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5 Tacoma Beer Week events you shouldn’t miss

Tacoma Beer Week is here and with it comes 30 beer-themed events at 15 Tacoma venues. There’s a beer festival, a sour beer showcase, an IPA brewing challenge and a beer pairing dinner among the events. And don’t forget to get your South Sound Craft Crawl passport stamped when visiting a participating brewery.


Vintage cycles to roll into LeMay car museum

Hundreds of pre-1991 motorcycles and scooters, representing many famed manufacturers, will be on display when the Vintage Motorcycle Festival comes to Tacoma Saturday. The festival will be held on the Haub Family Field at LeMay — America’s Car Museum.

Movie News & Reviews

Movie review: ‘Captain Fantastic’ funny, sweet – and fantastic

The sweetly impossible dream that is “Captain Fantastic” imagines just how it might look to step away from the mundane banality of everyday life of America in 2016. The idea of living off the grid, raising radical liberal kids, hunting and fishing and foraging and celebrating Noam Chomsky might be escapist, but it’s steeped in current realities. Who hasn’t felt the tug to pack it in and retreat to woods in this confusing and terrifying year?

Arts & Culture

Lakewood Asian Film Fest features emotional stories, beautiful settings

It’s all about the story at the fourth annual Lakewood Asian Film Fest, on this weekend at the Lakewood Elks building. From a Laotian boy who overcomes a curse to an Indian woman who conquers English during a visit to New York, the five films were chosen both for their compelling stories and beautiful, often unusual locations. As always, the festival is free, and this year also includes an art show and the “Saigon 67” photography show.

Movie News & Reviews

Making movie magic out of a 3,000-square-foot basement

When David Williams was a kid sneaking into movie theaters for lack of money, he vowed to his buddies that one day he’d have his own theater. Now a successful businessman, he does — a period Art Deco cinema in his 3,000 square foot Olympia basement, complete with 187-inch screen, electric recliner seats and a 16-foot neon marquee.Oh, and a replica 1930s London street to go with it.


Clinton roars against Trump as a hacking distraction arises

Fresh off a spirited convention, Hillary Clinton told prospective voters Friday they face a "stark choice" in November and pressed ahead with the scalding rhetoric against her Republican rival that marked many of the speeches in Philadelphia. Another distraction arose, however, as her aides acknowledged that a hacking attack that exposed Democratic Party emails also reached into a computer system used by her own campaign.


WATCH: Basement transformed into amazing vintage movie theater

Olympia homeowner David Williams along with former MGM and Paramount studios' set designer Thomas Polidori offer their thoughts during a July 10th tour of the basement area which was turn it into a replica London street from the 1930s, including an Art Deco theater, faux storefronts, cobblestones, manholes, neon signs etc. Scaled down from an actual period commercial movie house a state-of-the-art theater featuring digital access to most any film caps-off the experience.
Steve Bloom sbloom@theolympian.com
WATCH: Basement transformed into amazing vintage movie theater 3:36

WATCH: Basement transformed into amazing vintage movie theater

WATCH: What's going on at Tacoma's Pantages Theater? 1:21

WATCH: What's going on at Tacoma's Pantages Theater?

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WATCH: Duelling Basses

VIDEO: Foss Waterway Seaport museum to reopen after renovation 1:57

VIDEO: Foss Waterway Seaport museum to reopen after renovation