Julian Schwarz in recital at Tacoma Art Museum
This 18-year-old prize-winning cellist is on a career track to stardom—hear him in recital with pianist Daniel Walden courtesy of Northwest Sinfonietta. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28. $28 general/$23 subscriber or TAM member/$48 with prix fixe dinner at TwoKoi. Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. 253-591-5894, www.orchestraexperience.com
Tacoma Concert Band: "Choral Colors"
Tacoma’s biggest concert band shows choral colors with Vivace Choir, including Tchaikovsky and Elgar. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27. $15-$30, free for under-16 with paying adult. Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma. 253-591-5894, www.broadwaycenter.org, www.tacomaconcertband.org
Chekov’s "Uncle Vanya" at UPS
Dive into 19th-century Russia, and the poignantly silly world that Chekov’s characters inhabit. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27, 28, Mar. 5, 6, 7; 2 p.m. Mar. 7. $8 general/$6 students, staff, faculty, seniors. Norton Clapp Theatre, Jones Building, University of Puget Sound, North 15th and North Warner Streets, Tacoma. 253-879-3419, www.ups.edu/theatrearts
Local companies mix in Metro Dance Festival
This second annual showcase features 10 Puget Sound dance companies, including MLKBallet, Barefoot Studios, Dance Fremont! and festival host Metropolitan Ballet. 7 p.m. Feb. 28. $15 advance/$20 general/$18 children, seniors. Mt. Tahoma High School Auditorium, 4634 S. 74th St., Tacoma. 253-472-5359, www.metropolitanballetoftacoma.com</div>