Oct. 10, 2008 at 11:07am

Sitar concert tonight at TACID

Fundraiser for disabilities organization features Indian music

Hmmm ... this event is a fund-raiser for TACID and is sponsored, in part, by The Weekly Volcano. So why do I have to go to The Tacoma Weekly to get any information about it? If our friends at The Volcano have something in the pipeline for later today, I apologize for my impatience. I wanted, though, to publicize this event before I hit the transit highway to Frost Park.

TACID is the Tacoma Area Coalition of Individuals with Disabilities. They do lots of good stuff (life skills, housing, employment, etc.) for people with disabilities. I won't bore you with the details, but you can talk to me about it (I'm the newest member of their board), or check out their website.

Tonight, at 7:30 PM, at the TACID Center (6315 S. 19th St., 98466. It's right next door to TCC and the TCC Transit Center), there will be a concert of Indian music, performed by sitarist Pandit Debi Prassad Chatterjee and tabla player Seattleite Tor Dietrichson.

Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door, and $10 for students with school ID. All the proceeds will go to benefit TACID.

The event is sponsored by The Weekly Volcano and Gatewary to India. If you haven't eaten there yet, explain yourself!

Our family plan is to eat dinner at Gateway and then head to the show. Good food, good music, an enlightening cultural experience ... and all for a good cause. Not a bad blueprint for a Friday night!

comments [2]  |  posted under Indian Music, Music, Sitar, TACID, Tacoma


by Matt Driscoll on 10/10/2008 @ 11:38am
See page 15 in this week's Volcano.

My guess is we didn't get anything posted online about it because Swarner is at the Go Local Workshop this morning. Sorry about that. But it's definitely in the paper.

by Matt Driscoll on 10/10/2008 @ 11:44am
Actually, I lied. We do have a small blurb up on Spew about the TACID benefit. The full story is still on page 15 of this week's paper.


Don Izenman ... retired mailman ... occasional musician ... proud father ... happily married (this time for sure!) ... contented non-driver ... interested in all things local and all things Tacoma. Oh yeah ... food, beer, and wine!

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