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Critic’s Picks: Illumni Mens Choral at PLU, Harriet Tubman song at B2 gallery, Click Flick at The Grand and Metropolitan Ballet Theatre of Tacoma

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on April 20, 2012 at 5:26 am |
April 16, 2012 10:31 am

Illumni Mens Chorale sing basso profundo at PLU

It isn’t often you get to hear real basso profundo singing in Tacoma, but this weekend you can: the Illumni Mens Chorale will be joined by Glenn Miller to sing an evening of Russian folk, sacred and soldier songs, including Chesnokov’s Memorial Service, Kalinka and Song of the Volga Boatmen. 8 p.m. April 22. $10. Lagerquist Hall, Pacific Lutheran University, 868 Wheeler St. S., Parkland. 206-659-5894,  illumnimenschorale.com

Harriet Tubman and freedom songs at B2 Gallery

Karol Brown plays a 92-year-old Harriet Tubman in “Sweet Freedom’s Jubilee,” a performance of Negro spirituals and stories to celebrate the 99th anniversary of this famous abolitionist’s death. Art includes quilts based on the underground railroad by Mary Johnson and sculpture by Mar’zil Davis. 7 p.m. April 21. $15. B2 Gallery, 711 Saint Helens Avenue, Suite 100, Tacoma. 253.238.5065, b2finearts.com

Get your “Happy Feet” going at the Click Flick

This month’s free Click Family Flick at the Grand Cinema is “Happy Feet,” the delightful 2006 Antarctic romp where emperor penguins dance, sing and generally have a blast. 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

Metropolitan Ballet Theatre celebrates 25 years in dance

Tacoma’s Metropolitan Ballet Theatre celebrates its 25th anniversary with “Beauty of Movement,” a weekend of dance concerts featuring Gregory Dawson of Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet, Amy Young of the Paul Taylor Dance Company, MBT director Damaris Caughlan, plus MBT alumni. 7:30 p.m. April 21, 2 p.m. April 22. $12/$10. Mt Tahoma High School theater, 4634 S. 74th St., Tacoma. 253-272-5359, metropolitanballetoftacoma.com

 

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