Though it is likely to cause an overload of wit or an assured split side for anyone who attends both, the Edge Improv troupe is putting on back-to-back shows at Bainbridge Performing Arts this weekend.
The line between illusion and illustration will be blurred at Gallery Fraga this summer as it aims to deceive and play games with the eye in a cleverly sophisticated setting — a group fine art exhibit of trompe l’oeil.
Trompe l’oeil, (pronounced trawmp-loi) is a French term, meaning literally “trick the eye.”
It’s an art form — a cross between illusionism and realism — which creates the illusion of reality.
Situated behind the Walker-Ames House and the General Store in Port Gamble, overlooking Gamble Bay, fans of outdoor cinema will be set to take in the views along with a free, family-friendly movie as part of the town’s Sunset Cinema on the lawn.
Nothing says summer better than a free concert on the waterfront.
Cities around the county have hidden gems of outdoor concert venues that have either not been fully realized. However, annually during the hottest days of summer Port Orchard, Silverdale, Poulsbo and Bainbridge each open their waterfront shoreline to the music for free summer concert series.
Though in real life Port Orchard artist Michele Sleight is a detailed-oriented, middle-aged mother of four, in the world which she creates with pen and ink, she is a more spontaneous, still extensively detail-oriented illustrator of imagination
And while they are meticulously defined, the concepts of her work are often as whimsical as a child’s dreams.
It’s time to party for America.
The Fourth of July, of course, is the celebration of the incredibly impressive and strategic struggle which led the United States to becoming an independent nation on July 4, 1776. Most all of what we enjoy, detest, accomplish and fight for as Americans should be represented in each colorful fireball that rockets into the air that night.
The beauty of improv theatre is that anything can happen. Therefore, one could quite rationally deduce that at the final show for the Jewel Box’s improv troupe — the Portable Reality Show — this Saturday, it might very well be raining cats and dogs.
Now imagine, in the midst of that furry storm, a slow-motion riot breaks out which can only be resolved by a beacon fashioned in the form of Mel Gibson’s posterior dancing to a rousing acoustic guitar-driven-camp-song ballad.
The House of Soul-stice, a cozy fledgling 21+ music venue on the shores of Sinclair Inlet in Port Orchard, will be doing the Fourth of July up right with a batch of country, rock, blues and barbecue all wrapped up in a jam session that starts that day around 2 p.m.
From then on, the music will continue, segueing from a come-one, come-all open mic-style jam into an evening concert featuring the venue’s namesake band Soul-stice.
Lovers of American film noir may want to shack up at the library on Sidney Street in Port Orchard starting tomorrow through the month of July.
The Kitsap Regional Libary branch is making use of its massive movie archives in creating a new classic film series targeted at adults. Its first installment — “The Maltese Falcon” (1941) — will light the screen at 6 p.m. Thursday as the initial five-part series leaves the gates focused on the dark and anxious style of film noir.
Amidst a host of fund raisers that have dotted the county already in 2007, there’s a new event in Kitsap with its monetary crosshairs fixed on finding a cure for, or at least contributing to the research in the fields of cancer and juvenile diabetes and Alzheimer’s.
Tomorrow, summer will officially be upon us, according to the Gregorian calendar. But Saturday night, inline with centuries of tradition, Poulsbo will be kicking off its celebration Scandinavian style on the waterfront.
As the maistang rises, the Sons of Norway Leikarringen kids will lead the dance into Midsummer Fest.
With an immense set of ‘70s reminiscent, originally crafted rock in its cadre and an astute ability to ad lib as the music takes a path of its own, Mos Generator isn’t a band typically in need of openers in their hometown.
They were the movies that everyone just “had” to see. Not necessarily the creme de la creme, to quote my good friend who taught me French in grade school — Mr. Pepe le Pew — but shows that if you didn’t see them, you were basically left out of every conversation for months on end. Possibly years. Although that could have been your breath.
Red onions. The bane of your existence.
More than 40 years have passed since the quintessential and original cowgirl pop star Patsy Cline died in a plane crash at the height of her career at age 30.
It’s been more than half a century since honky tonk icon Hank Williams suffered a life-ending heart attack in the back of a Cadillac en route to a show at age 29.
Very few major battles of the American Civil War were fought west of the Great Plains, but the atmosphere of the conflict which shaped the country into what it is today is still being recreated thousands of miles away in the quaint North Kitsap town/state historical site of Port Gamble.
Beneath the controversy of its Iraq war subject matter, interwoven in the linen behind the layers of acrylic paint, in the midst of hundreds of birds in flight representing hundreds of Americans who have died, there is a biting message of consciousness etched into Don Wesley’s continuing endeavor called the “Counting Series.”
The world premiere of a story that’s been told seemingly the world over takes place on Bainbridge tonight.
Beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Bainbridge Performing Arts (200 Madison Ave.), self-professed idea entrepreneur and public speaker Christie Jenkins, daughter of the famed Dr. M.T. “Pepper” Jenkins, will be hashing out the grim and intriguing details of the JFK assassination — from inside the operating room.
Walking up Pacific Avenue in downtown Bremerton, a group of guys who look like they just got off work passes by the front street window of The Jazz House. One of them immediately doubles back, looking curiously into the building and then intently at the placard displaying the establishment’s name and address.
Inside, Charlie Gaines is playing the skins with a set of brushes while Tedd McKeever jangles on an electric keyboard.
It’s not often that we get a chance to laugh in the face of cancer.
But this weekend at the Admiral Theater — 515 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton — a slate of comedians will be hosting that symbolic opportunity in the form of an event called Laugh for Life — a fund raiser for the Relay For Life campaign.
The Bainbridge Island bookshop Eagle Harbor, will be a beacon for ingenuity and creativity Thursday night, as it welcomes the creators of a pop-up book that documents and displays lighthouses from around the country.