TACOMA CONCERT BAND OPENS WITH CLARINETIST ROBERT SPRING
To open its new season, the Tacoma Concert Band presents virtuoso clarinet soloist Robert Spring in a concert this Saturday. The concert also includes David Holsinger’s award-winning “In the spring at the time when kings go off to war” and David Maslanka’s “Give us this day.” The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Rialto Theater, 310 S. Ninth St., Tacoma. Tickets are $18-$36, but the concert is free for those 18 and younger. 253-591-5894, broadwaycenter.org, tacomaconcertband.org.
NITTY GRITTY ART SHOW AT EARTHWISE ARCHITECTURAL SALVAGE
Art made from salvage is on display at a one-day show at Earthwise Architectural Salvage this Saturday. The works by more than 15 local artists use salvaged building or landscape components. The show also includes a dedication of murals by Daniel Duenas and Chris Sharp, and live music by Stevie Carman, Don Izenman, Brion Lundgren, Kim Archer and Shotgun Kitchen. The free show runs 1-5 p.m. Saturday at Earthwise Architectural Salvage, 628 E. 60th St., Tacoma. 253-476-7837, ewsalvage.com.
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FREE LECTURE ON REALITY TV AUDITIONS
The Pacific Lutheran University chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota, a music fraternity, offers a free lecture and discussion by Emily Randolph (who appeared on season five of NBC’s “The Voice”) and soprano Erin Guinup about the extensive audition process for reality TV talent contests and today’s challenges for young music artists. The free event begins at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ted Brown Music, 6228 Tacoma Mall Blvd., Tacoma. 800-562-8938, tedbrownmusic.com.
HARPIST ALICE GILES PLAYS ANTARCTICA-INSPIRED MUSIC AT PLU
World-renowned Australian harpist Alice Giles visits Pacific Lutheran University to play music and film inspired by her recent trip as an Australian Antarctic Arts Fellow to Davis and Mawson stations on the Aurora Australis. The free event begins at 8 p.m. Sunday at Lagerquist Hall at PLU, 12180 Park Ave. S., Tacoma. 253-535-7602, plu.edu/music.