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Critic’s picks: Kids’ concert at Seattle Symphony, “Savage Seas” at Harbor History Museum, Tacoma Concert Band does Sousa and Darwin-inspired art books at UPS

Diane Stemper, "Darwin's Doldrums." Courtesy photo.
Diane Stemper, “Darwin’s Doldrums.” Courtesy photo.

Darwin-inspired art books at the UPS Collins Library

Ohio artist Diane Stemper makes artist books in a wide variety of forms inspired by the science of Charles Darwin and the art of collecting, comparing and classifying, using drawing, linoleum prints, digital prints, found text and more. Artist conversation 4-5 p.m. today. 7:30 a.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 a.m. Sunday through May 25. Free. Collins Memorial Library, University of Puget Sound, 1500 N. Warner St., Tacoma. 253-879-3675, pugetsound.edu

Seattle Symphony kids’ concert

If you missed the Tacoma Symphony’s Family  Concert last weekend, don’t fret: The Seattle Symphony is playing Stravinsky’s lushly melodic “Firebird Suite,” together with a contemporary percussion concerto, at a concert aimed at kids ages six to 12. 11 a.m. April 20 (10 a.m. petting zoo and activities), free workshop afterward at Soundbridge Center. $20 adults/$15 students, seniors. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-336-6600, seattlesymphony.org

“Savage Seas” paleontology at Harbor History Museum

The Harbor History Museum hosts touring blockbuster exhibit “Savage Seas” featuring over 14 complete specimens of ancient marine reptiles from the Cretaceous period, including Tylosaurus, Archelon and Megalodon. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday through July 14. $7 adults/$6 military, seniors/$5 ages 7-15/free for ages six and under. Harbor History Museum, 4121 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor. 253-858-6722, harborhistorymuseum.org

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Rock star panel with Jini Dellaccio 1960s photographs at Harbor History Museum next weekend

If you’re into 1960s rock, save the date: Bob Holden from Don and the Goodtimes, Jim Valley from Don and the Goodtimes and Paul Revere and the Raiders, and Steve Lalor of the Daily Flash are coming on May 19 to Harbor History Museum in Gig Harbor to take part in a panel discussion on 1960s rock photographer Jini Dellaccio, whose large-format photography is now on exhibit in the museum in “With a Loving Eye: The Photographs of Jini Dellaccio.”

The rockers were each part of a group that was photographed by Dellaccio, who took iconic album covers

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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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Critic’s picks: PLU play festival, UPS cello concert, Gig Harbor museum exhibit and Tacoma Little Theatre

The directors of the three plays in PLU's One Act Festival. Courtesy photo.

PLU’s annual One Act Festival

Three one-act plays combine education and entertainment at Pacific Lutheran University’s annual APO One Act Festival “Loss…and Found,” beginning next Wednesday night. PLU’s chapter of Alpha Psi Omega, the national theater honor society, produces the festival; plays include “Recklessness” by Eugene O’Neill, “Otter Pops” by Alex Eddy and “Poor Little Doggy” by Myia Johnson. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25, 26, 27 and 28. $5/$3 students. Eastvold Mainstage, Pacific Lutheran University, Park Avenue South and 123rd Street South, Tacoma. 253-535-7325, www.plu.edu

UPS folk-inspired cello concert

Prize-winning cellist and University of Puget Sound artist-in-residence David Requiro performs a recital of cello works inspired by folk music tonight, along with violinist Maria Sampen and pianist Tanya Stambuk. On the Eastern-European program is music by Janácek, Tsintsadze, Kodály and Bartók, including his “Rumanian Folk Dances.” 7:30 p.m. tonight. $12.50/$8.50 seniors, students, military and UPS faculty and staff/free for UPS students. Schneebeck Concert Hall, University of Puget Sound, 1500 N. Warner St., Tacoma. 253-879-3419, tickets.pugetsound.edu Read more »


Critic’s Picks: “Black Wings” at WSHM, quilts at Harbor History Museum, tango from Duo Rubicund and piano recital by Duane Hulbert

Black aviator history at the Washington State History Museum

“Black Wings,” new at the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma, explores the history of African American aviators past and present in a Smithsonian exhibit of stories, photographs and artifacts. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. third Thursdays through Jan. 16, 2012. $8/$7/$6/free for under-six, and free for all military, veterans and families on Veterans’ Day. 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. 888-BE-THERE, www.washingtonhistory.org

“Artistry of Quilts” in Gig Harbor

Just opened, “The Artistry of Quilts” at the Harbor History Museum showcases both historic and contemporary examples of

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“Requiem for the Trees” in art at Harbor History Museum, Gig Harbor

When I visited Kopachuck State Park over summer, I noticed an odd thing as I walked back up from the beach: an artist. Sitting on a stool, she was painting a little trail winding down through the forest, along with another family’s kids. The artist was Myrna Binion, and it turns out she wasn’t just painting a pretty scene but a scene that won’t look the same again for a long time. Firs and hemlocks are being knocked down at Kopachuck this fall because of root rot, but they’ll live forever thanks to artists like Binion who have captured

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Harbor History Museum receives $1.5 million gift, will open in September

The Harbor History Museum in Gig Harbor, closed since 2008 while awaiting the construction of a new 15,000 square foot facility on the downtown waterfront, has just received a naming gift of $1.5 million. The gift is from the Sehmel family, and will enable the museum to open on September 18 this year as the Sehmel Family Harbor History Museum.

“We are proud that the new museum will bear the name of the Sehmel family, whose long history on the Peninsula is one of hard work, community involvement and generosity,” said Walt Smith, board president.

The gift reduces the

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Critic’s Picks: Tacoma Concert Band, “Splash” art in Gig Harbor, “Flow” at Mineral and Tacoma Art Supply

Tacoma Concert Band mixes Russian and American

Seattle soprano Heidi Vanderford is the soloist in the Tacoma Concert Band’s final show of the season, “A Russian-American Potpourri,” including works by Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Gershwin and Bernstein, plus student solo winner flutist Candy Chang. 7:30 p.m. May 1. $15-$30. Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma. 253-591-5894, www.broadwaycenter.org, www.tacomaconcertband.org

“Flow” at Mineral

Calligraphic art from locals Andrea Erickson and Maureen McHugh – the one sumi-character-based, the other modernist – is up now at Mineral. Noon-5 p.m. Tue, Thur and Sat and by appointment. Free. 301 Puyallup Ave. Ste. A, Tacoma. 253-250-7745, www.lisakinoshita.com


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