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Critic’s Picks: Tacoma poetry walk, Sandpiper Gallery, Jazz Port Townsend and Second City Chamber Series at Lakewold Gardens

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on July 22, 2011 at 6:07 am |
July 15, 2011 11:09 am

Tacoma Poetry Walk

Following on from the recently published Downtown On the Go Walk Tacoma maps, local poet Luke Smiraldo will lead a poetry walk around the brewery district, stopping at various locations to allow participants to write about their surroundings and take in the urban landscape. Journals, water and snacks supplied. Noon today. Free. Starts at University of Washington staircase, 1900 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. RSVP by July 18 to 253-682-1739 or dotg@tacomachamber.org

Shakov and Wooten at Sandpiper

Tacoma husband and wife team Valdimir Shakov and Chris Wooten show individual work at Sandpiper: Shakov’s silver gelatin photographs of shimmer-draped female forms, and Wooten’s “Memories of Trees” sculptures, woven with wire, beads and found material. Opening reception 2-5 p.m. July 23, then noon-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday through Sept. 3. Free. Sandpiper Gallery, 2221 N. 30th St., Tacoma. 253-627-6667

Jazz Port Townsend

Directed by jazz bassist John Clayton, this is at 35 years one of the nation’s longest-running festivals. This year features the Gerald Clayton trio, Sunny Wilkinson, Benny Green, Stefon Harris Paquito D’Rivera and the Centrum Faculty All-Star Big Band. July 23-31. $18-$133. Various venues, Port Townsend. 800-746-1982, www.centrum.org

Second City goes to Esterhaza

Second City Chamber Series’ final concert at Lakewold Gardens features music of the 18th-century court at Esterhaza (Mozart, Haydn and Eichner), played by string quartet Janis Upshall, Blayne Barnes, Mary Manning and Diane Tremaine-Kogle. 7:30 p.m. July 28. $32/$29/$10. Lakewold Gardens, 12317 Gravelly Lake Drive SW, Lakewood. 253-572-TUNE, www.scchamberseries.org

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