A&E briefs – July 29, 2015

P.A. concert series debuts; book discussion at library; PAFAC seeks entries; Ervin's art gets honor; P.C. to host jazz jam; music festival continues in Quilcene

P.A. concert series debuts

Cort Armstrong & Blue Rooster kick off this year’s Summertime Music! Outdoor Concert Series at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., Port Angeles, at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 30. The free concert runs until 7:30 p.m. on the grassy courtyard at the library.

Book discussion at library

“The Westing Game” by Ellen Raskin will be discussed at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave. Copies of the novel are available at the library in various formats, including regular print and audiobook on CD. They can be requested online by visiting the library catalog at www.nols.org.

PAFAC seeks entries

The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center is hosting the Panache! Plein Air Community Art Exhibit where all submitted artworks from the community will be displayed in an exhibit at the Landing Mall from Saturday, Aug. 8, to Sept. 13. The deadline for entering your picture is  Saturday, Aug. 1, by 5 p.m. at the art center, 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles.

The public will have the opportunity to vote for their favorites and select the award winners who will compete for over $800 of prize money in multiple categories.

P.C. to host jazz jam

The Peninsula College Jazz Ensemble presents its free Jazz on the Lawn concert on Aug. 3. The show takes place on the terraced lawn just east of Keegan Hall on the P.C. campus, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

Joyce native Robbin Eaves is the featured vocalist. Other band members include Lorenzo Jones, Dave Hinton, Sanford Feibus and Mike Mills of Sequim, Bob Bailey, Kevin MacCartney, Andy Geiger, Supacha Denprasertsuk, Ed Donohue, David P. Jones and Tor Brandes of Port Angeles, Port Townsend’s John Adams and Quilcene’s John Sanders.

The pairing is back in action as well for the ensemble’s free Summer Quarter Concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, in Maier Concert Hall. For more information, call 417-6405 or e-mail Jones at djones@pencol.edu.


Music festival continues in Quilcene

The Olympic Music Festival, 7360 Center Road, Quilcene, presents its sixth concert weekend that features the first gala in the festival’s history.

Violinist Sarah Chang partners with OMF artistic director Julio Elizalde in an exclusive recital that includes compositions by Vitali, Prokofiev, Franck and Ravel, Aug. 1-2. General admission tickets for barn seating for the weekend are $60.

Buy tickets by phone at 732-4800 or 732-4800, or online at www.olympicmusicfestival.org.