Arts & Culture

Critic’s Picks: Clarinet at Second City, boxing art at B2 Gallery, Northwest Sinfonietta and free dance at Tacoma Art Walk

The Northwest Sinfonietta.
The Northwest Sinfonietta. Courtesy

Clarinet at Second City Chamber Series

Clarinettist Maryanne Lacaille and the Puget Sound String Quartet present early romantic music by Anton Reicha, Ludwig Spohr and Carl Maria von Weber, thanks to Second City Chamber Series. 7:30 p.m. Friday (Nov. 13). Great Hall, Annie Wright School, 827 Tacoma Ave. N., Tacoma. $25 general; $23 seniors and students; and free for 18 and younger. 253-572-8863,,

Boxing art at B2 Gallery

B2 Gallery puts up its gloves with “Ringside,” an art exhibition themed around boxing, with work from sculptor Michael Bible, photographer Chris Farina, painter Julie Snyder, and painter and kickboxing champion Kevin Brewerton. Opening reception 5-8 p.m. Saturday, then open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. third Thursdays through Jan. 9. Free. 711 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma. 253-238-5065,

Northwest Sinfonietta does Verdi, Schubert and more

The Northwest Sinfonietta, under new artistic partner Eric Jacobsen, tells stories through the musical triangle of Verdi, Schubert and Osvaldo Golijov, with some Morton Feldman thrown in. Jacobsen is joined by co-concertmaster Denise Dillenbeck for a pre-concert talk with violin/cello duets earlier in the week. Video concert notes available online. Talk: 7 p.m. Nov. 10, free, at International Chinese Christian Church, 5025 N. Pearl St., Ruston. Concerts: 7:30 p.m Friday (Nov. 13) at Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle; 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Rialto Theater, 310 S. Ninth St., Tacoma; 2 p.m. Sunday at Pioneer Park Pavilion, 330 Meridian Ave. S., Puyallup. $20-$55. Tickets: 800-291-7593 (Tacoma), 800-838-3006 (Puyallup) or

Free SOTA dance at Art Walk

November’s Art Walk includes some cool events, such as a free site-inspired dance performance from students at the School of the Arts held at the Museum of Glass. More performances follow at other venues. Meanwhile, Art Walk also features free museum admission (including a new Northwest show inspired by “Art AIDS America” at Tacoma Art Museum) and late-opening galleries. Art Walk: 5-8 p.m. Thursday. Dance: 6 p.m. at Museum of Glass, 1801 Dock St., Tacoma. Future shows: 5:15 p.m. Dec. 17 and 5:15 p.m. Feb. 18 at Washington State History Museum; 1 p.m. Dec. 31 and 6 p.m. April 21 at Museum of Glass; 5:30 p.m. March 17 at Tacoma Art Museum; 7 p.m. April 29 at SOTA theater. All free.

Rosemary Ponnekanti: 253-597-8568, @rose_ponnekanti