Events

POKER FACE: A Lady Gaga Tribute @9pm

My Little Monsters, POKER FACE will be making a special appearance at The Swiss In Tacoma.
Music starts at 9pm and there will be an $8 Cover.
Bleeding Tree will be opening for POKER FACE with a Pop Tribute.
POKER FACE Features all 4 members of Bleeding Tree including a bass player and 2 dancers.
Be ready for a show unlike anything you’ve seen with wig and costume changes and choreographed gaga dances.
You’ll hear Lady Gaga’s biggest hits like, “Shallow” from A star is born, “Bad Romance”, “Just Dance”, “Born This Way”, “Telephone”, “Million Reasons” and many more.

GRIT CITY THINK & DRINK: Poetic Multiplicity & Intersectionality @6:30pm

’DO I CONTRADICT MYSELF? VERY WELL THEN.’ ‘NOTHING REJECTED, NOTHING ABANDONED’: MULTIPLICITY AND INTERSECTIONALITY, A U.S. POETIC TRADITION with Dr. Sarah Chavez, UW Tacoma

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 rejected, nothing abandoned.” Despite their distance in time, gender, and ethnicity, these two formative American writers represent a tension particular to U.S. literature and culture—how to reconcile individuality and nationalism in a country built on immigration. This talk will explore the role of diversity and multiplicity as a uniquely American literary value through discussion of these writers’ work and their relevance to 21st century U.S. identity politics.

Sarah A. Chavez, a mestiza born and raised in the California Central Valley, is the author of the poetry collections, Hands That Break & Scar (Sundress Publications, 2017) and All Day, Talking (dancing girl press, 2014), selections of which were awarded the Susan Atefat Peckham Fellowship. She teaches creative writing with an emphasis on the recognition of intersectionality and the lived experience of the body. Her scholarship and creative publishing both focus on the constructed performance of race/ethnicity, gender, and socio-economic class in the United States.

IRON DRAGON @9pm

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 and shared the stage with many of the 80’s best including Queensryche, The Last in Line, Autograph, KIXX, Faster Pussycat, Great White, Lynch Mob, and more. Join the Dragon for the ultimate 80’s rock experience!