A&E briefs — May 8, 2024

Fiddlers schedule jam session for Saturday

The Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association will meet for a jam session from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave.

The group plays “Old Time” music, a genre of North American folk music played on acoustic instruments — generally centering on a combination of fiddle and plucked string instruments including the guitar, banjo, mandolin, dobros, dulcimers, autoharps, bass and ukuleles.

Attendees are welcome to play or just to listen and learn about this traditional style of music.

There is no charge to attend, but donations in support the club’s youth scholarship program are welcome. Snacks to share are also appreciated.

Queens & Aces at Elks

Enjoy an evening if dancing with Queens & Aces from 7-8:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 12, at the Sequim Elks Lodge, 143 Port Williams Road.

Cost is $10 for Elks members, $12 for guests.

For more information, visit tessteelmusic.com or fb.me/e/3PwFCpONu.

Or, contact Tess Teel at 360-216-6652 or tessteelmusic@gmail.com.

Free demo set at BWG

Jennifer Rose offers a peyote stitch and bead work demonstration from 1-3 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, at the Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington St.

Reservations are not required.

Photo courtesy of Jennifer Rose
Jennifer Rose offers a peyote stitch and bead work demonstration on May 16 at the Blue Whole Gallery in Sequim.

Photo courtesy of Jennifer Rose Jennifer Rose offers a peyote stitch and bead work demonstration on May 16 at the Blue Whole Gallery in Sequim.

Rose, a master beader, chose the Peyote Stitch to demonstrate because “it’s an essential that most beaders rely on for everything from a simple base for a bracelet to a complex sculpture using a free-form technique.”

For more about the gallery, visit bluewholegallery.com.

PAFAC sets Art In Bloom

The Port Angeles Fine Art Center, 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd., hosts its annual Art in Bloom Pop Up exhibit over Mother’s Day weekend from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday-Sunday, May 10-12.

Art in Bloom will feature floral designs in response to the Center’s current exhibition, “Reimagining the Intersection of Art & Environment- Exploring Natural & Repurposed Materials,” and a floral arranging workshop. Gallery visitors will be able to enjoy original floral designs paired with the artwork that inspired them. On Saturday, visitors can purchase a ticket for The Flower Bar from 10 a.m.-noon.

Five of the Peninsula’s floral designers will use flowers, greenery, and other natural materials to create original arrangements in response to artwork in the exhibit. After visiting the gallery and studying the exhibit, each designer set to work creating an arrangement based on their selected piece of artwork. Visitors will be able to see the floral designs next to the artwork that inspired them.

Designers participating in this year’s event from the Port Angeles Garden Club include Pam Ehtee, Billie Fitch, Tina Cozzolino, Mary Lou Paulson and Linda Nutter.

Indiana Jones coming to OTA screen

Olympic Theatre Arts, sponsored by Laurie Stewart and Sound Community Bank, is offering a classic movie series in 2024.

At 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, the series offers “Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark” in the Elaine and Robert Caldwell Main Stage Theatre at OTA, 414 N. Sequim Ave.

Doors open at 6:15 p.m. for pre-film trivia.

In “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” the year is 1936 and intrepid archaeologist Indiana Jones sets out in search of the fabled Lost Ark of the Covenant, racing a bitter rival and his Nazi cohorts to the prize. In the course of this adventure, “Indy” endures explosions, spiders, snakes, booby traps and bad guys in his quest to save the holy relic.

Tickets are $10 and are available at olympictheatrearts.org or by calling the box office (360-683-7326) between 1-4 p.m., Tuesday-Friday.

Upcoming series films include “Grease” (May 25) and “Hamlet” (June 22).