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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

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

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Critic’s picks: Tacoma Art Museum lectures, new work at Museum of Glass, Assemblage Theater and poet Todd Boss at Gig Harbor

Lectures on controversial art at TAM

To complement gay art exhibit “Hide/Seek,” Tacoma Art Museum is hosting four Saturday lectures by local scholars on controversy in art. All are at 1 p.m. April 7: “Between Icon and Idol: Venerated and Broken Images in Byzantium.” April 14: “The Rhetoric of Degeneracy: Three Moments in 20th century art.” April 21: “The Art of Remembering” (Maya Lin’s Vietnam Veterans’ War Memorial). April 28: “Art and Anger: The AIDS Crisis.” $15 per lecture/$80 for complete series ($10/$50 for members). 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. 253-272-4258, tacomaartmuseum.org

New installation by de Santillana siblings at MoG

Opening this weekend at the Museum of Glass is “Scapes,” a new installation of work by Venetian siblings Laura and Alessandrao Diaz de Santillana. Created in the museum’s Hot Shop in 2010, “Scapes” creates four room-based installations inspired by the Hindu belief that the world is a series of disks made up of wind, water and earth, upon which float four continents in a vast circular ocean. Opens April 7. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. $12 general/$10 senior, student, military/$5 children/free for 5 and under. 1821 Dock St., Tacoma. 866-4-MUSEUM, museumofglass.org

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