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3 to See: Harlem Renaissance Poetry, Living History, and a Painting Class

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The 2020s x The 1920s

The work of René Lalique has been universally hailed as representative of the chicest and most sophisticated qualities of French Art Deco styles. Running concurrently to The Museum of Glass’s current collection of more than 200 Lalique pieces, the museum presents A Most Beautiful Thing: Celebrating Harlem Renaissance Poetry and Lalique Glass. Using these Art Deco gems as a backdrop, local arts organization Write253 will bring their best and brightest local young poets to perform beloved works of poetry from the 1920s. 

Back in the Brigade Encampment

Fort Nisqually Living History Museum has been bringing history to life since the 1930s. This summer, they’re revving the Brigade Encampment, a unique chapter of the Pacific Northwest’s days of yore. Taking from the 1800s furs-trading market of the same name, the Brigade Encampment offers visitors a peek into the past via a fur brigade, Punch and Judy puppet shows, and live music and dance. Care to barter with the best of them? Join the festivities Aug. 14-15.

Painting, Tea, and R&R

It’s a widely known and accepted fact that painting melts tension; it’s a healthy way to create something beautiful while relieving mental strain. (Case in point? Bob Ross.) This Saturday, let Tumwater-based Taildragger Coffee lead the way to relaxation with a beginner-friendly acrylic painting class. Led by an experienced artist and art coach, learn to paint a hummingbird and enjoy a full menu of delicious drinks, coffees, and teas while you’re at it.