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Critic’s Picks: “Magic Flute” in Seattle, Tacoma Concert Band’s “Fiesta,” Family Day at Museum of Glass and Chihuly at Traver

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on May 6, 2011 at 6:17 am |
May 1, 2011 10:19 pm

“The Magic Flute” and free Flute-apalooza with Seattle Opera

In celebration of its production of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute,” which opens Saturday, Seattle Opera is hosting a free community Open House this Saturday, including live flute choir performances and opera arias in costume, a treasure hunt, games and a kazoo orchestra. 10 a.m., noon for guided tours (reserve online), 11:15 a.m.-noon for performances, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. other activities. Free. “The Magic Flute” runs May 7-21, tickets from $25. McCaw Hall, Seattle Center, 321 Mercer St., Seattle. 206-389-7676, www.seattleopera.org

Tacoma Concert Band’s “Fiesta”

The Tacoma Concert Band will end its current season with a concert of music from both sides of the border, including Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess,” euphonium soloist Jason Gilliam playing “Harlequin” and more. 7:30 p.m. May 7. From $15/free for under 16 with paid adult. Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma. 253-591-5894, www.tacomaconcertband.org, www.broadwaycenter.org

Museum of Glass Family Day

This Saturday is Family Day at the Museum of Glass, where for the price of admission visitors get dance performances by Dance Theatre Northwest, and the chance to work with artist Jennifer Adams on creating Mother’s Day cards and corsages. 1-4 p.m. May 7. $12/$10/$5/free for five and under. 1801 Dock St., Tacoma. 866-4-MUSEUM, www.museumofglass.org

Dale Chihuly at Traver Gallery

New glass art by Dale Chihuly will be on view in a show opening this Saturday at Traver Gallery. The Tacoma-born, internationally-famous glass artist will show his new cylinder series (“Silvered Blanket,” “White Cylinder” and “Soft Cylinder”) as well as earlier work. Opening reception 4-7 p.m. May 7, then 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday through July 24. Traver Gallery, 1821 Dock St., Tacoma. 253-383-3685, www.travergallery.com

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