Steampunk Festival returns to Port Townsend this weekend

The Steampunk Festival and the Summertide Solstice Art Festival highlight this weekend’s events on the North Olympic Peninsula.

• The 10th Steampunk Festival kicks off Friday evening at various venues in downtown Port Townsend.

Tickets are $90 for event membership and $115 for event membership and admission to Saturday’s Hootenanny and can be purchased at www.brass-

Event membership covers admission to the Den of Iniquities, the Brass Screw faction shenanigans, the Fashion Show and the Bodgers’ Grand Exhibition.

Visitors also can enjoy the Absinthe Tent; Bodger Hall, a swap meet and maker’s extravaganza; a scavenger hunt for children; an adult treasure hunt and the Steampunk Scrapyard.

• The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center will host the Summertide Solstice Art Festival from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in Webster’s Woods Sculpture Park, 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles.

The free family-friendly outdoor festival includes live music, lawn games, nature art stations, poetry readings and local food and drink vendors.

For more information, visit

• “Spamalot” will finish its three-week run with shows at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and a matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday at Olympic Theatre Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim.

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

• Trio Hava will perform at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Concerts in the Barn, 7360 Center Road, Quilcene.

The trio, consisting of the Barston sisters Amy, on cello, and Elisa, on violin, and pianist John Blacklow, will present a program of Mozart, Samuel Barber and Dvořák.

This weekend’s concerts mark the beginning of the eighth season of free classical music presented by Concerts in the Barn.

• Sarah Shea and Chez Jazz will perform from 4:30 to 6:30 tonight at Vintage, 725 Water St., Port Townsend. No cover charge.

• Mia Torres will perform from 5 to 7 tonight at the Old Alcohol Plant Inn, 310 Hadlock Bay Road, Port Hadlock. No cover charge.

• Open Mic Stand Up Comedy from 7 to 9 tonight at the Old Alcohol Plant Inn, 310 Hadlock Bay Road, Port Hadlock. No cover charge.

• Mike and Val James will perform from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday in Spirits Bar and Grill at the Old Alcohol Plant Inn, 310 Hadlock Bay Road, Port Hadlock. No cover charge.

• The Friends of Fort Worden will be clearing Scotch broom from Artillery Hill from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The public is welcome to come assist; meet at Artillery Hill Gate, 200 Battery Way, Port Townsend, at 9 a.m. for coffee and cookies.

Attendees should bring loppers, gloves and water; a Discover Pass is required to park on Fort Worden.

• Jamie Straw will demonstrate wood lathe tool sharpening at 10 a.m. Saturday during a meeting of the Strait Turners woodturners club at the Gardiner Community Center, 980 Old Gardiner Road.

Turners of all levels and those who wish to learn about the hobby are welcome.

• The third Hot Rods and Hot Dogs Car Show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the old Fairview School, which is across the street from Fairview Grange, 161 Lake Farm Road.

The annual fundraiser, hosted by Peninsula Dream Machines, supports the Port Angeles and Sequim food banks.

Food or cash donations to food banks are appreciated but not required; all proceeds benefit the food banks.

Vehicle entrants may show up with their classic cars, trucks or motorcycles at 10 a.m.

The Father’s Day event features music, drawings, vehicles to view and free hot dogs while they last.

For more information, call 360-461-9008 or email

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