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Critic’s Picks: Gig Harbor Film Fest, Tacoma Art Museum tapete, Tacoma Concert Band and Art Chantry at Fulcrum

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on Oct. 14, 2011 at 6:46 am with No Comments »
October 7, 2011 9:49 am

Gig Harbor Film Fest

The annual Gig Harbor Film Festival runs this weekend, featuring a gala appearance by Julie Andrews plus features and shorts by regional, national and international filmmakers. October 14-16. $40 3-day pass, $75 gala or $8/$6 per film. Galaxy Theatre Uptown, 4649 Point Fosdick Drive NW, Gig Harbor. www.gigharborfilmfestival.org

Tacoma Art Museum tapetes

This Sunday, watch artists Fulgencio Lazo and Jose Orantes install two giant tapetes (sand paintings) on the floor of the museum’s lobby area in honor of Dia de los Muertos, coming up at the end of this month. Schools and community groups will also install individual ofrendas (altars) to honor lost loved ones. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 16. $10/$8/free for five and under. Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. 253-272-4258, www.tacomaartmuseum.org

Tacoma Concert Band

Following on the heels of a very successful European tour this summer, the Tacoma Concert Band is playing a concert of the music they performed for enthusiastic Czechs, Austrians and Hungarians: “From Prague to Budapest.” 2:30 p.m. Oct. 16. $16-$34. Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma. 253-591-5894, www.broadwaycenter.org, www.tacomaconcertband.org

ArtWalk includes Art Chantry speaking about art

This month’s third Thursday ArtWalk, in addition to free museums and late-opening galleries, includes a talk by local poster legend Art Chantry at an exhibition of his work at Fulcrum Gallery. Find out how Chantry does his gritty, in-your-face graphics and why he’s been the design darling of everyone from indie punk to alt theater. 6 p.m. Oct. 20. Free. Fulcrum, 1308 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Tacoma. 253-250-0520, www.fulcrumtacoma.com, also www.artwalktacoma.com


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