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Critic’s Picks: Preservation Hall Jazz/Trey McIntyre, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Bach’s “Musical Offering” and Sister Cities Film Fest in Israel

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on April 8, 2011 at 6:19 am |
April 5, 2011 11:21 am

Preservation Hall Jazz and Trey McIntyre

Traditional New Orleans jazz meets cutting-edge choreography in “Ma Maison,” a collaboration between the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Trey McIntyre Project with dancing, Mardi Gras skeletons. 7:30 p.m. tonight. $39/$59/$79. Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma. 253-591-5894, www.broadwaycenter.org

A Midsummer Night’s Ballet at PNB

Pacific Northwest Ballet brings back George Balanchine’s version of the Shakespeare comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” complete with mischievous fairies and gullible mortals. 7:30 p.m. April 8-9 and 14-16; 2 p.m. April 9, 16; 1 p.m April 17. From $27. McCaw Hall, Seattle Center, 321 Mercer St., Seattle. 206-441-2424, www.pnb.org

Bach’s “Musical Offering”

German harpsichordist Hans-Jürgen Schnoor, baroque violinist and leader of the Seattle Baroque Orchestra Ingrid Matthews and baroque flutist Jeffrey Cohan present a rare performance of J.S. Bach’s “The Musical Offering” plus Bach trio sonatas. 7:30 p.m. April 11. Suggested donation $20/$15/free for 18 and under. Grace Lutheran Church, 6202 S. Tyler St., Tacoma. 253-472-7105

“O Jerusalem” at Sister Cities Film Festival

The Sister Cities International Film Festival winds up with a trip to Israel. The film “O Jerusalem” explores the creation of Israel, while the Bridge Club String Quartet play traditional Israeli music before the screening and Israeli Assaf Nisenboym holds a post-film discussion. 6 p.m. doors open, 6:15 p.m. music, 7 p.m. film April 14. $10. Blue Mouse Theatre, 2611 N. Proctor St., Tacoma. 253-752-9500, www.bluemousetheatre.com, www.sistercityfilmfest.org


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