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Critic’s Picks: Second City chamber music, “Ma Rainey,” “Charlotte’s Web” at the Grand and Dia art in local galleries

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on Oct. 16, 2009 at 6:12 am with No Comments »
October 14, 2009 10:13 am

Birthday chamber music from Second City

The Second City Chamber Series opens the season with “Happy Birthday,” a musical tribute to composers like Chopin and Mendelssohn whose 100- or 200-year anniversaries happen this year. Played by the Icicle Creek Trio. 7:30 p.m. tonight. $35/$30/$15. Annie Wright Great Hall, 827 N. Tacoma Ave., Tacoma. 253-572-TUNE, ww.scchamberseries.org


“Ma Rainey” at Theatre on the Square

The Broadway Center, Washington State History Museum and the Northwest Playwrights Alliance collaborate in the third of a series of readings of August Wilson’s “Pittsburg Cycle.” This month it’s “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” set in 1920s Chicago. 3 p.m. Oct. 18. $14. WSHM, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. 253-591-5894, www.broadwaycenter.org


See “Charlotte” for free at the Click! Flick

This month’s free Click! Family Flick at The Grand is the classic tale of courage and smarts, “Charlotte’s Web.” Film begins 10:30 a.m. Oct. 17, limited to first 100 people. Free. The Grand Cinema, 606 S. Fawcett Ave., Tacoma. 253-572-6062, www.grandcinema.com


Get the jump on Dia de los Muertos at 253 Collective

The artists of the 253 Collective explore the Day of the Dead in a variety of media through November, while at Two Vaults gallery favorites like Susie Cowan and Chanda Castillo create altars and skeleton art through Nov. 1. Both free. 253 Collective: noon-5 p.m. Sat-Sun. 1901 S. Jefferson #100, Tacoma. 253collective.com. Two Vaults: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tue-Wed, noon-8 p.m. Thur-Sat. 602 S. Fawcett Ave., Tacoma. 253-759-6233, www.twovaults.com

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