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Critic’s Picks: 72 Hour Film Fest at The Grand Cinema; Northwest Sinfonietta in Seattle, Tacoma and Puyallup; Hilltop glass sale and Mothers’ Day at Tacoma museums

72 Hour Film Fest at The Grand

The Grand Cinema’s annual 72 Hour Film Competition is on again, with 30 teams running around Tacoma and frantically making a movie with last-minute criteria: this year the use of a superstition, a flashlight, a letter/message and the line “that wasn’t what I was expecting.” Tonight you can see the results at the viewing party at the Rialto, including food and drinks from Farelli’s, Katie Downs and Stella Artois. 7 p.m. May 10 (doors open 6 p.m.) Advance $13 non-members /$11 members/$15 at door. Rialto Theater, 310 S. 9th St., Tacoma. the grandcinema.com

Northwest Sinfonietta finish season with Bruch and Mendelssohn

It’s a highly romantic program for the Northwest Sinfonietta’s season finale. Tchaikovsky gold medalist Mayuko Kamio plays Bruch’s famous Violin Concerto no. 1; the program rounds out with Kodaly’s “Dances of Galanta” and Mendelssohn’s “Scottish” Symphony no. 3. 7:30 p.m. May 10 (Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle), 7:30 p.m. May 11 (Rialto Theater, 310 S. 9th St., Tacoma) and 2 p.m. March 12 (Pioneer Park Pavilion, 330 Meridian Ave. S, Puyallup). 888-356-6040, northwestsinfonietta.org

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The Grand Cinema celebrates 15 years of independent movies in Tacoma with 15 days of deals.

Fifteen years ago a group of Tacomans decided that indie cinema could flourish in this town. They’ve been proved right. The Grand Cinema, which reopened doors on April 18, 1997 as Pierce County’s only non-profit independent movie theater, is now celebrating 15 years of offering art-house, foreign and indie film to Tacoma, plus creating local events like the Tacoma Film Festival and 72-Hour Film Festival.

To celebrate, The Grand will offer 15 days of movie deals leading up to the anniversary. From April 4-18 there’ll be concession specials, $5 admission days, free member movies on Mondays and more, plus

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