GO Arts: Critic's Picks: Spencers' illusions and "Hair" at Pantages, Tacoma Symphony's kids concert at UPS and Revels' May Day sing in Old Town Tacoma

Staff writerApril 24, 2014 

Spencers’ Theater of Illusion

Kevin and Cindy Spencer, recently named International Magicians of the Year, bring their magic, mystery and spectacle to the Pantages this Friday, from time-honored tricks to new stunts. 7:30 p.m. April 25. $22, $32, $52. Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma. 253-591-5894, broadwaycenter.org

Revels May Day sing in Old Town

Come celebrate May Day with the Puget Sound Revellers, this year in Old Town Park. They’ll be singing and dancing folk songs, making flower crowns, wrapping ribbons around a May pole and otherwise joining in age-old spring traditions, rain or shine. 6-7:30 p.m. May 1. Free. Old Town Park, 2305 N. 30th St., Tacoma. pugetsoundrevels.org

“Hair” lets the sun shine in at Pantages

The Age of Aquarius is back at the Pantages this weekend as a newly reworked version of the 1967 hippie musical “Hair” comes to town. The nationally-touring show features a reworked script by the original writer Jim Rado, and original hits (including “Aquarius” and “Let the Sun Shine In”) and new songs played live by the cast to sing the message of peace, free love and acceptance. 3 p.m., 7:30 p.m. April 26. $46/$56/$69. Pantages Theater. 901 Broadway, Tacoma. 253-591-5894, broadwaycenter.org

Tacoma Symphony takes kids to the jungle

The Tacoma Symphony Orchestra invites kids ages 2-8 and their families to explore a jungle of sounds at the next Mini Maestros concert this Sunday. The orchestra’s percussion section dives into the animal world with music from “The Pink Panther,” “Mr. Brown Can Moo” and more. An instrument petting zoo happens one hour before the concert. 2:30 p.m. April 27. $10 adults/$7 kids. Schneebeck Hall, University of Puget Sound, 1701 N. Union Ave., Tacoma. 253-272-7264, tacomasymphony.org 

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

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