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Tag: Broadway Center

Nov.
23rd

Critic’s Picks: “The Sound of Music,” Tacoma’s Gritty City Gift Fair, B2 Gallery and Lelavision at MoG

Sing along with (or just watch) “The Sound of Music”

Sometimes it’s just not enough to watch that family favorite film, “The Sound of Music.” If you love singing along with Julie Andrews to all those fab songs (“Doe a Deer,” “Edelweiss”) then you’ll want to get your costume on and go to the sing-along screenings at either the Pantages or the Washington Center. If you want to see the Von Trapp family come to life, head to a live theater performance at Tacoma Musical Playhouse.

Sing-alongs: 2 p.m. Nov. 24 at Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma. $24. 253-591-5894, broadwaycenter.org. Also 5 p.m. Nov. 25 at Washington Center, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia. $16/$14/$5. 360-753-8586, washingtoncenter.org

Theater: 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through Dec. 16 at Tacoma Musical Playhouse, 5116 6th Ave., Tacoma. $29/$27/$20. 253-565-6867, tmp.org

Gritty City Gift Fair

Among the many opportunities to buy local, artist-made, one-of-a-kind gifts is the Gritty City Gift Fair, held in conjunction with Tacoma’s annual tree lighting ceremony tomorrow. Find handmade ornaments, letterpress cards, hand-crafted fashion and more. 3-9 p.m. Nov. 24 (tree lighting 6 p.m. across the road). Free. 906 Broadway, Tacoma. facebook.com Read more »

Nov.
16th

Critic’s Picks: TSO with Janet Sung, Cathedrals at Immanuel Presbyterian, “Twelfth Night” at Lakewood Playhouse and neo-futurist theater at UPS


Violinist Janet Sung plays with the Tacoma Symphony this weekend. Courtesy photo.

TSO with Janet Sung

Dynamic young violinist Janet Sung returns to the Tacoma Symphony to play Lalo’s “Symphonie Espagnol,” on a program that also includes Beehoven’s “Eroica” symphony. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18. $24/$42/$62/$77. Rialto Theater, 310 S. 9th St., Tacoma. 253-591-5894, broadwaycenter.org, tacomasymphony.org

Cathedrals: Local indie music in churches

The Broadway Center’s “Cathedrals” series continues to present local indie bands in acoustically reverberant churches: Tonight’s show at Immanuel Presbyterian features Portland’s Drew Grow and the Pastors’ Wives, Seattle’s Pollens and Tacoma’s own Goldfinch, releasing their CD with free download to all Cathedrals ticket buyers. 8 p.m. tonight. $16. Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 901 N. J St., Tacoma. 253-591-5894, broadwaycenter.orgipctacoma.org

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Oct.
19th

Critic’s picks: Christ Episcopal evensong, Click Flick at The Grand, Tacoma Art Museum and Dala at Theatre on the Square


The choir of Christ Episcopal Church, Tacoma, with co-directors Kathryn Nichols and Mark Brombaugh. Courtesy photo.

Christ Church Festal Choral Evensong

The choir of Christ Episcopal, with organist Mark Brombaugh and gues organist Melvin Butler, present a festive choral evensong service to commission new co-directors Brombaugh and Kathryn Nichols. Music includes anthems by Leo Nestor, Herbert Brewer and Craig Phillips, works by Bruhns and Stanford on the Brombaugh pipe organ and congregational hymns. 5 p.m. Oct. 21. Free. Christ Episcopal Church, 310 N. K St., Tacoma. 253-383-1569, ccptacoma.org

Click Flick: “The Addams Family”

Get your creepy giggles at The Grand Cinema’s Click Flick this month: “The Addams Family,” about that classic ghoulish family who do things just a little differently. Doors open 9:30 a.m., screening 10 a.m. Oct. 20. Free to first 100 people. The Grand Cinema, 606 S. Fawcett Ave., Tacoma. 253-593-4474, www.grandcinema.com

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Sep.
20th

Free for All kicks off a varied and exciting Broadway Center season, with guest appearance by Vicci Martinez


Singer Vicci Martinez, playing the Pantages this Saturday for Tacoma's Fall Free for All festival. Courtesy photo.

Who doesn’t like free dance, theater and music? The Broadway Center knows it’s pretty hard to resist a free show, let alone a free weekend of shows, and for the second year around is kicking off its season with the Fall Free for All weekend of free arts events this Saturday and Sunday to entice newbies into the downtown theaters and give us all a taste of what’s coming up. Headlining the weekend is Tacoma indie singer Vicci Martinez, playing the Pantages Saturday night.

You can download the program pdf on the Broadway Center’s website, but here are some highlights:

-       New this year is Vicci Martinez, the Tacoma native singer/songwriter who went big on NBC’s “The Voice” and has found it hard to schedule her adoring hometown into her gig schedule ever since. She didn’t make it to Art on the Ave – but she’s booked in at the Pantages, so get in line early. 9 p.m. Sat.

-       Also new this year is a scheduled dinner break. No, they’re not giving you a free meal, but at least there’s a two hour break in the performance schedule to allow everyone to refuel at some of downtown T-Town’s great eating places (Two Koi, Matador, Maxwell’s, The Old Spaghetti Factory, El Gaucho, Corina and The Office), where your FFFA wristband will get you discounts. 5-7 p.m. Sat., 4-6 p.m. Sun. Read more »

July
27th

Critic’s Picks: B2 Gallery, Cathedrals rock at Immanuel Presbyterian, Java Tacoma and late-night Thursdays at Tacoma Att Museum

“Vice and Virtue” at B2 Gallery

Pastel artists and 30-year collaborators Ric Hall and Ron Schmitt create canvases together. Their current show at B2 gallery explores the seven deadly sins in “Vice and Virtue,” closing this weekend. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. third Thursdays through July 28. Free. 711 St. Helens Ave. Suite 100, Tacoma. 253-238-5065, b2finearts.com

Indie rock in second “Cathedrals” concert at Immanuel Presbyterian

Immanuel Presbyterian and the Broadway Center for Performing Arts team up for the second incarnation of the “Cathedrals” series, indie and new rock played in acoustically reverberant venues. This

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May
11th

Critic’s Picks: The Barefoot Dance Collective, Tacoma Youth Symphony at Rialto, bike art at Tacoma Art Museum and ArtWalk

Barefoot Dance Collective in “Ides of May”

Join the Barefoot Dance Collective and three local choreographers in an evening of modern dance in a brand new venue: the newly-renovated Studio 3 at the Broadway Center for Performing Arts downtown. Seats, curtains and a black-box atmosphere transform a rehearsal space into a dance theater for tBFC’s annual “Ides of May” show. 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. May 12, 3 p.m. May 13. $15/$18. Studio 3, 915 Broadway, Tacoma (third floor, enter via silver elevator on street level) 253-591-5894, brownpapertickets.com, barefootcollective.org, broadwaycenter.org

Tacoma Youth Symphony plays gypsy music

The Tacoma Youth Symphony, the highest orchestra of seven in the TYSA, plays its final concert this Sunday at the Rialto, featuring gypsy-themed music by George Enescu, Schumann, Saint-Saëns, Romberg and Brahms. 3 p.m. May 13. $7 main floor/$17 balcony. Rialto Theater, 310 S. 9th St., Tacoma. 253-627-2792, tysamusic.org Read more »

March
16th

Critic’s picks: Northwest Sinfonietta, “Hide/Seek” at Tacoma Art Museum, Click Flick at The Grand and Tito Puente Jr. at the Rialto

Northwest Sinfonietta does Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Schubert

Young violin prodigy Marié Rossano returns to play Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with the Northwest Sinfonietta this weekend. Other pieces on the program are Beethoven’s “Egmont” overture and Schubert’s Symphony no. 4, the “Tragic.” 7:30 p.m. tonight (Seattle), March 17 (Tacoma) and 2 p.m. March 18 (Puyallup.) $19-$49. Benaroya Hall, 100 University St., Seattle/Rialto Theater, 310 S. 9th St., Tacoma/Pioneer Park Pavilion, 330 S. Meridian Ave., Puyallup. 888-356-6040, nwsinfonietta.org

“Hide/Seek” opens at Tacoma Art Museum

The controversial GLBT American portraiture show “Hide/Seek” opens at Tacoma Art Museum this weekend, with a curator talk and opening party Saturday. Taken down at the Smithsonian last year after patron complaints, it nevertheless received wide acclaim for the quality and diversity of gay and lesbian-themed artwork in multiple media. Curator talk 2 p.m. March 17 ($15/$10/$5). Opening celebration 7-10 p.m. March 17 ($25 advance/$35 at door/free for members). Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays through June 10. $10/$8/free for under-five and third Thursdays 5-8 p.m. 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. 253-272-4258, tacomaartmuseum.org Read more »

March
9th

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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