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Critic’s Picks: Flamenco in Old Town, Veterans Day with the Buffalo Soldiers and South Sound Symphonic Band, and Jazz Live at Marine View

Flamenco dancer Marisela Fleites will perform with guest musicians Gerardo Alcala and Vicente Griege at Classical Tuesdays Tacoma.
Flamenco dancer Marisela Fleites will perform with guest musicians Gerardo Alcala and Vicente Griege at Classical Tuesdays Tacoma. Courtesy

Flamenco in Old Town

Tacoma flamenco dancer Marisela Fleites will be joined by New Mexico vocalist Vicente “El Cartucho” Griego and New Orleans guitarist Gerardo Alcalá in the Old Town Classical Tuesdays series this month. 7 p.m. Tuesday. Free. Slavonian Hall, 2306 N. 30th St., Tacoma. 253-752-2135, classicaltuesdays.blogspot.com.

South Sound Symphonic Band Veterans Day concert

The South Sound Symphonic Band, a wind band conducted by Graham Kapowsin High School band teacher Paul Bain, will give a free Veterans Day weekend concert in Puyallup, featuring patriotic music as well as works by Rossini, Mozart and Louis Prima. 1 p.m. Sunday. Free. Pioneer Park Pavilion, 330 Meridian Ave. S., Puyallup. southsoundsymphonicband.org.

Darren Motamedy at Jazz Live

Northwest saxophonist Darren Motamedy will return to the Jazz Live at Marine View series to play smooth contemporary jazz. He’ll be joined by Ed Weber on keyboards, Osama Afifi on bass, Frank Seeberger on guitar, Akim Finch on percussion and Joshua Jay Donald on drums. 5 p.m. Sunday. Free. Childcare available. Marine View Church, 8469 Eastside Drive NE, Tacoma. 253-229-9206, marineviewpc.org.

Veterans Day with the Buffalo Soldiers

To honor our the diversity of the nation’s veterans, the Washington State History Museum will host a presentation by Tacoma’s Buffalo Soldiers Museum about the history of those African American troops in the Northwest. Presented by Dr. Quintard Taylor, history professor at the University of Washington, the talk is part of the museum’s Veterans Day ceremony that runs 1-3 p.m. Wednesday. $11 adults; $8 student and seniors; free for ages 5 and younger. Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. washingtonhistory.org.

Rosemary Ponnekanti: 253-597-8568

rosemary.ponnekanti@thenewstribune.com

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