WEEKEND: Farm Store Stomp back in Sequim on Saturday . . . and other entertainment briefs

By Diane Urbani de la Paz
Peninsula Daily News

Twist, stomp across floor at farm store

SEQUIM — This month's Farm Store Stomp — a night of live music and dance — is set for Saturday night in the community building behind Nash's Farm Store, 4681 Sequim-Dungeness Way, this Saturday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Admission is a suggested $5 donation, and Twisted Roots, a quartet dishing out Americana and whimsy, is the band this time.

Farm Store Stomps will continue throughout the summer, with Hot Damn Scandal from Bellingham arriving July 12 and George Rezendes' Toolshed Trio on Aug. 9.

For details, see NashsOrganicProduce.com or phone the store at 360-683-4642.

Jazz x 2

Jazz vocalist Robin Bessier of Port Townsend has a couple of local gigs coming up with her band the BBC Trio.

Jazz standards and originals will arrive at the Cellar Door, 940 Water St., Port Townsend, this Saturday from 8 p.m. to
11 p.m.

There will be no cover charge to hear Bessier plus pianist Dave Bristow, bassist Neil Conaty and drummer Kurt Bischoff stir up music from Bessier's CD “Other Side of Forever,” plus some brand-new numbers.

Bessier will reappear, this time with Conaty and Bristow, at Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St. in Sequim, next Saturday, June 21.

The sets will go from 7 p.m. till 9 p.m. with no cover charge.

To see more of the singer, visit www.robinbessier.com.

'Not Your Mama's'

PORT ANGELES — Like a lot of us, Laura O'Neal has to censor herself at work.

She's a corporate trainer, mediator and teacher of classes on listening and conflict resolution, so there are many things about which she cannot speak.

That censorship thing flies out the window in “Not Your Mama's Menopause,” O'Neal's one-woman comedy show arriving at the Port Angeles Community Playhouse next Friday, June 20.

In addition to her serious work helping people get along, O'Neal is a comedian. Has been for a good 20 years now, but due to her work load, she hasn't been able to do a show here in a few years.

Then she thought of this one. It started about a year and a half ago, when O'Neal was 52.

Things were happening to her that said, “Guess what: You're getting older.” People wanted to carry her luggage as if she were frail, and one day, when she and her sweetheart kissed in public, someone said, “It's so nice to see people your age still in love.”

So there you go. Love, sex and other messy things are all in “Not Your Mama's Menopause,” which will have one performance at 7 p.m. next Friday.

Tickets are $12 in advance at Port Book and News, 104 E. First St., and if any are left the night of the show, they will be sold at the door of the playhouse, 1235 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

“Not Your Mama's” is appropriate for viewers age 16 and older, O'Neal said, adding that she's not a user of profanity in her comedy.

Men will gain some insights into what makes women tick, she hopes, since the show will go into relationships, body image and, true to the title, how things have changed since our mothers confronted “the change of life.”

“It's a 90-minute master's course on menopause,” O'Neal promised.

Last modified: June 12. 2014 8:06PM
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