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NIGHTLIFE

Billy McHale’s: David Baker March 19, 1800 S. 320th St.; 839-4200.

Jake’s Ales: Last Call March 18. Hiatt March 19, 2318 S.W. 336th St. Smoke-free. 927-1288.

PJ Pockets: Aqua Vinyl March 17-19, 1320 S. 324th St.; 839-9922.

Salty’s at Redondo: Miles Crew March 17 and 19, Phil Slater March 18, 28201 Redondo Beach Drive S., 946-0636.

Emerald Queen Casino: NiteCrew March 17-19, I-5 nightclub; Charley Pride March 19 in the Showroom, (888) 831-ROLL.

Great American Casino: The Boinkers March 18-19, 10117 S. Tacoma Way, Lakewood; (253) 396-0500.

Jazzbones: Jude Bowerman March 17. Chris Pain March 18. Alex Duncan March 19, 2803 Sixth Ave., Tacoma; (253) 396-9169.

Muckleshoot Casino: Society of Seven through March 20. Nathan Owens through March 19, 2402 Auburn Way S.; 1-800-804-4944.

The Fabulous Firwood: Collier Underground March 18. Kry March 19, 8014 Valley Ave. E., Puyallup; (253) 926-0476.

The Royal Bear: Beckie Sue & Her Big Rockin’ Daddies March 17. Just Dirt March 18. Xanadu March 19, 35731 W. Valley Highway, Algona; 833-6686.

The Swiss Pub: Dr. Funk March 18-19, 1904 S. Jefferson, Tacoma; (253) 572-2821.

Thunderchief: St. Patrick’s Day party March 17. The Enders Brothers March 18-19, 6120 29th St. NE; (253) 927-2857.

COMEDY

Comedy Underground: Stand-up comedy with Brad Upton at Tacoma’s Taboo nightclub at 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. March 17-19 (Thursdays-Saturdays) at 100 S. Ninth St. Admission $10-$12. Must be 21. 1-888-272-2489.

‘Seattle Follies: Cabaret with a Political Twist’: John Keister, Emmy-award winning humorist, formerly of KING TV’s “Almost Live” and commentator for KCTS-TV, hosts the March installment of Seattle Follies, a show that mixes politics and performance about local, national and world happenings. Reggie Watts, of the Seattle band Maktub, joins Keister at 7:30 p.m. March 24 at Town Hall, downtown Seattle. Tickets $15 in advance at www.ticketweb.com or $18 at the door.

STAGE

‘The Man of La Mancha’: Green River Community College’s professional theater company, Theatre Extemporé, presents Don Quixote, the comical Sancho Panza and the beautiful Aldonza in this musical running through March 20. Performances are at 8 p.m. March 18-19, and 7 p.m. March 20 in the Performing Arts Building on campus at 12401 SE 320th St., Auburn. Tickets $8-$6. Call (253) 833-9111, extension 2400.

‘Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk’: The 1996 Tony Award-winning Broadway hit comes to Pantages Theater in downtown Tacoma at 7:30 p.m. tonight. Tickets $60-$40. Call (253) 591-5894.

‘The Chosen’: Set in a Jewish neighborhood in 1944 Brooklyn, the story of two fathers and their teen-age sons, one Hasidic and one Orthodox, is presented by Seattle Repertory Theatre in this stage adaptation of Chaim Potok’s novel. Performances through March 21 in the Leo K. Theatre at Seattle Center. Tickets $46-$10. For tickets, call (206) 443-2222.

‘Meshuggah-Nuns!’: The sisters take a “Faiths of All Nations” cruise in a new “Nunsense” musical presented through March 20 by Tacoma Musical Playhouse. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays at 7116 Sixth Ave., Tacoma. Tickets $21-$14. Call (253) 565-6867.

‘Love Arm’d: Aphra Behn and Her Pen’: Actress, playwright Karen Eterovich performs her one-woman show at 7:30 p.m. March 22 at the University of Puget Sound’s Schneebeck Concert Hall. The play highlights the literary contributions of Aphra Behn, whose plays are known for their quick wit and parodies of society. Tickets ($5, free for students with ID) are available at the Wheelock Student Center. Call (253) 879-3419.

DANCE

Spectrum Dance Theater: An evening of contemporary dance by this Seattle-based dance company at 7:30 p.m. March 19 at Kent-Meridian High School Performing Arts Center, 10020 SE 256th St., Kent. Tickets $15-$12. Call (253) 856-5050.

ARTISTS

Bite of Seattle, Taste of Tacoma bands: Entertainment applications of bands only are being accepted for The Bite of Seattle and The Taste of Tacoma 2005 season. The application deadline is April 1. Promotional packages must include an audio or video tape, CD or DVD, picture, bio and song list. Mail to Linda Zopfi, A Zopfi Production, P.O. Box 1998, Lynnwood, WA 98046.

Canterbury Arts Festival: Applications are available for performers, crafters and food vendors for the annual city of Kent-sponsored festival Aug. 20-21. For additional information, call (253) 856-5050 or visit www.ci.kent.

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