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Critic’s Picks: Northwest Sinfonietta does romance, Jef Gunn at Traver, Rosalind Bell’s “Tootie Pie,” Sister Cities film fest

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on Feb. 12, 2010 at 6:35 am |
February 10, 2010 12:07 pm
Lambroula Pappas, who'll be singing Mozart arias with the Northwest Sinfonietta this weekend. Photo courtesy Northwest Sinfonietta.

Northwest Sinfonietta is “Romancing the Muse”

The Northwest Sinfonietta gets the jump on Valentine’s Day with a concert of romantic Mozart arias sung by soprano Lambroula Pappas, plus a string version of Mahler’s wistful Fourth Symphony. 7:30 p.m. tonight (Seattle) and Feb. 13 (Tacoma.) $19-$49. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle/Rialto Theater, 310 S. 9th St., Tacoma. 800-291-7593, www.nwsinfonietta.org

Jef Gunn’s wilderness at Traver

The opening at Traver Gallery this weekend is Portland artist Jef Gunn (((CQ))), whose work brings out the shape and color of wilderness in a variety of media including painting, print, photography and mixed-media. 2-5 p.m. Feb. 13, then 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tue-Sat, noon-5 p.m. Sun. through Mar. 7. Free. Traver Gallery, 1821 E. Dock St. #100, Tacoma. 253-383-3685, www.travergallery.com

Rosalind Bell film screening on KCTS

This Sunday KCTS-TV is screening “Tootie Pie” by Rosalind Bell, a local playwright and director, as part of a series of screenings for Black History Month. The play, adapted to film, follows Tootie Pie and Claressa growing up in the American South of the 1960s. 4:45 p.m. Feb. 14 on KCTS 9. Information: kcts9.org/tvschedule/highlights#bhm, www.tootiepiethemovie.com

Sister Cities Film Fest

The annual Sister Cities International Film Festival is on again at the Blue Mouse movie theater. This year the food part is dropped, but the films are still good: Next Thursday it’s “Noodle,” about an Israeli flight attendant who must reunite a young Chinese boy with his mother. 6:30 p.m. cultural events, 7:30 p.m. film Feb. 18, and every Thursday through April 8. $10. Blue Mouse Theatre, 2611 N. Proctor St., Tacoma. 253-752-9500, www.sistercityfilmfest.org

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