5 Things To do: Third Thursday Artwalk, Voxxy Vallejo, "O Brother" outside, Ben Union ...

By Volcano Staff on August 19, 2010

THURSDAY, AUG. 19, 2010 >>>

1. Whether walking or riding the ART BUS, today's Tacoma Third Thursday Artwalk once again will be loaded with fabulous art and nibbles of food from 5-8 p.m. in downtown Tacoma. For a primer of what a few of the participating galleries, museums and spaces will have on display, click here.

2. Voxxy Vallejo performs at 10:30 a.m. at the Tacoma Farmers Market Broadway, which runs from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in downtown Tacoma.

3. With the primary barely behind us, the Weekly Volcano believes the conversation during the Drinking Liberally gathering at 7 p.m. inside The Hub should be a good one.

4. The Brothers Coen succumbed to being their all-out indulgent selves with their flick O Brother, Where Art Thou, a tale loosely based on Homer's Odyssey featuring three chain gang workers who escape in order to reclaim a buried treasure. What's up with the pomade? The Weekly Volcano has no idea, but that's part of the fun - trying to figure out what the hell was going through the Coens' minds as they wrote it. Figure it out yourselves when the film is screened at 8:30 p.m. at Tollefson Plaza in downtown Tacoma - for free.

5. Finally, one of the Volcano's favorites, Ben Union, is playing Hell's Kitchen at 9 p.m. with Corvus and Bodybox. While the Volcano has blabbered about Union's funkified guitar styling on a number of occasions, we're no less smitten with him today than we were in the beginning. Check him out.

LINK: More arts and entertainment events in the South Sound