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Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on May 22, 2009 at 6:00 am with No Comments »
May 22, 2009 6:00 am

Actors in last year’s DoubleShot Overnight Play Festival. Photo courtesy Northwest Playwrights’ Alliance.

Double Shot Festival of Overnight Plays

It’s on again–the annual scramble for local playwrights to create a short play overnight and local directors and actors to get it ready in 12 hours. Each play gets two showings, then it all starts again for the next night. 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. tonight and tomorrow. $16/$8 students and seniors. Norton Clapp Theater, Jones Hall, University of Puget Sound, North 15th and Warner Streets, Tacoma. www.northwestplaywrights.org

Neddy Finalists at Tacoma Art Museum

The annual Neddy Award finalists’ exhibition begins at Tacoma Art Museum this weekend. Included are painters Tim Cross, Eric Elliott, Gary Faigin, and Lynda Lowe, and glass artists Benjamin Moore, April Surgent, Joey Kirkpatrick/Flora Mace and Jenny Knowles/Sabrina Pohlman. Opens tomorrow through Oct. 4, winners announced June 6. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. third Thursdays and noon-5 p.m. Sundays. 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. $7.50/$6.50/under-five and third Thursdays free. 253-272-4258, www.tacomaartmuseum.org

Museum of Glass shows off its collection

Just opened, "Incoming" shows work from the museum’s newly-begun permanent collection. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. third Thursdays through 2010. $10/$8/$4/under-six and third Thursdays free. 1801 Dock St., Tacoma. 866-4-MUSEUM, www.museumofglass.org

Northwest Folklife Festival

There’s folk dancing, world music, jam sessions and every imaginable kind of instrument at the 38th Northwest Folklife Festival. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. today through Monday. Admission by donation. Seattle Center, Seattle. 206-684-7300, www.nwfolklife.org

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