Arts & Culture

Critic’s Picks for Jan. 2-8

MUSIC AT MOG: KAREEM KANDI

The Museum of Glass kicks off a new monthly music series this weekend with the Kareem Kandi Band playing classic and new jazz in the Great Hall lobby. The series continues at 11 a.m. the first Sunday of the month. Admission is $18, which includes museum admission. The Museum of Glass is at 1800 Dock St., Tacoma. 866-4-MUSEUM, museumofglass.org

URBAN SKETCHERS AT THE MEEKER MANSION

January’s sketch outing for the Tacoma Urban Sketchers group will be at the historic Meeker Mansion in Puyallup at 10 a.m. Saturday. The group, comprised of local sketching artists of all abilities, meets monthly in (usually) outdoor urban locations. The mansion entry fee is $5, which includes hot cider and cookies. The mansion is at 312 Spring St., Puyallup. Urbansketcherstacoma.blogspot.com

ST. ANDREWS’ ORGAN CELEBRATION EVENSONG

Late last year, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church gained a new pipe organ: the Paul Fritts op. 13 instrument, which it bought from Grace Lutheran. Now, to celebrate the instrument, the church will hold a dedicatory evensong at 5 p.m. Sunday, with guest organist Mel Butler playing Christmas music like Daquin’s “Noel grand jeu,” chorale preludes on “Vom Himmel hoch” by Bach, Pachelbel, Walcha and Karg-Elert, Brahms’ “Es is ein Ros’” and favorite hymns. Admission to the evensong is free; a reception will follow at St. Andrew’s, 7410 S. 12th St. Tacoma. 253-564-4402, saintandrewstacoma.org

‘BLACK AESTHETIC’ EXTENDED AT B2 GALLERY

B2 Fine Art gallery has extended its show “Black Aesthetic” until Jan. 17. Focusing on abstract expressionism, the exhibit features mid-20th-century work by African American artists Romare Bearden, Paul Dusenbury, Humbert Howard, Norman Lewis, Richard Mayhew, Milt Simons and Thelma Johnson Streat. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays at 711 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma. 253-238-5065, b2finearts.com

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