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WHAT GOES ON | Kitsap A&E Calendar for the week Feb. 20-27
ARTS & CRAFTS
CALL FOR ARTISTS: The Gig Harbor Summer Art Festival invites artists and craftspeople to apply for the 25th annual festival this year. This year’s screening will be held March 14, all pertinent information for applying can be found in the artist application form, available at www.peninsulaartleague.com/artfest.html. Info: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
CALL TO ARTISTS: The Bainbridge Island Studio Tour is accepting applications for the 2009 Summer and Winter Studio Tours, slated for Aug. 7-9 and Dec. 4-6, respectively. Artists can apply for one or both events at this time. Application forms and more details can be found in the “For Artists” section of www.bistudiotour.com, as well as at the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce or by calling tour manager Dinah Satterwhite at (206) 842-0504.Info: www.bistudiotour.com.
CALL FOR ARTISTS: The Puget Sound Restoration Fund is calling for the submission of an original painting of an abalone or an abalone shell in conjunction with the launching of the fund’s abalone restoration project. The painting will be auctioned at the Fund’s annual dinner in June with a portion of proceeds going to the artist. Deadline for submission is 4 p.m. Feb. 23. Info: Contact Wendy at email@example.com or (206) 780-6947.
CALL TO (eco)ARTISTS: Artists working with found objects, recycled material and any type of “green” technology are invited to participate in the Eco Village, home base for the upcoming Eco Tour trade show for green businesses and non-profit agencies slated for March 8 at Sakai Intermediate School on Bainbridge. For more info, call Liz at (206) 842-3700.
CALL FOR POSTER ART: The Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council has announced a call for Bainbridge In Bloom poster art submissions. The deadline is 4 p.m. Feb. 23. See www.artshum.org for more details or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
CALL TO ARTISTS: Offering opportunities for show in small venues in Poulsbo and Kingston, call Evy at (360) 297-2828 or e-mail email@example.com for more info.
COMMUNITY GRANTS: Bainbridge Community Foundation is accepting applications, from 501(c)(3) designated organizations, for its annual community grants cycle. A letter of inquiry must be submitted by March 15; final grants must be received no later than April 15 to be considered. Guidelines and forms are at www.
bainbridgecommunityfoundation.org. Info: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jean at (206) 842-0433.
KAG WINTER SPECIAL: Through March there will be no buy-in requirement and no six-month contract to join the Kingston Art Gallery, and consignments will also be considered. For more information, call the jury chairperson at (360) 697-4275 or e-mail marynola
@msn.com. Info: www.kingstonartgallery.com.
KITSAP ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL: Is moving from Port Gamble to Kingston for its 50th anniversary event next summer. Volunteers are needed. Info: Call Evy at (360) 297-2828.
CRAFTERNOONS: Kitsap Regional Library in Little Boston hosts crafternoons for crafters to get together and work on handmade projects at 2:30 every Wednesday at 31980 Little Boston Road in Kingston. Info: www.krl.org or call (360) 297-2670.
A IS FOR ARTISTS GALLERY: A not-for-profit artist owned and run gallery on Bainbridge Island is seeking artists. Info: www.AisforArtists
Gallery.com or call (206) 842-2434.
THE VERKSTED GALLERY: A 20-year old cooperative art gallery located at 18937 Front St. in Poulsbo is now accepting applications from artists in the following mediums: baskets, fiber art, leather work, oils, acrylic, metal art, encaustic, and other unique arts and crafts. Must be able to work two days a month, participate in committee work and pay a monthly rent. To apply pick up an application from the gallery or call Lynn at (360) 297-4096. Info: www.verkstedgallery.com.
THE SOUTH KITSAP ARTISTS: Association meets from 6-8 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month at Cedar Heights Junior High School — 2220 Pottery Ave. in Port Orchard. Doors open at 5:45 p.m., visitors, first-timers welcome. Info: Call president Loretta Anderson at (360) 876-1415.
GLASS ART JUNKIES: A group with interests in all kinds of glass art from beaded to fused and stained glass meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the Subway near the Silverdale Albertsons. All skill levels welcome. Info: Susan at (360) 598-4600.
DRAWING THE HUMAN FIGURE: Life 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.
BPA AUDITIONS FOR ‘SWEENEY TODD:’ Bainbridge Performing Arts will be holding auditions for “Sweeney Todd” the school edition, open to actors ages 13-19, March 2 and 3 at the BPA Playhouse, 200 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. The show will play July 30-31, Aug. 1-2 while rehearsals will be the week prior. Class tuition is $395. Contact BPA’s stage manager Diredre McCollom at email@example.com or (206) 714-5766 for an appointment. Info: www.bainbridgeperfomingarts.org.
BPA AUDITIONS: Auditions for “The Light in the Piazza” will be Feb. 23 and 24 at the BPA playhouse, 200 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. The 20-25 member cast includes parts for adults and teens, males and females. For a breakdown of characters and singing requirements, contact Steven Fogell at firstname.lastname@example.org. E-mail email@example.com or call (206) 714-5766 for an appointment. Info: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.
SING A SONG: The Puget Soundsters, a non-profit, community service, four-part chorus that sings for community events and local groups, is starting a new season and are looking for singers in all parts. The group meets at 7 p.m. Mondays at Unity Church, 1712 Trenton Ave in Bremerton. Info: Jeanie at (360) 871-3260.
CLEARWATER COMEDY NIGHT: Features headline Tom Simmons, a soft-spoken, socially relevant comedian peforming subject matter ranging from the easily relatable to the mind-stretchingly funny at 8 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Casino off of Highway 305 near the Agate Pass Bridge in Suquamish. Tickets are $15 per table, four seats per table. Info: www.clearwatercasino.com or call (360) 598-8700.
LATIN NIGHT: Guest instructor Gene Magallanes leads a salsa/Latin lesson with Sheila Phillips from Educated Feet at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Seabold Community Hall, 14451 Komedal Road on Bainbridge. A DJ’d dance will follow. Info: www.educatedfeet.net or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
WINTER TANGO CLASSES: Central Kitsap Community Schools presents Tango Dance Classes led by Jerry and Becky Deeter March 5-26 at Fairview Jr. High School off of Central Valley Road in Bremerton. Classes, 7-8:30 p.m. every Thursday, consist of basic and intermediate steps of the Tango routine. Cost is $70 per couple, $60 per couples ages 65 and up. Info: Call CK Community Schools at (360) 662-1638 or call Jerry at (360) 799-4686.
GROUP DANCE CLASSES: Certified, veteran instructor Sheila Phillips leads five-week group classes in East Coast Swing, Savoy Swing, Salsa, Slow Dance and Waltz throughout the week at Island Fitness on Bainbridge Island, starting Feb. 23. Registration deadline is Feb. 20, register through www.biparks.org or by calling (206) 842-5720. Info: www.educatedfeet.net.
BALLROOM DANCING: Is offered from 2-5 p.m. every Sunday at the Port Orchard Eagles, 4001 Jackson Ave. NE in Port Orchard, dancing to the live big band sounds of Eric Liebmann and Co. Cost is $3 for members, $5 for non. Info: www.foe2338.org or call (360) 876-2338.
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., $4; Sundays: beginners 5-6:30 p.m., $2; advanced 6-8:30 p.m., $4. Information: (360) 697-6753.
STORYTIME AT THE LIBRARY: The Poulsbo branch of the Kitsap Regional Library presents baby storytime (ages 1-18 months) 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: www.krl.org or call (360) 779-2915.
STORYTIME: Barnes and Noble, in the Kitsap Mall, hosts a weekly storytime for kids at 11 a.m. every Saturday. Info: Call the store at (360) 698-0945.
KITSAPART SCHOOL OF THE ARTS: Offers classes ranging from cartooning to three-dimensional drawing to animal art for kids ages 8 to teens at its school, 3425 NW Byron St. in Old Town Silverdale. Info: www.kitsapart.com or call (360) 662-1542.
GALLERIES & EXHIBITIONS
CVG SHOW ARTIST LECTURES: Research artist Ron Harper will discuss “Invention and Innovation” at 7 p.m. Feb. 26, free, at Collective Visions Gallery, all in conjunction with the statewide CVG Show, hanging through February at 331 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. Info: www.collectivevisions.com
KITSAP QUILTERS: Presents its Annual Quilt Show, featuring quilted treasures, a merchants mall, demonstrations and more from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 20 and 21 at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds in East Bremerton. $5 donation. Info: www.kitsapquilters.com or e-mail email@example.com.
DIVERSE VISIONS: A debut solo art show from local artist Arlana Sheppard, working across mediums, will hang throughout February at the Artists for Freedom and Unity Hall, 318 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/artfreeunity.
THE SIDNEY ART GALLERY: Will be featuring an mixed-media exhibit from Wauna artist Tweed Meyer during the month of February, 202 Sidney Ave. in Port Orchard. Info: www.sidneymuseumandarts.com, www.tweedmeyer.com.
LYNN BROKSKY’S NEW WORK: Bainbridge’s Roby King Galleries begin the 2009 season in its newly remodeled space with a solo show from Bainbridge artist Lynn Brofsky. Brofsky’s new work, an exhibit of monotypes titled “Road Trip,” explores the female figure as a witness to the American industrial landscape. The show will hang through the month at 176 Winslow Way. Info: www.lynnbrofsky.com, www.robykinggalleries.com.
SILVERDALE FINE ARTS: Will host the first of what is hoped to be an annual juried high school student show hanging through March 7 at the SFA Gallery, 9020 Washington Ave. in Silverdale. Each area will have its own reception/awards presentation Feb. 20 in Bremerton and Feb. 27 at Olympic High School. Info: www.silverdalefinearts.com.
‘TRAVEL ART:’ Is the theme of the next exhibit in the Bainbridge Performing Arts Gallery, featuring artist Frank Kerreman’s mixed media abstractions under the title “Travel Art ~ Record and Transformation.” The exhibit will hang through February in the lobby at BPA, 200 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Info: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.
HALL BROTHERS SHIPYARD EXHIBIT: An exhibit exploring the history of wooden shipbuilding on Bainbridge Island will be open at the Bainbridge Island Historical Society Museum, 215 Erickson Ave. on Bainbridge. Open 1-4 p.m. daily, except Tuesdays. Info: www.bainbridgehistory.org, or call (206) 842-2773.
GETTING TO THE HEART: A rare group show at the Gallery at Grace features work from Scott Lawrence, Tom Schworer, Steve Neff, Garth Edwards, Tom Shephard, Jeff Hummel and Impert Matthee, in the media of photography, paintings and sculpture, hanging through Feb. 28 at Grace, 8595 Day Road on Bainbridge. Info: www.gracehere.org or call Ann at (206) 842-9997.
NIGHT ON THE TOWN: Every first Friday of the month, from 4-8 p.m., businesses throughout downtown Port Gamble are open late, most featuring local artwork while the General Store hosts a special monthly dinner. Info: www.portgamble.com or call (360) 297-8074.
BAINBRIDGE BOOK SALE: The Bainbridge Friends of the Library will be hosting a book sale to benefit the library coffers from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Info: www.krl.org, www.bifriends.org.
RICHARD LeMIEUX AND HIS DOG WILLOW: Will be signing copies of Richard’s book “Breakfast at Sally’s” about the times and trials of a homeless man in Bremerton at 1 p.m. March 7 at the Bethel Avenue Book Company, 1037 Bethel Ave. in Port Orchard. Info: www.bethelavebook.com, www.breakfastatsallys.com or call the shop at (360) 876-7500.
BAINBRIDGE BOOK SALE: The Bainbridge Friends of the Library will be hosting a book sale to benefit the library coffers from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 14, 1270 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge Island. Info: www.bifriends.org or call (206) 842-4162.
BAINBRIDGE SPEARKERS FORUM: With wit and humor, Paul Brians exposes the common struggles with the English language, learning how to avoid “low grades, lost employment opportunities, lost business and twitters of amusement at the way you write or speak” at 4 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. All ages, $10, students free. Info: www.krl.org or call (206) 842-4162.
HOW TO WRITE THE MIDDLE GRADE NOVEL: Local children’s author Suzanne Selfors will be leading a four-session writers workshop on the middle grade novel, for the 8-12-year-old reader, during four consecutive Mondays Feb. 23 through March 13 at the Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Open to writers of all levels. Register through www.fieldsend.org
‘OUR DAY TO END POVERTY:’ Eagle Harbor Book Company Presents Jeffrey Keenean, coauthor of “Our Day To End Poverty: 24 Ways You Can Make a Difference” and an organizer of Seattle’s Seeds of Compassion at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Free. Info: www.ourdaytoendpoverty.com, www.eagleharborbooks.com or call the store at (206) 842-5332.
LIVE AT THE PEGASUS: Seattle singer/songwriter Tamara Power-Drutis will perform at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20, while Seattle singer/songwriter Daniel Adams plays at the same time Feb. 21. Sunday, Feb. 22, will be an open mic for all styles. All shows are all ages, by donation at the Pegasus, 131 Parfitt Way on Bainbridge. Info: www.pegasuscoffeehouse.com or call (206) 842-6725.
SEATTLE DANCE BAND: Dance Factory will be covering all the dance floor favorites from the 1970s from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Feb. 20 and 21 in the Beach Rock Lounge of the Clearwater Casino, located off Highway 305 near the Agate Pass Bridge in Suquamish. 21+, no cover. Info: www.clearwatercasino.com.
BUCKWHEAT: Shares the stage with Chyeah! Chyeah! and Is Electric at 9:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at Winterland, followed by Seattle band The Spittin’ Cobras with All Bets on Death and guests at the same time Feb. 21. Both shows are 21+, $5 cover at Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/winterlandrocks.
POP-PUNKERS MADISON DRIVE: Will rock with Between These Lines, Draft Animals and David Miller at 7 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Charleston, followed by Bedside Manner, Tuck Dailey, Again and Again and more playing for a cancer benefit at the same time Feb. 21. Next week Rishloo plays with Broken Entry, Lifelong War, Nehan and more at 7 p.m. Feb. 26. All shows are all ages, $5 cover at the Chuck, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/thecharlestonmusicvenue.
SEATTLE BAND RISHLOO: Jams with Portal at 9 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Manette, followed the dance band Four Plus at the same time Feb. 21. Both shows are 21+, $5 cover at the Manette Saloon, 2113 E. 11th St. in Bremerton. Info: myspace.com/manettesaloon.
THE RIDE: Will jam at 8 p.m. Feb. 20 at Tizleys, followed by singer/songwriter Ali Marcus at the same time the next night, Feb. 21. Both shows are all ages, bar w/ ID, no cover at Tizleys off of Front Street in Poulsbo. Info: www.tizleys.com, myspace.com/tizleyseuropub.
THE SPAZMATICS: Will be geeking out the best of the worst the 80s had to offer at 9:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at Slip 45, 714 Bay St. in Port Orchard. 21+, $8 cover. Info: myspace.com/slip45music.
KITSAP GUITARIST JIM BYBEE: Will jam at the Global Bean coffeeshop at 8 p.m. tonight, Feb. 20, followed by a select guitar ensemble from the Washington Academy of Music at 2 p.m. the next day, followed by Dave Carson, solo saxophone at 8 p.m. that night. All shows are all ages, cup of coffee for the cover at the Bean, 2021 NW Myhre Road, ste. 101 in Silverdale. Info: www.theglobalbean.com.
‘MUSIC AND IMAGINATION:’ Kitsap Regional Library and the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra team up for a special community preview of the symphony’s March 708 concerts as BSO music director David Upham and principal musicians will highlight selections from Edward Elgar’s Wand of Youth suites and Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Info: www.krl.org or call (206) 842-4162.
JAZZ VIBRAPHONIST: Susan Pascal performs at the next First Sundays at the Commons concert at 4 p.m. March 1 at the Bainbridge Commons, 402 Brien Dr. near Waterfront Park on Bainbridge. Her quartet includes Bill Anschell on piano, Chuck Deardorf on bass and Gary Hobbs on drums. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for students at the door. Info: www.firstsundaysconcerts.org.
WEST BREMERTON HIGH AND OLYMPIC COLLEGE GRAD: Jon Mutchler, son of the jazz education pioneer and former OC professor Dr. Ralph Mutchler, will be giving a free solo piano concert, following a 10-year absence in the area, at 7 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Manette Community Church, 1137 Hayward Ave. in Bremerton. Info: www.jonmutchler.com.
‘CHAMBER MUSIC WITH ART:’ An annual concerts-in-the-gallery series at the Island Gallery on Bainbridge begins the 2009 season with a concert by the Beau Metro Quartet at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20, performing the Quartet #3, Op. 73 by the Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich, Polish impressionist Karol Szymanowski’s Quartet #2, Op. 56 and what is said to be one of Robert Schumann’s most optimistic works, Quartet #2, Op. 41. Tickets are $20/$10, available at the door and in advance at the Island Gallery, 100 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Info: www.theislandgallery.net or call (206) 780-9500.
PATRICK AND SOPHIA STOYANOVICH: Will be giving a father/daughter piano/violin recital from 7-9 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Collective Visions’ Concerts in the Gallery Series, 331 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. The composer-in-residence at Saint James Cathedral in Seattle joins his 12 year old daughter for a program of Schumann, Bach, original music and more. Tickets are $15 in advance, $17 at the door. Info: www.metrocitymusic.com, www.collectivevisions.com or call (360) 377-8327.
‘PANCAKES BUILD HOUSES!:’ That’s the mantra for a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper and Gulf Coast Relief Benefit Concert with the Total Experience Gospel Choir, celebrating Mardi Gras and supporting the choir’s ongoing relief efforts with dinner and music starting at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at Grace Episcopal Church, 8595 Day Road on Bainbridge. Tickets are $5 per person, $15 per family. Donations benefit relief efforts. Info: www.gracehere.org, www.totalexperiencegospelchoir.org.
NATURE & OUTDOORS
‘SEPTIC SAVVY:’ Stillwaters Environmental Center will host this workshop on septic systems and drain field planting, led by Fay Linger and Peg Tillery of the Kitsap Master Gardeners and Jodie Holdcroft of Kitsap Public Works from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 28 at Stillwaters, 26059 Barber Cut Off Road in Kingston. Register by Feb. 26 at (360) 297-2876. $20 suggested donation. Info: www.stillwatersenvironmentalcenter.org.
WOODPECKER HILL HIKE: Join local arborist Jim Trainer in a rare visit to the historic Hanson homestead, dating back to 1880 comprised of 80 acres bordered by 3,000 acres of Pope Resource property at 9 a.m. Feb. 28, hosted by the Great Peninsula Conservancy. Limited to 15 participants, register by calling the GPC at (360) 373-3500. Info: www.greatpeninsula.org.
‘WELL WORKSHOP:’ Stillwaters Environmental Center is beginning a series of workshops called “Fixing Puget Sound,” focused on our role in restoring and protecting Puget Sound, with a well workshop featuring Reg Hearn of the Port Orchard company NW Water Systems talking about how your well works and how to take care of it, and Debbie Thomas, education manager at the Kitsap Public Utilities District talking about hydrology, aquifers and groundwater. $20 suggested donation. Info: www.stillwatersenvironmentalcenter.org, or call Joleen at (360) 297-2876.
SUSTAINABLY FIRST MONDAY: The topic for the next in a series of free community discussions centered on sustainability will be community gardens, P patches and backyard gardens as Ann Lovejoy and others share their gardening expertise and information on the Trust for Working Landscapes, new public P patches, Helpline’s Grow-a-Row program and more at 7 p.m. March 2 at the Bainbridge Commons, 402 Brien Dr. near Waterfront Park. Info: www.sustainablebainbridge.net or call (206) 842-4439.
TAKE A HIKE: The Kitsap Mountaineers coordinated courses are under way. Info: www.kitsapmountaineers.org.
SUSTAINABLE GARDENING PRACTICES: The Washington State University Kitsap Extension will be giving seminars on sustainable gardening practices including topics of pest management, efficient watering systems, soil improvement and appropriate plants this winter. Classes are $35 per day, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Norm Dicks Government Center, 345 6th St. in Bremerton. For schedule, registration and more info, go to http://kitsap.wsu.edu/events/pdf/2009_Gardening_Courses.pdf or call (360) 337-7224.
THE ORCHARD THEATER: Holds over Mickey Rourke in “The Wrestler” this week Feb. 20-26, along with “Milk,” and “Rachel Getting Married,” in addition to Weekend Wierd showings of “Chocolate” at 9:30 p.m. only Feb. 20-22, 822 Bay St. in Port Orchard. For ticket and show time info, go to www.orchardtheater.com.
POULSBO FJORD FILM DISCUSSION GROUP: A newly forming group of film lovers meeting at the Poulsbo library will be watching and discussing “Roman Holiday” with Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25 in the community room of the Poulsbo Library, 700 Iverson Ave. in Poulsbo. Free. Info: www.krl.org, (360) 779-2915.
MATINEES THAT MATTER: A mid-day documentary series co-sponsored by Sustainable Bainbridge and the Lynwood Theatre kicks off this weekend with 4:30 p.m. showings Feb. 20-21 of “FUEL,” an award-winning documentary providing a portrait of America’s addiction to oil and a testament to the immediecy of new energy solutions, followed by a Q&A session with relevant experts including U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee at the Lynwood Theatre, 4569 Lynwood Center Road on Bainbridge. Tickets are $9. Info: www.sustainablebainbridge.net, www.lynwoodtheatre.com or call (206) 842-4439.
ENVIRONMENTAL FILM SERIES: “Yes We Must!” an environmental film and discussion series looking at the promises and challenges of green buildings, water infrastructure, moral and environmental impacts of food choices, the climate change media game and more will take place on Friday evenings through March 27 at the Eagle Harbor Congregational Church Fellowship Hall, 105 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Doors open at 6:45 p.m., film to follow at 7 p.m., then followed by discussion. Feb. 27 features “Liquid Assets” on the topic of is our water infrastructure up to the task. Free, but donations will be accepted. Info: www.tinyurl.com/Yes-We-Must.
‘NARNIA’ IN SONG: The Silverdale Community theater, CSTOCK, presents a musical version of the classic C.S. Lewis story “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe” now through March 8 with curtains at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 6 p.m. Sundays at the Silverdale Community Theatre, 9729 Silverdale Way in Silverdale. Tickets are $15/$10. Info: www.cstock.org.
SET CONSTRUCTION 101: Poulsbo’s Jewel Box Theatre is offering an introductory class to learning the basics of putting together a theatrical set from the ground up led by stage set and light designer Ken Jones from 1-4 p.m. Feb. 21 at the theater, 225 Iverson Road in Poulsbo. Info: Contact Sheila at (360) 779-9688 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE PORTABLE REALITY SHOW: Presents its third-in-a-row all-improvised musical, this time taking on the 60s at 7:30 p.m. March 7 at the Jewel Box Theater, 225 Iverson St. in Poulsbo. Info: www.jewelboxpoulsbo.org, www.myspace.com/improvrox or call (360) 779-9688.
‘THE LAST FIVE YEARS:’ A Tony Award-winning contemporary, intimate two-person musical portrayal of five years in the relationship of an ambitious young writer and his struggling actress wife, will be presented by the Sound Theatre Company, directed by Teresa Thuman, starring Adam Somers and Jessica Low, with performances at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26 through March 1. Tickets are $20. Not recommend for younger children due to adult situations. Info: www.soundtheatrecompany.org, www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.
‘A FESTIVAL OF NEW WORKS:’ Bremerton’s Changing Scene Theatre will is accepting unproduced one-act scripts for “Summerplay 2009: A Festival of New Works” for a Feb. 22 showing which will determine the plays selected for full production this summer based on audience response. Electronic submissions preferred by emailing email@example.com, or send scripts to The Changing Scene Theatre Northwest, 2711 Cartier Dr., Bremerton, WA 98312. Plays should be no longer than 30 minutes in length. The deadline is Feb. 18. Info: www.changingscenenorthwest.org or call (360) 792-8601.
ISLAND THEATRE: A play-reading troupe on Bainbridge will be presenting “Some Girls” by Neill Labute, directed by Steven Fogell at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21 and 22 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. No charge, donations appreciated. Info: www.islandtheatre.org, www.krl.org or call (206) 842-4162.
WWCA PRESENTS SONDHEIM’S ‘COMPANY:’ With a community theater all-star cast, debuting tonight at 7:30 p.m. with shows through March 1, curtains at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 5 p.m. Sundays at the WWCA playhouse, 521 Bay St. in Port Orchard. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 seniors, $10 youth/military. Info: www.wwca.us or call (360) 769-SHOW.
‘NOISES OFF:’ Everything that can go wrong goes go wrong as actors try desperately to hang on to their lines, sanity and clothes in Michael Frayn’s farce about a farce, directed Teresa Thuman at Bainbridge Performing Arts, 200 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. The show will run through Feb. 22 with curtains at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $24 for adults, $18 for students, seniors, youth, teachers and military. Info: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.
SCENE STUDY WITH DINAH MANOFF: The Tony Award-winning stage, sitcom and screen actress Dinah Manoff will be leading a course for adults in Scene Study, with classes at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 23 and March 2 at Bainbridge Performing Arts, 200 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Registration is now open, tuition for the six-week course is $425 through BPA. Info: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org/Education/SecondStage.html or call (206) 842-8578.
JEWEL BOX NEEDS YOU: The Jewel Box Theatre in Poulsbo is seeking front of house and behind the scenes volunteers. Info: (360) 779-9688 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WWCA SEEKS VOLUNTEERS: Western Washington Center for the Arts theater in Port Orchard seeking volunteers for house manager, concession sales, lighting and ushers. For information on applying call (360) 769-7469.
BPA VOLUNTEERS: Bainbridge Performing Arts seeking volunteers for wide variety of jobs, from stagecraft and lighting to concessions and fundraising. Contact Ruth Lentz at email@example.com.
KITSAP OPERA’S ANNUAL MEETING: Will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Aurora Valentinetti Puppet Museum, 257 Fourth St. in Bremerton, where the organization will be taking new membership, planning for the future and preparing for the June production of “Il Trovatore.” Info: www.kitsapopera.org or call Sandra at (360) 377-7774.
NADA YOGA: Discover “The Yoga of Sound” at an intimate evening with Gerald Fowler on sitar at 8 p.m. Feb. 20 at the new Juwapa Vegetarian Restaurant and Juice Bar at 834 Bay St. in Port Orchard. Free and open to the public, donations accepted. Info: Call (360) 876-0501.
THE 35th ANNUAL CHILLY HILLY: The ceremonial open season for cyclers across the state, hosted by the Cascade Cycle Club, begins at 8 a.m. Feb. 22 at the B.I. Cycle Shop, 162 Bjune Dr. on Bainbridge. The 33-mile route encompasses the island, including more than 2,675 of climbing. It’s been named “One of Four Classic Rides” by Bicycling magazine. Registration is $35 from the Seattle, $30 for riders from Winslow. Register at the starting line. Info: www.cascage.org or call (206) 522-3222.
MOAA LUNCHEON: The Kitsap Chapter of the Military Officers’ Association of America will host its monthly meeting at 11 a.m., followed by lunch at noon Feb. 27 at the Elks Lodge at 4131 Pine Road NE in Bremerton. Guest speaker for the afternoon will be the executive director of Kitsap County Habitat for Humanity Lori Oberlander. MOAA is open to those who hold, or have ever held, a commission or warrant in any component of the military or their surviving spouses. Persons interested in attending should call Larry at (360) 871-3159 by Feb. 22.
FLIP FLOP LEMON DROP: A girlfriends’ afternoon of indulgent fun, lemon drop libations, retail therapy and the fabulous flip-flop fashion pageant benefiting the West Sound Wildlife Center will be from 3-6 p.m. March 1 at the Clearwater Casino near the Agate Pass Bridge in Suquamish. Tickets are $100, all proceeds benefit the shelter. Info: www.westsoundwildlife.org or call Elsa at (206) 855-9057.
A GREEN FESTIVAL: The Bainbridge Island community is gearing up for a Green Festival centered around the annual Bainbridge Island Home Show 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 7, for which the line up of speakers will focus on how sustainable practices can save money in the home. The next day, the first annual Bainbridge Island Eco Tour featuring green buildings and sustainable gardens across the island is on tap for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 8 at a cost of $15 while also that day Sakai Intermediate School (on Day Road) will convert into Eco Village, a trade show featuring green products and services, and the night before at 7 p.m. March 7, Eco Elvis will perform at the Island Music Guild Hall, 10598 Valley Road in Rolling Bay. $10. Info: www.BainbridgeChamber.com, www.islandmusic.org, www.ecoelvis.com.
MONICA’S WATERFRONT WINE SOCIETY: Monica’s Waterfront Bakery is hosting the next meeting of the Kitsap Wine Society, featuring the Willamette Valley Pinot Noir at 5 p.m. Feb. 21, 3472 NW Byron St. in Old Town Silverdale. 21+. Reserve a spot by calling (360) 830-0906.
MARDI GRAS AT MOONDOGS: The Port Orchard Tavern will be kicking off the Easter season featuring artists who’ve played in New Orleans, southern style games and Kevin England and the Jazz Collection from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Feb. 21, 714 Bay St. in Port Orchard. On Fat Tuesday, they’ll be cooking up souther food for the final celebration. 21+, no cover. Info: www.moondogs-too.com.
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