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See no evil

But, I don't wanna watch the Super Bowl!

If you're not a football fan, here's your gentle reminder that you are under no obligation to watch the Super Bowl this Sunday. In fact, Super Bowl Sunday is a great time to do a lot of things. Here are a few suggestions: Go buy some furniture - I doubt there will be the usual Sunday crowds at Ikea...
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People on a boat

Boats & hockey, home & garden, dancing & drinking: Around the Sound this weekend

It's supposed to be a pretty nice weekend, so no excuses -- get out there and do something ! Have fun! Seattle Boat Show Friday through February 2. More than 1000 boats and watercraft on display plus 200 boating seminars. CenturyLink Field Event Center, with a free shuttle to boats in the water at...
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The Alaskan Way Viaduct

No cars on the viaduct, no pants on the light rail, and other weekend fun around the Sound

If you're reading this on Friday, you still have a chance to take one last cruise on the Alaskan Way Viaduct. If you're reading this on Saturday or Sunday, that ship has sailed, and you might as well plan your commute so Monday morning isn't the nightmare everybody's predicting. (If you've never...
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Seattle waterfront

It's your last weekend to drive the Viaduct (and other weekend things to do around the Sound)

As I'm writing this on Friday morning, we're a week and 14 hours away from the permanent closure of the Alaskan Way Viaduct along Seattle's waterfront. Sure, it's ugly, and it's going to come crumbling down in a major quake, but you can't beat the views when you're driving on it. So maybe, while...
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Christmas Carolers

Around the Sound this weekend: Holiday happenings everywhere you look

Less than three weeks until Christmas and counting! Sure, you're running around shopping all weekend, but how about a break to celebrate, congregate, and just breathe? Here's some fun for you: Jeanne Ashley and the Sound Squad will be at Pier 1 in Mill Creek on Saturday from 2-4pm. Thunderbirds...
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Stevie Nicks

How do you feel about #ThisSong ?

Voltaire said, "Anything too stupid to be spoken is sung", which is true of some songs. But one thing that's also true is that every song evokes some sort of emotional response from us. I've always been curious about why we love, hate or are even indifferent to certain songs so I've decided to put...
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Christmas tree

This weekend around the Sound: Christmas lights, music, theater, and food

It's the first weekend of December! No avoiding it now, we're really and truly in the holiday season. Have fun out there -- keep warm and and stay safe! Penn & Teller Friday, 8:00pm, The Paramount. Jim Brickman Saturday, 8:00pm, Benaroya Hall. LeAnn Rimes Saturday, 8:00pm, Emerald Queen Casino...
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Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac, Football, & a Festival of Trees: This weekend around the Sound

it's the weekend! Some big musical acts are in our neck of the woods, and you know the holidays are upon us when holiday markets and the Nutcracker start showing up on the calendar. Enjoy! Twenty-one Pilots at the Tacoma Dome Friday, 7:00pm Fleetwood Mac at the Tacoma Dome Saturday, 8pm. Blues...
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Rita Rudner

Rita Rudner talks about kids, comedy, and home repairs

Rita Rudner is a legendary comedienne who's had a long, long career . . . and she's still going strong. She's coming to the Federal Way Performing Arts & Event Center on Friday night (November 16) so we thought we'd better give her a jingle at her home in SoCal and catch up. Just to set the...
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Teddy at Newcastle Beach Park

Teddy Discovers Newcastle Beach Park

While I haven't lived here very long, I learned right away that when the sun is shining, I'd better get outside to enjoy it. This past weekend was no exception. My dog Teddy and I have gotten lots of suggestions for dog-friendly restaurants/pubs, but I figured I'd save those for a rainy day...
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