‘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...]

Curran Orchard summer concert

Join us for the last FREE summer concert at the Curran Orchard on Thursday, Aug. 21, from 6:30 pm to 8 pm. Folksinger Kye Alfred Hillig and bluegrass band “Barleywine Revue” will provide a great evening of entertainment. Food available for sale or bring a picnic. Thanks to Columbia Bank for sponsoring this outstanding series.

The orchard is located at 3920 Grandview Drive West in University Place. Handicapped drop-off available via Brookside Drive entrance.

Leashed dogs allowed. For more info, visit www.curranappleorchard.com or call 565-8466.

“And Then There Were None” opens Sept. 12 at Lakewood Playhouse

And Then There Were None

The Lakewood Playhouse is proud to present the opening show of our 76th Season: And Then There Were None  by Agatha Christie (based on her famous mystery, Ten Little Indians). The play will be performed on Fridays, Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. Performances will be September 12th – October 12th, 2014 with special showings at 8:00pm on Thursday, September 18th (Pay What You Can Night) and 8:00pm on Thursday, September 25th (Pay What You Can Actors’ Benefit). Our ticket prices are $25.00 (general admission), $22.00 (military), $21.00 (seniors) and $19.00 (students/educators).

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Meet the artists at Starbucks coffee tasting

Cabbages - watercolor and colored pencil

By Patricia Woodell

On Wednesday, August 20 at 6:00 pm, the Lakewood Town Centre Starbucks will host a coffee tasting and presentation about art displayed in their store. Original artwork by the Star Center art class will be available for viewing through the end of August. The class has painted together for more than 20 years. Presentation paintings include works in oil, acrylic, pastel and watercolor. Come and sample Starbucks coffees and meet the artists. 6040 Main Street, Lakewood.