Joe’s 20th Anniversary Gala on Saturday:Encore! 20 More! was a beautiful affair which transformed the Mount Rainier community bedrock arts center into an elegant venue with live sculpture, costume exhibit, live music, and delicious food. Everyone from Joe’s regulars to county politicians to members of the community to Brooke’s mom donned their finest duds. My husband, Deepak, and bandmate, Bryan Bowman, greeted guests as they arrived by playing live music. Food, entertainment, and company were wonderful. Joe’s had the chance to thank and honor the many people who made 20 years possible. (In photo: Brooke Kidd & Ajax “JOE” Drayton)