GO Arts: Critic's Picks: silent film in Olympia, Gig Harbor Art Walk, recital at Christ Episcopal and World Book Night

Tacoma News TribuneJanuary 2, 2014 

Maria Newman live for silent film in Olympia

Composer Maria Newman and the Malibu Coast Silent Film Orchestra will appear live at Olympia’s State Theater to play Newman’s score for the silent film “Heart o’ the Hills,” courtesy of Harlequin Production. The 1919 film, which stars Mary Pickford as a Kentucky hillbilly out to avenge her father, will be accompanied by string quartet, flute, harp and percussion. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 4. $20-$25. State Theater, 202 4th Ave. E, Olympia. 360-786-0151, harlequinproductions.org 

Gig Harbor Art Walk

Ebb Tide Gallery, Full Moon Gallery, Water’s Edge Gallery and more are on the list for this weekend’s monthly Gig Harbor Art Walk. 1-5 p.m. Jan. 4. Free. Various venues in downtown Gig Harbor. gigharborguide.com

Voice and Piano at Christ Episcopal

Former Tacoma students Jesse Pierson and Reuben Walker will give a free voice and piano recital next Tuesday at Christ Episcopal. Two friends who gave recitals together through high school in Tacoma, Pierson and Walker are now in Master of Music programs at Texas A&M and Indiana School of Music respectively. The program includes Handel, Beethoven, Liszt, Verdi and Rachmaninoff. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 7. Free. Christ Episcopal, 310 N. K St., Tacoma. 253-383-1569, ccptacoma.org

Give a book on World Book Night

The Pierce County Library System invites members of the community to participate in this year’s World Book Night on April 23. Book givers choose a title they love from a list of 35 librarian-selected titles, and are given 20 free copies at a Pierce County library to give away to complete strangers. Apply by Jan. 5 at us.worldbooknight.org.

Rosemary Ponnekanti: 253-597-8568 rosemary.ponnekanti@thenewstribune.com

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