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Critic’s Picks: Classical Tuesdays in Old Town, Fort Nisqually by candlelight, Northwest Sinfonietta and Stadium Art and Wine Walk

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on Oct. 5, 2012 at 5:46 am |
October 2, 2012 10:51 am
Scandinavian dance troupe Bygdedeale will perform at next week's Classical Tuesday in Old Town concert. Courtesy photo.

Old Town Tuesdays kicks off with a Scandinavian romp

The free Classical Tuesdays series in Old Town begins this week with an evening of traditional Scandinavian folk music, performed on Norwegian hardingfele and Swedish nyckelharpa by Hale Bill and the Bopps, with dance by Bygdedeal in traditional costumes. 7 p.m. Oct. 9. Free. Slavonian Hall, 2306 N. 30th St., Tacoma. 253-752-2135, classicaltuesdays.blogspot.com

Fort Nisqually by candlelight

See the historic Fort Nisqually by candlelight this weekend in the popular Candlelight Tours,  where actors portray life in 1857 along with fiddle and bagpipe music, lantern and firelight. Today and tomorrow.5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma. 253-591-5339, fortnisqually.org

Northwest Sinfonietta plays Beethoven’s Ninth with Cubans

Witness a groundbreaking performance this weekend as the Northwest Sinfonietta plays Beethoven’s joyous 9th Symphony side by side with musicians from Cienfuegos, Cuba – the first such musical event since the Cuban revolution. PLU’s Choral Union will supply the chorus; soloists are Jennifer Bromagen, Sarah Mattox, Stephen Rumph and Clayton Brainerd. Also on the program: three works by Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona. 7:30 p.m. tonight (Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle); 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 (Rialto Theater, 310 S. 9th St., Tacoma) and 2 p.m. Oct. 7 (Pioneer Pavilion, 330 S. Meridian Ave., Puyallup). 888-356-6040, nwsinfonietta.org

Stadium Art and Wine Walk

Sample the culture and good taste of Tacoma’s Stadium District at the fourth annual Art and Wine Walk this weekend. 4-8 p.m. Oct. 6. Sculpture, painting, glass and photography by local artists will be on view at local businesses, with wine tasting and food sampling. $25 ticket includes 10 tastings. Various locations near Tacoma Avenue South and Division Avenue, Tacoma; see website or area businesses for map. stadiumartandwinewalk.com

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