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ART OPENING AT MAD HAT TEA

Swing by Mad Hat Tea Company Oct. 14 at 6 p.m. for snacks and tea and celebrate the poetic works of Chelsea Brown. Brown is a local Tacoma artist, creating mixed media work, often incorporating her poetry and visual art into one piece. She grew up in central Oregon on a llama farm, and has been drawing since she could hold a pen. In recent years, the focus on the female body has become more prevalent in her work, since she feels that a woman’s body often feels like it isn’t her own. Information at: www.facebook.com/madhattea.

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TACOMA CONCERT BAND

Tacoma Concert Band will perform its Stars Stripes & Sousa! concert on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Pantages. After 38 years, founder, and conductor/music director Robert Musser is retiring at the end of this season. In addition to the popular Sousa themed-concert, Maestro Musser has planned an exciting season with eight different soloists, to include local pianist Duane Hulbert performing Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue,” a holiday concert in December, and finally, the celebration concert in April. See tacomaconcertband.org for all the details.

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MOVIE STARRING LYNN DI NINO 

See “The Quest for the Lost Paintings of Siberia” at the Grand Cinema Oct. 16, at 6:30 p.m. When Northwest artist Jack Gunter traveled to Siberia in 1990 to bring home 17 of his original paintings of life in the United States, he invited Tacoma’s Lynn Di Nino to accompany him and show the Russians her brand of whimsy. He was told to return empty-handed. Heartbroken, he waited 25 years and decided to mount a rescue attempt. The feature length documentary is the story of that rescue. Just nominated for “best documentary” by the Maverick Movie Festival, the film features Gunter and Di Nino and a cast of characters from a Mongolian Shaman to drunken museum curators to amused TV producers who featured Gunter’s story on Russian National TV. It’s an art film, a comedy, a statement of the politics of the times, and it actually happened. Check it out, there’s more at facebook.com/events/1502971293117072.

LAKEWOOD LIBRARY BOOKSALE

Come shop for a variety of materials for all ages and interests including hardback and paperback fiction and non-fiction, children’s books, computer and business, cookbooks, anthropology, poetry, sports, pet care, mysteries, family and parenting, health and fitness, fantasy, interior design, literature, audio books, DVDs, CDs and LP records and much more. Sales are held at the Lakewood Library, 6300 Wildaire Rd. S.W. in Lakewood. As a bonus, the more than 35,000 books are shelved, categorized and re-stocked. The sale runs Oct. 20-21, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. No limits at these sales. All sales are cash or checks only as we do not accept credit or debit cards. Thank you for bringing your own bag. For more information: www.booksalefinder.com/WA.html#X604.

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LUTEFISK

Enjoy a Scandinavian fare Saturday, Oct. 21, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Norden Lodge #2 (Normanna Hall, 1106 S. 15th St.). The lodge will present its annual Lutefisk Dinner and Bazaar. Dinner includes lutefisk, meatballs, lefse and all the trimmings. Open seating with tickets at the door, reservations not required. Adults $20; ages 6-12 $10; 5 and under are free. Also, visit the bazaar with bake sale, Scandinavian gifts and lefse sales. Information can be found at facebook.com/nordenlodge2.

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