GO Arts: Critic's Picks: Classical Tuesdays in Old Town, Seattle Symphony TchaikFest, Lakewood Playhouse's "Virginia Woolf" and Muh Grog Zoo improv

Tacoma News TribuneJanuary 9, 2014 

Classical guitar at Classical Tuesdays

Classical Tuesdays in Old Town continues next week with classical guitarist Michael Partington, an award-winning British musician hailed by Classical Guitar Magazine for “lyricism, intensity and clear technical command” who’ll be playing De Falla, Turina and Albeniz. 7 p.m. Jan. 14. Free. Slavonian Hall, 2306 N. 30th St., Tacoma. 253-752-2135, classicaltuesdays.blogspot.com

 Seattle Symphony’s TchaikFest

Tchaikovsky fans, this is your moment: The Seattle Symphony follows last year’s sold-out RachFest with a two-day TchaikFest of all-Tchaikovsky next Thursday and Friday. You can hear the three piano concertos, the violin concerto and music from “Eugene Onegin,” led by acclaimed Mexican American conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 16, 8 p.m. Jan. 17. $31-$112. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-215-4747, seattlesymphony.org

Lakewood Playhouse isn’t afraid of Virginia Woolf

The Edward Albee anarchical classic “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” opens at Lakewood Playhouse tonight. 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays through Feb. 2; 2 p.m. Sundays; 8 p.m. Thursday Jan. 16 and 23 are Pay-What-You-Can nights. $25 general/$22 senior/$21 military/$19 student, educator. 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd, Lakewood. 253-588-0042, lakewoodplayhouse.org

Muh Grog Zoo Improv

Following “Virginia Woolf” every other Friday at Lakewood Playhouse (and on into spring) is Muh Grog Zoo, a four-man theater improv team that creates a one-act play from scratch based on a single word from the audience. 11 p.m. Jan. 10, 24; Feb. 14, 28; Mar. 14, 28; Apr. 11, 25. $8 for one/$10 for two tix. 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd, Lakewood. 253-588-0042, lakewoodplayhouse.org

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

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