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Critic’s Picks: Tacoma Opera, TMP’s “Junie B. Jones,” baskets at Sandpiper and clay at the Art Stop

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on Nov. 6, 2009 at 6:49 am with No Comments »
November 3, 2009 10:52 pm

Tacoma Opera gets silly with Donizetti

Boy meets girl, they sing a lot of high notes and everyone leaves happy. Donizetti’s “Daughter of the Regiment” isn’t big on plot but it sure sounds good, and this weekend Tacoma Opera opens their season with two performances. 8 p.m. Nov. 6, 2 p.m. Nov. 8. $25-$62. Rialto Theater, 310 S. 9th St., Tacoma. 253-627-7789, www.tacomaopera.com
“Junie B. Jones” comes to TMP

If you’ve ever had a messy kindergartener, a well-meaning first grader or a sassy second grader, you’ll know about Junie B. Jones. Tacoma Musical Playhouse brings the kids’ book character to life in “Junie B. Jones and a little Monkey Business.” 2 p.m. Nov. 7, 8, 14 and 15. $15/$13/$10. 7116 6th Ave., Tacoma. 253- 565-5857, www.tmp.org


Sculptural baskets at Sandpiper

Tacoma basket artist Jill Nordfors Clark, recently in a prominent group show at Bellevue Art Museum, shows her delicate Native-inspired work at Sandpiper Gallery, along with Erica Nordfors Applewhite. Reception 5-7 p.m. tonight, then noon-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday through Nov. 30. Free. 2221 N. 30th St., Tacoma. 253-627-6667

Washington Clay Arts at The Art Stop

Thirty-two of Washington’s clay artists show at a juried exhibition at The Art Stop, with work ranging from bowls to abstract to the surreal. 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday and until 8 p.m. third Thursdays through November. Free. Inside Leroy Jewelers at 940 Broadway, Tacoma. 253-274-1630

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