WHAT GOES ON | Kitsap A&E Calendar for the week March 27-April 3


MOVING FORWARD: Resources for Artists at Collective Visions. Miguel Guillen, with the Artist Trust, will present a free workshop for all artists from noon to 2 p.m. March 28 at the gallery, 331 Pacific Ave. Bremerton. Advanced registration for this free workshop is suggested. Info: (206) 467-8734 ext. 11 or miguel@artisttrust.org.

ALTERED BOOKS WORKSHOP: Will teach new techniques on how to transform a book into visual art at 5 p.m. March 30 at the Poulsbo Poulsbo Branch Library, 700 NE Lincoln Road, Poulsbo. Preregistration required. Info: (360) 779-2915.

CELTIC FIDDLING WORKSHOPS: Local fiddling master Jane Landstra (of Dancing Bow Studio and the Country Capers) will lead an eight-week Cape Breton air strahtspey and reel set fiddling workshop for intermediate fiddlers (with at least one year of experience) from 7-9 p.m. Thursdays through May 7 at Peninsula Violin Shop, 18846 Front St. in Poulsbo. Tuition is $160. Info: (360) 697-6192, www.peninsulaviolin.com, www.countrycapers.net.

POSTER CONTEST: The Kitsap Arts and Crafts Festival is accepting applications for its 50th Anniversary Commemorative Poster Contest. For applications, go to www.kitsapartsandcrafts.com and select “2009 Call to Artists.” Deadline June 1, cash prize $100. Info: call Evy at (360) 297-2828 or e-mail blondeart7@comcast.net.

THE POULSBO ARTIST LEAGUE: An association of artists of all media, meets from 12:30-3:30 p.m. every Wednesday (except during the month of December) at the Vinland Luteran Church on Finn Hill Road to work on individual pieces. Guest are welcome. Contact Mike Clayton at (360) 930-8171 or m-dclayton@comcast.net for more information.

CALL TO ARTISTS: Kitsap Arts and Crafts, the annual North Kitsap arts festival has applications available for both the juried and open art shows for its 50th annual event, slated for July in Kingston. Contact Denise at (360) 731-0412 or e-mail KACartshow@yahoo.com to apply. Info: www.kitsapartsandcrafts.com.

CALL TO ARTISTS: The Bainbridge Island Studio Tour is accepting applications for the 2009 Summer and Winter Studio Tours, slated for Aug. 7-9 and Dec. 4-6, respectively. Artists can apply for one or both events at this time. Application forms and more details can be found in the “For Artists” section of www.bistudiotour.com, as well as at the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce or by calling tour manager Dinah Satterwhite at (206) 842-0504.Info: www.bistudiotour.com.


SING A SONG: The Puget Soundsters, a non-profit, community service, four-part chorus that sings for community events and local groups, is starting a new season and are looking for singers in all parts. The group meets at 7 p.m. Mondays at Unity Church, 1712 Trenton Ave in Bremerton. Info: Jeanie at (360) 871-3260.


LATIN DANCE LESSONS: Salsa/Latin lessons with guest instructor and Sheila from 7:30 – 8:15 p.m. March 28 followed by DJ’d Salsa, Merengue, Rumba, Cha Cha and Tango music from 8:15-10:30 p.m. at Seabold Community Hall, 14451 Komedal Road, Bainbridge Island. Bring clean-soled shoes. $5/teens; $10/adults includes lesson and dance. Info: www.educatedfeet.net or sheila@educatedfeet.net.

BALLROOM DANCE LEADERS: Learn the simple techniques of how to be a good “leader” in ballroom dancing during Thursday morning classes at the Bremerton Elks, 4131 Pine Road NE in Bremerton. Classes start at 10:30 and at 11:30 a.m. No partner necessary. Info: Call Jan at (360) 377-5181.

BALLROOM DANCING: Is offered from 2-5 p.m. every Sunday at the Port Orchard Eagles, 4001 Jackson Ave. NE in Port Orchard, dancing to the live big band sounds of Eric Liebmann and Co. Cost is $3 for members, $5 for non. Info: www.foe2338.org or call (360) 876-2338.

LINE DANCERS: Kitsap Kickers Line Dance Club meets every Friday and Sunday, 9161 Washington Ave. NW, Silverdale. Fridays: beginners 6-7:30 p.m., $2; advanced 7-9:30 p.m., $4; Sundays: beginners 5-6:30 p.m., $2; advanced 6-8:30 p.m., $4. Information: (360) 697-6753.


STORYTIME AT THE LIBRARY: The Poulsbo branch of the Kitsap Regional Library presents baby storytime (ages 1-18 months) at 1 p.m. each Tuesday and toddler storytime (ages 18 months-3 years) at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. each Wednesday, 700 Iverson St. in Poulsbo. Info: www.krl.org or call (360) 779-2915.

STORYTIME: Barnes and Noble, in the Kitsap Mall, hosts a weekly storytime for kids at 11 a.m. every Saturday. Info: Call the store at (360) 698-0945.

KITSAPART SCHOOL OF THE ARTS: Offers classes ranging from cartooning to three-dimensional drawing to animal art for kids ages 8 to teens at its school, 3425 NW Byron St. in Old Town Silverdale. Info: www.kitsapart.com or call (360) 662-1542.


WHIDBEY ISLAND PAINTERS: Marty Rogers and E.L. Jorgensen will be featured through March 28 at the Roby King Galleries, 176 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. An artists’ reception is slated for 6-8 p.m. during First Friday, March 6. Info: www.robykinggalleries.com or call (206) 842-2063.

LANA PHILLIPS MEMORIAL SHOW: Will display from March 31 through April 25, with artist’s reception set for 5-8 p.m. April 3. The show includes oil and acrylic, exploring still-life, landscape and portrait materials at Collective Visions, 331 Pacific Ave., Bremerton. Info: (360) 377-8327 or www.collectivevisions.com.

IMPROVING YOUR TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHS: Through informational talks and slide shows wtih Kit Sims Taylor at Collective Visions, 331 Pacific Ave., Bremerton. Presentations are at 7 p.m. April 7, 7 p.m. April 14 and 7 p.m. April 22. Info: (360) 377-8327 or www.collectivevisions.com.

ANNUAL OC PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW: The annual Olympic College Winter Photography Show will hang through April 13 at the Haselwood Library at OC Bremerton. Info: www.olympic.edu.

HALL BROTHERS SHIPYARD EXHIBIT: An exhibit exploring the history of wooden shipbuilding on Bainbridge Island will be open at the Bainbridge Island Historical Society Museum, 215 Erickson Ave. on Bainbridge. Open 1-4 p.m. daily, except Tuesdays. Info: www.bainbridgehistory.org, or call (206) 842-2773.

NIGHT ON THE TOWN: Every first Friday of the month, from 4-8 p.m., business throughout downtown Port Gamble are are open late, most featuring local artwork while the General Store hosts a special monthly dinner. Info: www.portgamble.com or call (360) 297-8074.


BIAHC AND THE BAINBRIDGE LIBRARY: Hosts a series of free, drop-in Great Decisions discussions on select Saturday mornings in March, April, and May. Discussions will take place in the Library’s large conference room from 9:30-11 a.m. On March 28 the United States and rising powers will be discussed. Info: (206) 842-4162.

HANDS AT WORK: Down from Lopez Island come photographer Summer Moon Scriver and writer Iris Graville have a multimedia presentation on their book, which features 23 full-length profiles in photos and words, of people who are passionate about working with their hands. The presentation will be at 7:30 p.m. April 9 at Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way East Bainbridge Island. Info: (206) 842-5332 or www.eagleharborbooks.com.

FIELD’S END WRITERS’ CONFERENCE: Registration continues for the Fourth Annual Field’s End Writers’ Conference, a day-long event featuring keynote speaker Mignon Fogarty, creator of the popular podcast, Grammar Girl, slated for April 18 at Kiana Lodge in Suquamish. Info: www.fieldsend.org or call (206) 842-4162.


NO MAKE: Will rock with Adarna, Krome, Meat Bird and Temperedcast starting at 7 p.m. tonight at the Charleston Music Venue, followed by Kamikazi Sex Pilots last show ever with Suburban Vermin, The Last Up, Rabble and A Global Killer at the same time March 28. Next week, Seattle bands Sickamore and Buttafuko play with Carter Beats the Devil and Inherit the Wasteland at 7 p.m. April 1, while Mokshya, Enkrya, Burn the Attic and Amsterjam will jam at the same time April 2. All shows are all ages, bar w/ ID, $5 cover at the Chuck, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/thecharlestonmusicvenue.

KLEMENTINE IS BACK: Jamming with Sideways Reign, starting around 9 p.m. tonight at the Manette Saloon. Seattle band Pirex returns at the same time the next night with friends. Next week, Chris Switzer plays a free set of acoustic covers at 8 p.m. April 2. All shows are 21+, $5 cover for Klementine and Pirex at the Manette, 2113 E. 11th St. in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/manettesaloon.

CLASSICAL, ORIGINAL MARIMBA: Local percussionist Sam Stewart will give a solo concert of classically trained, contemporary flavored marimba at 8 p.m. tonight at the Global Bean Coffeeshop, followed by an acoustic showcase from William Thomas Anderson at the same time March 28. Next week, there will be an open bluegrass session at 7 p.m. April 1. All shows are all ages, cup of coffee for the cover, at the Bean, 2021 NW Myhre Road in Silverdale. Info: www.theglobalbean.com.

KEN PARKER: Will be rocking with Running Circles, Panther, To the Wind and Isla Sorna at 7 p.m. tonight at the Dome, 5640 Kitsap Way in Bremerton. All Ages, $8 cover, presented by Big Mouth Music. Info: www.myspace.com/bigmouthmusic.

JUST DIRT: A Tacoma-based Top 40 covers dance band, plays Slip 45 at 9 p.m. tonight, 715 Bay St. in Port Orchard. 21+, varying covers at Slip 45. Info: www.slip45.com, www.myspace.com/slip45music. ZEKE RETURNS: To Winterland with Broken Oars, 12 Gauge Saint and Artimus Maximus starting at 9:30 p.m. March 28 at Winterland. While tonight, Marine View Drive will share the stage with Bedside Manner, Shades of Sanity and Libretto at the same time. Both shows are 21+, $5 cover for Marine View Drive, $10 for Zeke at Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/winterlandrocks.

DRESSED TO KILL: Joins Moneta, Aspen and Ramona Come Closer for an all ages show at 6 p.m. tonight (March 27) at the the Port Orchard Armory, 1950 Mile Hill Drive in Port Orchard. All ages, $10. Info: www.myspace.com/dressedtokill.

LIVE AT THE PEGASUS: The Sam Marshall Trio, a Seattle blues band, will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. tonight, while the island’s own Mantiou will perform the same time March 28. At 7 p.m. March 29, the Pegasus hosts MCR open mic, all ages and all styles welcome for songs, instrumentals, poems and readings. A piano is available. Rick Barrenger is the host.Pegasus Coffee House is located at 131 Parfitt Way, Bainbridge Island. Info: (206) 842-6725 or www.pegasuscoffeehouse.com.

FAMILY FRIENDLY MUSIC: There’s no cover charge and all ages are welcome from 7-9 p.m. every Friday and Saturday night at the Solid Rock Cafe, 1140 Bethel Avenue (Across from Post Office), Port Orchard. Ductape Comedy, a Christian improv group, will perform tonight and Chosen Vessels will provide entertainment on March 28. Info: (360) 876-6311.

CHAMBER MUSIC AND ART: At The Island Gallery, featuring Viola Quintets of Mozart K.406 in c minor, Dvorak Quintet Op.97 and Beethoven Op.29 in C major. Art will be on display from the Bainbridge High School class of Sissel Feroy. Performing musicians are Stephen Bryant & Rachael Pearson, violins, Sayaka Kokubo & Sue Jane Bryant, violas, Rich Eckert, cello. The event is at 7:30 p.m. tonight. Tickets are $20/$10, available at The Island Gallery, 100- 106 Madison Ave. N. (corner of Winslow & Madison) or at the door. Info: (206) 780-9500 or www.theislandgallery.net.

FIVE STRING SOLOIST: Kimberly Lynn, the bass player, brings her five string bass to Tizleys Europub at 8 p.m. March 28. All ages, bar w/ ID, no cover at Tizleys, located upstairs off of Front Street in downtown Poulsbo. Info: www.tizleys.com, www.myspace.com/tizleyseuropub.

JAZZ WITH MARK LEWIS: Jazz sax and flute master Mark Lewis is performing from 6:30-9:30 p.m. every Thursday at the New Delhi Indian Restaurant, 221 Washington Ave., Bremerton. He’ll perform with a different guest artist each week: April 2, Mark Bullis, bass/guitar; April 9, Bud Schultz, piano; April 16, Steve Luceno, bass; April 23: Allen Alto, guitar; and April 30: Norm Bellas, piano. Info: (360) 692-2540 or marklewismusic.com.

GINNY REILLY & DAVID MALONEY: Icons in the West Coast folk music scene, return to Island Music Guild’s intimate concert hall, 10598 Valley Road Bainbridge Island. They two will play old favorites and new classics at 7:30 p.m. April 3. Admission is $17. Info/tickets: (800) 838-3006 or www.brownpapertickets.com.

LULLABY OF BROADWAY: The Seattle Women’s Chorus will perform “Lullaby of Broadway” at 7 p.m. April 4 at the Admiral Theatre, 515 Pacific Ave., Bremerton. This harmonious musical staging celebrates the women of Broadway: Mama Rose and Gypsy Rose Lee, Maria, Mame, Glinda and Elphaba, and Roxie and Velma. Tickets are $12, $20 and $25. Info: (360) 373-6743.

COURTNEY BRAY: A mezzo-soprano, will perform at the First Sundays at the Commons at 4 p.m. April 5. She will be accompanied on the piano by Marco Balderi, an accomplished conductor and music director from Italy. The Bainbridge Commons is located next to the Senior Center at 402 Brien Drive by Waterfront Park. Admission at the door is $20 adults, $15 seniors, $10 students. Info: www.firstsundaysconcerts.org.

FIRST SUNDAYS: At the Commons presents mezzo-soprano Courtney Bray in concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 5 at 4:00 p.m. at the Bainbridge Commons. She will be accompanied on the piano by Marco Balderi, an accomplished conductor and music director from Italy. The program includes songs by Brahms, Wolf, Obradors, Duparc, Rachmaninov and Meybeer. Bainbridge Commons is located next to the Senior Center at 402 Brien Drive by Waterfront Park. Admission is at the door $20 adults, $15 seniors, $10 students. Info: www.firstsundaysconcerts.org.


COMMUNE WITH NATURE: Jim Trainer will lead the three-mile walk through the Chico Creek watershed March 28, providing views of an eagle’s nest and the largest Douglas fir in Kitsap County. This event is sponsored by the Great Peninsula Conservancy. Advanced reservations required, limited to 15. Info: (360) 373-3500.

OUTDOOR VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT: The Foulweather Bluff Preserve Nature Conservancy is searching for volunteer stewards to serve as the Preserve’s caretakers and eyes and ears. Training is provided, time commitment is one day per week or one day every two weeks. Info: Call Barbara at (206) 343-4345 ext. 361.


‘EATING ALASKA:’ Yes We Must! An Environmental Film and Discussion Series presents Eating Alaska. What happens to a vegetarian who moves to the last frontier? The film will roll at 7 p.m. tonight at the Eagle Harbor Congregational Church, 105 Winslow Way W. The event is free. IslandWood chef Jim White will host a post-film discussion. Info: (206) 855-0881 or www.tinyurl.com/Yes-We-Must.

MATINEES THAT MATTER: Will feature “I.O.U.S.A.” Since its premiere at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, I.O.U.S.A has garnered rave reviews from critics, and rich debate from pundits. It will play March 28 and 29 at the Historic Lynwood Theatre, 4569 Lynwood Center Road NE. A Q & A with Dr. Lewis Mandell, visiting professor of finance and business economics at the Foster School of Business, University of Washington, will follow both screenings. All seats are $9. Info: www.sustainablebainbridge.net or (206) 842-4439.

UNDERWATER WILDERNESS TOUR: Filmmaker John F. Williams takes a tour of the local underwater wilderness through the magic of moving pictures on the big screen from 7-9 p.m. March 31 at the Norm Dicks Government Building, 345 6th St., Bremerton. A $5 donation is suggested at the door.


SNOW WHITE ON STAGE: Dance Arts Theater of Silverdale presents “Snow White and the Seven Woodsmen” with “Les Patineurs” (The Skaters) and “Ballet Tapestry” 7:30 p.m. March 28 and 2:30 p.m. March 29 at the Bremerton High School Performing Arts Center. All seats in the reserved section $14, general admission $12, senior citizens/students/children 18 and younger, $7. Group rates are available. Tickets are available from any cast member or at the door. Info: (360) 692-4395.

CHANGING SCENE THEATRE NORTHWEST: Presents “All the Great Books, Abridged” through March 28 upstairs at the Panda Bay Inn, 4180 Kitsap Way. Directed by Darren Hembd (who recently directed the “Complete History of America (Abridged)” at the Changing Scene), it’s a wacky comedy exploring 86 great works of literature in less than two hours, starring Pavlina Morris, Briana Osborne and Anna Reihl. Tickets are $25 including an authentic Chinese meal and the show. A limited number of “show only” tickets will be available at the door. Reservations are required (360) 792-8601. Info: www.changingscenenorthwest.org.


KITES OVER KINGSTON: With special guest Ray Bethell, multi-kite flying world champion, from 1-4 p.m. March 28 at the Port of Kingston. The event is free. Info: Susan at (360) 297-4414.

MOVING FORWARD: Resources for artists, presented by Miguel Guillen, information services manager for Artist Trust, will discuss the essentials of presenting your work; how to get informed about the funding and exhibition possibilities available to Washington state artists from noon to 2 p.m. March 28 at Collective Visions, 331 Pacific Avenue, Bremerton. Info: (360) 377-8327 or www.collectivevisions.com.

SUQUAMISH CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING: Celebrates two years in the ring with “Awesome Anniversary” 7:30 p.m. March 28 wrestling event at the Suquamish Tribal Center, 15838 Sandy Hook Road, Poulsbo. The main event is Havoc w/ “The Perfect 10” Baby Doll vs. The Iron Buddha. Tickets are $7 for adults, $4 for children. Info: www.myspace.com/scwwashington.

KITES OVER KINGSTON: Sponsored by the Downtown Kingston Association, will take place “rain or shine” from 1-4 p.m. March 28 at Cleo’s Landing in Kingston. Info: Susan Rodgers for more details: (360) 297-4414.

MEDITATIVE WORSHIP SERVICE: A Taize-style Christian service for prayer and songs will be 7 p.m. April 1 at the St. Charles Anglican Parish at 20295 Little Valley Road in Poulsbo. Nursery Care is provided. Info: (360) 779-3524.

KITSAP COUNTY DAHLIA SOCIETY: Is having its annual tuber sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 3 and 4 at the Crystal Grange at 2160 Paulson Road. Paulson Rd. in Central Kitsap runs between Central Valley Road and Brownsville Highway. Info: Pat, (360) 698-0123. or www.kitsapdahlias.org.

GREAT DECISIONS AT THE LIBRARY: BIAHC and the Bainbridge Island branch of the Kitsap Regional Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N., Bainbridge, hosts a series of free, drop-in Great Decisions discussions on select Saturday mornings through May. From 9:30-11 a.m. April 4, the discussion will be the changing Arctic. Info:(206) 842-4162.

SUSTAINABLE FIRST MONDAY: Focuses on strengthening our local economy from 7-9 p.m. April 6 at The Commons on Bjune Drive, Bainbridge. Info: info@sustainablebainbridge.net.

RIKSPELMAN AWARD WINNING FIDDLER: Bengt Johsson will teach a workshop at 5:30 p.m. on April 17 in Poulsbo. $5 for students, $10 for adults. Prepay to Jane Landstra by April 10. Students will learn a Swedish polska with styling and another tune, probably a schottish. Info:c_capers@yahoo.com

VERKSTED GALLERY: Celebrates 22 years. Festivities include artist demonstrations, face painting and light refreshments on April 18. The gallery is located at 18937 Front St., Poulsbo. Info: (360) 697-4470 or www.verkstedgallery.com.

MUG UP: At the Kingston Art Gallery every first Thursday at 10 a.m. to noon. Bring your mug and creative spirit and enjoy coffee and conversation with artists and those who love art every month at the corner of West Kingston Road and Highway 104, at Cleo’s Landing. Info: at (360) 297-5133.

WEST SOUND CYCLING CLUB: And Stella’s Pizza and Pasta are conducting weekly Saturday bicycle rides for cyclists of varying abilities. Rides are typically 30 to 40 miles in length. Rides start at 10 a.m. Charles Anglican Church on the corner of 305 and Forest Rock Lane (by Central Market) each saturday. Rides are social in nature and sometimes feature latte stops or a ride recap at Stellas. Info: Tim at (360) 340-5944 or westsoundcycling.com.