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WHAT GOES ON | Kitsap A&E Calendar for the week March 6-12
ARTS & CRAFTS
CELTIC FIDDLING WORKSHOPS: Local fiddling master Jane Landstra (of Dancing Bow Studio and the Country Capers) will lead an eight week Cape Breton air strathspey and reel set fiddling workshop for intermediate fiddlers (with at least one year of experience) from 7-9 p.m. Thursdays March 12 through May 7 at Peninsula Violin Shop, 18846 Front St. in Poulsbo. Tuition is $160. Info: (360) 697-6192, www.peninsulaviolin.com, www.countrycapers.net.
POSTER CONTEST: The Kitsap Arts and Crafts Festival is accepting applications for its 50th Anniversary Commemorative Poster Contest. For applications, go to www.kitsapartsandcrafts.com and select “2009 Call to Artists.” Deadline June 1, cash prize $100. Info: call Evy at (360) 297-2828 or e-mail email@example.com.
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. Guests are welcome. Contact Mike Clayton at (360) 930-8171 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
THE SOUTH KITSAP ARTISTS ASSOCIATION: Meets from 7-9 p.m. on the fourth Monday of every month (excluding June, July, August and December) at Cedar Heights Junior High School, room 302, 2220 Pottery Ave. in Port Orchard. All interested artists are welcome, annual dues are $25. Info: Call Bob at (360) 692-5375.
CALL TO ARTISTS: Kitsap Arts and Crafts, the annual North Kitsap arts festival has applications available for both the juried and open art shows for its 50th annual event, slated for July in Kingston. Contact Denise at (360) 731-0412 or e-mail KACartshow@yahoo.com to apply. Info: www.kitsapartsandcrafts.com.
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 email@example.com.
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 TO ARTISTS: Offering opportunities for show in small venues in Poulsbo and Kingston, call Evy at (360) 297-2828 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org 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 can be found at www.bainbridgecommunityfoundation.org. Info: E-mail email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Info: www.kingstonartgallery.com.
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.AisforArtistsGallery.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.
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.
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.
‘DANCE FOR A WISH:’ A Western Affair featuring live music from the Nathan Chance Band will be at 7 p.m. March 6 at the President’s Hall at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds in East Bremerton. Tickets are $40 at the door. Live and silent auctions, appetizers, no host bar and roving entertainment included with live music and dancing. Info: Call (253) 225-0781.
SECOND SATURDAY DANCE: The March Dance will begin with a Salsa workshop with guest instructor Gene Magalanes and Educated Feet instructor Sheila Phillips at 7:30 p.m., followed by a DJ’d dance of swing, latin and ballroom at 8:15 p.m. March 14 at the Island Center Hall, 8395 Fletcher Bay Road on Bainbridge. Cost is $5 for teens, $10 for adults, including the workshop. Info: www.educatedfeet.net.
THE TALL BOYS: The old time string band from Seattle will be playing the next “Cabin Fever” old time country dance and social fundraiser for the Bainbridge Island Madrona School and Kitsap Community Agricultural Allianace from 1-4 p.m. March 8 at the Bainbridge Grange Hall, 10340 N Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Info: Call Jeff at (206) 972-5608 or e-mail email@example.com.
OLYMPIC PERFORMANCE GROUP: Presents “The Toymaker’s Doll” (aka “Coppelia”), a ballet about a toymaker who dreams of bringing a doll to life, at 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. March 14 and again at 2 p.m. March 15 with a special reduced admission, community outreach performance at 6:30 p.m. March 13 at the North Kitsap Auditorium, on the North Kitsap School District complex off of Hostmark Street in Poulsbo. Tickets are $16 for adults, $12 for students and seniors plus group rates available in advance. Info: www.bmillerart.com/opg or call (206) 842-1205.
BALLROOM DANCE LEADERS: Learn the simple techniques of how to be a good “leader” in ballroom dancing during Thursday morning classes at the Bremerton Elks, 4131 Pine Road NE in Bremerton. Classes start at 10:30 and at 11:30 a.m. No partner necessary. Info: Call Jan at (360) 377-5181.
WINTER TANGO CLASSES: Central Kitsap Community Schools presents Tango Dance Classes led by Jerry and Becky Deeter through March 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.
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.
SEUSSOLOGY: Find out how to read with your eyes shut and become a professional Suessologist as Shaun Pearson and friends from the magical world of Dr. Seuss present a creative adventure focused on literacy, play and the power of imagination at 11 a.m. March 6 at the Kids Discover Museum, 305 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Ages 3 and up. Free with admission or membership. Info: www.kidimu.org or call (206) 855-4650.
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
ANNUAL OC PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW: The annual Olympic College Winter Photography Show will hang through April 13 at the Haselwood Library at OC Bremerton. Info: www.olympic.edu.
GRAFFITI AT THE AFU: Both inside and out, the Artists for Freedom and Unity welcome the underground, often consider taboo art form to its walls this month. The exhibit will open with a hip hop show featuring Scruff’s Mentality, Mal de Santo and more at 7 p.m. March 6, 318 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Info: myspace.com/artfreeunity.
STREETS AND ROADS: Are the focus of the next group show at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, slated for March 6-31, 151 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. “Artists travel from country lanes to city boulevards to four-lane highways; by bicycle or Amtrak; past street signs and billboards” the BAC press release reads. An artists reception is slated for 6-8 p.m. March 6. One of the artists in the show, perspective-master Barbara Wilson will be painting in the gallery from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 21. Info: www.bacart.org or call (206) 842-3132.
WHIDBEY ISLAND PAINTERS: Marty Rogers and E.L. Jorgensen will be featured March 6-28 at the Roby King Galleries, 176 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. An artists’ reception is slated for 6-8 p.m. during First Friday, March 6. Info: www.robykinggalleries.com or call (206) 842-2063.
ALL ARTISTS SHOW: The Kingston Art Gallery will be featuring all 18 of the cooperatives artists through April 5. There will be an artists’ reception from 5-8 p.m., March 14 at the gallery in downtown Kingston. Info: www.kingstonartgallery.com.
OLD TOWN SILVERDALE ART WALK: The next Old Town Art Walk will be from 6-8 p.m. March 13 featuring 10 juried artists at eight venues along with five other independent galleries and various business promotions throughout Old Town Silverdale. Free. Info: www.oldtownartwalk.com.
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.
NIGHT ON THE TOWN: Every first Friday of the month, from 4-8 p.m., business 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.
LIBERTY BAY BOOKS’ LUCKY 13: In celebration of the Poulsbo bookstore’s 13th anniversary (this month) Liberty Bay will be hosting a month full of events kicking off with kids day at 11 a.m. March 7 featuring local childrens’ authors leading storytime and a celebration for the bookstore baby Lyric Sojourn. Then meet and greet with more local authors, including possibly a few current New York Times’ bestsellers, at 6:30 p.m. March 13. he stores Book & Wine club will be discussing Australian wines and Australian-born author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Geraldine Brooks’ novel “People of the Book.” And finally, the store hosts a Bookclub Mixer (bring your entire book club they say) at 6:30 p.m. March 26. Liberty Bay is located at 18881 Front St. in downtown Poulsbo. Info: www.libertybaybooks.com, (360) 779-5909.
BAINBRIDGE BOOK SALE: The Bainbridge Friends of the Library will be hosting a book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 14 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N on a.m. to 3 p.m. March 14 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge, to benefit the library coffers. 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.
POULSBOHEMIAN POETRY SERIES: Local poets Bob McAllister, Kathryn McDonald and Mike Dillon will read their work at 7 p.m. March 7 at the Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse, 19003 Front St. in Poulsbo. A brief open mic session will follow. Free. Info: www.poulsbohemian.com or call Nancy at (206) 842-4855.
BAINBRIDGE AUTHOR SUZANNE SELFORS: Will be presenting a program based on her new book for middle readers “Fortune’s Magic Farm” at 3 p.m. March 8 (daylight savings time) at Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. From the author of “To Catch a Mermaid” and “Saving Juliet,” this is a story of a girl who discovers she is the heir to the last farm on the earth that grows magical plants. Info: www.suzanneselfors.com, www.eagleharborbooks.com or call the store at (206) 842-5332.
BAINBRIDGE AUTHOR MAGGIE BALL: An author with over 20 years of quilting experience and has taught quilting to low-income Mongolian women as well as Bainbridge Island school children will be speaking about her latest book “Bargello Quilts With a Twist” at 7:30 p.m. March 12 at Eagle Harbor Books on Bainbridge. She’ll bring quilts to illustrate her ideas and techniques. Info: www.dragonflyquilts.com, www.eagleharborbooks.com or call the store at (206) 842-5332.
‘THE WEATHER OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST:’ The preeminent authority on Northwest weather, University of Washington professor of atmospheric sciences Cliff Mass will discuss the intricacies of Northwest weather through his comprehensive and authoritative guide at 3 p.m. March 15 at Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Info: cliffmass.blogspot.com, www.eagleharborbooks.com or call (206) 842-5332.
AUTHOR AND MANAGEMENT ADVISOR: Michael Lisagor will lead discussion on the topic “How To Share the Words You Live By” at the next Field’s End Writers’ Roundtable at 7 p.m. March 17 at the Bainbridge Island Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Free, open to writers of all levels and interests. Info: www.fieldsend.org or call (206) 842-4162.
‘AGENDA FOR A NEW ECONOMY:’ Island author, lecturer and engaged citizen David C. Korten, author of “The Great Turning, When Corporations Rule the World” and “The Post-Corporate World” will discuss his new book “Agenda For A New Economy: From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth” at 7:30 p.m. March 19 at Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Info: www.davidkorten.org, www.eagleharborbooks.com or call (206) 842-5332.
FIELD’S END WRITERS’ CONFERENCE: Registration continues for the Fourth Annual Field’s End Writers’ Conference, a day-long event featuring keynote speaker Mignon Fogarty, creator of the popular podcast, Grammar Girl, slated for April 18 at Kiana Lodge in Suquamish. Info: www.fieldsend.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 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.
FOOD DRIVE PLUS FAMILY FRIENDLY MUSIC: The Solid Rock Cafe, located at 1140 Bethel Ave. in Port Orchard (across from the Post Office) will feature contemporary Christian music from Kristie and Megan Dormaier at 7 p.m. March 6. All ages, no cover, bring a food item to donate to the Helpline Foodbank. Info: (360) 876-6311.
LIVE AT THE PEGASUS: Local stringer Zach Anderson will sing his original songs at 7:30 p.m. March 6, followed the next day by the Port Angeles hillbilly-jam-grass band Deadwood Revival at the same time March 7. Sunday, March 8, will be an open mic for all styles. All shows are all ages, by donation at the Pegasus Coffee House, 131 Parfitt Way on Bainbridge. Info: www.pegasuscoffeehouse.com or call (206) 842-6725.
NEUTRALBOY: Will share the stage with Seattle band The Valkyries and Triple Forte at 9:30 p.m. March 6 at Winterland, followed the next day by Madmartigan with Steelscape and Lefthead at the same time March 7. Both shows are 21+, $5 cover (free for the ladies March 6) at Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/winterlandrocks.
SEATTLE REGGAE BAND: Little Big Man will be throwing down with Legends On Heroin, Puget Sound System and The Freetown at 7 p.m. March 6 at the Charleston, followed by The Assasinators with Artimus Maximus, Dean & The Quitters and Gimmie Guns at the same time March 7. Next week: Touring bands The Meadows and Shark That Got Her join Kill The New Kid, Eveta and We Move Mountains at 7 p.m. March 10. All Shows are all ages, bar w/ ID, $5 cover at the Charleston Music Venue, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/thecharlestonmusicvenue.
THE ROCKIT ROOST PRESENTS: Nicole DeVille and Her Manhands with Wreckin’ Machine and Andrew Robison at 9 p.m. March 7 at the Manette Saloon, as a fundraiser for The Secrets of a Starlet Pin-Up Contest and Rockabilly Festival slated for later this May. The Nicole DeVille show will be 21+, $5 cover at the Manette, 2113 E. 11th St. in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/manettesaloon, myspace.com/therockitroost.
CHRISTOPHER BRANT ANDERSON: Will be playing with Poor Judgement at 8 p.m. March 6 at the Global Bean, followed the next day by The Cassidy Brothers at the same time March 7. Next week: There will be a Celtic session at 7 p.m. March 11, while Anna Whitwell brings her indie guitar/vocals at 7 p.m. March 12. All shows are all ages, cup of coffee for the cover at the Bean, 2021 Myhre Road in Silverdale. Info: www.theglobalbean.com.
THE MOJO BLUES BAND: Will be playing at 8 p.m. March 6 at Tizleys Europub, followed the next day by Harmonica Dave & Friends at the same time March 7. Both shows are all ages, bar w/ ID, no cover at Tizleys, located upstairs off Front Street in Poulsbo. Info: www.myspace.com/tizleyseuropub.
ROYAL CROWN REVUE: Said to be the founding fathers of the neo-swing movement, L.A.-based big band Royal Crown Revue, who were featured in “The Mask” with the song “Hey Pachucco” will be filling up the dance floor at 8 p.m. March 7 at the Admiral Theatre, 515 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. All ages, bar w/ ID, tickets are $35-$18. Info: www.rcr.com, www.admiraltheatre.org or call (360) 373-6743.
A TROPHY LIFE: Will be coming down from Vancouver, B.C., to rock with the F’n A’s, Puke Rocket and more at 6 p.m. March 8 at the Artists for Freedom and Unity Hall, 318 N Callow Ave. in Bremerton. All ages, beer and wine w/ ID, $5 cover. Info: www.myspace.com/artfreeunity.
SUSAN WERNER: Will be kicking off the inaugural concert at the Admiral Theatre’s new intimate performance/meeting space The Source at 7:30 p.m. March 11, located around the corner from the Admiral Theatre at 515 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. All ages, limited to 70 people. Tickets are $25. Info: www.susanwerner.com, www.admiraltheatre.org or call (360) 373-6743.
‘OF SACRED AND SUBLIME:’ The next Bremerton Symphony Concert Chorale performance will include Mozart, Bach, Faure, Lauridsen and more, directed by LeeAnne Campos at 7:30 p.m. March 14 at the Sylvan Way Baptist Church, 900 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. Tickets are $24 adult, $10 youth. Info: www.bremertonsymphony.org.
BAINBRIDGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: Presents two matinee performances of “Fables and Fairytales,” a program showcasing music for and by youth — including Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 19 in F major, Edward Elgar’s “Wand of Youth” suites and Prokofiev’s timeless “Peter and the Wolf,” featuring Guy Sidora as guest narrator — at 3 p.m. March 7 and 8 at the Bainbridge Performing Arts Playhouse, 200 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, students, military and teachers. Each concert includes a pre-concert chat with orchestra director David Upham, 45 minutes ahead of each performance. Info: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org or call (205) 842-8569.
NATURE & OUTDOORS.
CLEAR CREEK WALK: Join Lynn Whipple of the Great Peninsula Conservancy for a leisurely walk along the Clear Creek Trail meeting at the trailhead at 10 a.m. March 14 in Silverdale. Suitable for all ages, no participant limit. Call the GPC at (360) 373-3500 to sign up. Info: www.greatpeninsula.org.
MASTER GARDENER SEMINARS: The Master Gardener Foundation of Kitsap County presents a series of monthly seminars (every third Wednesday), starting with Jim Rodman discussing plant nomenclature at 1 p.m. March 18 at the Eagle’s Nest at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds, 1200 NW Fairgrounds Road in East Bremerton. Info: www.kitsapgardens.org.
OUTDOOR VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT: The Foulweather Bluff Preserve Nature Conservancy is searching for volunteer stewards to serve as the Preserve’s caretakers and eyes and ears. Training is provided, time commitment is one day per week or one day every two weeks. Info: Call Barbara at (206) 343-4345 ext. 361.
‘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.
‘SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE:’ Is the featured film at the Orchard Theatre, in addition to “Frost/Nixon” showing this week, March 6-12, plus Weekend Weird showings of “Timecrimes” at 9:20 p.m. March 6-8 at the Orchard, 822 Bay St. in Port Orchard. For ticket and show time info, go to www.orchardtheater.com or call (360) 850-1082.
‘THE READER:’ A story set in post-war Germany, starring Academy Award-winning best actress Kate Winslet, is the featured film for a second week March 6-12 in addition to Classics Night featuring the 1955 flick “Summertime” at 7:30 p.m. March 10 at the Lynwood Theatre, 4569 Lynwood Center Road on Bainbridge. For tickets and show time information, go to www.lynwoodtheatre.com or call (206) 842-3080.
CLASSICS NIGHT: The next Classics Night at the Lynwood Theatre will feature the 1955 David Lean picture “Summertime” starring Katharine Hepburn and Rossano Brassi at 7:30 p.m. March 10 at the Lynwood, 4569 Lynwood Center Road on Bainbridge. Tickets are $8. Info: www.lynwoodtheatre.com or call (206) 842-3080.
THE ISLAND FILM GROUP: Will be watching and discussing the 1955 film “Bad Day at Black Rock” at 7 p.m. March 11 at the Bainbridge library, 1270 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. The group gets together for films and discussion on the second Wednesday of every month. Info: www.krl.org or call (206) 842-4162.
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. March 13 will feature “March Point” in which three Native American youth explore themselves, their environment and the threats they face. Free, but donations will be accepted. Info: www.tinyurl.com/Yes-We-Must.
THE ATOMIC BOMBSHELLS: Seattle’s reigning queens of modern burlesque will be back on Bainbridge for their biggest show yet, celebrating the feminine form with good humor and style at 8 p.m., one night only March 14 at Bainbridge Performing Arts, 200 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Tickets are $20 per person. Info: www.theatomicbombshells.com, www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org or call (206) 842-8569.
THE EDGE IMPROV: Will be performing its patented yoga for the funny bone at 7:30 p.m. March 7 at the Bainbridge Performing Arts Playhouse, 200 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, students, youth, military and teachers. Info: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, www.theedgeimprov.com or call BPA at (206) 842-8569.
CHANGING SCENE THEATRE NORTHWEST: Presents “All the Great Books, Abridged” March 13-28 upstairs at the Panda Bay Inn, 4180 Kitsap Way. Directed by Darren Hembd (who recently directed the “Complete History of America (Abridged)” at the Changing Scene), it’s a wacky comedy exploring 86 great works of literature in less than two hours, starring Pavlina Morris, Briana Osborne and Anna Reihl. Tickets are $25 including an authentic Chinese meal and the show. A limited number of “show only” tickets will be available at the door. Reservations are required (360) 792-8601. Info: www.changingscenenorthwest.org.
‘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.
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.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY
GIL YSLAS AND FRIENDS: Will present a Paddy Day Concert at 7:30 p.m. March 13 at the Island Music Guild Hall, 10598 Valley Road on Bainbridge. All ages, $5 cover. Info: www.islandmusic.org or call (206) 780-6911.
AN DOCHAS: The Spokane-based traditional Irish rock group, back at the Admiral by popular demand, will be playing in tandem with the Haran Irish Step Dancers at 8 p.m. (dinner at 6:30 p.m.) at the Admiral Theatre, 515 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. All ages, bar w/ ID, tickets are $25-$12 ($56 w/ dinner). Info: www.andochas.com, www.admiraltheatre.org or call (360) 373-6743.
FOLK PUNK ROCKER COLIN SPRING: Will be coming to Poulsbo to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at 8 p.m. March 17 at Tizley’s Europub, located upstairs off Front Street in downtown Poulsbo. all ages, bar w/ ID, no cover. Info: www.colinspring.com, www.myspace.com/tizleyseuropub.
THE HISTORY OF YWCA IN KITSAP: Linda Joyce, the executive director of the YWCA, in Bremerton will be speaking on the history of the YWCA in Kitsap County during this month’s First Friday Art Walk at 6 p.m. March 6 at the Kitsap County Historical Museum, 280 Fourth St. in downtown Bremerton. Free. Info: www.kitsapfamilyymca.org, www.kitsaphistory.org.
INTERFAITH VIGIL FOR CLIMATE ACTION: Members of Cedars Unitarian Universalist Church Green Sanctuary Committee, Grace Episcopal Church Earth and Spirit Committee and Eagle Harbor Congregational Church at 6:15 p.m. March 13 at the Eagle Harbor Church parking lot at the corner of Winslow Way and Madison Ave. on Bainbridge for a vigil of song, prayer and reflection on how communities of faith can contribute to action on climate change. Info: Call Leslie at (206) 855-0881 or Marcy at (206) 842-8942.
KITSAP’S FIRST ALL VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT: Juwapa’s Vegetarian Restaurant and Juice Bar, 834 Bay St. in Port Orchard, will be feting its grand opening with specials and live music throughout the day March 13, followed by a waterfront community drum circle. Info: (360) 876-0501.
OLYMPIC WINE SHOP: Will be featuring Northwest wines in this months tasting at 5:30 p.m. March 14 at the Olympic Wine Shop in Poulsbo Village (near Taprock Northwest Grill). 21+, admission is $15. Info: (360) 697-9463.
KITSAP COUNTY WOODCARVERS: The Kitsap County Woodcarver’s Club’s 23rd Annual Woodcarving Show will be March 14-15 at the West Side Improvement Club, 4109 West E Street (at National Avenue and E Street) in Bremerton, featuring free carving lessons and works of art sculpted by local woodcarvers. Free admission. Info: http://sites.google.com/site/kitsapcarvers.
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: The Gift Shop at the Naval Undersea Museum in Keyport is seeking weekday volunteers for shifts from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1-4 p.m. at 1 Garnett Way in Keyport. Base access is not necessary, store proceeds benefit the Naval Undersea Museum Foundation. Info: Call Daina at (360) 697-1537.