Arts and Entertainment for Valentine’s Day weekend and beyond


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 Grays Harbor Public 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


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.


Valentine’s Day dance and auction

The Aberdeen High School 2014 Senior Parents are hosting a dance and auction on Valentine’s Day from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Aberdeen Elks Club.

Ready or Not provides live music and hors d’oeuvres will be served. A no-host bar is also available.

Tickets are $15 for singles and $25 for couples and available at the door or from a senior AHS parent.


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. 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


Downtown Aberdeen wedding showcase

Check out downtown Aberdeen businesses and what they have to offer those planning a wedding on Feb. 22 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Involved businesses include Julie Rajcich Photography, Flowers by Pollen, GH Wine Sellars, Waugh’s Men’s and Women’s Apparel, CaKecaKes Gourmet Treats, A WILD HAIR, Harbor Shoes, Wiitamaki Jewelry Store and Rediviva and taste some samples. Many of these businesses are offering special promotions on this day only.

Visit for more information.


Auditions for “The Glass Menagerie”

The Driftwood Players of Aberdeen are bringing Tennessee William’s “The Glass Menagerie” to life this April. A mother strives to find happiness for both her and her grown children but the illusions she carefully creates are shattered when a gentleman caller pays a visit.

Auditions are at the Drifwood Theatre on Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. and Feb. 23 at 5 p.m. Director Debbie Scoones is looking for four actors — two men, ranging in ages from 20s to 40s, and two women, one between 20 and 30 with the other between 40 and 60.

Rehearsals begin in March and run until the production opens at the end of April.

The Driftwood Theatre is located at 120 E. Third St. in Aberdeen. For any questions or information, contact the director at


Patrick Lamb plays Sunday Afternoon Live

Musician Patrick Lamb is bringing “old school” R&B with a mix of soul and jazz to Raymond on Feb. 23 at 2 p.m.

Advance tickets for the Sunday performance are now on sale for $12 at South Bend Pharmacy, Sagen’s Pharmacy in Raymond and the Raymond Theatre at 323 Third St. Tickets at the door will be $15.

For more information about Sunday Afternoon Live in general, or this performance in particular, call 360-875-5831, or by email at Sunday Afternoon Live also can be checked out at its website,


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.


Peter Benjamin homecoming show

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

This show has been years in the making as Benjamin has always wanted to return to where he grew up and play.

Local band The Butler &the Maid, made up of Hoquiamites Mattaniah and Ericka Corban, will also perform in support of their latest album “Intertwined.”

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

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

The Daily World


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