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Critic’s picks: Barefoot “Extension” dance, the Telephone Room gallery, MOVE! by MLKBallet and ArtWalk

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on June 11, 2010 at 6:10 am with No Comments »
June 8, 2010 10:12 am

“Extension” at Barefoot

The Barefoot Dance Collective is inviting companies from around the country to perform in their contemporary dance event “Extension.” Puget Sound companies include Stone Dance Collective, Northwest Dance Syndrome, Tindance, and Stimulate Dance; plus Somebodies Dance Theater from San Diego and Donna Davenport from New York. 8 p.m. tonight and June 12. $12/$15. Merlino Arts Center, 508 6th Ave., Tacoma. 253-777-8728, www.barefootcollective.org

New work at the Telephone Room gallery

A collector-mania installation by Julie Rivera, a reworked chandelier by Ben Hirschkoff and playful garden sculpture by Nicholas Nyland make up the June show at the world’s second-smallest gallery, the Telephone Room. 6-9 p.m. tonight, then by appointment. Free. 3710 N. 7th St., Tacoma. thetelephoneroom@gmail.com, www.thetelephoneroom.blogspot.com

MOVE! dance at Squeak and Squawk

As part of the indie rock Squeak and Squawk festival on this weekend at New Frontier Lounge, MLKBallet will present their latest MOVE! contemporary dance showcase, with live music by Goldfinch, Travis Barker and Olivia de la Cruz. 8 p.m. June 12. $5. New Frontier Lounge upstairs, 301 E. 25th St., Tacoma. 253-906-2190, www.brownpapertickets.com

ArtWalk next Thursday

Next Thursday’s ArtWalk includes Davide Salvadore’s miniature glass lutes at Traver gallery, Sumi-e painting at Mineral and Jeremy Mangan at Fulcrum. 5-8 p.m. June 17. Free including museums. Various galleries and museums. www.artwalktacoma.com

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