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Critic’s Picks: Click Flick “The Princess Bride” at The Grand, Gaelic Storm, Tacoma City Ballet’s Storybook Theater and Pachamama at Pantages

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on May 18, 2012 at 2:42 pm with No Comments »
May 18, 2012 2:42 pm

Click Flick is “The Princess Bride”

This months’ free Click Family Flick at the Grand Cinema is “The Princess Bride,” the hilarious medieval adventure spoof with Cary Elwes as a dashing Errol Flynn lookalike. 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

In for a Gaelic Storm

Swashbuckling Celtic rock band Gaelic Storm sweeps back into the Pantages this weekend for an evening of the rollicking fun that made them famous in the movie “Titanic” and just earned them a #1 on the Billboard World Chart. 7:30 p.m. May 19. $19/$39/$49. Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma. 253-591-5894, broadwaycenter.org

Tacoma City Ballet’s “Storybook Ballet Theatre”

Audiences have spoken and Tacoma City Ballet has listened – Tacoma wants more affordable family ballet. So this weekend the company presents the first annual “Storybook Ballet Theatre,” which tells familiar fairy tales and nursery rhymes through ballet in an affordable venue – the TCB’s own gilt-trimmed rehearsal hall. 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. May 19, e p.m. May 20. $5. Wear your own storybook character costume if you like. Tacoma City Ballet, Merlino Building, 508 6th Ave., Tacoma. 253-272-4219, tacomacityballet.com

Pachamama at Pantages

Pachamama, or “Mother Earth,” creates a pan-Latin carnaval of samba music, flamenco dancers and circus acrobats, with the music of the Andes, Brazil, Cuba and Spain. 3 p.m. May 20 (pre-show talk by locals Greg Youtz and Becky Frehse 2 p.m.) $15/$20/$29. Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma. 253-591-5894, broadwaycenter.org


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