For the week April 9-16 in Kitsap


THE FROG ROCK ARTS FEST: Slated for July has extended its deadline for applications from fine art and crafts artisans across all mediums to April 18. For application and guidelines, call the Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council at (206) 842-7901 or visit www.artshum.org.

THE WHOLE BALL OF WAX: A workshop with local artist Susan Sweetwater aims to teach the ancient art of encaustic painting at 10 a.m. April 12 at Collective Visions Gallery, 331 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. Cost is $165, call (360) 792-2386 for availability. Info: www.collectivevisions.com or call (360) 377-8327.

NATURE PHOTOGRAPHERS: Don Paulson and Laurie Usher are hosting a three-day workshop and exploration of Nature Photography in a Digital Age May 8-10 at the Seabold Christian Conference Center. Classroom time and in the field instructions aim will teach how to take full advantage of digital features. Cost with workshops, meals and lodging is $345. To register, contact the Seabeck Conference Center at www.seabeck.org or call (360) 830-5010.


AUDITIONS FOR: “Contrived Ending,” a regional premiere by Colorado playwright Josh Hartwell, will be at 7 p.m. April 14 at the Changing Scene Theatre Northwest, 5889 State Route 303, behind the Oroweat Bakery in E. Bremerton. Cold readings from the script, play premiers May 30. Info: Call (360) 792-8601.


CLOVERLEAF COMEDY PRESENTS: Andre Paradise, a contestant in this past year’s Seattle International Comedy Competition who’s appeared on Comedy Central, BET and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, at 8 p.m. April 12 for a night of stand up at the Cloverleaf Sports Bar, 1240 Hollis St. in Bremerton. Tickets are $12. Info: www.andreparadise.us or call the bar at (360) 377-8516.


BOOGIE WOOGIE SWING: Workshop presented by Educated Feet dance instructor Sheila Phillips will precede the Second Saturday Dance at 7:30 p.m. April 12. The following dance will be DJ’d for all styles. Cost is $5 for teens, $10 for adults. Info: www.educatedfeet.net

DANCING IN THE PARK: The Poulsbo Parks and Recreation Center offers a 16-week summertime American Step Dancing (aka clogging, river dance, street tap) lesson starting April 16. Classes will be 6-7 p.m. for beginners and 7-8 p.m., intermediate, 8-9 p.m. advanced every Wednesday. Cost is $71. Info: Call PP&R at (360) 779-9898.

COUNTRY CAPERS TRIO: Will play to the calling of Laura Mae Smith for the third Saturday contra dance in honor of Earth Day, 7:30 p.m. April 19 at the Island Center Hall, 8395 Fletcher Bay Road on Bainbridge. All comers welcome, a workshop will precede. Cost is $12 adults, $5 for ages 10-18. Info: E-mail c_capers@yahoo.com or call (360) 697-6192.

MASTER JAZZ DANCE CLASSES: Taught by Duane George will be one day only April 12 at Galletta School of Dance and Performing Arts 19351 8th Ave., Ste. 100 in Poulsbo. Class schedule is beginners ($20) from 12-1 p.m., intermediate ($25) from 1-2:30 p.m. and advanced ($30) from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Registration required. Info: www.gallettadance.com or call (360) 779-1122.

‘A COLLAGE OF DANCE:’ presented by the Dance Arts Theatre featuring “GiGi,” “Fairy Doll,” “Peter and the Wolf,” and “Spring Bouquet,” will be at 7:30 p.m. April 12 and again at 2:30 p.m. April 13 at the Bremerton Performing Arts Center, 1300 15th St. in Bremerton. Tickets are $12 general, $10 reserved. Info: www.danceartstheatre.org or call (360) 692-4395.

BALLROOM DANCE FOR SENIORS: Classes are held at 10:30 a.m. every Thursday morning at the Bremerton Elks lodge, 4131 Pine Road in Bremerton. An afternoon dance follows starting at 1 p.m. No experience or partner required. Must pre-register to reserve a space. Info: (360) 877-5181.


PHOTOGRAPHER ED BOOK: Will be featured at the Silverdale Fine Arts Gallery, 9020 Washington Ave. in Silverdale, starting April 11 throughout the month. His exhibit will be focused on up-close florals and springtime. Info: www.edbookphoto.com, www.silverdalefinearts.com or call the gallery at (360) 698-5527.

LEGENDARY NORTHWEST PHOTOGRAPHER: Mary Randlett is the featured artist, along with a 21st century jewelry exhibit curated by Mary Lee Hu and a painting exhibit by Mark Horiuchi, at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, 151 Winslow Way on Bainbridge in April. The show will hang throughout the month. Info: www.bainbridgeartsandcrafts.org or call (206) 842-3132.

THE ROBY KING GALLERIES: Located at 176 Winslow Way on Bainbridge, will be hosting its annual tax break show, featuring works from all of its artists for sale with no sales tax during the month of April. Info: www.robykinggalleries.com or call (206) 842-2063.

PLOY STUDIOS: Located at 609 Fourth St. in downtown Bremerton will be showcasing the radical and colorful work of Jeremy Orsborn throughout April. Info: www.ploystudios.com.

LESLIE KABELAC’S: Exhibit “Decades: A Retrospective” tells her life story through art on the walls of the Collective Visions Gallery, 331 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton, through April. Info: www.collectivevisions.com or call (360) 377-8327.

ISLAND FILMMAKER/PAINTER ALAN RUDOLPH: Is the featured artist at Gallery Fraga, 166 Winslow Way, Bainbridge Island in April. His work will be displayed along with new work from Michael Pontieri and Josie Gray through April 26. Info: www.galleryfraga.com or call (206) 842-1150.

HERONS DANCE: An exhibit featuring work by students from the Stephens House of the Bainbridge Island Special Needs Foundation at the Kingston Art Gallery will be matched with KAG artists — painter Patty Watson-Halfhill and ceramics artist Caralyn Kieckhaefer — April 10 through May 5 at the gallery off Highway 104 in Kingston. An artists’ reception is slated for the Second Saturday Gallery Night 5-8 p.m. April 12. Info: www.kingstonartgallery.com.

SUMI AT THE SIDNEY: The Sidney Art Gallery, 202 Sidney Ave. in Port Orchard, is exhibiting the sumi-e works of Tacoma artist Fumiko Kimura and Lakewood artist Frank Kawasaki throughout April. An artists’ reception, which will include demonstrations, is slated for 1-3 p.m. April 12. Info: www.sidneymuseumandarts.com or call (360) 876-3693.

NEW PAINTINGS FROM: Local artist Marylyn Miller are on the walls of the Poulsbohemian Coffehouse, 19003 Front St. in Poulsbo through May. Info: www.poulsbohemian.com or call (360) 779-9199.

THE ISLAND GALLERY: Located at 100 Madison Ave. N on Bainbrige, will host the West Sound Academy Senior Art Show, Retrospective, throughout the month of April. Info: www.theislandgallery.net, www.westsoundacademy.org or call (206) 780-9500.


AN EARTH DAY PROGRAM: For children featuring local author Lynn Brunelle, her books “Campout: The Ultimate Guide for Kids” and “Pop Bottle Science,” and hands-on activities will be at 11 a.m. April 19 at Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way E. on Bainbridge. Info: www.eagleharborbooks.com or call (206) 842-5332.

ENVIROPALOOZA: From noon-4 p.m. April 13 at IslandWood, they will be celebrating national environmental education week and the upcoming Earth Day with musical and theatrical performances, an Enviro-fair and some hands-on time with the environment. Suggested donation of $5 per person, $10 per family. Info: www.islandwood.org or call (206) 855-4300.

EARTH DAYS ON THE CLEAR CREEK TRAIL: An overview of the Kitsap Surface and Stormwater Management Program will mark Earth Day at 11 a.m. April 19 at the Clear Creek Sa’qad Interpretive Center off Bucklin Hill Road in Silverdale. On April 24, students from Central Kitsap High School will be installing a boardwalk and connecting a trail in the north end of the Clear Creek valley. Info: www.clearcreektrail.org.


BAINBRIDGE BOOK SALE: The Bainbridge Friends of the Library will be hosting another book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 12 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N. Info: www.bifriends.org or call the library at (206) 842-4162.

BIKINI SEASON KICK-OFF PARTY: Barnes and Noble hosts Sheila Roberts, author of the romance novel “Bikini Season” at 2 p.m. April 12 at the B&N bookstore at the Kitsap Mall in Silverdale. Free. Info: Call (360) 698-0945.

‘NORTHWEST TREES’: Author and local arborist Stephen Arno will give a presentation on the anniversary edition of his book “Northwest Trees” at 7:30 p.m. April 17 at Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Free. The presentation will be followed by Q&A and a book signing. Info: www.eaglehaborbooks.com or call (206) 842-5332.

MEET GREGG OLSEN: The New York Times bestselling author of the seminal local true crime documentary “Starvation Heights” will be signing copies of his former books and his new paperback mystery “A Cold Dark Place” at 2 p.m. April 19 at the Barnes and Noble bookstore of the Kitsap Mall in Silverdale. Info: Call (360) 698-0945.

‘THE LYNCHER IN ME:’ Bainbridge author and elementary school teacher Warren Read discusses his powerful and poignant family memoir based on the discovery that his great-grandfather incited a riot that led to lynchings in 1920 Duluth, Minn., at 3 p.m. April 20 at Eagle Harbor, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Info: www.eagleharborbooks.com or call (206) 842-5332.

AUTHOR AND PROFESSOR OF HISTORY: Coll Thrush will give a slide show based on his new book “Native Seattle: Histories from the ‘Crossing-Over Place’” at 3 p.m. April 13 at Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way E. on Bainbridge. Thrush is an assistant professor of history at the University of British Columbia. Info: www.eagleharborbooks.com, or call (206) 842-5332.

FIELD’S END WRITERS’ ROUNDTABLE: Features young adult and children’s fantasy author, Seattle native, Dia Calhoun discussing the topic “How do you write fantasy using the Hero’s Journey” at 7 p.m. April 15 at the Bainbridge public library, 1270 Madison Ave. N. on Bainbridge. Open to writers of all levels and ages. Info: www.fieldsend.org.

POULSBOHEMIAN POETRY SERIES: Features Barbara Berger reading the works of her mother Margi Berger at 7 p.m. April 12 at the Poulsbohemian coffeeshop, 19003 Front St. NE in Poulsbo. Locals Pat Loken and Helen Merrill will also be featured. An open mic follows. Info: www.poulsbohemian.com or call Nancy at (206) 842-4855.

‘EVANGELICAL VS. LIBERAL:’ Bainbridge Island author James Wellman’s new book examines the clash of Christian cultures in the Pacific Northwest. He will discuss it at 7:30 p.m. April 10, free, at Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way E. on Bainbridge. Info: www.eagleharborbooks.com or call (206) 842-5332.

PULITZER PRIZE WINNING AUTHOR: Jane Smiley, the pen behind “A Thousand Acres,” will present, read and sign copies of her latest book “Ten Days in the Hills” at 7 p.m. April 16 at the Jewel Box Theatre, 225 Iverson St. in Poulsbo. Free. Info: www.libertybaybooks.com or call (360) 779-5909.


LIVE AT THE PEGASUS: For the weekend April 11-13, Dave Webb will explore how 60 years of folk music can affect one’s life Friday while the Laurel Valley Revelers will jam Saturday. Sunday will be an open mic for all styles at 7 p.m. All shows are all ages by donation, starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Pegasus Coffeehouse, 131 Parfitt Way on Bainbridge. Info: www.pegasuscoffeehouse.com or call (206) 842-6725.

ARTIMUS MAXIMUS: Will be rocking with The Assasinators, Madmartigan, Blue Ribbon Boys and more, starting at 7 p.m. April 11 at The Charleston, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. At the same time April 12, Cyanide Destruct will share the stage with Red, White and Die, (a)symmetric warfar(e) and more. Both shows are all ages, $5 cover. Info: www.myspace.com/thecharlestonmusicvenue.

NEUTRALBOY: Brings Denver’s Forth Yeer Freshman and Portland’s The Altarboys to Bremerton for a punk rock mega show at 9:30 p.m. April 11 at Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. 21+, $5. Info: www.myspace.com/winterlandrockbones or call the bar at (360) 479-5686.

VS. THE WORLD: Will headline a bill full of Bremerton hardcore along with Carriers, Stabbed in the Face and A Good Artist at 7 p.m. April 12 at Jackson Hall, 9161 Washington Ave. in Silverdale. All Ages, $7. Info: www.myspace.com/bigmouthmusic.

TWO SHOWS AT THE MANETTE: April 12 will feature an all-ages early show with Ramona Come Closer, Libretto and Rewind starting at 6 p.m., $6, followed by a 21+ late show with Mofius, Fasa and Rewind at 9:30 p.m. April 11, then the Seattle acoustic duo Woodrush will jam. 21+, $5 cover. Info: www.myspace.com/manettesaloon or call (360) 792-0108.

SILENT EPIDEMIC: Will rock with Memphitis, Anomaly and Red XIII at 9:30 p.m. April 11 at the Ironhead Saloon, 2711 Sixth St. in Bremerton. At the same time April 12, the metal continues with out-of-towners Castdown, In Memorium and Stonecreep. Both shows are 21+, $5 cover. Info: www.myspace.com/ironheadsaloon.

WINGNUT DISHWASHER’S UNION: Will be coming from Vermont to Bremerton for a show with Brook Pridemore, SGFY, The Hills Have Rivers and People Before Profits at 7 p.m. April 17 at the Artists For Freedom and Unity Hall, 318 N. Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/artistforfreedomandunity or call the hall at (360) 782-1329.

BAINBRIDGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: And the Bainbridge Island Youth Orchestra will collaborate in “A Musical Heritage” featuring Mascagni’s “Intermezzo” by the Bainbridge Symphony, Mozart and Bach from soloists and excerpts from Mozart’s “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” by the Youth Orchestra all starting at 3 p.m. Sunday at Bainbridge Performing Arts, 200 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Tickets are $10 per person. Info: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org or call (206) 842-8569.

BREMERTON SYMPHONY: Will be figuratively invaded by the British as guest conductor David Osbon of London’s Kingston University will lead the Bremerton Orchestra in his Symphony No. 2 at 7:30 p.m. April 19 at the Bremerton Performing Arts Center at Bremerton High School, 1500 13th St. in Bremerton. Cost is $24 general in advance, $26 at the door, $10 for youth. Info: www.bremertonsymphony.org or call (360) 373-1722.

BEACHSIDE BAR AND GRILL: Located at 1604 Bay St. in Port Orchard, will host a CD release party for local artist Common Ancestor at 9 p.m. April 12. Common Ancestor is releasing the long-awaited CD “Pivotal.” Info: www.myspace.com/commonancestor or call the Beachside at (360) 874-2221.

THE KAY BAILEY TRIO: Will play jazz and blues for the next session of the Collective Visions gallery concert series at 7 p.m. April 18 at CVG, 331 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. Tickets are $14 in advance, $17 at the door. Info: www.collectivevisions.com or call (360) 373-8327.


BAINBRIDGE ISLAND FARMERS’ MARKET: Opens this weekend at the Town Square at City Hall on the island, featuring farm fresh local produce, art, crafts, food and music from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market will run April 12 through October 18. Info: www.bainbridgefarmersmarket.com or call (206) 855-1500.

FAMILY BIRDING TRIP: The Kitsap Audubon Society encourages families to bring children third grade and above out to learn how to identify birds from 8:30-11:30 a.m. April 26 at the Theler Wetlands Nature Center in Belfair. The group will meet in the parking lot south of Belfair at the second stop light on Highway 3. Info: Call John at (360) 895-0374, or visit www.kitsapaudubon.org.

WASHINGTON OWLS: And their adaptations will be the subject of a presentation featuring the West Sound Wildlife Shelter’s live owl ambassador — a Great Horned Owl named Orion — at 7 p.m. April 10 at the next meeting of the Kitsap Audubon Society at the Poulsbo Library, 700 NE Lincoln Road. Info: www.kitsaaudubon.org or call (206) 855-9057.

THE QUIRKY SEAGULL CALLING FESTIVAL: Celebrates its 20th year this year May 3 on Bay Street in Port Orchard. In addition to the traditional calling contest, new this year, local restaurants and caterers will participate in a “Seagull” Wing Cook-Off contest, while there will be a Seagull Art Contest and music from the beach style band “SPF-50” at the PO Farmers Market the same day. Info: www.portorchard.com or call the Chamber at (360) 876-3505.

JAPANESE FLOWER ARRANGING CLASSES: With Mrs. Aiko Ii will be offered monthly starting at 10 a.m. April 12 at the Bainbridge Island Senior Center, near Waterfront Park off Brien Drive. Cost is $20 per class. Info: (360) 297-2901 or e-mail brookuchi@centurytel.net.

NORTHWEST TREES, 2ND EDITION: Stephen Arno, Puget Sound native and former ecologist for the USDA Forest Service will give a multimedia presentation on the newest edition of his the reference book “Northwest Trees” at 7:30 p.m. April 17 at Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Info: www.eagleharborbooks.com or call (206) 842-5332.

CENTRAL VALLEY GARDEN CLUB: Meets the first Tuesday of each month at the VFW Hall, 9981 Central Valley Road in Bremerton. The club is preparing for its annual plant sale which will be April 25-26. Guests are welcome. Info: Call Jane at (360) 779-9927.


THE NEXT MIDNIGHT MOVIE: At the Orchard Theater will be the 1992 flick “Dead Alive” originally released as “Braindead” directed by Peter Jackson at midnight, April 19. “No one under 17 admitted,” “Not for the faint of heart,” the press release warns. Info: www.orchardtheater.com, (360) 895-0564.

THE LYNWOOD THEATRE: Located at 4569 Lynwood Center Road on Bainbridge, will be hosting the movie “Local Color” April 11-17 with filmmaker George Gallo in attendance for the opening weekend. While “Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day” will run for another week. For show times and ticket info, visit www.lynwoodtheatre.com or call the box office at (206) 842-3080.

THE HISTORIC ORCHARD THEATER: At 822 Bay St. in Port Orchard will be showing “Funny Games” at 9:15 p.m. only April 11-13, while hosting “Local Color” April 11-17 with filmmaker George Gallo in attendance at the 4:30 p.m. showing April 13. “Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day” will also be showing. For tickets and show time info visit www.orchardtheater.com or call (360) 895-0564.


‘PIECES OF WAR:’ A one-man show by Kenny Carnes, which weaves a portfolio of stories from three generations of American war fighters, will be presented at 7 p.m. April 17 at the Admiral Theatre, 515 Pacific Ave., Bremerton. Tickets are $18. Info: www.admiraltheatre.org or call the box office (360) 373-6743.

WESTERN WASHINGTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS: Located at 521 Bay St. in Port Orchard will premiere “The Pajama Game” based on the novel “7-1/2 cents” by Richard Bissell April 25 with shows at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday through May 25. Info: www.wwca.us or call (360) 769-SHOW.

‘PLAY ON’ A COMEDY: By Rick Abbot about a theater group desperately trying to put on amidst maddening interference from a picky authoress will debut April 25 at CSTOCK in Silverdale, running through May 18. Shows will be at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 6 p.m. Sundays. Info: www.cstock.org or call (360) 692-9940.

‘THE TEMPEST:’ The Changing Scene Northwest’s fourth annual Commedia Dell’Arte Production will be on the boards at 8 p.m April 11 at the Changing Scene — 5889 State Route 303, behind the Oroweat Bakery in E. Bremerton. The play will run through May 10 with curtains at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 seniors, students and military. Reservations recommended. Info: www.changingscenenorthwest.org or call (360) 792-8601.

LOUISE MILLS PRESENTS: “What is This Thing Called Love” A Musical Revue, presented by one of Bainbridge Performing Arts original co-founders, directed by Michele McCrackin with musical direction by Karen Rice will be on the boards April 11-13 at BPA, 200 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Tickets are $15. Info: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org or call (206) 842-8569.

‘THE SOUND OF MUSIC:’ One of the Bremerton Community Theatre’s biggest undertakings premiered at 7:30 p.m. April 4 at the BCT playhouse, 599 Lebo Blvd. in Bremerton. Tickets are $12 general, $11 seniors/students and $8 for kids under 12. Info: www.bremertoncommunitytheatre.org or call (360) 373-5152.

‘PAINTING CHURCHES’: A both touching and funny family affair written by Tina Howe will be on the boards at the Jewel Box Theatre, 225 Iverson St. in Poulsbo starting at 8 p.m. March 28, running through April 26 with shows at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and matinees at 2 p.m. April 6 and 13. Tickets are $14 general, $12 for seniors, students and military. Info: www.jewelboxpoulsbo.org or call (360) 779-9688.


50’s-ERA SOCK HOP: There will be genuine 1950’s music and dance lessons and an Elvis impersonator to get everyone hopping, starting at 6 p.m. April 12 at the Masonic Lodge near the corner of fifth and Warren in downtown Bremerton. Tickets are $10. Info: E-mail silverdale155@yahoo.com.

THE ART OF HANDWRITING ANALYSIS: Will be explored by certified graphoanalyst Gloria Peach at 6:30 p.m. April 16 at the Poulsbo Library, 700 NE Lincoln St. in Poulsbo. Info: www.krl.org or call (360) 779-2915.

45 MILLION YEARS IN 45 MINUTES: Three adventurers from the cast of “The History of the World in 45 Minutes” will examine 45 million years of dinosaurs in 45 minutes during three presentations April 15-17 at Bainbridge Performing Arts, 200 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Shows are at 7 p.m., tickets are $6 per person. Info: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org or call (206) 842-8569.

ANTIQUE APPRAISAL FAIR: The seventh annual sponsored by the Kitsap County Historical and the Puget Sound Genealogical societies will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 12 at the Silverdale Community Center, 9729 Silverdale Way in Silverdale. Cost is $7 per item, $30 for five. Info: Call (360) 874-8813 or (360) 479-6226.

THE GRAND ’OL FOURTH: Bainbridge celebration is seeking vendors for its 2008 event. Applications are available at the Bainbridge Chamber and online at www.bainbridgechamber.com. Deadline is May 23. Info: Call Elizabeth or Kevin at (206) 842-3700.

KITSAP COUNTY CHESS CLUB: Meets for games from 6-8 p.m. every Wednesday night at the downtown Bremerton library, 612 Fifth St. in Bremerton. All ages and experiences levels are welcome. Info: (360) 377-3955.

HOME IMPROVEMENT WORKSHOPS: The Home Depot, located at 21750 Markteplace, near Wal-Mart in Poulsbo, hosts free do-it-yourself workshops every weekend. Info: Call the store (360) 779-9924. WU


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