Arts & Culture

Critic’s Picks: Museum of Glass holiday event, muscle madness at the LeMay, Holiday Urban Pop-up Shop and Christmas Blues Vespers

One of the modified muscle cars in the current LeMay America’s Car Museum exhibit.
One of the modified muscle cars in the current LeMay America’s Car Museum exhibit. Courtesy

Scandinavian arts at Museum of Glass

The Museum of Glass gets “Frozen” for the holidays, setting its annual “Illuminated Traditions” family event in Scandinavia. Artists Jennifer Adams and Larry Calkins help you make Christmas mementoes and the Rainier Ringers bell choir performs. 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Free with museum admission: $15 adults; $13 AAA; $12 senior, student, military; $5 ages 6-12; and free for 5 and younger. 1801 Dock St., Tacoma. 866-4-MUSEUM, museumofglass.org.

Muscle Madness at LeMay

The LeMay America’s Car Museum brings back “American Muscle: Modified Madness,” an exhibit of contemporized “restomod” muscle cars from 1964-1972. Cars to be on display include a 1964 Buick Skylark, a 1964 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442 convertible and a 1966 Chevrolet Impala. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily (closes 3 p.m. Dec. 24 and all day Dec. 25). $16 adults; $14 senior, military; $12 students; $8 ages 6-12; free for 5 and younger. 2702 E D St., Tacoma. 253-779-8490, americascarmuseum.org.

Holiday Pop-up Urban Shopping

Find locally made artisan gifts at the Holiday Pop-up Urban Shopping and Cocktails. The event includes snacks, cocktails and items like Scrumpalicious bakery goods, Libertine curry blends, rubs and salts, EarthNerd jewelry and body care, Caps ‘n’ Scraps upcycled fashion, Pepper Pot Polish cosmetics and Slave to Stitchery pop culture pillows and aprons. Free goodie bag to first 25 shoppers. 2-6 p.m. Saturday. Free admission (plan to shop). 21 and older, RSVP. 842 S. Sprague Ave., Tacoma. facebook.com/events/906575922772104.

Christmas Blues Vespers

Immanuel Presbyterian hosts the annual Big Band Christmas Blues Vespers Sunday with blues icon Little Bill and the Blue Notes, about to celebrate their 60th anniversary. The trio expands to include two sax players, a B-3 organ and vocalist Heather Rayburn for this Vespers, a combination of blues, poetry and brief message. 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission by donation. Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 909 N. J St., Tacoma. 253-627-8371, ipctacoma.org.

Rosemary Ponnekanti: 253-597-8568, @rose_ponnekanti

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