‘Spamalot,’ art walk this weekend on North Olympic Peninsula

A play, an art walk and several music events highlight activities this weekend on the North Olympic Peninsula.

• “Spamalot” will be on the stage at Olympic Theatre Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim, with shows at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and a matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday through June 16.

The musical comedy is adapted from the classic British film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.”

Tickets are $25 for adults, $18 for students, and are available at the box office from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays or at olympictheatrearts.org.

• Nerd Comedy Tour 2024 will take the stage at 7 p.m. Friday at FairWinds Winery, 1984 Hastings Ave. W., Port Townsend.

Tickets are $15 per person at www.eventbrite.com or $20 at the door.

Oregon-based nerds Marietje Hauprich, Naomi Fitter, Sarah Hagen, David Kildal and Todd Basil will provide just the right amount of eye-contact avoidance, social anxiety and tangential rants on the outdoor stage at FairWinds.

For more information, email Basil at info@todd basil.com.

• First Saturday Art Walk will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday in downtown Port Townsend.

Gallery-9, 1012 Water St., will feature oil paintings and pastels by Susan Martin Spar and the woodwork of Robin McKann throughout June.

The Port Townsend Gallery, 715 Water St., will host a reception for Brian Iverson and Sally Pfaff from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. Iverson designs and creates both colorful art pieces and functional glassware for everyday use, and Pfaff paints semi-abstract landscapes, usually in acrylics.

The Jeanette Best Gallery, 701 Water St., has two shows on display during Saturday’s Art Walk.

In the front space, “Lush Language” is celebrating four Northwest artists: Isabel Elena Pérez of Quilcene, Tininha Silva and Claire Ragland of Port Townsend and Becca Fuhrman of Seattle.

The inner room features “Showcase 2024,” 27 new works from photographer Stephen Deligan and painters Joyce Hester, Roger Morris and Marian Morris.

• Aurora Loop Gallery will host a reception for Kate Flores and Carolyn King from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at 971 Aurora Loop, Port Townsend.

The mixed media exhibit depicts women and nature.

Flores, a local artist, and King, visiting from Tucson, Ariz., have been friends for 40 years, and the show celebrates that relationship.

The exhibit will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays until June 30.

For more information, call the gallery at 773-227-6757, email auroraloopgallery@gmail.com or visit www. auroraloopgallery.com.

• Centrum’s Chamber Music Intensive Workshop will feature two student performances and a concert by its resident quartet at the Joseph Wheeler Theater, 200 Battery Way, on Fort Worden this weekend.

Tickets are available at www.centrum.org/events-calendar.

The student performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; the programs will be announced from the stage.

Tickets for the student performances are $10 per person, youths 18 and younger admitted free.

The American String Quartet, Centrum’s resident quartet, will take the stage at 2 p.m. Sunday. The quartet consists of Peter Winograd, violin; Laurie Carney, violin; Daniel Avshalomov, viola; and Wolfram Koessel, cello.

They will perform Beethoven’s String Quartet Opus 18, No. 2; Ravel’s String Quartet in F major; and, with pianist Lucinda Carver, Robert Schumann’s Piano Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 44.

Sunday’s performance is $45 per person with youths 18 years and younger admitted free.

• Ling Hui Dance will present its 28th dance performance, “Intention,” with shows at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday in the auditorium at Port Townsend High School, 1500 Van Ness St., Port Townsend.

Tickets are $21 per person, $15 for students at www.ling huisdance.com, or $25 per person, $15 for students at the door.

• Sequim City Orchestra will finish its 2023-2024 season with a free concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave., Sequim.

The program includes Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21 and Carl Stamitz’s Viola Concerto in D major, Op. 1.

Sky Gelder, the winner of the 2024 Nico Snel Junior Young Artist Competition, will solo on the Stamitz concerto.

For more information, visit www.sequimcommunity orchestra.org.

• Wild Rose Chorale will perform “It’s a Celebration” at 7 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Trinity United Methodist Church, 609 Taylor St., Port Townsend.

Admission is by a suggested donation of $20 at the door.

• Comedy Night, featuring Andrew Sleighter, Joseph Rogers and Carole Freeman, at 8 tonight at Bourbon West, 125 W. Front St., Port Angeles.

Tickets are $15 online and $20 at the door.

• A Community Sale and Swap Meet will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7498, 31 Matheson St., Port Hadlock.

• Ken Wiersema will present “Out of the Nest — the Vulnerability of New Birds” as part of the Backyard Birding series sponsored by the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Rainshadow Hall at the Dungeness River Nature Center, 1943 W. Hendrickson Road, Sequim.

Wiersema will discuss the roles parent birds play in protecting, feeding and leading their offspring.

Admission is by $5 donation; proceeds support the society’s education and bird conservation programs.

For more information, visit www.olympicpeninsula audubon.org.

• The Dungeness Bonsai Society will host its annual bonsai show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the clubhouse at Pioneer Memorial Park, 387 E. Washington St., Sequim.

The club usually meets from 9 a.m. to noon on the first Tuesday of each month in the clubhouse.

• Clallam County master gardeners Gordon Clark, Keith Dekker and Tom Del Hotal will present “Care and Maintenance of Your Home Orchard” at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Woodcock Demonstration Garden, 2711 Woodcock Road, Sequim.

The free presentation is part of the Master Gardeners Digging Deeper series

Clark, Dekker and Del Hotal, all certified arborists, will discuss selecting and planting new fruit trees, testing soil and fertilizing, watering, correct pruning techniques, tools, fruit thinning, summer pruning and pest control.

For more information, call the Washington State University’s Clallam County Extension at 360-565-2678 or visit https://extension.wsu.edu/clallam.

• The North Olympic Salmon Coalition will present “Restoring the Snow and Salmon Creek Watershed: 30 Years of Salmon Recovery!” at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

The free presentation is in the Haybarn at Finnriver Farm and Cidery, 124 Center Road, Chimacum.

The presentation will include an overview of restoration efforts in the Snow and Salmon creeks watershed, followed by a discussion of the design of restoration of Snow Creek from Kevin Long and will conclude with a Q&A panel of restoration partners.

Tours of the Snow Creek Uncas Preserve restoration project will be available after the presentation, starting at 3:30 p.m.

Attendees should RSVP at www.nosc.org/events.

For more information, call the coalition at 360-504-5611 or email outreach@nosc.org.

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