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Critic’s Picks: Four don’t-miss arts events this weekend

Native American musician and storyteller Randy Granger will perform at the Fred Oldfield Center in Puyallup Aug. 18.
Native American musician and storyteller Randy Granger will perform at the Fred Oldfield Center in Puyallup Aug. 18. Courtesy

State History Museum gets ‘In the Spirit’

Join Native American artists, musicians, dancers and storytellers at the Washington State History Museum’s annual “In the Spirit” Native Arts Market and show. Inside the museum see the latest in contemporary Native art; out on the plaza see performing arts and vendors.

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Free. Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. 253-272-9747, washingtonhistory.org.

Creative Colloquy literary night

Storytellers, writers and poets have their monthly celebration of all things literary at Creative Colloquy Monday at B Sharp. An open mic follows the featured readers, so bring work to share.

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

Randy Granger performs at Oldfield Center

Native American musician and storyteller Randy Granger performs this week at the Fred Oldfield Center for Art at the Washington State Fairgrounds. The award-winning artist with Mayan and Apache ancestry plays flutes and percussion, and is on a five-state tour.

7 p.m. Aug. 18. Admission by donation. Fred Oldfield Center, Niinth Avenue Southwest and Fourth Street Southwest, Puyallup. 253-752-9708, fredoldfieldcenter.org.

ArtWalk Tacoma

Enjoy the late summer evenings on third Thursday ArtWalk, when galleries are open late and museums are free, offering special activities. Try the Tacoma Art Museum, Museum of Glass, Washington State History Museum and more.

5-8 p.m. Aug. 18. Free. Various venues, see tacoma.com/events/tacomas-third-thursday-art-walk

Rosemary Ponnekanti: 253-597-8568, @rose_ponnekanti

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