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Critic’s picks: Tango at Madera, “Enron” at the Minnaert in Olympia, Cypress Quartet at Tacoma’s Rialto and live art at Tacoma Art Museum

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on Feb. 17, 2012 at 5:52 am with No Comments »
February 14, 2012 12:56 pm
Blues-tango artist Maria Volonte. Courtesy photo.

Tango at Madera

Madera Architectural Elements artisan gallery is hosting Latin Grammy-nominated vocalist Maria Volonté, singing blues-infused tango as part of her Blue Tango Tour. The Argentine singer, guitarist and composer is a Gardel Prize winner and member of the Tango Hall of Fame. 3 p.m. Feb. 19. $17.50. Madera Architectural Elements, 2210 Court A, Tacoma. 253-572-1218, www.maderawoodworking.com, www.brownpapertickets.com/event/220019

“Enron” at the Minnaert Center

At South Puget Sound Community College’s Minnaert Center the play “Enron” continues this weekend, written by British playwright Lucy Prebble to explore the inner workings of America’s famous corporate collapse. 8 p.m. Feb. 17, 18; 2 p.m. Feb. 19. $13/$7. Minnaert Center for the Arts, 2011 Mottman Road SW, Olympia. 360-596-5411, www.spscc.ctc.edu, www.olytix.org

Cypress Quartet and Jon Nakamatsu

The Tacoma Philharmonic presents the world-class Cypress String Quartet this weekend in collaboration with young American pianist Jon Nakamatsu, playing Hadyn, Beethoven and the Brahms piano quintet in F minor op. 34. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18. $39/$52. Rialto Theater, 310 S. 9th St., Tacoma. 253-591-5894, www.broadwaycenter.org


Live Biennial art at TAM

Join three artists from the current Northwest Biennial at Tacoma Art Museum this Sunday and become part of their interactive art. Abraham Ingle presents “Fake Up” at from 12-4 p.m., Ariana Jacob strikes up personal political conversations from 1-5 p.m. and Wynne Greenwood asks for participants in “Video, Performance and Identity” from 2-4 p.m. All events free with admission. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 18. $10/$8/free for five and under. Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. 253-272-4258, www.tacomaartmuseum.org

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