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GET OUT: Discover Native Art or local fine art at exhibits, listen to Little Bill and the Blue notes and more happenings

August 3, 2014

By Mary Anderson, The News Tribune (Tacoma, Wash.)

Aug. 03--Sunday

Native arts exhibit featured

at Washington State History Museum

Enjoy the beauty of "In the Spirit: Native Arts Exhibit," on display at the Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. Also check out the exhibit "Ernest Oglby Punkweiler and the Fabulous Miraculous Time Intrusionator," at the museum through Jan. 5. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays; admission is $6 students and military, $7 seniors, $8 adults. Information: 888-238-4373,

Local artists display their works

at Tacoma Mountaineers Hall

Discover the talents of local artists at the Fine Arts and Crafts Summer Show. See the works of 15 fine arts and craft artisans form 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Tacoma Mountaineers Hall, 2303 N. 30th St., Tacoma. Admission is free.

Little Bill and the Blue Notes

play Johnny's Dock in Tacoma

Come out and enjoy some good old rhythm and blues music when Little Bill and the Blue Notes comes to Johnny's Dock, 1900 E. D St., Tacoma. The group, founded in the 1950s and known for the hit "I Don't Know What It Is," still plays favorites. They will play from 5-8 p.m. Sunday. There is no cover charge.

Relive 1800s with a visit

to Fort Nisqually museum

Explore a 19th-century fort and learn about the Hudson's Bay Company era at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum in Point Defiance Park. The current exhibit, "Archaeology at Fort Nisqually," features fragments of plates and tea cups, bottles, toys and game pieces, and other material recovered from both the 1833 and the 1843 fort sites. Get a glimpse into the lives of the people who made up the first European settlement on Puget Sound.

Hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Sept. 1. Admission is $6.50 adults; $5 active military/spouse, seniors 65 and older, students; $4 ages 4-17; and free for ages 3 and younger, except when noted. For more information, call 253-591-5339 or go to


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