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Critic’s picks: Scott Cossu at Marine View jazz, “Sylvia” at Tacoma Little Theatre, Puyallup Fair art and landscapes from the PLU art collection

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on Sep. 7, 2012 at 5:48 am |
September 4, 2012 12:52 pm
Pianist and jazz composer Scott Cossu. Courtesy image.

Jazz Live at Marine View with Scott Cossu

This month’s Jazz Live at Marine View church features Northwest composer and pianist Scott Cossu playing his own unique blend of jazz, classical and ethnic/New Age. Playing with him will be Jon Croarkin on flutes, harmonica and sax, Steven Banks on drums, Dan O’Brien on bass and Tor Dietrichson on conga and percussion.

5 p.m. Sept. 9. Free. Marine View Church, 8469 Eastside Dr. NE, Tacoma. 253-229-9206, marineviewpc.org, scottcossu.com

“Sylvia” opening at Tacoma Little Theatre

Opening at Tacoma Little Theatre this weekend is “Sylvia,” a comedy by A.R. Gurney about what happens when a stray dog comes in between a husband and wife.

7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday tonight through Sept. 30. $14.50-$24.50. Tacoma Little Theatre, 210 N. I St., Tacoma. 253-272-2281, tacomalittletheatre.com

Western art and more at the Puyallup Fair

This year’s Puyallup Fair has as much visual art as ever, including the open art exhibition in all media, the 70-year-old photography salon, artist demonstrations, the junior/senior high school show and the Fred Oldfield Western Heritage Center, displaying western and Native American art. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily Sept. 7-23. Fair admission $12.50/$9/free for five and under. Fine Arts Pavilion, Puyallup Fair, South Meridian Avenue, Puyallup. 253-841-5390, thefair.com

“Earth, Sea, Sky” at PLU

Pacific Lutheran University’s Ingram Hall offers “Earth, Sea, Sky” as its opening exhibit for the school year: expressive, realist and abstract landscapes from the collection in a variety of media.

8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday or by appointment through Oct. 3. Free. Ingram Hall, Pacific Lutheran University, 12180 Park Ave. S, Tacoma. 253-535-7573, plu.edu

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