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Critic’s Picks: The Barefoot Dance Collective, Tacoma Youth Symphony at Rialto, bike art at Tacoma Art Museum and ArtWalk

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on May 11, 2012 at 5:08 am with No Comments »
May 7, 2012 12:12 pm

Barefoot Dance Collective in “Ides of May”

Join the Barefoot Dance Collective and three local choreographers in an evening of modern dance in a brand new venue: the newly-renovated Studio 3 at the Broadway Center for Performing Arts downtown. Seats, curtains and a black-box atmosphere transform a rehearsal space into a dance theater for tBFC’s annual “Ides of May” show. 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. May 12, 3 p.m. May 13. $15/$18. Studio 3, 915 Broadway, Tacoma (third floor, enter via silver elevator on street level) 253-591-5894, brownpapertickets.com, barefootcollective.org, broadwaycenter.org

Tacoma Youth Symphony plays gypsy music

The Tacoma Youth Symphony, the highest orchestra of seven in the TYSA, plays its final concert this Sunday at the Rialto, featuring gypsy-themed music by George Enescu, Schumann, Saint-Saëns, Romberg and Brahms. 3 p.m. May 13. $7 main floor/$17 balcony. Rialto Theater, 310 S. 9th St., Tacoma. 253-627-2792, tysamusic.org

Ride and Seek at Tacoma Art Museum

As a free Third Thursday ArtWalk event, TAM is holding “Ride/Seek,” a bike-related evening of art activities linking gay art exhibit “Hide/Seek” with National Bike Month. Events include the film “Bill Cunningham New York,” about the fashion photographer and cycle enthusiast, bike-themed letterpress art by Beautiful Angle and Stadium High students and more. 5-8 p.m. April 17. Free. Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. 253-272-4258, tacomaartmuseum.org

ArtWalk: new shows at Flow, Fulcrum, AAC and more

This month’s Third Thursday ArtWalk offers new exhibits at local galleries including surrealist portrait art at Fulcrum, international pastel works at American Art Company and Olympia’s Becky Knold at Flow, plus the usual free museums. 5-8 p.m. May 17. Free. Fulcrum: 1308 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, 253-520-0520, fulcrumtacoma.com; AAC: 1126 Broadway, 253-272-4327, americanartco.com; Flow: 301A Puyallup Ave., 253-255-4675; artwalktacoma.com


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