Arts & Entertainment Briefs 9/27

7th St. Theatre to show

indie thriller this weekend

The independant feature film “A Lonely Place for Dying” will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday at the 7th St. Theatre in Hoquiam. Tickets are $7 and available at the door prior to each show.

The indie film stars Michael Wincott and James Cromwell.

The plot: It is 1972. An abandoned Mexican prison sits alone in the dusty Chihuahua desert. KGB mole Nikolai Dzerzhinsky waits for his contact from the Washington Post. Dzerzhinsky holds explosive evidence against the CIA; information he will trade for asylum in the United States. Special Agent Robert Harper must obtain this evidence and kill Dzerzhinsky or risk the end of his CIA career. As the two men hunt each other they discover that the sins from their past destined them for this deadly confrontation.

Ukulele lessons

at local libraries

Learn to play the ukulele in one short session. “The Ukalaliens” — Kate Power and Steve Einhorn — are professional folksingers, songwriters and teachers of the ukulele. They’ll bring their simple and entertaining method, lifelong experience, and a trunk full of Kala ukuleles to teach the uninitiated how to play and sing.

The workshop will be held at Grays Harbor Timberland libraries twice in October, giving people two chances to work with the popular Olympia couple:

• Thursday, Oct. 4 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the McCleary Timberland Library

• Saturday, Oct. 13 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Westport Timberland Library

The programs are free of charge. About 30 loaner ukes will be available for the classes, first come, first served. Those who have their own ukuleles are invited to bring them along.

The McCleary Timberland Library is located at 121 S. Fourth St.; telephone: (360) 495-3368. The Westport Timberland Library is at 101 E. Harms Drive; telephone: (360) 268-0521. For more information, please call one of the libraries or go to www.TRL.ord.

New art show

at Six Rivers Gallery

Six Rivers Gallery is featuring the work of visual artist Robin Harlow in a solo show titled, “Strange Weeds” from Friday through October 28. An opening reception will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the gallery.

Arabian horse show

coming to fairgrounds

The Pacific Rim Arabian Horse Show will be held from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6 and Sunday, Oct. 7 at the Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds arena. Admission is free to the public.

For more information, call the fair office at (360) 482-2651.

Willapa Valley Grange to

host family dance, fun

The Willapa Valley Grange will host “Family Dance & Game Night at the Grange” from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the grange hall in Raymond, 290 Camp One Road.

The Grange is hosting a night of dance and game playing fun for the whole family. This is an alcohol-free, all ages family event. All fun-seekers under age 18 must be supervised by an adult. Suggested donation of $5 per adult or $10 per family gladly accepted to support this community event. Music will be provided by The Carroll Family Band and refreshments provided for attendees. For additional information, contact Tim Kredlo at (360) 942-8770.

Nashville-based band

to perform in Raymond

The Barrel Jumpers, a five-member Americana folk/bluegrass/country band from Nashville, will be appearing at the historic Raymond Theatre at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7.

Ticket prices are $10 pre-sales; $5 for children; $12.50 at the door. Pre-sale tickets can be purchased at South Bend Pharmacy and Sagen’s Pharmacy in Raymond. Send ticket orders to FLC, P.O. Box 41, South Bend, WA 98586 (checks payable to FLC). For more information, call (360) 875-5123.

The Barrel Jumpers were formed in 2010. The band has created its own sounds, drawing from modern musical surroundings but remaining true to a love of traditional roots music.

Brother and sister Jeremy and Rachel Johnson hail from Nampa, Idaho. After performing many years in their native Idaho, they moved to Nashville in 2006 to pursue country music careers. They take turns on lead and harmony, and Jeremy plays guitar. In the summer of 2009, the Johnsons met mandolin/bouzouki player Robert Phaneuf, who also sings harmony and occasional lead. The other two band members are Bill Baldock, bass player, and Al Goll on dobro and banjo.

Winery to host

“Crush Me” festival

Westport Winery will host the annual Crush Me, Squeeze Me, Make Me Wine At The Beach Festival on Sunday, Oct. 7 from 11 a.m. to 4.p.m. At 3 p.m. the winery will hold its annual Lucy and Ethyl Look-Alike Contest open to men, women and children.

The winery will provide bins of grapes for you to stomp your way into purple-footed bliss. All ages are welcome to attend this event featuring live music from the Harbor’s own Electric Park Jazz Band.