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Critic’s Picks: Christ Episcopal organ recital, Tacoma Musical Playhouse, more

Pianist and Pacific Lutheran University assistant music professor Oksana Ezhokina will play with flutist Jeffrey Cohan on Friday (Aug. 21) at Trinity Lutheran Church.
Pianist and Pacific Lutheran University assistant music professor Oksana Ezhokina will play with flutist Jeffrey Cohan on Friday (Aug. 21) at Trinity Lutheran Church. Courtesy

Organ recital at Christ Episcopal Church

This month’s Third Fridays at Noon recital at Christ Episcopal Church features rising young organist Isaac Drewes, an Auburn native who’s now studying at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. The program includes pieces by Dieterich Buxtehude, J.S. Bach, Marcel Dupré, Rachel Laurin and Olivier Messiaen. 12:10 p.m. Friday (Aug. 21). Entry by donation. Christ Episcopal Church, 310 N. K St., Tacoma. 253-383-1569, ccptacoma.org.

Piano, flute concert at Trinity Lutheran Church

Early music flutist Jeffrey Cohan picks up the standard modern silver flute for a concert with Pacific Lutheran University piano chairwoman Oksana Ezhokina spanning four centuries of musical genres. From Bach’s Sonata in B minor through Schubert, Poulenc, Doppler and contemporary Slovenian composer Igor Dekleva, the program includes both unusual works and concert favorites. 7 p.m. Friday (Aug. 21). Entry by donation. Trinity Lutheran Church, 12115 Park Ave. S., Parkland. 253-537-0201, trinitylutheranparkland.org.

New play festival at Tacoma Musical Playhouse

Summerplay 2015, the 13th annual new plays festival from Kitsap County’s fringe theatre Changing Scene Theatre Northwest, comes back to Tacoma. This year will be held over two weekends at Tacoma Musical Playhouse and features 11 new one-act plays by playwrights across the country, including Seattle’s John Davenport and Bellingham’s Sean Walbeck. Most are comedies. 8 p.m. Saturday and Aug. 29, 2 p.m. Sunday and Aug. 30, $18. Tacoma Musical Playhouse, 7116 Sixth Ave., Tacoma. 253-565-6867, tmp.org.

D Street Pottery Sale

The annual D Street Pottery Sale is this weekend, featuring new and seconds work by 12 local ceramicists. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday (Aug. 21) and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. 717 N. D St., Tacoma. Admission is free.

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