Arts & Entertianment Briefs: Clay Walker tickets on sale Saturday and more


Polson Museum film series continues tonight

Tonight at 7 o'clock, the public is invited to the Polson Museum for a free film night. On the first Thursday of each month through May, the Polson is hosting a series of casual movie nights.

Attendees are welcome to bring their own snacks and beverages.

For the third film night of the series, the Polson will christen its new high-definition set with a full screening of the 77-minute-long "A Story of West Coast Lumber". This is a silent film commissioned by the Schafer Bros. Logging Co., circa 1926, that fully captures that company's extensive woods, rail, water and sawmilling activities.

McCleary

Comedy improv

fundraiser for food bank

The comedy improv company A Likely Story will perform in a fundraiser for the McCleary Food Bank at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the McCleary Community Center, 726 W. Simpson Ave. in McCleary. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased by calling Kathy at (360) 495-3703. Refreshments will be served after the show.

“To Kill a Mockingbird” coming to 7th St.

A Pulitzer Prize-winning novel that became an Academy Award-winning film, “To Kill a Mockingbird” is the next offering of the Silver Screen Classics Film Series on Saturday and Sunday, April 13 and 14, at the 7th St. Theatre in downtown Hoquiam.

Gregory Peck won the Best Actor Oscar for his role as Atticus Finch, the highly principled Southerner who is called on to defend a black man wrongly accused of rape in Alabama, circa 1932. Based on Harper Lee’s novel, the 1962 film garnered Lee an Oscar for his screenplay.

Also notable is Robert Duvall, eventual Academy Award-winning Best Actor for 1983’s “Tender Mercies,” who found himself an up-and-coming young actor out of Yale University cast in his first significant film role, mentally disabled Boo Radley.

Doors open at 7 p.m. for the 7:30 p.m. Saturday showing and 1:30 pm for the 2 p.m. Sunday showing. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door. Advance tickets are available at Harbor Drug and at www.brownpapertickets.com. For more information call (360) 537-7400 or check the website, www.7thstreettheatre.com.

“History Alive: Thomas

Edison” at Bishop

Inventor Thomas Edison comes alive on the Bishop Center stage Thursday, April 18, when actor Patrick Garner brings his “History Alive: Thomas Edison” family show to the Grays Harbor College campus.

Garner engages the audience in recreating some of Edison’s most famous experiments. The family performance begins at 7 p.m., sponsored by Gary Morean. Tickets for Edison are available now at www.ghc.edu/bishop and by calling (360) 538-4066. For the purchase of each adult ticket, a child age 12 and younger will be admitted at no charge.

“Babe” coming to 7th St. Theatre April 19-20

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, April 19 and 20.

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 www.brownpapertickets.com. For more information call (360) 537-7400 or check the website, www.7thstreettheatre.com.

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 www.brownpapertickets.com 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 www.Lighthouseballet.orbs.com

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.