Local Arts & Entertainment Announcements

Boston terrier dog

show at fairgrounds

Is your dog more a part of your family than a pet? Do you love to watch dogs run a course or literally work a room? Or do you just love dogs in general?

Then the place you need to be Friday, Saturday and Sunday is at the Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds in Elma for the Boston Terrier All Breed Dog Show. For more information, call the fair office at (360) 482-2651 or check out the website at www.ghcfairgrounds.com.

Aberdeen Elks to host

New Year’s bash

The Aberdeen Elks will host a party on New Year’s Eve, featuring the Dukes of Swing. A dinner buffet will feature ham or chicken from 6 to 8 p.m. That will be followed by dancing, party favors and champagne at midnight. Tickets are $15 for the entire evening or $7 for dancing only. For more information, call 532-2211.

Aberdeen Eagles host

New Year’s Eve party

The Aberdeen Eagles lodge will host an open-to-the-public New Year’s Eve party featuring a buffet, party favors, snacks and two bands, playing dancing music from 8 p.m. until 1 a.m. Tickets are $20 per couple for members and $25 per couple for non-members.

Rainy Day Reading

Reviews, Volume 17

Rain or shine, a warm winter tradition begins its 17th season in January as lovers of reading gather at the Aberdeen Timberland Library on Friday mornings at 10:30 for coffee, cookies and books. All adults are welcome to join in.

Rainy Day Reading Reviews, an eight-week lineup of fiction and nonfiction book reviews presented by members of the local community, will be held each Friday from Jan. 4 through Feb.y 22 in the library’s Rosalie Spellman meeting room. After each program, listeners may want to add a book or two to their own winter reading lists.

The series is sponsored each year by the Friends of the Aberdeen Timberland Library. The library is located at 121 E. Market St. For more information, contact the library at (360) 533-2360 or visit www.TRL.org.

Rainy Day Reading Reviews, Volume 17:

• January 4 — Annette Pinckney reviews “Bold Spirit: Helga Estby’s Forgotten Walk across Victorian America” by Linda Hunt.

• January 11 — Wes Brosnan reviews “The Mind’s Eye” by Oliver Sacks.

• January 18 — Dina Trapp reviews “Breakfast at the Exit Café: Travels through America” by Wayne Grady & Merilyn Simonds.

• January 25 — Martha Hill reviews “Twenty Chickens for a Saddle: The Story of an African Childhood” by Robyn Scott.

• February 1 — Gene Woodwick reviews six titles by local authors.

• February 8 Alan Richrod reviews “Unequal Protection: How Corporations Became ‘People’—And How You Can Fight Back” by Thom Hartmann.

• February 15 — Pamela Mehlhoff reviews “The Memory Keeper’s Daughter” by Kim Edwards.

• February 22 — Dale Larson reviews “Whispered Consolations: Law and Narrative in African American Life” by Jon Christian Suggs.

SAL will feature The Alley Cats on Jan. 6

The Alley Cats are on the prowl. They’ll bring their tight harmonies and unbelievable a cappella energy to the Raymond Theatre at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6.

Tickets at $10 are on sale now at South Bend Pharmacy and Sagen’s Pharmacy in Raymond. For more information , call (360) 875-5831. Season tickets are selling for $48 (adults) and $30 (children under 18).

The Alley Cats, who started at Cal State Fullerton in 1987, will launch the first Sunday Afternon Live performance of 2013.

As the opening act for Jay Leno in Las Vegas, The Alley Cats have several members, which allows them to play multiple shows on the same day. Bringing their own unique a cappella style to the stage, they appeal to fans of all ages, breathing new life into everyone’s favorite doo-wop classics.

The Alley Cats began their musical journey with Disneyland’s Blast to the Past salute. They went on to win the Southern California Harmony Sweepstakes, which led to numerous other appearances. Their longstanding relationship with Disneyland took the Cats to New York, where they were featured in the animated movie, “Hercules. “

The Alley Cats have appeared at countless county fairs and festivals around the country and have been the featured performers on stages at Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm and Hersheypark.

Drag Show fundraiser

celebrates third year

Grays Harbor College’s Gay Straight Alliance presents the third annual “Night at the Drag Show” on Friday, Feb. 8, on the College campus in Aberdeen. The drag show begins at 7 p.m; doors open at 6:30.

Last year, a rowdy, energetic crowd of more than 300 enjoyed the second “Night at the Drag Show” at Grays Harbor College. The show raised $2,000 for scholarships awarded through the Grays Harbor College Foundation.

“When we did the drag show a few years ago we didn’t know what we would get from the community. The amount of people at the past two events was overwhelming,” said Jen Gillies-Alvarez, one of the advisers for the campus club. “The students in the club were so overcome with emotions a few cried when they saw all the faces in the crowd. I hope even more people will come this year, and keep the scholarship going.”

Gillies-Alvarez anticipates more than 20 acts will be performing, featuring lip-synching to dramatic and popular songs by performers dressed in opposite gendered clothing. VIP seating is $10, and general admission is only $5. Tickets are available by calling (360) 538-4155, online at Brown Paper Tickets, or through the GHC GSA Facebook page. Tickets will also be available at the door.

The Gay Straight Alliance at Grays Harbor College is dedicated to improving awareness of gay, lesbian, transgendered, and bisexual people to create a safe environment for all Grays Harbor College students. The group provides peer emotional and moral support, as well as promoting and providing safe spaces. The club also participates in a variety of campus and community events throughout the year.