A and E Briefs for Jan. 30, 2014


2014 County Fair entertainment

Up and coming country artist Thomas Rhett will be performing at this year’s Grays Harbor County Fair.

Known for his songs, “It Goes Like This,” “Something to Do with My Hands” and “Beer with Jesus,” Rhett will perform at the fair at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6. The fair will sell “golden circle” tickets for the event closer to fair time.

The county will solicit sponsorships to cover part of the costs for the concert.


Rainy Day Reviews

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

Rainy Day Reading Reviews, an eight-week lineup of fiction and nonfiction book reviews presented by members of the community, will be held in the library’s Rosalie Spellman meeting room.

Jan. 31: Jean Murdoch reviews “The Wild Trees” by Richard Preston.

Feb. 7: Bill Garrison reviews “Leonard Woolf: A Biography” by Victoria Glendinning.

Feb. 14: Barb Johnson reviews “The Bones and the Book” by Jane Isenberg.

Feb. 21: Harold Warren reviews “The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared” by Jonas Jonasson.

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.


“Zombie Prom!” coming soon

The Hoquiam High School Drama Club will stage a fun musical at the 7th St. Theatre on Feb. 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. More than 40 students are involved in this action-packed musical called “Zombie Prom!”

This Broadway musical is set in the atomic age of the 1950s at Enrico Fermi High, where a tyrannical principal lays down the law. Pretty senior Toffee, played by Cora Foss, has fallen for the class bad boy Jonny, played by Drew Carley. Family pressure forces her to end the romance and Jonny charges off on his motorcycle to the nuclear waste dump. He returns “glowing” and determined to reclaim Toffee’s heart.

“Zombie Prom!” is appropriate for all audiences. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students. They are available at Hoquiam High School, Harbor Drug, Crown Drug and Rosevear’s Music Store.


Local artist visit

Feburary’s First Friday Downtown Event on Feb. 7 features local talent at Clyde &Sylvia’s Frames-N-Things. Local watercolor and acrylic artist Bev King Lufkin sets up to speak with event attendees and show her work at the store from 5 to 8 p.m.

King Lufkin has participated in many local events, including the Aberdeen Art Walk, Grays Harbor College Gala, Ocean Shores and Westport Art Shows and Montesano’s Sylvia Lake Show. The store is located at 113 E. Wishkah.


“Full Frontal Nudity” at Driftwood

A small town community theater performing original work has trouble drawing patrons due to the competition of a much larger playhouse that puts on familiar full-scale musicals. 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 full frontal nudity. Leading lady Shelly is none too pleased when she realizes everyone thinks it’s going to be her.

Performance dates on Feb. 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and March 1 at 7:30 p.m with matinees on Feb. 23 and March 2 at 1:30 p.m.

Tickets are $15. They 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.


Valentine’s Day dinner and a movie

The 7th Street Theatre’s 10th annual “Take Your Honey to Hoquiam” event features the 1987 hit romantic comedy-adventure-fairy tale, “The Princess Bride.” It plays Valentine’s Day and Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in downtown Hoquiam’s historic theater.

When you buy dinner for two at any of the participating restaurants and pubs, or make a qualifying purchase at any other sponsors, during the week of Feb. 9, you will receive two free tickets to the movie.

Each participating restaurant and sponsor has 50 free movie tickets available through this promotion. Participating sponsors include 8th Street Ale House, Al’s Humdinger, The Breakroom Bar and Grill, Casa Mia, Deidra’s Deli at Farmers’ Market, El Jalapeno Mexican Restaurant, Foggy’s Bar and Grill, Golden Dragon, Lana’s Hangar Café, Rose’s Tienda and Taqueria, Simply Said Flowers, Trio’s Bar and Grill, and Tully’s.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and children. Advance tickets available at Harbor Drug in Hoquiam, City Drug in Aberdeen and at www.brownpapertickets.com.


1944 Valentine’s Day Dinner

Spend Valentine’s Day with loved ones at a dinner featuring big band swing and boogie-woogie music. The evening begins at 7 p.m. in the Old Coast Guard station at Westport Maritime Museum, located at 2201 Westhaven Ave. Review 1940s newspapers and books while celebrating Westport’s centennial anniversary.

Tickets are $50 per couple and free with a $40 family membership. Uniformed guests receive half off full price.

For more information, call 360-268-1131.

The Daily World


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