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Critic’s Picks: “Porgy” at Seattle Opera, Colby at Flow gallery, Tacoma’s Ethnic Fest and Johnson at Viceroy

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on July 29, 2011 at 6:56 am |
July 22, 2011 9:58 am

“Porgy and Bess” in Seattle

This weekend sees the opening of Seattle Opera’s production of “Porgy and Bess,” the seminal American opera by jazz master George Gershwin that includes favorites like “Summertime” and “It ain’t necessarily so.” Starring Gordon Hawkins as Porgy and Lisa Daltirus as Bess. 6:30 p.m. July 30, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 3, 6, 10, 12 and 20; 2 p.m. Aug. 14.

From $25. Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, Seattle Center, Seattle. 800.426.1619, www.seattleopera.org

Colby prints at Flow

Respected printmaker Bill Colby shows new work at Flow: the “Helix” series of intricately blended woodcut patterns in bright watercolors. Also on view are art necklaces by Jan Karroll. Open by appointment through August. Flow gallery, 301 Puyallup Ave #A, Tacoma. 253-255-4675

Ethnic Fest brings world cultures to Wright Park

This weekend the 25th Ethnic Fest brings the usual array of international cultures to downtown Tacoma. Family-friendly, the festival includes two stages full of dance and music from Brazil, Ireland, Korea, Tahiti, Mexico and more, plus a Kid Zone with hands-on art activities and new sprayground, food vendors, craft booths and outdoor movie “Megamind” at dusk Saturday. Noon-8 p.m. July 30-31. Free. Wright Park, 208 S. I St., Tacoma. www.metroparkstacoma.org

Circles of paint at Viceroy

At downtown Tacoma’s Viceroy gallery, Kristin Johnson shows highly textural acrylics of endlessly swirled paint circles, melding between colors like a nebula. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday through Aug. 17. Free. Viceroy/Office GO Architects, 711 Court A #100, Tacoma. 253-572-9818


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