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Critic’s Picks: “The Sound of Music,” Tacoma’s Gritty City Gift Fair, B2 Gallery and Lelavision at MoG

Sing along with (or just watch) “The Sound of Music”

Sometimes it’s just not enough to watch that family favorite film, “The Sound of Music.” If you love singing along with Julie Andrews to all those fab songs (“Doe a Deer,” “Edelweiss”) then you’ll want to get your costume on and go to the sing-along screenings at either the Pantages or the Washington Center. If you want to see the Von Trapp family come to life, head to a live theater performance at Tacoma Musical Playhouse.

Sing-alongs: 2 p.m. Nov. 24 at Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma. $24. 253-591-5894, broadwaycenter.org. Also 5 p.m. Nov. 25 at Washington Center, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia. $16/$14/$5. 360-753-8586, washingtoncenter.org

Theater: 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through Dec. 16 at Tacoma Musical Playhouse, 5116 6th Ave., Tacoma. $29/$27/$20. 253-565-6867, tmp.org

Gritty City Gift Fair

Among the many opportunities to buy local, artist-made, one-of-a-kind gifts is the Gritty City Gift Fair, held in conjunction with Tacoma’s annual tree lighting ceremony tomorrow. Find handmade ornaments, letterpress cards, hand-crafted fashion and more. 3-9 p.m. Nov. 24 (tree lighting 6 p.m. across the road). Free. 906 Broadway, Tacoma. facebook.com Read more »


Get trashy with Matter Gallery recycled art and Scrap Arts music at Olympia’s Washington Center this weekend

ScrapArtsMusic from Vancouver, B.C. Courtesy image.

One person’s trash is another’s art – or music – and Olympia’s Matter Gallery are collaborating with the Washington Center for Performing Arts and Vancouver, B.C.-based ScrapArtsMusic to show us exactly that, with an art opening tonight and music show tomorrow night, all based on trash.

Tonight’s art show in the WCPA lobby is a kind of celebration of everything Matter Gallery has done in Oly since it opened a few years ago: highlight local and regional artists using recycled and reclaimed materials to make art that ranges from serene to funky. Among the artists in tonight’s show is Olympia’s Bil Fleming, working with Christine Malek to produce a large-scale installation from leftover plastic.

Then tomorrow night ScrapArtsMusic brings five virtuosic drummers together to produce energetic and extraordinary sounds from accordion parts, artillery shells and other industrial scrap. Read more »


Olympia’s “Messiah” sing-along next Monday

Can’t get enough of the “Messiah”? Love to sing all those fun sixteenth-note scales and belt out “Hallelujah”? Head down to the Washington Center in Olympia next Monday for a free “Messiah” Sing-Along courtesy of the Student Orchestras of Greater Olympia.

The event, sponsored by R. L. Ray Violin Shop and the Washington Center, features conductor John Welsh and guest conductors Claudia Simpson-Jones and Terrance Shaw, with guest soloists and choir and orchestra taken from community groups such as the Olympia Chamber Orchestra, the Olympia Choral Society and Opera Pacifica. Music will be provided (though you can bring

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