Arts & Culture

Critic’s Picks: Flamenco at Madera, Classical Tuesdays jazz, Greg Youtz concert and American orchestral music at UPS


Flamenco at Madera Furnishings

Madera will host Seattle flamenco dancer Savannah Fuentes, along with guitarist Bobby Sofia and singer Juanarito, as part of their West Coast tour “Northern Lights.” 8 p.m. Friday (Oct. 9). $22 general, $15 students and $8 children. Madera, 2210 Court A, Tacoma. 253-572-1218,,,

Classical Tuesdays does Panama Hotel jazz

What was life like for Japanese Americans living during World War II in what’s now Seattle’s International District? Find out through the music of the time, as the Panama Hotel Jazz Project comes to Tacoma’s free Classical Tuesdays series. A five-piece band will explore that time period in words and music. 7 p.m. Tuesday. Free. Slavonian Hall, 2306 N. 30th St., Tacoma.

Greg Youtz composer concerts

Ever wondered how a classical composer’s mind works? Tacoma composer Greg Youtz opens up his process in a free vocal recital that combines poetry, music and Youtz himself explaining how he connects the two. With soprano Erin Calata and pianist Sheila Bristow. 4 p.m. Thursday (concert repeats for Classical Tuesdays on Dec. 8). Free. Tacoma School of the Arts Theater, 1118 S. Commerce St., Tacoma.

ArtWalk Third Thursday: New sculpture, drawings at Fulcrum, AIDS talks and more

This month’s ArtWalk is chock-full of events. Down on the waterfront, the new sculpture “Floating Life Forms” — six bronze spheres depicting Puget Sound wildlife — will be dedicated from 5-6 p.m. on the Thea Foss Esplanade (1515 Dock St. behind the condos).

At Fulcrum Gallery, five New York artists will show drawing and painting with a reception 6-9 p.m. and a slide discussion Friday at 6 p.m. (1308 Martin Luther King Jr. Way).

At Tacoma Art Museum, the University of Puget Sound Art+Sci Salon will feature artist Micha Cárdenas talking about HIV among trans women of color at 6:30 p.m. (1701 Pacific Ave.) and the new show “Art AIDS America” will be on view for free.

ArtWalk happens 5-8 p.m. the third Thursday of the month around downtown Tacoma.

Rosemary Ponnekanti: 253-597-8568