The Daily Mash-Up

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 This Week's Paper
Help bring Weird Al to Dorky’s Arcade

This just in from Dorky’s Bar Arcade, where the staff is on a mission to get Weird Al Yankovic to stop by while he's in Tacoma on Sunday for his show at The Pantages:
Everyone knows Weird Al is going to be in town this Sunday. We, the DORX of Tacoma, are making a plea to have him stop in for a visit to Dorky's Bar Arcade only a block away. There are over 1,000 people on our event page who agree.Dorky's was made for people like Weird Al who think outside the box. We think he would love it!!!!
Dorky's is one of the most interesting and fun things you… Read More

View the winning entries in the City of Tacoma’s annual Earth Day art contest

More than 150 Tacoma students entered this year’s EnviroChallenger/EnviroKids Earth Day art contest.

Elementary students illustrated ways they practice earth-friendly activities at home, outside, at the park or while playing/watching sports and other positive environmental behavior that they’ve learned from the city’s EnviroChallenger educators. View the winning works of art at

Earth Day art contest winners
Grades K-1 Division
First place: Sabine Reyns, Geiger Montessori
Second… Read More

Join the Tacoma Arts Commission and current Tacoma Poet Laureate Josie Emmons Turner for a poetry reading event in conjunction with National Poetry Month. The event will include readings by a selection of local poets and the winner of the 2013-15 Tacoma Poet Laureate competition, Lucas Smiraldo, will officially be awarded the position. The readings will be followed by light refreshments. 7:30 p.m. at Tacoma Public Library main branch, 1102 Tacoma Ave. S., Olympic Room
Admission is free, and free street parking is available.
Participating poets:
Lucas SmiraldoRead More

Ticket's for Chateau St. Michelle's summer concert series go on sale at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 27. Here's the finalized schedule that the venue released today, and you can learn more at:

  • Garrison Keillor, live broadcast of “A Prairie Home Companion,” 2:45 p.m. June 15, $39 to $65

  • Steve Miller Band, 7 p.m. June 29, $49 to $89

  • Girls Night Out, feauting Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo with Berlin and Teri Nunn, 7 p.m. July 7, $45 to $65

  • Chris Botti, 7… Read More

News Haiku: Harbor Lights

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. Follow the links for the back story.

Harbor Lights remod;
Regulars call foul on change;
Uber strong drinks saved.

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 isn’t quite right since syllables… Read More

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