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Critic’s picks: Tacoma Art Museum free festival, Vashon Island art studio tour, medieval music at Revels and Brass Unlimited’s Pops at Tacoma Community College

TAM free festival and paper installation

Celebrate Tacoma Art Museum’s 10th birthday in its new Pacific Avenue building with a free community festival tomorrow. Activities include a community paper art installation and more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 4. Free. Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. 253-272-4258, tacomaartmuseum.org

Vashon Art Studio Tour

Vashon Island’s many artists open up their doors this and next weekend in the annual spring studio tour. The self-guided driving tour is free and features 23 studios in media including blown glass, jewelry, woodwork, candles, pottery, tile and mosaic, sculpture, prints and painting. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 4-5, 11-12. Free. For maps see vashonislandartstudiotour.com or most island businesses. For ferry schedules see wsdot.wa.gov/ferries.

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Critic’s picks: Brass Unlimited, Bill Colby at Tacoma library, Click Flick at the Grand and Museum of Glass show

Sounds like Brass Unlimited

Brass Unlimited’s 15th annual “Sounds of Brass” concert happens this Sunday, featuring guest soloist Tracy Knoop on sax. On the program of the free concert by the 15-member ensemble are excerpts from Stravinsky’s “Firebird” suite, Arban’s “Fantasie Brilliante” and several Gershwin preludes. 3 p.m. Jan. 20 at St. Mark’s Lutheran, 6730 N. 17th St., Tacoma. 253-759-9511, brassunlimited.org

New Bill Colby prints at the library

Veteran Tacoma printmaker and educator Bill Colby shows new work at the Handforth Gallery in Tacoma’s main library branch beginning tomorrow. Inspired by travels, from Italian staircases to Asian brushwork and

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Brass Unlimited plays annual free Pops Concert at Tacoma Community College

Tacoma ensemble Brass Unlimited hosts it’s 5th annual free Pops Concert this Sunday at Tacoma Community College.  Trombonist Gary Shutes is the soloist for a program that includes two Henry Mancini numbers, Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods,” musical salutes to Copland and Sinatra, music from Riverdance and a medley of music by Earth, Wind and Fire.

Playing alongside Brass Unlimited will be a 16-member brass and rhythm section directed by TCC music chair John Falskow.

3 p.m. April 29. Free. Tacoma Community College building 2,  6501 S. 19th St., Tacoma. 253-759-9511, brassunlimited.org, tacomacc.edu



Critic’s Picks: Piano fest at University of Puget Sound, Click Flick at the Grand, Brass Unlimited at St. Mark’s Lutheran and new art at Fulcrum Gallery, Tacoma

Brass Unlimited. Courtesy photo.

Brass and Organ Unlimited

This Sunday sees Brass Unlimited’s 14th annual “Sounds of Brass Concert” atSt. Mark’s Lutheran Church, featuring the church’s new digital organ in music by Gabrieli, Saint-Saens, Mozart and Holst, with brass and percussion ensembles directed by Dr. John Falskow. 3 p.m. Jan. 22. Free. St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 6730 No. 17th St., Tacoma. 253-752-4966,www.smlutheran.orgwww.brassunlimited.org

Eight hands, two pianos at UPS

Three of Tacoma’s best concert pianists and a guest artist will combine at the University of Puget Sound tonight to play orchestral works as you’ve (probably) never heard them before: Ravel’s “La Valse” played with four hands on two pianos and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture played with eight hands on two pianos, plus more. Artists include Duane Hulbert, Tanya Stambuk, Keith Ward and Central Washington University’s John Pickett, who’ll also play Liszt’s monumental Sonata in b minor for solo piano. The program opens the university’s 21st annual piano festival. 7:30 p.m. tonight. $12.50/$8.50/free for UPS students. Schneebeck Hall, University of Puget Sound, 1500 N. Union Ave., Tacoma. 253-879-3419, ups.universitytickets.com

Grand Click Flick: “Astroboy”

This month’s free Click Family Flick at the Grand is the 2009 “Astroboy,” based on the classic Japanese animé series about a young robot with incredible powers. Doors open 9:30 a.m., screening 10 a.m. Jan. 21. Free to first 100 people. The Grand Cinema, 606 S. Fawcett Ave., Tacoma. 253-593-4474, www.grandcinema.com

New artists at Fulcrum

With a New Year come new artists, at least at Fulcrum Gallery, where the newly-opened “Dawn of 2012” features six emerging Tacoma artists. Julian Pena, Kelsi Finney, Gabriel Brown, Kirsten Marie Piso, Meghan Mitchell and Branden Urban present a variety of forms, imagery and materials, including repurposed. Noon-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday through March 10. Free. Fulcrum Gallery, 1308 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Tacoma. 253-250-0520, www.fulcrumtacoma.com Read more »


Free Brass Pops concert at TCC

Brass Unlimited will present their fourth annual Sounds of Brass Pops Concert on April 10. Music includes “A Salute to Harry James” and a Henry Mancini medley, plus selections from Cirque du Soleil and “The Wizard of Oz.” Featured ensembles will be Brass Unlimited and a 15-member brass ensemble with rhythm section from Tacoma Community College.

4 p.m. April 10. Free. Tacoma Community College, Building 3, located on the North side of the Campus off of South 12th Street between Mildred and Pearl. www.tacomacc.edu



Critic’s Picks: Saxophone at UPS, koto duo at TAM, “Spring Awakening” and Brass Unlimited

UPS sax concert

“Saxophones and Friends” at the University of Puget Sound tonight features local performers Fred Winkler on saxophones, Duane Hulbert on piano, Michael Nicolella on guitar and Maria Sampen on violin playing eclectic new compositions, including Libby Larsen’s “Bid Call,” based on the rapid-fire patter of an auctioneer. 7:30 p.m. tonight. $12.50 general/$8.50 seniors and students/free for current UPS students. Schneebeck Hall, UPS, 1500 N. Warner St., Tacoma.253-879-3419, www.pugetsound.edu/events

“Sounds of Brass” at St. Mark’s Lutheran

Brass Unlimited is hosting the 13th annual “Sounds of Brass Concert” featuring soloist Danielle Lemieux on french horn and a program including

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