Arts & Culture

Critic’s Picks: 4 things not to miss the week of Sept. 19-25

SHAKESPEARE AT TLT

Tacoma Little Theatre kicks off its new season with Shakespeare’s comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” where mortals fall in love with the wrong people and a fairy queen falls in love with a donkey. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays Sept. 19-Oct. 5 at TLT, 210 N. I St., Tacoma. Tickets are $15-$22. 253-272-2281, tacomalittletheatre.com

CHAMBER SERIES BRINGS EUROPE TO TACOMA

For its first concert of the season, the Second City Chamber Series brings a touch of Europe to Tacoma with violinist Leonid Keylin, cellist Mara Finkelstein and pianist Jane Harty in the Europa Ensemble playing Shostakovich and more. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday (Sept. 19) at the Great Hall at Annie Wright School, 827 N. Tacoma Ave., Tacoma. Tickets are $25 general; $23 seniors, military; $10 students; free for those 18 and younger. 253-572-8863, scchamberseries.org

GIG HARBOR STUDIO TOUR

Featuring 34 artists at 24 locations, the annual Gig Harbor Studio Tour in Gig Harbor, South Kitsap, Fox Island and the Key Peninsula has artists demonstrating and selling work in a wide variety of materials and genres. New this year: woodworker Brad Steve, watercolorist Lola Waller, painter Tami Figiola and five more. The free tour runs 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday (Sept. 19) through Sunday at various locations — see website for map. gigharboropenstudiotour.org

WORKING CLASS THEATER DOES ‘THE SCHOOL FOR LIES’

Founded to stage underperformed works that reflect the diversity of Tacoma’s working class, Working Class Theater offers its first full production this month: David Ives’ comedy “The School for Lies,” modern variations on Molière’s “The Misanthrope” that explore what happens in high society after a couple of well-placed lies. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday (Sept. 19) through Sunday, plus Sept. 25-27 in the third-floor ballroom at 733 Commerce St., Tacoma. Admission is by suggested donation of $10-$12. workingclasstheaternw.com

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