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Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on July 11, 2008 at 6:00 am with No Comments »
July 11, 2008 6:00 am

Seattle’s Tudor Choir will sing Tallis at TAM tomorrow.

Goller-Sojourner takes his Tacoma childhood onstage

Tacoma native Chad Goller-Sojourner‘s first full-length show "Sitting in Circles with Rich White Girls: Memoirs of a Bulimic Black Boy" takes on the pain of growing up "too black, too gay, too fat." 7 p.m. July 11, 12, 18, 19; 2 p.m. July 13, 20. $12/$10. Rainier Valley Cultural Center, 3515 S. Alaska St, Seattle. 1-800-838-3006, www.brownpapertickets.com

Tudor Choir plus hand-illuminated Bible at TAM

The glorious harmonies of Renaissance composer Thomas Tallis will echo around the Tacoma Art Museum lobby in a concert by the Tudor Choir, complementing both the Janet Cardiff Tallis installation and the brand-new Saint John’s Bible exhibit. 6:30 p.m. July 12. $5 members/$12 for non members, includes museum admission and opening reception. 1701 Pacific Ave, Tacoma. Advance tickets: 253-272-4258 x3030 or programs@TacomaArtMuseum.org.

Paint the Street at Art on the Ave

Art on the Ave street arts festival goes beyond vendor stalls, live music, theater and dance and great nosh to include an all-day artist mural painting on the road outside Starbucks. Anyone can join in. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. July 13. Free. 6th Ave between Cedar and Trafton Sts, Tacoma. www.artontheave.org

Glass master Bryan Rubino at Fulcrum Gallery

ArtWalk next Thursday includes a show at Fulcrum Gallery by international glass artist (and Shelton local) Bryan Rubino. 6-9 p.m. July 17th. Free. 1308 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Tacoma.
253-250-0520, fulcrum.oliverdoriss.com

Chamber Music at Lakewold

Second City Chamber Series concerts at Lakewold Gardens mean a balmy evening sitting under the wisteria canopy enjoying blissful string quartet music, nibbling a wine-and-cheese picnic (bring your own) and an intermission filled with roses and romantic forest paths. Gardens open 6:30 p.m., concert 7:30 p.m. July 17. $35/$30/$15. 12317 Gravelly Lake Dr. SW, Lakewood. 253-572-8863, www.scchamberseries.org

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