A&E briefs — Nov. 1, 2017

City seeks submissions for ‘Cats & Dogs’

The City Arts Advisory Commission is seeking entries of art, in any medium, for the next exhibit to be displayed in the lobby of the Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar St. The theme for this quarterly exhibit is “Raining Cats & Dogs.”

Deadline for submissions is Dec. 8. The exhibit will be on display from Jan. 1-March 31, 2018.

All entries will be juried by the art commission. An artist reception will take place on Jan. 5.

For complete entry guidelines and exhibit information, visit the city’s website at www.sequimwa.gov, pick up a brochure at the Sequim Civic Center or contact City Clerk Karen Kuznek-Reese at 681-3428 or kkuznek@sequimwa.gov.

Comedy show to help fund festival float

The “Fund the Float Comedy Show” headlined by Cris Larsen is set for 5:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at The Oasis Bar and Grill, 301 E. Washington St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with a buffet-style dinner starting at 6 p.m. and the comedy show starting at 7:30 p.m. Cost will be $35 per ticket; fee includes entrance to the show, a drink and dinner. This is an adult-only event. All proceeds go to the Sequim Irrigation Festival to help build the parade float.

Larsen has worked with comedy legends comedy Rich Little, George Miller and Bruce Baum, and with stars such as Terry Bradshaw, Pat Boone and Gary Sinise. He has also been on the food network and NBC’ Frasier, has won three comedy competitions and has performed more than 500 shows for the U.S. military.

See ‘Reel Injun’

Native Film Night screens “Reel Injun,” a documentary about the evolution of the depiction of First Nations people in film from the silent era to today, from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, at the Red Cedar Hall Community Center, 1033 Old Blyn Highway. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. The film featuring clips from hundreds of films, candid interviews with famous native and non-native directors, writers and actors, and traces how the image of First Nations people in cinema have influenced the understanding and misunderstanding of their culture and history. See library.jamestowntribe.org/home.

Accordion social set

The next Sequim Accordion Social, set for 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, at the Shipley Center (921 E. Hammond St., Sequim), features Lyle Schaefer from Puyallup. Cost is a suggested $2 donation for the room rental. Supplemental donations for featured players are welcome as well. The intent of the accordion social is to gather accordion players and accordion lovers, in a social atmosphere to play for others and to listen to others play. All are welcome to play. For more information call Caryl Dowell at 520-369-3550 or Frank Bruckner at 208-290-4037.

Taj Mahal sets concert on peninsula

The Juan de Fuca Foundation host the Taj Mahal Quartet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, at the Port Angeles High School Performing Arts Center, 304 E. Park Ave. Tickets are $20-43 (youth 14 and younger are $10).

Taj Mahal will be appearing with Bill Rich (bass), Roger Glenn (vibes and winds) and Kester Smith (drums). Unlike most performances where Taj performs just one set, he will be performing two 75 minutes sets.

Get tickets at Joyful Noise Music in Sequim, Port Book and News in Port Angeles or online at jffa.org.

Adventures on wheels

Listen to the adventures of Leilani Sundt about her cycling trip from Washington to Mexico at “Border to Border Cycling,” a presentation set for 11 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 11, at Fit4Life Studio, 1245 W. Washington St. The presentation is free and open to the public. See www.fit4lifesequim.com.

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