“Refugee Nocturne and Other Works for One and Two Guitars” at Antique Sandwich Company, 5102 N. Pearl St., Tacoma. Sunday, Feb. 18, 3-4:30 p.m.

Classical guitarist Jeffry Steele performs a program of solos by himself (with electronic enhancements), Barrios, Rota, and traditional Irish and, in collaboration with Ken Jacobsen, duets by Bach, Sagreras, and Cardoso. The lengthiest piece is Steele’s “Refugee Nocturne,” prompting him to make the program a benefit for refugees. The remaining music relates a theme of longing for homeland, in this case Ireland, Italy, S. America and Germany. Steele has a master’s degree in composition from Boston’s New England Conservatory and was described as “a splendid musician” by the Boston Globe. More recently he received a master’s in counseling from St Martin’s University. His current work in the helping profession is raising his awareness of the plight endured by many immigrants. There is no admission charge but a freewill offering will be taken and be sent in full to the American Refugee Committee, which provides refugee assistance around the world. For information, visit

Friday, Feb. 16

THE SWISS: Rusty Cleavers, Cottonwood Cutups, Left Coast Country (bluegrass) 9 p.m., $10

CULTURA EVENT CENTER: Luis Panes, Empieza la rumba, Desde la Florida (Carnaval de Barranquilla) 8 p.m., $15-$20

EAGLE’S SOUTH TACOMA #2933: Dream Chasers (dance music) 7:30 p.m.

EMERALD QUEEN BRIDGE NIGHTCLUB: Sin City (dance tunes), 9 p.m.

KEYS ON MAIN: Dueling pianos, 9 p.m., NC

LOUIE G’S: 80 Proof Logic, Pagan County Rebels, Crossing Crusades (rock) 8 p.m.

O’MALLEY’S IRISH PUB: Downglow, Strawberry Rocket (rock) 9 p.m.

PACIFIC BREWING: Stingy Brim Band (twang) 7 p.m.


STONEGATE: Guilty Smoke, Convergence, Skullsick Remedy, International Punk Kings (metal, punk) 7 p.m., $10

TACOMA COMEDY CLUB: Lachlan Patterson (comedy) 8 p.m., 10:30 p.m.

UNCLE SAM’S: Gleewood (rock) 8 p.m.

THE VALLEY:  Fifteen Stitches, As of Right Now, Watch Rome (prog rock, psychedelic) 7 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 17

THE VALLEY:  The Mutineers, Wickt, Sharky Waters (Americana, country, rock) 7 p.m.

AIRPORT TAVERN: J.E.B. (Dilla hip hop and soul) 10 p.m., NC

BOB’S JAVA JIVE: A Band of Bros, Tamys Hoffman Band (rock) 9 p.m.

CULTURA EVENT CENTER: Tommy Castro and the Painkillers, Ethan Tucker (rock) 8 p.m.

EMERALD QUEEN BRIDGE NIGHTCLUB: Sin City (dance tunes), 9 p.m.

JAZZBONES: Nite Wave (80s dance music) 9 p.m.

KEYS ON MAIN: Dueling pianos, 9 p.m., NC

LOUIE G’S: Dead Rebel Saints, Ten Miles Wide, Late September Dogs (rock) 8 p.m., $10

NORMANNA HALL: The Rockin’ Aces Band (rock) 8 p.m.


THE SPAR: The Whirlies (rock) 8 p.m.

TACOMA COMEDY CLUB:  Firefighter Benefit (comedy) 4:30 p.m.

TACOMA COMEDY CLUB: Lachlan Patterson (comedy) 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

UNCLE SAM’S: 0 Dark 30 (rock) 8 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 18

THE SPAR: Brian Lee and the Orbitors (blues) 8 p.m.

ANTIQUE SANDWICH COMPANY: Jeffry Steele (singer/songwriter) 3 p.m.

DAWSON’S: Tim Hall Band (open jam) 8 p.m., NC

JOHNNY’S DOCK: Little Bill Trio (rock) 5 p.m.

NEW FRONTIER: Electric Bluegrass, 4 p.m., NC

STONEGATE: Country Music Jam (jam) 8:00 p.m.

TACOMA COMEDY CLUB: The Dope Show (comedy) 8 p.m.

UNCLE SAM’S: Final Notice with Bob Evans (country, rock, bluegrass) 7 p.m.

UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND, SCHNEEBECK HALL: Mini Maestros with Symphony Tacoma String Quintet (classical) 2:30 p.m., $10-$13

THE VALLEY: The 44’s (Americana) 8 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 19

ODD OTTER BREWING: Kurt Lindsay (singer/songwriter) 6 p.m.

ALEGRE BAKERY AND GELATO: Open Mic Monday (open mic) 6:30 p.m.

PACIFIC CHRISTIAN CENTER CHURCH: Marty and Misha Goetz (melodic) 7 p.m.

THE SWISS: Open Mic Night (open mic) 7 p.m.

UNCLE SAM’S: Bartlett on bass (jam) 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 20

DAWSON’S: Leanne Trevalyan (acoustic jam) 8 p.m., NC

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH: Tacoma TotemAires Barbershop Chorus (barber shop) 7 p.m.

METRONOME: Open Mic (open mic) 7 p.m.

ROCK THE DOCK: Bingo (it’s a game) 7 p.m.

STONEGATE: Blues Jam with Roger Williamson (blues) 8 p.m.

THE SWISS: Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz (trivia) 8 p.m., NC

TACOMA COMEDY CLUB: The Comedy Voice (comedy) 8 p.m., 18+, NC

UNCLE SAM’S: SOB Band (jam) 7 p.m., NC

Wednesday, Feb. 21

THE VALLEY:  Crushed!? (Punk) 8 p.m.

AIRPORT TAVERN: Tony Daniel, Amos Mac (comedy) 8 p.m., $5

DAWSON’S: Linda Myer’s Band (R&B, blues, jazz) 8 p.m., NC

JAZZBONES: Live It OutLoud All Ages Jam, 6 p.m.

JOESEPPIS ITALIAN RISTORANTE: Robin Miller-Richardson (piano and vocals) 5:30 p.m.

KEYS ON MAIN: Dueling pianos, 8:30 p.m., NC

NEW FRONTIER: Open mic, 8 p.m., NC

ROCK THE DOCK: Karaoke (hit & miss musicianship) 9 p.m.

STONEGATE: The Blu Tonez (blues) 8 p.m.

TACOMA COMEDY CLUB: Open Mic (comedy) 8 p.m., NC

UNCLE SAM’S: Subvinyl Jukebox (jam) 7 p.m., NC

Thursday, Feb. 22

UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND, PIANO ROOM: Corey Harper (singer/songwriter) 7 p.m., NC

THE AGAVES GRILL: Ed Taylor Band (jazz), 6 p.m.

ANTHEM COFFEE CO: Kurt Lindsay (singer/songwriter) 6:30 p.m.

DAWSON’S: Billy Shew Band (open jam) 8 p.m., NC

DIVERSIONS CAFE: Corey Harper (singer/songwriter) 7 p.m.

KEYS ON MAIN: Dueling pianos, 8:30 p.m., NC

ROCK THE DOCK: Open Mic with Dustin (rock) 8 p.m.

STONEGATE: Power Rock Jam (rock jam) 8 p.m., NC

THE SWISS: The Latona Family Band (Americana) 8 p.m.

TACOMA COMEDY CLUB: Luenell (comedy) 8 p.m.

UNCLE SAM’S: Jerry Miller (rock, blues) 7 p.m.

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