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Critic’s Picks: TSO “Messiah,” Click Flick, Fisher at Mineral and the Christmas Revels

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on Dec. 17, 2010 at 6:50 am |
December 13, 2010 11:52 am

Tacoma Symphony  does “Messiah”

Hear all the favorite choruses (“Hallelujah”) and arias (“The Trumpet Shall Sound”) in Handel’s Christmas oratorio, “Messiah,” sung by the Tacoma Symphony Chorus with the orchestra accompanying. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17. $25. St. Charles Borromeo Church, 7112 S. 12th St., Tacoma. 253-591-5894, www.broadwaycenter.org, www.tacomasymphony.org

Click Flick: “A Christmas Story”

The monthly free Click Family Flick at the Grand Cinema this weekend is 1980s classic “A Christmas Story.” Doors open 10 a.m., screening 10:30 a.m. Dec. 18. Free to first 100 people. The Grand Cinema, 606 S. Fawcett Ave., Tacoma. 253-593-4474, www.grandcinema.com

Fisher’s glowing images at Mineral

Musician and multimedia artist John Fisher merges drawing algorithms and computer animation with photographs of Tacoma and Seattle, illuminating daily life with a blur of electronic light. Noon-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and by appointment through January. Free. Mineral, 301 Puyallup Ave. #A, Tacoma. 253-250-7745, www.lisakinoshita.com

Joy and song for the Christmas Revels

The annual folk song-and-dance production of the Christmas Revels is this year set in Victorian England, the grandparent of our own festivity with familiar old carols, music hall sauciness and general glee. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18; 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Dec. 19; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21 and 22. $11-$26. Rialto Theater, 310 S. 9th St., Tacoma. 253-591-5894, www.broadwaycenter.org, www.pugetsoundrevels.org

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