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Critic’s Picks: TSO with Janet Sung, Cathedrals at Immanuel Presbyterian, “Twelfth Night” at Lakewood Playhouse and neo-futurist theater at UPS

Violinist Janet Sung plays with the Tacoma Symphony this weekend. Courtesy photo.

TSO with Janet Sung

Dynamic young violinist Janet Sung returns to the Tacoma Symphony to play Lalo’s “Symphonie Espagnol,” on a program that also includes Beehoven’s “Eroica” symphony. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18. $24/$42/$62/$77. Rialto Theater, 310 S. 9th St., Tacoma. 253-591-5894, broadwaycenter.org, tacomasymphony.org

Cathedrals: Local indie music in churches

The Broadway Center’s “Cathedrals” series continues to present local indie bands in acoustically reverberant churches: Tonight’s show at Immanuel Presbyterian features Portland’s Drew Grow and the Pastors’ Wives, Seattle’s Pollens and Tacoma’s own Goldfinch, releasing their CD with free download to all Cathedrals ticket buyers. 8 p.m. tonight. $16. Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 901 N. J St., Tacoma. 253-591-5894, broadwaycenter.orgipctacoma.org

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Harmonica player Paul Green at Immanuel Presbyterian’s Blues Vespers this Sunday

It’s all about the harmonica at Blues Vespers this Sunday. Immanuel Presbyterian‘s monthly free blues service features award-winning Seattle player Paul Green as the headline act in its 8th annual Harmonica Showcase, along with Stacey Jones and Steve Bailey. Tom Boyle and the T-Town Aces rhythm section will back up the stars, plus there’ll be a guest appearance by London blues star Tim Aves.

“The harmonica provides a second voice connected directly to the feeling of the player,” says Green about his instrument, also called the mouth harp or Mississippi saxophone.

The Blues Vespers is a blues concert with

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Critic’s Picks: Shakespeare in Des Moines, Tacoma Blues Vespers, Cambridge choir at St. John’s Olympia and Second City Chamber Music in Lakewood

Shakespeare in Des Moines Beach Park

The Seattle Shakespeare Company performs “Twelfth Night” in the meadow at Des Moines Beach Park tonight as part of its annual free Shakespeare in the Park. (Other performances through July include Volunteer Park, Luther Burbank Park and the Seattle Center.) 7 p.m. tonight. Free. Des Moines Beach Park, 22030 Cliff Ave. S., Des Moines. seattleshakespeare.org

Little Bill at Blues Vespers

This month’s Blues Vespers at Immanuel Presbyterian Church features 55-year Tacoma legend Little Bill and The Blue Notes. The Vespers mixes blues music with poetry, prayer and a brief message. 5 p.m. July

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Little Bill plays at Immanuel Presbyterian’s Christmas Blues Vespers this Sunday in Tacoma

This Sunday’s Blues Vespers at Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Tacoma, features local blues legend Little Bill and the Blue Notes. Usually a trio, the band will expand to include Brian Kent and Scotty Harris on saxophone, Tony Grasso on trumpet and Buck England on B-3 organ to do big band arrangements of Christmas carols.

Blues Vespers combines music, a brief talk and prayer. This Sunday audience members are also encouraged to bring a new unwrapped toy for charity.

5 p.m. Dec. 11. Free, donation suggested. Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 909 N. J St., Tacoma. 253-627-8371, www.ipctacoma.org