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Critic’s Picks: Tacoma Symphony, “Shark Tale,” Barefoot Collective and Rumi at The Priory

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on Nov. 19, 2010 at 6:04 am with No Comments »
November 8, 2010 2:06 pm

Tacoma Symphony at the Rialto

Janet Sung and Mendelssohn are the stars of this weekend’s Tacoma Symphony Orchestra program. The young violinist virtuoso plays the composer’s famous concerto; also on the program are Ravel’s haunting “Tombeau de Couperin” and Beethoven’s exuberant Symphony no. 7, all in the beautiful acoustics of the Rialto. 2:30 p.m. Nov. 21. $12-$62. Rialto Theater, 310 S. 9th St., Tacoma. 253-591-5894, www.tacomasymphony.org

Click Flick: “Shark Tale”

This month’s free Click Family Flick at the Grand Cinema is the 2004 animated “Shark Tale,” about a little fish with big dreams and big adventures. Doors open 10 a.m., screening 10:30 a.m. Free to first 100 people. The Grand Cinema, 606 S. Fawcett Ave., Tacoma. 253-593-4474, www.grandcinema.com

Barefoot Collective’s “Footfalls”

The third annual “Footfalls” concert by local contemporary dance group The Barefoot Collective features work by choreographers Katie Stricker, Michael Hoover and guest artists BQDanza. There’s even a pre-show lecture demonstration as part of Art at Work month. 8 p.m. Nov. 19, 20. $15/$12. Studio 3, Broadway Center, 915 Broadway, Tacoma. 206-745-0492, www.brownpapertickets.com

Rumi at priory

The most popular poet in 21st-century America is, say some, a 13th-century Islamic poet. That would be Rumi, the Sufi mystic who penned profound and light-hearted meditations on love and God; and you can explore his work at a workshop and performance at Lacey’s Priory Spirituality Center featuring storyteller Beth Amsbary and musician Patrick Shaw. Workshop 9:15 a.m.-noon; performance 1:30 p.m. $60 for both/$10 concert only. St. Placid Priory, 500 College St., NE, Lacey. 360-438-2595, www.stplacid.org

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