A&E briefs — Aug. 11, 2021

Bread and Gravy to play at Music in the Park event

Bread and Gravy is the next featured act at the next Music in the Park series event, taking the stage at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, at the James Center for the Performing Arts’ band shell, 350 N. Blake Ave.

Attendees are invited to bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the free event.

Bread and Gravy has been entertaining listeners on the Olympic Peninsula for several years, showcasing their musical skills on the guitar, harmonica, ukulele and piano with close harmony that highlights Americana tunes along with blues and rock/soul.

Concessions will be available on-site from The Lefties Beer Barrel and Sequim Valley Lion’s hot dogs.

The month-long Music in the Park features different musical acts at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays at the James Center adjacent to Carrie Blake Community Park. Events are sponsored by KSQM 91.5 FM, a listener supported, commercial-free community radio.

Peninsula writers group to meet on Zoom

Olympic Peninsula Christian Writers Group members meet at 6:30 p.m., on Thursday, Aug. 19, on Zoom.

The guest speaker Laura Frantz, an award-winning author of 13 historical romances in the Christian market published in just 13 years. Learn about how she maintains such a productive writing schedule and about her writing habits in a Zoom interview.

The zoom link is tinyurl.com/yy9b7w48; no password is needed.

All writers are welcome to attend and newcomers are always welcome, members say. The group meets on the third Thursday of the month.

For more about Frantz, visit laurafrantz.net.

Jazz on the Lawn back at Peninsula College

After a long break from live music, the Peninsula College Jazz Ensemble is back, offering the 11th-annual “Jazz on the Lawn” concert at the college’s Port Angeles campus at noon on Wednesday, Aug. 18.

The concert will last about 90 minutes and is free and open to the public.

The PC Jazz Ensemble features seven horns and four rhythm instruments and will perform a wide variety of music, including Cole Porter’s “So in Love,” in a new arrangement by David Jones composed especially for the band. Jazz and Latin Jazz from the 1940s-1980s will be heard along with jazz/rock fusion classics of the 1960s.

The band includes Sequim’s Andy Geiger (alto/tenor sax), Jeff Dingle (trombone), Steve Burdick (trombone), Kendall Melton (bass), and Elaine Gardner-Morales (bass). Other band members are Port Angeles’ Richard “Doc” Thorson (tenor sax), Jim Bradbury (trumpet/flugelhorn), Ken Young (trumpet), Marge Rosen (drums) and Jones (keyboards/director). John Adams (alto sax & bass clarinet) hails from Port Townsend.

The show will take place on the terraced lawn just east of Keegan Hall on the PC campus. Appropriate COVID protocols and social distancing will be in place with signage in the area.

Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating. The Bookaneer Market & Deli, located in the Pirate Union Building, will be serving lunch items or guests may bring their own lunch. Non-alcoholic beverages are allowed

There is currently no alternative venue for inclement weather.

For more information, contact Jones at 360-417-6405 or at djones@pencol.edu.

Join Story Slam in person or online

Join the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) and the Out Loud Story Slam two ways: outdoors at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., or streaming online through the NOLS Facebook page at facebook.com/NorthOlympicLibrarySystem.


Storytellers at “Summer Nights: Stories with Out Loud Story Slam” will share their own stories to wrap up the 2021 Summer Reading Program — “Reading Colors Your World” — at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20, at Sequim Library’s outdoor stage. Bring a camping chair or a blanket and listen as the sun goes down. Social distancing between groups and masks are encouraged. Stories are intended for adult listeners.

In the event of inclement weather or public health restrictions, stories will be streamed to the NOLS Facebook page without in-person seating. Check the NOLS website at nols.org for updates.

Find out more about Out Loud Story Slam at outloudstoryslam.com.

OTA Renaissance Fair set for Aug. 21-22

Olympic Theatre Arts’ “Kings, Queens and Royal Scenes” Renaissance Fair takes place in the outdoors at Olympic Theatre Arts Center, 414 N. Sequim Ave. on Aug. 21-22. Masks are optional unless mandates change.

The revelry starts at 12:00 p.m. and live performances begin at 1:30 p.m. Both costumed visitors and “time travelers” are welcome.

Tickets are $12 for the general public, $10 for 2020-2021 OTA Members and $5 for students.

Get more information and tickets available at olympictheatrearts.org or call or drop by the box office from 1-4 p.m., Tuesdays-Fridays, or call 360-683-7326.

‘Party in the Park’ to help boost free soup program

A “Party in the Park” is on tap from 5-7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 27, at Ursula Sell Park on West First Street, next to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave.

The event is a fundraiser for St. Luke’s “Soups On” free lunch program hosted at noon every Wednesday at the church.

Performers include Skylark, Joe and Lona D’Entone, and Jason Paul and Friends.

Chili will be served.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair. Donations are encouraged.

Call 360-460-9135 for more information.

Local art on display at PT’s Mead Works

Beading, botanical and indigo dyes, silk painting, wool felting, art quilting, image transfers, embroidery, applique and boro and sashiko stitching are among the fiber art techniques shown in “Farm. Fresh. Art.,” a new exhibit at Wilderbee Farm’s Mead Werks, by 20 members of the North Peninsula chapter of the Surface Design Association.

The show is open Saturdays and Sundays, noon-5 p.m., through October at the Mead Werks, 223 Cook Ave., Port Townsend.

Featured Sequim artists include Liisa Fagerlund and Steffany Neuschaefer.

Get more information about these and other regional fiber arts artists at sda-np.com.

Members meet monthly, with meetings rotated between Port Townsend, Sequim and Port Angeles. Guests are welcome at no charge. The next meeting is Sept. 8 at Sequim’s A Stitch in Time Quilt Shoppe, 225 E. Washington St.