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Nov.
4th

Critic’s Picks: “Java Tacoma” theater, Eastern Pierce County studio tour, Tacoma Philharmonic kids’ concert at Theatre on the Square and Peter Fletcher at the Tacoma library

Classical guitarist Peter Fletcher at the Tacoma Public Library

Peter Fletcher, an award-winning national classical guitarist called “taut and incisive” by the American Record Guide, will play a free concert this Sunday at the Tacoma library main branch. The program features selections from Fletcher’s 2008 CD of baroque music, as well as work by Ravel, Tarrega, Grieg and more. 2 p.m. Nov. 6. Free. Tacoma Library main branch, 1102 Tacoma Ave. S., Tacoma. 253-591-5666, www.tacompubliclibrary.org

“Java Tacoma” continues café theater

“Java Tacoma,” the locally-written soap opera comedy, continues this month at Trinity Presbyterian Hall. Written by Curtis

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Aug.
19th

Critic’s Picks: Click Flick at the Grand Cinema, quilt art at American Art Co and “Words” on Tollefson Plaza, Tacoma

Click Flick: “Horton Hears a Who”

This month’s free Click Family Flick at the Grand Cinema is the animated, Dr. Seuss-based “Horton Hears a Who.” Doors open 9:30 a.m., screening 10 a.m. Aug. 20. Free to first 100 people. The Grand Cinema, 606 S. Fawcett Ave., Tacoma. 253-593-4474, www.grandcinema.com

Quilt Invitational at American Art Company

The American Art Company’s 11th Northwest Contemporary Art Quilt Invitational is always a chance to see the latest trends in quilt art – new fibers, new techniques, new views. Open 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. third Thursdays

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July
22nd

Critic’s Picks: Tacoma poetry walk, Sandpiper Gallery, Jazz Port Townsend and Second City Chamber Series at Lakewold Gardens

Tacoma Poetry Walk

Following on from the recently published Downtown On the Go Walk Tacoma maps, local poet Luke Smiraldo will lead a poetry walk around the brewery district, stopping at various locations to allow participants to write about their surroundings and take in the urban landscape. Journals, water and snacks supplied. Noon today. Free. Starts at University of Washington staircase, 1900 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. RSVP by July 18 to 253-682-1739 or dotg@tacomachamber.org

Shakov and Wooten at Sandpiper

Tacoma husband and wife team Valdimir Shakov and Chris Wooten show individual work at Sandpiper: Shakov’s silver gelatin photographs of shimmer-draped

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July
15th

Critic’s Picks: Poet Laureate workshop, Howard at Museum of Glass, Click Flick and Gig Harbor arts fest

Poet Laureate workshop

Josie Emmons Turner, Tacoma’s Poet Laureate, will give a free poetry workshop exploring “Place and Persona” this Saturday at Fort Nisqually. Writers will look at how to combine the imaginary with the real world in persona poems. Bring lunch, paper, pen and something to write on. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 16. Free. Great Room, Fort Nisqually Museum, Point Defiance Park, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma. Registration required: josie.turner.poet@gmail.com

New Mildred Howard show at Museum of Glass

The Museum of Glass has just opened a new exhibit by San Francisco artist Mildred Howard, whose installation “Blackbird in a

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