GO Arts: Critic's Picks: "Mars and Venus" at Broadway Center, eco-art at Moss+Mineral, the Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival and Pickwick with the Seattle Symphony

Tacoma News TribuneJune 5, 2014 

Mars and Venus live on stage

If you read John Gray’s bestselling relationship book “Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus” you can imagine the comedy possibilities. Now the one-man stage version of the 1992 book comes to Tacoma – a marriage of stand-up and theater that’ll explain once and for all why he leaves the toilet seat up. 7:30 p.m. June 6 and 7; 3 p.m. June 7 and 8. $16/$48. Theater on the Square, 915 Broadway, Tacoma. 253-591-5894, broadwaycenter.org

Local eco-art at Moss+Mineral

Woodworker Carlos Taylor-Swanson, nature ceramicist Claudia Riedener, paper sculptor Holly Senn, photographer Harriet McNamara and furnishing design team Birdloft team up for a show at Moss+Mineral that crosses art and décor boundaries: “Natural Spectacle.” Opens 1-6 p.m. June 7, then noon-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and by appointment. Free. 305 S. 9th St., Tacoma. 253-961-5220, mossandmineral.com

Wine and chamber music at Walla Walla

The Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival, founded and directed by Tacoma musicians Tim Christie and Maria Sampen, begins this weekend and fills all of June (and a lot of Walla Walla) with innovative classical concerts in wineries, bars and theaters. Through June 28. Tickets and locations vary by concert. 509-730-5110, wwcmf.org

Pickwick with the Seattle Symphony

The Seattle Symphony under Ludovic Morlot continues to push the bounds of classical orchestral concerts, this time with Seattle indie garage rock band Pickwick in the Sonic Evolution series. Also on the program: world premieres by Luìs Tinoco, Du Yun and Gabriel Prokofiev, with MC Sir Mix-A-Lot. 8 p.m. June 6. $19-$29. Benaroya Hall, 100 University St., Seattle. 206-215-4747, seattlesymphony.org

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

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