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Third Thursday ArtWalk in Tacoma is now Art Mingle, run by newly renamed Tacoma Art Group

ArtMingle_LogoIt isn’t ArtWalk anymore. Nor is it called Third Thursday, at least by the folks who organize it. No, Tacoma’s monthly third Thursday evening – when museums are free and galleries open late with new exhibits – will now be called Art Mingle, and the former ArtWalk group that got the whole thing going 30 years ago is now called Tacoma Art Group, with more members than ever to spread the event over the whole city.

“We have less of a walk scenario than most cities,” explains Gary Boone, owner of B2 Fine Arts Gallery and co-president with his wife Deborah of the newly renamed Tacoma Art Group, which was officially proclaimed by Mayor Marilyn Strickland at this week’s city council meeting. “So as a fresh approach to our arts scene, we’re having more of a commingling situation. We liked the idea that Tacoma’s art was citywide, not just in the downtown core and at the museums.”

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Critic’s Picks: Irish music at St. Pat’s and Fox Island, The Bad Plus at the Pantages, ArtWalk in Tacoma and clay art everywhere

Celtic music for early St. Patrick’s Day

Two local fundraisers get the jump on St. Patrick’s Day with Celtic music this weekend. The Magical Strings duo of harp and dulcimer play 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Fox Island Community Center to help support the center. $15 includes refreshments.690 9th Ave., Fox Island. Ficra.org, magicalstrings.org

On Saturday Evolution Dance and Irish band Mooncoyne join forces for the second annual Bia-Ceol-Damhsa fundraiser for St. Leo’s Food Connection, with Irish food, music and dance. 6-10:30 p.m. March 10. $50. St. Patrick’s School, 1112 N. G St., Tacoma. 253-383-5048, foodconnection.org

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Critic’s Picks: photography workshop at MoG, Virna Haffer at TAM, Spaceworks window art and Artwalk

Peter Serko workshop at MoG

Tacoma photographer Peter Serko, whose Museum of Glass-related work is on show now in the museum, will lead a mini photo workshop for all ages at MoG’s Family Day, along with a discussion of his work, and an outdoor composition workshop by Jennifer Adams. 1-4 p.m. Aug. 13 (1 p.m. discussion). $12/$10/$5/free for under-six. 1801 Dock St., Tacoma. 866-4-MUSEUM, www.museumofglass.org

Haffer’s photographs at TAM

Virna Haffer was a Tacoma photographer through the early and mid-20th century; her work was not only groundbreaking technically, but also socially and artistically. Thanks to recent research, Tacoma Art Museum

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Critic’s Picks: TSO Chorus sing Mozart Requiem, Click Flick at the Grand, Sumi-e at Sandpiper Gallery, Tacoma Third Thursday ArtWalk

TSO chorus sings Mozart’s Requiem

The Tacoma Symphony Orchestra and Chorus perform Mozart’s famous last work and memorial to the dead, the Requiem, in a resonant church setting. 7:30 p.m. tonight. $20. Christ Episcopal Church, 310 N. K St., Tacoma. 253-591-5894, www.tacomasymphony.org

Click Flick: “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”

This month’s free Click Family Flick at the Grand follows Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) as he’s pulled out of adventuring retirement to solve a scary Inca mystery involving quicksand, evil talking skulls and more. Doors open 10 a.m., screening 10:30 a.m. Free to first 100 people. The

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Critic’s Picks: Canonici at UPS, Mozart with Northwest Sinfonietta, Valentine’s with Andre Feriante and ArtWalk

Canonici sings a Renaissance tapestry at UPS

The Tacoma-based four-voice consort Canonici will sing “Musica Antiqua” at the University of Puget Sound tonight, featuring Renaissance English and Flemish madrigals, chansons and masses. 7:30 p.m. tonight. $12.50/$8.50/free for UPS students. Schneebeck Hall, UPS, 1500 N. Warner St., Tacoma. 253-879-3419, www.pugetsound.edu

Northwest Sinfonietta does Mozart

The chamber ensemble celebrates the genius of Mozart with his Symphony no. 40, his clarinet concerto played by Laurie DeLuca, a Rossini overture and a clarinet concerto world premiere by Elena Firsova. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12, $19-$39 at Rialto Theater, 310 S. 9th

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Critic’s picks: Vagabond Opera, Seattle Opera, MOVE and ArtWalk

Vagabond Opera in Olympia

Vagabond Opera defies description: neo-klezmer cabaret, tango, Balkan belly-dance, gypsy jazz, opera – you name it, this six-piece Portland group does it, using four opera singers, two cellos, sax, clarinet, accordion, bass and drums. Last seen in Tacoma for the 2008 Revels, the band is back tonight at Olympia’s Minnaert Center for the Arts. 8 p.m. tonight. $14.75-$29.50. 211 Mottman Rd SW, Olympia. 360-753-8585, www.washingtoncenter.org

Seattle Opera goes to Seville

Figaro is back – that arrogant, delightful barber who helps his friends play tricks. Seattle Opera opens “The Barber of Seville” tomorrow, featuring Lawrence

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Critic’s picks: Northwest Sinfonietta’s “Gypsy Nights,” Asian chamber music, ArtWalk and Canonici

Northwest Sinfonietta goes gypsy

Playing on past successes, the Northwest Sinfonietta is revisiting Gypsy jazz in a fusion concert this weekend that features a new Django Reinhardt-inspired composition by director Christophe Chagnard for three jazz guitars and orchestra. Also on the program is Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto no. 1 with Mark Salman and Mahler’s 5th symphony Adagietto. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12 (Seattle) and 13 (Tacoma), 2 p.m. Nov. 14 (Puyallup.) $19-$49. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle, 866-833-4747. Rialto Theater, 310 S. 9th St., Tacoma, 253-591-5894. Pioneer Park Pavilion, 330 S. Meridian, Puyallup, 800-838-3006. www.nwsinfonietta.org

Second City Chamber Series goes to

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Critic’s Picks: Orr plays organ, the St. Olaf Orchestra play the Pantages, free dance and film at ArtWalk and TAM turns 75

Organ concert for American Cancer Society

Jeff Orr, organist at Mason United Methodist Church, and cellist Stuart Hake will play a concert this weekend to honor cancer victims and survivors. The program includes Mendelssohn’s fourth organ sonata and Reubke’s Sonata on Psalm 94, with a foyer show by the Proctor Art Gallery. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16. Suggested donation to American Cancer Society. Mason United Methodist Church, 2710 N. Madison St., Tacoma. 253-759-3539, www.masonumc.org

St. Olaf Orchestra plays the Pantages

In a concert to benefit the Tacoma Youth Symphony, the St. Olaf Orchestra from Minnesota will play a concert this weekend

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