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Critic’s Picks: Tapestries at Harbor History Museum, PNB’s “Nutcracker” in Seattle, “Sister’s Christmas Catechism” at Centerstage Federal Way and Tacoma’s “FlowerHouse”

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on Dec. 21, 2012 at 5:21 am with No Comments »
December 14, 2012 11:24 am

Flower House lights up the Hilltop

Artist Duncan Price lights up the Hilltop neighborhood with his installation “FlowerHouse,” 28 backlit photographic panels of brambles, thistles and weeds on a heroically botanical scale. On view 24/7. Free. Corner South 15th and G Streets, Tacoma. duncanpricephotography.com

Tapestries at Harbor History Museum

Check out the work by Tapestry Artists of Puget Sound and Tapestry Weavers South in the lobby and gallery of the Harbor History Museum. “NWxSE” features work by 40 artists from figurative to abstract, traditional to modern.  10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday (closed Christmas and New Year’s Day). $7/$5/free for six and under. 4121 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor. 253-858-6722, harborhistorymuseum.org

PNB’s “Nutcracker”

“The Nucracker” isn’t over yet: For those who want all the bells and whistles, Pacific Northwest Ballet is offering its annual Stowell-Sendak magic through the end of the month. Over 200 dancers, enormous sets like the ship cruising through dolphin waters or a cavorting Christmas tree and a live orchestra ­– you can’t argue with that. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. today; 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Dec. 23, 26, 27, 28; 2 p.m. Dec. 24 (“Nutty” Nutcracker show); 1 p.m. Dec. 29. $25-$130/$22-$118 for 12 and under. McCaw Hall, Seattle Center, 321 Mercer St., Seattle. 206-441-2424, pnb.org

“Sister’s Christmas Catechism” at Centerstage

The irrepressible Nonie Newton-Breen, star of one-woman-show “Late Nite Catechism,” brings her wicked comedic twist to Catholicism’s favorite holiday in “Sister’s Christmas Catechism” at Centerstage. Plan for plenty of laughs, groans and audience embarrassment. 8 p.m. tonight, 8:30 p.m. Dec. 22. $24/$10. Centerstage Theater, 3200 SW Dash Point Road, Federal Way. 253-661-1444, centerstagetheatre.com


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