5 Things To Do Today: Maria Volonte's Tango Tour, glass artist Michael Taylor, Pierce County Gospel Sing, organic wine tasting ...

By Volcano Staff on February 19, 2012

SUNDAY, FEB. 19, 2011 >>>

1. Argentine singer-songwriter Maria Volonte's tango mastery met expatriate blues harmonica player Kevin Carrel Footer in a Buenos Aires café and it was magic. The result of that fateful meetings is The Blue Tango Tour - a celebration of the deep spiritual bond that joins tango and the blues, as two genres steeped in sin, born in brothels, censored yet always resurgent and speaking directly to our souls at 2 p.m. inside Madera Architectural Elements in downtown Tacoma.

2. Museum of Glass visiting artist Michael Taylor will discuss his art and career during this conversation and slide presentation in the Hot Shop beginning at 2 p.m.

3. The Olympic Wine Merchants in Olympia will pour organic wines to taste from 2-4 p.m.

4. The Pierce County Gospel Sing will reach great heights beginning at 6 p.m. inside the mammoth Life Center in Tacoma. Hallelujah.

5. Jeanne Hopkins, the singer and songwriter better known as Jeanlizabeth, hosts an open mic at 8 p.m. every Sunday in the Steilacoom Pub and Grill. The night's entertainment can include poetry readings, original songs and rock covers from Pink Floyd to modern hits. Past crowds ran the gamut of age groups, but many, including seniors, wore hoodies.

LINK: More arts and entertainment events in the South Sound

LINK: Live music and DJs tonight

LINK: South Sound happy hours