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Published April 4th, 2014 - 12:05AM
There are those who are doing it for the first time. And then there are those who’ve been doing it so long they’ve lost count of the years they’ve done it. But whichever end of the spectrum an individual is on, participants agree Tacoma’s annual Junior Daffodil Parade is just as much fun – and an important way to be a part of the community, whether a participant is riding a unicycle, leading a dog or showing off stroller moves.
Published April 4th, 2014 - 12:05AM
Don’t ask Tacoma Yacht Club member Linda Dent what this year’s boats will look like in the Daffodil Marine Parade. She doesn’t know. In fact, she won’t know until they line up at 11 a.m. April 12 to sail from Point Defiance to the Thea Foss Waterway.
Published April 4th, 2014 - 12:05AM
The Daffodil Festival’s Grand Floral Parade returns to its roots on Saturday. “Ready, Set, Grow!” is the theme for the 81st edition of the parade that features white-glove-clad princesses blowing kisses, marching bands loaded with brass and daffodils attached to just about anything possible.
Published April 1st, 2014 - 12:58PM
Don’t be surprised if you see Spider-Man webbing up the 11th Street bridge or Iron Man flying over the LeMay car museum in 2016.
Published March 31st, 2014 - 12:05AM
Ayesha Brooks, the Federal Way singer competing on the NBC talent show “The Voice,” remembers the moment her alter ego, Music Box, was born.
Published March 29th, 2014 - 8:00AM
1940s music review "In the Mood," Seattle Men's Chorus, local theater and more happenings this weekend
Published March 28th, 2014 - 12:05AM
In a cramped Renton boxing ring, a group of masked men and two women are bouncing off ropes, body slamming each other and occasionally groaning in pain. All of them seem to be having the time of their lives. It’s the twice-weekly training session for the roughly 20 members of Lucha Libre Volcanica, an amateur league of Mexican-style wrestlers. Lucha libre (free wrestling) began in Mexico in the 1930s but really took off when television came to the country in the 1950s.
Published March 22nd, 2014 - 8:00AM
Get dirty at the Titlow Mud Run, listen to music, dance with fairies, shop for bargains and more happenings this weekend
Published March 21st, 2014 - 12:05AM
When Seattle’s David George Gordon has his ants over for dinner, he’s not having a family reunion.
Published March 21st, 2014 - 12:05AM
Something was bugging me. My dinner, to be exact. I was about to chow down on a pancake made from crickets. I was at Shanik, an Indian-themed restaurant in Seattle. It’s one of a handful of restaurants in Puget Sound that are serving insects as a (very small) part of their cuisine. Insects are eaten the world over, from Thailand to Mexico. But whenever the subject comes up in America, it’s usually met with shock and revulsion. After all, insects in your food are something you complain about, not something you actually order.
Published March 21st, 2014 - 12:05AM
Sometimes vacations can go seriously wrong. For Canadian comic Ed Hill, a childhood trip turned into a Dickens-like tale.
Published March 12th, 2014 - 12:03PM
Bulls, and the cowboys who ride them, will fill the Tacoma Dome this weekend for the Professional Bull Riders Passport Invitational.

The event will feature the 2013 PBR World Champion J.B. Mauney and 35 other bull riders on Saturday and Sunday for the event, part of the 2014 Built Ford Tough Series.

Each two hour plus show will feature the bull riders attempting to stay on top of their 2,000-pound rides for eight seconds. 

In addition to Mauney other riders include Silvano Alves, Renato Nunes, Guilherme Marchi, Mike Lee, Iron Cowboy and 2013 Rookie of the Year Joao Ricardo Vieira, British Columbia’s
Ty Pozzobon, Jory Markiss, Douglas Duncan, Ben Jones, L.J. Jenkins and defending event
champion Marco Eguch.
Published March 10th, 2014 - 12:37PM
Chateau Ste. Michelle announced today some of its summer concert series lineup. Coming to Woodinville are John Legend, Sarah McLachlan, Allen Stone, Steve Winwood, Merle Haggard and Emmylou Harris.
Published March 10th, 2014 - 12:19PM
The Daffodil Queen, Marissa Modestowicz, and her court were just crowned on Friday. On Saturday you can meet some of them at Tacoma Mall when they’ll be reading to children at Book Blast.
Published March 8th, 2014 - 8:00AM
Dig into the paleontology world at Burke Museum, check out everything new in home remodeling, get jazzy at Marine View and other happenings this weekend
Published March 5th, 2014 - 12:44PM
A Federal Way singer so overcome with stage fright that she's adopted the stage name of "Music Box" made it on to the NBC reality talent show "The Voice" on Tuesday. Music Box was chosen by celebrity coach Shakira. The 28-year-old contestant sang “You Gotta Be” during the show’s signature blind auditions.
Published March 5th, 2014 - 11:51AM
Audiences have been stampeding to "Odysseo" - the Cirque du Soleil-like equestrian spectacle at Redmond's Marymoor Park. In response ten matinee and evening performances have been added to the schedule through March 30.

"Odysseo" opened on Feb. 19 featuring 66 horses and 52 human performers. It's an eye-popping show of ethereal music, dream-like interactions between horses and humans and some death-defying stunts.
 
The show one-ups itself from the previous version which brought a similar (but smaller) big top tent to Marymoor. "Odysseo" uses a gigantic screen, an actual on-stage hill, functional carousel and, of course, beautiful horses and lithe performers to create a sensory overload.
Published March 4th, 2014 - 12:13PM
Watch Hollywood stars under the stars when Cinema Gig, the free outdoor movie series, returns to Gig Harbor this summer.
Published March 2nd, 2014 - 9:35PM
As Meryl Streep made a scene in the lobby of the Theatre on the Square on Sunday — and Jack Nicholson called to her from across the room — the costumes and gowns at Tacoma’s Oscar party were as elaborate as those at the real deal.
Published March 1st, 2014 - 8:00AM
Take in the Shelton Crab Feed, the Tacoma Concert Band concert, Sustainability Expo, lots of music and Sukiyaki at weekend events
Published February 28th, 2014 - 1:25PM
The U.S.'s Meryl Davis and Charlie White skated an historic performance to take a gold medal at the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia in ice dancing. You'll get to see them in "Stars on Ice" on Sunday, May 18 for a 4 p.m. performance at KeyArena.
Published February 22nd, 2014 - 3:03PM
Whether you're wanting to explore nature, plan a wedding, enjoy the symphony, experience wine and food or are an aviation enthusiast, there's plenty to do this weekend.
Published February 21st, 2014 - 1:06PM
Spring is so close we can almost feel the mild sunshine, and that means it is the season to mark your calendars for the coming months of popular East Pierce County events. Here is a roundup of events to keep in mind as winter winds down ...
Published February 20th, 2014 - 9:42AM

Published February 14th, 2014 - 1:05PM
Wine and chocolate are the themes of a South Sound Wine Trail event running Feb. 28 through March 2. 

The “Wine & Chocolate Passport” has participants visiting the six wineries on the Wine Trail at times of their own choosing over three days. The trail stretches from Lacey to Tenino to Shelton. The wineries include Madsen Family Cellars, Medicine Creek Winery, Northwest Mountain Winey, Scatter Creek Winery, Stottle Winery and Walter Dacon.  Each winery will feature hand crafted wines and chocolate treats.
 
The wines will include red and white varieties, dessert wines, fruit wines and mead. Each winery will offer five wines to taste. Vintners will be present.
 
Tickets can be purchased online in advance or at any of the participating wineries. Advanced tickets are $30 at brownpapertickets.com or southsoundwinetrail.com. Tickets are $40 at the door. The passport includes wine tasting and chocolate at each location as well as $3 off on total wine purchase at each winery.
 
For more information about the South Sound Wine Trail and its member wineries visit www.southsoundwinetrail.com.
 

Published February 14th, 2014 - 12:41PM
The clang-smash-thud of Motorsport Mayhem returns to the Washington State Spring Fair in Puyallup on April 11. The Fair runs April 10-13.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday.  The Monster Truck Show is on Friday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. Slamfest Demolition Derby is on Saturday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m., followed by a fireworks show. The Sunday, April 13 Slamfest at 4 p.m. features big cars and a crane drop by Mike Buse aka “Mr. Dizzy,” one of the “American Daredevils” from the History Channel.

All of these are separate ticketed events. Advance purchase tickets include Spring Fair admission, a $10 value.

Here’s more information on the events from today’s announcement:

To purchase Monster Truck or Slamfest tickets online, visit:
http://www.thefair.com/spring-fair/motorsport-mayhem/.
Tickets are also sold by phone 888-559-3247, 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily; or in person at the Washington State Fair’s Box Office at 9thAve SW and Meridian Street on Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. A $1 per ticket service fee will be charged for on-site purchases.

Monster Truck Show:
The Monster Truck Show on Friday night is produced by WGAS Motorsports. Featured trucks and drivers include (trucks subject to change):
•        Bounty Hunter
•        Iron Outlaw
•        Captain USA
•        Wrongway Rick
•        Detour
•        Time Fly’s
•        Scarlet Bandit
•        Mirror Image
•        Obsession
•        Team Survivor

The newest and youngest rising monster truck Super Star, Rosalee will be driving “Detour”. She has been featured on the “Ellen DeGeneres Show” and “Good Morning America,” and featured in the San Francisco Chronicle.

There will be a free Pit Party on Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., where Monster Truck Show ticket holders can see the trucks up close and meet the drivers. Kids of all ages can enjoy taking a ride on a tricked-out monster truck on Friday, April 11 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, April 12 from noon to 4 p.m. for $7 (cash) per ride.

Slamfest Demolition Derby
Slamfest Demolition Derby is produced by Evergreen Speedway/High Road Promotions. Both derbies include Figure 8s, the Derby Heat Races, and Slamfest (the last car standing wins). The Saturday derby features trucks and cars, followed by a fireworks show. A free pit party follows the Sunday show.

Mr. Dizzy, the star of the History Channel’s hit show, “American Daredevils” will be signing autographs after the Saturday and Sunday Demolition Derby performances. He will also do a crane drop at the Sunday Slamfest performance.

Don’t miss Auto Alley, a popular Pacific Raceways showcase. A race car theme will draw all ages of guests, as well as interactive motorsports fun.

The Spring Fair in Puyallup offers fun for all ages and interests, including All Alaskan Racing Pigs, free entertainment, DockDogs, the Northwest Junior Livestock Show and Sale, nearly 350 exhibits, food, rides, and much more. Kids, ages 0-18 years can enjoy BECU’s Kids FREE Gate Admission from 2 pm – 10 pm on Thursday, April 10 only. Non-perishable donations are recommended for the Puyallup Food Bank’s food drive throughout the day on Thursday. Military Appreciation Day, presented by KVI 570 AM and KOMO News Radio 1000AM/97.7 FM will be on Friday, with free gate admission to active, reserve, retired military and their dependents with valid military ID.

Discount gate tickets are available March 17 at participating Fred Meyer stores, Safeway stores, and South Hill Mall for $7.50 (adults), and $5.50 (students 6-18 years).

Adult gate tickets are $10 at the gate, and Students (6-18 years) are $8 at the gate. Children five years and under are free. Parking is free.  Hours are Thursday (4/10) from 2 – 10 pm; Friday and Saturday (4/11-4/12) 10 am – 10 pm; and Sunday (4/13) from 10 am – 8 pm.

The 2014 Spring Fair marks the 25th year the event has been held, drawing over 100,000 guests. Animals, the NW Jr. Livestock Show, free entertainment, kids’ activities, Northwest Living & Garden, Motorsport Mayhem and much more attract large crowds to this celebration of spring each April. For more info about the Spring Fair, April 10-13, 2014, or the Sept. 5-21, 2014 Washington State Fair, visit www.thefair.com, or text “THEFAIR” to 87767.

Published February 14th, 2014 - 12:32PM
Mount Rainier and other national parks are allowing free entry over the President's Day weekend.
Published February 13th, 2014 - 12:57PM
A new exhibit at the Washington State History Museum sheds light on the role that the Pacific Northwest played in the War Between the States and how the war in turn affected them.
Published January 7th, 2014 - 9:24PM
Figuring out what the state and federal taxes on Sheree Heil’s “The Price is Right” winnings will be is about as complicated as, well, filing taxes.
Published January 7th, 2014 - 8:32PM
Sheree Heil knows her shoes. And that, says the 58-year-old Tacoma nurse, is how she was in a position to win a $157,300 car, making her the biggest daytime winner in the history of “The Price is Right” TV game show.
Published December 30th, 2013 - 5:38PM
A Tacoma woman on Monday became one of the biggest winners in the history of TV’s “The Price is Right” game show.
Published December 19th, 2013 - 6:00AM
Ryan Payton and his investor and partner, Professor Jeffrey Matthews, launch "Republique" on Thursday in the iTunes app store. The men, both connected to the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, raised almost $556,000 using online crowd-funding business Kickstarter. UPS students also helped produce the game.
Published December 16th, 2013 - 3:40PM
The girl who craves a different kind of buzz, Lorde, is coming to Seattle’s WaMu Theater on March 24, it was announced today. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.
Published November 24th, 2013 - 8:39PM
People could hear the hundreds of drummers before they saw them at the 2013 Woodstick Big Beat Sunday at Tacoma's Emerald Queen Casino.
Published July 17th, 2013 - 4:19PM
Get the scoop on new restaurants and find good eats in the South Sound.
Published December 5th, 2012 - 4:35PM
Take a tour of local holiday light displays in our online holiday lights database.
Published September 30th, 2010 - 11:13AM

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