Arts and Entertainment

Calendar of events | Oct. 8


AMY’S CITY REVIEW: Catch this weekly show featuring downtown Bremerton projects, events, history and interviews every Sunday at 6:30 p.m. on BKAT channel 12 or WAVE channel 3.


FRONT STREET GALLERY: Front Street Gallery in downtown Poulsbo presents a group show of five different kinds of pottery through October. Artists featured are Betty Claire, Dawn Henthorn, Mark Ferris, Caralyn Kieckhafer and Ed Weston. Opening reception will be from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9, as part of the Poulsbo Second Saturday Art Walk. Info:

VIRIDIAN GALLERY: Viridian Art & Frame’s autumn gallery show will feature unique images of spirit animals done in the Aleut native style by Thomas Stream. The show runs through Dec. 23. The Viridian is located at 1800 Mile Drive, Port Orchard. Info: (360) 871-7900.

ACATEMY AWARDS: The Verksted Gallery in Poulsbo is hosting the October “aCATemy Awards,” its annual cat photo contest. Bring in your best cat photo (4x6) from Oct. 1-15 to enter; then vote for your favorites from Oct. 16-31. Verksted Gallery is located at 18937 Front St. Poulsbo. Info: (360) 697-4470 or


IMPROV WORKSHOP: There will be improv workshops at 6:30 p.m. Mondays at the Western Washington Center for the Arts, 521 Bay St., Port Orchard. Info: (360) 769-7469.

DROP DEAD!: Port Orchard’s Western Washington Center for the Arts presents “Drop Dead!,” a comedy of an ill-fated play-within-a-play. The production runs through Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturdays and at 5 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $16 for adults and $12 for seniors, children under 18 years old and military. The theater is located at 521 Bay St. Info/Tickets:

BAINBRIDGE PERFORMING ARTS: Richard O’Brien’s “The Rocky Horror Show” will play Oct. 15 – 31 at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, plus a pay-what-you-can preview at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14. Brad and Janet are a simple engaged couple whose lives get turned upside down one stormy night by Frank ‘n’ Furter and his household of strange Transylvanians. Bainbridge Performing Arts is located at 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island Tickets are $25 for adults and $19 for seniors, students, youth, military, and teachers. Info/tickets: or (206) 842-8569 or in person at BPA.


SWING DANCE: A “Swing Plus” dance event will be on Saturday, Oct. 9, at the Island Center Hall, 8395 Fletcher Bay Road, Bainbridge Island. From 7:30-8:15 p.m. there will be a pre-dance West Coast Swing workshop mixer, which is free with admission to the dance. From 8:15-10:30 p.m. a DJ will play swing, Latin and ballroom music. No pre-registration or partner required Cost: $10/adults; $5/teens, includes workshop. Doors open 7:15 p.m. Pay at the door. Info:

CONTRA DANCE: Country Capers Celtic Trio on fiddles, Irish uilleann pipes, guitar, wooden flute, vocals and cittern weave their favorite traditional tunes, their Pacific Northwest originals and Nordic beauties from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at Island Center Hall, 8395 Fletcher Bay Road, Bainbridge. Please wear clean-soled shoes for dancing. Everyone is welcome; $12 for adults, $5 for children at the door. Info: (360) 697-6192.

DANCE CLASSES: Fall dance classes continue at 7 p.m. on Mondays at Sons of Norway, 18891 Front St. NE, Poulsbo. More challenging classes are held 8-9 p.m. Info: (360) 697-1398.

BALLROOM DANCING: Ballroom dancing is offered from 2-5 p.m. on Sundays with music by Cassanova and Randy Litch at Eagles Aerie, 4001 Jackson Ave. SE, Port Orchard. Info: (360) 876-2338.

HOW TO LEAD: Learn the simple techniques of being a good leader in ballroom dancing at weekly ballroom dance classes at 4131 Pine Road in Bremerton at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Thursdays. Info: Jan at (360) 877-5181.

LINE DANCERS: Kitsap Kickers Line Dance Club meets every Friday and Sunday, 9161 Washington Ave. NW, Silverdale. Fridays: beginners 6-7:30 p.m., $2; advanced 7-9:30 p.m., $2; Sundays: beginners 5-6:30 p.m., $2; advanced 6-8:30 p.m., $2. Info: (360) 697-6753.


SEABOLD SECOND SATURDAY: Matt Price and Friends will play at Seabold Community Hall, 14451 Komedal Road on Bainbridge. Open-mic performances begin at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9, (sign-ups are from 6:30-7 p.m.), followed by featured act. Play or pay $5, children admitted free. Hot drinks, bottled water, and cookies for sale. Info: or call Larry Dewey at (206) 780-5099.

COLLECTIVE VISIONS CONCERT: Carl Tosten, contemporary singer/songwriter, acoustic fingerstyle guitarist, will perform at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 15, at Collective Visions Gallery, 331 Pacific Avenue, Bremerton. Tickets are $13 advanced, $16 at the door.

JAZZ CANVAS: Jazz Canvas, which creates impromptu paintings set to live music, will perform from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, with jazz vibrophonist Susan Pascal at Knowles Studio, 20432 Noll Road NE, Poulsbo. Info:

ROCKIN’ FRIDAYS: A variety of live music, including country and rock, can be heard on Fridays from 8 p.m. until midnight at the Eagles Aerie, 4001 Jackson Ave. SE, Port Orchard. Info: (360) 876-2338.

WOMENS ENSEMBLE: Lyrica, Ladies Choral Ensemble of Puget Sound, a nonprofit, community-based choral ensemble for women, is hearing auditions for all sections. Experienced musicians are encouraged. Weekly rehearsals are at Saint Gabriel Roman Catholic Church in Port Orchard. Info: LeeAnne Campos at (253) 312-6074 or

Drum workshop: Monday evenings starting at 7 p.m. every week. Info: Micah at (206) 818-5859. Old time fiddle tune jam: From 7:30-9:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month. $5 requested. Info: Stuart at (206) 323-8004.

SILVERDALE’S MUSICAL COFFEE SHOP: The Global Bean, located at 2021 NW Myhre, Ste. 101 in Silverdale, is hosting traditional Irish jam sessions at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. All players of Irish tunes and instruments are welcome. Info: or (360) 692-9582.

CHORUS OF SWEET ADELINES: Meet at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the First Baptist Church at 1410 Ohio St. in Bremerton. Women of all ages are invited to come and sing. Info: or call Kathy at (360) 297-8414.

KITSAP COMMUNITY CHORALE: The Kitsap Community Chorale is a community choir open to all adults and students who are able to commit to weekly rehearsals. We perform for diverse audiences with a wide variety of musical styles. Weekly rehearsals are at Adventure of Faith Church 4705 Jackson Ave SE in Port Orchard. Info: Donald Dilley (360) 908-9916 or


PLANTING A GOOD STORY: Focusing on the weirdest members of the plant world, nationally known garden writer Amy Stewart will read from her newest book, "Wicked Plants, the Weed That Killed Lincoln’s Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities," at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct., 8. Spotlighting delicious edible plants, Seattle blogger, author and forager Langdon Cook will talk about his new book, "Fat of the Land," and give tips and recipes for finding, harvesting and cooking edible plants found in our local fields, forests and streams, at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 10. Both talks will be at the Bloedel Reserve, 7571 NE Dolphin Drive, Bainbridge. Info: or (206) 842-7631.

BOOK SALE: Bainbridge Friends of the Library will host a book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9, at the library, 1270 Madison Ave. N., Bainbridge. Proceeds benefit the library. Info:

EAGLE HARBOR BOOK COMPANY: Caldecott winner David Wiesner will introduce children to his colorful new beauty of a book, "Art & Max" at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 10. Author and naturalist Robert Michael Pyle chronicles his year-long search for butterflies in "Mariposa Road: The First Butterfly Big Year," at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14. Both authors will speak at Eagle Harbor Book Company, 157 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge Island, a short walk from the Seattle ferry. Info: (206) 842-5332 or (360) 692-2375 or

BOOK SALE: The North Kitsap Friends of the Library will host a book sale at the Poulsbo Library on from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16. All donations from the sale will benefit the Poulsbo Library. NKFOL meets the first Monday of every month at 9:30 a.m. in the meeting room at the Poulsbo Library. Membership is $5/year. Info:

SCANDINAVIAN CLUB: A Scandinavian book club will be held at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month at Sons of Norway, 18891 Front St. NE. For information: (360)779-9826.

SILVERDALE BOOK SALE: Silverdale Friends of the Library used book sale occurs every Tuesday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Silverdale Library, 3450 NE Carlton.

ROMANCE WRITERS: The Greater Peninsula Romance Writers meet the third Saturday of each month at the Sylvan Way Library in East Bremerton. Info:

SILVERDALE WRITERS’ ROUND TABLE: Meets at 9:30 a.m. Saturdays at the Silverdale Community Center, 9729 Silverdale Way, for free support and development in a positive atmosphere. Info: Bob at (360) 830-4968 or

LIBERTY BAY BOOKS: Hosts several book clubs at 18881-D on Front St. in Poulsbo. Info: or (360) 779-5909. The clubs meet on the following:

Non-Fiction: 10 a.m. Third Wednesday monthly

Evening: 7 p.m. Third Wednesday monthly

Books and Brew: 7 p.m. third Friday monthly, ages 21-39.

WRITER’S WORKSHOP: The Fiction Writer’s Workshop meets at 7 p.m. every Monday night at the Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse, 19003 Front St., Poulsbo. Cost is $6 per meeting, which includes a latte. Info:

AGATE PASSAGE FRIENDS: A Quaker silent worship group hosts a discussion of spiritual poetry at 9 a.m. the first Sunday of every month at Seabold Hall, 14454 Komedal Road on Bainbridge. Info:


CARVING: Woodcarving is offered from 6-9 p.m. on Thursdays at Sons of Norway, 18891 Front St. NE., Poulsbo. Info: (360)698-7175.

NEEDLEWORK: Nordic needlework classes will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sons of Norway, 18891 Front St. NE, Poulsbo. Info: (360) 779-2460.

THE POULSBO ARTIST LEAGUE: An association of artists of all media meets from 12:30-3:30 p.m. every Wednesday (except during the month of December) at the Vinland Lutheran Church on Finn Hill Road to work on individual pieces. Guest are welcome. Info: Mike Clayton at (360) 930-8171 or

CRAFTERNOONS: Kitsap Regional Library in Little Boston hosts crafternoons for crafters to get together and work on handmade projects at 2:30 p.m. every Wednesday at 31980 Little Boston Road in Kingston. Info: or (360) 297-2670.

THE SOUTH KITSAP ARTISTS ASSOCIATION: Meets from 7-9 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month at Cedar Heights Junior High School, 2220 Pottery Ave., Port Orchard. Doors open at 6:45 p.m., visitors welcome. Info: President Bob Ulsh, (360) 692-5375.

DRAWING THE HUMAN FIGURE: Classes are held from noon to 2 p.m. each Monday at the Bremerton Eagles at Sixth and Washington. Cost is $10 per class. Info: (360) 377-7296.


DOUBLE, DOUBLE TOIL AND TROUBLE: “Cauldrons and Wizards — The magic of Harry Potter," KiDiMu’s "School of Wizardry," is in session from 1:30- 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8. All aspiring wizards are invited to drop by and join Rubeus Hagrid, portrayed by local actor Justin Lynn, for a spellbinding lesson in everyday science. Children will concoct mysterious potions, make magic wands, manipulate magnets and more. Free with admission or membership. Recommended ages: 5 and up; Info: 206-855-4650 or,

BRAIN DANCE: Help your child become an integrated, self-reliant explorer, ready for a lifetime of learning and joyful discoveries. Join Lee Ann Hittenberger, occupational therapist, at KiDiMu, 301 Ravine Lane NE, Bainbridge, for a special dance and movement program for children and parents or caregivers. Session I, Mondays, Oct. 11 through Nov. 1; Session II, Nov. 15 to Dec. 6. Three age groups: “Nurturing Your baby” at 10 a.m., “Nurturing Your toddler” at 11 a.m., “Nurturing your child” at 1:15 p.m. Cost is $35/members $40/non-members per child and adult; for each additional sibling: $10/members and $12/non-members. Info and registration: (206) 855-4650.

MESSY FRIDAY: Get ready for fun art and science discoveries at KiDiMu with teacher Helen Shapley! Messy experimentation and sensory exploration are not only allowed but also encouraged! Free with admission or membership, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 8, 15, 22 and 29, at KiDiMu, 301 Ravine Lane NE, Bainbridge. Info: 206-855-4650 or

PUMPKIN 500: Bainbridge Island Swim Club will host the sixth annual Pumpkin “500” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, at The Bainbridge Aquatic Center. The $10 entry fee includes an event swim cap. Info: or e-mail

STORYTIME AT THE LIBRARY: The Poulsbo branch of the Kitsap Regional Library presents baby storytime at 1 p.m. each Tuesday and toddler storytime (ages 18 months-3 years) at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. each Wednesday, 700 Iverson St. in Poulsbo. Info: or (360) 779-2915.

STORYTIME AT BARNES & NOBLE: Barnes & Noble in the Kitsap Mall hosts a weekly storytime for kids at 11 a.m. every Saturday. Info: (360) 698-0945.


PORT ORCHARD FARMERS MARKET: Open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays on the Waterfront Boardwalk April through October.

BREMERTON FARMERS MARKET: Open 4-7 p.m. Thursdays at Evergreen Park from May to October.

POULSBO FARMERS MARKET: Open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 23 at Poulsbo Village Medical/Dental Center on the corner of 7th and Iverson. Info:

KINGSTON FARMERS MARKET: Open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at Mike Wallace Park from May to October.

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND FARMERS MARKET: Open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Town Square at City Hall Park April through October.


KITSAP AUDOBON SOCIETY: Kitsap Audubon Society will meet from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, October 14, at the Poulsbo Library, Lower Level. The public is welcome. Dan Streifert, wildlife photographer has been to Malheur National Wildlife Preserve in Eastern Oregon and his show covers five trips to Malheur over the last five years, including an Elderhostel at the Field Station. Information: or (360) 692-8180

KITSAP MOUNTAINEERS: Meet on the second Thursday of each month for social time and an interesting program at the Kitsap Cabin, 3000 Seabeck Highway in Bremerton. Meetings are for members and anyone interested in learning more about the program. Info:


BENEFIT DINNER: A benefit dinner and auction will be held, highlighting PAWS, starting at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at Kiana Lodge, 14976 Sandy Hook Road NE, Poulsbo. For tickets or more information, visit or email

CRAFT BAZAAR: Bay Vista Commons is hosting a fall craft bazaar from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9. The event is an annual fundraising craft bazaar with handmade craft items made by our residents, their families and staff. Bay Vista Commons is located at 191 Russell Road, Bremerton.

BIGS: The Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society will meet at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 15, in the Bainbridge Public Library Meeting Room for a lecture entitled "Common Stumbling Blocks: Mentors Problem-Solve Questions from BIGS Members" presented by a panel of BIGS Mentors. Suggested donation for non-members is $5. Info: or call (206) 999-6757.

CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY: The 17th annual Bainbridge Christmas in the Country will be Friday through Saturday, Dec. 3-5. We still have some spaces available for new artists. Please submit photos for jurying by Oct 15. in order to be included in our advertising promotions. Applications will be accepted until space is full. Info: or call Soks Martz at (206) 291-7188.

HARVEST AND WINE SHOW: Local artists will display their works at a harvest wine and art show at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 at the Kitsap Golf and Country Club, 3885 Northwest Golf Club Hill Road, Bremerton. Info: Janet at (360)377-0166 ext 10 or

PUMPKIN WALK: The historic Bainbridge Gardens Nursery on Bainbridge Island is hosting its 17th annual pumpkin walk from 6-8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15 and 16, at 9415 Miller Road NE, Bainbridge. This is an outdoor event; dress for the weather. Costumes are optional. Info: (206) 842-5888.

WILD MUSHROOM SHOW: Kitsap Peninsula Mycological Society presents its annual wild mushroom show from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 24 at the Silverdale Community Center, 9729 Silverdale Way NW. Information on local mushrooms will be presented.

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