ENTERTAINMENT BRIEFS — Jazz on Saturday night in Port Townsend . . . plus other events and entertainment news

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Trio to twist up jazz set at Port Townsend pub

PORT TOWNSEND — Singer Robin Bessier and her BBC Jazz Trio will bring a mix of new originals and what they call “twisted, highly rhythmic takes on classic pop and jazz standards” to the Pourhouse this Saturday night.

There's no cover charge for the show from 8 p.m. till 11 p.m. at the brewpub, 2231 Washington St.

Songs from Bessier's CD “Other Side of Forever” are also on the menu for the band, which features pianist Dave Bristow, bassist Neil Conaty and drummer Kurt Bischoff.

To find out more about their music, see www.robinbessier.com.

'Love You Better'

PORT ANGELES — Witherow, the band featuring singer Abby Mae Latson and guitarist Dillan Witherow, has a new single out on iTunes.com and a fresh video on YouTube.com as well as other online music outlets.

“Love You Better,” a song about the aftermath of a fight between partners, reflects the group's alternative-rock direction, Latson says.

It was recorded in Seattle, but “the song's final mix was done in New York at Electric Lady Studios by Michael Brauer, the same guy who mixed a lot of Coldplay and John Mayer's works,” she added.

“We think [he] really helped us achieve the sound we were going for.”

Witherow is slated to appear on the main stage at the Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts this month.

The band's set will start at 1:30 p.m. Monday, May 26, the festival's final day.

For more about the rest of the bands playing in the five-day cavalcade, see www.JFFA.org.

Music for moms

SEQUIM — Naki'i, the duo specializing in traditional Hawaiian songs, will appear this Sunday at Nourish, the restaurant at 1345 S. Sequim Ave.

Naki'i is Mike Kuenzli and his wife, Erma, who is from Nanakuli, Hawaii, will bring their harmonies, ukulele and guitar to perform from 11:30 a.m. till
1:30 p.m.

For details, phone the restaurant at 360-797-1480, and to reach the Kuenzlis, email nakii1@live.com.

Final 'Forbidden'

PORT ANGELES — “Forbidden Broadway's Greatest Hits” is in its final weekend at the Port Angeles Community Playhouse, 1235 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

This spoof of “Les Miserables,” “Hairspray,” Barbra Streisand and many other shows and stars has its last three performances tonight and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

Reserved seats are $12; student tickets are $6 and can be purchased in advance at Odyssey Books, 114 W. Front St.

The playhouse doors open 30 minutes before curtain time, and any remaining tickets will be sold at the door.

For information, see www.PACommunityPlayers.com or phone 360-452-6651.

'Wanda's' tale

PORT TOWNSEND — “Wanda's World,” an award-winning musical about a young woman's struggle to transcend peer pressure and the mean girls at her high school, is playing on the Port Townsend High School auditorium stage this weekend through next Saturday, May 17.

This is also a comedy, with Ciel Pope as Wanda; Zack Slough as the teacher who helps her; Clarice Forbes as Ms. Dinglederry, an eccentric Spanish instructor from Ireland and Yashwant Saravanan portraying Wanda's dog, Spangles, giver of unconditional love.

Curtain times are at
7 p.m. tonight and Saturday and next Friday and Saturday, May 16 and 17, with one matinee slated for 2:30 p.m. this Sunday.

Tickets, sold at the door only, are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and students, and $3 for children 11 and younger.

The box office at Port Townsend High, 1500 Van Ness St., will open an hour before the show.

More 'Desperate'

CHIMACUM — “The Desperate Housewives of Shakespeare,” a tragicomedy with six of the Bard's leading ladies — Kate the shrew, Juliet, Rosalind, Lady Macbeth, Titania and Cleopatra — is on now at the Chimacum High School auditorium, 91 West Valley Road.

The Chimacum High School Drama Club is presenting the show, a kind of spinoff from Shakespeare's plays with plentiful pop culture mixed in, at 7 p.m. tonight and next Thursday, May 15, and Friday,
May 16, as well as May 23 and 24.

Tickets are $5 for adults and teens, while children age 12 and younger will be admitted free.

For those who want to come back for more, a show pass is $10.

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Last modified: May 08. 2014 7:53PM
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