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Critic’s Picks: CinemaGig, “Cats” at Tacoma Musical Playhouse, Sendak art at the Puyallup Library and Harold Balazs at Museum of Northwest Art

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on July 8, 2011 at 6:02 am with No Comments »
July 12, 2011 9:19 am

CinemaGig in Gig Harbor

Watch movies for free under the stars in Gig Harbor with Cinema Gig on Fridays at Donkey Creek Park and Saturday nights at Skansie Park through summer. This Friday it’s “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” with “Despicable Me” on Saturday. Begins at dusk. Free. Donkey Creek Park, 8714 N. Harborview Dr., Gig Harbor/Skansie Brothers Park, 3207 HarborviewDr., Gig Harbor. 253-857-4842, www.gigharborguide.co

“Cats” comes to Tacoma Musical Playhouse

Mungojerrie, Rumpleteazer and all the other Jellicle cats come out to play on the stage at Tacoma Musical Playhouse in a production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber classic musical “Cats,” based on T.S. Eliot’s poetry. Opens 8 p.m. tonight, then 8 p.m. July 99, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 and 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday through July 31. All ages. $27/$25/$20. 7116 6th Ave., Tacoma. 253-565-6867, www.tmp.org

Maurice Sendak art at South Hill library

An exhibit of artwork by Maurice Sendak, author of “Where the Wild Things Are,” opens this Saturday at the South Hill library, with kickoff party including meeting a “wild thing” and One World Taiko ensemble. 10:30 a.m. opening; 11 a.m. taiko July 9; exhibit open through Aug. 19. Free. South Hill Pierce County Library, 15420 Meridian E., Puyallup. 253-848-8686, www.piercecountylibrary.org

Harold Balazs at Museum of Northwest Art

A new retrospective of work by Spokane artist and “living legend” Harold Balazs at the Museum of Northwest Art in La Conner includes his Asian-inspired concrete sculpture (similar to ones in Tacoma’s Bicentennial Pavilion and University Place’s Key Bank) plus work in wood, metal, paint, lead, clay, stucco, paper, neon and found objects. 1 p.m. July 9 artist talk, 2-5 p.m. opening reception; then open noon-5 p.m. Sunday-Monday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday through Oct. 2. $5/44/$2/free for under-12. 121 S. First Street, La Conner.  360-466-4446, www.museumofnwart.org

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