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Critic’s picks: “The Laramie Project” at SPSCC, Proctor Arts Fest, TCC Summer Orchestra and “Arcadia” at TAM

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on Aug. 6, 2010 at 6:24 am |
August 2, 2010 11:27 pm

“The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later” at SPSCC

Eight years after the South Puget Sound Community College Drama Department hosted “The Laramie Project,” a play about community reaction to the lynching of gay Wyoming student Matthew Shepard, the play returns as “The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later,” revisiting the community still struggling with the legacy. 8 p.m. Aug. 6, 7, 12, 13, 14; 2 p.m. Aug. 8 and 15. $15/$10/pay-what-you-can Aug. 12. Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts, 2011 Mottman Rd. SW, Olympia. 360-753-8586, www.olytix.org, www.spscc.ctc.edu

Proctor Arts Fest

The 14th annual Proctor Arts Fest offers all the usual fun stuff this year: craft vendors, local musicians like Reilly and Maloney, art demonstrations from metal forging and spinning to pottery and ice carving, the Bite of Proctor, juried art show, puppet shows, a magician, a sidewalk store sale, and the annual Top Dog Contest and Parade. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 7 (also Aug. 6 for sidewalk sale). Free. North Proctor Street from North 25th to North 28th Streets, Tacoma. www.proctorartsfest.com

Open-Air Orchestra at TCC

The Tacoma Community College Summer Orchestra concert features a band of players who come together just for this – an annual free open-air concert with good music like “Procession of the Sardar” by Ippolitov-Ivanov and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony no. 2. 11 a.m. Aug. 7. Free. Campus green between buildings 11 and 27, Tacoma Community College, 6501 S. 19th St., Tacoma. 253-460-4374, www.tacomacc.edu

“Arcadia” at the Art Museum

Alt-theater company Shakespeare in the Parking Lot presents Tom Stoppard’s award-winning tragicomic dram “Arcadia,” which juxtaposes the 19th and 20th centuries while exploring parallel relationships in them. 2 p.m. Aug. 8, 22. $15/$10/$5. Ages 12 and up. Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. www.tacomaartmuseum.org, www.sitpl.org

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