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Critic’s Picks: “Animals” at Tacoma Art Museum, kids concerts with Tacoma Philharmonic, “Peter and the Wolf” at UPS and TAM, Iskandar at Traver Gallery

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on Jan. 22, 2010 at 6:49 am with No Comments »
January 20, 2010 10:05 am


Elizabeth Sandvig, "Peaceable Kingdom at Night." Photo courtesy Tacoma Art Museum


Animals on the walls at TAM

As well as an animal-themed concert, Tacoma Art Museum opens an animal-themed art exhibit tomorrow, “The Secret Language of Animals.” Opens 5:30-8 p.m. Jan. 23, then Sundays noon-5 p.m., Wed-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., third Thursdays 10 a.m.-8 p.m. through June 27. $9/$8/free for five and under and third Thursdays. 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. 253-272-4258, www.tacomaartmuseum.org

Teddy Bears’ Concert

Kids under seven will enjoy singing along with Lisa and Linda at “The Teddy Bears’ Musical Picnic,” a classical kids’ concert presented by Tacoma Philharmonic. Bring your own stuffed animal, too. 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Jan. 23. $5. Theatre on the Square, 915 Broadway, Tacoma. 253-272-0809, www.tacomaphilharmonic.org

“Peter and the Wolf,” times two

Two local groups are playing the Prokofiev favorite “Peter and the Wolf” this Saturday. The Tacoma Youth Symphony combines it with other symphonic works like “The Sabre Dance”, while the Northwest Sinfonietta Quintet is accompanied by narrator Marilyn Strickland and also plays “Carnival of the Animals”. TYS: 3 p.m. Jan. 23, $10/$5. Schneebeck Hall, University of Puget Sound, North 15th Street and North Union Avenue, Tacoma. 253-879-3419, www.pugetsound.edu. NWS: 5:30 p.m. Jan. 23, $15/$10. Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. 253-272-4258, www.tacomaartmuseum.org

Danish glass at Traver

Danish glass artist Jeannet Iskandar has her first U.S. solo show at Traver Gallery, featuring sculpture that melds filigree swirls of glass into a bouquet of light. Tue.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. through Feb. 7. Free. 1821 Dock St #100, Tacoma. 253-383-3685, www.travergallery.com

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