Music and theater highlight Peninsula weekend

Community theater, an art walk and plenty of music options will be featured this weekend on the North Olympic Peninsula.

• “The Man with the Plastic Sandwich” finishes its run with performances at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays through May 12 in the Gathering Hall at Olympic Theatre Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim.

Tickets are $20 per person, $15 for students and are on sale at and at the box office.

• The Port Angeles Community Players’ production of “Rumors” continues with performances at 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Tuesdays and matinees at 2 p.m. Sundays through May 19.

The play, written by Neil Simon, will be on the main stage at the Port Angeles Community Playhouse, 1235 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

Tickets are $18 per person, $9 for students and can be purchased at www.pacommunityplayers. org or at the box office 30 minutes before each performance.

• “Missed Connections,” a production of the Port Angeles High School Drama Club’s East Park Avenue Players, opens with shows at 7 p.m. tonight and Saturday and a matinee performance at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Port Angeles High School Performing Arts Center, 304 E. Park Ave.

Tickets are $10 per person, $8 for senior citizens and students; children younger than 6 will be admitted free.

The three-act play, written and directed by Kelly Lovall, is a compilation of vignettes set in the contemporary world.

• “Art in Bloom,” an annual popup exhibit, will be on display for Mother’s Day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

The exhibit features floral designs inspired by “Reimagining the Intersection of Art & Environment — Exploring Natural & Repurposed Materials,” which is the center’s current exhibit.

Gallery visitors will be able to enjoy original floral designs paired with the artwork that inspired them.

The designers will use flowers, greenery and other natural materials to create original arrangements in response to artwork in the exhibit.

The arrangements were designed by Port Angeles Garden Club members Pam Ehtee, Billie Fitch, Tina Cozzolino, Mary Lou Paulson and Linda Nutter.

The Flower Bar, a flower-arranging workshop led by Ariel Zimman, is open from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Ticketholders can try their hand at making their own floral arrangements.

Tickets are $40 per person, $35 for Fine Arts Center members and are available at

Second Saturday Art Walk venues in downtown Port Angeles will be open late on Saturday.

• Harbor Art Gallery will host a reception for the family of Kevin Willson from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the gallery, 114 N. Laurel St., Port Angeles.

Willson, a founding member of Harbor Art Gallery, died in March.

A retrospective exhibit of his sculptures will be on display at Harbor Art from 11 a.m to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays throughout May.

• Studio Bob will host a reception for the opening of “Reclamation: A Recycled Materials Art Experience” from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at 118½ E. Front St., Port Angeles.

The exhibit features art made with recycled, salvaged, found and repurposed materials by Christopher Allen, Roger Bogers, Sarah Tucker, Mary Lewis and Brad Griffith.

The reception includes interactive mini-golf, hands-on art projects and activities and live music from Tin Sandwich and guest singers.

For more information, call 360-775-2160, email or visit

• A Professional- Amateur Concert to benefit YEA Music is set for 1 p.m. Saturday at the Bay Club, 120 Spinnaker Lane, Port Ludlow.

Admission is free, but donations to support YEA Music are requested.

The concert features music professors Matthew Daline and Jennifer Chung along with local violinist Kristin Smith.

YEA Music sponsors summer music camps, awards scholarships for music lessons, loans out instruments to families and offers after-school music clinics during the school year.

• Lisa Lanza will perform a Mother’s Day concert to benefit Ugandan AIDS orphans at 4 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church of Port Townsend, 1111 Franklin St.

A $20 donation, cash or check, is suggested for concert-goers 12 and older.

Lanza, a pianist, will be joined by violinists Anabel Moore, Amidah Soosong and Cassidy Yearian; pianist Michael Carroll; the Wild Rose Chorale; clarinet player Joel Wallgren; mezzo-soprano Sharon Buck; and sopranos Laurel Sprig, Jeni Little and Leslie Lewis.

Jonathan Stafford and Elise Sinclair will direct the adult and children choirs.

• Celebrate Mother Earth with an encore of the second Trashion Show from the Sequim Irrigation Festival’s Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Studio Bob, 118½ E. Front St., Port Angeles.

The mimosa bar will open at noon.

The show will feature trashion, a mashup of trash and fashion, outfits followed by a mix-and-mingle with designers and models.

For more information, call 360-775-2160, email or visit

• The Carla Main Trio will perform from 4:30 to 6:30 tonight at Vintage, 725 Water St., Port Townsend. No cover charge.

• DJ Jean Bettanny will play music for a variety dance from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday in Brigid’s Loft, 280 Quincy St., Port Townsend. Bettanny will provide a free nightclub two-step lesson beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Admission is $10 per person.

• Queens and Aces will perform from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday for dancing at the Sequim Elks Lodge, 143 Port Williams Road, Sequim.

Admission is $12 per person, $10 for Elks members.

• Maire Ni Chathasaigh and Chris Newman will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday at Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona Ave., Port Townsend.

Admission is $20 per person, masks are optional.

• The Tri-Area Garden Club will conduct its annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the Horticulture Building at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 4907 Landes St., Port Townsend.

The sale includes annuals, perennials, ground covers, ferns and trees.

This year’s sale also includes hanging baskets and Garden Guardians.

The club will be able to accept Visa and MasterCard for payment this year.

Proceeds support the club’s scholarship and grant programs.

For more information, visit

• The Clallam County Genealogical Society will elect new officers during its annual meeting at 9:30 Saturday at its research center and library, 403 E. Eighth St., Port Angeles.

Following the business meeting, Mike Karsen will present “The Musical ‘Chicago’ and All That Genealogical Jazz” at 10 a.m. over Zoom.

The presentation will also show at the Clallam County Genealogical Society’s research center, 403 E. Eighth St.

To request the meeting link, call the center at 360-417-5000 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday or email

For more information, visit

• The Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association will host a jam session from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 Fifth Ave., Sequim.

The final hour of the jam session will be dedicated to a performance of old time music.

Performers with other acoustic instruments, such as guitars, banjos, basses, dobros, mandolins, autoharps, ukuleles and dulcimers are welcome to attend.

The jam session is free, although donations to support the district’s scholarship program are welcome.

• A book sale hosted by the Friends of the Sequim Library is set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Friends’ storefront location in Rock Plaza, 10175 Old Olympic Highway, Sequim.

The sale features a $1 a bag sale in the annex beginning at noon.

Attendees arriving from Port Angeles and points west should consider using Old Olympic Highway to avoid at least some of the traffic from the 129th Sequim Irrigation Festival.

The Mother’s Day Market is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.

The market features more than 40 local vendors, beverages from Diamond Coffee Co. and food by The Goat and the Radish.

• A bake sale hosted by the Port Angeles Friends of the Library is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Friends’ bookstore at the Port Angeles branch library, 2210 S. Peabody St., Port Angeles.

The sale features spring-themed gift baskets, books, baked goods, homemade candy and a limited supply of handmade aprons.

Proceeds will benefit special programs hosted by the North Olympic Library System.

For more information, visit www.friendsofthe

• The Makers Market is open from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the Haybarn at Finnriver Farm and Cidery, 124 Center Road, Chimacum.

The marker features nature-inspired jewelry, pottery, textiles, fine art, body care and culinary creations.

• Ask a master gardener plant clinic is set from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Humphrey Room at the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave., Port Hadlock.

The library will host a plant clinic on the second Saturday of each month through Oct. 14.

Preceding this week’s clinic, at 12:30 p.m., master gardener Julia Cordz will present “WSU Garden Know-How: Straw Bale Gardening Explained.”

• A new garden speaker series kicks off at 1 p.m. Saturday in the salmon shelter at H.J. Carroll Park, 9884 Rhody Drive, Chimacum.

Ron Sikes of Admiralty Audubon Society will present “Native Plants that Attract Songbirds and the Invertebrates that Support Them.”

The free bi-monthly series, Growing Knowledge in the Garden, is sponsored by the Kul Kah Han Native Plant Garden.

Other presentations in the series include “Olympic Peninsula Vegetation Ecosystems” on July 14 by Fayla Schwartz from the Olympic chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society, and “Gardening With Native Plants” on Sept. 14 by Kathy Darrow from the Jefferson County Master Gardener Foundation.

For more information, email or visit

A contra dance is set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Black Diamond Community Hall, 1942 Black Diamond Road.

Erran Sharpe will call and the Contraband will provide the music.

A free dance lesson will be offered at 7 p.m.

Requested donation is $10 per person, $5 for youths younger than 18.

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