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Tag: Grand Cinema

April
20th

Critic’s Picks: Illumni Mens Choral at PLU, Harriet Tubman song at B2 gallery, Click Flick at The Grand and Metropolitan Ballet Theatre of Tacoma

Illumni Mens Chorale sing basso profundo at PLU

It isn’t often you get to hear real basso profundo singing in Tacoma, but this weekend you can: the Illumni Mens Chorale will be joined by Glenn Miller to sing an evening of Russian folk, sacred and soldier songs, including Chesnokov’s Memorial Service, Kalinka and Song of the Volga Boatmen. 8 p.m. April 22. $10. Lagerquist Hall, Pacific Lutheran University, 868 Wheeler St. S., Parkland. 206-659-5894,  illumnimenschorale.com

Harriet Tubman and freedom songs at B2 Gallery

Karol Brown plays a 92-year-old Harriet Tubman in “Sweet Freedom’s Jubilee,” a performance of Negro spirituals and stories to celebrate the 99th anniversary of this famous abolitionist’s death. Art includes quilts based on the underground railroad by Mary Johnson and sculpture by Mar’zil Davis. 7 p.m. April 21. $15. B2 Gallery, 711 Saint Helens Avenue, Suite 100, Tacoma. 253.238.5065, b2finearts.com

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Dec.
16th

Critic’s Picks: Flamenco at New Frontier, the Tacoma Symphony Chorus’ “Messiah,” Click Flick at the Grand Cinema and three “Nutcrackers”

Tacoma Symphony Chorus sings “Messiah”

Hear the arias and choruses of Handel’s famous oratorio, sung by the Tacoma Symphony Chorus with Tacoma Symphony accompanying, and with soloists Denise Lees, Melissa Plagemann, James Brown and Benjamin Harris. 7:30 p.m. tonight. $25. St. Charles Borromeo Church, 7112 S. 12th St., Tacoma. 253-272-7264, www.tacomasymphony.org

Flamenco at New Frontier

The 3 Glorias: Flamenco en Vivo performs at the New Frontier tonight, featuring sultry Seattle dancer Savannah Fuentes, singer Jesus Montoya and Pedro Cortez on guitar. 9 p.m. tonight. 21 and over. $20. New Frontier Lounge,

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Oct.
11th

Two thumbs-up, two thumbs-down for the Tacoma Film Festival’s Grit City Flicks

The locally made flicks at the Tacoma Film Festival – which screened yesterday, and are on again at 1:45 p.m. today – are always rather hit-or-miss. This year two out of four were definitely worth the watch, with the other two less thrilling.

One of the better two was  Mick Flaaen’s “Paint,” a hyper-local documentary showing how the City of Tacoma’s imaginative policy on graffiti murals has shaped the town both aesthetically and internally. In between interviews with everyone from artists to City administrator Amy McBride, to whom goes the credit for much of the moving and shaking, are

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April
15th

Critic’s Picks: TSO Chorus sing Mozart Requiem, Click Flick at the Grand, Sumi-e at Sandpiper Gallery, Tacoma Third Thursday ArtWalk

TSO chorus sings Mozart’s Requiem

The Tacoma Symphony Orchestra and Chorus perform Mozart’s famous last work and memorial to the dead, the Requiem, in a resonant church setting. 7:30 p.m. tonight. $20. Christ Episcopal Church, 310 N. K St., Tacoma. 253-591-5894, www.tacomasymphony.org

Click Flick: “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”

This month’s free Click Family Flick at the Grand follows Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) as he’s pulled out of adventuring retirement to solve a scary Inca mystery involving quicksand, evil talking skulls and more. Doors open 10 a.m., screening 10:30 a.m. Free to first 100 people. The

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Feb.
18th

Critic’s Picks: Click Flick “Ghostbusters,” “Asher Lev” at TOTS, Liszt at UPS and Klee Wyk art at WSHM

Click Flick: “Ghostbusters”

This month’s Click Flick at the Grand Cinema is the classic 1980s comedy “Ghostbusters” – just try not to sing along. Doors open 10 a.m., screening 10:30 a.m. Free to first 100 people. The Grand Cinema, 606 S. Fawcett Ave., Tacoma. 253-593-4474, www.grandcinema.com

“My Name is Asher Lev” theater collaboration

Lakewood Playhouse collaborates with the Broadway Center to present the Northwest premiere of “My Name is Asher Lev,” an adaptation of Chaim Potok’s novel about a young Jewish artist conflicted between tradition and self-expression. Opens 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19, then 3 p.m. and

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Jan.
15th

Free Arts Month: Tom Hanks, for free, at the Click Flick

If you want free, you gotta plan. Today my idea was to catch the monthly Click Family Flick at the Grand Cinema – but about 100 people had the same idea as I did, and sooner. The Flick is a free kid-friendly film every third Saturday, usually something adults like as well, but it’s pretty popular, and it’s worth planning out the morning. Today’s screening was the 1988 classic “Big,” about a boy who wishes he was bigger – and has it granted, by about six years in one night.

Doors open at 10 a.m. for the 10:30 a.m. screening,

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Dec.
14th

The Grand Cinema goes retro this Christmas – and evil

Tacoma’s Grand Cinema is showing two Christmas classics this weekend and one seriously sinister Santa film.

First up is “A Christmas Story” on Saturday. Part of the Click! Family Flick series, the movie will show on two screens. Consider it a gift: it’s free. Just get there at 10 a.m. The film starts at 10:30 a.m. and might fill to capacity as last year’s showing of “The Polar Express” almost did.

If you haven’t seen the movie or the musical based on it currently showing at the Fifth Avenue Theatre here’s a synopsis: Ralphie (Peter Billingsley), a young boy growing up in the 1940s, dreams of getting a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. But his mother says no and poor Ralphie doesn’t get any support, even from Santa himself.
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June
18th

Critic’s Picks: Click Flick, Persian Poetry, Russian music at Lakewold Gardens and Poet Laureate reads at the library

Click Flick: “Free Willy”

The Click Family Flick at the Grand this month is the heart-wrenching orca tale, “Free Willy.” June 19, doors open 10 a.m., screening 10:30 a.m. Free, first 100 people only. The Grand Cinema, 608 S. Fawcett Ave., Tacoma. 253-572-6062, www.grandcinema.com

Persian poetry on the summer solstice

Celebrate the longest day of the year (if not the warmest) with an evening of Persian poetry, food, wine and music. A fundraiser for United for Peace Pierce County, the evening is set in a North-end rose garden, and features Rick Steves’ cinematographer Abdi Sami. 6-9 p.m. June 21. $30.

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