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Critic’s picks: Vocal recital at Christ Episcopal Tacoma, Museum of Glass and the Sister Cities film fest

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on Feb. 15, 2013 at 5:24 am |
February 13, 2013 9:24 am
Soprano Melissa Fontaine. Courtesy photo.
Soprano Melissa Fontaine. Courtesy photo.

Vocal recital at Christ Church

The Third Fridays at Noon recital series at Christ Episcopal Church presents soprano Melissa Fontaine in a lunchtime recital today, accompanied by pianist Una Hwang and organist Mark Brombaugh. On the program are four early songs by Alban Berg, “Letters from Saint Paul” by Daniel Pinkham, and “Cantata of Spirituals” by John Carter. 12:10 p.m. today. Donation at the door. Christ Episcopal Church, 310 N. K St., Tacoma. 253-383-1569, ccptacoma.org

Moore at MoG

Opening at the Museum of Glass this weekend is a new show by Northwest glass artist Benjamin Moore. “Translucent” evokes historical glass tradition with a contemporary aesthetic in Moore’s signature minimalist style. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday Feb. 16 through October. $12/$10/$5. Museum of Glass, 1801 Dock St., Tacoma. 866-4-MUSEUM, museumofglass.org

Cuban film and dance

The current Sister City Film Festival continues next Thursday with Cuban film “The Beauty of the Alhambra,” about a singer in the Cuban cabarets of the 1920s and ‘30s. Join the party beforehand for rumba and conga dancing with Marisela Fleites-Lear, plus food and wine and a film discussion at the end. 6:15 p.m. cultural program, 7 p.m. film Feb. 21. $10. Blue Mouse Theater, 2611 N. Proctor St., Tacoma. 253-752-9500, sistercityfilmfest.org

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