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March 26, 2014 at 7:55am

5 Things To Do Today: The Funs, American West art, glacier chat, cellist Cicely Parnas and more ...

The Funs / Photo credit: Jason Balla

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26 2014 >>>

1. Chicago fuzz merchants the Funs bringing a chugging, lo-fi bravado to your more standard garage rock. Even with the buzzy noise that surrounds the Funs' music, there's still a hypnotic lull that it's quite easy to fall into when listening. The insistently strummed guitars and primal drums eventually fade into pastiche, letting the hazy vocals drift to the front. Catch the band with Criminal Code, Dreamdecay, Vexx and Thee Samedi at 7 p.m. in Le Voyeur.

2. Explore the themes and stories of the art of the American West, from the adventurer artists of the 19th century to contemporary artists working in the West today, with Tacoma Art Museum curator Laura Fry. Entry to her 11 a.m. "Art of the West through Time" lecture is free with the price of admission to TAM.

3. Pour at Four wine bar co-owner Mark Merrill knows wine. It comes with the job. He's tasted a few bottles over the last couple of months. Happily, he's found some beauties. From 5:30-8 p.m., Merrill will pour complimentary tastes of his recent favorites, including several that over deliver for their price.

4. If you'd like to start spring off worrying about something, you could do worse than attend painter Anna McKee's discussion about her travels with climate scientists to glaciers in the Pacific Northwest and Antarctica at 7:30 p.m. at Olympia Timberland Library. We imagine it will be equal parts a profile of beautiful artwork; gorgeous scenes of exotic locales; and a derring-do adventure. But, as we are reminded almost daily in some form of media, her presentation could also be a Giant Blinking Light that Earth's glaciers are melting and disappearing at an astonishing pace - especially when University of Washington glaciologist Bradley Markle adds his field research photos and stories during the same presentation.

5. Cicely Parnas made her Carnegie Hall debut performing the Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto with the New York String Orchestra under the baton of Jaime Laredo, to a rave review in The New York Times. Wow. Catch the cellist at 7:30 p.m. at the Washington Center.

LINK: Wednesday, March 26 arts and entertainment events in the greater Tacoma and Olympia area

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