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Celebrate a kid-friendly New Year’s Eve at the Tacoma Public Library main branch, including harpist Leslie McMichael

Two events at the Tacoma Public Library main branch this Saturday are great for young kids wanting to celebrate New Year’s Eve at a reasonable hour. They’re First Night events but are free and don’t need the $10 button. And like other First Night shows, they’re arts-related.

At 11 a.m. kids can party in a Happy Noon Year with a concert, making festive party hats, drinking toasts and watching the ball drop at 12 noon.

At 3 p.m. the library will screen 1917 silent classic “A Little Princess,” starring the angelic Mary Pickford, with a brand-new music score composed

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Vashon harpist Leslie McMichael to play original three-harp score for “Peter Pan”


Here’s one for your diary next week. Vashon-based harpist Leslie McMichael is ushering in a four-day national harp conference, held in Tacoma July 2-5, with a concert of her own: a free, family-friendly screening of the 1924 silent flick “Peter Pan,” accompanied by her own three-harp score at the Tacoma Public Library.

McMichael was commissioned to write this score four years ago by the Northwest Film Forum, and has since toured it to great success.

“Leslie’s score, though traditional in many ways and entirely faithful to the film, is filled with razzle-dazzle and a sly mischief

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