Dance, music, plays abound on Peninsula this weekend

Entertainment will range from dance to musical concerts to plays this weekend on the North Olympic Peninsula.

• The annual Kickoff Dinner and Auction will usher in the 128th year of the Sequim Irrigation Festival on Saturday.

Remaining tickets to the event at 7 Cedars Casino, 270756 U.S. Highway 101, cost $85 at Kickoff2023.givesmart.com.

Non-attendees and attendees can bid on silent auction items through 7:30 p.m. Saturday night.

The live auction accepts in-person bids only, organizers said. For an offline ticket, contact Robin Bookter at 360-316-9235.

Dinner includes prime rib, with chicken or vegetarian options available upon request.

As tradition before the dinner, organizers will unveil the float at 4:45 p.m.

“Quadruple Bill +” will be performed by the Repertory Dance Theatre at 7 p.m. tonight.

The concert will be at the Port Angeles High School Performing Arts Center, 304 E. Park Ave.

Tickets, $10 for ages 17 and younger and starting at $20 for adults, are available at JFFA.org and at Port Book and News in downtown Port Angeles. They also will be available at the door.

The Juan de Fuca Foundation for the Arts, along with internationally known dance artist Bill Evans, who lives in Port Townsend, will present it.

• Buddy Mondlock will perform at the Palindrome at Eaglemount Cidery at 7:30 p.m. tonight and lead a songwriting workshop the following day at Rainshadow Recording’s Fort Worden studio.

Concert tickets are $20 each online at https://www. ticketstorm.com/e/27658/t/ or $25 at the door at 1893 S. Jacob Miller Road.

The two-hour workshop is $50. It will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the studio in Building 315. The ticket link is https://www.ticketstorm.com/e/27870/t.

• “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” finishes its run this weekend with shows at 7 p.m. tonight and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday.

The musical mystery, based on Charles Dickens’ unfinished, final novel, is showing at Olympic Theatre Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim.

Tickets are $25 at www.olympictheatrearts.org or the box office.

• Salish Sea Early Music Festival will present “Obbligato: Music for Harpsichord and Flute (1720-1760)” at 2 p.m. Sunday.

The baroque music concert is in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1020 Jefferson St., Port Townsend.

This week’s performers are David Schrader, harpsichord, and Jeffrey Cohan, baroque flute.

The suggested donation is $20 to $25 per person; youths 18 and younger are admitted free.

• Buzz Rogowski will perform from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the Old Alcohol Plant Inn, 310 Hadlock Bay Road, Port Hadlock.

• Sound Advice will perform Motown classic soul and hits from the ’60s and ’70s from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. today on the Club 7 stage at 7 Cedars Casino, 270756 U.S. Highway 101, Sequim.

• “Chicago” Bob Longmire will perform from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday in the Spirits Bar and Grill at the Old Alcohol Plant Inn, 310 Hadlock Bay Road, Port Hadlock.

• Luau Cinder, with Junior John opening, will perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday at the Metta Room, 132 E. Front St., Port Angeles.

The 2023 Battle of the Books will have its final trivia contest at 6:30 p.m. today.

The North Olympic Library System competition is in the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

The fourth-grade competitors have been reading and discussing books since November.

The books in this year’s competition are “Stepping Stones” by Lucy Knisley, “Power Forward” by Hena Khan, “Lena and the Burning of Greenwood: A Tulsa Race Massacre Survival Story” by Nikki Shannon Smith and “A Wish in the Dark” by Christina Soontornvat.

The public is invited to see teams from Crescent Elementary, Dry Creek Elementary, Franklin Elementary, Hamilton Elementary, Jefferson Elementary, Pacific Northwest Discovery Academy, Queen of Angels Catholic School, Roosevelt Elementary, Five Acre School, Greywolf Elementary, Helen Haller Elementary, Olympic Peninsula Academy, Clallam Bay Elementary, Forks Elementary and Quileute Tribal School.

For more information, call 360-417-8500 or email youth@nols.org.

• Salsa dance night is set at Studio Bob, 118½ E. Front St., Port Angeles, at 7:30 p.m. today.

Guest DJ Noelani Boise will teach a 30-minute beginner Salsa lesson to start Salsa Dance Night.

Tickets are $5 at the door.

For more information, visit www.studiobob.art.

Birding hike is planned at Fort Flagler State Park on Marrowstone Island at 9 a.m. Saturday. Beverly McNeil will lead the bird walk at 10541 Flagler Road.

The monthly hikes are on the fourth Saturday of each month. The hikes are subject to cancellation due to bad weather.

McNeil is a photographer and Admiralty Audubon Society trip leader.

Attendees should wear sturdy footwear, dress for changeable weather and bring their own water and binoculars.

Samples of McNeil’s photographs can be viewed at www.porttownsend gallery.com.

Attendees should register by emailing McNeil at bevy birds53@gmail.com with the subject “Birdwatching Walk.”

• Birch-Stock grafting event and plant sale will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The sale is at Birchyville Garden Coop, 206 Hancock St., Port Townsend.

The apple grafting includes semi-dwarf root stock.

Plants include three varieties of bamboo, two of grapes, as well as vegetable herb, flower and raspberry starts.

Proceeds benefit the Food Bank Growers.

For more information, call 360-385-6912 or visit www.foodbankgrowers.org.

Yard and garden online lecture series will host Muriel Nesbitt, presenting “How Climate Change is Robbing You (and Your Garden) of Nutrients” from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Nesbitt’s lecture finishes the Jefferson County Master Gardener Foundation’s 25th Yard and Garden online lecture series.

Tickets are $12 each at 2023YardAndGarden. eventbrite.com.

For more information, visit www.jcmgf.org.

• Port Townsend Urban Sketchers will sketch in the uptown post office at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The group will meet in front of the post office, 1322 Washington St.

After sketching, the group will reconvene outside at noon to share their work and take a photo.

There is no seating inside, so sketchers who prefer to draw sitting down should bring their own chair.

The event is free and open to sketchers of all skill levels.

For more information, visit www.urbansketchers porttownsend. wordpress.com.

• Wood sale, sponsored by the Strait Turners woodturning club, will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The sale is in a private residence at 281 Glass Road, Port Angeles.

Available green woods include large big leaf maple, gerry oak, large black (Lombardy) poplar, monkey puzzle tree and English walnut.

There are also a large number of dry, rough-sawn, spalted big leaf maple boards and miscellaneous hardwoods, both green and dry.

All the wood is suitable for turning as well other forms of woodworking.

Proceeds will benefit Strait Turners programs.

The Improv Without A Net Troupe will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday.

The PG-13 comedy show is at Studio Bob, 118½ E. Front St.

The troupe consists of Mark Valentine, Lara Starcevich, Ingrid Henkle, Matt Gieseke, Emma Siler, Tom Shindler, Shaina Rajala, Cat White, Kailey Droz and Sarah Tucker.

The two-hour show will feature skits and games based upon prompts from the audience.

Tickets are $10 per person and may be purchased at www.studiobob.art.

• All You Can Eat Crab Feed will be hosted by Esther Chapter No. 19, Order of the Eastern Star, from noon to 4 p.m., as long as the crab lasts, Sunday.

The meal will be served at the Port Angeles Masonic Temple, 622 S. Lincoln St.

Tickets are $45 per person. The menu includes crab, baked potatoes, coleslaw, garlic bread and dessert.

Presale tickets are $40 and may be purchased from Judy Scott, at 360-457-6783; Louann Yager, at 360-460-5867; or Virginia Elliott, at 360-509-9211.

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