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Critic’s Picks: Tacoma City Ballet, Barefoot Dance, D.A.S.H. Showtime and Vietnam vet play reading

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on Feb. 26, 2010 at 6:43 am with No Comments »
March 1, 2010 9:08 am

Tacoma City Ballet’s “Fingers and Toes”

In collaboration with guitarist Neil Anderssen’s band Malibu Manouche, Tacoma City Ballet’s new performance “Fingers and Toes” choreographs to the band’s new album of surf-toned jazz. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27. $10. Jan Collum ballroom, Merlino Building, 508 S. 6th Ave., Tacoma. 253-272-4219, www.tacomacityballet.com

Barefoot Dance Film Night

A casual evening of short dance-based art films by local artists, hosted by the Barefoot Collective. 8 p.m. March 1. $5, hot drinks, popcorn and cushions provided. Studio B, Tacoma City Ballet, Merlino Building, 508 S. 6th Ave., Tacoma. 253-272-4219, www.barefootcollective.org

Showtime at the D.A.S.H. center

In honor of Black History Month, the D.A.S.H. center for singing and dance tuition on the Hilltop is holding a city-wide talent show in the style of Harlem’s world-famous Apollo Theater, where the audience’s reaction decides who stays and judges decide the winners. 8 p.m. tonight. $10. Mt. Tahoma High School Auditorium, 4634 S. 74th St., Tacoma. 253-507-9466, www.thedashcenter.org

NPA play reading on Vietnam vets

“Last of the Boys,” a staged reading of Pulitzer-nominated Steven Dietz play on Vietnam vets coming to terms with their views on war, is a collaboration between Northwest Playwrights’ Alliance and University of Puget Sound. Donations to benefit the Dragoon Raiders Soldier and Family Fund. 7:30 p.m. March 3 at Stonegate Club, 5421 S. Tacoma Way; 7:30 p.m. March 4 at Wheelock Student Center, University of Puget Sound, 1500 N. Warner St.; 9:30 p.m. March 5 at Tacoma Little Theatre, 210 North I St., Tacoma. 253-879-3330, www.northwestplaywrights.org

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