Arts and Entertainment

WHAT GOES ON | Kitsap happenings for the week May 22-29

The creatures of Dr. Seuss find a home at the Kitsap Forest Theater in this summer
The creatures of Dr. Seuss find a home at the Kitsap Forest Theater in this summer's 'Seussical, the Musical,' opening this weekend. See more in the THEATER section of What Goes On.
— image credit: Courtesy Photo/Kitsap Forest Theater

ARTS & CRAFTS

POSTER CONTEST: The Kitsap Arts and Crafts Festival is accepting applications for its 50th Anniversary Commemorative Poster Contest. For applications, go to www.kitsapartsandcrafts.com and select “2009 Call to Artists.” Deadline June 1, cash prize $100. Info: call Evy at (360) 297-2828 or e-mail blondeart7@comcast.net.

THE POULSBO ARTIST LEAGUE: An association of artists of all media, meets from 12:30-3:30 p.m. every Wednesday (except during the month of December) at the Vinland Luteran Church on Finn Hill Road to work on individual pieces. Guest are welcome. Contact Mike Clayton at (360) 930-8171 or m-dclayton@comcast.net for more information.

CALL TO ARTISTS: Kitsap Arts and Crafts, the annual North Kitsap arts festival, has applications available for both the juried and open art shows for its 50th annual event, slated for July in Kingston. Contact Denise at (360) 731-0412 or e-mail KACartshow@yahoo.com to apply. Info: www.kitsapartsandcrafts.com.

CALL TO ARTISTS: The Bainbridge Island Studio Tour is accepting applications for the 2009 summer and winter Studio Tours, slated for Aug. 7-9 and Dec. 4-6, respectively. Artists can apply for one or both events at this time. Application forms and more details can be found in the “For Artists” section of www.bistudiotour.com, as well as at the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce or by calling tour manager Dinah Satterwhite at (206) 842-0504.Info: www.bistudiotour.com.

AUDITIONS

BAINBRIDGE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: The Bainbridge Performing Arts’ Classical Music Program is seeking musicians for all instruments for the 2009-2010 season. Interested woodwind, brass and string players should prepare three-four minutes of music, contrasting styles recommended. Percussionists should prepare two minutes. Sight-reading will be provided. Contact BSO’ personnel managers Lisa Hirayama (206-781-8354) or Patricia Beasley (206-842-6658) to schedule an audition. Info: www.bainbridgeperformingarts.

DANCE

LATIN LESSON AND DANCE: Bainbridge Island’s Fourth Saturday Dance begins with a salsa/latin lesson with Educated Feet dance instructor Sheila Phillips at 7:30 p.m., followed by at DJ’d dance from 8:15-10:30 p.m. May 23 at the Seabold Community Hall, 14451 Komedal Road on Bainbridge. Cost is $5 for teens, $10 for adults. Info: www.educatedfeet.net or email sheila@educatedfeet.net.

BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES: Port Orchard Eagles presents ballroom dance classes and live big band Sundays through May 31. A rumba dance line will be at 11 a.m. and waltz will begin at noon. Learn leading and following techniques. Classes are one hour. Eagles members and the public may attend. Taking signups for beginners or those wishing a refresher. Partners not required. “Eric and Band” will provide live big band music for dancing from 2-5 pm. Sign up now, pay at first class. Port Orchard Eagles is located at 4001 Jackson Ave. Info: (360) 877-5181.

DANCE CLASSES: At Bremerton Elks Thursdays through June 18. Intermediate west coast swing, 10:30 a.m. and beginning-intermediate cha cha 11:30 a.m. Partners not required. Public and Elks members are invited to participate in these hourly classes. Afternoon dance follows until 3:30 p.m., which you may attend as a class member. Lunch available at nominal cost. Sign up now, pay at first class. Bremerton Elks is located at 4131 Pine St, NE. Info: (360) 877-5181.

‘BALLROOM DANCE LEADERS: Learn the simple techniques of how to be a good “leader” in ballroom dancing during Thursday morning classes at the Bremerton Elks, 4131 Pine Road NE, in Bremerton. Classes start at 10:30 and at 11:30 a.m. No partner necessary. Info: Call Jan at (360) 377-5181.

BALLROOM DANCING: Is offered from 2-5 p.m. every Sunday at the Port Orchard Eagles, 4001 Jackson Ave. NE in Port Orchard, dancing to the live big band sounds of Eric Liebmann and Co. Cost is $3 for members, $5 for non. Info: www.foe2338.org or call (360) 876-2338.

LINE DANCERS: Kitsap Kickers Line Dance Club meets every Friday and Sunday, 9161 Washington Ave. NW, Silverdale. Fridays: beginners 6-7:30 p.m., $2; advanced 7-9:30 p.m., $4; Sundays: beginners 5-6:30 p.m., $2; advanced 6-8:30 p.m., $4. Information: (360) 697-6753.

FARMERS MARKETS

THE BREMERTON FARMERS MARKET: Is open at its new location — Evergreen Park at the end of Pacific Street in Bremerton. The market will be open from 4-7 p.m. every Thursday through Oct. 15, offering goods from local farmers, artists and businesses. Info: www.bremertonmarket.wordpress.com, e-mail bremertonmarket@gmail.com or call Kim at (360) 440-5139.

POULSBO FAMERS MARKET: Features fresh produced, preserved food, art, crafts and live music every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the medical/dental center parking lot at 7th and Iverson in Poulsbo. Except this weekend, May 16, the Market will be closed in honor of Viking Fest. Info: www.poulsbofarmersmarket.org or call (360) 779-6720.

SILVERDALE FARMERS MARKET: Silverdale Farmers Market is open and ready for shoppers. The market is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays at the Silverdale Beach Hotel, rain or shine. The market will feature fresh baked bread, jams, honey, beef jerky and sweet treats. Info: (360) 471-8219 or www.SilverdaleFarmersMarket.com.

INDOOR FARMERS MARKET: The Peninsula Farmers Market Association’ indoor farmers market will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays in the Island Jamz Caribbean Restaurant, 1783 NE State Highway 308, Keyport. Available this time of year are bulb pots, fresh baked bread, jams, beef jerky, fresh cut herbs, art and crafts and veggie starts. Info: Monica at (360) 471-8219 or www.KeyportFarmersMarket.com.

HANSVILLE FARMERS MARKET: Is open at Dragonfly Farms Nursery, 34881 Hansville Road, Kingston, from noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Info: www.dragonflyfarms or (360) 638-1292.

KIDS

NAME THE ARACHNID AT KIDIMU: May 23, join Guy Sidora in the naming celebration of KiDiMu’s resident tarantula, along with spider crafts, snacks and more in the KiDiMu’s Zany Rainy Forest. $5 admission, membership available. Info: www.kidimu.org or call (206) 855-4650.

STORYTIME AT THE LIBRARY: The Poulsbo branch of the Kitsap Regional Library presents baby storytime (ages 1-18 months) at 1 p.m. each Tuesday and toddler storytime (ages 18 months-3 years) at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. each Wednesday, 700 Iverson St. in Poulsbo. Info: www.krl.org or call (360) 779-2915.

STORYTIME: Barnes and Noble, in the Kitsap Mall, hosts a weekly storytime for kids at 11 a.m. every Saturday. Info: Call the store at (360) 698-0945.

KITSAPART SCHOOL OF THE ARTS: Offers classes ranging from cartooning to three-dimensional drawing to animal art for kids ages 8 to teens at its school, 3425 NW Byron St. in Old Town Silverdale. Info: www.kitsapart.com or call (360) 662-1542.

GALLERIES & EXHIBITIONS

THE BIG ONE: Earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest, on display at Kitsap Mall through June 21, demystifies the terrifying power of earthquakes and how they affect life in our region. Earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest was developed by the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture at the University of Washington. Info: Yvonne Tomascak at the Kitsap Mall (360) 698-2555.

LIFE IS REALLY REALLY GOOD: Is the title of the May exhibits at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, 151 Winslow Way E., Bainbridge. Featured artists are painter Diane Culhane and Bainbridge sculptor Garth Edwards, whose works will be displayed from thorugh June 2.The High School Spring Arts Festival Award Winners Show will be through May 31. Info: www.bacart.org.education.html.

‘PAINTING IN SERIES:’ Bainbridge artist Karen Cornell exhibits a series of abstract explorations, created by the process of ‘painting in series,’ this month at Arts Studio/Gallery, 7869 Fletcher Bay Road on Bainbridge, four drivewayrs south of High School Road. The show hangs through May 31. The gallery is open by appointment, call (206) 842-1294 or e-mail adgrice@comcast.net.

THE COSMIC PEEPSHOW: Research artist Ron Harber is back with an exhibit of extra-dimensional images, from the Midway of Infinities to a Walk-In Zenoscope and more during June at Collective Visions Gallery, 331 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. A reception for the artist (with potent refreshments) will be from 5-9 p.m. June 5, with an artist-led tour at 7:30 p.m. at the CVG. The show will hang throughout the month in the main gallery, along with a collection of acrylic paintings by Gail Hornsby and ceramic sculpture by Frank Carsey called “Wine, Women & Song” in the boardroom gallery Info: www.collectivevisions.com

‘WALKING FROM HERE:’ A Patty Rogers solo exhibition, will be on display through the end of the month at The Roby King Gallery, 176 Winslow Way E. The exhibit uses New mixed media works on paper and panel. Layers of handmade papers create the canvas for Rogers acrylic paintings. Brilliant flowers and birds grace the collage surfaces and intriguing titles entice you into the inner thoughts of the artist. Info: www.robykinggalleries.com or (206) 842-2063.

FIRST FRIDAY: Victor Alexander Winery Tasting Room and Gallery presents a solo exhibition of sculpture, oil and encaustic paintings by Bainbridge Island native artist Carrie Goller through the month of May. Victor Alexander’s Wine Tasting Gallery is located at 120 Madrone Lane, Ste. 100, between Ginger and Church Mouse Yarns & Teas on Bainbridge. Info: (206) 234-8845.

ARTIST OF THE MONTH: Andy Bergsagel’s art work will be shown all month at the The Global Bean Coffee Shop, Cavalon Building 2, 2021 NW Myhre Road, Suite 101, Silverdale. Info: www.theglobalbean.com.

COLLECTIVE VISIONS: In May, Collective Visions will run two shows concurrently. One is a new collection of woodfired ceramic and mixed media figures and vessels titled Heads or Tails by Ken Lundemo. The second is Boardroom Gallery: Sugar in My Bowl, Celebrating Being Alive: wood, assemblages, vibrant graphic paintings by Jim Knull and Pat Wilson. Collective Visions is at 331 Pacific Ave., Bremerton. Info: (360) 377.8327 or www.collectivevisions.com.

VERKSTED ARTISTS: New work is arriving from 36 artists: Marcia Peterson creates Garden Fairies for the outdoors; Driftwood, copper and glass accented sculpture by Ken Blair; and Dinah Satterwhite has mixed media, many layered paintings. The Verksted Featured Artist for May is K & N Gems: Wearable Art Jewelry uniquely fabricated and cast in sterling silver and gold. Verksted Gallery is located at 18937 Front St., Poulsbo. Info: (360) 697-4470 www.verkstedgallery.com.

HALL BROTHERS SHIPYARD EXHIBIT: An exhibit exploring the history of wooden shipbuilding on Bainbridge Island will be open at the Bainbridge Island Historical Society Museum, 215 Erickson Ave. on Bainbridge. Open 1-4 p.m. daily, except Tuesdays. Info: www.bainbridgehistory.org, or call (206) 842-2773.

UNSUSPECTING LANDSCAPES: A show of new original work from Bremerton native painter Anna Hoey will hang in June at the Old Town Custom Framing and Gallery in Old Town Silverdale. An artist’s reception is slated for 6-8 p.m. June 12, coinciding with the quarterly Old Town Art Silverdale Art Walk. Info: www.oldtowncustomframing.com or call (360) 698-1507.

A GROUP EXHIBITION: The Gallery at Grace presents Of Sun & Moon, Of Water & Earth, Of Male & Female through July 30. The Gallery is located at 8595 NE Day Road, Bainbridge. Info: (206) 842-9997.

LITERARY

‘SEATTLE NOIR:’ Renowned Bainbridge author Kathleen Alcalá, author Brian Thornton, and anthology editor Curt Colbert will discuss the new book, which presents 14 short stories set in Seattle. The program will be followed by a question and answer session and a book signing on May 28. Eagle Harbor Book Company is located at 157 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge. Info: (206) 842-5332 or www.eagleharborbooks.com.

SILVERDALE WRITERS’ ROUND TABLE: Meets at 9:30 p.m. Saturdays at Austin Chase Coffee, 9621 Mickelberry Road in Silverdale for support and development n a positive atmosphere. Info: Call Bob at (360) 830-4968.

LIBERTY BAY BOOKS: Has updated its listing for its book groups. All groups meet at Liberty Bay Books — 18881-D on Front St. in Downtown Poulsbo. Revised listings are as follows:

Joy Luck: 11 a.m. First Friday monthly

Daytime: 10 a.m. Second Tuesday monthly

Non-Fiction: 10 a.m. Third Wednesday monthly

Evening: 7 p.m. Third Wednesday monthly

Books and Brew: 7 p.m. third Friday monthly, ages 21-39.

Mystery: 10 a.m. Fourth Thursday monthly

Info: www.libertybaybooks.com, (360) 779.5909 or e-mail

libertybaybooks@embarqmail.net. 

SILVERDALE BOOK SALE: Silverdale Friends of the Library used book sale every Tuesday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Silverdale Library, 3450 NE Carlton.

MUSIC

LIVE AT THE PEGASUS: Maddi Williams and Nathan Pagaard play at 7:30 p.m. May 22 at the Pegasus, followed by a night of poetry by Janet Knox and Emme Devonish at the same time May 23. Sunday, May 24, 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.

THE ISMS: Join The Missionary Position, with Jeff Angel from Post Stardom Depression, and Shim at 9:30 p.m. May 22 at Winterland, followed the same time the next night by local metal instrumental band Steelscape with The Ellis Armor and Dead Soul Funeral at 9:30 p.m. May 23. Both shows are 21+, $5 cover at Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/winterlandrocks.

COME LIVE THE RIOT: Will rock with Down We Go, The Zombats, Saving Arcadia and S.O.S at 7 p.m. May 23 at the Charleston, while at the same time May 22 Seeing Blind joins Indecisive Rhythm, Wallace Hound, Bedside Manner and Andrew Robison. Next week, Old Habits Die Hard plays with Puke Rocket and ATM at 7 p.m. May 26. All shows are all ages, bar w/ ID, $5 cover at the Charleston, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Info: www.myspace.com/thecharlestonmusicvenue.

TRIPLE FORTE: Joins Delusional, Bad Genes, El Toro and guest for an evening of all ages punk rock at 6 p.m. May 22 at the AFU, followed the next night by Beneath All Kaos with Falling of Ages, Abandoned Fetus, Ballroom Warrior and Aschemia May 23. Both shows are all ages, beer and wine w/ ID, $5 cover at the AFU, 318 N Callow Ave. in Bremerton. Info: myspace.com/artfreeunity.

THE OC JAZZ REVIEW: Jazz students from Olympic College will jam at 8 p.m. May 22 at the Global Bean, followed at the same time the next night by the Malo Latin Jazz Combo. Next week, there’s a celtic music jam session at 7 p.m. May 26. All shows are all ages, cup of coffee for the cover at the Bean, 2021 NW Myhre Road, Ste. 101 in Silverdale. Info: www.theglobalbean.com.

BLUES ROCK BAND: Soul Siren plays the outdoor stage at Moondogs, Too at 8 p.m. May 22, followed at the same time the next night by Tacoma-based bluesman Loose Gravel, May 23. Both shows are 21+, no cover at Moondogs, 714 Bay St. in Port Orchard. Info: www.moondogstoo.com.

SOUP KITCHEN: Will open its doors to the public from 5-7 p.m. May 23 in the vacant store just down the hill from city hall at 150 Madrone Lane on Bainbridge Island for an evening of free food and music. The purpose of this one-evening venture is to provide a free meal, entertainment and camaraderie to islanders who have been kicked around by the recession. Info: www.bainbridgesoupkitchen.blogspot.com.

JAZZ WITH MARK LEWIS: Local jazz master, saxophonist/floutist Mark Lewis performs 6:30-9:30 p.m. every Thursday in May at the New Delhi Indian Restaurant and Lounge at 221 Washington Street in downtown Bremerton. Guest artist is and Ted Enderle, bass (May 28). All shows are all ages, no cover. Info: www.marklewismusic.com.

FILM MUSIC THROUGH THE AGES: From the first silent “talkies” to the modern epic, music has played a critical role in the enduring appeal of cinema. Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra will conclude its season as it celebrates some of the best music written for the silver screen. Performances are 7:30 p.m. May 30 and 3 p.m. May 31 at Bainbridge Performing Arts, 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge. A pre-concert chat kicks off each concert, at 6:45 p.m. on Saturday and 2:15 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $18 for adults, and $15 for seniors, students, youth, military, and teachers. Info: (206) 842-8569.

ONGOING JAM SESSIONS: At the Island Music Guild — 10598 Valley Road on Bainbridge — include:

A jazz ensemble workshop: from 7-9:20 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. $5 donation requested. Info: E-mail Mike at msellman@att.com

Drum workshop: Monday evenings every week. Info: call Micah at (206) 818-5859.

Old Time Fiddle Tune Jam: Lead by Stuart Williams from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month. $5 requested. Info: call Stuart at (206) 323-8004.

Reel Time Celtic jam: Meets from 4-5:30 p.m. on second Fridays in Poulsbo Led by Jane Landstra of Country Capers. Lessons for first level fiddlers are from 4-5:30 on third Fridays in Poulsbo. Info: E-mail Jane at c_capers@yahoo.com or call (360) 697-6192.

Samspel Scandinavian Jam/less: Led by Jane Landstra from 4-5:30 p.m. on the fourth Fridays. Info: c_capers@yahoo.com or call (360) 697-6192.

SILVERDALE’S MUSICAL COFFEE SHOP: The Global Bean, located at 2021 NW Myhre, ste. 101 in Silverdale, is hosting a traditional Irish jam session at 7 p.m. on the second an fourth Wednesdays of the month. All players of Irish tunes and instruments are welcome. Info: http://theglobalbean.com or call (360) 692-9582.

CHORUS OF SWEET ADELINES: Meet at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the First Baptist Church at 1410 Ohio St. in Bremerton. Women of all ages are invited to come out and sing. Info: www.kitsappines.org or call Kathy at (360) 297-8414.

WHISKEY CREEK STEAKHOUSE: Dixieland jazz first Tuesday 5 p.m. monthly; various artists seven nights a week, 5 p.m.; Trumpet by Yvonne, 5 p.m. Wednesdays. Whiskey Creek Steakhouse, 1918 Washington St., Keyport. Info: (360) 779-3481.

NATURE & OUTDOORS

PETS WALK 2009: Kitsap Human Society presents the 2009 Pets Walk event on May 30 at the Kitsap Fairgrounds & Events Center. The event starts at 9 a.m. and pre-registration is required. For more information visit, their website at www.kitsaphumane.org or call 360.692.6977 x113.

BANNER FOREST HIKE: With Alan Searle. The Great Peninsula Conservancy is sponsoring this hike May 30 through one of several Heritage Parks established by Kitsap County. Banner Forest is a 139-acre wetland area protected by the Great Peninsula Conservancy which is currently open for hiking only. This hike is about five to six miles through mostly level terrain. Limited to 15. Info: www.greatpeninsula.org.

BREMERTON EDIBLE GARDEN TOUR: Visit three “working gardens” to learn how your neighbors grow food in their backyards. The tour is by bus only. We will meet at the city of Bremerton Department of Public Works and Utilities, 3027 Olympus Drive, Bremerton at 12:30 p.m. May 30. The tour ends at 4 p.m. and is $8 before May 26, $12 after. Info/pre-registration: www.bugskitsap.org.

WALKING TOUR: Of Historic Port Blakely Cemetery, presented by the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum, 2 p.m. May 31. Andrew Price Jr., author of “Port Blakely-The Community Captain Renton Built,” will lead the tour. Meet at the entrance of the cemetery (take Eagle Harbor Drive to New Sweden Avenue, south on New Sweden to Old Mill Road, right on Old Mill Road to Cemetery Road.) Free to members/ $3 non-members. Info: (206) 842-2773.

PENINSULA WILDERNESS CLUB: Variety of outdoor activities. Meets 7 p.m. second Monday monthly, Kitsap Unitarian Bldg., 4418 Perry Ave., East Bremerton Visitors welcome. Info: www.pwckitsap.org.

FILM

‘IS ANYBODY THERE:’ Michael Caine’s lauded new picture will be featured at the Orchard Theatre, 822 Bay St. in Port Orchard this week, May 22-28 along with Jamie Foxx in “The Soloist,” Disney’s “Earth” and special showings of “The Hunt for Red October” at 7 p.m. May 22 and 23. For ticket and show time info, go to www.orchardtheater.com.

‘ANGELS & DEMONS’: Director Ron Howard’s follow up to ‘The Da Vinci Code’ is featured May 22-28 at the Lynwood Theatre, 4569 Lynwood Center Road on Bainbridge, along with the documentary “Addicted to Plastic” as the next in the series of Matinees that Matter at 5 p.m. May 30-31. For ticket and show time info, go to www.lynwoodtheatre.com.

‘UP:’ Central Kitsap Relay For Life will be hosting a fundraiser showing of the new Disney/Pixar 3D movie “Up” at 10 a.m. May 30 at Olympic Cinemas, 1500 Riddell Road in East Bremerton. Tickets are $6 and can be purchased at the theater box office. Info: www.farawayentertainment.com/olympic.htm or call (360) 475-8888.

ADDICTED TO PLASTIC: The Rise and Demise of a Modern Miracle,’ Will screen as a part of Sustainable Bainbridge’s Matinees that Matter series at 5 p.m. May 30 and 31 at the Historic Lynwood Theatre. Heather Trim, Urban Bays and Toxics Program Manager for People For Puget Sound, will lead discussion after the Sunday veiwing. Saturday’s speaker is TBA. The Historic Lynwood Theatre is located at 4569 Lynwood Center Road NE, Bainbridge. $9 all seats. Info: (206) 842-4439 or www.sustainablebainbridge.org.

THE RODEO DRIVE-IN: Is open for the season off of Highway 3, near the Bremerton Airport. Check online at www.rodeodrivein.com for up-to-date show times. Tickets are $8 general, $5 for seniors and kids 6-12, kids under 5 free, for a double feature. Info: www.rodeodrivein.com, or call the movie line at (360) 698-6030.

THEATER

‘SEUSSICAL, THE MUSICAL:’ The Mountaineers Players present a musical romp through the world of Dr. Seuss in the woods of the Kitsap Forest Theater starting May 24 off of Seabeck-Holly Road in Seabeck. The show will run at 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays through June 14. Tickets are $14 pre-sale, $16 at the door, $8-$10 for kids age 6-18. Info: www.foresttheater.com.

CSTOCK YOUTH TALENT SHOWCASE: A fundraiser for our scholarships featuring the youth of Kitsap County, includes singers (popular and Broadway), flamenco guitar, ukuele, guitarists, ballet, jazz and dance numbers from Broadway productions. The showcase is from 7-9 p.m. May 25. Tickets, available at the door, are $10 for adults, $7 for students/seniors. Info: (360) 692-9940 or www.cstock.org. ‘LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA:’ Bainbridge Performing Arts presents “Light in the Piazza,” at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays through May 24. Based on the novella by Elizabeth Spencer, this soaring musical whisks you away to Italy for a captivating tale of passion and romance. Suitable for all ages. There is a Pay What You Can Preview at 7:30 p.m. May 14. An opening night reception will be at 6:30 p.m. May 15. Tickets: $24 for adults, and $18 for seniors, students, youth, military, and teachers. Info: (206) 8420-8569 or www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.

‘THE HOBBIT:’ The Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) Theatre School will take on J. R. R. Tolkein’s beloved tale of enchantment and bravery is adapted by Steven Fogell and directed by Lee Ann Hittenberger and Shaun Pearson, at 5 p.m. May 26, at BPA, 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island. Admission is by donation. Info: (206) 842.8569 or www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.

‘THE GREASEPAINT ALL-STARS:’ Presented by the Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) Theatre School presents “The Greaspaint All-Stars” at 7 p.m. May 28 and 29 at BPA, 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island. It’s an original comedy written and directed by Steven Fogell, showcases BPA Theatre School’s 5 – 8th grade acting students. What happens when the XANADU Academy for Girls’ theatre club is forced to become a softball team or lose its theater funding? Tickets $10 per person. Info: (206) 842.8569 or www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.

MISC.

KITSAP CUP REGATTA: And Kitsap Harbor Festival will be May 22-25. The festival is a premiere Puget Sound sailing event and a fun-filled, family festival. Activities will be along the waterfront of Bremerton and Port Orchard beginning Friday night and ending at noon on Memorial Day Monday. Info: www.kitsapcup.com.

KITSAP DESTRUCTION DERBY: Association will continue its summer destruction derby May 23 in Thunderbird Stadium at the Kitsap Fairgrounds & Events Center. Gates open at 4 p.m. Time trials are at 4:30 p.m. and the racing begins at 6 p.m. Info: www.kitsapdestructionderby.com.

BAINBRIDGE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY: Will host a book sale at the library from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 26. Proceeds benefit the library, 1270 Madison Ave. N. Bainbridge. Info: www.bifriends.org. LIPIZZANER STALLIONS: The world famous Lipizzaner Stallions presents their 39th anniversary presentation of the Dancing White Stallions at 7:30 p.m. May 27 at the pavilion at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds, 1200 Fairgrounds Road, Bremerton. More than 26 million people throughout North and South America, Europe, Australia and Hawaii have seen this internationally acclaimed spectacle. Regular admission adult tickets are $22.50 each. For children 12 and under and seniors 60 and older, regular admission tickets are $20.50 each. Tickets are available at the Fairgrounds Office (MF), Charly Boot & Western Wear and Tickets.com. Info: (360) 337-5350 or at www.lipizzaner.com.

FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE: The Artist Trust/Washington State Arts Commission Fellowship awards $7,500 to practicing professional artists of exceptional talent and demonstrated ability. The fellowship is a merit-based, not project-based award. Artist Trust seeks applications from individual generative artists for the 2009 fellowship. This year artists in the following categories are invited to apply: music, media, literary and craft arts. Deadline is June 12. Info: artisttrust.org.

‘MUG UP: At the Kingston Art Gallery every first Thursday at 10 a.m. to noon. Bring your mug and creative spirit and enjoy coffee and conversation with artists and those who love art every month at the corner of West Kingston Road and Highway 104, at Cleo’s Landing. Info: at (360) 297-5133.

WEST SOUND CYCLING CLUB: And Stella’s Pizza and Pasta are conducting weekly Saturday bicycle rides for cyclists of varying abilities. Rides are typically 30 to 40 miles in length. Rides start at 10 a.m. Charles Anglican Church on the corner of 305 and Forest Rock Lane (by Central Market) each Saturday. Rides are social in nature and sometimes feature latte stops or a ride recap at Stellas. Info: Tim at (360) 340-5944 or westsoundcycling.com.

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: The Gift Shop at the Naval Undersea Museum in Keyport is seeking weekday volunteers for shifts from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1-4 p.m. at 1 Garnett Way in Keyport. Base access is not necessary, store proceeds benefit the Naval Undersea Museum Foundation. Info: Call Daina at (360) 697-1537.

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