A&E briefs — Nov. 23, 2022

Bond pipe organist to play in Port Angeles

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 301 E. Lopez St., Port Angeles, hosts an organ recital featuring Noah Smith at the bond pipe organ, at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 27.

The event is free and open to the public; all donations go to United Way.

This concert will feature a set of pieces composed by African-American composers, Mendelssohn, Bach, Distler and featuring the world premiere of “Boxes,” a piece commissioned by Smith.

Brooklyn-based composer Keith Sisterhenm will be present and will offer a pre-concert composer talk to contextualize the piece at 5:30 p.m.

A reception will follow the concert.

Learn to communicate across language barriers

Ever wondered how to communicate with someone who is speaking a different language?

Community members are invited to attend the SKWIM Toastmasters meeting, set for 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, at at the KSQM 91.5 FM broadcasting office (609 W. Washington St.), when the group’s featured topic of communicating across language barriers.

Hear three different speakers present a speech in their own native language (not English), and find if you can understand their message. Members will base their evaluations on visual and vocal elements of the presentations.

Register for the meeting at SkwimCommunicating.eventbrite.com.

Leading the meeting will be Lindy MacLaine, Club Vice President of Membership.

“We’ve been blessed with international members,” she said. “Now we get to teach each other to communicate more clearly!”

SKWIM Toastmasters is part of Toastmasters International, a worldwide nonprofit educational organization that “empowers individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders.”

The Sequim club meets from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the KSQM offices.

The club also meets on Zoom; join through the link on the club’s website (skwimtm.org) or find the group on Facebook.

PAFAC’s Makers Market opens Nov. 25

The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center welcomes all individuals to the opening of their annual Makers Market and Light Art Experience on Friday, Nov. 25, to kick off Wintertide, a month of festivities and celebration.

The Makers Market will be set in the historic Esther Webster Gallery and the Light Art installations will be spread throughout the 5 acres of Webster’s Woods.

The Makers Market boasts a range of locally-made gifts by 37 artists and artisans from Clallam County. Visitors will find art prints, home decor, jewelry, body care, kitchenware, cards, stickers, clothing and more.

For the opening night, visitors can shop into the evening and stroll through the forested park to see 16 new or returning Light Art installations as part of the biannual installation of outdoor exhibitions into Webster’s Woods Sculpture Park.

Visitors can enjoy warm or alcoholic beverages and heated seating in the courtyard from 5-8 p.m. with live music from alt-folk singer-songwriter Elena Loper from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Craft nut roasters D’s Nuts will be selling snacks in the courtyard from 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

The Fine Arts Center is excited to welcome seven new artists to the outdoor exhibition this year- Brock Wilmer, Jessie Bruning, Kim Wennerberg, Loren Ponder, Kalesta Ponder, Marcell Marias, and Alexis Neuman. Returning artists for the 2022 Light Art Experience include Heather Dawn Sparks, Sarah Fetterman, Ross Brown, Dustin Fosnot, Nathan Shields, Loreen Matsushima, Tracy Beals, Andy Rovelstad and Sarah Jane.

Holiday Open House set in Gardiner

The Gardiner Community Center, 980 Old Gardienr Road, hosts a Holiday Open House from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3.

Refreshments and pictures with Santa are offered.

Organizers are accepting donations for Toys for Tots and Sequim and Port Townsend food banks.

Very Short Play fest returns to PC on Dec. 2

Students in Peninsula College’s Intro to Theatre class share their original 10-minute-or-less plays with the public when the “Very Short Play Festival” premiers, starting at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2, in PC’s Little Theater, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles.

The event is free to PC students, with a suggested donation of $10 for the general public. All proceeds fund the PC Scholarship for Drama, awarded each year to one qualifying college thespian.

The premise for each play is unique, organizers say; highlights include scenes about soldiers whose courage is put to the test, a thief invited to a dinner party, an imaginary conversation between three inanimate objects, two very different perspectives of the same date night, and a profound conversation with God about mortality.

Both traditional and devised scenes in the Very Short Play Festival are written, co-created, performed, and designed by the whole production team that includes Simon Close, Danute Duffy, Savannah Rose Hickman, Graham Nott, Eliza Pettigrew, Levi Pulsipher, Carolynn Pype, Malachi Rediger and Dean Rynearson.

For more information, email Dr. Lara Starcevich at laras@pencol.edu.

Crawford to take 7 Cedars stage

Mixing country roots with Pacific Northwest grunge rock, Aaron Crawford comes to Club Seven at 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26 at 7 Cedars Casino, 270756 U.S. Highway 101.

Tickets for this 21-and-older show are $10, or $5 with a Totem Rewards card.

See 7cedars.com/crawford.html?evtd=2022-11-26 or crawfordaaronmusic.com.