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WHAT GOES ON | Kitsap A&E Calendar for the week April 3-10
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BREMERTON COMMUNITY THEATRE: Will host auditions for "A Place at Forect Lawn auditions," at 7 p.m. on April 6 and 7. "A Place at Forest Lawn," by Luke Yankee and James Bontempo, is based on the one-act play "Save Me a Place at Forest Lawn" by Lorees Yerby. Performances will be June 5-28, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Directed by Eric Wise, "A Place at Forest Lawn" follows the journey of discovery, peace, and ultimate reconciliation taken by Clara, a cantankerous old lady, and her best friend, Gertrude. Copies of the script are available for check out at the theatre office from 2-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Info: Wise at email@example.com.
'CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF:' The Jewel Box Theatre will be holding auditions for the Tennessee Williams masterpiece from 10 a.m. to noon April 11 and again from 10 a.m. to noon April 18, both sessions at the Jewel Box, 225 Iverson St. in Poulsbo. Roles open for three women and five men. Info: www.jewelboxpoulsbo.org.
THE KITSAP COMMUNITY CHORALE: Rehearses at 7 p.m. Sunday evenings in the choir room at South Kitsap High School, 425 Mitchell Ave. in Port Orchard. All are welcome, auditions can be scheduled by calling Don at (360) 908-9916.
ROSLYN KIND: At the Admiral, with dinner at 6:30 p.m. and a show at 8 p.m tonight. One of the premiere interpreters of popular song, cabaret star Roslyn Kind continues to succeed in every new facet of her performing career delighting audiences with her spellbinding talent. And she happens to be Barbara Streisand's little sister. Tickets: main floor, $26; loge reserved, $2; balcony reserved, $12; main floor show with dinner, $57. Dinner entree is crab cake with chef's choice of salad, side and dessert. The Admiral Theatre is located at 515 Pacific Avenue, Bremerton. Info/tickets: (360) 373-6743.
LIVE AT THE PEGAUS: San Francisco Bay Area singer/songwriter Nancy Cassidy will jam at 7:30 p.m. April 3 along with Dayan Kai and Steve Uccello. At the same time April 4, Seattle singer/songwriter Carrie Clark performs. Sunday, April 5 will be an open mic for all styles. All shows are all ages, by donation at the Pegasus, 131 Parfitt Way on Bainbridge. Info: www.pegasuscoffeehouse.com or call (206) 842-6725.
LOCAL SONGSTRESS VALERIE MARKELL: Plays the Global Bean at 8 p.m. tonight (April 3), followed at the same time the next night by local stringer Jim Bybee April 4. Next week, there will be a Celtic open jam session at 7 p.m. April 8, followed by the indie acoustic fusion stylings of Zach Fleury at 7 p.m. April 9. All shows are all ages, cup of coffee for the cover at the Global Bean, 2021 NW Myhre Road in Silverdale. Info: www.theglobalbean.com.
LEGENDS ON HEROIN: Headlines a bevy of maximum rock and roll with Seattle 3 Inch Max, The Fixt and The F'n A's at 9:30 p.m. tonight (April 3) at Winterland, followed the next night by Seattle band Neon Nights with The Enemies Of... and The Greatest Hits at the same time April 4. Both shows are 21+, $5 cover at Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/winterlandrocks.
THE ROCKIT ROOST: Hosts a fundraiser for Kitsap's upcoming Pin-Up Contest and Rockabilly Fest, with Tres Hombres, Johnny Loves June and Dos Vatos starting around 9 p.m. tonight (April 3) at the Manette Saloon, followed the next night by a punk rock(ish) evening with Triple Forte, The F'n A's, ...Is Electric and Harsh Reality Inc. Both shows are 21+, $5 cover at the Manette, 2113 E. 11th St. in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/manettesaloon.
BREMERTON PYRATE PUNX: Host a benefit show for the fabled utopian anarchist pirate colony Libertatia featuring The Assassinators, 976-Murder, Golden Shower Child, Fun Fun Fun, A Global Killer and more, starting at 7 p.m. tonight (April 3) at the Charleston Music Venue, followed the next night by legendary Seattle ska band The Diablotones headlining a free show in honor of Smitty's Tattoo Shop's 10th Anniversary and The Charleston's first year in business, starting at the same time April 4. Next week: The Pyrate Punx host Bill Skins The 5th Will Punch You Right In The Face and more April 7 and Sacramento band Mozart Season with The Banner Jump and more April 8. All shows are all ages, bar w/ ID, $5 cover at the Chuck, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/thecharlestonmusicvenue.
SEABOLD SECOND SATURDAY: Presents Poor Judgement, with the combined talents of Chris Anderson, Ian Turner and Steve Harrold, performs at Seabold Community Hall, 14451 Komedal Road on Bainbridge Island April 11. Acoustic Open Mic begins at 7:30 p.m., followed by a featured act. Signups for open mic are from 6:30-7 p.m. Play or pay $5. Admission free for children. Info: Larry Dewey at (360) 842-5099 or www.myspace.com/poorjudgment.
'TWO LOVERS:' A lonesome romance starring Joaquin Phoenix and Gwenneth Paltrow, directed by James Gray, will be the only film this week, April 3-9 at the Lynwood Theatre, 4569 Lynwood Center Road on Bainbridge Island. For show time and ticket info, go to www.lynwoodtheatre.com or call (206) 842-3080.
'LAST CHANCE HARVEY:' The 2008 flick starring Dustin Hoffman as a rumpled man who finds his romantic spirits lifted as his daughter's wedding will be featured at the Orchard Theater this week, April 3-9 along with "The Class," "Defiance" and special showings of the 2008 Oscar Nominated Animated Short Films at 4:45 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. April 3-5. For show time and ticket info, go to www.orchardtheater.com or call (360) 850-1082.
THE ISLAND FILM GROUP: Will be watching and discussing the 1960 picture "The Apartment" starring Shirley MacLaine and Jack Lemmon at 7 p.m. April 8 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. The group meets for films and discussion at the library on the second wednesday of every month. Info: www.krl.org or call (206) 842-4162.
'WAR CHILD:' Film screening and fundraiser, 7 p.m. April 17 at The Gallery at Grace, 8595 NE Day Road, Bainbridge. It's the Northwest's premiere of acclaimed documentary about hip hop artist Emmanuel Jal, a former child soldier in Sudan's brutal civil war. The film portrays the reality of a young man who was "forced to sin" but determined to "never give up and never give in." Admission is $5, with additional donations going to support GUA Africa. Info: (206) 842-9997.
BI SPRING EGG SCRAMBLES: Egg hunters of all ages will find treats for their baskets at the annual spring egg scrambles where specially marked prize eggs will earn their finders an additional surprise. Scrambles take place rain or shine.
At 9 p.m. April 10, teens ages 13-18 can grab a flashlight and a container and head over to the Teen Center for the start of the 11th annual flashlight egg hunt (at a secret location). The Teen Center will remain open until midnight for after-Scramble supervised fun.
The morning of April 11 will be full of fun and games for children 1-12: a bunny petting area will be set up and the spring egg scramble will begin at 11 a.m.
Throughout the day, children ages 3-12 can change into their swimming suits and seek eggs throughout the Aquatic Center at the “Wet and Wild Egg Scramble.” The $4 fee includes open swim time. Staggered start times — 3-5 years, 1-1:15 p.m.; 6-7 years, 1:15-1:30 p.m.; 8-9 years, 1:30-1:45 p.m.; 10-12 years, 1:45-2 p.m. — will ensure fun and fairness for all age groups. Parents are required to stay within arm’s reach of children under age 7.
PHEASANT FIELDS FARM: Co-hosts the annual egg hunt for children ages 1-11 on April 4. The Egg Hunt is organized around four different age groups and special needs categories. There will also be a drawing for prizes following each hunt. Other special events are slated for the afternoon including a special story time by Jo Walter, a display on the farm's history and a walk-about to see farm animals. Info: www.pheasantfields.com.
GALLERIES and EXHIBITIONS
TEENS HELPING TEENS: Old Town Custom Framing and Gallery will present a pottery show by Kitsap County Teens who are part of the Kitsap Adolescent Recovery Services (KARS) Program. KARS is an outpatient program for teens who are dealing with alcohol and substance abuse issues. In the KARS program, teens work on various ceramic projects as part of their treatment. The proceeds of the sale will be donated to the Juvenile Dept Youth Fund. The show will run from April 7 through the end of the end of the month. An open house is slated for 6-8 p.m. April 17. Info: (360) 698-1507 or www.oldtowncustomframing.com.
KINGSTON ART GALLERY: Features painter Julia Miller this month, with a collection of new work inspired by a move to the Kitsap Peninsula. A reception for the artists is slated for the Second Saturday Gallery night, 5-8 p.m. April 11 at Cleo's Landing in downtown Kingston. Miller's work will hang through the month. Info: www.kingstonartgallery.com or call (360) 297-5133.
LETTER PRESS PRINTING DEMO: With Jessica Spring, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 11 at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts. Spring, whose work will be in BAC’s INK exhibition in April, will bring tools of the letterpress trade (including Ink!) for a hands-on gallery demonstration. Participants will use a vintage printing press to print keepsakes from handset type. BAC is located at 151 Winslow Way E, Bainbridge. Info: (206) 842-3132 or www.bainbridgeartscrafts.org.
BOOK SALE: The Bainbridge Friends of the Library will host a book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 11 at the library, 1270 Madison Ave. N. Bainbridge Island. Info: (206) 842-4162.
SHEILA ROBERTS: Is hosting a book discussion/signing for "Bloomin' Love" at 3 p.m. on April 11 at Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge. Info: (206) 842-5332 or www.eagleharborbooks.com.
AUTHOR RAIN FORDYCE: Will lead a discussion on homeschooling and "un-schooling" as she shares thoughts on her book "I Am Learning All the Time" at 1 p.m. April 6 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Free. Info: www.coachingwithrain.com, www.krl.org or call (206) 842-4162.
STEPHANIE KALLOS: Will speak on her second book, "Sing Them Home," which takes place in the small town of Emlyn Springs, with its eccentric characters and idiosyncratic secrets. The plot is set in motion when the mother of three is swept away by a tornado, never to be seen again. Kallos will speak at 7:30 p.m. at Eagle Harbor Books on April 16. Eagle Habor Books is located at 157 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge. Info: (206) 842-5332 or www.eagleharborbooks.com.
LIVING LIBRARY: In response to the success of last year's inaugural Living Library event — in which "readers" could check out "living books" people with interesting or unique life experience for perusal — the Bainbridge Island public library will be sponsoring a Living Library, Chapter 2 program from 1-4 p.m. April 19 at the Bainbridge High School Library, 8489 Madison Ave, on Bainbridge. Todd Stabelfeldt is a "living book" titled "Quadriplegic, An Accidental Life," Gerlind Jenkner, a reader from last year, is "An Ordinary German in Nazi Germany." Info: Call the Bainbridge library at 206-842-4162.
IN THE GARDEN
HAPPY, HEALTHY HOUSEPLANTS: Is the focal topic of the Master Gardner Foundation of Kitsap County's third Wednesday of the month seminar from 1-3 at the Eagle's nest at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds April 15. MJ Tyler is the featured speaker. Info: (360) 277-4177.
LANDSCAPING WITH VEGETABLES: Washington State University Extension Master Gardeners present a programing on using landscaping for local agriculture at 2 p.m. April 11 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Free. Info: www.krl.org, www.mastergardener.wsu.edu or call the library at (206) 842-4162.
THE ARCTIC: The Great Decisions Discussion Series, a regular series of community discussions on international issues at the Bainbridge Library takes on the topic "Race for the Arctic" at 9:30 a.m. April 4 at the library, 1270 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Free. Info: www.krl.org or call the Bainbridge branch at (206) 842-4162.
WHAT IS ART?: In conjunction with the Bainbridge Performing Arts production of "Art," people are invited to add their inspired definitions, favorite quotes or artistic embellishments on the topic of 'What is art?' to a large white easel which will be up April 8-13 at the Winslow Mall in downtown Bainbridge. Info: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org or call (206) 842-8569.
THE PUGET SOUND GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Hosts a Family Tree Maker User Group which will meet to discuss and share information about the genealogical database program at noon April 10, in addition to an Ancestry.com Special Interest Group which meets at 2 p.m. that day. A Canada Special Interest Group will meet at 10 a.m. April 15 and a Legacy Family Tree Special Interest Group which meets at 1 p.m. April 27. At 1 p.m. April 11, the PSGS will show the the film "Federal Land Records and National Archives." At 12:30 p.m. April 22, the PSGS will have its monthly meeting on "Importance of Family Health and Medical Records" at the Kitsap Transit Room of the Gateway Center at 6th and Montgomery in Bremerton. All other events are at the PSGS headquarters, 2501 SE Mile Hill Dr., Ste. A 102 in Port Orchard. Info: www.pusogensoc.org or call (360) 874-8813.
ARCTIC ICE AND CLIMATE CHANGE: Paul Middents, former nuclear submarine commander and adjunct professor of astronomy and mathematics at Olympic College, current student of climate and weather will discuss Milakovic cylcles, the Paleocene-Eocene thermal maximum and other technical components of the ebb and flow of artic ice along with how those relate to current and predicted climate change at 7 p.m. April 10 at the Battle Point Astronomers' Ritchie Observatory at Battle Point Park on Bainbridge. Free. Info: (206) 842-9152.
'IN THE SAHARA WITH THE TUAREG NOMADS:' A lecture presented by Grant Winther as part of the Travelogue series co-sponsored by the Traveler Bookstore and the Bainbridge Public Library, will be at 7:30 p.m. April 15 at the Bainbridge library, 1270 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Free. Info: www.krl.org, or call (206) 842-4162.
HISTORY & HERITAGE ANTIQUE FAIRE: The Kitsap County Historical Society and Puget Sound Genealogical Society are sponsoring the 2009 History & Heritage Antique Faire, with appraisals and sales from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 25 at the President's Hall at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds, 1200 NW Fairgrounds Road in East Bremerton. Info: www.kitsaphistory.org, www.pusogensoc.org or call KCHS at (360) 479-6226, PSGS at (360) 874-8813.
WEST COAST SWING DANCE: The next Second Saturday Dance on Bainbridge Island will begin with a West Coast Swing workshop at 7:30 p.m. April 11, led by Sheila Phillips of Educated Feet. A DJ'd dance with swing, latin and ballroom numbers will follow from 8:15 to 10:30 p.m. at the Island Center Hall, 8395 Fletcher Bay Road on Bainbridge. No pre-registration or partner necessary. Cost is $5 for teens, $10 for adults. Info: www.educatedfeet.net.
NATIONAL POETRY MONTH
APRIL MARKS NATIONAL POETRY: And poetically-themed events abound, kicking off with the April 1 deadline for the Eagle Harbor Books second annual Limmerick Contest and the Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities' Poetry Corner Poets Showcase at 7 p.m. April 3 at the Flowering Around Sunroom Cafe at 200 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Info: www.artshum.org, eagleharborbooks.com.
THE POULSBOHEMIAN ARMCHAIR POETRY READING: Celebrates with David Hecker, Paul Hunter and Michael Grant reading at 7 p.m. April 11 at the Poulsbohemian, 19003 Front St. in Poulsbo. Call Nancy at (206) 842-4855 for more.
THE THIRD ANNUAL BPA POETRY SLAM: Will be at 7:30 p.m. April 14 at BPA, 200 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Contact BPA at (206) 842-8569.
ISLAND THEATRE PRESENTS: “First Class” a one-act, one-actor play by David Wagoner portraying the renown poet Theodore Roethke at 7:30 p.m. April 18-19 at the Bainbridge Libray, 1270 Madison Ave. N, also at 6:30 p.m. April 13 at the Poulsbo Library, 700 Iverson St. and at 7 p.m. April 28 at the Port Orchard Library, 87 Sidney Ave. in Port Orchard. Info: www.islandtheatre.org.
'A POTPOURRI OF POEMS:' Sakai Intermediate School's 5th grade students contribute for an exhibit of poetry, coordinated and guided by local poet/teacher Nancy Rekow, on display this month at the Bainbridge public library, 1270 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. A reception is slated for 2 p.m. April 26. Free. Info: www.krl.org or call the Bainbridge branch at (206) 842-4162.
EVERY TUESDAY THIS MONTH: The Kitsap Mall Barnes and Noble will be hosting an open mic for local youth to share their poems from 7-9 p.m. at the store. Info: (360) 698-0945.
EARTH DAY CRAFT: Celebrate Earth Day and make a customized reusable lunch bang using some recycled materials, for kids age 8 and older at 1 p.m. April 11 at the Bainbridge Public Library, downstairs, 1270 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Free. Info: www.krl.org or call (206) 842-4162.