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Tag: Tollefson Plaza

Aug.
19th

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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Dec.
24th

Critic’s picks: “Black Swan,” PNB’s “Nutcracker,” Light art in Tollefson Plaza and “Shuffle” at Fulcrum

“Black Swan” at The Grand Cinema

For a dark depiction of the masochistic, psychologically brutal side of ballet, you can’t go past “Black Swan,” where Natalie Portman plays a ballerina who loses herself, literally, in the iconic “Swan Lake” lead role. Various times. $8.50/$7.50. The Grand Cinema, 606 S. Fawcett St., Tacoma. 253-593-4474, www.grandcinema.com

Still a “Nutcracker” or two at PNB

Christmas might be almost here but the “Nutcracker” keeps going, at least for Pacific Northwest Ballet. The extravagant Stowell and Sendak production, with its “Where the Wild Things Are”-style sets and imagination, runs through this weekend.

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Sep.
17th

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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Sep.
9th

Dance at Tollefson for ArtWalk: BQDanza does oil-spill-inspired “Thick”

Thanks to Spaceworks (the Tacoma Arts Commission’s summer-fall arts project for empty spaces), downtown Tacoma’s hosting a lot of cool art these days. Some of the coolest is in Tollefson Plaza, and next week for third Thursday ArtWalk we’ll get to see a new dance work by one of the South Sound’s most inventive choreographers, Carla Barragan.

Barragan, an Ecuadorian-American choreographer who’s known for inventive, thoughtful site-specific work in Tacoma, Seattle, South America and elsewhere, has turned for her 20-minute Tollefson piece to the Gulf oil spill. In “Thick,” dancers from Barragan’s group BQDanza move around the plaza

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Aug.
10th

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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Dec.
4th

Critic’s Picks: “Iggy Scrooge” at Theatre Northwest, Lakewood/TLT’s “Tuna Christmas,” Tollfest and Old Town Tango

“Iggy Scrooge” comes to Theatre Northwest

Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” gets a rock musical reworking in “The Salvation of Iggy Scrooge,” with Elvis and Buddy as Christmas ghosts and a female punk rocker as the infamous Scrooge, courtesy of Theatre Northwest. Opens 7:30 p.m. tonight, then 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5, 11,12, 18, 19; 3 p.m. Dec. 6, 13, 20. $39/$49. Theatre on the Square, 915 Broadway, Tacoma. 253-591-5894, www.broadwaycenter.org, www.theatrenorthwestgroup.org

 Have yourself “A Tuna Christmas” at Lakewood/TLT

Lakewood Playhouse and Tacoma Little Theatre get together for a co-production of “A Tuna Christmas,” a two-man, 22-character mayhem set in Texas’

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