What would Rembrandt say? Acclaimed documentary The New Rijksmuseum

TACOMA, WA – The name Oeke Hoogendijk doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue here in Tacoma, but don’t let that deter you from seeing the Dutch director’s acclaimed 2013 documentary The New Rijksmuseum, screening at 2 pm on August 10 at The Grand Cinema at 606 S Fawcett Avenue. This epic tale is a treat for anyone with an interest in art, architecture, film or history. The Grand Cinema has smartly connected the film to local revitalization, introducing the film with a 20-minute presentation by Stephanie A. Stebich, Director of Tacoma Art Museum and Kirsten R. Murray, Principal and Owner at Olson Kundig Architects, about Tacoma Art Museum’s expansion project. Fans will want to plan ahead for the one and only Tacoma showing of this film.

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Extra chances to see ‘Young Frankenstein’

Tacoma Musical Playhouse’s current production of “Mel Brook’s Young Frankenstein” offers two Saturday matinee performances at 2 p.m. July 26 and August 2.

These are in addition to the Sunday matinees July 20, 27 and closing Sunday August 3.  Evening performances are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday evenings. For more information or to make reservations, call the box office at (253) 565-6867 or go online to www.tmp.org.

Jars of Clay 20th Anniversary Tour

Today, the premier Christian rock group Jars of Clay is still producing some of the best and most uplifting alt-rock music anywhere. The band will perform at the Rialto Theater on Tuesday, September 9 at 7:30 pm (click here for ticket information).  In that time, they’ve written over 100 songs, released 10 studio records, toured internationally and created Blood: Water Mission, an organization dedicated to providing clean blood and water for African nations suffering from the HIV/AIDS crises. The band has had its share of successes, including three GRAMMYs for Much Afraid, If I Left the Zoo and The Eleventh Hour. Their latest album, Inland, features embellishments of violin, horns and ambient melodies and rich lyrics that attest to two decades of creativity.

Mystery Thriller “Kahanni” Coming to Lakewood Asian Film Fest

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The opening film at the upcoming Lakewood Asian Film Fest on August 1, is the international box office hit “Kahanni” from India.  Hold on to your seats, because this action thriller starts off with a poison gas attack at a Metro Rail station.

The film then jumps forward two years when an attractive and pregnant software engineer arrives in Kolkata, India from London in search of her missing businessman husband.  However, no one has ever heard of her husband.

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