The Things We Like: Aug. 18-24

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Killer-Klowns.jpgKILLER KLOWNS
Finally, the truth about clowns is out. Beneath their smirky, sinister grins and wildly patterned clothes are clever killers from out of this world. “Killer Klowns from Outer Space” strips away the painted faces, unmasking horrifying monsters with the ultimate human death plan. Come to the Blue Mouse on Aug. 18 for the 10 p.m. showing of “Killer Clowns from Outer Space.” Don’t miss this sinister three-ring circus of gore. Attendance includes: A freezer full of chilling clown goodies to be won, a pie-eating contest, Killer Klowns in attendance, a “creepy” ice-cream truck in the parking lot, commemorative posters from renowned local artist Mark Monlux who will be there to sign them. $6 at the door. Visit bluemousetheatre.com for more information.

eggbotEGGBOT
Come decorate spherical objects at the Tacoma Public Library (1102 Tacoma Ave. S.) Aug. 19, 3-5 p.m. with the amazing EggBot. EggBot is an art robot that draws on spherical or egg-shaped objects. Ping pong balls will be provided. However, people may bring (experiment with) golf balls, light bulbs, holiday ornaments or almost anything that’s sturdy and will fit in the robot and has a fairly smooth surface. Ages 6-18. Registration (www.tacomalibray.org) with accompanying adult. Provided free by Washington State Library.

turned woodWOOD TURNING
The popular Crafts of the Past program returns to Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. On Aug. 19 and 20, Fort Nisqually’s “Crafts of the Past” series continues with Finn Posner teaching pre-industrial techniques of wood turning. Modern practitioners of 19th century artistic traditions share the methods and materials of their work. Each weekend from Memorial Day through Labor Day a different artist will be “in-residence” at the Fort with demonstrations and displays of their work. More information available at metroparkstacoma.org/fort-nisqually-living-history-museum.

Barket berries basgBARLEY AND BERRIES
At Foss Waterway Seaport on Aug. 24, 5 p.m., guests will be able to sample the fruits of the labors of local vintners and breweries at the “Barley and Berries Bash.” The event includes tastings, a silent auction, dinner, dessert dash, live music, and an opportunity to support the mission of Downtown On the Go! Get details at downtownonthego.com.

shinefest.jpgSHINEFEST
“ShineFest, the Pride & Perfection Car Show Series,” continues Aug. 27 at Griot’s Garage. For each of the five-show Shinefest series, entrants will be judged and receive trophies and prizes in eight categories: Best Truck, Best Import, Best Hot Rod, Best Classic, Best Orphan, Best Exotic, Best Muscle Car, Best Detailed, Best Tuner and Best Modern Muscle. Entry is $15 pre-registration or $20 at-the-door. Entry fee includes a $10 coupon for Griot’s products and a free swag bag. Shows will be limited to 200 cars. The best information is at facebook.com/events/397934813909162.

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