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Critic’s Picks: Cirque Mechanics, Speakeasy circus, MOVE dance and Stadium Art and Wine Walk

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on Oct. 1, 2010 at 6:43 am |
September 23, 2010 9:45 am

Cirque Mechanics at the Pantages

Cirque Mechanics of “Birdhouse Factory” fame are back in town with a world premiere opening tonight: “Boomtown,” circus set in the Gold Rush era. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1 and 2. $28/$38/$48/$64. Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma. 253-591-5894, www.broadwaycenter.org

Speakeasy circus

Circus gets kooky at the Speakeasy Arts Cooperative late tonight, with local bands and DJs, performers from Seattle’s SANCA circus school and guest artists unleashing the dark side of circus. 9 p.m.-3 a.m. tonight. $10 (ages 21+). Speakeasy Arts Cooperative, 543 Broadway, Tacoma. 253-426-5704, www.speakeasyartscooperative.com

MOVE! dance show #17

The dancers at MLKBallet bring the 17th MOVE! show this weekend, featuring local dancers and students, with proceeds benefitting the tuition-free downtown ballet school. 7 p.m. Oct. 1, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Oct. 2. $15 at door/$11 advance/$7 SOTA students. School of the Arts Theater, 1119 Commerce St., Tacoma. www.brownpapertickets.com

Stadium Art and Wine Walk

Check out local art and international wine at the annual Stadium district Art and Wine Walk, with 21 wine locations, nine food locations and artists like Mindy Barker, Diane Hansen and Anne deMille Flood. $25 ticket ($35 at door) includes 10 wine tastes, hors d’oeuvres and commemorative wine glass. 4-8 p.m. Oct. 2. Begins at Stadium High School theater, 111 N. E St., Tacoma. 253-381-7447, www.stadiumartandwinewalk.com

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