kay Kay) Gobert-Haris will both teach a more intermediate/advanced class. Come out, dance and support D.A.S.H.! Register at https://www.wepay.com/events/cu-tacoma-8-flavahz-71213.
Slash has his iconic top hat. Stevie Nicks won't step onstage without her shawls. And you can bet Paula Poundstone will be rocking a tie as she headlines Pantages Theater on July 12, a kickoff concert for Tacoma Pride. We ran a related Q & A in this week's edition, but we thought Poundstone's fans might also get a kick out of hearing her trace the origins of her androgynous aesthetic.Read More
In this week's print edition we tested fans knowledge of boy bands turned middle aged man bands in anticipation of New Kids on the Block, 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men taking over the Tacoma Dome on July 9 (ticket info here.) Here are the answers (you know, for the people who didn't already look them up on their smart phones):
1 - NKOTB (or New Kids on the… Read More
Administrative offices in the Tacoma Municipal Building complex (747 Market St. and 733 Market St.) and in other City of Tacoma facilities will close Thursday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.
The City's landfill, recycling center and household hazardous waste facility (3510 S. Mullen St.) will close on Thursday, July 4, and reopen on Friday, July 5. The facility’s normal operating hours are from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Garbage, recycling and yard/food waste pick-ups will be a day late, with Thursday pick-ups occurring Friday and Friday pick-ups occurring Saturday.