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Critic’s Picks: Rainier Arts Fest at Ashford, 24-Hour Comics Day in Lakewood, Seattle Mandolin Orchestra in Tacoma and Tacoma Film Fest

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on Sep. 30, 2011 at 6:42 am |
September 22, 2011 10:45 pm

Rainier Arts Festival in Ashford

The fifth annual Rainier Arts Festival is on again in Ashford, with live music, art, food and activities for all ages at the foot of Mt. Rainier. Sept. 30-Oct. 2. Free. Whittaker’s Basecamp, 30027 SR 706 E., Ashford. www.rainierarts.com

24-Hour Comics Day

Locals join cartoon artists all over the world in 24-Hour Comics Day, a challenge to create 24 pages of comics in 24 hours. Drop in and see them scribble – or do it yourself. From 10 a.m. Oct. 1. Free. Comic Book Ink, 2510 S. 24th Suites 15A-B, Lakewood. 253-761-4651, www.comicbookink.com

Seattle Mandolin Orchestra at the library

Hear the glowing twangs of the entire mandolin family – mandolin, mandola, mandocello and mandobass – in a free performance of Italian repertoire by the Seattle Mandolin Orchestra this weekend. 2 p.m. Oct. 2. Free. Tacoma Public Library main branch, 1102 Tacoma Ave. S., Tacoma. 253-591-5666, www.tacomapubliclibrary.org

Tacoma Film Fest begins

The Grand Cinema, Tacoma Art Museum, SOTA, UPS, UWT, Annie Wright school, the Blue Mouse and Theatre on the Square all play host to the Tacoma Film Festival, featuring indie features, documentaries, comedies and shorts for one week, along with director visits and workshops. Oct. 6-13. Single tickets $8.50/$6.50. For venues, other ticket prices and schedule, get a brochure from The Grand Cinema, 606 S. Fawcett Ave., Tacoma, 253-572-6062 or at www.tacomafilmfestival.com


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