GO Arts: Critic's Picks: Irish dance, chorus concert, five-piano benefit in Gig Harbor and rocking bagpipers in Federal Way

Tacoma News TribuneMarch 6, 2014 

The Red Hot Chilli Pipers, playing Federal Way's Centerstage this weekend.

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Irish dance for Food Connection

Getting a jump on St. Patrick’s Day, St. Leo’s Food Connection holds its fourth annual Bia-Ceol-Damhsa, an evening of Irish food, music and dance with Evolution Dance Company to support their emergency food programs. 6-10 p.m. March 9. $50 includes dinner, drinks and entertainment. St. Patrick’s School, 1112 N. G St., Tacoma. 253-572-9405, keving@foodconnection.org

Northwest Repertory Singers with Tacoma Youth Chorus

Over 120 singers will rock the rafters at Mason Methodist Church this Saturday, as the Northwest Repertory Singers collaborate with the Tacoma Youth Chorus in “Tacoma Sings,” featuring choral music from spirituals to love songs to comedy. 7:30 p.m. March 8. $18/$15/free for under-12. Mason United Methodist Church, 2710 N. Madison St., Tacoma. 253-265-3042, brownpapertickets.com

Fifty Fingers piano concert

The Gig Harbor Music Teachers presents “Fifty Fingers” – a concert of music for five pianos ­– this weekend to raise money for its Young Artists Scholarship Fund. The protram includes Sousa’s “Semper Fidelis,” Offenbach’s “Can-Can,” Tchaikovsky’s “Waltz of the Flowers,” Joplin’s “The Entertainer” and other popular classics.  7 p.m. March 8. $25 family/$10 adult/$ child. Harbor Covenant Church, 5601 Gustafson Drive NW, Gig Harbor. gigharbormusicteachers.org

The Chilli Pipers at Centerstage

If you’ve never heard a bunch of bagpipers play Queen, Coldplay or AC/DC, now’s your chance, as Scotland’s Red Hot Chilli Pipers play a one-time gig at Centerstage Theatre, Federal Way. Fusing traditional tunes like “The Hills of Argyl” with hard rock and other genres through pipes, drums, guitars and keyboards, the Pipers have taken their ‘bagrock’ sound around the world. 8 p.m. March 8. $35. Centerstage Theatre, 3200 SW Dash Point Road, Federal Way. 253-661-1444, centerstagetheatre.com

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

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