A&E Briefs — Jan. 10, 2018

  • Wednesday, January 10, 2018 1:30am
  • Life

Sequim VFW brings the tunes

The Sequim VFW Post 4760, located at 169 E. Washington St., hosts a trio of musical acts this week.

Olympic Generations delivers an Americana mix of music and vocals 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10. The group includes Vienna Barron on guitar and vocals, Gary Prosser on guitar, banjo and vocals, Thomas Barron on bass and Jerry Robison on drums.

From 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, join Pete Mainzer and Holly Wilton for KARAOKI.

Performing as Retro Classics, Mike Schweedler plays pedal steel guitar western swing dance music accompanied by vocals and electronic rhythm background, starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13.

‘Twelfth Night’ comes to PA High stage

Under the direction of Kelly Lovall, the Port Angeles High School Thespian Society presents William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” set for performances at 7 p.m. Jan. 10-13 in the Port Angeles High School auditorium, 304 E. Park Ave. The comedy was meant to be a celebration of the twelfth night close of the Christmas season. The story surrounds twin siblings Viola and Sebastian, who survive a shipwreck. They are separated and believe the other to be dead. Viola disguises herself as a man to hide herself and stay safe from the harsh realities of the world. She falls in love with Duke Orsino, who is in love with the Countess, Olivia. After meeting Viola, the Countess Olivia falls in love with her thinking she is a man. The story also follows the intrigue of Olivia’s uncle, a would-be suitor, and her servants.

Ticket prices are $8 for general admission, $7 for students; children 10 and younger are free. Get tickets at the door.

Baker entertains at Peninsula College

Matt Baker, a Seattle-based stunt comedian and three-time Guinness World Record holder, takes the stage at the Peninsula College’s Little Theater, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan 11. Baker’s stunt comedy show is part of the college’s Pirate Pete’s Week, an annual spirit week celebration that dates back to the early 1960s. The show, which contains adult content, is free to college students with an ID and by donation to community members. Baker has performed his comedy stunt show in more than 17 countries and appeared on numerous television shows including “Last Comic Standing,” “Tosh.0” and “America’s Got Talent.” His show seeks audience participation and fans will see him spearing vegetables in mid-air, spitting ping pong balls at volunteers and catching a bowling ball on his head as well as his famous “garden weasels of death” stunt. For more information, contact Jeremiah Johnson at jjohnson@pencol.edu.

OTA, Missoula troupe stages ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’

Olympic Theatre Arts and the Missoula Children’s Theatre Tour bring “Jack and the Beanstalk” to Sequim.

Performances are scheduled for 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at the Sequim High School auditorium, 601 N. Sequim Ave.

Youths in grades kindergarten-12th help make up the ensemble cast.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students/youths, available at the door.

Olympic Theatre Arts has brought Missoula Children’s Theatre Tour to Sequim every year since 2003.

See www.olympictheatrearts.org or call the OTA business office at 360-683-7326, Monday–Friday, 1-5 p.m., for more information.

PA Players present ‘Love Letters’

Straying from the digital age, the Port Angeles Community Players present “Love Letters” by A.R. Gurney.

The show, starring Sharon Delabarre and George Wood with direction by BJ Kavanaugh focuses on letters exchanged over 50 years between two people who discuss their hopes, and ambitions, dreams and disappointments, victories and defeats through the years they spent apart, after growing up together.

Play organizers say, “What is implied as the actors read the letters is as revealing and meaningful as what is actually written down. It makes for evocative, touching, frequently funny and always telling character studies.”

The show runs at 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Jan. 12-13, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14.

Audience members can pay what they will prior to each show at the Port Angeles Community Playhouse, 1235 E. Lauridsen Blvd., in Port Angeles.

Explore visions of ‘Fences’ at gallery

Sequim artist Priscilla Patterson will be available to share her story and sign copies of “Fences – An Illustrated Journey” from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at the Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington St., Sequim. Released by Skookum Bay Publishing, the book features 20 watercolor paintings of fences, gates and barriers with captions “to show the limitations we often place around ourselves — and that the doors are open to new horizons.” The original paintings used in the book will also be available for purchase. For more information, contact the artist at 360-477-4195.

See ‘Faces of Nepal’ at Rainshadow Café

“Faces of Nepal,” an exhibit featuring selected photos from Alicia Demetropolis’ recent three-month journey in Nepal, will be on display at Rainshadow Café, 157 W. Cedar St., through Jan. 31.

Grand Olympics Chorus seeking more voices

The Grand Olympics Chorus of Sweet Adelines International is accepting new members. The chorus invites any woman who is interested in learning to sing a cappella harmony to join the group at 6:30 p.m. Monday evenings at 990 E. Washington St., Suite E-103. Sing with the group or watch members practice. Email to grandolympicschorus@gmail.com or call 360-775-1425.

More rockin’, rollin’ at the Sequim VFW

Round Trips plays rock ‘n’ roll, country and oldies from 6-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Sequim VFW Post 4760, 169 E. Washington St.

Birding series resumes Jan. 20 at Dungeness River Audubon Center

The Dungeness River Audubon Center hosts a monthly family friendly birding series for outdoor and wildlife enthusiasts through May, where participants will unlock the secrets of different bird families. Each class will explore the unique adaptations, habitats and life-history of local feathered friends.

The series runs 10 a.m.-noon. Sessions are $10 each; pre-registration is not required.

The next session is Saturday, Jan. 20, featuring corvids. Other series dates are: Feb. 17, woodpeckers; March 17, ducks; April 21, hummingbirds, and May 19, swallows.

For more information, call 360-681-4076 or email to rceducation@olympus.net.

Ringers looking for more musicians

The RainShadow Ringers announced that they are seeking new ringers to fill some vacancies in its line up.

Event organizers request that those interested have musical knowledge, as well as a willingness to attend weekly practices and all performances. Ringing experience is preferred.

Rehearsals are scheduled to begin Tuesday, Jan. 23, at 10:30 a.m.

The ringers are an independent, secular handbell group that rings four octaves of bells and three octaves of hand chimes.

The ringers have performed at benefit events, senior centers, local service organizations, as well as retirement and assisted homes.

To inquire about membership, call director Cheryl Winney at 360-457-6993.

Documentary Nights! series screening ‘The Song Collector’

“The Song Collector” is the feature film at the next Documentary Nights! set for 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave. Set high in the Indian Himalaya, Ladakh is home to a rich Buddhist culture and an ancient tradition of folk singing. In the 1960s as economic development thrust change upon Ladakh, Morup Namgyal, Ladakh’s greatest folk artist, began his lifelong efforts to preserve beloved folk songs.

The event is free. Email discover@nols.org, call 360-683-1161 or see www.nols.org for more information.

JFFA sets fun for annual fundraiser

The Juan de Fuca Foundation’s annual fundraiser dinner/auction celebrating its 25th anniversary is set for 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, in the ballroom at the Red Lion Hotel, 221 N. Lincoln St., Port Angeles.

Singer/songwriter Sam Chase and cellist Devon McClive provide musical entertainment, with Chandra Johnson and Scott Sullivan opening. The event also includes a wine raffle

Individual tickets are $40 and tables are $320. Premium tables (near the music plus two bottles of wine) are $400. Get tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3181919.

Call 360-457-5411 or see jffa.org for more information.

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