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Tag: Lakewold Gardens


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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Second City series concert at Lakewood’s Lakewold Gardens has the perfect mix of elegance and coziness

Tacoma’s Second City Chamber Series is a hidden gem – and even more so the two annual concerts in the Lakewold Gardens’ Wagner House. Where else around here can you hear fine chamber music so close you can see the performers breathe, and spend the intermission enjoying beautiful gardens or a glass of wine under an arbored terrace? Last week’s SCCS concert was a perfect fusion of the elegance of baroque music in a historic house and the coziness that comes from an audience of 50, most of whom know each other and the performers.

Called “Monticello,” the program was

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Rainier League of Arts in Lakewold Gardens, Lakewood

Amateur arts group the Rainier League of Arts and Lakewold Gardens present an art show at Lakewold Gardens this weekend. “Spring Is In the Air,” shown in the historic Wagner House, features 70 paintings, blown glass and sculpture by local artists, who will also be painting live in the gardens. The art will be for sale.

“Spring is in the Air” runs 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 3-5, with an artist reception 3-4 p.m. June 5. Entry fee $7/$5/free for under-12. Lakewold Gardens, 12317 Gravelly Lake Dr. SW, Lakewood. 253-584-4106, www.lakewoldgardens.org



Critic’s Picks: Click Flick at the Grand, Gig Harbor Art Fest, chamber music at Lakewold and poetry performance workshop at Urban Grace

Click Flick: “Ice Age”

This month’s Click Family Flick at the Grand is “Ice Age,” the animated feature set 20,000 years ago about a mammoth, a sloth and a human baby. Doors open 10 a.m., screening 10:30 a.m. July 17. Free, first 100 people only. The Grand Cinema, 608 S. Fawcett Ave., Tacoma. 253-572-6062, www.grandcinema.com

Gig Harbor Art Fest

The Peninsula Art League’s 26th Annual Gig Harbor Summer Art Festival this weekend features local artists, live music including the Kim Archer Band, roving fiddlers, kids’ activities and sidewalk chalk art. Free shuttle from Pierce Transit Park and Ride lot and

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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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