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Critic’s picks: Dance This and Cirque de la Symphonie in Seattle, TacomaArt Walk and Old Town Blues Fest

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on July 12, 2013 at 5:45 am with No Comments »
July 5, 2013 10:48 pm

Kinecting to Dance at EMP

Bust out your moves at “Kinecting to Dance” tonight at the Experience Music Project’s Sky Church. With special appearances by Seattle dance crew the Massive Monkees and stars from Dance This, the free night of dance includes live DJs, Xbox/Kinect dance competitions, food trucks and more. 7-11 p.m. tonight. Free. EMP, Seattle Center, 325 5th Ave. N, Seattle. stgpresents.org

Circus meets symphony at Benaroya Hall

When you combine world-class aerialists, contortionists and strongmen with Seattle’s own symphony orchestra, you can expect plenty of breath-taking drama. Choreographed to favorites by Mozart, Grieg, Tchaikovsky, Bartók, Beethoven, Debussy and more, Cirque de la Symphonie comes back to Seattle fresh from stellar performances in Australia. 8 p.m. tonight, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. July 13. $19-$112. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-215-4747, seattlesymphony.org

Third Thursday Art Walk and Mingle 

Catch late-opening galleries and free museums next Thursday night at Tacoma’s third Thursday Art Mingle (formerly Art Walk). Shows include oil landscapes by painter Kathy Gore Fuss at Gallery 301, Sean Alexander’s “Life is Ood” project at Fulcrum, 253 Collective and more. 5-8 p.m. July 18. Free. Gallery 301: 301 Puyallup Ave., Tacoma. Fulcrum, 1308 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Tacoma. 253 Collective: 1901 Jefferson St. #100, Tacoma. Find more venues at artwalktacoma.com

Old Town Rhythm and Blues Fest

Catch live blues all day and night at the Old Town Rhythm and Blues Festival this Saturday. Noon-7 p.m. sees ongoing free live blues bands outside in Old Town Park, while from 7 p.m.-midnight a $20 ticket gets you into shows at The Spar, Old Town Music Society, Slavonian Hall, The Mountaineers clubhouse and Treos café. There’ll also be food vendors and beer gardens. Get tickets at Ted Brown Music, Musician Exchange, Parkway Tavern, Treos, The Spar and Metropolitan Market. Festival: North 30th Street from Old Town Park to North Starr Street, Tacoma. tacomaoldtownrhythmandbluesfest.com

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