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Critic’s Picks: “Late Nite Catechism” at Centerstage Federal Way, the Puget Sound Piano Trio at UPS,Gjertrud Schnackenberg at PLU and nature glass art at Traver

Centerstage Theatre teaches us a “Late Nite Catechism”

“Late Nite Catechism,” the nun-based stand-up comedy and longest-running show in Seattle history comes to Centerstage Theatre, with Nonie Newton-Breen as the ruler-wielding Sister. Opens 8 p.m. tonight, then 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday through Oct. 9. $27.50/$22.50/$12.50. 3200 SW Dash Point Rd., Federal Way. 253-661-1444, www.centerstagetheatre.com


Puget Sound Piano Trio plays 20th-century chamber music

Contemporary American composers Carter Pann, Bright Sheng, Marilyn Schrude and Paul Schoenfeld will be on the program for the Puget Sound Piano Trio (Duane Hulbert, piano; Maria Sampen, violin; David Requiro, cello) this weekend at

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Critic’s Picks: William Wolfram piano at UPS, African American history portraits, Classical Tuesdays in Old Town and Garrison Keilor at the Pantages

Pianist William Wolfram opens 21st Annual Piano Festival at UPS

New York concert pianist and competition medalist William Wolfram will open the 21st Annual Piano Festival at the University of Puget Sound tonight. The festival continues with a student concerto competition, workshops and a UPS faculty recital by Duane Hulbert, Tanya Stambuk and Keith Ward. 7:30 p.m. tonight. $12.30 general/$8.50 seniors, students, UPS faculty/free for UPS students. Schneebeck Hall, 1500 N. Warner St., Tacoma. 253-879-3419, www.pugetsound.edu

Portraits in Auburn City Hall for Black History Month

A series of 13 portraits by Tacoma artist Dionne Bonner of African

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Free Arts Month: Strings and organ in two concerts at University of Puget Sound

One great thing about free arts events (if you haven’t been following me, I’m almost at the end of blogging a whole month of one free arts event every day in Tacoma) is that if you haven’t paid for a ticket, you don’t feel compelled to stay until the bitter end. If you have antsy kids, if you have something else to do, or if you just don’t feel well, you can walk out halfway through and not regret it. Yesterday and today I’ve been sick with a nasty cold, so I chose a seat as far from other

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Critic’s Picks: “Semele” at PLU, Coastal Native arts at TAM, Dvorak and J.S. Bachat UPS,

PLU opera workshop sings “Semele”

Handel’s opera “Semele” gets staged at Pacific Lutheran University, with eminent director Stephen Stubbs leading a student cast in this tale of Jupiter and his ill-starred mortal lover Semele. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28-29, 3 p.m. Jan. 30. $15/$10/$5 PLU students. Lagerquist Hall, Pacific Lutheran University, South 124th Street and 10th Avenue South, Tacoma. 253-535-7602, www.plu.edu/music

Dvorák quintet at UPS

Dvorák’s piano quintet and other works will be played by the Los Angeles Collaboration plus UPS faculty Maria Sampen (violin), Tim Christie (viola) and David Requiro (cello).

7:30 p.m. Jan. 29. Free. Schneebeck Hall, University

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“Peter and the Wolf” at annual kids’ concert at UPS

This weekend sees an annual classical treat for kids: Prokofiev’s classic tale “Peter and the Wolf,” played by members of the Tacoma Youth Orchestra. The musical story features different instruments as the farm boy Peter, his faithful bird, the villainous wolf and more, and is followed this year by a musical party where each instrument in the symphony takes center stage and introduces itself in a composition by UPS professor and concert pianist Duane Hulbert and his wife Judy. John Williams’ score from  “Star Wars” will finish the afternoon off with a bang. It’s a great chance for kids to

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Free Arts Month: 100 view of Mt. Rainier from the UPS library

I love libraries! They’re free, quiet, warm in winter and cool in summer, and fantastic places to find out more about stuff, especially the arts. I was pretty much the only person inside the University of Puget Sound’s Collins library today, it being winter break, and I was there to take in the gorgeous ink and watercolor book “Local Conditions” by letterpress artist Chandler O’Leary.

On moving here a few years ago, O’Leary became fascinated with our local volcano. She also really admired Japanese woodblock print artist Hokusai, whose “36 Views of Mt. Fuji” wowed Edo 200 years

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Critic’s Picks: “Annie” at TLT, Holiday choral concert and Festival of Carols at UPS, and Snowfest at TAM

“Annie” at Tacoma Little Theatre

If you want some feel-good holiday theater, you can’t go past “Annie.” The heart-warming musical by Strouse/Charnin about an eternally optimistic red-headed orphan and her cute dog has all those songs you love, like “Tomorrow” and “It’s the Hard-Knock Life.” 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday (and Christmas week) now through Dec. 24. $22-$26. Tacoma Little Theatre, 210 N. I St., Tacoma. 253-272-2281, www.tacomalittletheatre.com

Holiday singing from around the world

The University of Puget Sound’s Adelphian Concert Choir will perform two holiday concerts that go beyond Western singing, exploring music from the Congo, Eastern Europe,

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A tale of two libraries (and the art therein): UPS’ Collins and the downtown Tacoma Public Library


Libraries can be great places for seeing art. They’re open long hours, are nice and quiet and often show local artists. Two Tacoma libraries are showing work right now that’s worth a long look.

Tacoma Public Library’s downtown branch shows art regularly in its Handforth Gallery (past check-out and up the short steps to the left.) This month the show is “BIG: An exploration,” which is exactly what it sounds like.

The biggest work of the lot is probably Marsah Glazière’s “Human Tapestry.” A 15-foot frieze of 10 lifesize human sculptures projecting out of a paint-and-textile collage, this work

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