Arts and Entertainment Briefs


Benefit for the Child Advocacy Center

Today, Jan. 23, Slightly Awry plays a benefit show for the Child Advocacy Center of Grays Harbor at The Pourhouse.

The center provides resources for children and their families needing help with educational, parenting or abuse response. Spaghetti dinner specials from 6 to 9 p.m.

The show starts at 9 p.m. with no cover. Only those 21 or over allowed in. Fifteen percent of the profits will be donated to the center.

The Pourhouse is located at 506 E Wishkah St.


Movies filmed here weekend

See two movies filmed on Grays Harbor at the 7th Street Theatre. Doors open at 7 p.m. for both.

On Friday, Jan. 24 John Wayne’s “McQ” shows at 7:30 p.m.

In the summer of 1973, Wayne and the cast and crew of “McQ” came to Grays Harbor to film scenes for the police/crime drama. The 75-member crew was stationed in Ocean Shores motels for 28 days and used locations in Aberdeen, Ocean Shores, and Moclips as backdrops for the film. Many North Beach area residents were included in the filming

On Saturday, Jan. 25, “Ring of Fire” begins at 7:30 p.m. Starring David Janssen, the movie features a spectacular conclusion that involves the destruction of a steam locomotive and the Wynooche River Bridge, north of Montesano. Filming also was done in and around Shelton, in Mason County, with area residents and law enforcement personnel included.

Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door. Advance tickets are available at Harbor Drug in Hoquiam, City Drug in Aberdeen and at For more information call 360-537-7400 or visit


“Bundle up and Write!” Retreat

The South Beach Writers present their first annual writer’s retreat, “Bundle up and Write!” at the historic Tokeland Hotel on the weekend of Jan. 24 and 25.

Three writers are scheduled to speak:

Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken and authors Solveig Torvik and Ryan Williams. Other local authors will have booths set up with their latest books.

Tickets are $25 for the keynote address and two workshops and $75 for all three sessions and three meals. Special hotel discounts are available for Bundle up &Write! participants. Book authors should call right away to reserve a table.

Call 360-268-0081 for more information or to order tickets. Tickets also available at The Tokeland Hotel and The Westport/Grayland Chamber of Commerce.


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. 24: Bill Carter reviews “The Republic” by Plato.

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


“Zombie Prom!” coming soon

The Hoquiam High School Drama Club will stage a fun musical at the 7th Street Theater 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.


Valentine’s Day dinner and a movie

The 7th Street Theatre’s tenth 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 theatre.

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


Valentine Dinner 1944

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 Mueseum, 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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