ENTERTAINMENT: First Nations festival runs through Saturday in Victoria . . . and other entertainment briefs
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VICTORIA — The Aboriginal Cultural Festival 2014 is on through Saturday at the Royal B.C. Museum, 675 Belleville St. a few blocks from the MV Coho ferry dock.
In partnership with the Aboriginal Tourism Association of British Columbia and the Esquimalt and Songhees First Nations, this event features dance performances, demonstrations of traditional crafts, information on local Aboriginal art, a children's area, food vendors and displays.
Admission is free to the festival, which is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and Saturday.
Coinciding with the festival is the opening of the “Our Living Languages: First Peoples' Voices in British Columbia” exhibition at the Royal B.C. Museum on Saturday.
This new show, presented in partnership with the First Peoples' Cultural Council, reflects the diversity and resilience of British Columbia's First Nations languages in the face of change.
To learn more about these and other activities at the Royal B.C. Museum, see RoyalBCmuseum.bc.ca or phone 250-356-7226 or toll free 888-447-7977.
For details about taking the ferry to Victoria, see www.Cohoferry.com or phone 360-457-4491.
SEQUIM — The annual Summer Musical Theatre Intensive for teens, with pianist and composer Linda Dowdell, actress and singer Elinore O'Connell and dancer Annuel Preston, has a few spaces left.
The comprehensive workshop is for students age 13 to 18 with some acting or musical experience, and explores the many aspects of stage performance.
Sessions are July 21- Aug. 1 at the Dungeness Schoolhouse, 2781 Towne Road, on Monday through Friday from 9:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. with lunch catered by Red Rooster Grocery.
Tuition is $475, and more information awaits at olympicmusicschool.com.
Writers on the Spit
SEQUIM — The Fourth Friday Reading series, a free event hosted by Writers on the Spit at Rainshadow Coffee Roasting Co., will welcome featured writers Lisa Madelle Bottomley, Doug McInnes and Juanita Ramsey-Jevne next Friday, June 27.
Listeners are encouraged to arrive early for the 6:30 p.m. event at Rainshadow, 157 W. Cedar St.
After the three featured writers share their work, the microphone will open up for another hour of readings: poetry or prose, five minutes each.
For open-mic guidelines, email Writers on the Spit coordinator Ruth Marcus at Rmarcus@olypen.com.
SEQUIM –– The 2014 Music in the Park series will open with the sounds of Dixieland combo Dukes of Dabob at 6 p.m. next Tuesday, June 24, in the James Center for the Performing Arts at the Sequim Water Reuse Demonstration Site, 563 N. Blake Ave.
The 10-week outdoor concert series continues every Tuesday night through August.
Olympic Music Fest
QUILCENE — The Olympic Music Festival opens its 31st year of world-class chamber music next Saturday, June 28.
This year's festival runs through Sept. 7.
The “Opening Celebration” features performaces of Mozart's Sonata in A major for Violin and Piano, K. 526, Rachmaninov's Sonata in G minor or Cello and Piano, Op. 19 and the Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor and Op. 25 by Brahms.
Musicians will include Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu on violin, festival founder Alan Iglitzin on viola, festival newcomer Dimitri Atapine on cello and co-artistic director Julio Elizalde on piano.
For tickets or more information, phone the Olympic Music Festival at 360-732-4800 or online at www.olympicmusicfestival.org.
Last modified: June 19. 2014 7:54PM