A&E Briefs for Feb. 27, 2014


Enjoy jazz music and a Hawaiian dinner

Tonight, the Hoquiam Elks Lodge #1082 is hosting a dinner with entertainment provided by Hoquiam High School jazz group to raise money for the school band. It is a Hawaiian-themed event with pulled pork and dessert. Doors open at 5 p.m. with dinner and music starting at 6 p.m. Purchase tickets for $1 each to enter the basket raffle.

Tickets available for $6 from Hoquiam Band Parents and the Hoquiam Ladies of the Elks. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Chris at 580-9317.


Rainy Day Reviews

Rain or shine, a warm winter tradition began its 18th year in January as lovers of reading gather at the Aberdeen Timberland Library every Friday at 10:30 a.m. in the Rosalie Spellman meeting room for coffee, cookies and books. All adults are welcome to join.

Feb. 28: Judy Isaacson reviews “Special Topics in Calamity Physics” by Marisha Pessl.

The library is located at 121 E. Market Street. For more information, contact the library at 360-533-2360 or visit www.TRL.org.


Free concert

Join Jeffrey Freed and Ann Kiliz for a violin and piano concert at the Montesano United Methodist Church on March 1 at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be available after the concert.

The church is located at 407 E. Spruce Street.


Elton Bennett art show and sale

On March 1 and 2 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., view and purchase originall silk screens by Elton Bennett at the Olympia Red Lion Inn. The inn is located at 2300 Evergreen Park Dr. SW in Olympia.

For more information, call Barbara Bennett Parsons at (360) 532-3235 or visit eltonbennett.com.


Black and White Show at Six Rivers Gallery

Join the Harbor Art Guild in opening a color-free art show featuring juried artists on March 1 from 1 to 5 p.m. Six Rivers Gallery, operated by the guild, is located at 210 Six Street in Hoquiam. Regular gallery hours are Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, visit harborartguild.com or call (360) 533-9979.


The Driftwood Players present “Full Frontal Nudity”

A small-town community theater performing original work has trouble drawing patrons and leading man Conrad decides the best way to bring in an audience is to give it what it wants. Suddenly the rumors start flying about nudity, which gains attention and ticket sales for the theater.

Performance dates are on Feb. 28 and March 1 at 7:30 p.m with a final matinee on March 2 at 1:30 p.m.

Tickets are $15 and are available online at Aberdeendriftwood.com or in person at Valu-Drug in Montesano, Top Foods and City Center Drug in Aberdeen, Harbor Drug in Hoquiam, Dolores’ and Fay’s in Ocean Shores and at the door, if available.

Ocean Shores

Stage West Theatre auditions

Director Mercedes Lamphier of Stage West Community Theatre is looking for actors to fill parts for the comedy “Every Baby-Sitters Nightmare.” There are parts for those between 10 and 17 years old as well as for those between 20 and 60.

The first audition is today, Feb. 27, starting at 6:30 p.m. It will be held at the Ocean Shores Lions Club located at 833 Anchor Ave NW.

The second audition date is scheduled for Saturday, March 1, from noon to 2 p.m. It will be held at the office of Discovery West LLC located at 847 Minard Ave. NW.


Drama club dinner theater

The Montesano Jr. Sr. High School Drama Club is hosting dinner theaters on Friday, Feb. 28 and Saturday, March 1 at 6 p.m. with a matinee at 2 p.m. on March 2.

The show follows customers and employees involved with a matchmaking company and features talent from the club.

The menu includes jambalaya, cornbread, salad and cheesecake.

Advanced tickets for the two 6 p.m. performances are available at Valu Drug in Montesano or Montesano High School and cost $12 for adults and $8 for students. They are also available at the door for $15 for adults and $10 for students.

Tickets for the March 2 matinee are only available at the door for $8 for adults and $6 for students.


“The Quiet Man” at 7th St. Theatre

The 7th St. Theatre’s Classic Film Series features “The Quiet Man” on Saturday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 9 at 2 p.m. John Wayne plays retired boxer Sean Thornton who moves to his small Irish hometown. There he meets a fiery woman played by Maureen O’Hara and finds love and a new life where his first began.

The 7th St. Theatre is located at 313 7th St. in Hoquiam. Tickets are $5 and are available at the door. Advance tickets are available at Harbor Drug and at www.brownpapertickets.com. For more info, visit 7thstreettheatre.com or call (360) 537-7400.


Peter Benjamin homecoming show

Peter Benjamin will showcase his original music at Hoquiam’s historic 7th St. Theatre on Saturday, March 1 at 7 p.m..

This show has been years in the making as Benjamin has always wanted to return to his hometown area.

If 500 tickets are sold in advance, local elementary students will be allowed to attend for free.

Visit peterbenjaminmusic.com for show dates and times. Tickets are $8 at peterbenjamin.brownpapertickets.com or $10 at the door.


Hooks &Horns Sportsman Show

The Horns &Hooks Grays Harbor Sportsman Show will be March 8 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and March 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Grays Harbor Fairgrounds. The Sportsman’s Show will feature meet-and-greet opportunities with TV personalities including the History Channel series “Ax-Men,” Latt Durance from Outdoor TV’s “Best of the West” series plus “Ultimate Fight Championship” legend Tim Sylvia.

It’s a sportsmans show for the entire family; children are welcome to try their luck at the free kids trout pond, 3-D target archery competition and the cowboy fast-draw competition. Free rod and reel prize-combinations will be awarded to the first 10 kids through the admission door each day of the show.

Live entertainment featuring music by Humptulips as well as Tony Wintrip and the Posse goes from 6 to 10 p.m. Paid show-goers over the age of 21 are welcome to visit the on-site beer garden.

Sportsman’s Show tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for youth aged 6 -13; children 5-and under are free.


United Way celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

United Way of Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day on March 15 at the 3rd Annual Spring Fest Day at Little Creek Casino. The event is at the Skookum Creek Event Center from 2 to 9 p.m. The cost is $15 per person or 2 for $25, which includes 3 tasting tickets and a free beer mug (while supplies last). Designated drivers get in for $5. Spring Fest will feature over 20 vendors including beers, wines, and merchandise vendors and drawings. Local bands Ready or Not and Humptulips will provide the entertainment starting at 4 pm. All attendees must be 21 or older and have a valid ID.

For tickets visit www.springfest2014.chirpy.com or call the United Way office at (360) 532-6260.

Proceeds benefit United Way of Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties. United Way mobilizes volunteers and resources to reduce hunger, ensure that people are safe and that children will succeed and thrive. For more information call (360) 532-6260 or email: uwgh@techline.com.

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