Makah Museum show, storytelling, skating offered this weekend

Makah art, skating and storytelling are on tap this weekend on the North Olympic Peninsula.

 The Makah Museum will mark its 44th anniversary with pop-up shops showcasing the talents of Makah artists from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the museum, 1880 Bayview Ave. in Neah Bay.

It also will feature traditional storytelling by Steven Jimmicum at 1 p.m. in the indoor longhouse.

More than 20 vendors will offer a diverse range of handmade items, including carvings, basketry, jewelry, drums, beaded items and baked goods.

Featured at the event will be well-known Makah artist Spencer McCarty.

For more information, see

• The Olympic Skate Village, a summertime incarnation of the Port Angeles Winter Ice Village at 121 W. Front St., offers three three-hour skate sessions per day through Aug. 14. Sessions run from noon to 3 p.m., 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Admission for all ages 3 and older is $10 per session or $8 per session if people bring their own skates. Participants must sign a liability waiver — either on-site or online — prior to hitting the boards. The waiver form can be found at sfj2qtpo2/web/eb.

For more about the Olympic Skate Village, see

• The Out Loud Story Slam returns to Olympic Theatre Arts in Sequim at 7 p.m. tonight.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. in the gathering hall at Olympic Theatre Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave.

Tickets are $15 online at, or $17 at the door if available; cash and card are accepted.

The theme for the evening is “Try This.” The event at the theater will be hosted by Nessa Goldman, who has recently been featured on the Story Collider and Risk! podcasts. She’ll be looking for 10 storytellers from the audience to share a five-minute true, personal story on the theme.

For more information, email

• Third Occasional Surfing, Art & Culture of the Salish Sea is set for 6 p.m. today.

The free event will be at the Port Townsend Library, 1220 Lawrence St.

An eclectic mix of art will be on display. Snacks, poetry, live classical music by Anabel Moore and, because surfers are involved, some amount of the traditional “Talking story” will be included.

The event is being curated by local librarian/ripper Keith Darrock. The lineup for this session includes Tim Nolan, Stephen R. Davis, Reggie Smart, Erwin Dence, Nam Siu, Jesse Joshua Watson, Christian Coxen and Shayanne Hoffer. It is possible that more will drop in.

 Olympic Peaks Camera Club’s newest exhibit, “A Photographic Journey 11,” opens today at the Sequim Museum & Arts, 544 N. Sequim Ave.

It will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday through July 29.

An opening reception for the exhibition is set for 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 7, during the First Friday Art Walk event.

Many of the members’ photographs were captured on the Olympic Peninsula, along with others in the wider world where they travel.

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• 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. No cover charge.

• Intensive Porpoises will perform from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Port Townsend Brewing Company, 330 10th St., Port Townsend. No cover, 21 and older venue.

• Mike Oregano will perform from 8 p.m. to midnight today at Sirens Pub, 823 Water St., Port Townsend. No cover charge.

• A pop-up celebration of art and poetry is set from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Cotton Building, 607 Water St. in downtown Port Townsend.

“She Who Walks the Earth,” the new collaborative book by Loretta Libby Atkins and Kathryn Hunt of Port Townsend, is the spark for the event.

Alice Derry of Port Angeles will read from her book “Asking,” and Kate Reavey of Sequim will share poems from her debut collection, “Curve.”

All three books will be for sale during the event. Soft drinks and treats will be served and prints of Atkins’ artwork will be available for purchase, with proceeds to benefit Dove House and Northwind Art.

More information is at

• “Marilyn, Monsters and More” closing reception will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

The free, all-ages reception will be at Studio Bob, 118 1/2 E. Front St. An on-site interactive coloring project gives everyone the chance to make art.

Larry White, Bonnie Clark and Christopher Allen feature multimedia works showcasing icons of classic Hollywood from different perspectives.

“Most pieces by these established artists have sold, a few gems remain,” organizers said.

• Buttercup Lane will perform for dancing from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Naval Elks Lodge, 131 E. First St., Port Angeles.

Admission is $12 per person, $10 for Elks members.

Climate forum — Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship’s Climate Action Team will present “A Broad Look at Where Our Energy Comes From” at 12:15 p.m. Sunday.

The free public forum is part of a monthly series in the fellowship hall, 1033 N. Barr Road, Port Angeles.

Sunday’s forum will explore the sources of energy locally and discuss renewable options.

The presentation is expected to last 45 minutes to an hour and will include time for questions.

For more information, email Emily Beals at

Art reception — A reception for Christopher Allen’s “History Repeating: Recycled Material Art” exhibit is set from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

The exhibit is in the Bayside Gallery at the Old Alcohol Plant Inn, 310 Hadlock Bay Road, Port Hadlock.

The free exhibit runs through Tuesday, Aug. 1.

For more information, visit

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