Arts & Culture

Critic’s Picks: The best of South Sound arts this weekend

Early music flutist Jeffrey Cohan will play for the Salish Sea festival in Tacoma Sunday.
Early music flutist Jeffrey Cohan will play for the Salish Sea festival in Tacoma Sunday. Courtesy

Flamenco at Washington Contemporary Ballet

Past and present flamenco students perform an evening showcase at Washington Contemporary Ballet under the direction of Marisela Fleites, with singer Samir Osorio and guitarist John Bussolletti.

6:30 p.m. Saturday. $12. Washington Contemporary Ballet, 2510 84th St. S., No. 31, Lakewood. 253-302-4172, squareup.com/store/washington-contemporary-ballet.

Urban Sketchers at Feast

Tacoma artist Chandler O’Leary makes many of her nostalgic, vintage-feel watercolor sketches riding shotgun on road trips around the country. See an exhibit of her work alongside her original sketchbooks at Feast Arts Center, and join the Urban Sketchers Sunday at Feast for a Hilltop sketching field trip.

9 a.m. gallery opens, 10 a.m. sketch meetup, 12:30 p.m. gather at Feast (all Sunday).

Gallery also open noon-5 p.m. Saturday and by appointment. Free. Feast Arts Center, 1402 S. 11th St., Tacoma. feastarts.com, urbansketcherstacoma.blogspot.com.

Watershed art at Envirohouse

At the Envirohouse this month, the PhotoVoice exhibit (organized by Washington State University Research and Extension in Puyallup) gives the community a grass-roots photographic voice, documenting and advocating ecological issues for the Clarks Creek watershed in Puyallup.

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through June 18. Free. Envirohouse, Tacoma Transfer Center, 3510 S. Mullen St., Tacoma. 253-573-2426, cityoftacoma.org/envirohouse.

‘Romantic Guitar and Flute’

The early 19th century saw blossoming romanticism, a musical middle class and improvements in flutes and guitars. Salish Sea Early Music Festival musicians Oleg Timofeyev on a 19th-century guitar and Jeffrey Cohan on an eight-keyed 1820 ebony flute will explore that musical landscape, with works by Molino, Kummer, Kuffner and Giuliani.

7:30 p.m. Sunday. $15-$25 suggested donation, free for 18 and younger. Mason United Methodist Church, 2710 N. Madison St., Tacoma. Brownpapertickets.com, salishseafestival.org.

Rosemary Ponnekanti: 253-597-8568, @rose_ponnekanti

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