A number of entertainment venues and groups had canceled meetings and events prior to Gov. Jay Inslee’s executive order to limit the size of large gatherings to just 50 people.
Inslee’s declaration on March 15, which also temporarily shut down restaurants, bars and entertainment and recreational facilities, spurred other groups to announce they would cancel or postpone a number of activities for the foreseeable future.
Olympic Theatre Arts
Olympic Theatre Arts’ annual Shakespeare Renaissance Faire, slated for three performances (March 27-29), has been postponed, along with a number of events and performances.
Here’s a list of OTA’s modified events:
• “The Tangled Webs of William Shakespeare, Shakespearean Renaissance Faire,” scheduled for March 27-29: Postponed. News on future dates will be forthcoming as soon as possible.
• First Friday, April 3: Canceled. Comedian Melissa Klein will be rescheduled for a later First Friday date.
• OTA Children’s Theatre, class session for Jellybeans (ages 4-8): Postponed. There are two classes remaining, including the Showcase presentation.
• OTA Children’s Theatre, class session for Young Thespians (ages 8-18): Postponed, to be restarted to coincide with the Renaissance Faire’s future dates. Instructors will send emails weekly with further information.
• OTA Children’s Theatre Spring Workshop, scheduled for March 30-April 3, the workshop for Young Thespians (ages 8-18) has been canceled.
• “A Facility for Living,” On the main stage, scheduled for May 1: Pending; updates forthcoming as they become available.
For more information, contact OTA staff at 360-683-7326 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seven Cedars Casino
Following suit of a number of Washington state and region tribes, the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe announced on March 16 they would close Seven Cedars Casino, home to a number of regular and guest music and entertainment acts, through Tuesday, March 31.
Evenings of stories and anecdotes of adventure across the nation and globe, the annual Traveler’s Journal series has been canceled before its first presentation.
The eight-part series was scheduled to kick off March 12 with “Paddling the Entire 1,243 miles of Columbia River for Kids” (presenter: John Kuntz), but organizers canceled the event with concerns about spreading the COVID-19 coronavirus growing in the community.
“Many of these presentations will be re-scheduled for 2021,” Brian Anderson of the Peninsula Trails Coalition said today, March 13.
For more about the series, call Arvo Johnson at 360-301-9359.
Sequim City Band
The Sequim City Band’s rehearsals on Wednesday evenings has been suspended until further notice.
The Port Angeles Symphony’s events, including the Ballet Workshop’s 50th Anniversary Ballet Gala on Friday, March 20, and the Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra concert on Saturday, March 28, are to be rescheduled, symphony representatives said on March 13.
Rock, Gem & Jewelry Show
The Clallam County Gem & Mineral Association has decided to cancel the club’s annual Rock, Gem & Jewelry Show set for Saturday and Sunday, March 21-22, in Port Angeles.
Fourth Friday Readings
The monthly Fourth Friday Readings event set for March 27 has been cancelled. The event was scheduled to feature author Lisa Preston, followed by 5-minute open mic readings. A representative from The Lodge, which hosts Fourth Friday Readings along with a number of other local groups, said the facility is not having community groups meet there with the current community health issue in flux.
Fourth Friday Readings organizers said they are rescheduling the event.
Email to Heidi@olypen.com for more information.
The Strait Turners Woodturning Club has canceled the group’s Tuesday, March 31 meeting.
“We are going to skip our end of March meeting to be cautious and avoid placing anyone at risk in the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation,” group members said last week.
For more about the group, see www.straitturners.org.
Blue Whole Gallery
The Blue Whole gallery closed Monday, March 16, and will be closed through Saturday, April 4.
“At that time we will inform further action,” gallery representative Ryoko Toyama said.
The Juan de Fuca Fundation for the Arts (JFFA) has postponed a performance of Collision of Rhythm set for Sunday, March 29; the new date is Sunday, Oct. 4. The location remains the same: Port Angeles Performing Arts Center, 304 E. Park Ave.
JFFA has also canceled the April 11 LED Dance performance of “Jabberwock”; no make-up date has been annpunced as of early this week.
Tickets are still available for both Blues is a Woman (Friday, May 8) and the 27th Annual Juan de Fuca Festival (May 22-25) at jffa.org; get tickets at Dungeness Kids Co., 163 W. Washington St., Sequim, and Port Book and News, 104 E. First St. Port Angeles. JFFA’s 2020-2021 Season Concert Series subscriptions will be available mid-May.
See jffa.org for updates.
Music at Wind Rose
Wind Rose Cellars has canceled all live music for the month of March, owner David Volmut announced.
“If all goes well, we intend to reinstate our live music program on Friday, April 3,” he said.
The Peninsula Singers Spring Concerts, “The Magic of Musicals: Broadway Favorites,” scheduled for April 17-19, has been postponed, organizers announced.
See peninsulasingers.org for more about the group.