Arts & Culture

Critic’s Picks for Jan. 16-22

MUSICAL ORGAN ‘TOUR’ AT CHRIST EPISCOPAL

Unless you’re an organist, you’re probably mystified by the array of stops, pipes, pedals and presets visible on an average pipe organ. This Friday at “The Magic of the Pipe Organ,” Christ Episcopal organist Mark Brombaugh will explain the secrets of the church’s Brombaugh instrument in a musical-verbal demonstration that includes favorite pieces like Bach’s “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” and Widor’s famous Toccata to show just what all those buttons do. The tour begins at 12:10 p.m. Friday (Jan. 16) at Christ Episcopal Church, 310 N. K St., Tacoma. Participation is free, but goodwill donations will be accepted. 253-383-1569, ccptacoma.org

FLAMENCO (AND MORE) AT THE HARBOR HISTORY MUSEUM

The good news: Gig Harbor’s Harbor History Museum is kicking off a new performance series this Friday (Jan. 16) with a night of flamenco by Cuban-born Tacoma dancer Marisela Fleites. The bad news: It’s sold out. But the series goes on to feature Seattle Symphony guitarist Michael Nicolella (Feb. 19) and acoustic band The Beatniks in March. All shows start at 7 p.m. at the museum, 4121 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor. Admission is $15 for members, $20 for nonmembers. 253-858-6722, harborhistorymuseum.org

‘SOUNDS OF BRASS’ AT TCC

Brass Unlimited ensemble gives its 17th annual free “Sounds of Brass” concert at Tacoma Community College this weekend, featuring solo trombonist Bill Dyer as guest artist and added percussion. On the program are works by Dvorak, Respighi, Stravinsky, Gershwin and more. The concert begins at 3 p.m. Sunday in TCC’s Building 2, 6501 S. Mildred St., Tacoma. brassunlimited .org tacomacc.edu

KIDS DESIGN GLASS II AT MOG

Fusing the power of kids’ imaginations with the skill of its Hot Shop crew, the Museum of Glass launches the second exhibition in its groundbreaking Kids Design Glass competition, where young kids submit drawings to be selected to be made into sculpture. This weekend, visit the gallery to see 28 new works, including “Lock-ness-Pig” and “Mustache Man,” and watch the crew make two works (“Campy” and “Paws”) in the Hot Shop from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. The show will continue through July 12; hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. Sundays at Museum of Glass, 1801 Dock St., Tacoma. Admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors, students, military; $5 for ages 6-12; free for those younger than 6, and and for all from 5-8 p.m. third Thursdays. 866-4-MUSEUM, museumofglass.org

  Comments