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THE GRINCH

The Grand Cinema and Click! Cable TV presents another free family movie on Dec. 21, the Jim Carrey laugh-fest “How the Grinch Christmas” (PG). Doors open at 9:30 a.m., film at 10. Arrive early to get a good seat.

THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA

Lakewood Playhouse presents its second annual special joint presentation with Lakewood Institute of Theatre – C.S. Lewis’ “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe” for 10 shows only, Dec. 12-22. Plays Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. All tickets $15. With its cast of 30 actors, this show is a must-see for the whole family.

LORI PAINE, ARTIST

For the month of December, Constellation Art Gallery at 3013 Sixth Ave. welcomes painter Lori Paine as Artist of the Month. In collaboration with Tacoma City Ballet she has brought the beloved “snow scene” from “The Nutcracker” to life in the gallery’s window installation. She will also create a custom pet portrait of your beloved pet friend. In addition to Paine’s artworks, the gallery has an amazing collection of one-of-a-kind holiday gifts, including gift sets that can be viewed at http://www.ConstellationArtGallery.com. Info: constellationtacoma@gmail.com.

ACCLAIMED AUTOHARPIST

Acclaimed autoharpist Bryan Bowers will perform in a free family concert at 2 p.m. on Dec. 14 at Tacoma's downtown Main Library (1102 Tacoma Ave. S.). For more than four decades, Bryan Bowers has been to the autoharp what Earl Scruggs was to the five-string banjo. He presents instrumental virtuosity combined with warmth, eloquence, expression and professionalism. The library concert provides an intimate musical experience from the man who has re-defined the autoharp. More information is available at http://www.tacomapubliclibrary.org or by telephoning the library at 253.292.2001.

COMEDY PET THEATER

Voted “Best Family Show” in Las Vegas, Popovich Comedy Pet Theater is the most beloved family show in the world, featuring an amazing cast of house-cats, dogs, parrots. even geese and mice! Critics describe the show as a unique blend of physical comedy, world-champion juggling and the extraordinary talents of more than 30 performing pets. Dec. 14, 1 p.m. at Theatre on the Square. Tickets $15, $25 at http://www.broadwaycenter.org.

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