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Critic’s Picks: Click Flick, Persian Poetry, Russian music at Lakewold Gardens and Poet Laureate reads at the library

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on June 18, 2010 at 6:09 am with No Comments »
June 10, 2010 1:11 pm

Click Flick: “Free Willy”

The Click Family Flick at the Grand this month is the heart-wrenching orca tale, “Free Willy.” June 19, doors open 10 a.m., screening 10:30 a.m. Free, first 100 people only. The Grand Cinema, 608 S. Fawcett Ave., Tacoma. 253-572-6062, www.grandcinema.com

Persian poetry on the summer solstice

Celebrate the longest day of the year (if not the warmest) with an evening of Persian poetry, food, wine and music. A fundraiser for United for Peace Pierce County, the evening is set in a North-end rose garden, and features Rick Steves’ cinematographer Abdi Sami. 6-9 p.m. June 21. $30. 420 N. 4th St., Tacoma. 253-756-7519, www.ufppc.org

Russian chamber music at Lakewold

Second City Chamber Series kicks off its summer concerts at Lakewold Gardens with Russian music by Rachmanoninov and Shostakovich played by Brittany Boulding (violin), Julian Schwarz (cello) and Natalya Ageyeva (piano). Bring a picnic. 7:30 p.m. June 24. $32/$29 seniors/$10 students/free for under-18. Lakewold Gardens, 12317 Gravelly Lake Drive SW, Lakewood. 253-572-TUNE, www.scchamberseries.org

Poet Laureate reading

Tammy Robacker, Tacoma’s third Poet Laureate, gives her first public reading along with this year’s finalists, the two former Laureates and school Poetry Out Loud finalist Madison Hamel. 7 p.m. June 24. Free. Tacoma Public Library Main Branch, 1102 Tacoma Ave. S., Tacoma. 253-591-5666, www.tacomapubliclibrary.org, www.tammyrobacker.com

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