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1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,
https://theswisspub.com

January 2019

Sumo Battle Royale @ The Swiss

January 18 @ 9:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,
$5

Sumo Battle Royale Hosted by Haiku and Beats by DJ Minus. This is not a drill. Challenge your frenemies to meet you in the ring for the showdown. Signups start at 8 p.m. Our friend Haiku Poetics hosts and commentates while DJ Minus spins inspirational soundtrack. $5 cover, 21+.

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Hair Nation: Big Rockin’ Swiss Show

January 19 @ 9:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,

Back to RAWK the Swiss for the New Year! Come get your 80’s Hair Rock on and help us make Marco’s last Swiss show with HN off the hook! Hair Nation – Ultimate 80’s Hair Rock BandWeb: https://hairnationrocks.comFB: https://www.facebook.com/hairnation1985IG: https://www.instagram.com/hairnationrocksMerch Site: https://rebrand.ly/hairnation+++++++++++And check out info on our tribute to Poison…Fallen Angel – Poison TributeFB: https://www.facebook.com/fallenangel1986IG: https://www.instagram.com/fallenangelrocks1986Merch Site: https://rebrand.ly/fallenangel

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Kareem Kandi World Orchestra @ The Swiss

January 20 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,

Kareem Kandi will be joined by Greg Feingold on bass, Stefan Schatz on drums, and special guest vocalists Sonya and Heather Accord. All ages welcome!

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Madame Damnable, Slutty Hearts, Copy Slut, Rice Kings, & Mira Deat @ The Swiss

January 25 @ 9:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,

Copyslut’s Hot-N-Tight Mini Tour of the Pacific Northwest Presents: “An Evening of Sex & Death” Fabulously Femme Forward Live Music Show at The Swiss Women, LGBTQI, and Sex Workers Embraced. ***Toxic Masculinity Highly Frowned Upon*** Featuring Live Music by: Madame Damnable Slutty Hearts Copyslut Rice Kings Mira Death

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Radio 80 @ The Swiss

January 26 @ 9:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,

If you are missing Radio 80 for January, make your way down to the Swiss for a rare South side appearance! One night only! Radio 80 is your 80’s Pop radio hits from New Wave to Rock – from Duran Duran to Van Halen, Cyndi Lauper to Pat Benatar.

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February 2019

Megs McLean at The Swiss!

February 1 @ 9:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,

Megs McLean is a full time professional singer/songwriter and performer who is featured on MTV Live, Pure Country, VH1 Classic, and radio stations throughout the nation. Megs and her band deliver an energetic mix of guitar-driven "crunge" - country/rock/grunge - originals and energetic covers of new-country favorites. Check out her show and get ready to dance your booty off!

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The Retros at The Swiss!

February 2 @ 9:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,

The Retros are headed back to Tacoma for another amazing night at one of our favorite venues, The Swiss. We'll be throwing down some new songs, with our usual Retros energy. We promise to get the place, and your booty, shaking!

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Kevin’s Birthday Show & Port Orchard Tornado Benefit at The Swiss

February 8 @ 9:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,
$10

The Swiss and Haiku present the first concert of a 5-part series. Come out to The Swiss and get down witcha bad self! Kevin Bradley Dailly (Kevy) will be debuting his solo project! Bvmmer co-headlines with his gritty brand of punky trap music. With support from local UWT student and gifted emcee JonesJrr. Featured artist Shawn Foote will create a live painted masterpiece throughout the evening. Torbjørn will be spinning a mix of classic party standards and original bangers ALL.…

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The Spazmatics at The Swiss!

February 9 @ 9:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,

The Spazmatics: The Ultimate 80’s New Wave Show…bringing you all the awesome songs and geeky dance steps from the 80′s decade that you wished you’d forgotten. Complete with highwater pants, pocket-protectors and nerdy glasses, The Spazmatics recapture all the best of the worst. Outstanding musicianship- combined with creative flair and style- makes for an evening of pure energy and entertainment. So tonight we’re gonna party like it’s 1999, only...it’s not.

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Social Currency: All Love at The Swiss

February 15 @ 9:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,

Z Life Presents ALL LOVE Join us for some smooth, local R&B/Hip-Hop. Wax the Producer will be blessing the stage along with Cole Z, Holly Michelle, Brotha KO and Ty Ellis, hosted by Mr. Social Currency.

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Got 90s? at The Swiss

February 16 @ 9:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,

Got 90's performs an impressive flashback of 90's nostalgia and always brings a party! Come dance to 90's hits from TLC, Salt-N-Pepa, Nirvana, NSYNC, Spice Girls, Bobby Brown, Genuine, Green Day, Ace of Base, Blink 182, Eminem, Backstreet Boys, Coolio, Tupac, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Depeche Mode, Britney Spears and much more!

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Friday Night Frequencies

February 22 @ 9:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,
$8

Join us for a night of HOUSE MUSIC. BASS MUSIC MAGAZINE and THE SWISS PUB presents FRIDAY NIGHT FREQUENCIES. Lineup: Chenbear Third Eye b2b FluenZ Ham Sammich Shwitz Our featured Artist of the Month, Liz Weickum will add to the entertainment with a live paint performance on stage during the show. She will have her gorgeous prints and stickers available for purchase as well! Her artwork is heavily influenced by her love of music, her life experiences, and a desire…

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Prom Date Mixtape: February New Wave Fixx at The Swiss

February 23 @ 9:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,

FIRST SHOW IN TACOMA FOR 2019!! - at our fave T-town venue...The Swiss!! We will be ready to shake off the Valentine's candy and liver damage to DANCE and PARTY...HARD!! JOIN US AND GET YOUR 80s NEW WAVE/SYNTH POP FIX THIS MONTH!!

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The Kareem Kandi World Orchestra feat. Gabriel Burbano

February 24 @ 5:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,
Free

The Kareem Kandi World Orchestra, joined by Greg Feingold on bass, Stefan Schatz on drums, and special guest Gabriel Burbano on trumpet. We'll also be joined by several students from our Weekly Jazz Workshop. All ages welcome, no cover charge.

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March 2019

The Lightweight Champs, Dedset, TWBA at the Swiss

March 1 @ 9:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,
$8

The Lightweight Champs headline a 3-band bill at the Swiss. Dedset plays the middle slot. The Whole Bolivian Army opens. Cover is $8. Music starts at 9 p.m. 21& over.

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The Aphrodisiacs at The Swiss

March 2 @ 9:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,

Haven’t pulled those bellbottoms and platform shoes out of the closet in a year or two? Or thirty?! Well it’s time to get digging. This is your official invite from The Afrodisiacs to put on your Boogie Shoes, catch the Love Rollercoaster over to Funkytown, and Shake Your Booty. It’s Ladies Night here at the Copacabana and YOU, of all people, Should Be Dancin’!

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St. Patrick’s Day Dash Pub Party

March 6 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,

Pick up your packet if you are pre-registered, and take advantage of in-person and military registration discounts

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Tacoma Bar League: SUMO Edition ROUND

March 7 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,

24 Tacoma Bars called to compete..only one squad will win. Bring your Fiercest Foursome and your Rowdy Fans to the Swiss Dojo. Industry people enjoy 20% off your tab. ROUND 1: 4 matches The Airport Tavern vs. The Valley ROUND 2: 4 matches Doyle's Public House vs. The Mix ROUND 3: 2 matches Winner ROUND 1 vs Winner ROUND 2 Points awarded for pushing opponent out of ring, takedowns, and winner of series. Online votes will also earn points...

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Tacoma Bar League: SUMO Edition ROUND 1

March 7 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,

24 Tacoma Bars called to compete..only one squad will win. Bring your Fiercest Foursome and your Rowdy Fans to the Swiss Dojo. Industry people enjoy 20% off your tab. ROUND 1: 4 matches The Swiss Restaurant & Pub vs. The Valley ROUND 2: 4 matches Doyle's Public House vs. The Mix ROUND 3: 2 matches Winner ROUND 1 vs Winner ROUND 2 Points awarded for pushing opponent out of ring, takedowns, and winner of series. Online votes will also earn…

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The Roostertails with James Hunnicutt

March 8 @ 9:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,
$8

Get your dance shoes on! The Roostertails are bringing their high energy rockabilly show to The Swiss. Kicking things off will be the phenomenal James Hunnicutt!

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The Spazmatics at The Swiss

March 9 @ 9:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,

The Spazmatics: The Ultimate 80’s New Wave Show…bringing you all the awesome songs and geeky dance steps from the 80′s decade that you wished you’d forgotten. Complete with highwater pants, pocket-protectors and nerdy glasses, The Spazmatics recapture all the best of the worst. Outstanding musicianship- combined with creative flair and style- makes for an evening of pure energy and entertainment. So tonight we’re gonna party like it’s 1999, only . . . it’s not.

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The Kareem Kandi World Orchestra feat. guitarist Mason Hargrove

March 10 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,
Free

The Kareem Kandi World Orchestra joined by Greg Feingold on bass, Stefan Schatz on drums, special guest Mason Hargrove on guitar, and several students from The Kareem Kandi World Orchestra's weekly jazz workshop. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling (253) 572-2821. All ages welcome.    

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Grit City Think&Drink| Life Finds a Way: Evolution in Cities

March 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,

LIFE FINDS A WAY: EVOLUTION IN CITIES with Dr. Christopher Schell, UW Tacoma Cities are the fastest growing ecosystem on Earth. Coincidentally, many wildlife face anthropogenic pressures they have not traditionally encountered in their evolutionary history. Many species faced with such selective pressures are detrimentally affected, whereas others thrive in urban environments. This talk explores the emergence of a field – urban evolutionary biology – and how humans are the essential drivers and arbiters of this composite, yet wholly unique,…

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U253 (U2 tribute) with The Lovecats Seattle (Cure tribute)

March 15 @ 9:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,
$8

Come down to The Swiss for and early St. Pats celebration as these two great bands perform the music of U2 and The Cure. U253, the Pacific NW's premier U2 Tribute and The Lovecats - Seattle Cure Tribute join forces to present an evening of hits from these two iconic bands from the UK and Ireland. You won't want to miss this show! 21+, $8

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Puget Sound Firefighters Pipes & Drums

March 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,

Come see the talented Puget Sound Firefighter's Pipes and Drums perform at The Swiss Restaurant & Pub! Enjoy delicious food while you watch the live music or enjoy a drink, and make some new friends along the way! Better yet, do both! Learn more about the Puget Sound Firefighter's Pipes and Drums here: http://www.psfpd.org.  

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Kryboys at The Swiss

March 16 @ 9:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,

Kry is the #1 cover band in the Seattle/Tacoma area! We have the energy, the talent and ability to deliver all of your favorite songs the way music should be ... LIVE! It's like going to a big time rock show where you know every song. Everyone leaves having had a great time!

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History Trivia Night in Tacoma

March 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,
Free

Test your Tacoma and Washington State trivia knowledge with the Washington State Historical Society, City of Tacoma Historic Preservation Office, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, and Tacoma Historical Society. Facts, fun and prizes aplenty! All ages welcome! FREE to play.

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Primary Pulse, Sun Mother, & Thunders of Wrath at The Swiss

March 22 @ 9:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,
$8

Local bands Primary Pulse, Sun Mother, and Thunders of Wrath are sharing the stage at The Swiss in Tacoma! The show is 21-plus. You won't want to miss this!    

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Nite Wave (80s New Wave) LIVE at The Swiss

March 23 @ 9:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,
$10

LIVE 80S NEW WAVE PARTY! Dance to INXS, Duran Duran, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, New Order, Prince and more! Known for their high energy show, Nite Wave continues their '80s dance ways performing New Wave hits from Duran Duran, INXS, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, The Cure, New Order, Prince, Depeche Mode and more! Most noted for being handpicked by Billy Idol to open for the legendary '80s rocker, they have also performed with Jane Wiedlin of The Go-Go's, Multi-Platinum recording…

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Festival of Friends Presents: Decades of Rock / Fire and Rain!

March 29 @ 8:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,
$8

Festival of Friends Events brings exciting innovation to recreational musicianship through uniquely curated shows and events that feature a rotating roster of musicians performing a 16 to 20-song set of classic tracks from iconic bands and artists based on a particular theme. We call it bandsharing. The twist: No group rehearsals beforehand. It's plug-n-play live performance. This exclusive Tacoma event "Decades of Rock / Fire and Rain" will feature a 20-song set with material from an array of iconic bands…

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Harmonious Funk

March 30 @ 9:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,
$10

Harmonious Funk Band is one of the Northwest Premier show Bands that have been captivating audiences, and keeping people dancing as soon as they hit Stage. So don't miss this amazing show! (And, don't forget your dancin' shoes!) This is a 21+ event.

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Q1 Rockcital 2019

March 31 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,
$10

Dace's Rock 'n' More Music Academy's Q1 Rockcital is here! This quarter we have 12 amazing bands! Held at The Swiss, food and drink are available for purchase. There is a $10 suggested donation. Money collected goes to help cover show cost and to our tuition assistance program: The Daniel Atteberry Scholarship Fund. Money given at the door is tax deductible and matched by Boeing, Microsoft, Costco, etc. Rock 'n' More is a 501(c)3 non-profit. We provide over $10,000 in…

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April 2019

Tacoma Bar League: SUMO Edition ROUND 3

April 4 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,

Tacoma Bar League: SUMO Edition. You've been called to The DOJO... ROUND 1 Jazzbones vs. Rhein Haus Tacoma ROUND 2 Matador Restaurants vs. The Crown Bar Challenge accepted?

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Late September Dogs, Pay Day Rich & The Double Cross Committee

April 5 @ 9:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,
$8

Late September Dogs is a Seattle-based female fronted rock band in the vein of Heart and Aerosmith. Pay Day Rich is a southern rock and country cover band that is based in the Pacific northwest. The Double Cross Committee plays insidious Rock n' Roll for those of questionable moral fiber. This is a 21+ event. Should be a good night.

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Prom Date Mixtape – Danceteria at The Swiss

April 6 @ 9:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,
$10

PDM returns to The Swiss with an homage to the iconic 80s mecca where art, music and nightlife intersected: DANCETERIA!! Let us take you back to a time when the 80s were never predictable and the music was AMAZING!!

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Grit City Think&Drink | Goop: Commodifying Feminine Bodies

April 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,

COVERED IN GOOP: COMPULSORY SELF-CARE AND COMMODIFIED FEMININE BODIES with Dr. Alexandra Nutter, UW Tacoma "If you’re feeling run-down, stressed out, or otherwise not chill, Goop.com wants to help. Open your heart and cultivate a calm vibe with a $68 straw made of rose quartz. Be less “effing tired” with a $90 box of vitamins. Repel psychic vampires with a $27 aura spritz. Wellness is waiting, and standard ground shipping is free." Motivated by a desire to feel secure in…

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The Spazmatics

April 13 @ 9:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,
$10

The Spazmatics: The Ultimate 80’s New Wave Show…bringing you all the awesome songs and geeky dance steps from the 80′s decade that you wished you’d forgotten. Complete with highwater pants, pocket-protectors and nerdy glasses, The Spazmatics recapture all the best of the worst. Outstanding musicianship- combined with creative flair and style- makes for an evening of pure energy and entertainment. So tonight we’re gonna party like it’s 1999, only . . . it’s not.

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Tacoma Bar League: SUMO Edition ROUND 4

April 18 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,
Free

Tacoma Bar League: SUMO Edition. You've been called to The DOJO... ROUND 1 The Church Cantina vs. The Hub ROUND 2 Engine House No. 9 vs. The Loose Wheel Bar & Grill Challenge accepted?

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Friday Night Frequencies

April 19 @ 9:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,
$8

Friday Night Frequencies featuring: Cats & Pajamas https://soundcloud.com/catsandpajamas?fbclid=IwAR2Oo3HXyTAapHwRDNd3Iz1WHn_jIVsYQFUN-9GBMD1dRdGtmIMLDNct6e4 Glocks&Techs https://soundcloud.com/glocks4techs?fbclid=IwAR3bPhWnHMuAJe6ijVjRwXYmTYS-BadFYUz8hnTLG1_fg45LXKgxSqmpRYk GONCE B2B SCUBA $8 / 21+ / 9:00PM - 1:00AM

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Gray Sky Blues Music Festival

April 20 @ 1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,
$8 – $10

The 12th Annual Gray Sky Blues Music Festival is an all day event presenting a lineup of blues acts featuring headliner The Hank Shreve Band. General admission is $10 and $8 for South Sound Blues Association members and active military. Kids, 12 and under, are admitted free until 8:30 p.m. (no minors are allowed after 8:30 p.m.). Performing bands are Little Bill and the Blue Notes, Mark Hurwitz and Gin Creek, Leanne Trevalyan, Maia Santell and House Blend with Jay…

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Post Punks at The Swiss

April 26 @ 9:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,
$8

Come out to the Swiss 4/26 for some 80's with The Post Punks!

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Radio 80 is Back!

April 27 @ 9:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,

Radio 80 has been playing all over the northwest since 2012. Because of their infectious and high energy performance, they have been a regular staple in many great Northwest casinos and club venues. They are your 80's Pop radio hits from New Wave to Rock - Duran Duran to Van Halen, Cyndi Lauper to Pat Benatar, and many more. $10 cover (and totally worth it).

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May 2019

Tacoma Bar League: SUMO Edition ROUND 5

May 2 @ 9:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,

Tacoma Bar League: SUMO Edition. You've been called to The DOJO... ROUND 1 Peaks and Pints vs. Meconis PubandEatery ROUND 2 7 Seas Brewing Co. vs. McMenamins Elks Temple Challenge accepted?

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Petty Cash with The Twang Junkies and The Gritty City Sirens!

May 3 @ 9:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,
$10

PETTY CASH is the Northwest's only Tom Petty and Johnny Cash tribute band! Playing all the hits from two of the greatest, they have put together an exciting live show that keeps the audience dancing to all the favorites! Opening the night are the crowd pleasing Twang Junkies...throwing down their signature Outlaw Country and sing-a-long classics. Special guests Gritty City Sirens will be shaking their famous tail feathers in a titillating showcase between bands, and a lil' Go-Go number with…

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Open Mic Night @ The Swiss

May 6 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every 6 days that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until May 27, 2019

The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,

Come check out our Open Mic Night hosted by Chuck Gay! Sign-ups start at 6 p.m. and the performances start at 7 p.m. It is a family-friendly event until 8:30 p.m. So, grab a beer or the mic (or, better yet, both) and enjoy some great local talent!

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Boogie Boyz with Stingshark Dance Party

May 10 @ 9:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,
$8

The Boogie Boyz are essentially an ALL-STAR group and there is some serious overlap: Caine Coldnote- COLDNOTE, Marmalade Stingshark Sting- Marmalade, DUB LOUNGE INTERNATIONAL Bob Lovelace- Ayron Jones, Marmalade Joey Walbaum- Tetrabox, Marmalade Paul Huppler- Hold in Fyah, Marmalade Stingshark Plays Pacific Roots 21 +

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Spazmatics

May 11 @ 9:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,

The Spazmatics: The Ultimate 80’s New Wave Show…bringing you all the awesome songs and geeky dance steps from the 80′s decade that you wished you’d forgotten. Complete with highwater pants, pocket-protectors and nerdy glasses, The Spazmatics recapture all the best of the worst. Outstanding musicianship- combined with creative flair and style- makes for an evening of pure energy and entertainment. So tonight we’re gonna party like it’s 1999, only . . . it’s not.

Find out more »

Open Mic Night @ The Swiss

May 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 6 days that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until May 27, 2019

The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,

Come check out our Open Mic Night hosted by Chuck Gay! Sign-ups start at 6 p.m. and the performances start at 7 p.m. It is a family-friendly event until 8:30 p.m. So, grab a beer or the mic (or, better yet, both) and enjoy some great local talent!

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Grit City Think & Drink | Math Stories and Histories

May 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,

MATH STORIES AND HISTORIES: HOW HISTORICAL NARRATIVES SHAPE MATHEMATICAL IDEAS with Dr. Erik Tou, UW Tacoma Mathematics has been the source of fascination and struggle for countless students across the world. In recent decades, math textbooks and educators have begun to use historical sidebars and biographies to engage students in the "why" of mathematics, rather than just the "how". This has led to a struggle between cultural stories of mathematical theorems that are told around the world. For example, most…

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Tacoma Bar League: SUMO Edition ROUND 6

May 16 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,

Tacoma Bar League: SUMO Edition. You've been called to The DOJO... ROUND 1 o'malley's irish pub vs. RedHot Tacoma ROUND 2 The Rock Wood Fired Pizza vs. Parkway Tavern Challenge accepted?

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Night Fever

May 17 @ 9:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,
$8

Disco and everything that sounds like Old School Disco Funk and Rock! Put on your boogie shoes and come on down to the party! 21+ only.

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Open Mic Night @ The Swiss

May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 6 days that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until May 27, 2019

The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,

Come check out our Open Mic Night hosted by Chuck Gay! Sign-ups start at 6 p.m. and the performances start at 7 p.m. It is a family-friendly event until 8:30 p.m. So, grab a beer or the mic (or, better yet, both) and enjoy some great local talent!

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Chapter 5 @ The Swiss

May 18 @ 9:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,
$10

From Marvin Gaye to Cameo, Seal to Naughty By Nature, The System to 2Pac, Stevie Wonder to Ne-Yo ~ CHAPTER 5 is crafted to bring a new spin to Seattle's R&B world. Expect classic songs done with contemporary groove sensibility as well as a collection of unique hits that are far from overdone. 21+ only

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Kareem Kandi World Orchestra @ The Swiss

May 19 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,
Free

Head out to The Swiss for the monthly Jazz night! Kareem Kandi will be on the stage and joined by Greg Feingold on bass, Stephan Schatz, and special guest Jeremy Bacon. Several students from his weekly jazz workshop will also feature in the performance. All ages are welcome; no cover charge.

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Open Mic Night @ The Swiss

May 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 6 days that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until May 27, 2019

The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,

Come check out our Open Mic Night hosted by Chuck Gay! Sign-ups start at 6 p.m. and the performances start at 7 p.m. It is a family-friendly event until 8:30 p.m. So, grab a beer or the mic (or, better yet, both) and enjoy some great local talent!

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Dain Norman & The Chrysalis Effect/Laborer at The Swiss

May 24 @ 9:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,
$8

Join us at The Swiss for two powerhouse Tacoma acts worth catching! Laborer Reggae opens the show at 9 p.m. with his sweet mix of funk, reggae and soul. Dain Norman and The Chrysalis Effect play nostalgic Music with a revived heart-beat. Hailing influences from Creedence Clearwater Revival, early British Invasion bands, 1950's-1970's blues rock/soul, and heavier sounds of the grunge era to form a new, yet familiar, sound. Mersey-beat/Grunge/Pop. https://dainnormanmusic.bandcamp.com/

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Kryboys live at The Swiss

May 25 @ 9:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,
$10

It's that time again: KRY IS BACK!! They keep the party rockin' all night long! So, get down to The Swiss and dance the night away with all your favorite hits! 21+ only.

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Tacoma Bar League: SUMO Championship

May 30 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,

It's the moment we've all been waiting for. Come to The Swiss for the final match-up: 20 Tacoma bars have sent their best to The Swiss Restaurant & Pub Dojo, and 8 squads have proven they have what it takes to bring home ALL THE GLORY. Do The Rowdy Fellas from Doyle's Public House have what it takes? Will Billy B's represent 56th Street with the same gusto? We're looking at you 48th Street Pub and Grill! The Loose Wheel…

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Rhythm N Brown, Unified Culture, & Island Bound

May 31 @ 9:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,
$10

Welcome the Sun back to the sky with a chill Reggae vibe at The Swiss on Friday, May 31st. Rhythm n Brown brings old school wisdom with new school energy. Their sound is a fusion of Polynesian, hip-hop, reggae, rock, R&B, Blues, and country. Unified Culture is a tough and hard hitting original reggae band. With emphasis on wicked intros, mixes, heavy bass lines and catchy saxophone licks, their live roots and contemporary styles leaves a lasting impression for all…

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June 2019

Iron Dragon – Ultimate 80’s Rock Party @ The Swiss

June 1 @ 9:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,
$10

Bust out the Aqua net, big hair, tight pants, and get ready to rock your favorite songs of the 80's!! Iron Dragon is Seattle's premier 80's rock tribute with a twist of their very own 80's inspired originals and all of your favorite 80's rock hits. Dance and sing to the songs of Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Motley Crue, Ratt, Poison, Iron Maiden, Aldo Nova, Europe, Kixx, Great White, Skid Row, Scorpions, Metallica, and much more. Iron Dragon has invited…

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The Covers do the 80s @ The Swiss

June 7 @ 9:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,
$8

Everyone's favorite doorman, Troy, is back on stage again for a epic night of screaming guitar with his band The Covers! Doing your favorite hits of the 80's, the night is sure to be one to remember.! Come check it out!

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The Spazmatics @ The Swiss

June 8 @ 9:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,
$10

The Spazmatics: The Ultimate 80’s New Wave Show…bringing you all the awesome songs and geeky dance steps from the 80′s decade that you wished you’d forgotten. Complete with highwater pants, pocket-protectors and nerdy glasses, The Spazmatics recapture all the best of the worst. Outstanding musicianship- combined with creative flair and style- makes for an evening of pure energy and entertainment. So tonight we’re gonna party like it’s 1999, only . . . it’s not.

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Grit City Think&Drink: Poetic Multiplicity & Intersectionality

June 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,
Free

In Walt Whitman’s famous poem, “Song of Myself,” the speaker challenges the reader’s understanding of the individual by identifying himself as a “contradiction,” a body containing multiple and sometimes conflicting characteristics, stating “Very well then, I contradict myself, / (I am large, I contain multitudes.)” One hundred and thirty-two years later, poet and scholar Gloria Anzaldúa writes in the foundational Chicanx text, Borderlands/La Frontera, “she operates in a pluralistic mode—nothing thrust out, the good, the bad, and the ugly, nothing…

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Living ART ~ A LIVE Body Paint Show

June 14 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,
$10

LIVING ART ~ A LIVE Body Paint Show!! Five of Washington's best body painters on stage painting models from start to finish, all while enjoying DJ's, dancing, great food and drinks. Amazing work by award winning Paint By James / Tattoos By James ~ not just show quality, award winning show quality!! ONLY 100 TICKETS AVAILABLE - GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!!! Pre-Order your tickets now as limited space is available! https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4257676

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Rebel Scum & Truble at The Swiss

June 14 @ 9:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,
$10

Lineup:Rebel Scum and Truble Local Openers coming soon! 21+ only!

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Prom Date Mixtape – 80s Summer Dance at The Swiss

June 15 @ 9:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,
$10

PDM returns to The Swiss to celebrate the 80s and Summertime FUN!! Party and dance with us to your fave 80s new wave and synthpop like: Billy Idol, Duran Duran, Madonna, A-Ha, Depeche Mode and MORE!!!

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History Happy Hour: Trivia Night at The Swiss

June 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,
Free

Free and open to the public. Test Your Knowledge of State and City Trivia! Prizes! Presented by the Washington State History Museum, the City of Tacoma’s Historic Preservation Office, Historic Tacoma, Fort Nisqually, Tacoma Public Library, and Tacoma Historical Society.

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South Sound Bureau Chiefs, Fun Ladies, The Riffbrokers, Vanilla

June 21 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,
$10

A night of Trans-Cascade rock and roll with the fiery South Sound Bureau Chiefs, Spokane’s killer The Fun Ladies, the 75% Idahoan & 25% Michigander The Riffbrokers, and Tacoma’s own pop outfit Vanilla. Bring your friends, acquaintances, cohorts, cronies, and even that one guy you’re not too sure about.

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Kryboys Live at The Swiss!

June 22 @ 9:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,
$10

It's that time again: KRY IS BACK!! They keep the party rockin' all night long! So, get down to The Swiss and dance the night away with all your favorite hits! 21+ only!

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Afrodisiacs

June 29 @ 9:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,
$10

Haven’t pulled those bellbottoms and platform shoes out of the closet in a year or two? Or 30?! Well, it’s time to get digging. This is your official invite from The Afrodisiacs to put on your Boogie Shoes, catch the Love Rollercoaster over to Funkytown, and Shake Your Booty. It’s Ladies Night here at the Copacabana and YOU, of all people, Should Be Dancin’!

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The Kareem Kandi World Orchestra feat. Mark Ivester

June 30 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,

The Kareem Kandi World Orchestra will be joined by Greg Feingold on bass and special guest Mark Ivester on drums. We'll also be featuring several of our students from our Weekly Jazz Workshop classes. All ages welcome, no cover charge. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling (253) 572-2821.

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July 2019

Grit City Think&Drink | Justice Architecture: Design Out of Love

July 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,
Free

JUSTICE ARCHITECTURE: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE DESIGN OUT OF LOVE with Dr. Barb Toews, UW Tacoma Ever feel small and insignificant when you walk inside a grand and ornate building? How about irritable after a day in a windowless meeting room? If so, you have something in common with crime victims and offenders and their experiences in courthouses and prison cells, respectively. These feelings of insignificance and irritability do little to support healing for the victim or accountability on the…

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Cole Z, Wax the Producer, & Guests: The Summer Session

July 12 @ 9:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,
$10

Join your friends at The Swiss for this allstar line-up and remember why you're proud to rep your city. About our Local Tacoma Boy Cole Z: Livin in Tacoma/Seattle trynna get a buzz, and help out this world with some rhythm and flow! 24 years young and still movin, word always prospers! If you down with it then lets get it! I'm all ears all day all year! Cole Z Music! WaxTheProducer is another Tacoma fave. With his sultry sound…

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Spazmatics @ The Swiss

July 13 @ 9:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,
$10

The Spazmatics: The Ultimate 80’s New Wave Show…bringing you all the awesome songs and geeky dance steps from the 80′s decade that you wished you’d forgotten. Complete with highwater pants, pocket-protectors and nerdy glasses, The Spazmatics recapture all the best of the worst. Outstanding musicianship- combined with creative flair and style- makes for an evening of pure energy and entertainment. So tonight we’re gonna party like it’s 1999, only . . . it’s not.

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History Happy Hour: Tacoma’s Music History

July 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,

In this installment of Steve’s History Happy Hour, local historian, writer and all around man about town Steve Dunkelberger will be talking about Tacoma’s contributions to music from the foxtrot and jazz to doo-wop, rock and grunge. The talk, as always, will be free but donations to the Knights of Pythias will be greatly appreciated. Sponsored by the City of Tacoma’s Historic Preservation Office.

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Suite Clarity CD Release Party w/ In All Honesty

July 19 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,
$8

Suite Clarity is releases their sophomore album "The Enigma." Suite Clarity In All Honesty Arcfall

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Prom Date Mixtape – Synthpop Heatwave at The Swiss

July 20 @ 9:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,
$10

Here we go Tacoma... You need NEW WAVE and SYNTHPOP in your life!! PDM does it best!! Come out to DANCE and PARTY!! ...or stay home like a nerd!!

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The Groove Nation at The Swiss

July 26 @ 9:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,
$8

Groove Nation returns and performas at The Swiss Pub! Come watch and see why we're quicly become a favorite band of the PNW!

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Harmonious Funk at The Swiss

July 27 @ 9:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,
$10

Harmonious Funk is at it again at The Swiss! Playing all your Top 40 hits and cover music from the 80’s, 90’s, early 2000’s and current. They captivate audiences, and keeping them dancing all night long! Don’t miss this All-Star performance from this funky bunch. 21+ only.

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The Kareem Kandi World Orchestra feat. Jerome Smith

July 28 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402,

The Kareem Kandi World Orchestra will be performing at The Swiss in Tacoma WA on Sunday July 28th. I’ll be joined by Greg Feingold on bass, Stefan Schatz on drums, and special guest Jerome Smith on trombone. We’ll also be featuring several students from our Weekly Jazz Workshop. 5pm, all ages welcome, no cover charge. More information on our guest artist: Born in Austin, TX, Jerome Smith has been a professional musician for almost 20 years. Playing music has taken…

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