Tacoma Symphony Mini Maestros
It goes fast! It goes slow! It’s “The Great String Thing-a-Machine” — otherwise known as the string section of the Tacoma Symphony — launching the orchestra’s first Mini Maestros kids concert Sunday at University of Puget Sound. Through imagination, narrative and tunes both classic and popular, children ages 2-8 and their families find out just what makes a string section tick. The series continues with concerts featuring brass (March 6), percussion (April 17) and wind (May 22).
2:30 p.m. Sunday, instrument petting zoo at 1:30 p.m. $7 children, $10 adults. Schneebeck Hall, University of Puget Sound, 1501 N. Union Ave., Tacoma. 253-591-5894, tacomasymphony.org, pugetsound.edu.
Sumi at American Art Co.
Dive into the expressive lyricism of sumi art at American Art Company this month, from clouds to forests to shimmering goldfish.
Four Piano Benefit Concert
Q: Where do you get the chance to hear 12 expert pianists on four pianos at the same time?
A: At the annual Four Piano Benefit Concert. Held by the Tacoma Chapter of the Washington Music Teachers’ Association, the concert isn’t just a great way to hear some of Tacoma’s finest piano teachers all playing at once (and to shop for a teacher), it supports the student concerto concert in May. Saturday’s concert features duets, trios and quartets, with popular and classic pieces, plus a grand finale.
Pop-up art at B2 gallery
Biomorphic beings, black stone torsos, hairy baskets … it’s all there in B2 Fine Arts’ Winter Pop-Up show, running for two more weeks and featuring sculpture by Ric Hall, Mary Hosick, Sharon Feeney, Patty McPhee, Steve Sauer and Shannon Weber. “Asian Room,” a show of antiques, follows.