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Critic’s picks: Brass Unlimited, Bill Colby at Tacoma library, Click Flick at the Grand and Museum of Glass show

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on Jan. 18, 2013 at 5:32 am |
January 18, 2013 5:32 am

Sounds like Brass Unlimited

Brass Unlimited’s 15th annual “Sounds of Brass” concert happens this Sunday, featuring guest soloist Tracy Knoop on sax. On the program of the free concert by the 15-member ensemble are excerpts from Stravinsky’s “Firebird” suite, Arban’s “Fantasie Brilliante” and several Gershwin preludes. 3 p.m. Jan. 20 at St. Mark’s Lutheran, 6730 N. 17th St., Tacoma. 253-759-9511, brassunlimited.org

New Bill Colby prints at the library

Veteran Tacoma printmaker and educator Bill Colby shows new work at the Handforth Gallery in Tacoma’s main library branch beginning tomorrow. Inspired by travels, from Italian staircases to Asian brushwork and nature, the woodcuts are the latest work by the former UPS professor. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday through Feb. 28. Free. Tacoma Public Library main branch, 1102 Tacoma Ave. S., Tacoma. 253-292-2201, tacomapubliclibrary.org

Click Family Flick: “Willy Wonka”

Gene Wilder stars as the quintessential candymaker in “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” in the 1971 version of the Roald Dahl children’s book, at the Grand Cinema’s free Click Family Flick this month. Doors open 9:30 a.m., screening 10 a.m. Jan. 19. Free to first 100 people. The Grand Cinema, 606 S. Fawcett Ave., Tacoma. 253-593-4474, grandcinema.com

“Northwest Artists Collect” opens at Museum of Glass

Opening this weekend is “Northwest Artists Collect,” a show at the Museum of Glass that highlights the personal collections of eight regional artists. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday Jan. 19-Oct. $12/$10/$5/free for five and under. Museum of Glass, 1801 Dock St., Tacoma, 866-4-MUSEUM, museumofglass.org

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