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Critic’s Picks: Bumbershoot, “Sleuth” at TLT, TAM curator talk on prints and American Art Co.

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on Sep. 3, 2010 at 6:54 am |
August 30, 2010 2:55 pm

Music, art, theatre and more at Bumbershoot

Seattle’s arts mega-fest Bumbershoot is way more than just bands and music. The dance line-up includes the dancers with disabilities of Axis Dance, the hip hop 605 Collective and the Ricochet acrobats; visual art features counterculture comics and a street art show; onstage there’s Theatersports, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” and much more. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sept. 4-6. $22-$450. Seattle Center, Seattle. bumbershoot.org

Tacoma Little Theatre does “Sleuth”

TLT’s season opens with this Tony-award-winning whodunnit by Anthony Shaffer: Two rival mystery writers plot murder and revenge in a cozy English country house. $15-$24. 210 N. I St., Tacoma. 253-272-2281, www.tacomalittletheatre.com

TAM curator talk on Japanese prints

Hear Tacoma Art Museum curator Zoe Donnell talk about “Edo to Tacoma,” TAM’s new exhibit of its extensive collection of Japanese woodblock prints, then check out the galleries. 10:30 a.m. Sept. 8. Free with admission: $9/$8/free for under-five. 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. 253-272-4258, www.tacomaartmuseum.org

Painting and quilts at American Art Co

New work at American Art Co downtown includes the tranquil impressionist landscapes of Neil Andersson (former guitarist in Pearl Django), geometric art quilts by Janet Steadman and flowery pastels by Barbara Benedetti Newton. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Free.1126 Broadway, Tacoma. 253-272-4327, www.americanartco.com

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