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Critic’s Picks: Flamenco at New Frontier, the Tacoma Symphony Chorus’ “Messiah,” Click Flick at the Grand Cinema and three “Nutcrackers”

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on Dec. 16, 2011 at 6:59 am |
December 8, 2011 10:04 pm

Tacoma Symphony Chorus sings “Messiah”

Hear the arias and choruses of Handel’s famous oratorio, sung by the Tacoma Symphony Chorus with Tacoma Symphony accompanying, and with soloists Denise Lees, Melissa Plagemann, James Brown and Benjamin Harris. 7:30 p.m. tonight. $25. St. Charles Borromeo Church, 7112 S. 12th St., Tacoma. 253-272-7264, www.tacomasymphony.org

Flamenco at New Frontier

The 3 Glorias: Flamenco en Vivo performs at the New Frontier tonight, featuring sultry Seattle dancer Savannah Fuentes, singer Jesus Montoya and Pedro Cortez on guitar. 9 p.m. tonight. 21 and over. $20. New Frontier Lounge, 301 E. 25th St., Tacoma. 253-572-4020, thenewfrontierlounge.com,www.flamencoarteypaz.blogspot.com

Click Flick

This month’s Click Family Flick at the Grand Cinema is the 2003 comedy “Elf,” about a human raised as an elf who has to discover his real identity. Doors open 9:30 a.m., screening 10 a.m. Free to first 100 people. The Grand Cinema, 606 S. Fawcett Ave., Tacoma. 253-593-4474, www.grandcinema.com

Three versions of “The Nutcracker” ballet

Three performances of “The Nutcracker” open this weekend. Dance Theatre Northwest presents the beloved Christmas ballet tale in the form of a bedtime story. 2:30 and 7 p.m. Dec. 17, 4 p.m. Dec. 18. $11-$26. Mt. Tahoma High School Auditorium, 4634 S. 74th St., Tacoma. 253-778-6534, www.dancetheatrenorthwest.org

Tacoma Performing Dance Company offers a full production with original choreography by Jo Emery. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17; 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Dec. 18. $22/$18. Stadium High School, 111 N. E St., Tacoma. 253-752-8530, www.joemeryballet.com

Washington Contemporary Ballet’s choreography is by Kay Englert. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21-23. $15-$18. Mt. Tahoma High School Auditorium, 4634 S. 74th St., Tacoma. 253-474-4312, www.wcbdance.org


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