Arts & Entertainment Briefs

“The Big Lebowski”

set for 7th St. Theatre

“The Big Lebowski” will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the 7th St. Theatre in downtown Hoquiam.

Jeff Bridges, Academy Award-winning Best Actor in 2009’s “Crazy Heart,” plays, not the BIG Lebowski but stoner-slacker and sudden sleuth Jeff Lebowski, known by one and all as “The Dude.” It also features Julianne Moore, Sam Elliot and Coen Brothers favorites Steve Buscemi, John Turturro and John Goodman, the latter as the occasionally obsessive-compulsive and frequently over-the-top Vietnam veteran, Walter Sobchak. The movie has become a cult favorite since its 1998 release with a twisted plot that deals in comedy, mystery, sly social commentary and… bowling, a recurring theme.

Both showings at 7th St. Theatre will begin with Favorite Character Costume Contests, and Harbor area bowling establishments Spare Time Bowl and Rainer Lanes have donated bowling parties, bowling coupons and bowling trophies as prizes and silent auction items.

Another signature element of the film is The Dude’s frequent consumption of “white Russian” cocktails. Accordingly, Wishkah River Distillery will be providing the vodka for white Russians, which will be served both nights.

The film is R-rated and deals with some mature themes.

Doors open at 7 p.m. for the 7:30 p.m. showings. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and children, and will be available at the door. Advance tickets are available at Harbor Drug, Books on 7th, and at For more information call (360) 537-7400 or check the website,

G.H Symphony to

begin rehearsals

Rehearsals for the Grays Harbor Symphony Orchestra take place on Mondays from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Music Pavilion on the Grays Harbor College campus in Aberdeen.

William Dyer, music instructor at the college, conducts the community orchestra and encourages all interested musicians to contact him about joining the group. The orchestra’s website is and Dyer can be reached at, (360) 538-4171.

He also notes that the group’s fall concert will take place at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18. The program will feature an evening of symphonic dance selections and guest soloist, pianist and composer Mike Strickland. Tickets for this performance are available now online at or by calling (360) 539-4066.

More art shows

at Six Rivers Gallery

This is the final week for the art show “Huckleberry Creek,” at Six Rivers Gallery in Hoquiam. The show ends Sunday. This art installation solo show was created by Harbor Art Guild artist Sherryl Jackson and is based on her illustrated book of the same name. From Sept. through Oct. 28, Robin Harlow presents her solo art show entitled “Strange Weeds.” Six Rivers Gallery is operated by Harbor Art Guild at 210 6th St. in Hoquiam. Hours are 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. Sundays.


Buckaroo Days

Festival on tap

The third annual Elma Buckaroo Days Festival is set for Saturday. The festival includes a grand parade, entertainment, vendors, chili & salsa competition with tasting, mutton bustin’ for the little buckaroos, Paws-itively Fun dog show, pony rides, kiddie train rides, buggy rides, bounce houses, karaoke contest, Puget Sound Railroad locomotive tours, Elma Fire Department kids activities, Elma Timberland Library scavenger hunt, games & contests.

The Grand Parade starts at Elma High School at 11 a.m. and proceeds down Main Street to Second Street and then ends at the festival location of Second and Martin Streets. The parade offers cash awards and ribbons for the best entries in several categories including the best Buckaroo themed entry. New this year is a category for the best Buckaroo themed costumed pet on a leash.

The Buckaroo Days Chili & Salsa Cook-Off starts at 9 a.m. on Second Street, in front of Elma Feed & Farm Supply. Top cash award of $250 is offered so don’t miss the opportunity to showcase your chili or salsa, pre-registration is required. Tickets for tasting competition chili are available from the Chamber booth.

After the downtown festival, which runs until 4 p.m., adults may head to Elma Guesthouse Inn & Suites for the Buckaroo Days Beer & Wine Fest from 4 to 9 p.m. featuring music by Sweetkiss Momma. Admission is free.

For information on any of these activities, contact the Chamber or (360) 482-3055.


Seattle author at

Shoalwater library

The Shoalwater Bay Tribal Community Library in Tokeland will host novelist Garth Stein for a visit and book signing at 4 p.m. Friday. The public is invited; refreshments will be served.

Stein, of Seattle, is the author of three novels: “The Art of Racing in the Rain” (Harper, 2008), “How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets” (Soho Press, 2005), which won a 2006 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Book Award, and was a Book Sense Pick in both hardcover and paperback; and “Raven Stole the Moon” (Harper, 2010).

Aberdeen Elks offer

dinner music, dancing

The Aberdeen Elks club, 1712 S. Boone St., will host two special musical events for members and guests. On Friday, Tiffany Maki will be performing dinner music beginning at 6 p.m. On Thursday, Sept. 27, the Dukes of Swing will perform after dinner from 7 to 9 p.m. for dancing. For more information, call 532-2211.

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, a transplant from the West Coast 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, children, and dogs.

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.