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Tag: First Night

Jan.
2nd

Free Arts Month: a raucous First Night and the quiet Mary Boze Gallery

Jan. 1: Well, here I am beginning my month of free arts events. As posted recently, I’m attempting to attend a free arts event every day of this month, just to show you all how much great stuff there is out there without any budget at all. Yesterday was a work-free holiday, so I’m posting my January 1 event today, although technically it was partly on December 31. Confusing, eh? But what I saw Friday night was First Night, the arts-based celebration downtown of the New Year, and it ran from 6:30 p.m. til after midnight, straddling the

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Dec.
31st

Critic’s Picks: New Year’s Eve at First Night Tacoma, Benaroya Hall, St. James Cathedral and the Grand Cinema

New Year’s Eve: Four Picks

There’s not a lot going on in the arts world right after New Year, but there’s plenty to choose from tonight. Here are four picks for the last night of the year.

First Night Tacoma

This family-friendly, booze-free, arts-based celebration runs from 6:30 p.m. til just after midnight in Tacoma’s theater district, and ranges from live music through vaudeville and street bands to burning tiger effigies. See our story for details. 6:30 p.m. tonight. $10/$5 buttons from BCPA box office, Tacoma Art Museum and more. Various locations in downtown Tacoma, centering on Broadway

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Dec.
25th

Critic’s Picks: Janet Marcavage prints, Woolworth Windows, sculpted willow at Fulcrum and First Night

Janet Marcavage’s print portraits at TUUC

In “Likenesses,” Tacoma print artist Janet Marcavage shows her skill in integrating lithography, intaglio embossment, photography and relief to create portraits of family and friends. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday-Friday through Dec. 29. Free. Mary Boze Gallery, Tahoma Unitarian Universalist Church, 1115 S. 56th St., Tacoma (ring the bell). www.janetmarcavage.com

Last weekend for Woolworth Windows

If you haven’t seen the fall installations in the Woolworth Windows downtown, you’ve only got two more days. Joseph Penrod’s blue-tape chair shadows, Beautiful Angle’s stacked chair sculptures, Zachary Marvick’s weirdly human giant drawings and Robert Evans paintings warm up

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