Arts & Entertainment Briefs 4/18

“History Alive: Thomas

Edison” at Bishop

The inventions and lessons learned from the fascinating Thomas Edison come to life on the Bishop Center stage at 7 o’clock tonight. Actor Patrick Garner portrays the famous inventor in his interactive, one-man family show “History Alive: Thomas Edison.”

Tickets are on sale now at or by calling (360) 538-4066. With each adult ticket purchased, one child will be admitted free. This show is sponsored by Gary Morean.


School drama club

to present pirate play

The Montesano Junior/Senior High School drama club presents “A Pirates Life for Me!” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and again at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Montesano High School commons, Tickets are $5 for students, $8 for adults and $25 for a family. They are available in advance at the high school or Valu Drug or at the door prior to each performance.

“Babe” coming to

7th St. Theatre

It’s a charming, witty, G-rated film that never condescends to its audience and has been enjoyed by millions of adults as well as children. It was nominated for seven Academy Awards. And its main character is a pig, actually the runt of the litter.

It’s “Babe,” the 1995 Australian movie about a wise old farmer and his ambitious little pig who goes a long way. It screens at downtown Hoquiam’s historic 7th St. Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

A big part of the film’s $30 million budget went into a barnyard full of highly realistic animatronic critters – Babe the pig, Fly the sheepdog and more than a dozen others. The human cast is headed by Farmer Hoggett, played by James Cromwell, a veteran actor with over 160 screen roles and a single Oscar nomination, for “Babe.”

Doors open at 7 p.m. for the 7:30 p.m. showings. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door. Advance tickets are available at Harbor Drug and at For more information call (360) 537-7400 or check the website,

South Beach

Tour of art studios

is this weekend

Fifteen artists from the beaches near Tokeland will be showing new work at the seventh annual Tokeland/Northcove Studio Tour from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday.

This highly popular event is headquartered at the historic Tokeland Hotel and at three nearby artist studios. A variety of art in different mediums will be presented, including painting, pottery, jewelry, wood working, native carvings and assemblage.

The studio of Knock on Wood, will showcase driftwood furniture and sculpture by nationally recognized artist Jeffro and wood carvings by Shoalwater Bay tribal artist Earl Davis.

The Mann Studio features landscape painting and pastels by Wally and Marlene Mann.

Judith Altruda Jewelry will display Altruda’s recent explorations of ancient metal working techniques combined with sea glass and diamonds.

On the Tokeland Hotel grounds, Senja Antilla will show reclaimed wood collages and furniture, made from wood salvaged from homes that have been abandoned on nearby Washaway Beach in Northcove.

Inside the Hotel, Marcy Merrill will be signing copies of “Dogs Tell Their Stories,” her book with author Rex Martin.

The work of painters Barbara Sampson, Marsha Gonzales and Bev King Lufkin provide lively impressions and scenes of pristine local beauty. Pen and ink sketches by Pete Andriesen, jewelry by Connie Newton and ceramics by Kimmi Kerns and Kennedy Creek Pottery round out the offerings with must- see fine art and crafts.

A bit farther down the road, Nelson Crab Cannery has added a gallery and gift shop which features choice prints and original artwork by area artists.

Pick up a free map with all locations and artist info at the Tokeland Hotel, Nelson Crab and other local businesses. This event is sponsored by the Tokeland/Northcove Chamber of Commerce.

For more information, call (360) 267-2326

Nightclub jazz the theme

of Dance Club event

The Dance Club of Grays Harbor will host a 1920s Jazz Club with dancing to the live music of Michael and Leslie from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Hoquiam Masonic Lodge ballroom with a dance lesson in “nightclub two-step” from 7 to 8 p.m., followed by general dancing.

Admission is $7 for members and $10 for non-members.

Flamenco Tour

coming to O.S.

Ciudades Northwest Flamenco Tour comes to the Ocean Shores Lions Club at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday for a one-night-only presentation of Flamenco dancing. The performance is the 17th stop on dancer Savannah Fuentes’s latest tour.

She has brought internationally recognized Flamenco artists to diverse communities throughout Oregon, Washington and Idaho for the past five years. Renowned Gypsy singer Jesus Montoya of Seville as well as master guitarist Pedro Cortes will also perform. Tickets prices are: student/youth/low-income $10, general $22, sponsor $35. They are available at

“Dancing with Your Stars”

coming to Bishop

Six Grays Harbor community members will be the featured performers in “Dancing with Your Stars” on the Bishop Center stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27. Teamed with professional dancers from the Utah Ballroom Dance Company, each competitor will learn a routine for the program.

Local dance competitors include Bette Worth of the Grays Harbor College Foundation, Gary Morean, attorney with Ingram Zelasko Goodwin, Liz Anderson, formerly of the Grays Harbor PUD, David Quigg, Grays Harbor Community Hospital, Lisa Smith, Imperium Renewables, and Cal Erwin-Svoboda, Grays Harbor College/Bishop Center.

The dance professionals will also perform during the evening.

Tickets are on sale now online at or by calling (360) 538-4066.

Lighthouse Ballet

to perform “Cinderella”

The Lighthouse Ballet Academy will present a full-length production of Sergei Prokofiev’s timeless classic “Cinderella” as its 2013 spring production at 7 p.m. Friday, April 26, again at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at the 7th St. Theatre in Hoquiam.

Tickets are on sale now at and are $15 for adults, $10 for students 17 years and under and seniors with those under 3 years old admitted free. There is also a family discount — $42 for four tickets. For more information, call (360) 612-3405 or check out the website at

Driftwood to present

“God of Carnage”

Written by Yasmina Reza and directed by Ben Hohman, “God of Carnage” is a dark comedy in one act to be presented by the Driftwood Players..

In this 2009 Tony Award-winner for Best Play, two married couples meet to discuss a playground fight between their sons and gradually degenerate into children themselves. The play features strong adult language.

Performance dates are:

Saturday: April 27

Friday and Saturday: May 3 & 4

Friday and Saturday: May 10 & 11

Friday, Saturday and Sunday: May 17, 18 & 19

Friday and Saturday shows curtain time are at 7:30 p.m. and the Sunday matinee show curtain time is 1:30 p.m.

Tickets are $13 and are available at Valu Drug in Montesano, Harbor Drug in Hoquiam, Delores’ and Fay’s in Ocean Shores and Top Foods and City Center Drug in Aberdeen.

Driftwood to hold

auditions for next play

The Driftwood Players will be holding auditions for their upcoming production of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)” at 7 p.m. Monday, April 29 and Tuesday, April 30 at the Driftwood Playhouse located at 120 E. Third St. in Aberdeen.

The play is a humorous parody written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield.

The director, Steven Puvogel, is asking for three actors — male or female — and of any age. Rehearsals will begin in early May and the performances will run the month of July.

This irreverent, fast-paced romp through all 37 of the Bard’s plays takes three actors and their audience on a journey of some of the most popular theater ever written in the English language. In less than two hours, pop culture, history and good intentions collide to provide an evening of Shakespeare that is neither dry, boring nor vomitless.