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Mimi Allin goes to the beach at Tollefson Plaza, every afternoon this week, in “Seaside Opera”


If it seems hot enough downtown to spread out a beach towel on Tollefson Plaza, then go ahead – you’ll be in good company. Artist A.K. Mimi Allin is there every afternoon this week through Saturday with her own towel, plus lifeguard chair and flags, for her 10-minute performance art piece “Seaside Opera.”

Allin has set up a weirdly ambient atmosphere, flying in the face of this concrete desert. The chair-tower is blue and orange, flat blue fabric waves drape the ground, and behind her there’s a record of evocative Japanese flute music on an LP turntable. Littering

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Critic’s picks: Adams at TAM, Art on the Ave, Artwalk/Artist Market and Artscapes (brought to you by the letter A)

Victoria Adams’ “Landscapes” at TAM

Opening this weekend at Tacoma Art Museum is an exhibition of the cloudy, luminous Northwest landscapes of Vashon artist Victoria Adams. Artist reception 5:30-8 p.m. July 15, artist workshop 10 a.m.-1 p.m. July 10. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. third Thursdays from July 10-Oct. 3. $9/$8/free for five and under and on third Thursdays. 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. 253-272-4258, www.tacomaartmuseum.org

Art on the Ave

This 6th Avenue street art fest is into its 12th year, celebrating local talent and the quirky neighborhood. Events include live music and dance stages, celebrity dunk tank,

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