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Critic’s Picks: Tacoma City Ballet gets haunted, kids’ concert by Tacoma Philharmonic, Dia de los Muertos at TAM and Cappy Thompson at Traver Gallery

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on Oct. 30, 2009 at 6:22 am |
October 29, 2009 9:25 pm

Visit the “Haunted Theater” at Tacoma City Ballet

Dancers from TCB present haunted backstage tours and eight “eerie ballets” at the Merlino Building for Halloween. Treat bags given; suitable for all ages. 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30, 2:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5:40 p.m. Oct. 31. $5 at door. 253-272-4219, www.tacomacityballet.com

 Kids’ concerts kick off with Tacoma Philharmonic

Finally, a classical music series for kids in Tacoma! Lisa and Linda of “Let Your Music Shine” will clap and sing symphonic classics with the under-eight set, with a costume contest also.10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., Oct. 31. $5. Theatre on the Square, 915 Broadway, Tacoma. 253-272-0809, www.tacomaphilharmonic.org

Dia de los Muertos at TAM

It’s that time of year again: Ofrendas, a huge tapete and skull decorating at Tacoma Art Museum. Activities noon-5 p.m. Nov. 1, free, 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. 253-272-4258, www.tacomaartmuseum.org

Cappy Thompson goes solo at Traver Gallery

Cappy Thompson, the glass artist whose enormous wall graces the lobby of the Museum of Glass shows new work in “Dreamscapes: Heaven and Earth” at Traver. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday through Nov. 8. Free. Traver Gallery, 1821 E Dock St. #100, Tacoma. 253-383-3685, www.travergallery.com

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