5 Things To Do Today: MLK Day, Darby's Cafe on Food Network Party, Mailhot Quartet and more ...

By Volcano Staff on January 21, 2013

MONDAY, JAN. 21 2013 >>>

1. Back in November, Weekly Volcano reported Guy Fieri was cruising his red convertible through the South Sound, filming his Food Network show, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and making stops in Tacoma, Puyallup and Olympia. Passersby on the day filming went down at Darby's Cafe in Olympia barely grabbed peeks of Fieri's spikey hair through Darby's window. Tonight you may grab a full view of his hair and that day's action when the Capitol Theater hosts the televised premiere of "Hometown Haunts" — the epsiode that includes Fieri's visit to Darby's Cafe. The night kicks off at 5:30 p.m. with a screening of the documentary I Like Killing Flies about a famous New York diner. A raffle will also take place, including gift certificates to local restaurants. "Hometown Haunts" airs at 10 p.m. on the West Coast. The Capitol Theater will show the 7 p.m. East Coast feed on its big screen. Admission is $5 or two cans of food. All proceeds benefit the Thurston County Food Bank.

2. Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Find out what's going on in our Martin Luther King Jr. Day Command Center. Of note: The city of Tacoma's 11 a.m. MLK Day celebration at the Tacoma Convention Center will also feature a photography exhibit from Bernard Kliena, a "Walk Through History" exhibit from Mark Anthony Smith and an opportunity to interact with more than 20 city departments and city funded community service providers.  Also, Tacoma Public Library's StoryLab will be on-site interviewing celebration attendees about how Dr. King's legacy has impacted them.

3.The Mailhot Quartet will perform at 8 p.m. at The Royal Lounge in Olympia. The quartet is Ariel Calabria and Joe Mailhot on guitar/bass, Drew Gibbs on piano and Steven Bentley on drums. They will play primarily original material from Calabria and Mailjot.

4. Steve Cooley & The Dangerfields will fill The Swiss with rockin' blues beginning at 8 p.m. The band features Johnny Burgess on keyboards, Rich Nesbitt on bass, Glenn Hummel on drums and, of course, Steve Cooley on guitar.

5. Every Monday at 9 p.m. Jazzbones is packed to the brim with college kids. Party types. The type that wear tight shirts and trucker hats. Throngs of Chad Fratguys and Sarah Sororitysisters swarm the bar, line up for the bathroom and dance to the Rockaraoke - live band karaoke. The Rockaraoke band is skilled, too. Expect $2 PBR drafts, $3 Sinfire shots, $4 Smirnoff flavor vodka bombs.

LINK: Monday, Jan. 21 arts and entertainment events in the greater Tacoma and Olympia area