A&E briefs – Aug. 19, 2015

Moon glow added to Air Affaire; PAFAC presents Shakespeare; artists to paint in ONP; West Coast Swing lessons begin; auditions set of OTA production

Moon glow added to Air Affaire

The Olympic Peninsula Air Affaire, set for Aug. 29-30 at Sequim Valley Airport, has added a full moon glow to the schedule of events.

From 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, the event features a fly-in, static and experimental airplane show, car show, radio-controlled airplanes, food vendors and live music. At 10 a.m. on Saturday is the Swift Formation Smoke Planes, with skydivers in the late morning and a wing walker in the early afternoon, followed by an 8 p.m. moon glow.

Visiting the Air Affaire each day is $5 a carload. Find costs for balloon rides and other paid services online at olympicpeninsulaairaffaire.com and/or by contacting calling 601-2433 or airboss@nwplace.com.

PAFAC presents Shakespeare

The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center presents “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in Webster’s Woods from 5-7:30 p.m. Aug. 21-23 and Aug. 29-30. All shows are free and open to the public with a suggested donation of $10. All seating is general admission.

Visit www.pafac.org for more information or call 457-3532. PAFAC is at 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles.

Artists to paint in ONP

Olympic National Park welcomes artists and art enthusiasts during the upcoming Paint the Peninsula Plein Air Painting Competition. Scheduled for Sept. 7-13, Paint the Peninsula will feature 27 plein air artists who will paint outdoors over the week. On the first day, the artists will paint within ONP.

Visitors are welcome to watch and should call the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center at 457-3532 for location information.

The public is also invited to meet and talk with the artists at a reception at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center at 1203 E. Lauridsen Boulevard on Tuesday, Sept. 8.

West Coast Swing lessons begin

The third session of dancing with the North Olympic Dance Consortium begins Tuesday, Sept. 1, at a new venue — Scandia Hall, 131 W. Fifth St., Port Angeles. West Coast Swing will be taught by Darlene and Michael Clemens every Tuesday night until the end of September.

The beginner’s class begins at 7 p.m. and the advanced session at 8 p.m.

Each session will cost $7 per person.  There will be a practice session for both groups from 7:50-8:10 p.m. to for individual help.

For more information, contact the Clemenses at 457-2001 or e-mail at luvndancin14@yahoo.com.

Auditions set of OTA production

Auditions will be held for the comedy, “The Man Who Came to Dinner” at Olympic Theatre Arts at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, and 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, in the theater at 414 N. Sequim Ave.

The comedy has a large cast of characters with speaking roles for 11 men and nine women, ages 20-65. There also are non-speaking roles for 3-4 men. A copy of the play is on reserve at the Sequim Library.

The dates of the production are Oct. 30-Nov. 15.

For more information, call the director, Olivia Shea, at 683-8150.