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Critic’s Picks: Chris Sharp at Mineral, “The Hobbit” with puppets, Asian tea ceremony with APCC and “Young Victoria” at The Grand Cinema

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on Jan. 8, 2010 at 6:16 am with No Comments »
January 6, 2010 10:19 am


New work by Chris Sharp. Photo courtesy Mineral.
New work by Chris Sharp. Photo courtesy Mineral.

Chris Sharp’s “Tiny” at Mineral



Tacoma painter Chris Sharp shows new small works to highlight the artistic process in “Tiny: New Works by Chris Sharp”, including flip-stacks of studies clipped to the walls. Noon-5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday through Feb. 2; artist reception 5-8 p.m. Jan. 21. Free. Mineral Gallery, 301 Puyallup Ave. #A, Tacoma. 253-250-7745, www.lisakinoshita.com

“The Hobbit,” with puppets

Like “The Lord of the Rings”? Then you’ll love Théâtre Sans Fils’ production of “The Hobbit,” featuring 50 life-size puppets including a 25-foot-long dragon, 10-foot-high trolls, giant spiderwebs and more, all to tell the well-known story by J.R.R. Tolkien. 7:30 p.m. tonight. $29/$19/$9. Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma. 253-591-5894, www.broadwaycenter.org

Asian Tea Ceremony

Experience the art and culture of the tea ceremony from different Asian traditions in the Asia Pacific Cultural Center’s monthly tea event. 10 a.m. Jan. 9. $10. Fircrest Community Center, 555 Contra Costa Rd., Fircrest. 253-383-3900, www.asiapacificculturalcenter.org

“Young Victoria” in new theater at The Grand

The Grand Cinema has a brand new theater: Check it out by seeing Emily Blunt in the title role of period drama “Young Victoria,” directed by Jean-Marc Vallée. Call for screening times. $8.50/$6.50. 606 S. Fawcett Ave., Tacoma. 253-572-6062, www.grandcinema.com

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