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Tag: Gig Harbor

June
19th

Chalk the Harbor will add color to Gig Harbor’s sidewalks in July

It has a new name but the chalk is the same. Chalk the Harbor returns to Gig Harbor on Saturday, July 21. Bring your knee pads.

Reflecting the town’s history the Gig Harbor Historic Waterfront Association is encouraging chalk artists to create images of the harbor, its fishing heritage or any other maritime theme.

Best of all: the chalk is free. Registration takes place on the day of the event from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. at two downtown locations: Anthony’s parking lot in the Finholm District and the Pioneer/Harborview intersection near the Fly Shop. The event runs

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March
26th

Jini Dellaccio at Harbor History Museum for members-only opening

If you read our GO guide last Friday, you’ll have seen my story on 1960s rock photographer Jini Dellaccio, whose work is showing this weekend in a retrospective at the Harbor History Museum. Dellaccio, now 95, who lived in Gig Harbor during the ’60s and ’70s, shot elegant black and white photos of emerging rock bands like the Sonics and the Wailers, which later became iconic album covers.

Dellaccio will be at the opening this Thursday, but it’s a members-only event. The show opens to the general public at 10 a.m. Saturday. If you’re interested in becoming

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Dec.
9th

Critic’s Picks: Tacoma City Ballet’s “Nutcracker,” Christmas jazz from Rich Wetzel, HART glass sale and brass quintet Christmas in Gig Harbor

Tacoma City Ballet’s “Nutcracker”

Tacoma City Ballet performs its annual “Nutcracker” with Pantages sets, the Northwest Sinfonietta orchestra and original Russian choreography. 3 p.m. Dec. 10, 11, 17, 18; 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Dec. 21. $19-$60. Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma. 253-591-5894, www.broadwaycenter.org

Rich Wetzel’s big band holiday jazz

Get your holiday groove on with big band Christmas jazz played by Rich Wetzel’s Groovin’ Higher Orchestra this weekend – all the favorites, with a swing. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10. Tacoma Community College building 2, 6501 S. 19th St., Tacoma. 800-838-3006, www.brownpapertickets.com

Hilltop Artists’ in Residence holiday glass

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April
29th

Critic’s Picks: University of Puget Sound symphony/choir, Regency Quartet at Gig Harbor’s Agnus Dei Lutheran, the South Sound Classical Choir and Lisa Creed at Mavi Contemporary in Tacoma

Free UPS symphony/choir concert

University of Puget Sound’s symphony orchestra and three choirs will give a free concert tonight, featuring Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto no. 1 and Chopin’s Piano Concerto no. 1 with student soloists, and Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy with Duane Hulbert on piano and three choirs. 7:30 p.m. tonight. Free. Schneebeck Concert Hall, UPS, 1500 N. Warner St., Tacoma. 253-879-3419, www.pugetsound.edu

Regency Quartet at Agnus Dei Lutheran

At Agnus Dei Lutheran church in Gig Harbor, the third concert in this year’s series features the Regency String Quartet. The resident faculty quartet at Pacific Lutheran University, the quartet will play music

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April
19th

Meditative art for Holy Week at Harbor Covenant Church in Gig Harbor

Gig Harbor artist Sanne Beavin has created eight painting-tableaux for Lent and Holy Week at her church, Harbor Covenant, as a spiritual meditation for parishioners and visitors.

Asked by pastor Michael White, Beavin painted one work of “The Cross-Way” for each week of Lent, with two more for this week (Holy Week). The paintings, highly-colored expressionist works detailing each of eight Stations of the Cross (scriptural points on Jesus’ journey to crucifixion) are surrounded by a tableau of symbolic props and a second panel, some wrapped in barbed wire, some pounded with nails, and accompanied by a scriptural verse

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