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Critic’s Picks: Rainier League of Arts at Weyerhaeuser, Play Buffet, Puyallup Arts in the Park and Lakewood Playhouse

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on Aug. 24, 2012 at 5:48 am |
August 20, 2012 10:52 am
Glenda Wiffler, “Flowers.” Courtesy photo.

Rainier League of Arts at the Weyerhaeuser Bonsai Gardens

A mixed media art show by the Rainier League of Arts will be held in the unique Weyerhaeuser Bonsai Gardens in Federal Way beginning Saturday. More than 22 works range from jewelry and blown glass to paint. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday through Sept. 19; artist reception 1:30-4 p.m. Aug. 26. Free. Weyerhaeuser Way S., Federal Way. weyerhaeuser.com

Lakewood’s “Love Letters” continues

Lakewood Playhouse’s unique spin on A.R. Gurney’s 1989 play “Love Letters” continues this weekend and through Aug. 28. The play, telling the story of a written romance that lasts a couple’s whole lives, is interpreted each night by a different South Sound couple who fell in love themselves through theater. This weekend it’s Samantha Camp and Bruce Story (8 p.m. tonight), Rachel and Alan Wilkie (8 p.m. Saturday) and Bethany Bevier and Niclas Olson 2 p.m. (Sunday). $15. Lakewood Playhouse, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd, Lakewood. 253-588-0042, lakewoodplayhouse.org

Free Play Buffet

The 14th annual Play Buffet at Theatre on the Square is a collaboration between the Northwest Playwrights’ Alliance and the Japanese Academy of International Education, and features Japanese students producing new short plays by Northwest writers. 7 p.m. tonight. Free. Theatre on the Square, 915 Broadway, Tacoma. 253-582-1369, playbuffetpr@gmail.com, northwestplaywrights.org

Free Arts in the Park at the Puyallup Farmers’ Market

This Saturday Puyallup’s Arts in the Park offers a community art creation with supplies and artist assistance provided by Valley arts United and Tacoma Art Museum. Make some art, learn about what art’s around in Puyallup, then shop the farmers’ market. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 25. Free. Pioneer Park, 330 S. Meridian Ave., Puyallup. valleyartsunited.org

 

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