Lakewood Albertsons to become Haggan March 14

Pacific Northwest grocery chain Haggen acquired 146 stores (in five states) as part of the divestment process brought about by the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) review of the Albertsons LLC and Safeway merger. Locally, the Lakewood Albertsons Story (8611 Steilacoom Blvd SW) will close at 6 pm on March 12. Haggen will take ownership at 12:01 am March 13. The store will re-open at 4 pm [tentatively] on March 14. [Read more…]

Adelphian Concert Choir tour marries poetry and music

TACOMA, Wash. – The Adelphian Concert Choir will introduce audiences to some of the most revered marriages of poetry and music—from ancient times to today—as they tour the Pacific Northwest this spring.

University of Puget Sound’s celebrated 42-voice student ensemble will give free public concerts at schools, colleges, and churches in Washington and Oregon, from Friday, March 13 to Saturday, March 28. [Read more…]

Charles Eldredge presents ‘Eloquent Objects’ at TAM

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Join exhibition curator Charles Eldredge, Hall Distinguished Professor of American Art at the University of Kansas and former Director of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, at the Tacoma Art Museum (March 14 – 2 pm) to learn more about the work of New Mexico’s early still-life painters. He will be available to sign his exhibition catalogue following the lecture. [Read more…]

TCC student benefit fundraiser for write@253, March 3

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“TCC@TCC”! A group of Tacoma Community College communications students raising money for local tutoring nonprofit write@253 has teamed up with the Tacoma Comedy Club for a March 3 benefit performance. The show starts at 8 p.m.; tickets are $10. (The students won’t be doing stand-up; it’ll be the usual comedians.) All ages show, PG-13 content. [Read more…]