ENTERTAINMENT BRIEFS: 90s Night party set for tonight in PA … and other items

Entertainment news items for the North Olympic Peninsula.

PORT ANGELES — Cherry Bomb, 1017 E. First St., will host 90s Night, presented by BackDropBand, from 9 tonight to 2 a.m. Saturday.

The 21 and older event is free to attend, and will feature hip-hop and R&B music from the 1990s and a 90s themed costume contest with the winner receiving a $25 tab at the bar.

Then at 10 p.m. Saturday, Cherry Bomb will host a free concert featuring Disenchanter, Sun Giants and Teepee Creeper.

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/CherryBombPortAngeles/.

Community Dance

PORT ANGELES — Vern Burton Gym, 308 E. Fourth St., will host a Community Dance featuring the Olympic Express Band from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.

The cost of entry to the all ages event, sponsored by Just for Fun Dance Class, is $5.

Water is supplied on site, but attendees are encouraged to bring snacks to share at this non-alcohol event.

The Community Dances are paid for by the students who are taking dance lessons from Steve and Ann Johnson, according to a news release.

Beginning swing dance lessons will start Oct. 5 and run for four weeks. Lessons are taught at the Port Angeles Senior and Community Center and open to all ages.

Lessons start at 6:30 p.m. and cost $5 per lesson.

Fore more information, call the Johnsons at 360-457-5950.

Epicureans Afloat

PORT TOWNSEND — The public is invited to sign up for Epicureans Afloat — a portable, seagoing fundraiser set for Thursday benefiting the Jefferson County Historical Society.

The cruise begins at 5 p.m. Tickets are $140 each, of which $50 is a charitable donation, according to a news release.

During the scenic voyage aboard the Glacier Spirit, participants will travel between Port Townsend, Irondale, Port Ludlow and Kala Point — with the passing shoreline coming alive as area historians and authors tell tales of seafaring, Native Americans, pioneers, military defenses and the Port Townsend Bay Monster, according to the release.

The Glacier Spirit, a whale watching boat, features large viewing windows, a snack bar, a full certified galley, two restrooms and an outside viewing deck around the entire cabin.

After more than 20 years of holding Epicurean dinners in private homes as a major fundraiser for the Jefferson County Historical Society, Dorothy Cotton Banks, event co-chair said, “We decided to shake things up, do something different this year and gather everyone together for an Epicurean Cruise.”

Her event co-chair, Kris Lawson said, “The cruise from Port Townsend to Port Hadlock will feature fine local foods, wine, beer and cider.”

For reservations, call 360-385-1003 or visit http://jchsmuseum.org/.

Auditions announced for play

SEQUIM — Auditions for the Readers Theatre+ production of “A Nice Family Gathering,” by Phil Olson, will be conducted at The Fifth Avenue Active Senior Living Center in the upstairs card room at 500 W. Hendrickson Roa from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday and Tuesday.

The show calls for two men (60-70), two women (60-70), two men (30-40) and two women (20-30).

Interested parties are asked to attend one of the auditions.

For more information, phone Kath Beecher at 714-515-9271.

Musicians sought

PORT ANGELES — Orchestral musicians across the North Olympic Peninsula are encouraged to audition this fall for the Port Angeles Symphony.

“We currently have openings for string players, and are always looking to meet interested winds, brass, and percussion players,” said Jonathan Pasternack, conductor and music director of the 84-year-old community orchestra.

The Port Angeles Symphony, founded in 1932, is a volunteer organization presenting 11 concerts and a number of special events through the year in Port Angeles and Sequim.

Musicians come from as far as Forks and Gig Harbor to rehearse and perform with the orchestra.

Audition appointments may also be made by phoning the Symphony office, 360-457-5579, or emailing [email protected]

More information about the orchestra can be found at www.PortAngelesSymphony.org.

Performances set

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Community Players will present four Second Stage productions at the Port Angeles Community Playhouse, 1235 E. Lauridsen Blvd., during the 2016-17 season.

Second Stage showcases alternative performances shown throughout one weekend.

Performances:

• “YouTHeater and an Evening with Edgar Allen Poe,” directed by Karen Breedlove, Oct. 21- 23.

• “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” by Barbara Robinson will be shown in December.

• “Comedy Night” and “Three Viewings” are in the works for 2017 and will be announced at www.pacommunityplayers.com.

Admission to Second Stage productions is $10 at the door.

There are no advance tickets.

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