Working Class Theatre NW presents ‘The School for Lies’

Tacoma, Wash.In its first fully produced production, Tacoma nonprofit theater Working Class Theater Northwest presents contemporary playwright David Ives’s farce The School for Lies for three weeks this September. Performances begin with a pay-what-you-can preview on September 11, and continue on September 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, and 27. All shows start at 8:00 p.m. Tickets may be purchased in advance through Brown Paper Tickets or at the door for $10 or $12. Discounts are available for students, seniors, military members, and members of a union. Show your ID at the door or use the code SchoolSpecial14 when purchasing tickets online. [Read more...]

Popular real estate program adds three West Coast credit unions

By Margaret Blankers

Three more western credit unions are partnering with CU Realty Services, a leading real estate services CUSO, to offer members the HomeAdvantage Program. The $1.1 billion Sound Credit Union in Tacoma, Wash.; $360 million Alliance Credit Union in San Jose, Calif.; and $264 million First U.S. Community Credit Union in Sacramento, Calif., are among seven credit unions and a mortgage CUSO along the West Coast that have begun offering the program since the start of this year.

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Library board convenes special session on Aug. 22

The Pierce County Library System Board of Trustees will convene a special session then recess to executive session to evaluate the qualifications of final applicants for the position of executive director at 1:45 p.m. on Aug. 22 at the library’s Processing and Administrative Center, 3005 112th St. E., in Tacoma. After discussion, trustees will reconvene the special session and could possibly extend an offer for the position. The special session, other than the executive session, is open to the public. Download the agenda.

Xfinity Store in Tacoma moving Aug. 25


Comcast will be opening a new XFINITY™ Store at 5935 6th Avenue in Tacoma on Monday, Aug. 25. The 4,600-square-foot center provides Comcast customers with an opportunity to explore, learn about and interact directly with the latest XFINITY products and smarthome services. It becomes the seventh XFINITY Store of its kind with the new design in Washington after stores in Federal Way, Factoria, Puyallup, Auburn, Redmond and Spokane.

The new location is only a few blocks from the current location at 5401 6th Avenue S. The new store is near the L.A. Fitness and in the same complex as Safeway. [Read more...]

‘Kindie-Rock’ Stars Caspar Babypants, Recess Monkey at Tacoma’s Rialto Theater

TACOMA - Two Northwest “kindie-rock” bands with national acclaim will perform in a family-friendly Saturday morning concert at Tacoma’s historic Rialto Theater on September 20, at 10:30 a.m. Caspar Babypants, the toddler-rock project of Chris Ballew, formerly of 90s alternative band The Presidents of the United States of America, will perform with Recess Monkey, a nationally heralded musical trio of teachers hailing from Seattle. Tickets start at $12. [Read more...]