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Critic’s picks: Tacoma Art Museum free festival, Vashon Island art studio tour, medieval music at Revels and Brass Unlimited’s Pops at Tacoma Community College

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on May 3, 2013 at 5:05 am |
April 30, 2013 1:09 pm

TAM free festival and paper installation

Celebrate Tacoma Art Museum’s 10th birthday in its new Pacific Avenue building with a free community festival tomorrow. Activities include a community paper art installation and more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 4. Free. Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. 253-272-4258, tacomaartmuseum.org

Vashon Art Studio Tour

Vashon Island’s many artists open up their doors this and next weekend in the annual spring studio tour. The self-guided driving tour is free and features 23 studios in media including blown glass, jewelry, woodwork, candles, pottery, tile and mosaic, sculpture, prints and painting. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 4-5, 11-12. Free. For maps see vashonislandartstudiotour.com or most island businesses. For ferry schedules see wsdot.wa.gov/ferries.

Medieval music at the Revels Salon

If you saw last year’s Christmas Revels you’ll remember the lilting sounds of the vielle or medieval fiddle, played by Shulamit Kleinerman. She’s back this weekend for a Salon Concert for the Revels, together with fiddler Ruthie Dornfeld and young students, on an 800-year-old musical journey for vielle, fiddle, harp, voice and percussion. 3 p.m. May 5. $15 adults/$5 children. First United Methodist Church, 621 Tacoma Ave. S., Tacoma. 253-756-1804, pugetsoundrevels.org, fumcot.com

Brass Unlimited play pops

Brass Unlimited’s 6th annual free Pops Concert is this Sunday at TCC, featuring jazz saxophonist Kareen Kandi playing Miles Davis tunes. Other items include film music by James Horner and John Williams, music from “West Side Story” and a medley from Miami Sound Machine. 3 p.m. May 5. Free. Building 2, Tacoma Community College, 6501 S. 19th St., Tacoma. 253-759-9511, brassunlimited.org, tacomacc.edu

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