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Critic’s Picks: Four don’t-miss arts events in the South Sound

Guitarist Mark Riley is the featured act at the Father’s Day Blues Vespers on Tuesday at Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Tacoma.
Guitarist Mark Riley is the featured act at the Father’s Day Blues Vespers on Tuesday at Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Tacoma. Courtesy

Broadway Center musicians on road

This month, Tacoma’s Broadway Center goes on the road, taking two musical groups to casual local venues. Guitarist Billy Stoops and blues singer Leann Trevalyan from the band Junkyard Jane, plus Barleywine Revue folk musicians Forest Beutel (banjo) and Julie Campbell (fiddle) go to Chambers Bay and Puyallup.

7:30 p.m. Thursday at Environmental Services Building, 9850 64th St. W., University Place; and 7:30 p.m. June 24 at Anthem Coffee, 210 W. Pioneer Ave., Puyallup. $12 at both locations. 253-591-5894, broadwaycenter.org.

Organ recital at Christ Episcopal

Julia Brown, an Oregon organist and Naxos recording artist, plays at this month’s free Third Fridays at Noon recital at Christ Episcopal Church. The program includes works by J.S. Bach, his son W. F. Bach and Dieterich Buxtehude.

12:10 p.m. Friday (June 17). Free (donations accepted). Christ Episcopal Church, 310 N. K St., Tacoma. 253-383-1569, ccptacoma.org.

Creative Colloquy reading, open mic

Creative Colloquy’s monthly literary meetup features readers Nick Stillman, Chanin Kay Escovedo and more, with an open mic afterward.

7 p.m. Monday. Free. B Sharp Coffee House, 706 Opera Alley (Court C), Tacoma. creativecolloquy.com.

Father’s Day Blues Vespers

It’s fun, it’s casual and it’s free — is there a better Father’s Day entertainment? Immanuel Presbyterian Church’s Blues Vespers for Father’s Day features the Mark Riley trio with award-winning guest guitarist Dean Reichert. Includes poetry and a brief reflection from Pastor Dave Brown.

5 p.m. Sunday. Free (collection taken for musicians). Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 901 N. J St., Tacoma. icptacoma.org.

Rosemary Ponnekanti: 253-597-8568, @rose_ponnekanti

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