Theater, art shows and home tours on tap this weekend

Theater performances, a home and kitchen tour and the return of the Victorian Heritage Festival highlight this weekend’s events on the North Olympic Peninsula.

• “Gunmetal Blues” finishes its run with shows at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and a matinee at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Key City Public Theatre, 419 Washington St., Port Townsend.

Tickets range from $18 to $53 per person and can be purchased from the the box office at 360-385-5278 or online at www.keycitypublictheatre.org.

• The 26th Home and Kitchen Tour, hosted by the Port Townsend branch of the American Association of University Women, is set from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday with a virtual tour that is open though Tuesday.

Tickets are $35 per person, $25 for association members, and are available online at www.porttownsendhomeandkitchentour.com.

The tour spans nine homes, all within walking distance of each other, in Uptown Port Townsend and a welcome center at 1111 Franklin St. and includes access to the virtual tour and presentations of additional homes.

• “The Man with the Plastic Sandwich,” a play in three acts, will open 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.

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

• The Victorian Heritage Festival returns to downtown Port Townsend this weekend with presentations, walking tours, a fashion show and a contra dance.

Tickets are on sale online through noon Thursday; remaining tickets will be sold, for cash only, at the Festival Headquarters in the Cotton Building, 607 Water St.

Many of the events at this year’s festival are already sold out. Attendees should visit www.porttownsend victorianfestival.org to check availability.

• Olympic Peninsula HomeConnection will perform “Much Ado About Nothing” at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday at San Juan Baptist Church, 1704 Discovery Bay Road.

The also will be performances at 7 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, May 2-4.

Admission is by a suggested donation of $5.

• The Port Townsend Symphony Orchestra will perform its April concert at 2 p.m. Sunday in the auditorium at Chimacum High School, 91 West Valley Road.

The public is also welcome to attend the dress rehearsal at 7 p.m. Friday.

The free concert will present music from several movies and musicals, an opera overture and a violin solo by Zia Magill, the symphony’s 2023 Young Artist winner.

• “A Warm Embrace,” the exhibition of art by five Seattle-area women, will come to a close this Sunday.

The show, which explores the idea of art as solace, brings together mosaics, abstract paintings and mixed media works by Soo Hong, Jody Joldersma, Naoko Morisawa, Neha Panicker and Xin Xin.

It’s all on view at Northwind Art’s Jeanette Best Gallery, 701 Water St., which is open from noon to 5 p.m. through Sunday.

For more about Northwind’s exhibitions and art classes, see www.north windart.org.

• Mia Torres will perform from 5 to 7 tonight at the Old Alcohol Plant Inn, 310 Hadlock Bay Road, Port Hadlock. No cover charge.

• Heather Sky Lietzke will lead a blues fusion dance from 6 to 8 tonight at the Forks Branch Library, 171 S. Forks Ave., Forks.

• Jean Lenke with George Radebaugh, Ted Enderle and Tom Svornich will perform from 6 to 8 tonight at the PT Anchor, 628 Water St., Port Townsend. No cover charge.

• Sarah Shea and Chez Jazz, with Jesse Ahman, will perform from 8 to 10 tonight at the Roosevelt, 115 E. Railroad Ave., Suite 209, Port Angeles. No cover charge.

• Just Duet will perform from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday in Spirits Bar and Grill at the Old Alcohol Plant Inn, 310 Hadlock Bay Road, Port Hadlock. No cover charge.

• The Nightingales will perform from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St., Sequim.

• Sarah Shea and Chez Jazz will perform from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Vintage, 725 Water St., Port Townsend. No cover charge.

• Kalos will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday at Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St., Port Townsend.

The band, consisting of Ryan McKasson, Eric McDonald and Jeremiah McLane, performs Celtic roots music.

Tickets are $20 per person at the door; mask wear is requested.

East Jefferson Professional Fire Fighters will host a pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Fire Station 6, 9193 Rhody Drive, Chimacum.

All donations will benefit the Benevolent Fund of the International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 2032.

Touch a Truck is set for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in the parking lot at Queen of Angels School, 1007 S. Oak St., Port Angeles.

Vehicles from the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office, Port Angeles Police Department, Clallam County Fire District #2, Lakeside Industries, Clallam County Public Utility District #1, Clallam Transit System and FedEx will be onsite to look at and explore.

• The Spring Fling Bazaar is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Shipley Center, 921 E. Hammond St., Sequim.

The sale features vendors, a bake sale and raffle tickets.

• Port Townsend Urban Sketchers will meet in downtown Port Townsend at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Salish Sea Circle sculpture in Pope Marine Park at Water and Madison streets.

In addition to participants at the Victorian Festival, sketching opportunities include the Salish Sea Circle sculpture, pier and wharf, Northwest Maritime Center, Swan Hotel and Port Townsend Bay.

After sketching around downtown, the group will reconvene at noon near the sculpture to share their work and take a photo.

The event is open to all skill levels.

For more information, visit www.urbansketchers porttownsend.wordpress.com.

• A repair event hosted by the Port Townsend Marine Science Center will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Quilcene Community Center, 294952 U.S. Highway 101.

Attendees are limited to two items that can easily be hand-carried and should bring any manuals or extra components with the items they want repaired.

Volunteers will assist small appliances and electronics; sewing and knitting; tool sharpening; bicycle repair; simple jewelry; other household items; and basic tech support.

Microwave ovens and items that are leaking fluids, grimy, dirty, hazardous or foul smelling will not be accepted for repair.

For more information, email Mandi at mjohnson @ptmsc.org or visit www.ptmsc.org.

• A Día del Niño celebration is set for 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Forks Branch Library, 171 S. Forks Ave., Forks.

Attendees can enjoy games, prizes and Mexican treats.

For more information, call the Forks Library at 360-374-6402, email discover@nols.org or visit www.nols.org/nino.

• Eric Lofstrom will present “Skew Skills: Making the Cut” at noon Saturday at the Gardiner Community Center, 980 Old Gardiner Road, Sequim.

Lofstrom’s presentation is at a monthly meeting of the Strait Turners Woodturning Club.

For more information, visit www.straitturners.org.

• The Hands on History contest is at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Black Diamond Community Hall, 1942 Black Diamond Road, Port Angeles.

Paige Krzyworz and Tish Hamilton will read their essays for the annual Hands on History contest sponsored by the North Olympic History Center.

Krzyworz, a student at Sequim High School, will read “The History of Ferries on Lake Crescent.” Hamilton, a Port Angeles High School student, will read “Chweetsen Village.”

Each contestant will also present a demonstration related to their essay.

The winner will receive a $1,500 scholarship while second place will receive a $750 scholarship.

The public is invited to attend the free presentations.

• Sing-along with the “Wizard of Oz” at 5 p.m. Saturday at the temporary location of the Sequim Branch Library, 609 W. Washington St., Sequim.

Attendees are encouraged to wear Oz-themed costumes to the free screening of the 1939 musical.

Popcorn, pizza and other snacks will be provided at the free, family-friendly event.

For more information, call 360-683-1161, email discover@nols.org or visit www.nols.org.

• The Moderate to Severe GenX Dance Party will be hosted by Iva Handfull from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at Studio Bob, 118½ E. Front St., Port Angeles.

The early evening nightclub features DJ Ryan Alexander playing music from the ’80s and ’90s.

Tickets are $15 online at www.eventbrite.com or $20 at the door.

• A Community Dance is set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St., Port Townsend.

Sweater Weather will provide music and Laura Mé Smith will call a mixture of traditional Appalachian squares, active squares, reels, circles, mixers and contras.

All dances will be taught; beginners and experienced dancers are welcome.

Admission is by $10 per person, $20 for a family.

• The Jefferson County Fairgrounds will host a variety of activities Sunday at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.

• The Second Trowels and Treasures Garden Art Expo will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at multiple sites on the fairgrounds.

The annual re-use/re-purpose event features vendors, demonstrations and mini classes.

• Paws-N-Claws 4-H Club Rummage Sale and catnip mice sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the 4-H Cat Bldg.

• Jeffco Horse Show gaming and Equitese Pony Club tack sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the arena.

• 4-H public presentations, from 9 a.m. to noon at the 4-H Building.

The fairgrounds are located at 3907 Landes St., Port Townsend.

• A Día del Niño celebration is set for noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Multicultural Center, 2328 Washington St., Port Townsend.

The annual celebration features multi-language stories, puppets, music, dance and food.

Volunteers will read stories in Spanish, Chinese, Japanese and English along with food from El Molcajete Mexican Restaurant and Shanghai Chinese Restaurant.

The celebration is co-sponsored by Jefferson County Immigrants Rights Advocates and the Port Townsend Public Library.

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