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Tag: Harbor History Museum Gig Harbor


Critic’s Picks: Tapestries at Harbor History Museum, PNB’s “Nutcracker” in Seattle, “Sister’s Christmas Catechism” at Centerstage Federal Way and Tacoma’s “FlowerHouse”

Flower House lights up the Hilltop

Artist Duncan Price lights up the Hilltop neighborhood with his installation “FlowerHouse,” 28 backlit photographic panels of brambles, thistles and weeds on a heroically botanical scale. On view 24/7. Free. Corner South 15th and G Streets, Tacoma. duncanpricephotography.com

Tapestries at Harbor History Museum

Check out the work by Tapestry Artists of Puget Sound and Tapestry Weavers South in the lobby and gallery of the Harbor History Museum. “NWxSE” features work by 40 artists from figurative to abstract, traditional to modern.  10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday (closed Christmas and New Year’s Day). $7/$5/free for six and under. 4121 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor. 253-858-6722, harborhistorymuseum.org

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Critic’s picks: Cello at Gig Harbor’s Harbor History Museum, storytelling at Ruston’s Antique Sandwich Co, a string trio in Old Town Tacoma and Nikki McClure at Bellevue Arts Museum

Violinist Maria Sampen will be one of the three musicians at the Classical Tuesdays in Old Town concert next week. Courtesy photo.

String trio and flute storytelling in two Old Town concerts

UPS-based Maria Sampen (violin), Tim Christie (viola) and David Requiro (cello) fill Slavonian Hall with Kodaly, Bach and Gordon Jacob this Tuesday in the monthly free Classical Tuesdays in Old Town concert. And this Sunday kids and families can hear renowned flute player Gary Stroutsos, featured on Ken Burns’ PBS documentary “Lewis and Clark,” share traditional Native American songs and storytelling at the Old Town Music Society.

3 p.m. Nov. 11 (flute). $2/$5. Old Town Music Society, 2101 N. 30th St., Tacoma. 253-752-2135.

7 p.m. Nov. 13 (string trio). Freewill donation. Slavonian Hall, 2306 N 30th St., Tacoma. 253-752-2135, classicaltuesdays.blogspot.com


Chilled-out cello at Harbor History Museum

At the Harbor History Museum this Saturday international solo cellist Michael Fitzpatrick (nephew to Gig Harbor weaving artist Cecilia Blomberg) will perform the music The Huffington Post has described as “chill-axed surfer dude vibe…simple beauty that fills the soul.” A recipient of the Prince Charles Award, Fitzpatrick has spent the last 16 years recording “Tuning the Planet” with the Dalai Lama. 3:30 p.m. Nov. 10. $20 (includes wine and snacks). Harbor History Museum, 4121 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor. 253-858-6722, harborhistorymuseum.org, michaelfitzpatrick.com

Traditional storytelling at the Antique Sandwich Co.

It’s the perfect combination of event and venue: “Tellabration,” an annual night of traditional storytelling that joins others around the world, and the intimate cozy comfort of the Antique Sandwich Co. in Ruston. Members of the Mt. Tahoma Storytelling Guild are featured. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10. $5. Antique Sandwich Co., 5102 Pearl St., Tacoma.  253-983-9114, 253-752-4069

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