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Critic’s picks: “Pinafore” at Seaport, Spaceworks Dietz reading, Northwest Repertory Singers at Mason Methodist, “Drunken Telegraph” story session

“HMS Pinafore” with the Sea Scouts and Seattle G&S

The Tacoma Sea Scouts celebrate their 100th anniversary with a performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s nautical comic opera “HMS Pinafore,” performed by the Seattle Gilbert and Sullivan Society in concert version at the Foss Waterway Seaport building. 7 p.m. tonight. $15/$10/$9 scouts in uniform and military. 705 Dock St., Tacoma. 253-272-2750, fosswaterwayseaport.org

Dietz reading at Spaceworks’ Live Paint space

In the Live Paint Spaceworks site on the Hilltop (formerly Toy Boat Theater), local director Suzy Wilhoft and actors Luke Amundson, Emily Cohen, Everett McCracken, Trevor Pendras, Olivia Seward, and Ashley Tiffany offer a free reading of Steven Dietz’ “Nina Variations,” 42 short modern variations on a scene from Chekhov’s “The Seagull.” 8 p.m. tonight and June 2. Free. Live Paint space, 1314 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Tacoma. spaceworkstacoma.com Read more »


Live Paint offers free family winter theater event on Hilltop, Tacoma

Theater arts group Live Paint will offer a free winter family event in the new Spaceworks studio on the Hilltop from 1-2:30 p.m. March 10. Director Cindy Arnold helps families celebrate the last months of winter through interactive theatre, story, craft projects and other seasonal surprises. The free event is designed for children ages three to five years and their families, but children of all ages are invited to attend.

Donations welcome. 1314 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Tacoma. 253-756-2169, www.livepaint4kids.com



Critic’s Picks: Click Flick at the Grand Cinema, quilt art at American Art Co and “Words” on Tollefson Plaza, Tacoma

Click Flick: “Horton Hears a Who”

This month’s free Click Family Flick at the Grand Cinema is the animated, Dr. Seuss-based “Horton Hears a Who.” Doors open 9:30 a.m., screening 10 a.m. Aug. 20. Free to first 100 people. The Grand Cinema, 606 S. Fawcett Ave., Tacoma. 253-593-4474, www.grandcinema.com

Quilt Invitational at American Art Company

The American Art Company’s 11th Northwest Contemporary Art Quilt Invitational is always a chance to see the latest trends in quilt art – new fibers, new techniques, new views. Open 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. third Thursdays

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War Experience Project Open House and final days as part of Spaceworks Tacoma

The War Experience Project is in downtown Tacoma for only two more weeks, and you’re invited to check it out or even participate.

As I wrote when WEP arrived for some workshops last July, the Project is all about veterans and active duty military making art on military jackets as a way of expressing what they’ve gone through. Conceived by Bellingham vet and self-taught artist Rick Lawson, the Project has traveled the country and Europe, holding workshops for military and displaying the art as a way of educating the public.

Says Dr. Sarah Maltby, of City University

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It’s not all interactive – City of Tacoma pulls erector-set art from Tollefson



If you’re passing by Tollefson Plaza and think something’s missing, you’re right. Among the scattered words, syllables and sculptures made by Tacoma citizens from the 4,000 giant colored letters dumped there on July 31 (an ongoing interactive art piece by James Sinding) was “Wave,” a giant royal-blue Erector set arranged into a cascade down Tollefson’s giant steps by artist Alexander Keyes. Both “Letters” and “Wave” were part of the Spaceworks summer art project. But “Wave” isn’t there any more – the sculpture had apparently been rearranged by someone who thought it was, like Sinding’s letters, also

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Critic’s Picks: BAM arts fair, Ethnic Fest, Spaceworks block party and Richard Meitner at MoG

Bellevue Arts Fair

This weekend sees the Arts Fair at Bellevue Arts Museum, a juried art event involving more than 300 artists and a great place to shop for everything from jewelry to craft. Free community programs include a kids’ fair, artist demonstrations, live music and dance, chalk art and more. 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. July 23 and 24; 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. July 25. Free. 510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue. 425-519-0770, www.bellevuearts.org

Ethnic Fest

The annual Ethnic Fest in Wright Park celebrates all the cultures that make Pierce County such an interesting and exciting place to live, with dance and music,

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