A&E briefs — Feb. 21, 2018

  • Wednesday, February 21, 2018 1:30am
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College welcomes poet to Studium Generale

Dawn Pichón Barron, director of the Native Pathways Program at the Evergreen State College, shares pieces from her collection of poetry “Escape Girl Blues,” beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the Feb. 22 Studium Generale in Peninsula College’s Little Theater, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

This is Barron’s first full collection of poetry; it was released in January from Finishing Line Press. Her poetry was included in the “WA. 129 Anthology” and she has been traveling the state with the former poet laureate Tod Marshall, reading with him and other poets from that collection.

A reception immediately follows in the House of Learning/PC Longhouse.

Co-sponsored with the Foothills Writers Series, this event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Kate Reavey at kreavey@pencol.edu.

Learn glass-blowing skills at OPAA meeting

The next Olympic Peninsula Art Association members meeting is set for 9:30 a.m.-noon Thursday, Feb. 22, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave. A presentation will be given by Megan Schmidlkofer about her glass-blowing art.

‘Game Face’ film screens at PC

Peninsula College’s Magic of Cinema and the Rainbow Alliance host a screening of “Game Face” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, in Maier Performance Hall, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

This award-winning documentary tells the parallel stories of Fallon Fox, MMA’s first transgender pro fighter, and Terrence Clemens, a young, ambitious and talented college basketball player in Oklahoma, who is gay. Both realize that coming out will be necessary for their own sense of integrity and peace of mind, but they lack of a clear road map.

Clemens will be at the screening for a Q-and-A with audience members, as well as a discussion with members of the Rainbow Alliance, a club that provides for the concerns and interests of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Allied community at Peninsula College.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Helen Lovejoy at hlovejoy@pencol.edu.

Take in some sonic healing in Carlsborg

Blue Mountain Yoga+, 803 Carlsborg Road, Suite D, hosts two “Sonic Light Healing” events on Saturday, Feb. 24. Sessions are 1-2:15 p.m. and 3-4:15; fees apply for both. Enjoy qigong with crystal singing bowls, with singer/songwriter Sophia Engkvist and qigong teacher/Reiki healer Ben DeFrancisco. Bring mats, cushions, blankets for comfort; seating is available. Contact Engkvist (SophiaEngkvistMusic@gmail.com, 360-460-7455, www.SophiaEngkvist.com) or DeFrancisco (Ben.DeFrancisco@gmail.com, 847-323-4555, www.TenOfCupsHealing.com) for more information.

Classical guitarist comes to Peninsula College

World-renowned classical guitarist Rodger Bennett will perform in the Maier Hall Performance Series with a concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at Peninsula College’s Maier Hall, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles. He is only the second guitarist to be featured in the history of the series.

Bennett has performed around the globe as a classical guitar soloist and in ensembles. He has served as the artist-in-residence for the Texas Commission for the Arts, the Texarkana Regional Arts Council, the Idaho Commission on the Arts and the Idaho Commission on the Humanities.

General admission tickets for the concert are $15. Students (any age, with ID) are admitted for $5. Get tickets online at bookaneer.pencol.edu/Merchandise.aspx or at the door. The concert is expected to sell out, so early ticket purchases are recommended.

For more information, contact Dr. David Jones at djones@pencol.edu.

Local woodturners to meet Feb. 27

Strait Turners, a local woodturners group, invites the public to attend their Tuesday Feb. 27 meeting set for 9:30 a.m.-noon at the Gardiner Community Center, 980 Old Gardiner Road. The presenter is John Elliott on the topic, “Turning green wood.” Elliott will be using green madrone harvested from a local tree. Turners of all levels are welcome as well as those that want to learn about this hobby. See www.straitturners.org or call 360-683-2560 for more information.

Documentary ‘Vegas Baby’ shows at library

A free screening of a Morgan Spurlock production, “Vegas Baby,” will be shown at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., the next Documentary Nights! film series event.

Oscar-nominated director Amanda Micheli’s documentary follows several aspiring parents who desperately want to have a baby but are struggling with infertility and the high cost of treatments. They place themselves in the hands of a Las Vegas doctor and his annual contest, which offers a prize of a free round of in vitro fertilization — with no guarantee of success.

The program is supported by the Friends of Sequim Library. For more information about this and other upcoming events, visit www.nols.org and select “Events,” and “Sequim,” email discover@nols.org or call 360-683-1161.

Calling all filmmakers

The River & Ocean Film Festival, hosted in conjunction with Forks RainFest and the Washington Coast Clean-up, celebrates the freshwater and marine environments on the west side of the Olympic Peninsula.

Short films from the peninsula and beyond will showcase this region’s beauty and the issues facing its aquatic habitats and human communities.

Filmmakers are asked to submit works by March 2 for an April 21 screening at the Rainforest Arts Center in Forks.

See last year’s films at the event website (wsg.washington.edu/film-festival).

Entries can be submitted in electronic or DVD formats. Running time must be under 20 minutes, including credits; stand-alone segments of longer works are welcome. Entries must be received no later than 5 p.m. on March 2. To arrange submission, email Ian Miller at immiller@uw.edu.

Talk up ‘Hidden Figures’

The Novel Conversations Book Discussion Group meets at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., at 4 p.m. every fourth Wednesday of the month. On Feb. 28, the group meets to discuss “Hidden Figures” by Margot Lee Shetterly.

The book tells the true story of four African-American female mathematicians at NASA who helped achieve some of the greatest moments in its space program.

It brings to life the stories of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson and Christine Darden, fourwomen who lived through the civil rights era, Space Race, Cold War and the movement for gender equality.

Copies of “Hidden Figures” are available in various formats including regular print, large print, audiobook 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.

To view a complete list of the 2018 selections, visit www.nols.org/book-discussion-groups.

Visit www.nols.org, email Discover@nols.org or call 360-683-1161 for more information about this and other library programs.

Local authors host ‘Wine & Sign’ event

Olympic Peninsula Authors hold a free “Wine & Sign” event at 3-4:340 p.m. Sunday, March 4, at One of a Kind Gallery, 115 E. Railroad Ave., Port Angeles.

Sequim authors Michael Bunnell, Heidi Hansen and Ruth Marcus join Linda B. Myers of Port Angeles and Tacoma’s Charlie Sheldon as they read from their books, then sign and sell copies.

Discussion on publishing follows.

For more details, email to olympicpeninsulaauthors@gmail.com.

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