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Critic’s Picks: Frost Park chalk-offs in Tacoma, “Coppelia” ballet in Seattle, Pacific Avenue Street Fair and flamenco at New Frontier Lounge

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on June 8, 2012 at 5:15 am with No Comments »
May 31, 2012 1:18 pm

Pacific Northwest Ballet’s “Coppelia”

It’s been called ‘the happiest ballet’ and for good reason: This tale of a life-size doll and her living female rival features a shining score by Léo Delibes, wisteria-hued sets and delightful choreography by Danilova and Balanchine. Closes this weekend. 7:30 p.m. tonight and June 9; 2 p.m. June 9, 1 p.m. June 10. From $28. McCaw Hall, Seattle Center, 310 Mercert St., Seattle. 206-441-2424, pnb.org

Frost Park Chalk-Offs

Join local chalk artist every Friday lunch hour and watch tiny Frost Park in downtown Tacoma be transformed into a horizontal and vertical canvas. Bring your own chalk and join in, or vote at feedtacoma.com for your favorite design. Noon-1 p.m. Fridays. Free. Frost Park, South 9th Street between Commerce Street and Pacific Avenue, Tacoma.

Pacific Avenue Street Fair

The annual street fair at the Pacific Avenue business district is on this weekend, with live music, arts and crafts, food, vendors and more. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. June 10. Free. South 50th Street from Pacific Avenue to South D Street, Tacoma. pacificavenuebusinessdistrict.com

Flamenco at New Frontier Lounge

Seattle-based Arte Eterno Flamenco returns to the New Frontier Lounge with Spanish singer/dancer/percussionist Oscar Valero, guitarist Pedro Cortes and dancer Savannah Fuentes for an evening of fiery flourishes. 8 p.m. June 14. $20. New Frontier Lounge, 301 E. 25th St., Tacoma. 253-572-4020, brownpapertickets.com, newfrontierlounge.com


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