ARTS & CRAFTS
PAINT IN: Kitsap Artist Association will host a Paint In from 9 a.m. to noon March 10 at the Clear Creek Community Club, 12641 Clear Creek Rd NW, Silverdale. Challenge is painting with white and crystal obects. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or Sandy Ramsey (360) 698-5991….
Olalla author Gregg Olsen’s first novel has the same tone and subject matter as his eight true crime books, but the ability to control the plot allowed him a new freedom.
“Real life is messy,” Olsen said. “Writing true crime forces me to stick to what actually happened. Writing fiction allows me to tie up all the loose ends.”
Going off the theme that the is no theme, natural landscape artist Jackie Bush-Turner renderings of birds, barns, sunsets, wetlands and waterways are taking over the walls of Collective Visions Art Gallery for the month of March.
Rick Miller has devised an ingenious plot to link cartoon lovers to the world of the Bard. He even tosses a few pop culture characters into the mix as he plays in the one man performance of MacHomer — MacHomer Simpson that is.
The unspoken elegance of a swan is a fitting compliment to the old-fashion sophisticated speak of author Howard Norman.
The two join hands in his latest novel “Devotion,” a love story that revolves around a main character who is a Canadian swanherd.
The call for unity between artists of all ages has been vocalized. Its resonance is beginning at an old gallery hall on Callow Avenue.
The Artists for Freedom and Unity, a new non-profit visual and performing arts promoting union, is laying down its roots at 318 N. Callow Ave., in the space that used to house Metropolis the Gallery.
To call the Turtle Island String Quartet a classical music act is akin to calling Jackson Pollack a painter. Sure the label fits, but like Pollack, Turtle Island are revolutionaries of their craft, taking classical elements and splattering them all over the wall along with elements of folk, funk, rock, hip-hop, be-bop, bluegrass, swing, Latin American and rhythm and blues.
The language of sexuality is often shunned by society but will be spoken openly and fluidly starting tomorrow on Bainbridge Island as Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” takes the stage at Bainbridge Performing Arts.
Its return is due to the vision and determination of Island resident Mary Granfors.
“I know that this is an important social piece that needs to be happening,” said Granfors, who is directing the play.
The second installment of the Island Soundscape Chamber Players series of cross-over compositions adds local writer Bill Branley’s contemporary twist to Igor Stravinsky’s “L’Histoire du Soldat (The Soldier’s Tale).
Set in contemporary time, the story centers around a soldier returning from war. Much like the original first produced in 1918, the protagonist is a war surviving violinist who sells his musical instrument to the devil.
For nearly 60 years, The Four Freshmen have been an influence in pop music.
Formed in 1948, in Indianapolis by brothers Ross and Don Barbour as a vocal group they specialized in improvised harmonies and sheer musical talent. Adding two new voices in Bob Flanigan and Hal Kratzsch and the band began to attract the attention of the legendary Stan Kenton who got them signed to Capitol Records.
It’s Valentine’s Day and whether you’re a lover or a loser, a night out on the town can make or break you (pocketbook included). Forgot which president’s picture is on the $20 bill? Maybe a fancy dinner, champagne and truffles are still on the menu — just not one you or your beloved will see tonight.
Ken Kesey’s immortal character, con-man turned convict Randle Patrick McMurphy is a portrait of rebellion and individuality.
In the 1962 novel “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” McMurphy claims insanity in order to be transfered to a mental institution, in search of creature comforts. What he finds is a rallying ground for a group of stark individuals which he bolsters, and supports in taking a stance against authority — more specifically Nurse Mildred Ratched head of the asylum.
Hailed as a literary masterpiece, the book was an inspiration to a generation that began to challenge the authority and social norms of the late 1950s and early ‘60s.
Now, the adapted stage version of the story is challenging the norm at the Western Washington Center for the Arts.
Eclectic entertainment or one-man variety act?
Whatever you want to call it, that’s what The Great Kaplan is bringing for a one-night-only show at 7 p.m. Feb. 17 to the Admiral Theatre stage.
Part juggling master, magician, inventor, musician and deadpan comedian in the vein of Peter Sellers, Victor Borge and Buster Keaton, multi-talented David Kaplan lets the audience in on the humor.
Ed Metzger, along with his wife, Laya Geiff, took on one of the 20th century’s greatest minds when they wrote the one-man play “Albert Einstein: The Practical Bohemian” back in 1978.
Debuting in Los Angeles. Metzger, a former medical student, has continued to perform his role as the iconic scientist ever since. And he’s coming to Bremerton at 7 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Admiral Theatre.
“Perfectly Frank,” a comedy about love and lattes written by Charlie Birdsell and directed by Darren Hembd continues its run through March 10 at the Bremerton Changing Scenes Theatre.
The debut play of Birdsell, a local playwright and actor, takes place in the familiar city of Seattle with an even more familiar setting; a coffee shop. But Birdsell maintains the production is anything but predictable.
ARTS & CRAFTS
CALL FOR ARTISTS: Kingston Art Gallery invites local artists to join the co-op gallery. Information and applications at the gallery, corner of SR 104 and West Kingston Rd., Kingston or online at www.kingstonartgallery.com….
PORT ORCHARD — In an early tribute to sweethearts everywhere, the Western Washington Center for the Arts is inviting couples to a night of love songs in a romantic setting Feb. 2.
“Here’s to Love!” will feature a myriad of WWCA singers. The event will be emceed and hosted by local comedian and actor Erik Furuheim.
The popularity of hospital dramas on television attests to society’s fascination with death, illness and the struggles of modern medicine. These are subjects that fascinate and terrify us, and have been studied in the media and literature since the first writers put pen to paper. “Wit,” opening at the Jewel Box Theatre Feb. 2, explores the subject in a different way — through the eyes of a literary professor with terminal cancer as she assesses her life with profundity and, as the title suggests, wit.
When you become an editor, the first thing you need to absorb is that the buck stops with you. As cliche as it may seem, it is as true as it comes.
Reporters come and go, some are more prone to mistakes, some less, but both trials and triumphs reflect directly on the editor. We’re the men and women behind the scenes who are ultimately responsible for crossing the T’s and dotting the I’s, but even so, we’re not infallible. We miss some T’s and I’s along the way and don’t always exercise the judgment we should when editing a piece.