Entertainment: A&E Briefs — May 24, 2017

Call for entries for ‘Asian Flair’

The Sequim City Arts Advisory Commission seeks entries of art, in any medium, for the next exhibit to be displayed in the lobby of the Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar St. The exhibit theme is “Asian Flair.” The art pieces must be no larger than 36 inches by 36 inches and not exceed 50 pounds per piece. The deadline for submissions is June 12. The exhibit will be on display from July 1-Sept. 30. All entries will be juried by the CAAC. An artist reception will take place on July 7. For complete entry guidelines and exhibit information, visit www.sequimwa.gov, pick up a brochure at the Civic Center or contact City Clerk Karen Kuznek-Reese at 681-3428 or kkuznek@sequimwa.gov.

Check out PC jazz

Celebrate “Jazz at the PUB” with a concert at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, in the Pirate Union Building at Peninsula College. The 18-piece Peninsula College Jazz Ensemble will be playing music by John Coltrane, Kenny Barron, Chick Corea, Grant Green, Eddie Harris and others.

Two recent compositions by David P. Jones, PC Jazz Ensemble conductor, also be heard.

PC celebrates student artists

Join the Peninsula College community in celebrating its students’ work in the arts June 6-10, during the Student Arts Festival. This annual event, sponsored by the college’s Humanities Division, showcases student work in the arts from across campus. Features include performances by the music and drama departments, a student art show in the PUB Gallery of Art, the unveiling of this year’s Tidepools art and literary magazine, a student film festival, a multimedia book signing event, awards for outstanding English essays, the ASC sponsored sidewalk chalk art contest, and metallurgic art. These events are free and open to the public.

PC alum in piano concert

Peninsula College will present one of its most accomplished musical alumni, Anson Ka Lik Sin, in a free piano recital in the college’s Maier Concert Hall, at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 27. In February, Sin won the third prize, silver award in the Manhattan International Young Artists Music Festival. He is invited to perform in the Prizewinners Gala Concert at New York’s Carnegie Hall in July. Sin is studying, on full scholarship, with Alexander Tutunov at Southern Oregon University where he is pursuing a graduate degree in piano performance and serves as a teaching assistant.

Driftwood artist gives demo

The Olympic Peninsula Art Association will present a program and demonstration by driftwood artist Tammy Hall at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, May 25, in the Landing Mall, 115 Railroad St., Port Angeles. Visitors always are welcome and the demonstration is free. You do not need to be a member. For more information, OPAA’s Facebook page or olympicpeninsulaartassociation.com.

VFW hosts dinners, music

The Sequim VFW, 169 E. Washington St., will have a monthly dinners and music by The McInturffs from 5-7 p.m. every third Thursday. The dinner is $10. The dates are June 15, July 20 and Aug. 17. The McInturffs play classic country, old time rock & roll and delta shuffle blues.

Enjoy conversations with fellow Francophiles

Parlez-vous francais? Or perhaps you’d like to practice? Join other French speakers every Tuesday, at 1 p.m., at the Mariner Cafe, 609 W. Washington St., Sequim, for an informal gathering, to speak about all things French in French. For more information, contact Don Baron at 808-2873.

World art on display

On Saturday, May 27, the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd., will present “Thanks for Sharing: the Art of Instant, Global Inspiration,” an example of how online Instagram art becomes reality, “posted” on the walls of the Webster House.

The show runs through Sunday, July 2. Port Townsend artist Mike Biskup will make remarks during the show’s opening reception May 27 at 5:30 p.m. Nineteen contemporary artists from Russia, Canada, Spain, Sweden, Iraq, Australia, Japan, Korea and the U.S are participating.