5 Things To Do: Come Out And Play Open Mic, Tacoma Green Drinks, "The Laramie Project," MC battle ...

By Volcano Staff on August 5, 2010

THURSDAY, AUG. 5, 2010 >>>

1. Come Out And Play Open Mic with hosts Kim Archer and Nick Sandy runs at the Tempest Lounge from 7-10 p.m.

2. Children have taken over The Gallery at TCC. It's cool. They didn't kiss the walls with Kool-Aid stained mouths or anything of the sort. Instead the tykes - ages 6-9 - have covered the walls with their artwork during their Early Learning Center summer program stay. Drop by for a looksy from 4 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. 

3. Once a month the environmental community group Tacoma Green Drinks gets together to just have fun and meet new people. They don't try to solve any problems, sign you up to testify for anything or ask you for money. They just want to have fun ... and drink. Tonight they'll gather from 5:30-8 p.m. at Wildside Wine. While they say they won't try to solve and problems, we'd like to see what happens if you throw your napkin in the wrong bin.

4. Good news about a depressing thing: South Puget Sound Community College Drama Department will revisit The Laramie Project - the story of the death of gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard - as they did eight years ago. This time, the play returns in a new form as The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later, revisiting the community and its ongoing struggle to cope with what happened that night. See it at 8 p.m. inside the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts.

5. Go Hard Or Go Home MC Battle, hosted by SP, with DJ Travisty, begins at 11 p.m. inside The Royal Lounge in Olympia.

LINK: More arts and entertainment events in the South Sound