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October 1, 2010 at 7:11am

Short Order: Tacoma Craft Beer Festival, grand opening, ugly people to the back ...

Bennett Thurmon, Roxanne Wolfe and Chris Miller (not pictured) organized the 2nd Annual Tacoma Craft Beer Festival. Photography by J.M. Simpson


Fifty Brewing Companies: The Tacoma Craft Beer Festival runs tonight from 5 to 9 pm and Saturday, Oct. 2nd from noon to 8 pm at the Foss Waterway Seaport in downtown Tacoma. For all the details, click here.

Grand Opening: The Green Coconut Tree celebrates its grand opening today from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. serving samples of its Jamaican, Chinese, and Vietnamese specialties.  Oh yes, all three. Read our review of the Lakewood restaurant here.

Washington State Represent: Today through Oct. 11 The Red Hot pairs up with their beer buddies at The Parkway, both pledging to serve nothing but Washington State beers on every handle, which is nice.

Future Things Are Coming: The Stadium District Art and Wine Walk will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2 throughout the district. Tickets are $25, and that money will go toward the Mary Bridge Children's Hospital. This event will feature local artists, original artwork, Washington wines, tasty hors d'oeuvres and desserts and music at select locations. For more information, click here.

Food Matters: "Naturally, hotness will secure you a better table." Oh, no.

LINK: Wine tastings!

October 1, 2010 at 7:45am

5 Things To Do: Olympia Arts Walk, "Boom Town," Speak Your Soul, hot pink benefit ...

FRIDAY, OCT. 1, 2020 >>>

1. Here we go again. For the 39th time. Olympia Arts Walk. It's a madhouse of art, music and performance arts of all types. Arts Walk turns all of downtown Olympia into a very crowded and festive art gallery and performance space. Professional artists, amateur artists, students from elementary school through college, musicians, storytellers, and performers of all types show their stuff in galleries, cafes, barber shops, tattoo parlors and on the streets from 5-10 p.m. Be sure to catch the Silent Art Auction inside the Capitol Theater, as well as these highlights.

2. Throughout the month of October, you'll receive discounts - and help support the Breast Cancer Resource Center - after you purchase a $10 hot pink bra pin at participating Sixth Avenue businesses. The kick-off event featuring pink chick merchandise and pink hair extensions happens at 5:30 p.m. inside Cork! a wine bar located at 3012 Sixth Ave.

3. The Broadway Center opens its season with Cirque Mechanics' Boom Town, whichbrings together a number of great circus performers and tosses them onto a stage filled with 19th century mining equipment upon which they flip, twirl and twist about. Trust us: it's awesome. Taking audiences on a trip to the 1860s "small frontier town" of Rosebud, where two "ambitious saloon owners" are battling for the gold rush-fueled patronage of the townsfolk. The Cirque Mechanics explosiveness starts there at 7:30 p.m. inside the Pantages Theater and only gets better. 

4. Poet Chloe Bonnett headlines the Speak Your Soul open mic at 8 p.m. inside The Den Tea Bar. Donations go toward the Fund for Women & Grils.

5. DJ Broam and Chronie Diego will drop the latest in electro pop beats at the First Friday Dance Party at the Tempest Lounge beginning at 9 p.m. 

REMEMBER: 253Heart Film Festival is tonight

LINK: New movies open today

LINK: Concert go on sale today

October 1, 2010 at 8:01am

Night Moves: New club opens, New Frontier's birthday, Iron Maidens rock a bowling alley ...

Rooftop Warrior rocks Hell's Kitchen tonight.


Bull Market Bar and Grill/Paradise Bowl Tacoma - Parkland. Iron Maidens, Just Dirt. 21+. 9 pm. $15.

Hell's Kitchen Tacoma - Downtown. Blackhounds, Sugarfixx, Feared Alive, BND, Rooftop Warrior. 21+. 9 pm. NC.

Jazzbones Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Too Slim & The Taildraggers. 21+. 8 pm. $8-$10.

  • Take the modern alt-country blues sound of Drive-By Truckers, throw in the fun loving attitude and riff-blues-rock of ZZ Top, mix them all together and you get close to the vibe of Too Slim and the Taildraggers. This is real, down and dirty rock and roll - a delightful jumble of virtuosic slide guitar work from frontman Tim "Too Slim" Langford and the revamped rock sound of the Taildraggers. The band's vibe blends power-chord-driven, fun-loving nasty grooves with a new, indie-rock songwriting vibe. And it works. Don't worry, though, Too Slim and crew definitely infuse plenty of blues and Americana into their work. You dig? - Paul Schrag

Mandolin Cafe Tacoma - Central. Jam On My Muffin. All Ages. 6 pm. NC. Klondike Kate. All Ages. 8:30 pm. NC.

The New Frontier Lounge Tacoma - Dome District. New Frontier 2nd Anniversary Party, with Girl Trouble, Basemint, Frisky. 21+. 8:30 pm.

  • Read our full story here.

Rainier Arts Festival Ashford. Eric "Two Scoops" Moore, John Sparrow, Son Jack Jr. Noon-4:30 pm.

Rhythm & Brews Tacoma - Downtown. Maia Santell and House Blend. All Ages. 8:30 pm. NC.

  • If the hype has yet to reach you, let us gladly be the first the draw your attention to Rhythm & Brews, Tacoma's newest nightclub and local music venue, opening this weekend in the space that Juno and The Garage once called home. Yes, someone's trying it again in that fateful Market Street locale. But this time it's Gary Grape calling the booking shots, the familiar name behind the South Sound Blues Association and lots of other local music-centric community organizing. Though we've seen venues come and go in the spot Grape is trying to resurrect for this town, we're hopeful Rhythm & Brews will have some staying power. Grape's wife, Maia Santell, and her wonderful backing band, House Blend, will officially christen Rhythm & Brews' grand opening Friday night. Saturday, the South Sound Blues Association's 2010 International Blues Challenge winner, Blues Redemption, takes the stage. Next weekend promises Little Bill and the Bluenotes and also Billy Roy Danger and the Rectifiers. It's quite a start, with hopefully much more to come. - Weekly Volcano

Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art Olympia - Downtown. Fiddle Fest, hosted by Carla Wulfsberg. All Ages. 5 pm. NC.

LINK: More live music tonight in the South Sound

Filed under: Night Moves, Music, Olympia, Tacoma,

October 1, 2010 at 10:04am

The Weekend Hustle: Greek festival, circus freaks, HarvestFest Farm Tours ...



Friday: Partly cloudy, hi 70, lo 52

Saturday: Partly cloudy, hi 65, lo 49

Sunday: Chance of rain 20 percent, hi 63, lo 52


There are two kinds of people: Greeks, and those who wish they were Greek, who attend the Greek Festival. Or those who are just in the mood for delicious Mediterranean delicacies, good coffee and big Greek family hospitality. The festival offers an authentic experience of fabulous Greek traditions. The event's food alone has been given many kudos (Greek root: kud, meaning glory, fame) for its gyros, baklava and dolmathes. With your coffee, beer or wine in hand, get in line for a plate of tyropitakia (light and flaky warm cheese pies) and snag a seat in front of the main stage to watch performances of traditional folk dancing by the St. Nicholas dancers. Stroll the scene. For those suffering from anthropophobia (Greek roots: anthropos, man plus phobos, fear) or who generally dislike large crowds, you might want to stay away from the giant communal dining tables.

  • Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, no cover, food $1-$12, 1523 S. Yakima Ave, Tacoma, 253.272.0466


The Speakeasy Arts Cooperative hosts a circus event tonight. There will be bands, DJs, circus performers, vendors and other live entertainment. From sultry to avant garde - this will be a circus like no other.

  • Speakeasy Arts Cooperative, 9 p.m., $10, $7 in costume, 746 Broadway, Tacoma


Eighteen local Pierce County farms will take part in a joint vision brought to you by the WSU Extension, Pierce County Conservation District and Cascade Harvest Coalition: the HarvestFest Farm Tour. Expect farm tours (of course), chef demos, wine tasting, hayrides, corn mazes and all the like – in addition to plenty of learning. Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., tour local farms from the Puyallup Valley to Orting and beyond. Farms new to the Pierce County tour this year include Picha Farms in P-Town, Crying Rock Farms and Little Eorthe Farm in Orting, and Blue Willow Lavender Farm on the Key Peninsula.


MATT DRISCOLL Editor and Life Coach
It didn't take long while putting this week's paper together to realize the coming weekend is one of the busiest in recent memory. With the 253Heart Music and Arts Festival, the Tacoma Craft Beer Festival, Olympia Arts Walk, the second anniversary of The New Frontier Lounge and about a zillion other things scheduled to go down, it's tough to know where to start. What I do know, however, is my daughter has a birthday party to attend Sunday morning at 11:30 a.m., and the parents organizing this thing obviously didn't take into account that Sundays are sacred around the Driscoll household, saved for football and shouting expletives at the TV while the Broncos find new and exciting ways to lose football games (unless they're playing the Seahawks!). I guess what I'm saying (especially since the Bronco game kicks off at 10 a.m.) is I might be skipping some toddler's birthday party this weekend. I apologize to said toddler in advance. Priorities.

NIKKI TALOTTA Features Writer
The Melvins show Wednesday seemed to be the perfect segue into this weekend: Full throttle! Last night with a full house at the bar, with a DJ and with all the kids back in school, I made many a gin and tonic. Tonight will be an evening of art and entertainment at Oly Arts Walk, followed by another night of drink-slingin'. Saturday will be Shelton Oyster Fest and Sunday will hopefully be some TLC for the garden. Love it!

KRIS BLONDIN Food/Wine Writer
Heading to the lake to pick huckleberries and hunt for mushrooms. Large quantities of food and adult beverages will be consumed.

JENNIFER JOHNSON: Lifestyle/Leisure Writer
Running a 5K Saturday morning, garden work in the afternoon. Hoping the weather guessers are right and it will be warm. Saturday evening I'll take a walk over to Greek Fest for some grubbing dinner and watching traditional dancers twirl it up on the stage before going to Tempest to tear it up to DJs dAb, Bilori and Chris Savenetti at 9:30 p.m.

REV. ADAM MCKINNEY Features Writer
This weekend is a little tough to navigate, music-wise, what with the festival and anniversaries and malt liquor celebrations. ... So. Friday, I'm heading to The New Frontier for their 2nd Anniversary proper. I haven't seen Friskey in a couple years, so I don't want to miss that. Saturday, I'm going to need to go to Maltoberfest. Tradition. Sunday, I'm all about the hootenanny at the New Frontier, featuring Swampy Draws and a performance from NF owner, Neil Harris. Sprinkled throughout the weekend will be visits to the 253Heart Music Fest, as they conveniently have early shows. Phew.

I'm seeing Olympia Family Theater's A Year with Frog and Toad, so perhaps I'll learn the difference between the two. Also, Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? opens at the Midnight Sun, which I gather is some sort of petting zoo.

ALEC CLAYTON: Visual Arts Critic
I hear ya Christian. More theater as usual for me too. Maybe I'll see you at the The Goat or Who is Sylvia show.

LINK: More arts and entertainment events in the South Sound

October 1, 2010 at 12:16pm

Going off-road with Wheelies



Local quartet Wheelies' indie rock combines equal parts depravity and delicacy; they can sing about getting wasted while sounding angelic, only to eventually tumble into Murder City Devils-esque explosions of musical furor. But besides being slippery players, they're also straight-shootin' dudes. I recently called up Wheelies' front-dude Patrick Doherty to rap about pizza, BMX and hand-sewn T-shirts.

VOLCANO: You guys had the opportunity to play at Piecora's Pizza in Seattle. Did you try any of their slices?

PATRICK DOHERTY: No, but what's actually kind of funny is we got twenty bucks for the show - they gave you tickets for either beer or pizza, and we got beer, took the twenty bucks and went down to street to get pizza.

VOLCANO: Where did you go?

DOHERTY: It's like a new place, by the Cha Cha Lounge.

VOLCANO: Oh, Big Mario's.

DOHERTY: It was cool that it was open late. Piecora's closed up early.

VOLCANO: I think it's one of those spots for drunk people who need food in the middle of the night.

DOHERTY: Which we were.

VOLCANO: Does everyone in the band ride bikes?

DOHERTY: No, I'm actually the only one. I grew up riding BMX.

VOLCANO: So you've done many actual wheelies in your life?

DOHERTY: I've popped a few wheelies in my day.

VOLCANO: Thoughts on Tacoma's bike scene?

DOHERTY: I ride BMX, you know? There (are) a lot of road bike kids. Most of the kind of "art kids" and "alternative". ... A lot of kids are really into classic road bikes and stuff. But it's not the same how it is up in Seattle - everybody in Seattle has a bike, and here it's like there will be these small little pockets where kids get into dirt bikes.

VOLCANO: Previously, you revealed to the Volcano that you'd recorded some material to an old PC running Windows 95. Was this a deliberate aesthetic decision, more to do with a sense of nostalgia, or motivated by economic constraints?

DOHERTY: Tom, the other guitar player - it was the computer he had when he was a little kid. His whole family is really, really into music. His dad is, like, a rock god. They just had this computer forever. That's kind of how Wheelies got together, was because of this computer. Joe (the bass player) and Tom had been in another band called Trip the Light Fantastic, which disbanded, and they wanted to have a more traditional kind of band. We just started making little demo tracks on Tom's computer, and we didn't have a drummer [yet], so we would just use Casio beats from keyboards. We actually never planned on doing anything with the songs. It was just three friends drinking beer and goofing off.

VOLCANO: I'm interested to learn how you guys landed on your sound, with the very pretty guitar and synth melodies juxtaposed against the rawness and blue-collar screaming?

DOHERTY: I guess in some ways, we think about everything, but it always comes together really naturally. The other three guys in the band are just really creative people. Somebody will just have one small idea for a song - a drum beat, a melody, a phrase, whatever - and we'll just freestyle from there. The one thing we really try and do is actually write songs, you know? It might be a little different every time you play it live, but there's definitely a solid backbone to it, and everyone's on the same page.

VOLCANO: You guys made some DIY merch in the past. Do you have any more plans for stuff like that?

DOHERTY: That's a pastime [of ours], figuring out little ways to keep making things with pretty much no budget. The hand-stitched Wheelies shirts? Me and my mom actually made them together. She's actually a really rad sewer.

VOLCANO: Awesome.

DOHERTY: On the last batch we made, she actually sewed through her finger really bad. She hasn't helped me since.


with Pioneers West, Blanco Bronco
Saturday, Oct. 2, 9 p.m.,
The New Frontier Lounge
301 E. 25th St., Tacoma

LINK: The New Frontier Lounge celebrates two years this weekend

Filed under: Music, Tacoma,

October 1, 2010 at 11:08pm

THE PREFUNK: 24 Hour Comics Day


Really, you don't need me this week. The weekend is here, and - more than any weekend in recent memory - the possibilities are beyond plentiful. You could pretty much walk out your front door, pick just about any direction to point yourself, walk, skip or run, and end up on the doorstep of a local event, festival or noteworthy shindig happening somewhere in the South Sound.

Unless you live in Spanaway. Then I'd recommend staying inside and playing Xbox like normal. (Oh snap.)

Anyway, even though you really don't need me, the fact is they pay me to be here. So, just like every week - in the regular feature we like to call The Prefunk - I offer up a weekend primer for you and your liver... with a picture of an alcoholic household pet thrown in for good measure.


Saturday - Sunday

What's more fun than taking photos of your pets while they drink beer because you're drunk and because they don't know any better and just want to please you?

Plenty of things. One of those things, for the sake of this column, is the 24 Hour Comics Day.

From 10 a.m. Saturday morning (tomorrow, for those playing at home) to 10 a.m. Sunday morning (a full 24 hours for those still playing at home), "several" member of CLAW (Cartoonists' League of Absurdists Washingtonians) will gather at Comic Book Ink to celebrate 24 Hour Comics Day, challenging themselves to complete a 24 page comic in 24 straight hours.

Believe it or not, this isn't the first time it's happened. In fact, 24 Hour Comics Days, and similar complete-a-comic-in-24-hours competitions, go down all over the country, all over the world, and perhaps even all over the universe...

Even more astounding, this isn't even the first time it's happened in our neck of the woods. Comic Book Ink hosted its first ever 24 Hour Comics Day last year. Apparently they weren't scared off.

According to a release on the official CLAW website:

"This is our 2nd Year issuing the challenge," said store owner, JOHN MUNN, "And our Homegrown Heroes, the Member of C.L.A.W., have returned to the challenge that 2 of them COMPLETED last year...and they are bringing more of their numbers. And when I say, "Returned to the Challenge", it means we have offered them a chance to be on public display again..doing what they do best..Creating Comics while continuing to be Absurd. We are also excited that C.L.A.W. are going to be once again using this event to promote their SCHOLARSHIP FUND!"

CLAW's scholarship fund goes to help students with a passion for cartooning, helping to pay for tuition, books or art supplies. Local superstar cartoonists RR Anderson, James Stowe, Mark Monlux and others are all expected to join in the festivities. You're invited to come see the action firsthand, and even cheer are fearless competitors on if you're so inspired.

It's not the only thing going on this weekend, but it's certainly one of the most unique.

PREFUNK: Like any good editor of any good alt-press rag, faced with an event like the 24 Hour Comics Day/Competition, I did what was natural. I assigned this event to the intern, obviously asking her to show up in the middle of the night for full effect. If all goes as planned we should have a report with pictures of the comic depravity here for you on Spew as soon as our young intern can come to grips with what she's witnessed, and put those observations to paper.

That said, my guess is nothing primes a person for an event like the 24 Hour Comics Day like Mt Dew in mass quantities. Like you're hydrating for a big game or long hike, I say start now, drinking Mt. Dew from a sports bottle up until the 10 a.m. comic kickoff tomorrow morning in an effort to make sure the levels of sugar and caffeine in your system are optimal by the time the true meat of this competition rolls around. From 2 a.m. - 6 a.m. Sunday morning is when the winners will be made and the losers will fade. If you need to (and I suggest this to fans as well as competitors) consider a Mt. Dew IV.

See you next week. And good luck to all 24 Hour Comics Day competitors.  

Filed under: Arts, Community, Culture, Tacoma,

October 2, 2010 at 7:34am

Today's Schedule: 253Heart Music and Arts Festival

Brotherhood of the Black Squirrel plays the Harmon Tap Room at 3:45 p.m. today.


Because you read this and this, you know by now that the 253Heart Music and Arts Festival showcases the music and arts of the greater Tacoma area while raising funds and awareness for local charities. This year's charities are the American Heart Association and The Pierce County AIDS Foundation. What might not be crystal clear is the amount of rocking that will be done today. Please be aware:

>>> Saturday, Oct. 2, 2-7:30 p.m.

The Swiss, 1904 S. Jefferson St., Tacoma

$10 suggested donation, pass good for all Saturday shows. Tickets available at the Swiss.


  • Christopher Day
  • Midnight Salvage Co.
  • Voxxy Vallejo
  • Blanco Bronco
  • Sweet Kiss Momma
  • Eddie Spaghetti of the Supersuckers

>>> Saturday, Oct. 2, 2 p.m. to midnight

Harmon Tap Room, 204 St Helens Ave., Tacoma

$10 suggested donation, pass good for all Saturday shows. Tickets available at the Swiss.

Acoustic stage:

  • Cassie Lewis 2:15-2:45
  • Gina Belliveau 3:15-3:45
  • Jenson Charnell 4:15-4:45
  • Annie Lockwood 5:15-5:45
  • Hannah Mendenhall 6:15-6:45
  • Jeremy Silas 6:55-7:10
  • Joe Rosati 7:15-7:45
  • Heidi Vladyka 8:15-8:45
  • Michael Oniell 9-10
  • Rane Stone 10:15-11

Band Stage:

  • Raymond Hayden 2:45-3:15
  • Brotherhood of the Black Squirrel 3:45-4:15
  • The Variety Hour 4:45-5:15
  • Destiny City Uprising 5:45-6:15
  • The Joshua Cain Band 6:45-7:15
  • Bone Flower 7:45-8:15
  • Deborah Page 8:45-9:30
  • The Legend of Bigfoot 10-10:45
  • Big Wheel Stunt Show 11

>>> Saturday, Oct. 2, 2 p.m. to 2 a.m.

The Peabody Waldorf, 745 Broadway, Tacoma

$5 suggested donation for this all-ages show

2-5 p.m.

  • The new songwriters from SOTA

5 p.m. to midnight

  • Matt Eklund
  • Jeremy Silas
  • The Neon Wilderness
  • Us On Roofs
  • High Noon Horizon
  • A Leaf
  • Back From Blind
  • More TBA...


  • 1960s Soul Dance Party!

LINK: 253Heart Music and Arts Festival likes Facebook

Filed under: Music, Tacoma,

October 2, 2010 at 8:14am

5 Things To Do: Gnar At The Bar, Tacoma Craft Beer Festival, Puyallup Art and Wine Walk, Candlelight Tour ...

expect sick 360s on Sixth Avenue today.

SATURDAY, OCT. 2, 2010 >>>

1. The Gnar At The Bar Octobersesh Miniramp Skateboard Competition goes down at 2 p.m. at O'Malley's Irish Pub with prize money on the line and DJ reign on the decks.

2. The Tacoma Craft Beer Festival continues today from noon to 8 p.m. inside the Foss Waterway Seaport featuring 50 breweries and more than 100 beers, along with bands, games and food.

3. There's a couple thing to do today in Puyallup. Join the merchants in historic downtown Puyallup for the annual Art and Wine Walk from 3-7 p.m. Also, the new Gallery Three opens at 333 S. Meridian featuring 14 artists displaying a wide variety of artistic endeavors.

4. Fort Nisqually Living History Museum's annual Candlelight Tour will provide visitors with a way to learn history by walking back into 1859 - today from 7-9:30 p.m. - and listening in on the conversations and activities of that bygone day courtesy of a small army of re-enactors who volunteer their time and talent to portray laborers, servants and the landed gentry. Advance tickets are required so call 253.591.5339 or you'll have to deal with modern day disappointment.

5. Guitarist/vocalist Daven Tillinghast joins guitarist Vince brown for Jazz in the Cellar from 9-11 p.m. inside the Swing Wine Bar & Café in Olympia.

LINK: 24 Hour Comics Day in our Prefunk

LINK: Greek Festival and HarvestFest Farms Tour in our Weekend Hustle

LINK: More arts and entertainment events in the South Sound

October 3, 2010 at 8:58am

5 Things To Do: Pumpkin patch and corn maze, Rainier Arts Festival, Greek Festival ...

SUNDAY, OCT. 3, 2010 >>>

1. Picha Farm's Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 6502 52nd St. E. in Puyallup. Wander the fields and pick your perfect pumpkin. Stroll through their five-acre corn maze. Find all five answers to five trivia questions hidden throughout the maze and win a prize. Try your hand at the best pumpkin slingshot in the Puyallup Valley. If you hit the target you'll win a free 15-pound pumpkin. Or you could just stay home and eat pumpkin pie out of a can.

2. The annual Ashford Rainier Arts Festival continues today from noon to 4 p.m. with tons of art, oil painting, jewelry and pottery workshops and music by Maia Santell and House Blend at 2 p.m.

3. We dig the annual Tacoma Greek Festival. We dig the dancing, the fine food; hell, we even dig yelling "Opa!" for no apparent reason. But let's be real. For us, the entire festival is just a complicated set dressing for a baklava-delivery system. We can't get enough of the flakey sweet dessert. Drop by Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. and score some.

4. The Tacoma Art Museum presents a lecture offering an introduction to the iconography, materials, and history of early Japanese Buddhist sculpture at 1:30 p.m.

5. Black & Blue Sundays Thanksgiving Comedy Benefit Show features Death Before Decaf at 8 p.m. inside Jazzbones.

LINK: More arts and entertainment events in the South Sound

October 3, 2010 at 9:15am

Night Moves: Couple big shows tonight

Death before Decaf performs tonight at Jazzbones.


Dawson's Bar and Grill Tacoma - South. Blues Jam, hosted by Tim Hall. 21+. 8 pm.

Jazzbones Tacoma - Sixth Avenue. Black & Blue Sundays Thanksgiving Comedy Benefit Show, with Death Before Decaf. 21+. 8 pm. $5.

Mandolin Cafe Tacoma - Central. Open Mic with host Billy Farmer. It's a great variety show. All Ages. 6-9 pm. NC.

The New Frontier Lounge Tacoma - Dome District. Second Anniversary Weekend featuring the "Hootenanny At The New Frontier" with Blue Billies, Swampy Draws and Elk Taco. 21+. 8 pm.

Rainier Arts Festival Ashford. Shoestring Band, John Sparrow, Maia Santell and House blend. Noon-4 pm.

The Swiss Tacoma - Downtown. 253Heart Music Festival Wrap-Up Party, with Big Fuckin' Truck, Brother Scott, Painkillers, Kim Archer, Missionary Position, Jerry Miller, China Davis. Proceeds benefit the American Heart Association and Pierce County AIDS Foundation. 21+. 4 pm.

Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill Spanaway. Sunday Blues Jam Night. Hosted by Shelly Ely. 21+. 7-10 pm.

LINK: More live music today in the South Sound

Filed under: Night Moves, Music, Spanaway, Tacoma,

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