By Diane Urbani de la Paz
Peninsula Daily News
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PORT ANGELES — The Second Weekend festivities in downtown Port Angeles mix the steadfast and the brand-new: Tonight, Second Friday Art Rock, aka 2FAR, marks its fifth anniversary with a dance and painting party at Bar N9ne, 229 W. First St.
Beginning at 8 p.m., singer Scott Sullivan and drummer Casey Northern will bring original rock 'n' roll and a few cover songs to the venue while Sarah Tucker, the Port Angeles artist, projects her art films onto a background screen. And while the duo plays, Tucker will paint what's happening in the room.
Tonight's 2FAR, open to 21-and-older patrons, has a $3 cover charge to support the musicians and artist, while more details can be found on the Second Friday Art Rock Port Angeles page on Facebook.
Here's a look at the rest of the activities this weekend. Admission is free unless otherwise noted.
■ Roma Peters, aka Hawaii Amor, sings and plays her ukulele from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Elliott's Antique Emporium, 135 E. First St.
■ Oven Spoonful, 110 E. First St., hosts a reception with artist Johnnie Shoemaker from 6 p.m. till 7 p.m. Saturday.
An improvisational painter, Shoemaker makes his art with whatever medium and canvas are available.
“My art is the boat that keeps me afloat,” he says.
■ Cafe New Day, 102 W. Front St., presents a new show by Jean Sigmar, an artist who makes tapestries with woolen yarn, acrylics and even photography.
A reception with refreshments will be open from 5 p.m. till 8 p.m. Saturday.
■ The Heatherton Gallery in The Landing mall, 115 E. Railroad Ave., features painter and photographer Peggy Wesley and silversmith and custom jewelry designer Randy Foster throughout April.
An opening reception, with live music by Andrew Courney and Thomas East, will go from 6:30 p.m. till 8:30 p.m. Saturday.
■ The Port Angeles Kayak & Film Festival brings a series of short movies to Studio Bob, 118½ E. Front St., from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.
Admission to the film festival is $10 and includes entry to adventurer Chris Duff's keynote presentation at 7:30 p.m. at the Red Lion Hotel, 221 N. Lincoln St.
To purchase tickets in advance, see www.portangeleskayakandfilm.com.
During the movies at Studio Bob, beer and wine will be available along with Next Door gastropub's street tacos.
The movies include “Bhutan: The Last Shangri-La,” “Evergreen State Stouts,” a film set on the Olympic Peninsula, “Wildwater,” and the “Of Souls+Water” series of films titled “The Nomad,” “The Mother,” “The Warrior,” “The Elder” and “The Shape-Shifter.”
■ A kayak-themed art show will be unveiled at Studio Bob this Saturday.
The public is invited to see it and enjoy live music by Locos Only beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday.
The show, featuring photography by Olympic Raft & Kayak's Morgan Colonel, will stay on display at Studio Bob through April.
■ Harbor Art, 110 E. Railroad Ave., has a new featured artist, stone carver and bronze sculptor Kevin Willson.
Using stone and found objects, Willson seeks “to honor Mother Nature, in reflecting the magic there.”
Art lovers are invited in to meet him during a reception from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.