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Critic’s Picks: “The Sound of Music,” Tacoma’s Gritty City Gift Fair, B2 Gallery and Lelavision at MoG

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on Nov. 23, 2012 at 5:01 am with No Comments »
November 19, 2012 11:06 am

Sing along with (or just watch) “The Sound of Music”

Sometimes it’s just not enough to watch that family favorite film, “The Sound of Music.” If you love singing along with Julie Andrews to all those fab songs (“Doe a Deer,” “Edelweiss”) then you’ll want to get your costume on and go to the sing-along screenings at either the Pantages or the Washington Center. If you want to see the Von Trapp family come to life, head to a live theater performance at Tacoma Musical Playhouse.

Sing-alongs: 2 p.m. Nov. 24 at Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma. $24. 253-591-5894, broadwaycenter.org. Also 5 p.m. Nov. 25 at Washington Center, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia. $16/$14/$5. 360-753-8586, washingtoncenter.org

Theater: 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through Dec. 16 at Tacoma Musical Playhouse, 5116 6th Ave., Tacoma. $29/$27/$20. 253-565-6867, tmp.org

Gritty City Gift Fair

Among the many opportunities to buy local, artist-made, one-of-a-kind gifts is the Gritty City Gift Fair, held in conjunction with Tacoma’s annual tree lighting ceremony tomorrow. Find handmade ornaments, letterpress cards, hand-crafted fashion and more. 3-9 p.m. Nov. 24 (tree lighting 6 p.m. across the road). Free. 906 Broadway, Tacoma. facebook.com

B2 gallery goes “Beyond Crayons and Fingerpaint”

B2 (say it B-squared) gallery on St. Helens is hosting its third annual kids’ art show, “Beyond Crayons and Fingerpaint,” with international youth art and workshops like Hector Diaz’ “Beginning Art Variations” tomorrow. Gallery open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. third Thursday. Workshop 1-3 p.m. Nov. 24. Exhibit free/workshop $5. 711 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma. 253- 238-5065, b2finearts.com

Lelavision at MoG

They’re back – the wacky, creative circus duo from Vashon Island that combines musical sculptures, dance and humor in a captivating performance for kids and adults alike. (There’s even a science twist.) Lelavision plays its annual post-Thanksgiving show at the Museum of Glass this afternoon. 1 p.m., 3 p.m. today. Free with admission ($12/$10/$5/free for five and under). Museum of Glass, 1801 Dock St., Tacoma. 866-4-MUSEUM, museumofglass.org


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