GO Arts: Critic' Picks: Pacific Northwest Ballet's "Giselle," Native celebration at Tacoma Art Museum, book art at the Collins and Rainier Ringers bell concerts

Tacoma News TribuneMay 29, 2014 

Pacific Northwest Ballet’s “Giselle”

With Peter Boal’s reconstruction of original choreography and Jerome Kaplan’s luxurious 19th-century design, PNB’s “Giselle” takes the stage again for two weekends to tell the story of the peasant girl who falls fatally in love with a heartless cad. 7:30 p.m. May 30, 31, June 5, 6,7; 2 p.m. May 31 and June 7; 1 p.m. June 8. $25-$174. McCaw Hall, Seattle Center, 301 Mercer St., Seattle. 206-441-2424, pnb.org

Rainier Ringers bells

The Rainier Ringers bell team present dance-inspired music, from ballet to waltzes, rumbas to disco, at their concerts this month, with flute and percussion soloists as well. 7:30 p.m. June 1 at Bethlehem Lutheran, 101 E. 38th St., Tacoma; 7:30 p.m. Jun 6 at Spanaway Lutheran, 16001 A St., Tacoma; 7:30 p.m. June 7 at Lacey Presbyterian, 3045 Carpenter Rd SE, Lacey. Suggested donation $10 adults/$8 for students and seniors/$25 per family. www.rainierringers.org

Free Native American day at Tacoma Art Museum

Tacoma Art Museum hosts its fifth annual free Northwest Native Community Celebration this Saturday, featuring dance, music, fashion, arts and crafts from the Puyallup and other Coastal Salish tribes, plus hands-on art activities and free gallery exhibitions including Matika Wilbur’s photographic documentary of all recognized U.S. tribes. Activities begin at noon with a blessing. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 31. Free. Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. 253-272-4258, tacomaartmuseum.org

Book art at the Collins Library

The fourth annual members’ exhibit of the Puget Sound Book Artists association will open next Thursday with a reception at the Collins Memorial Library at the University of Puget Sound. On view: 57 handmade books by 39 regional artists in a variety of media and styles. Reception 5-7 p.m. June 5. Open 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday, Thursday; 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday through July 31. Free. Collins Library, UPS, 1500 N. Warner St., Tacoma. 253-879-3675, pugetsound.edu

 

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

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