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Critic’s Picks: Orr plays organ, the St. Olaf Orchestra play the Pantages, free dance and film at ArtWalk and TAM turns 75

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on Oct. 15, 2010 at 6:10 am with No Comments »
October 8, 2010 11:12 am

Organ concert for American Cancer Society

Jeff Orr, organist at Mason United Methodist Church, and cellist Stuart Hake will play a concert this weekend to honor cancer victims and survivors. The program includes Mendelssohn’s fourth organ sonata and Reubke’s Sonata on Psalm 94, with a foyer show by the Proctor Art Gallery. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16. Suggested donation to American Cancer Society. Mason United Methodist Church, 2710 N. Madison St., Tacoma. 253-759-3539, www.masonumc.org

St. Olaf Orchestra plays the Pantages

In a concert to benefit the Tacoma Youth Symphony, the St. Olaf Orchestra from Minnesota will play a concert this weekend at the Pantages. Known from the PBS show “St. Olaf Christmas Festival” and Garrison Keilor’s “Prairie Home Companion,” the orchestra will perform Mahler’s Symphony no. 1, plus Mozart and Barber. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16. $19/$29/$42. Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma. 253-591-5894, www.broadwaycenter.org, www.stolaf.edu

ArtWalk: indie and dance film, and real dance

This month’s free Third Thursday ArtWalk in downtown Tacoma includes more than late-opening galleries and free museums. At the Museum of Glass Theater, “Dance on Film!” is a looping evening of 20-minute innovative film about dance from local and national filmmakers. From 7 p.m. Oct. 21. Free. MoG, 1801 Dock St., Tacoma. 866-4-MUSEUM, www.museumofglass.org. At the Washington State History Museum, a monthly series of indie films from PBS’ “Independent Lens” kicks off with “Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian” exploring cinematic portrayals of Native Americans. 6 p.m. Oct. 21. Free. WSHM, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. 253-272-3500, www.washingtonhistory.org. There’s also dance in Tollefson Plaza: “Thick,” a piece by Carla Barragan on the Gulf oil spill, at 6 p.m. ArtWalk runs 5-8 p.m. Oct. 21. Free. Various venues. www.artwalktacoma.com

Happy 75th, Tacoma Art Museum

TAM is turning 75, and to celebrate the museum is opening doors on Oct. 21 for just 75c entry until ArtWalk free entry at 5 p.m. Visitors can check out the new “Mighty Tacoma” exhibit of Tacoma photographs by regional artists, have their own portraits taken and added to the show, appear on a seven-minute video and create their own Tacoma postcard. After 5 p.m., get a Mighty Tacoma locally-brewed beer and a VIP Tacoma-wide discount pass. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 21. Entry 75c, free after 5 p.m. 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. 253-272-4258, www.tacomaartmuseum.org

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