Theatre shows, improv skills set for this weekend

Improvisation skills, artist talks and films highlight weekend events on the North Olympic Peninsula.

• “Gunmetal Blues” continues its run with shows at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and a matinee at 1:30 p.m. Sundays through April 28 at Key City Public Theatre, 419 Washington St., Port Townsend.

Tickets range from $18 to $53 per person and can be purchased from the box office at 360-385-5278 or online at www.keycitypublictheatre.org.

• “Nunsense” will finish its run with shows at 6:30 p.m. today and Saturday with a matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Bay Club, 120 Spinnaker Place in Port Ludlow.

The musical comedy is a production of the Ludlow Village Players.

Tickets are $19 per person and are available online at www.brown papertickets.com.

Imagined Reality Improv will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at Olympic Theatre Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave.

Tickets are $15 per person and are available online at www.olympictheatrearts.org or or at the box office.

Members of Imagined Reality, including a scientist, two lawyers, a classical musician, a professor and a writer, create one-of-a-kind shows based on suggestions from the audience.

• The Improv Without A Net Troupe will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at Studio Bob, 118½, E. Front St., Port Angeles.

The improv show is recommended for audiences 13 and older.

Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased at the door or through a link on the Studio Bob website.

Cast members Mark Valentine, Cat White, Sarah Tucker, Shaina Lent and Marva Holmes will improvise based on suggested scenarios and prompts from the audience, including games like “Fake Ted Talk,” “Court Room” and “Film Noir.”

• Stardust and Water, an intergenerational, multimedia, dance/theater production, will be on stage at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Little Theater at Peninsula College, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles.

Admission is $15 per person, $12 for seniors, students and children. There is no charge for children 2 or younger. Tickets are available at https:// stardustandwaterpa.brownpapertickets.com.

The production combines dance, theater, live music, song, spoken word and original 3-D film that are bound together by the narrator.

• Five Acre School’s 14th Barn Dance is set from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Clallam County Fairgrounds, 1608 W. 16th St.

Tickets are $25 per person and are available online at www.thebarn dance.org or at the door; youths 12 and younger are admitted free.

The dance features Harmonica Pocket at 3 p.m., Sound Waves marimba band at 4:30 p.m., the Backwood Hucksters at 6 p.m. and Kalan Wolfe and the Shift at 7:30 p.m.

• George Radebaugh will perform from 5 to 7 tonight at the Old Alcohol Plant Inn, 310 Hadlock Bay Road, Port Hadlock.

No cover charge.

• Gerry Sherman 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.

No cover charge.

• The Key City Ramblers will perform from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St., Sequim.

• DJ Jean Bettanny will play music for a variety dance from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday in Brigid’s Loft, 280 Quincy St. Bettanny will provide a free hustle lesson beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Admission is $10 per person.

• Castle Burlesque will perform from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Old Alcohol Plant Inn, 310 Hadlock Bay Road.

Tickets are $30 per person at https://april burlesque.eventbrite.com.

• Sound Advice will perform from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday in Club Seven at 7 Cedars Casino, 270756 U.S. Highway 101, Sequim.

No cover charge.

Book launch for “Season Unleashed” by Anna Odessa Linzer at 7 p.m. Friday.

The celebration is at the Pope Marine Building, 530 Water St. in Port Townsend.

Linzer, who lives on Dabob Bay, will read from her new poetry collection and sign copies of the book during the catered reception.

Linzer is also the author of “Ghost Dancing,” a collection of linked short fiction stories.

For more information, visit www.emptybowl.org.

Craft Fair and Flea Market at Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road, Sequim, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The kitchen will open for a bake sale and lunch.

For more information, call Karl at 360-305-4152.

• Larry Eifert will address the annual meeting of the Friends of Fort Townsend at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Friends’ Barn on Fort Townsend State Park, 1370 Old Fort Townsend Road.

Eifert, a Port Townsend-based artist and author, will talk about his life, his process and his history making art.

Eifert has sold more than 5,000 paintings and hundreds of large-scale murals over his 50-year career and is best known for his nature paintings for the National Park Service.

Four of Eifert’s interpretive pieces are on display at Fort Townsend State Park.

The free gathering is open to all; a Discover Pass is required for parking.

• Jill Newsome and the Rev. Pandora Canton will address a meeting of the Port Townsend Branch of the American Association of University Women at 10 a.m. Saturday at Elks Lodge No. 317, 555 Otto St., Port Townsend.

Newsome is the community liaison with Jefferson Healthcare Home Health and Hospice and Canton is the organization’s spiritual care and bereavement coordinator.

They will discuss death and dying in the community, hospice and supportive services and care.

For more information, visit https://pt-wa.aauw.net.

• The Gardiner Community Center Plant and Garden Sale is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the center, 980 Old Gardiner Road.

The sale features plants, garden art, handcrafted garden-related items and informational booths.

Additionally, Southern Nibbles will have its food truck on site, and there will be a landscape container recycle booth.

• Gordon Clark, Tom del Hotal and Keith Dekker will present “Pruning Basics on the North Olympic Peninsula” from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Woodcock Demonstration Garden, 2711 Woodcock Road, Sequim.

The master gardeners will discuss tree, shrub, perennial and ground cover pruning, how to use pruning tools and the proper types of pruning cuts.

For more information, visit https://extension.wsu.edu/clallam.

• The Sequim Botanical Garden Society will conduct a Work to Learn party at 1 p.m. Saturdays in the Terrace Garden at Carrie Blake Community Park, 202 N. Blake Ave.

John Hassel will demonstrate how to plant dahlia tubers and Mary Crook will lead a tour of the daffodils, narcissus, hyacinths and tulips in the garden.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

For more information, call Dona Brock at 360-460-8865, email brockdl88@gmail.com or www.sequimbotanicalgarden.org.

• Ralph Haugerud will present “Post-Mortem of Southern Cordilleran Ice Sheet” at 4 p.m. Saturday at a meeting of the Quimper Geological Society at First Baptist Church, 1202 Lawrence St., Port Townsend.

Haugerud will discuss the techniques used to determine how the Puget lobe of the southern Cordilleran Ice Sheet died about 15,000 years ago.

For more information, visit www.quimper geology.org.

• Ruth Kodish-Eskind will present “Ashes To Archives: The 1900 Fire At Memorial Field” at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St., Port Townsend.

Kodish-Eskind will delve into the history of the fire at the beginning of the 20th century that destroyed the neighborhood that is now the site of Memorial Field.

Admission is by donation. Tickets are available online at https://jchs museum.simpletix.com.

• The Port Angeles Arts Council will host an artist reception from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Studio Bob, 118½ Front St., Port Angeles.

This gathering will begin with a brief presentation on the role of the arts council within the community followed by an opportunity to meet members of the council.

The council is currently involved with the revitalization of the Second Saturday Art Walk and the promotion of galleries and public arts in Port Angeles.

For more information, call Allen at 360-775-2158 or email portangelesarts council@hotmail.com.

• The Social Justice Film and Discussion series will screen a double feature starting at 1 p.m. Sunday at Port Angeles First United Methodist Church, 110 E. Seventh St.

The film “Common Ground” will begin at 1 p.m. and will be followed at 3:30 p.m. by “An Act of Worship.”

Participants may attend either, or both, screenings.

The 2023 documentary “Common Ground” is a sequel to 2020’s “Kiss The Ground” and explores regenerative farming practices.

The second film, “An Act of Worship,” is a 2022 documentary that follows the lives of three Muslim women who have grown up in the U.S. since 9/11.

For more information, call 360-452-8971 or visit www.pafumc.org.

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