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Tag: Museum of Glass

Feb.
15th

Critic’s picks: Vocal recital at Christ Episcopal Tacoma, Museum of Glass and the Sister Cities film fest

Vocal recital at Christ Church

The Third Fridays at Noon recital series at Christ Episcopal Church presents soprano Melissa Fontaine in a lunchtime recital today, accompanied by pianist Una Hwang and organist Mark Brombaugh. On the program are four early songs by Alban Berg, “Letters from Saint Paul” by Daniel Pinkham, and “Cantata of Spirituals” by John Carter. 12:10 p.m. today. Donation at the door. Christ Episcopal Church, 310 N. K St., Tacoma. 253-383-1569, ccptacoma.org

Moore at MoG

Opening at the Museum of Glass this weekend is a new show by Northwest glass artist Benjamin Moore. “Translucent” evokes

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Jan.
25th

Critic’s Picks: Two celli at UPS, Seattle Symphony celebrates Asia, mosaics at MoG and discounts at Fort Nisqually

“A Due Celli” at University of Puget Sound

You don’t often get to hear two world-class cellists play duets, but at UPS tonight artist-in-residence David Requiro and guest artist Meta Weiss will play a concert of music from Paganini’s “Moses” variations, arranged for two cellos, to Schubert’s string quintet in C major, expanded by Maria Sampen, Jennifer Caine and Tim Christie on violin and viola.

7:30 p.m. Jan. 25. $12.50/$8.50/free for UPS students. Schneebeck Concert Hall, University of Puget Sound, 1500 N. Warner St., Tacoma. 253-879-6013, pugetsound.edu

“Celebrate Asia” with the Seattle Symphony

The Seattle Symphony honors the local Asian community with its fifth annual “Celebrate Asia” concert at Benaroya Hall this Sunday. The East-West program features Japanese blind pianist Nobuyuki Tsjuii playing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concert no. 1, Indian violinist

Ambi Subramaniam and mridangam player Mahesh Krishnamurthy playing “Shanti Priya,” written by renowned Indian violinist and composer L. Subramaniam, plus Debussy’s “Pagodes,” a Bali-inspired orchestral piece and a new work for shakuhachi flute. Pre-concert activities include local dance companies and a lion dance, with taiko drumming following the show.

Pre-concert lobby music 3 p.m., concert 4 p.m. Jan. 27. $19-$76. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 866-833-4747, seattlesymphony.org

Mosaics at Museum of Glass

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Jan.
18th

Critic’s picks: Brass Unlimited, Bill Colby at Tacoma library, Click Flick at the Grand and Museum of Glass show

Sounds like Brass Unlimited

Brass Unlimited’s 15th annual “Sounds of Brass” concert happens this Sunday, featuring guest soloist Tracy Knoop on sax. On the program of the free concert by the 15-member ensemble are excerpts from Stravinsky’s “Firebird” suite, Arban’s “Fantasie Brilliante” and several Gershwin preludes. 3 p.m. Jan. 20 at St. Mark’s Lutheran, 6730 N. 17th St., Tacoma. 253-759-9511, brassunlimited.org

New Bill Colby prints at the library

Veteran Tacoma printmaker and educator Bill Colby shows new work at the Handforth Gallery in Tacoma’s main library branch beginning tomorrow. Inspired by travels, from Italian staircases to Asian brushwork and

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Jan.
9th

Museum of Glass and America’s Car Museum (LeMay) join for one combined $20 ticket to both Tacoma museums Jan. 16-Mar. 31

Two of Tacoma’s biggest museums are joining forces to offer visitors one combined $20 ticket starting next week. The Museum of Glass and America’s Car Museum (the LeMay) are collaborating on the deal, which runs from January 16 to March 31.

“As a community-focused organization, we’ve made it a priority to establish relationships with Tacoma’s local businesses and attractions,” said ACM president David Madeira in the press release.  “Our partnership with MOG is the next evolution of this commitment, which affords people the opportunity to experience the beautiful artwork, designs and exhibits that both museums have to offer.”

Since ACM

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Dec.
14th

Twelve Tacoma Artist Gifts of Christmas – Day 12, last one!!

Welcome to the final installment of the Twelve Tacoma Artist Gifts of Christmas! Inspired by both the “Twelve Days of Christmas” song and fellow features writer Sue Kidd, who’s offering you her own “Twelve Tacoma Foodie Gifts of Christmas” on her TNT Diner blog, I’ve come up with 12 alternative gifts for Christmas: no partridges in pear trees, but something a lot more uniquely local. (See older posts for the other days.)

So here’s Day 12:

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:

Twelve blown glass baubles, eleven quirky comics , ten movie tickets,

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Nov.
23rd

Critic’s Picks: “The Sound of Music,” Tacoma’s Gritty City Gift Fair, B2 Gallery and Lelavision at MoG

Sing along with (or just watch) “The Sound of Music”

Sometimes it’s just not enough to watch that family favorite film, “The Sound of Music.” If you love singing along with Julie Andrews to all those fab songs (“Doe a Deer,” “Edelweiss”) then you’ll want to get your costume on and go to the sing-along screenings at either the Pantages or the Washington Center. If you want to see the Von Trapp family come to life, head to a live theater performance at Tacoma Musical Playhouse.

Sing-alongs: 2 p.m. Nov. 24 at Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma. $24. 253-591-5894, broadwaycenter.org. Also 5 p.m. Nov. 25 at Washington Center, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia. $16/$14/$5. 360-753-8586, washingtoncenter.org

Theater: 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through Dec. 16 at Tacoma Musical Playhouse, 5116 6th Ave., Tacoma. $29/$27/$20. 253-565-6867, tmp.org

Gritty City Gift Fair

Among the many opportunities to buy local, artist-made, one-of-a-kind gifts is the Gritty City Gift Fair, held in conjunction with Tacoma’s annual tree lighting ceremony tomorrow. Find handmade ornaments, letterpress cards, hand-crafted fashion and more. 3-9 p.m. Nov. 24 (tree lighting 6 p.m. across the road). Free. 906 Broadway, Tacoma. facebook.com Read more »

July
11th

Museum of Glass turns 10 with $10 admission this weekend (and more)

Time flies when you’re having fun – and it doesn’t seem 10 years since Tacoma’s Museum of Glass opened its doors. But it’s true: The museum turns 10 this month, and is celebrating this weekend with reduced admission, a party and more. From Friday through Sunday, visitors pay just $10 (and free for kids 12 and under) to see international glass and the Hot Shop team in action.

From 7-10 p.m. Friday the admission also gets you entry to the Shatter Sessions party, where bands like Friends and Family, Nolan Garrett, Hot Bodies in Motion, Joy Wants Eternity, Miles Max

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April
13th

Critic’s Picks: Tacoma Performing Dance, glass at Seymour Conservatory, TEDX Talk at Museum of Glass and Salish Sea at Christ Episcopal

Tacoma Performing Dance Company dances “From the Heart”

This Saturday the Tacoma Performing Dance Company presents “Dances From the Heart”, a spring repertory program of new work by artistic director Jo Emery and guest choreographers Amity Howel-Sloboda, Jean Milano, Anna Herron and Amity Kernen. Using crescendos and stirring scores, the program explores research on how music affects heart rates and rehabilitation, and half of the proceeds will benefit the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. April 14. $22/$18. Stadium High School Performing Arts Center, 111 N. E St., Tacoma. 253-752-8530, tacomaperformingdance.org

Hilltop glass tribes at Seymour Conservatory

The Seymour Conservatory in Wright Park is now home to some newly-created archeological relics, blown in glass. “Shared Values: The Lost Tribes of Hilltop” features work of the Hilltop Artists in Residency, based at Jason Lee Middle School, as they create everyday objects reflecting an imaginary long-lost tribe. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. third Thursdays through May 24. $5 suggested donation. Wright Park, 316 S. G St., Tacoma. 253-591-5330, metroparkstacoma.org/conservatory. Read more »