Arts & Culture

Critic’s Picks for Nov. 21-27

SOPRANO AND PIANO AT CHRIST EPISCOPAL RECITAL

Soprano Melissa Fontaine is this month’s featured artist at the Christ Episcopal Church’s Third Friday lunchtime concert. Accompanied by Lisa Hwang on piano, Fontaine will sing arias by Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Puccini, Debussy, Gounod and more; there also will be a Rachmaninoff piano solo. The recital begins at 12:10 p.m. Friday (Nov. 21) at Christ Episcopal, 310 N. K St., Tacoma. Admission is by donation. 253-383-1569, ccptacoma.org

BASS AND VIOLA WITH TCC ORCHESTRA

Viola soloist Joyce Ramée pairs with bassist Stephen Schemer for a concert with the Tacoma Community College orchestra featuring late classical and early romantic Viennese masterworks. Among the pieces will be Mozart’s Overture to “Don Giovanni,” Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8, and Dittersdorf’s Sinfonia Concertante for viola and bass. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday (Nov. 21) in TCC’s Building 2, South 12th and Mildred streets, Tacoma. Admission is free but donations are accepted. 253-566-5000, tacomacc.edu

EMPTY BOWLS helps others eat

Tacoma potters are helping the Emergency Food Network by making bowls — and the rest of us can help by buying them at the annual Empty Bowls event this Saturday. All proceeds from the sale of the locally made ceramics go to the charity, which offers food to those in need. The sale runs 1-3:30 p.m. Saturday at Charles Wright Academy, 7723 Chambers Creek Road W., Tacoma.

HARMONICA-themed BLUES VESPERS

This month’s Blues Vespers at Immanuel Presbyterian Church is a harmonica showcase featuring Paul Green (of the Washington Blues Hall of Fame), Kim Field and Grant Dermody, with poetry about gratitude from several Tacoma poets. The free performance begins at 5 p.m. Sunday at Immanuel Presbyterian, 901 N. J St., Tacoma. Donations will be accepted. 253-627-8371, ipctacoma.org

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