LELAVISION GETS “EXPERIMETAL” IN SEATTLE
The Vashon island musical circus duo Lelavision takes a new show to West of Lenin theater in Seattle: “ExperiMetal,” featuring physical metal sculptures like the “Skelatone” (a titanium-spiked dinosaur) and the “Infinite Hyper Loop,” played with a violin bow. The show features Leah Mann, Ela Lamblin, composer Jason Staczek and musician Aimee Zoe. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, plus Jan. 30-31; 3 p.m. Sunday and Jan. 31 at West of Lenin, 203 N. 36th St., Seattle. Advance tickets are $20 for adults; $15 for students, children and seniors. All tickets will cost $5 more at the door. 206-352-1777, brownpapertickets.com/event/938430.
A 17TH-CENTURY VENETIAN VESPERS
The Ensemble of Oregon collaborates with early music ensemble Musica Maestrale and Tacoma’s early vocal consort Canonici to recreate a musical vespers (evening prayer) in the style of 17th-century Venice: swirling Renaissance polyphony by Monteverdi, Bassano, Cavalli and more, intermixed with Gregorian chant. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Saturday at Christ Episcopal Church, 310 N. K St., Tacoma. Admission is $20 general, $15 seniors, $10 students. 253-383-1569, theEnsembleOregon.org, ccptacoma.org.
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TACOMA SYMPHONY OPENS MINI MAESTROS WITH ‘PETER AND THE WOLF’
“Peter and the Wolf” is back, as the Tacoma Symphony plays the Prokofiev musical fairy tale once more to kick off its annual Mini Maestros series for families. Featuring each instrument as a character (the strings as the adventurous Peter, the oboe as a duck and so on), the story of a boy who outwits a wolf will be conducted by Sarah Ioannides and narrated by Michael Sandner. The series goes on to feature the different instrument families of the orchestra at the University of Puget Sound on Feb. 15, March 15 and April 19. All feature instrument petting zoos beforehand. “Peter and the Wolf” begins at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Rialto Theater, 310 S. Ninth St., Tacoma. Admission is $10 for adults; $7 for children. 253-591-5894, tacomasymphony.org.
ART MEETS SCIENCE AT UPS
The University of Puget Sound restarts its Art+Science salons on Tuesday with “Perception,” an interactive exhibit and artist presentation by Hungarian artist Timea Tihanyi, who teaches in the University of Washington’s interdisciplinary art program. The free program runs 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at UPS’s Kittredge Gallery, 1500 N. Warner St., Tacoma. 253-879-3701, pugetsound.edu.