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Critic’s picks: Northwest Sinfonietta, “Hide/Seek” at Tacoma Art Museum, Click Flick at The Grand and Tito Puente Jr. at the Rialto

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on March 16, 2012 at 5:58 am |
March 8, 2012 11:01 pm

Northwest Sinfonietta does Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Schubert

Young violin prodigy Marié Rossano returns to play Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with the Northwest Sinfonietta this weekend. Other pieces on the program are Beethoven’s “Egmont” overture and Schubert’s Symphony no. 4, the “Tragic.” 7:30 p.m. tonight (Seattle), March 17 (Tacoma) and 2 p.m. March 18 (Puyallup.) $19-$49. Benaroya Hall, 100 University St., Seattle/Rialto Theater, 310 S. 9th St., Tacoma/Pioneer Park Pavilion, 330 S. Meridian Ave., Puyallup. 888-356-6040, nwsinfonietta.org

“Hide/Seek” opens at Tacoma Art Museum

The controversial GLBT American portraiture show “Hide/Seek” opens at Tacoma Art Museum this weekend, with a curator talk and opening party Saturday. Taken down at the Smithsonian last year after patron complaints, it nevertheless received wide acclaim for the quality and diversity of gay and lesbian-themed artwork in multiple media. Curator talk 2 p.m. March 17 ($15/$10/$5). Opening celebration 7-10 p.m. March 17 ($25 advance/$35 at door/free for members). Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays through June 10. $10/$8/free for under-five and third Thursdays 5-8 p.m. 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. 253-272-4258, tacomaartmuseum.org

Click Flick: “The Original Muppet Movie”

Take your kids to see where those singing pigs, frogs and crazy stuntmen first came from in “The Original Muppet Movie,” screening free Saturday at The Grand for the monthly Click Family Flick. Doors open 9:30 a.m., screening 10 a.m. March 17. Free to first 100 people. The Grand Cinema, 606 S. Fawcett Ave., Tacoma. 253-593-4474, grandcinema.com

Get mambo with Tito Puente Jr. at the Rialto

The Broadway Center presents Tito Puente Jr., son of mambo legend Tito Puente, and his Latin orchestra this weekend in the Rialto for an afternoon of Afro-Caribbean mambo and cha-cha. 4 p.m. March 18 (free pre-show lecture 2:30 p.m.). $34/$46. Rialto Theater, 310 S. 9th St., Tacoma. 253-591-5894, broadwaycenter.org

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