PC cinema series screens ‘What Lies Upstream’
Peninsula College’s Magic of Cinema and the Sierra Club North Olympic Group screens “What Lies Upstream” at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, in the Maier Performance Hall at the college, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.
In this documentary exposé, investigative filmmaker Cullen Hoback travels to West Virginia to study the unprecedented loss of clean water for more than 300,000 Americans. In January 2014 a mysterious chemical, MCHM, was found to have leaked into the Elk River, poisoning the drinking-water supply for nearly half of West Virginia. Hoback arrives at the state’s capital during the heart of the crisis. During his work in West Virginia, a similar water crisis strikes Flint, Mich.
The screening is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a discussion.
For more information, contact Dr. Helen Lovejoy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Three more shows for ‘This Christmas’
“This Christmas” caps a three-week run with shows at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7-8, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at the Port Angeles Community Playhouse, 1235 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles.
The production, written by actor-playwright Anne Kennedy Brady and directed by Sequim’s Jim Dries, stars Tia Stephens and Edwin J. Anderson, Pat Owens as Patrick, Kathy Balducci as Helen, Jessica McKenzie as Elise and Michael Jay Sickles as Serge the cabbie.
Reserved seats are $15 for adults and $8 for students at all shows.
To buy tickets in advance, visit Brocante Antiques, 105 W. First St. in Port Angeles, call 360-452-6651 or see www.PACommunityPlayers.com.
Studium highlights artist
Peninsula College’s final Studium Generale of fall quarter features an artist Lecture by Kim Kopp, set for 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at the college’s Little Theater, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles. A reception follows in the gallery.
“Between Shadow and Light,” Kopp’s solo exhibition, opened Nov. 6 in the college’s PUB Gallery of Art. Kopp is an artist whose drawing, painting and digital photography evolve from wandering in the woods and the title of her exhibit and her lecture “Between Shadow and Light” convey what the artist calls a “response to light, shadow, wind, time, and memory.”
Both the solo exhibition and the Studium presentation are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Michael Paul Miller at email@example.com.
Book talk considers ‘Vital Phenomena’
The Second Saturday Book Discussion Group meets at 3 p.m. on Dec. 8, at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., to talk about “A Constellation of Vital Phenomena” by Anthony Marra.
In a rural village in December 2004 Chechnya, failed doctor Akhmed harbors the traumatized 8-year-old daughter of a father abducted by Russian forces and treats a series of wounded rebels and refugees while exploring the shared past that binds him to the child.
The group meets each second Saturday of the month at the Sequim Library. To participate, simply read the book and attend the discussion; no reservations are needed and drop-ins are welcome.
Copies of “A Constellation of Vital Phenomena” are available in various formats including regular print, large print, audiobook on CD and downloadable eBook, which may be requested online by visiting the library catalog at www.nols.org. A limited number of copies of each book discussion selection are available at the library the month prior to each meeting.
Noted author to talk ‘Mistakes’
Corinna Luyken, an award-winning children’s book author and illustrator, present “Transforming Mistakes in Art” at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Port Angeles Library 2210 S. Peabody St. During this all-ages workshop, Luyken will read from “The Book of Mistakes” and talk briefly about her artistic process as well as her latest work. See more of her work at www.corinnaluyken.com.
Participants will have the opportunity to create pen and ink illustrations of their own and talk with the artist. Books will be for sale during the event through the Port Angeles Friends of the Library store.