Arts & Culture

Critic’s Picks for Jan. 30-Feb. 5

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL “KURIOS”

The world-famous Cirque du Soleil — standard-bearer for creative, human-based circus — returns to Redmond’s Marymoor Park with a steampunk twist in “Kurios.” As a Seeker gets curious, a Victorian cabinet of curiosities comes to life. You’ll see contortionists on deep-sea gadgets, aerialists on suspended bicycles, acrobats in waistcoats and more. The show runs through March 22. Tickets start at $80 for adults; $70 for children. Marymoor Park is at 6046 West Lake Sammamish Parkway NE, Redmond. 877-924-7783, cirquedusoleil.com.

PEARL DJANGO AT MUSEUM OF GLASS

The Sunday Music jazz series at the Museum of Glass continues this Sunday with hot club swing band Pearl Django. Playing in the museum’s grand hall, the popular Puget Sound band will play jazz favorites inspired by the 1930s style of iconic Parisian guitarist Django Reinhardt. The museum’s Choripan cafe will be open, as will the galleries. Doors open at 10:30 a.m.; show starts at 11 a.m. at 1801 Dock St., Tacoma. Tickets are $18 and include museum access; admisison is free for students and members. 866-4-MUSEUM, museumofglass.org.

TACOMA MUSICAL PLAYHOUSE DOES THE PUTNAM “BEE”

Six-time Tony award-winning musical “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” is playing at Tacoma Musical Playhouse. As six awkward spelling champions learn hard lessons about winning and losing, they also learn about life. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 8, with a special Super Bowl day performance at 1:00 p.m., all at 7116 Sixth Ave., Tacoma. Tickets are $29 for adults; $27 for seniors, students, military; $20 for those 12 and younger. 253-565-6867, tmp.org.

‘GATSBY’ AT TACOMA LITTLE THEATRE

The stage version of the great American novel takes over Tacoma Little Theatre this month. “The Great Gatsby” not only plays out on stage F. Scott Fitzgerald’s famous Jazz Age story of decadence and decline, it also opens up a 1920s world online that audiences can explore and learn in partnership with Seanchai Library. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 8, with a special Super Bowl day performance at noon , all at Tacoma Little Theatre, 210 N. I St., Tacoma. Tickets are $15-$22 (recommended for ages 12 and older), or $12 with code SEAHAWKS this Sunday. EXPLORE Gatsby, a virtual simulation of the novel, is available online at exploreseanchai.blogspot.com through Feb. 22. 253-272-2281, tacomalittletheatre.com.

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