GO Arts: Critic's picks: 72-Hour Film Competition, Guerrilla Girls at UWT, Tacoma City Ballet and wet art at B2Gallery

Tacoma News TribuneMay 8, 2014 

72-hr Film Competition viewing party

Every year, 30 teams of local filmmakers sign up for a crazy challenge – make a short film in 72 hours, working with a common prop, line and action unveiled at the beginning of the race. Organized by The Grand Cinema, the competition is screened this Friday. 7 p.m. May 9. $10 advance/$15 at door. Urban Grace, 902 Market St., Tacoma. 253-572-6062, grandcinema.com

Guerilla Girls come to UWT

Art icons the Guerilla Girls – the New York-based, feminist art activists who use wit to show up sexisim and racism in the cultural world – are coming to Tacoma this weekend for a gorilla-masked performance and Q&A session, courtesy of Tacoma Art Museum. 1 p.m. May 10. $20 ($15 for Tacoma Art Museum members). Phillips Hall, University of Washington, Tacoma, 1900 Commerce St., Tacoma. 253-272-4258, tacomaartmuseum.org 

Tacoma City Ballet offers a fairytale Mother’s Day

Ballet and fairy-tales go together like cupcakes and frosting, and this weekend mothers with young ballet-goers have a pre-Mother’s Day outing as sweet as it comes. Tacoma City Ballet’s annual Storybook Ballet Theatre Fairy Tale Tea Party brings Hansel and Gretel, Peter Pan and many more characters to graceful life with an hour-long show followed by afternoon tea: 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. May 10; $15. Traditional performances (no tea) happen the following weekend: 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. May 17 and 18, $5. Guests are encouraged to wear storybook costumes. Tacoma City Ballet, Merlino Building, 508 6th Ave., Tacoma. 253-272-4219, tacomacityballet.com

B2Gallery gets “Wet”

The current show at B2 Gallery is inspired by Jackson Pollock and the tension between fluid and solid; featured artists include Yakime Brown, Judy Hintz Cox, Dale Chihuly and Chuck Smart. Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. third Thursdays. Free. 711 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma. 253-238-5065, b2finearts.com

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

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