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Critic’s Picks: Tacoma City Ballet, Barefoot Dance, D.A.S.H. Showtime and Vietnam vet play reading

Tacoma City Ballet’s “Fingers and Toes”

In collaboration with guitarist Neil Anderssen’s band Malibu Manouche, Tacoma City Ballet’s new performance “Fingers and Toes” choreographs to the band’s new album of surf-toned jazz. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27. $10. Jan Collum ballroom, Merlino Building, 508 S. 6th Ave., Tacoma. 253-272-4219, www.tacomacityballet.com

Barefoot Dance Film Night

A casual evening of short dance-based art films by local artists, hosted by the Barefoot Collective. 8 p.m. March 1. $5, hot drinks, popcorn and cushions provided. Studio B, Tacoma City Ballet, Merlino Building, 508 S. 6th Ave., Tacoma. 253-272-4219, www.barefootcollective.org

Showtime at the D.A.S.H. center


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“Joe Turner” at Theatre on the Square

If you were part of the audience at “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone” last June at the Washington State History Museum, you’ll know that it was an impressive performance. Part of a series of readings of August Wilson’s ten-play Pittsburgh Cycle, “Joe Turner” was read by a cast of mostly amateurs as a collaboration between the Broadway Center, the Museum and Northwest Playwrights’ Alliance. But in a way, that made the performance all the more powerful: Without set or costumes, Wilson’s poetic words took first place, and if the reading lacked professional smoothness, it had a raw, emotive grittiness (along

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