What would Rembrandt say? Acclaimed documentary The New Rijksmuseum

TACOMA, WA – The name Oeke Hoogendijk doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue here in Tacoma, but don’t let that deter you from seeing the Dutch director’s acclaimed 2013 documentary The New Rijksmuseum, screening at 2 pm on August 10 at The Grand Cinema at 606 S Fawcett Avenue. This epic tale is a treat for anyone with an interest in art, architecture, film or history. The Grand Cinema has smartly connected the film to local revitalization, introducing the film with a 20-minute presentation by Stephanie A. Stebich, Director of Tacoma Art Museum and Kirsten R. Murray, Principal and Owner at Olson Kundig Architects, about Tacoma Art Museum’s expansion project. Fans will want to plan ahead for the one and only Tacoma showing of this film.

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American Dramaturgs Archive has new home at UPS


TACOMA – In June of 2015 dramaturgs from around North America will gather in New York City to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA)—an international service organization representing these theater arts professionals.

University of Puget Sound will play a central role in the year leading up to the conference by partnering with LMDA in revisiting the history of the organization and the field. As of May 2014 Puget Sound’s Collins Memorial Library became the official archive for LMDA.

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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...]