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PORT ANGELES –– Described by one magazine as the “United Nations of rock 'n' roll,” Delhi 2 Dublin has become one of Canada's most buzzed-about bands.
They bring their globe-spanning sound to Olympic Cellars Winery, 255410 U.S. Highway 101, where they will play as part of the winery's Saturday Summer Concert Series at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Proceeds from this week's concert benefit the Port Angeles Rotary Club.
Tickets for Saturday's show are $13 in advance at www.BrownPaperTickets.com or $15 at the door.
'Les Mis' to end
SEQUIM –– This weekend is the last to catch Peninsula Family Theatre's acclaimed production of “Les Miserables.”
“Les Mis” concludes its three-week run with shows at 7 p.m. tonight and Saturday.
“It's a huge production, but it's a really powerful story,” director Robin Hall said. “The voices are amazing and powerful, and I think everything has fallen into the right place to put on a really great show.”
Tickets are $20 premium, $15 adults, $12 for seniors and children and $10 for the balcony.
They are available in advance at www.beyondthebarricades.com, www.penfamtheater.org or Joyful Noise Music Center, 112 W. Washington St. in Sequim, or at the door.
Taxi Fest set
QUILCENE –– A cab ride from Port Townsend may be $60, but it would be well worth the trip as local favorites Locust Street Taxi headline the all-night 2014 Taxi Fest at the Linger Longer Outdoor Theater.
The festival at 151 E. Columbia Ave. — by the Quilcene Museum — kicks off at 3 p.m. Saturday and lasts through the night.
Taxi Fest started with a weekend tour of Jefferson County pubs and theaters by Locust Street Taxi in 2010.
This year's festival at the Linger Longer theater includes a family friendly campout with food vendors, children's activities and a beer garden for those older than 21.
Among those joining Locust Street Taxi to put on an evening of funk, rock, soul, ska and dance are The Better Half, The Band Lab and Stars of Tomorrow winners Peri Muellner, Isabelle Crecca, Alanna Dailyey and Hanna Trailer.
“We're excited to be teaming up with such amazing talent and community members for our first-ever overnight camp-out at the Linger Longer stage,” said Franco Bertucci of Locust Street Taxi.
“With our powers combined, anything is possible.”
Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for youth aged 13-17. Children 12 and younger are free.
They are available at the Quilcene Village Store, the Discovery Bay Village Store, Crossroads Music, at the gate or online at linger
Camping fees are $5 per vehicle. Bicyclists camp free.
Proceeds benefit the Quilcene Historical Museum.
For more, visit the Linger Longer website.
Peninsula College Jazz Ensemble on Monday
PORT ANGELES — Peninsula College music professor David Jones and his Jazz Ensemble are looking to lead jazz fans through the summertime blues with a pair of free concerts to celebrate summer Monday and Aug. 12.
On Monday, the ensemble celebrates Hot Summer Days with its noon Jazz on the Lawn concert on the Peninsula College Green behind the PUB just east of the M Building.
On Aug. 12, the combo will hold its Summer Quarter Jazz Concert in Maier Performance Hall at 7 p m.
Both are free and open to the public.
Featured will be vocalist Robbin Eaves with the ensemble playing songs by Thelonious Monk, Freddie Hubbard, Mongo Santamaria and many more.
For information, visit the college website at www.pencol.edu or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PeninsulaCollege.
Mann plays Coyle
COYLE –– National touring artist Jean Mann brings her folksy pop stylings to the Peninsula with a set at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, 923 Hazel Point Road in Coyle, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Admission is by donation.
Since 2000, Mann has toured nationally, headlining house concerts, festivals and playing such iconic rooms as Yoshi's in San Francisco, the Tractor Tavern in Seattle and CBGB's in New York.
For Saturday's all-ages concert, she will be accompanied by violinist Geli Wuerzner.
For more, visit www.coyleconcerts.com or www.jeanmann.net.
The North Olympic Library System invites local artists, hobbyists and craftspeople to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act by submitting original works of art for a wilderness-inspired show inside the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.
Submissions will be accepted until Sept. 15, and selected works will be displayed from Oct. 10 through Jan. 7 as part of the library's quarterly Art in the Library exhibit.
An opening reception will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10.
Congress passed the Wilderness Act 50 years ago this September, creating a national system of areas “where the Earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain.”
Artists are asked to submit up to six pieces of original work that contemplates, celebrates or re-imagines this historic legislation and the expanses of nature it protects.
To submit an entry, email PA-Art@nols.org with full name and contact information, a thorough description of the work to be considered and a picture, sketch, image or representative samples.
Embed images directly into the body of the email. Confirmation of submission's receipt will be sent, with directions to follow.
For more information, phone Noah Glaude at 360-417-8500, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.nols.org and click on “Events-Art in the Library.”