ENTERTAINMENT BRIEFLY — A hootenanny, tango marathon and other treats ... all in brief!
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QUILCENE –– Playing among the smells of a woodworking shop, a series of local celebrities will stage an old-fashioned hootenanny at Waltz Lumber, 11 Old Church Road.
Scott Wilson, John “Scooch” Cugno, Steve Grandinetti and the Village Idiots, featuring Franco Bertucci of Locust Street Taxi, will perform at the wood shop’s ninth annual free concert from noon until dark Saturday.
The Plaid Pepper will be on site to serve hot dogs.
OLYMPIA –– The 41st annual Harbor Days Maritime Festival and Tug Boat Races will bring a celebration of vintage and modern tugboats to Olympia’s Percival Landing, 405 Columbia St. N.W., this weekend.
As many as 15 tugs are expected to participate in a race up Budd Inlet at noon Sunday. The boats will be will be open for tours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Live entertainment, artists and vendors will be set up throughout the weekend.
Lenny Lekanoff, the tough deckhand from the Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch,” will be a special guest aboard the tug Galene, where attendees also can meet the oldest crew member aboard — well into his 90s and going strong.
The free event is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
For more information, visit www.harbordays.com.
Tango for cash
PORT TOWNSEND –– Tango comes to help celebrate Labor Day, as TangoHeart brings its blend of Argentine tango to the Port Townsend on Sunday.
TangoHeart, playing since 1999 and led by Bertram Levy of Port Townsend, will present Argentine big band classics from the 1940s.
Playing his bandoneon, Levy is joined by Andy Carr on piano, bassist Todd Gowers and violinists Ruthie Dornfield and Dorothy Shapiro.
The $15 concert is at
8 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 1202 Lawrence St.
SEQUIM –– The LARC Gallery, 425 E. Washington St., will host The Lost Arts fair from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.
The free event will include demonstrations as well as hands-on opportunities of arts that were developed in the past, some dating to the 1700s.
Featured techniques include Iris folding, making essential oils, spinning and dying natural fibers, creating jewelry out of precious metal chain and designing and tying fishing flies.
For more information, phone Shirley Mercer at 360-775-9816 or email larc
OTA season starts Sept. 5
SEQUIM –– Olympic Theatre Arts kicks off its 2014-2015 season with Neil Simon’s comedy “Rose’s Dilemma” with a three-weekend run opening Friday, Sept. 5, at the Olympic Theatre Arts Center, 414 N. Sequim Ave.
The ghost of a dead lover helps writer Rose overcome her block and avoid financial disaster.
Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays with 2 p.m. matinees Sundays through Sept. 21.
Tickets are $16 for adults, $14 for OTA members and active-duty military, and $10 for children 16 and younger.
A special $10 preview show will be Thursday, and a “pay what you wish” performance is set for Sept. 11.
Tickets are available from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the box office (360-683-7326) or online at www.olympictheatrearts.org.
PORT TOWNSEND –– Allen Fitzpatrick joins singer and actress Carol Swarbrick Dries and pianist Linda Dowdell at Key City Public Theatre’s “Broadway Music and Memories” series at Key City Playhouse, 419 Washington St.
Fitzpatrick’s Broadway credits include “Les Miserables,” “42nd Street,” “The Scarlet Pimpernel” and “Damn Yankees.”
The tribute to the Great White Way plays at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets are $24 and are available by phone at 360-385-5278 or online at www.keycitypublictheatre.org.
PORT ANGELES –– Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra’s search for a new conductor begins later this month, as the first of a series of guest conductors takes the baton.
Ron Jones, conductor of the Port Angeles High School Roughrider Orchestra, leads the Pops and Picnic concert Sept. 26 at the Sequim unit of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula and Sept. 27 at the Vern Burton Community Center in Port Angeles.
The Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra will bring in applicants for the conductor position to the upcoming symphony season, with audience input sought to help guide the symphony’s search to replace Adam Stern, who had led the orchestra — made up of volunteer musicians from Port Angeles, Sequim, Port Townsend and Forks — for nine years.
Each of the semifinalists will lead a regular season concert, and audience members will be asked to complete short written surveys about the guest conductor afterward.
The selected conductor is expected to take over fulltime in July 2015.
The advertised salary is $40,000 to $50,000 a year.
The symphony has had six volunteer and four permanent conductors in its 82-year history, according to Executive Director Mark Wendeborn.
PORT TOWNSEND –– The Community Chorus of Port Townsend and East Jefferson County launches its holiday concert season Sunday, Sept. 7, when rehearsals begin for a pair of winter concerts Nov. 29-30.
Registration opens at 6 p.m. Sept. 7 and continues Sept. 14 in the parish hall at St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 1335 Blaine St.
Winter director Rebecca Rottsolk has assembled repertoire that includes fun, upbeat Christmas numbers, she said, plus some songs with African roots, including “Hope for Resolution” and “Betelehemu.”
“These will be our homage to Nelson Mandela, who will have died one year before our concerts,” Rottsolk said.
All singers 16 and older are invited.
Regular rehearsals continue on subsequent Sundays.
Registration cost is $35.
For more information, phone 360-385-1402 or visit www.ptchorus.org.
Last modified: August 28. 2014 7:02PM