Arts Calendar

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ART GALLERIES
~April Exhibits~
LEROY JESFIELD PRESENTS “Portriats, Peaks and Promises” an exhibit of paintings in acrylics this month at Collective Visions Gallery, 331 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. The exhibit will hang through the month, with an artist’s reception slated for First Friday, 5-8 p.m. April 2. More @ http://www.collectivevisions.com.

THE ROBY KING’S 20th Anniversary exhibition will feature work from artists throughout the gallery during April at the Roby King, 176 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. The exhibit, spanning realism, impressionism, mixed media, abstraction and more will hang through the month with a reception slated for First Friday, 6-8 p.m. April 2. More @ http://www.robykinggalleries.com.

‘THE ILLUSION OF DEPTH’ artists at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts will be examining the illusion of three dimensions on a flat surface during April, while a handful of other artists explore ‘Paper Sculpture’ during the month at BAC, 151 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. An artists’ reception is slated for First Friday, 6-8 p.m. April 2. More @ http://www.bacart.org.

ARTIST BEN ALBERSON examines the interactions of layers, shape and design as a means for creating the impression of depth in an exhibit combining traditional paintings and contemporary motifs called ‘Cubic’ hanging through April at Bainbridge Performing Arts, 200 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. An artist’s reception is slated for 5-8 p.m. April 1. More @ http://www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.

THE ARTISTS FOR FREEDOM AND UNITY Host a 21-and-under art show during April, kicking off w/ a party April 2, 318 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. All Ages, no cover, no hanging fees. More @ myspace.com/artfreeunity.

THE GLOBAL BEAN features the Art of Katie Moran throughout April at 2021 NW Myhre Road in Silverdale. More @ http://www.theglobalbean.com.

THE DOWNTOWN BREMERTON LIBRARY features the paintings and jewelry of Polly Nelson Langwort throughout April with an artist’s reception slated for 6-8 p.m. April 2, 612 5th St. in Bremerton. Free. More @ http://www.krl.org. 206.842.0504.

~Special Events~
FIRST FRIDAY ART WALKS @ galleries in Bremerton and Bainbridge from 5-8 p.m. every First Friday of the month.

THIRD FRIDAY ARTWALK, Port Ochard’s Bay Street Merchants Association teams up with local artists for a downtown-wide art walk from 4-7 p.m. every third Friday of the month throughout the Bay St. and waterfront districts.

~Ongoing Exhibits~
THE AMY BURNETT GALLERY Features Bremerton artist Amy Burnett’s work along with a host of artists who rent studios in her building, including Mary Doyle, Juan Rodriguez, the Port Orchard 10 and more. Always a party for First Fridays, 5-8 p.m. Oct. 2, 296 Fourth St. in Bremerton… More @ www.amyburnettfineart.com.

STENCILS ON VINYL Dave Ryan’s vinyl record-based stencil art is hanging at Olympic Coffee, 5050 State Highway 303 in E. Bremerton… More @ www.myspace.com/manticorestencilart.

THE ARTISTS FOR FREEDOM AND UNITY Features a wealth local artists across genres and media @ 318 N Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Art for sale, wall space available… More @ www.myspace.com/artfreeunity.

AT THE LIBRARY
~April Happenings~
LOCAL ARBORIST Jim Trainer will talk about tree identification, planting, pruning, hazards, habitat and more at 6:30 p.m. April 21 at the Manchester Library, 8067 East Main St. in Manchester. Free. All Ages. More @ http://www.krl.org.

TRAVELOGUE Kitsap native Pam Perry recently spent 10 months traveling the world solo and found India the most rapturous of all her destinations. She’ll present “Authentic India: Experiences of an Independent Traveler” at 7:30 p.m. April 21 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. The next in the Traveler Bookstore’s Travelogue series. Info: http://www.krl.org.

SEATTLE OPERA PREVIEW Locally renowned opera lecturer Norm Hollingshead will preview “Amelia” by Daron Aric Hagen at 3 p.m. May 1 at the Bainbridge Library (1270 Madison Ave.) and again at 2:15 p.m. May 2 at the Sylvan Way (1301 Sylvan Way). Free. Teens/adults. More @ http://www.krl.org.

CHESS ON WEDNESDAYS, Resident chess players from the Kitsap County Chess Club host games from 6-8 p.m. every Wednesday at the downtown Bremerton Library, 612 5th St. in Bremerton. Free. Teens and adults welcome. More @ http://www.krl.org.

THE WRITTEN WORD
~Thursday, April 1~
‘TURN IT UP!’ Author Bob Shannon shares “American Radio Tales 1946-1996” about a time gone-by when radio was an important part of American life at 7:30 p.m. April 1 at Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Free. All Ages. More @ http://www.eagleharborbooks.com.

~Sunday, April 3~
MOUNTAINEERS AUTHOR Craig Romano, author of the wildly popular “Day Hiking on the Olympic Peninsula,” will speak at 3 p.m. April 3 at Barnes and Noble in the Kitsap Mall in Silverdale. His talk will be preceded by a discussion on hiking and exercise tips presented by members of the local Mountaineers chapter at 2:30 p.m. More @ (360) 698-0945.

~Thursday, April 8~
LOCAL AUTHOR Sheila Roberts reads from her contemporary women’s novel “Small Change” on St. Matrin’s Griffin, at 6:30 p.m. April 8 @ Liberty Bay Books, 18881-D Front St. in Poulsbo and again at 3 p.m April 10 at the Silverdale Barnes and Noble in the Kitsap Mall. More @ http://www.libertybaybooks.com, http://www.sheilasplace.com.

~Friday, April 9~
TRUE CRIME AUTHOR Gregg Olsen will discuss his new book “A Twisted Faith,” documenting the 2002 trial of a Bremerton preacher arrested for killing his wife and burning her body in their home at 9 p.m. at the Manchester Family Inn in downtown Manchester, preceding a special report on the book and the author from Dateline NBC that night at 10 p.m. Free. More @ http://www.greggolsen.com or by calling (360) 698-0945.

~Sunday, April 11~
LOCAL AUTHOR/FORMER PASTOR Don Mayer reads from his book “Letters to Peter” at 3 p.m. April 11 @ Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Free. All Ages. More @ http://www.eagleharborbooks.com.

~Tuesday, April 13~
LOCAL WRITER/NATURALIST Ian Bentryn will read selected essays originally published in the Bainbridge Review, with wine, crackers and cheese at 6:45 p.m. April 13 at Grace Episcopal Church, 8595 Day Road on Bainbridge. More at http://www.gracehere.org.

~Wednesday, April 14~
JENNIFER CULKIN, a critical care and emergency flight nurse, will read from her memoir “A Final Arc of Sky: A Memoir of Critical Care” at 7 p.m. April 14 at the Kingston Library, 11212 NE Hwy 104 in downtown Kingston. More @ http://www.krl.org.

~Thursday, April 15~
BESTSELLING/LOCALLY ACCLAIMED Author Rebecca Wells reads from her latest “The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder” at 7:30 p.m. April 15 @ Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Free. All Ages. More @ http://www.eagleharborbooks.com.

~Sunday, April 18~
LOCAL AUTHOR Thatcher Heldrin reads from his new novel for middle readers “Roy Morelli Steps Up to the Plate” at 3 p.m. April 18 at Eagle Harbor Books on Bainbridge. Free. All Ages. More @ http://www.eagleharborbooks.com.

~Tuesday, April 20~
LOCAL AUTHOR RICHARD LEMIEUX will read from his book “Breakfast at Sally’s,” about a successful man who lost everything ending up on the street, at 6:30 p.m. April 20 at the Poulsbo Library, 700 Iverson St. in Poulsbo. More @ http://www.krl.og, http://www.breakfastatsallys.com.

~Thursday, April 22~
‘EDIBLE HEIRLOOMS’ Author Bill Thorness reads from his guide of “Heritage Vegetables for the Maritime Garden” at 7:30 p.m. April 22 @ Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Free. All Ages. More @ http://www.eagleharborbooks.com.

~Wednesday, April 28~
SEATTLE TIMES ENVIRONMENTAL WRITER Craig Welch reads from his natural history/crime drama “Shell Games” at 3 p.m. April 28 @ Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Free. All Ages. More @ http://www.eagleharborbooks.com.

~National Poetry Month~
A LOOK AT STANLEY KUNTZ’ “The Wild Braid: A poet Reflects on a Century in the Garden,” Kitsap Regional Library branch manager Cindy Harrison leads the discussion at 1 p.m. April 5 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. More @ http://www.krl.org.

FAVORITE POEM READING, The branches of the Kitsap Regional Library join libraries across the country in celebrating National Poetry Month by hosting an all-comers favorite poem reading at 6 p.m. April 5 in Little Boston, 2 p.m. April 10 on Bainbridge (1270 Madison Ave.), 3:30 p.m. April 20 in Kingston (11212 NE Hwy 104), 7 p.m. April 27 in Port Orchard (87 Sidney Ave.). Each readers has five minutes to read the poem and explain its personal connection. More @ http://www.krl.org.

THE POETRY OF SHARON OLDS, the beloved and popular contemporary poet’s works will be read by Kitsap County poets Neil Baker, Jennifer Hager, Jenifer Browne Lawrence and David Stallings at 7 p.m. April 19 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. More at http://www.krl.org,

LOCAL POET Kelli Russell Agodon leads the discussion on “What Constitutes a Good Poem” at the next Field’s End Writers’ Roundtable at 7 p.m. April 20 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. More @ http://www.krl.

~Opportunities for Writers~
A SPECULATIVE FICTION writing collective meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month @ Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way on Bainbridge. Contact Paul @ 206.842.5332. More @ http://www.eagleharborbooks.com.

A FICTION WRITER’S Workshop meets at 7 p.m. every Monday @ the Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse, 19003 Front St. in Poulsbo. Poets welcome. Contact Marianna @ 360.779.9199. More @ http://www.poulsbohemian.com.

ON STAGE
~Live Theater~
‘HARVEY,’ the Mary Chase masterpiece, plays through April 11 w/ curtains at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 5 p.m. Sundays at Western Washington Center for the Arts, 521 Bay St. in Port Orchard. Tickets are $16-12, $6 rush seats. More at http://www.wwca.us.

‘CABARET,’ Bremerton Community Theatre presents its 294th show, “Cabaret,” w/ curtains at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays April 2 through May 2 at the BCT, 599 Lebo Blvd. in Bremerton. All Ages, tickets are $15-10. More @ http://www.bremertoncommunitytheatre.org.

‘OUR TOWN,’ the quintessential American play takes the stage April 26-May 16 w/ curtains at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 6 p.m. Sundays @ CSTOCK, 9729 Silverdale Way in Silverdale. Tickets are $15-10. More @ http://www.cstock.org.

‘BORN YESTERDAY,’ a story of crooked dealing with government big wigs, plays April 2-25 w/ curtains at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. April 11, 18 and 25 @ The Jewel Box Theatre, 225 Iverson St. in Poulsbo. Tickets are $14-12, with special opening weekend rates. More @ http://www.jewelboxpoulsbo.org.

ISLAND THEATRE Presents “Yellowman” and “My Red Hand/My Black Hand” by OBIE-winning African-American playwright Dael Orlandersmith, directed by Fred Saas at 7:30 p.m. April 17-18 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Free, donations welcome. More @ http://www.krl.org, http://www.islandtheatre.org.

THE ADMIRAL THEATRE Living Voices series presents “The New American,” featuring Bridge Rose Fitzgerald, an Irish immigrant who came to America on a steamship at age 15. Show starts at 7 p.m. April 20, 515 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. All ages. Tickets are $10, family packs for $35. More @ http://www.admiraltheatre.org

‘SYLVIA’ BPA goes to the dogs in a comedy about empty nesters, April 22-25 w/ curtains at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday at BPA, 200 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Tickets are $20-18. PG-13 recommended. More @ http://www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.

‘GUYS AND DOLLS,’ WWCA presents the 50s-era Broadway musical April 30 through May 30 w/ curtains at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 5 p.m. Sundays at the WWCA Playhouse, 521 Bay St. in Port Orchard. Tickets are $16-12, $6 rush seats. More @ http://www.wwca.us.

~Acrobatics~
THE GOLDEN DRAGON ACROBATS Present “Cirque D’Or,” a show like no other on earth w/ curtains at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. April 10 at The Admiral Theatre, 515 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. All ages. Tickets are $29-16, $35 family packs. More @ http://www.admiraltheatre.org.

~Choral/Symphonic~
SEATTLE MEN’S CHORUS Presents ‘Ole! Ole! Ole!’ a Latin American/Spanish musical retrospective at 7 p.m. April 17 @ the Admiral Theatre, 515 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. All ages, tickets are $25-12. More @ http://www.admiraltheatre.org, http://www.flyinghouse.org.

BREMERTON SYMPHONY CONCERT CHORALE Presents “American Melodies: The Songs We Love” w/ works from Copland, Berlin, Gershwin and more at 7:30 p.m. April 17 at the Sylvan Way Baptist Church, 900 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. Tickets are $24-8. More @ http://www.bremertonsymphony.org.

BAINBRIDGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Presents ‘From The New World’ w/ works by Ives, Delius, Gershwin and Dvorak at 7:30 p.m. April 17 and again at 3 p.m. April 18 at Bainbridge Performing Arts, 200 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. A pre-concert chat w/ the director/conductor David Upham precedes 45 minutes before each show, plus the Kitsap Regional Library presents a free evening Behind The Score w/ Upham at 5 p.m. April 11 at the Bainbridge library, 1270 Madison Ave. More @ http://www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.

~Opportunities for Actors~
BREMERTON COMMUNITY THEATER will be hosting auditions for the 60s-era comedy “Cactus Flower” directed by Trina Williamson, at 7 p.m. April 5 and 6 at BCT, 599 Lebo Blvd. in Bremerton. Run dates are June 4-27. More @ http://www.bremertoncommunitytheatre.org, or call 360.373.5152.

‘NEVER FEAR SHAKESPEARE,’ CSTOCK presents a five-week workshop for teens on reading and understanding the Bard, starting April 26. Open to ages 13 and up. $75 class fee. More @ http://www.cstock.org.

AUDITIONS FOR ‘FOOTLOOSE’ will be held at 2 p.m. May 15 and 16 at Western Washington Center for the Arts, 521 Bay St. in Port Orchard. Run dates are slated for Aug. 13 through Sept. 5. More @ http://www.wwca.us or call (360) 769 SHOW.

ON FILM
~Special Showings~
‘A SINGLE MAN’ plays at 7:30 p.m. April 2 @ the Admiral Theatre, 515 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton, the next in the Admiral’s ongoing independent film series. All ages, all seats are $7. More @ http://www.admiraltheatre.org.

‘REAR WINDOW’ (1954), the Alfred Hitchcock classic, plays at 7:30 p.m. April 9 @ the Admiral Theatre, 515 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton, the next in the Admiral’s ongoing classic film series. All ages, all seats are $7. More @ http://www.admiraltheatre.org.

BAINBRIDGE FILMMAKERS Benjamin Greené and Benj Cameron present their documentary film “Bury Me In Redwood Country,” about the Redwood forest landscape at 7 p.m. April 11 at Bainbridge Performing Arts, 200 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. Tickets are $15. More @ http://www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.

‘ADAM’S RIB’ (1949) is the next featured film for the Island Film Group at 7 p.m. April 14 at the Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. The group meets every second Wednesday of the month for films and discussion. More @ http://www.bainbridgepubliclibrary.com.

‘THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY’ (1955), the Hitchcock classic, is the next featured film in the Sylvan Way Library Film Series at 7 p.m. April 21, 1301 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. The group meets every month for movies and discussion. Free. All Ages. More @ http://www.krl.org.

‘ENCHANTED APRIL’ (1935) is the next featured film for the Poulsbo Fjord Film Group at 7 p.m. April 28 at the Poulsbo Library, 700 Iverson St. in Poulsbo. The group meets every last Wednesday of the month for films and discussion. Local film buff Charlie Wise facilitates. More @ http://www.krl.org.

~Indie/Art Houses~
THE LYNWOOD THEATRE is located @ 4569 Lynwood Center Road on Bainbridge. Weekly features, showtimes, special events, tickets and more can be found @ http://www.lynwoodtheatre.com or by calling 206.842.3080.

THE ORCHARD THEATER is located @ 822 Bay St. in downtown Port Orchard. Weekly features, showtimes, special events, tickets and more can be found @ http://www.orchardtheater.com or by calling 360.850.1082.

THE KINGSTON FIREHOUSE is located @ 11171 NE State Hwy 104 in Kingston. Features, showtimes, special events and more can be found @ http://www.firehouse-theater.com or by calling 360.297.4849.

~Multi/Megaplexes~
BAINBRIDGE CINEMAS is located @ 403 N. Madison Ave. on Bainbridge Island. Weekly features, showtimes, tickets, events and more can be found @ http://www.bainbridgepavilion.com or by calling 206.855.8173.

POULSBO REGAL CINEMA is located at 750 Edvard St., off of Viking Way in Poulsbo. Features, showtimes, tickets and more can be found @ http://www.regmovies.com or by calling 800.326.3264.

AMC KITSAP 8 is located @ 10055 Kitsap Mall Blvd NW in Silverdale. Features, showtimes, tickets and more can be found @ http://www.amctheatres.com or by calling 888.262.4386.

REGAL SILVERDALE CINEMAS is located at 9923 Poplars Ave. in Silverdale. Features, showtimes, tickets, events and more can be found by calling 800.326.3264.

OLYMPIC CINEMAS is located at 1500 Riddell Road in Bremerton. Features, showtimes, events and more can be found @ http://www.farawayentertainment.com or by calling 360.475.8888.

SOUTH SOUND CINEMA 10 is located at 1100 Olney St. SE off Mile Hill Drive in Port Orchard. Features, showtimes, tickets and more can be found @ http://www.regmovies.com or by calling (360) 871-2294.

~Beyond Kitsap~
THE ROSE THEATRE is located @ 235 Taylor St. in Port Townsend. Weekly features, showtimes, special events, tickets and more can be found @ http://www.rosetheatre.com or by calling 360.385.1089

THE GALAXY THEATRE UPTOWN is located @ 4649 Point Fosdick Dr. NW in Gig Harbor. Features, showtimes, tickets and more can be found @ http://www.galaxytheatres.com or by calling 253.857.7469

FARMERS MARKETS
~North Kitsap~
THE POULSBO FARMERS MARKET opens April 10 and runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday through October, featuring fresh produce, artisan crafts, live music and more in the medical/dental parking lot at the corner of Iverson and 7th St. in Poulsbo. More @ http://www.poulsbofarmersmarket.org.

~Bainbridge Island~
THE BAINBRIDGE ISLAND Summer Farmers Market opens April 10 and runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday through October at Town Square @ City Hall Park, 200 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge. More @ http://www.bainbridgefarmersmarket.org.

~South Kitsap~
THE GIG HARBOR FARMERS MARKET Saturday Market opens April 3 and runs from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday through September @ 6808 Kimball Dr. NE in Gig Harbor. More @ http://www.gigharborfarmersmarket.org.

THE PORT ORCHARD FARMERS MARKET opens April 24 and runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday through Oct. 9 along the waterfront in downtown Port Orchard. Fresh produce, artisan crafts and more. More @ http://www.pofarmersmarket.org.

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