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Critic’s Picks: Kal Penn at Seattle Science Festival, outdoor-themed art at B2 Gallery, Assemblage Theater does “Bluebeard” and Australian glass at Museum of Glass

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on May 31, 2013 at 5:21 am with No Comments »
May 28, 2013 10:27 am
Actor Kal Penn, who'll narrate at the Seattle Science Festival opening next week. Photo courtesy SSF.
Actor Kal Penn, who’ll narrate at the Seattle Science Festival opening next week. Photo courtesy SSF.

Kal Penn narrates Philip Glass work for Seattle Science Festival

Actor Kal Penn (“Harold and Kumar”) joins the Seattle Science Festival’s opening night to narrate the West Coast premiere of “Icarus at the Edge of Time,” a science-inspired multimedia work with visuals by AI+AI and music by Philip Glass, played by the Garfield Symphony Orchestra under Marcus Tsutakawa. The festival continues through June 16 at the Seattle Center and other venues. 8 p.m. June 6. $60/$30. Paramount Theater, 911 Pine St., Seattle. 877-784-4849, seattlesciencefestival.org

“Catch and Release” at B2 Gallery

B2 Fine Arts Gallery offers the outdoor-themed exhibition “Catch and Release,” featuring the work of photographer, conservationist and fly fisherman Henry Haneda, as well as landscape photographer Jeff Mitchell and mosaic artist-cum-kayak instructor Joseph Kaftan. Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday through June 15. Free. 711 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma. 253-238-5065, b2finearts.com

Assemblage Theater presents “Bluebeard”
Four women raised inside an abandoned church since infancy thanks to an apolcalyptic ice-age; a domineering matriarch in charge; a bizarre twisting of the usual rules of parenthood, gender and political order – that’s “Bluebeard,” a reworking of the original creepy fairy tale by British playwright Pericles Snowdon. See the West Coast premiere here in Tacoma thanks to Assemblage Theater. 8 p.m. May 31, June 1, 7, 8, 14 and 15; Pay-What-You-Can shows June 6 and 13. $14 adults/$7 students. Chapel at Urban Grace, 902 Market St., Tacoma. assemblagetheater.com, brownpapertickets.com

See Australian glass artist Mel George at Museum of Glass

Mel George, one of Australia’s leading glass artists and part of the current MoG show “Links,” exploring connections between Northwest and Australian glass, will be working in the Hot Shop live this weekend as part of the museum’s Visiting Artist series, with a lecture Sunday afternoon. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 29, 30, 31 and June 1; noon-5 p.m. June 2. Lecture 4 p.m. June 2. $12 general/$10 seniors, military and students/$5 ages 6-12/free for under-six. 866-4-MUSEUM, museumofglass.org

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