The entire community gets involved the Weekend of the Festival! Here are more community events for your enjoyment over the October 7-9, 2016 weekend:
“Spotlight: A Roughrider Nightclub” is an evening of live music this Saturday, Oct. 8, to benefit the Port Angeles High School choir program. Twenty soloists will sing and the house band will play at the Port Angeles High School Student Center, 304 E. Park Ave. Admission to the 7:00pm event is $7.50 for adults and $5 for students. Food and drink will be available for purchase.
The Metta Room, 132 E. Front St., brings in local and out-of-town bands including The Bangers, a psychedelic-indie-funk outfit, on Friday night along with The Purrs. Cover charge is $5 for the 9 p.m. show. The Bangers plus a band called Wyrdoz and a sideshow troupe, the Wreckless Freeks, all come to the Metta Room on Saturday night.
The New Moon Craft Tavern, 130 S. Lincoln St., welcomes Scott Sullivan and friends at 8:30 Saturday night; no cover charge.
Other downtown Port Angeles venues include:
Barhop Brewing, 124 W. Railroad Ave.;
Bar N9ne, 229 W. First St.;
Station 51 Tap House, 125 W. Front St.
Next Door Gastropub, 113 W. First St.
Jazz artist Dmitri Matheny will bring his flugelhorn and his band — David P. Jones on piano, Kevin MacCartney on tenor saxophone and flute, Terry Smith on drums and Ted Enderle on upright bass — to Maier Performance Hall at Peninsula College, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., at 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets at the door are $12 general admission and $5 for students with ID. For information, see pencol.edu or phone 360-417-6405.
The Chuck Easton-Rex Rice Quintet will give a free jazz concert at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave. This is part of the opening reception for artist Ken Dvorak’s new art show at the library. The reception starts at 6 p.m.
Tony Flagg’s Band will mix folk and rock at Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St., from 7 p.m. till 9 p.m. Friday. There’s no cover charge while food and wine are available for purchase.
Saturday night at Wind Rose Cellars, the Jenny Davis Trio will play jazz from 7 p.m. till 9 p.m., again with no cover charge. For information, phone 360-681-0690.
ART, HISTORY AND CULTURE
The Elwha Klallam Heritage Center, 401 E. First St., is displaying artifacts from the ancestral village of Tse-whit-zen, along with traditional and contemporary art from the North Olympic Peninsula. Admission is by donation to the exhibition, open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. For information, phone 360-417-8545 or visit Elwha.org.
The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd., has a 5-acre art park called Webster’s Woods. It’s open and free to the public from dawn till sundown, 365 days a year.
Local artist Monica Gutierrez-Quarto will teach a gelatin monotype printmaking workshop Saturday at her Port Angeles area studio. Materials are provided for the class from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.; beginners are welcome. The cost is $40 and 360-775-7276 is Quarto’s contact number.
“I Hate Hamlet,” Paul Rudnick’s comedy about acting, Hollywood, Shakespeare, fame, love, sex and fortune, is on through Sunday at the Port Angeles Community Playhouse, 1235 E. Lauridsen Blvd. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and finally at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15 for adults; $8 for students. For information, phone 360-452-6651 or see PACommunityPlayers.com.
Visit The Landing Mall next to the festival grounds for restaurants, art galleries, and more.
The Port Angeles Farmers Market takes place Saturday from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. at a special CrabFest-weekend location: Vern Burton Community Center parking lot, 308 E. Fourth Street. Local farmers, artisans and food purveyors offer their goods.
The First Friday Art Walk is a free event showcasing art galleries, shops and cafes around downtown Sequim from 5 p.m. till 8 p.m. Friday. For information see SequimArtWalk.com.