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Critic’s Picks: “Canoe Way” documentary, “H.M.S. Pinafore” at Lakewood, Cary Grant at TOTS and new Telephone Room show

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on April 2, 2010 at 6:57 am |
March 25, 2010 11:59 am

“Canoe Way” film documents traditions

Locally-made independent film “Canoe Way: The Sacred Journey” documents the culture and spirituality of Coast Salish people. A Q-and-A with filmmakers Mark Celletti and Robert Satiacum, son of Chief Robert “Bob” Satiacum, follows the screening at 6:30 p.m. tonight. Free. Tahoma Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 1115 South 56th Street, Tacoma. 253-474-4646, www.tuuc-wa.org, www.canoeway.org

Lakewood Playhouse does “Pinafore”

Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic operetta “H.M.S. Pinafore,” about a wacky ship’s crew and a sailor who loves the captain’s daughter, gets a superbly silly dusting off at Lakewood Playhouse. 8 p.m. Fri-Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. through April 25. $24/$21/$18/$16. Lakewood Playhouse, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd. SW, Lakewood. 253-588-0042, www.lakewoodplayhouse.org

Carey Grant film at TOTS

In collaboration with The Grand Cinema, the Broadway Center presents the Cary Grant Screwball Film Festival. This weekend the show’s “His Girl Friday,” about a newspaper editor pitted against his ace reporter ex-wife. Pre-show lecture 7 p.m., screening 7:30 p.m.. $9. Theatre on the Square, 915 Broadway, Tacoma. 253-591-5894, www.broadwaycenter.org

Ellen Ito and Jennifer Peters at the Telephone Room

In “Trace Evidence,” up this week at tiny house gallery The Telephone Room, local artists Jennifer Peters and Ellen Ito explore ideas of territory and trespassing through an installation of photos of museum trash. Opens 6-9 p.m. tonight, then by appointment through April 30. Free. Telephone Room, 3710 N. 7th St., Tacoma. thetelephoneroom@gmail.com, www.thetelephoneroom.blogspot.com

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