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Tag: Traver Gallery

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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March
12th

Critic’s Picks: Traver Gallery, NWRS/Rainier Opera, Seattle Symphony and ArtWalk

Mary Josephson at Traver

The opening this month at Traver Gallery is for Portland-based Mary Josephson, who creates expressive portraits in glass, textile and monotypes. Opening 2-5 p.m. March 13, then 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tue-Sat, noon-5 p.m. Sun. through April 4. Free. 1821 E Dock St. Ste 100, Tacoma. 253-383-3685, www.travergallery.com

Opera Night with chorus and opera companies

The Northwest Repertory Singers and Rainier Family Opera collaborate this Saturday night in “A Night at the Opera,” combining their chorus and solo strengths to present favorite staged scenes from “Lucia di Lammermoor,” “Cavalleria Rusticana” and “La Traviata.” 7:30 p.m. March

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Feb.
12th

Critic’s Picks: Northwest Sinfonietta does romance, Jef Gunn at Traver, Rosalind Bell’s “Tootie Pie,” Sister Cities film fest

Northwest Sinfonietta is “Romancing the Muse”

The Northwest Sinfonietta gets the jump on Valentine’s Day with a concert of romantic Mozart arias sung by soprano Lambroula Pappas, plus a string version of Mahler’s wistful Fourth Symphony. 7:30 p.m. tonight (Seattle) and Feb. 13 (Tacoma.) $19-$49. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle/Rialto Theater, 310 S. 9th St., Tacoma. 800-291-7593, www.nwsinfonietta.org

Jef Gunn’s wilderness at Traver

The opening at Traver Gallery this weekend is Portland artist Jef Gunn (((CQ))), whose work brings out the shape and color of wilderness in a variety of media including painting, print, photography and mixed-media. 2-5 p.m.

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Jan.
22nd

Critic’s Picks: “Animals” at Tacoma Art Museum, kids concerts with Tacoma Philharmonic, “Peter and the Wolf” at UPS and TAM, Iskandar at Traver Gallery

 

 

Animals on the walls at TAM

As well as an animal-themed concert, Tacoma Art Museum opens an animal-themed art exhibit tomorrow, “The Secret Language of Animals.” Opens 5:30-8 p.m. Jan. 23, then Sundays noon-5 p.m., Wed-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., third Thursdays 10 a.m.-8 p.m. through June 27. $9/$8/free for five and under and third Thursdays. 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. 253-272-4258, www.tacomaartmuseum.org

Teddy Bears’ Concert

Kids under seven will enjoy singing along with Lisa and Linda at “The Teddy Bears’ Musical Picnic,” a classical kids’ concert presented by Tacoma Philharmonic. Bring your own stuffed animal, too. 10 a.m. and

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Dec.
14th

Need gifts? Try an art show (Traver, Proctor, ArtStop, White River Valley Museum)

Okay, admit it – you haven’t bought all your holiday gifts yet. Never fear, though, as there’s a great alternative to hitting the mall that will not only get your loved ones a handmade, unique gift but soothe your soul in the process. I’m talking about art, of course. Buying art doesn’t have to be a multi-thousand-dollar, big-investment kind of decision. At this time of year, artists and gallerists realize that what people are looking for is affordable, approachable gifts, and they set up shows to fit the bill – group shows of lots of small works.

In Tacoma, there

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Oct.
30th

Critic’s Picks: Tacoma City Ballet gets haunted, kids’ concert by Tacoma Philharmonic, Dia de los Muertos at TAM and Cappy Thompson at Traver Gallery

Visit the “Haunted Theater” at Tacoma City Ballet

Dancers from TCB present haunted backstage tours and eight “eerie ballets” at the Merlino Building for Halloween. Treat bags given; suitable for all ages. 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30, 2:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5:40 p.m. Oct. 31. $5 at door. 253-272-4219, www.tacomacityballet.com

 Kids’ concerts kick off with Tacoma Philharmonic

Finally, a classical music series for kids in Tacoma! Lisa and Linda of “Let Your Music Shine” will clap and sing symphonic classics with the under-eight set, with a costume contest also.10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., Oct. 31. $5. Theatre

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