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Tag: The Grand Cinema


Critic’s picks: oils at Fulcrum, “In the Spirit” at History Museum, Click Flick “Madagascar” and recycled art at Proctor

Industrial oils at Fulcrum

Fulcrum Gallery’s latest show “Science and Industry” features Peter Sheesley’s moody oil paintings of the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. Noon-6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday through Aug. 13. Free. 1308 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Tacoma. 253-250-0520, www.fulcrumtacoma.com

“In the Spirit” at the History Museum

The Washington State History Museum has just opened its annual “In the Spirit: Contemporary Northwest Native Arts” exhibit. The juried show features 21 artists like Chholing Taha and Jennifer Johns in a range of media and styles from traditional to modern. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday through Aug. 28. $8/$7/$6/free for

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Critic’s Picks: “Stick Soup” at Pierce College, Click Flick at the Grand Cinema, Tacoma Art Place’s free Community Day and new glass art at Fulcrum

“Stick Soup” debuts at Pierce College

Pierce College Pierce College’s spring theater production features “Stick Soup, A Steilacoom Indian Story.” Written by Danny K. Marshall and his daughter Lacie. B. Deck, both leaders in the Steilacoom Indian tribe, “Stick Soup” tells the story of a girl struggling to find her place in the local community. 7 p.m. May 20, 21, 27, and 28; 2 p.m. May 22 and 29. $3/ $2 students. Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, 9401 Farwest Drive SW, Lakewood. 253-964-6710, www.pierce.ctc.edu

Click Flick: “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”

This month’s free Click Family Flick

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Critic’s Picks: Lauren Faulkner at the Telephone Room, the Northwest Repertory Singers, “Kung Fu Panda” at the Grand and Irish music and dance for Food Connection

Party Line at the Telephone Room

This month’s exhibit at the tiny, one-room gallery of the Telephone Room is recent UPS graduate Lauren Faulkner, exploring art and process inspired by Egon Schiele “Emulate: A Visual Interpretation of Schiele’s Nudes.” Artist talk/reception 6 p.m. tonight. Open through Mar. 27 by appointment. Free. 3710 N. Union Ave., Tacoma. www.thetelephoneroom.blogspot.com

Choral Extravaganza from the Northwest Repertory Singers

Tacoma choir the Northwest Repertory Singers are combining with the Federal Way Choral and Clark College Chorale for “A Choral Extravaganza” on Saturday night. Nearly 200 singers will perform spirituals by Hall Johnson and Moses Hogan,

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Critic’s Picks: New Year’s Eve at First Night Tacoma, Benaroya Hall, St. James Cathedral and the Grand Cinema

New Year’s Eve: Four Picks

There’s not a lot going on in the arts world right after New Year, but there’s plenty to choose from tonight. Here are four picks for the last night of the year.

First Night Tacoma

This family-friendly, booze-free, arts-based celebration runs from 6:30 p.m. til just after midnight in Tacoma’s theater district, and ranges from live music through vaudeville and street bands to burning tiger effigies. See our story for details. 6:30 p.m. tonight. $10/$5 buttons from BCPA box office, Tacoma Art Museum and more. Various locations in downtown Tacoma, centering on Broadway

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Critic’s Picks: TSO “Messiah,” Click Flick, Fisher at Mineral and the Christmas Revels

Tacoma Symphony  does “Messiah”

Hear all the favorite choruses (“Hallelujah”) and arias (“The Trumpet Shall Sound”) in Handel’s Christmas oratorio, “Messiah,” sung by the Tacoma Symphony Chorus with the orchestra accompanying. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17. $25. St. Charles Borromeo Church, 7112 S. 12th St., Tacoma. 253-591-5894, www.broadwaycenter.org, www.tacomasymphony.org

Click Flick: “A Christmas Story”

The monthly free Click Family Flick at the Grand Cinema this weekend is 1980s classic “A Christmas Story.” Doors open 10 a.m., screening 10:30 a.m. Dec. 18. Free to first 100 people. The Grand Cinema, 606 S. Fawcett Ave., Tacoma. 253-593-4474, www.grandcinema.com

Fisher’s glowing

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Critic’s Picks: Tacoma Symphony, “Shark Tale,” Barefoot Collective and Rumi at The Priory

Tacoma Symphony at the Rialto

Janet Sung and Mendelssohn are the stars of this weekend’s Tacoma Symphony Orchestra program. The young violinist virtuoso plays the composer’s famous concerto; also on the program are Ravel’s haunting “Tombeau de Couperin” and Beethoven’s exuberant Symphony no. 7, all in the beautiful acoustics of the Rialto. 2:30 p.m. Nov. 21. $12-$62. Rialto Theater, 310 S. 9th St., Tacoma. 253-591-5894, www.tacomasymphony.org

Click Flick: “Shark Tale”

This month’s free Click Family Flick at the Grand Cinema is the 2004 animated “Shark Tale,” about a little fish with big dreams and big adventures. Doors open 10 a.m.,

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“Family Affair” doc a personal exploration on abuse, betrayal and forgiveness

It takes a certain amount of fortitude and patience to make a documentary – and even more when it’s about your family and their repressed secrets. Chico Colvard’s feature-length film, “Family Affair,” is a prime example. It’s a story about him and his family – and acts of abuse, betrayal and ultimately forgiveness.

The story begins in 1978 when Colvard was 10 and accidentally shot one of his sisters in the leg. Believing she was going to die, the sister told her mother and, later, the authorities that she and her two sisters had been sexually abused by their father.

That’s just the beginning, Colvard told me in a phone call this week from Boston. Local audiences can see the rest of the story Thursday in Tacoma and Friday in Olympia. Colvard will attend both screenings.
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Critic’s Picks: Click Flick, Welcome Figure, Traver Gallery and Gig Harbor Studio Tour

Click Flick: “Annie”

This Saturday’s Click Family Flick is that childhood classic “Annie,” about the little girl with the big heart and the super-cute dog. Doors open 10 a.m., screening 10:30 a.m. Sept. 18. Free, first 100 people only. The Grand Cinema, 608 S. Fawcett Ave., Tacoma. 253-572-6062, www.grandcinema.com

Welcome Figure blessing ceremony

A 20-foot-high traditional carved Coast Salish figure by Shaun Peterson (Qwalsius) will finally, after many years in the making, be installed by Tacoma Art Museum, City of Tacoma and the Puyallup Tribe in Tollefson Plaza this Saturday. 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 18. Free. Tollefson Plaza, South 17th Street

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