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Singer Sarah Shea appears on stage in the drama “The Maids,” set in Paris (Page 3), while embarking on her second record album and a video. Oh, yes — she has a day job, too (Page 4).

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Singer-songwriter Dana Lyons of Bellingham performs next Friday at the Elwha Klallam Heritage Center, First and Peabody streets in Port Angeles. See item at right.

PORT ANGELES — Singer-songwriter Dana Lyons, known for his humorous and socially conscious music, will come to the Elwha Klallam HeriPORT ANGELES — tage Center, 401 E. First Dizzy Gillespie, Duke St., for a concert at 7:30 Ellington, Thad Jones and p.m. next Friday, June 6. Chuck Mangione will The Olympic Climate arrive here next week as the 17-piece Peninsula Col- Action group will present the show, in which Lyons lege Jazz Ensemble, with will introduce songs from vocalist Robbin Eaves, his latest album, “The gives their spring concert in Maier Performance Hall Great Salish Sea,” as a kickoff to two days of on Tuesday. Admission is free to the events exploring climate 7 p.m. show, which will also change’s impact on marine have Eaves singing Penin- waters. Concert admission will sula College music profesbe $10, while more on sor David Jones’ new arrangement of “People Get Lyons awaits at cowswith guns.com, a website named Ready.” This concert, part of the after one of his comedic songs. college’s Student Arts For information Week, will take place on about Olympic Climate the main campus at 1502 Change and its events, see E. Lauridsen Blvd., while olyclimate.org. more details about the band are available by Victoria concerts phoning Jones at 360-417VICTORIA — Two of 6405.

Vancouver Island’s major venues, the Royal Theatre and the McPherson Playhouse, will soon welcome an array of stars in the musical galaxy. Here’s the lineup: ■ Singer Bobby McFerrin, 7:30 p.m. June 21 at the Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton St., tickets from $68; ■ Afro-funk and Brazilian samba artist Angelique Kidjo plus Sekoya, 7:30 p.m. June 24 at the Royal Theatre, tickets from $45.50; ■ Steve Earle and the Dukes, 7:30 p.m. June 24 at the McPherson Playhouse, 3 Centennial Square, tickets from $57; ■ Cassandra Wilson, 7:30 p.m. June 28 at the Royal Theatre, tickets from $45.50. For tickets and information, see www.RMTS.bc.ca or phone the box office at 250-386-6121 or toll free 888-717-6121. Peninsula Daily News

PA concert series starts in July

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Peninsula Spotlight, the North Olympic Peninsula’s weekly entertainment and arts magazine, welcomes items about coming events for its news columns and calendars. Sending information is easy: Q E-mail it to news@peninsuladailynews.com in time to arrive 10 days before Friday publication. Q Fax it to 360-417-3521 no later than 10 days before publication. Q Mail it to Peninsula Spotlight, P.O. Box 1330, Port Angeles, WA 98362 in time to arrive 10 days before publication. Q Hand-deliver it to any of our news offices at 305 W. First St., Port Angeles; 1939 E. Sims Way, Port Townsend; or 147-B W. Washington St., Sequim, by 10 days before publication. Photos are always welcome. If you’re e-mailing a photo, be sure it is at least 150 dots per inch resolution. Questions? Phone Diane Urbani de la Paz, Peninsula Spotlight editor, at 360-452-2345, ext. 5062, weekdays.

Lyons to roar

PORT ANGELES — Rock ’n’ roll, country, folk, blues and a fusion of Celtic and Indian music will be heard this July and August at Olympic Cellars, the winery at 255410 U.S. Highway 101, as the summer concert series returns. These outdoor shows feature bands from across the Pacific Northwest, plus catered suppers and wine

from Olympic’s barrels. Each concert starts at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted, and tickets are on sale for $13 in advance at BrownPaperTickets.com (search for Olympic Cellars). Season passes covering all seven concerts are available for $75 at www. OlympicCellars.com along with information about each band and links to each of the organizations to receive proceeds from the

fundraising concerts. Tickets will be available at the winery — if any are left — on the evening of the show for $15. The lineup goes like this: ■ July 12: The season opener brings the Cort Armstrong Band, with vintage country, blues and folk, to the winery at 4:30 p.m. For this show, there’s no charge. ■ July 19: The West Coast Women’s Blues

Revue, featuring Lady A, Teri Anne Wilson and Rae Gordon, brings blues, rock, funk and soul for a show to benefit the Jefferson County Fund for Women and Girls. ■ July 26: The Senate, featuring singer-songwriter Nick Drummond, will dish out rock ’n’ roll in a benefit for the Alzheimer’s Association of the North Olympic Peninsula. TURN

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Relationships in a Parisian setting Weekend-only staging of ‘The Maids’ set in PA spring revue. PENINSULA DAILY NEWS “The Maids,” PORT ANGELES — Jim which opens Guthrie, veteran theater at 7:30 p.m. director, thought he undertonight and stood “The Maids.” runs But working with the Guthrie through three actresses in it has Sunday, is taught him more. about as far from the “The Maids,” Jean Gen“Broadway” romp as one et’s play set in Paris, pits can get. the rich Madame against It’s an absurdist play by two sisters, Solange and Genet, a Frenchman born Claire, in a story of class in Paris in 1910. A social struggle and, in Guthrie’s outcast turned famed playwords, “all kinds of trianwright and novelist, he gles going on,” on the Port believed a theater perforAngeles Community Playmance should be an incenhouse stage this weekend diary event. only. Guthrie, for his part, After hearing of Cate calls “The Maids” a great Blanchett’s 2013 production “thought play” — with of “The Maids” in Sydney, comic elements when the Australia, Guthrie couldn’t stop thinking about staging players bring them out. “We tried to throw light it here. on the dark,” the director He proceeded to find and founding editor of Penthree performers: jazz singer Sarah Shea; Rebecca insula Spotlight said, adding that his cast has shone Lynn Horst, an actor just returning to the stage after brightly throughout rehearsals. taking time off for motherThey’re doing just four hood; and Angela Poyntershows: 7:30 p.m. tonight Lemaster, fresh from “Forbidden Broadway’s Greatest and Saturday night, with matinees at 2 p.m. SaturHits,” the playhouse’s BY DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ

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Angela Poynter-Lemaster, left, Sarah Shea and Rebecca Lynn Horst, right, star in “The Maids,” Jean Genet’s drama at the Port Angeles Community Playhouse this weekend. day and Sunday. Admission is by donation at the Port Angeles Community Playhouse, 1235 E. Lauridsen Blvd., while information awaits at PACommunity Players.com. “The Maids” is riveting, said Horst, thanks to the cast and crew’s alchemy. “I love working with Jim

Guthrie. He is a gem to the community,” she said. “This is a great show for the times,” added PoynterLemaster; in it “you see the humor and the tenacity of the working class. “It’s about relationships, both family and workrelated, and how we all play roles and wear masks.

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PORT TOWNSEND — The deadline has been extended to June 14 for artists to submit their work to the Art Port Townsend Juried Art Competition show, to go on display Aug. 1 at the Northwind Arts Center, 2409 Jefferson St. Two- and three-dimensional art pieces, including photography, are welcome.

Artists must be at least 16 years old to enter the show, and must pay a nonrefundable $45 fee for a maximum of three entries. The show’s juror, Greg Robinson, executive director and curator at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, will present cash prizes and merchandise awards to the top artists. For information, see www.ArtPortTownsend.org or phone 360-437-7922.

“At the heart of those roles and masks, we all need love. We need it and want to give it, and we are searching for completion in that.” “The Maids” will surprise viewers, she believes, in the way it stirs their emotions. “They won’t be disappointed.”

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■ Aug. 2: Delhi 2 Dublin, a band from Vancouver, B.C., stirs up Celtic, Indian Bhangra, Bollywood and other forms of dance music in a fundraiser for Port Angeles Rotary Club charity projects. ■ Aug. 9: The local band Fat Chance brings its wide repertoire of classic rock covers in to benefit North Olympic Peninsula Youth Lacrosse.

■ Aug. 16: The Paperboys, the dance band blending Latin, Celtic and Americana, arrives for a Juan de Fuca Foundation for the Arts benefit concert. ■ Aug. 23: Creme Tangerine, the Seattle group well-known for its Beatles music, returns for a show to benefit Clallam County Habitat for Humanity. For more details about the winery and its concert series, phone Olympic Cellars at 360-452-0160.

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Always another song to sing Noted for her jazz standards, busy Sarah Shea branches out on stage, plans second record BY DIANE URBANI

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PORT ANGELES — A Hammond organ fell on her foot. She had to move out of her house, then move again. Fortunately she found a new job, which she loves. And “I got bitten with the bug again, big time.” That would be the theater bug. Sarah Shea, known across the North Olympic Peninsula as a jazz songbird, is appearing in “The Maids,” a wicked comedy set in Paris, this weekend only. Hold on now. There’s more. In the midst of all this, the singer is embarking on a fundraising campaign for her sophomore CD, “Second Time Around,” on the GoFundMe.com crowdfunding site. Via a short video at www. gofundme.com/sarahshea, she hopes to raise $12,500 for production of the album this summer.

River” and “I’ve Got You Under My Skin.” One of the tracks on the new album will be “Everything Happens to Me,” which, let’s face it, fits. The past six months have been eventful for Shea. In January, she decided to move out of the house she’d shared with her former partner. While rearranging things in the basement, that electronic organ landed on her foot, causing severe pain and nerve damage. Days later nonetheless, she and Vern Hestand co-hosted Snowgrass, the annual benefit concert for First Step Family Support Center in Port Angeles. And Shea continued booking gigs at venues around Clallam County, performing with Chez Jazz, her combo featuring Al Harris and Craig Buhler. She hobbled around the stages, but did just fine, thank you. “My foot wasn’t singing,” she quipped, so of course she kept bringing her music — from a repertoire exceeding 150 songs — to places such as the Nourish restaurant and Wind Rose Cellars in Sequim.

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Sarah Shea portrays the Madame in “The Maids,” this weekend at the Port Angeles Community Playhouse.

And Shea, who grew up in Sequim, moved around throughout the past few months, to at last find a place that suits her. Between hauling boxes, working and gigging, she was cast in “Forbidden Broadway’s Greatest Hits” at the Port Angeles Community Playhouse. She was thrilled to be in the show, which also starred her mother, Olivia Shea — but had to drop out. Community theater is a volunteer endeavor, and “Broadway’s” performances conflicted with her paying jobs. Then something entirely different came up. Director Jim Guthrie invited Short interviews her to audition for “The Maids,” The video, which saturates the dark comedy by Jean Genet. the screen to the strains of Would she like to play the “Fever,” includes short interMadame, quarry of the wouldviews with Shea about how she The day job be murderous maids? first found jazz and what Oh, yes. Early this spring, Shea found inspires her now, years into her And as rehearsals proadditional work as assistant musical career. gressed, Shea found she relactivities director at Sherwood This next record is a longished the challenge of a straight delayed follow-up to Shea’s 2011 Assisted Living in Sequim. She play, something she hasn’t done “The Maids” stars Angela Poynter-Lemaster, left, and debut “The Nearness of You,” a leads exercises and games with in a long time. Rebecca Lynn Horst as sisters Solange and Claire. See collection of standards including the elderly residents, whom she TURN TO SHEA/6 Page 3. has come to adore. “Summertime,” “Cry Me a


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Nanda — from left, Chen Pollina, Kiyota Sage, Tomoki Sage and Misha Fradin — will celebrate its 10th anniversary with plenty of juggling, vaudeville and other frolic this Saturday night.

Still Nanda after all these years Acrobatic-juggling troupe fetes 10th anniversary where it all began — ‘P-Town’ Park — appropriate since the fort is where the young men debuted a decade ago with a show titled “Once Upon a Time in P-Town.” PORT TOWNSEND — Once upon a The ensemble — brothers Kiyota and time, four teenagers thought it would be Tomoki Sage and their friends Chen Polfun to do a show full of acrobatics, vaude- lina and Misha Fradin — plan on mixing ville, comedy and juggling. material from the distant past with some The attitude, according to then-18-year- brand-new vignettes in the 7 p.m. show. old Tomoki Sage, was “let’s see if we can pull this off.” Special guests The four pulled it off, but good, for the And Nanda won’t be alone up there. next 10 years. Guest performers will range from Dr. The performing ensemble called Nanda — that’s Japanese for “what!?” — will cele- Calamari & Acrophilia, an acrobatic duo from Seattle to the rock band Fenbi Interbrate it all with a show Saturday night at national Superstars to Port Townsend McCurdy Pavilion at Fort Worden State

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magician Joey Pipia and dancer Erin O’Meara. This is Centrum’s kickoff event for its summer season of festivals at Fort Worden State Park, so tickets are available at Centrum.org and 800-746-1982. Seats in Section A include admission to the after-party at Fort Worden’s USO Hall, and cost $40 for adults and $30 for youth 18 and younger. Section B seats are $20 for adults and $15 for youth. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door of McCurdy Pavilion, the former balloon hangar inside Fort Worden at 200 Battery Way. Doors will open at 6 p.m.

Nanda, like its members, was born and raised in Port Townsend. After the troupe staged a musical circus show at Fort Worden’s Wheeler Theater circa 2004, local dance studio operator Joan O’Meara offered them rehearsal space.

Touring internationally Nanda took off from there, doing shows locally, touring and, in one instance, flying off to Cancun, Mexico, to perform at a gathering hosted there by Microsoft. TURN

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Nightlife

Clallam County Port Angeles Barhop Brewery (124 W. Railroad Ave.) — The Better Half (funk, rock, soul), Friday, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Castaways Night Club (1213 Marine Drive) — Jerry’s musical variety jam, Thursday, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Trespassers (classic country), tonight, 8 p.m. to midnight; Soul Ducks (Motown, rockabilly, rhythm and blues), Saturday, 8 p.m. to midnight. Fairmount Restaurant (1127 W. U.S. Highway 101) — Serendipity (country), tonight, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., guests Crossfire join in from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; country jam, Sunday, 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Olympic Cellars Winery (255410 Highway 101) — Jazz for Oso benefit concert with Peninsula College Vocal Jazz

Ensemble and guest artist Sarah Shea, Thursday, 7 p.m. Port Angeles Senior Center (328 E. Seventh St.) — Charlie Ferris (crooner), Saturday, for Sons of Italy scholarship fundraiser, $15 includes spaghetti dinner; Wally’s Boys (ballroom favorites), Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., $5, first-timers free. RBar (132 E. Front St.) — Locos Only (Kevin Lee Magner, Scott Bradley, Russ Lowry and Taylor Ackley), tonight, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Hayshakers (country, blues), Saturday, 8 p.m. to midnight; Keith Scott (blues), Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Joyce Salt Creek Saloon and Grill (53821 Highway 112) — Music jam hosted by Chip Norris (old-time funk, rock), tonight, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Sequim and Blyn Nourish (1345 S. Sequim Ave.) — Open mic hosted by Victor Reventlow, Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Signups at 6 p.m. Oasis Sports Bar and Grill (301 E. Washington St.) — Blue Hole Quintet (jazz standards), Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Prairie Springs Assisted Living (680 W. Prairie St.) — Brian “Buck” Ellard, with special guest Jim Shepherd, (country-western), Sunday, performs a benefit fundraiser for Carol Reed, 5 p.m. Donation. Sequim VFW (169 E. Washington St.) — Still Kickin’ (classic country), Saturday, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Open to the public, no cover (do not park in back). 7 Cedars Casino (270756 U.S. Highway 101, Blyn) — Club Seven: The Popoffs (new,

classic rock), tonight, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Funaddicts (highenergy Top 40 to Lady Gaga dance), Saturday, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., 21 and older, no cover; live dance bands, Thursday, 6 p.m. Rainforest Bar: Buck Ellard (easy country, blues, classics), tonight, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Billy Shew (originals, blues, contemporary), Saturday, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wind Rose Cellars (143 W. Washington St.) — Bill Volmut (guitar), Wednesday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Cort Armstrong and friends (traditional acoustic), Thursday, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Jefferson County Port Ludlow Resort at Port Ludlow in Fireside Room (One Heron Road) — Trevor Hanson (classical guitar), Thursday, 4 p.m. to closing.

Port Townsend Alchemy (842 Washington St.) — Trevor Hanson (classical guitar), Monday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Boiler Room (711 Water St.) — Open mic, Thursday, 8 p.m. Sign-ups, 7 p.m. All ages. The Cellar Door (940 Water St.) — Jenny Davis Quartet (jazz), Tuesday, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Highway 20 Road House (2152 W. Sims Way) — Ukuleles Unite! (variety jam session), Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Perform, play along or listen. Port Townsend Brewing Co. (330 10th St.) — The Shed Boys (bluegrass, folk), Friday, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., no cover; Dream City (Latin reggae), Wednesday, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., (formerly Phat City

with Todd Fisher). Uptown Pub (1016 Lawrence St.) — Sam Maynard (originals, covers), tonight, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., no cover; Bone Janglers (blues, bluegrass, Americana with Sean Divine, Cort Armstrong), Saturday, 9 p.m. to 11 p.m., no cover; open mic Tuesday, 8 p.m. __________

This listing, which appears each Friday, announces live entertainment at nightspots in Clallam and Jefferson counties. Email live music information, with location, time and cover charge (if any) by noon on Tuesday to news@ peninsuladailynews.com, submit to the PDN online calendar at peninsuladailynews.com, phone 360-417-3527, or fax to 360-417-3521.

Shea: Benefit concert June 5 duction with admission by donation. Next week, Shea will Her most recent theater roles have been in musicals: accept another invitation, in “A Cabaret,” a revue last this time as a singer. She’ll join the Peninsula winter, and the Port AngeCollege Vocal Jazz Ensemles Light Opera Associable in “Jazz for Oso,” a bention’s “South Pacific” in efit concert at Olympic Celsummer 2012. lars, 255410 U.S. Highway “Sarah has added a lot 101, on Thursday, June 5. to [‘The Maids’], because The 7 p.m. event is the her character is such a conwork of Vocal Jazz director trast to the other two,” Elaine Gardner-Morales Guthrie said. “She’s fun to work with. and Olympic Cellars coShe listens to what you say, owner Lisa Martin, who wanted to host a fundraiser and like all good actresses, she brings something of her for the Cascade Valley Hospital Foundation, provider own to it.” of relief for families and Just four performances businesses affected by the March 22 mudslide in Oso. “The Maids” has just Admission will be free four performances: 7:30 with donations encouraged. tonight and Saturday night Shea will continue workplus 2 p.m. matinees both ing and singing through the Saturday and Sunday at summer, all while raising the Port Angeles Commumoney online for “Second nity Playhouse, 1235 E. Time Around.” Lauridsen Blvd. With this record, she It’s a second-stage prohopes to push her own CONTINUED FROM 4

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boundaries, sing new songs not heard in her club gigs — and interpret at least one classic. “Ain’t No Sunshine (When He’s Gone)” and “Over the Rainbow” are of the songs she’s planning. And Buhler, who plays saxophone, flute and clarinet alongside the singer, has seen her rendition of the latter bring tears to listeners’ eyes. As a performer, Shea is, in a word, “unpredictable,” said Buhler. A veteran bandleader, he first got to know Shea after inviting her to sing with the Stardust Dance Band. That didn’t last, though. Buhler said she’s better suited to a small jazz combo, with her warm low notes and silken highs. “I have to be on my toes, because my job is to have a musical dialogue with her,” he added. “She and I have devel-

oped a repartee, but I never know what she’s going to say. “She improvises. She develops the song. . . . She has this beautiful tone. And she sings in tune, which is rare. “Sarah is not a blues shouter,” Buhler said. “She does ballads like nobody else I’ve ever worked with.” Meantime, with the GoFundMe.com campaign, Shea has plenty on her plate. She plans to add more videos and song downloads as the CD project progresses. So how does she keep from going a little crazy? “Who said I’m not?” Shea said with a smile. Seriously, she is adding one more thing. “I’ve also been teaching myself guitar for the past month,” she said. “I can already play a few songs.”


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Frolic at the fort this Saturday IN ADDITION TO Nanda’s 10th anniversary celebration Saturday night, Fort Worden State Park will host an afternoon of free activities for all ages this Saturday. Among the highlights are the Kids’ Play Zone, opening Saturday at 2 p.m. with an obstacle course, hula hoops, face painting, juggling, parachutes and birdhouse-making with the Port Townsend School of Woodworking. A half-hour youth yoga class will start at 2:15 p.m. on the Fort Worden Commons lawn, DJ Caleb Peacock will play dance music from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., the Lobo del Mar band will play world music all afternoon and the Unexpected Brass Band will strike up at 4:30 p.m. Snacks and soft drinks will be served on the Commons lawn while a beer, wine and cider garden will be set up from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. First Federal and Friends of Fort Worden are cosponsoring these and many other free activities at the fort, 200 Battery Way, along with the the Fort Worden Public Development Authority. More information can be found at FWfriends. org. Peninsula Daily News

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Drag competition set Saturday BY DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ PENINSULA DAILY NEWS

PORT ANGELES — The Royal Drag Off, a competition of drag queens and kings, is about to ascend to the Alle Stage at Studio Bob, the event space upstairs at 118½ E. Front St. It will be a bejeweled event Saturday night, with six contestants vying for the honor of most fabulous impersonator of the opposite sex. The competition, like the Drag Offs last January and October, is open to all genders and orientations; it’s likely to involve singing, lip-synching, strutting and other frolicking from 8 p.m. till 11 p.m. There will be mature content, promised Alle Stage manager Sarah

Salmonella Mistress of ceremonies Tucker, so only those 16 or older will be admitted. Tickets are $12 in advance at both BrownPaperTickets.com and Odyssey Books, 114 W. Front St., or $15 at the door if any seats are left Saturday night. The Royal Drag Off will

also highlight five guest performers: Port Angelesbred drag queen Blake McCabe, Seattleites Drew and Jessica Paradisco and drag kings Sid Visceral and Dane Brammage. Yes, those are the names chosen by these entertainers, who will take the stage along with mistress of ceremonies Salmonella. She’s our local drag queen seen in her dress, heels, wig and beard hosting Trivia Tuesdays at Bar N9ne and other events from time to time. The stage manager for the event uses his real name: John Manno, theater director, actor and harpist, will run the show. Lauren Jeffries-Johnson and Flora Jackman — more real names — will greet patrons at the gates. As for the competition, a panel of judges will put the drag queens and kings

through their paces. The judges are McCabe, winner of the first Port Angeles Drag Off in October; the Paradiscos; Amy McIntyre, president of the Port Angeles Arts Council; and Robin Anderson, executive director of the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center. At the same time, the audience will choose a winner of its own, added Tucker. Good to Go Grocery of Port Angeles, the event’s sponsor, will be providing “creative prizes for each of our six contestants — that is the final count: four kings and two queens. And there will be special prizes awarded to Audience Choice and Judges’ Choice,” she noted. For information about the event, see the Royal Drag Off page on Facebook or email Tucker at Sarah@ tuckerart.com.

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in mind, bodies’ CONTINUED FROM 5 our minds and our bodies.” The performers want to Three-fourths of Nanda head out next to summer still live here, but Fradin festivals and, Pollina said, has moved to Ashland, do more of that “corporate Ore., so a lot of advance work,” such as company rehearsal isn’t feasible. retreats and other meetThe men get together a ings. few days ahead, warm up For now, though, they’re and practice the new mate- looking forward to a rial. reunion at Fort Worden, a But there have been night of what they call times, Pollina said, when “acrobaticalism,” that term “we could just get together they invented for the and rehearse a couple Nanda brand of perforhours, and nail the show.” mance art. For more about After 10 years, those the troupe and its skills, see www.Nandatown.com. moves are “ingrained in Where to find the cinemas ■ Deer Park Cinema: East Highway 101 at Deer Park Road, Port Angeles; 360-452-7176.

■ Starlight Room: above Silverwater Cafe, 237 Taylor St., Port Townsend; 360-385-1089

■ Uptown Theatre: Lawrence ■ The Rose Theatre: 235 Tayand Polk streets, Port Townsend; lor St., Port Townsend; 360-385360-385-3883. 1089.

Port Angeles “Blended” (PG-13) — After a bad blind date, a man and woman (Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore) find themselves stuck together at a resort for families, where their attraction grows as their respective kids benefit from the burgeoning relationship. At Deer Park Cinema. Showtimes: 5:05 p.m., 7:25 p.m. and 9:40 p.m. daily, plus 12:30 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. Saturday through Monday. “Godzilla” (PG-13) — The world’s most famous monster is pitted against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence. At Deer Park Cinema. 2-D showtimes: 4:35 p.m. daily, plus 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 3-D showtimes: 7:15 p.m. and 9:40 p.m. daily, plus 12:45 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. “Maleficent” (PG) — A vindictive fairy (Angelina Jolie) is driven to curse an infant princess only to realize the child

may be the only one who can restore peace. At Deer Park Cinema. 2-D showtimes: 7:25 p.m. and 9:25 p.m. daily, plus 12:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 3D showtimes: 5:15 p.m. daily, plus 3:15 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. “Neighbors” (R) — A couple with a newborn baby face unexpected difficulties after they are forced to live next to a fraternity house. Starring Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne and Zac Efron. At Deer Park Cinema. Showtimes: 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. daily, plus 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. “X-Men: Days of Future Past” (PG-13) — The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants. At Deer Park Cinema. 2D showtimes: 4:15 p.m. daily. 3D showtimes: 6:55 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. daily, plus 1:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Port Townsend “Belle” (PG) — An illegitimate mixed-race daughter of a Royal Navy admiral is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle. At Rose Theatre. Showtimes: 4:20 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. daily. “Chef” (R) — A chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family. Starring John Favreau, John Leguizamo, Scarlett Johansson, Dustin Hoffman, Sofia Vergara. At Rose Theatre. Showtimes: 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. daily, plus 1:15 p.m. Sunday. Thursday’s 4 p.m. show is open captioned. “Godzilla: The Japanese Original” (NR) — American nuclear weapons testing results in the creation of a seemingly unstoppable, dinosaur-like beast. Released in 1954. At Rose Theatre. Showtimes: 1:50 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. “The Grand Budapest

Hotel” (R) — M. Gustave, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend, become involved in the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting, along with a battle for an enormous family fortune. Directed by Wes Anderson. At the Starlight Room. Showtimes: 1:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. “Locke” (R) — Ivan Locke, a dedicated family man and successful construction manager, receives a phone call on the eve of the biggest challenge of his career that sets in motion a series of events that threaten his careful, cultivated existence. At the Starlight Room. Showtimes: 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. daily. “X-Men: Days of Future Past” (PG-13) — See Port Angeles entry. At The Uptown Theatre. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. daily, plus 4 p.m. today through Sunday.


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