Extra chances to see ‘Young Frankenstein’

Tacoma Musical Playhouse’s current production of “Mel Brook’s Young Frankenstein” offers two Saturday matinee performances at 2 p.m. July 26 and August 2.

These are in addition to the Sunday matinees July 20, 27 and closing Sunday August 3.  Evening performances are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday evenings. For more information or to make reservations, call the box office at (253) 565-6867 or go online to www.tmp.org.

Harmon Brewing Company launches Hop Coffee

TACOMA – Harmon Brewing Company is launching a new line of craft-brewed coffee drinks to the Tacoma area. Hop Coffee™ is a fusion of the Northwest’s twin favorites: coffee and craft beer. Melina Eshinski, a professional chef, was hired to handle the special alchemy between coffee and beer.

The flavored syrups are reductions of four of the Harmon’s signature craft beers: [Read more...]

Bates downtown library schedule change July 21-24

The Bates Technical College’s Downtown Campus Library will be open 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Thursday (July 21-24). Friday hours will remain unchanged at 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The Library staff  ask for your patience during this week while they are short-staffed.

Don’t forget that you always have access to the Library’s online resources …even when the doors aren’t yet open. [Read more...]

Jars of Clay 20th Anniversary Tour

Today, the premier Christian rock group Jars of Clay is still producing some of the best and most uplifting alt-rock music anywhere. The band will perform at the Rialto Theater on Tuesday, September 9 at 7:30 pm (click here for ticket information).  In that time, they’ve written over 100 songs, released 10 studio records, toured internationally and created Blood: Water Mission, an organization dedicated to providing clean blood and water for African nations suffering from the HIV/AIDS crises. The band has had its share of successes, including three GRAMMYs for Much Afraid, If I Left the Zoo and The Eleventh Hour. Their latest album, Inland, features embellishments of violin, horns and ambient melodies and rich lyrics that attest to two decades of creativity.

First course from 5-college NW partnership – Local Food Systems


TACOMA, Wash. – This summer students at five Washington and Oregon liberal arts colleges have the chance to join a new, on-the-road course studying locally grown food and its impact on our lives, economy, and politics.

In this jointly-run course—a pilot project from the Northwest Five Consortium—students live and study across the Northwest, with stopovers at three colleges: Whitman College, University of Puget Sound, and Willamette University. The three-week course starts July 26 and is the first for-credit offering from the partnership. [Read more...]