Admiral Adds Second ‘Bjorn Again’ Show

Bjorn Again … Again.

The Admiral Theatre, to no one’s surprise, has added a second show for the ABBA tribute “Bjorn Again: the ABBA Experience.”

The added show will be Thursday, April 29 at 7 p.m. The original show is April 30 at 8 p.m., with a dinner option (served at 6:30 p.m. with reservations). But tickets for the original must’ve been getting pretty scarce, hence the second show.

Let’s think about this for a second … Death Cab couldn’t get a second show at the Admiral, so this is pretty impressive …

Ticket info is at (360) 373-6743 or

More later …  — MM

Port Orchard Woman in Top 10 for Spot on ‘Survivor’

A note from our friend Amy Anderson, who we’ve been enjoying in shows at Western Washington Center for the Arts in Port Orchard:

My name is Amy Anderson and I have just been chosen from 2,100 applicants as one of the top 10 to win an audition for the TV show “SURVIVOR.”
I live in Kitsap County, and I would like to get the word out that I need votes to move on in the competition.
The link to vote is: <;vs=Default&amp;play=true&amp;section=videos>
I have also competed in the Port Orchard Idol (third place) at the Bayview Java Deli and have participated in community theater at WWCA — (“Fiddler on the Roof,” “Steel Magnolias,” “A Year with Frog and Toad” and coming soon in “Harvey” and “Guys and Dolls”).
Wouldn’t it be great to see a local person on “Survivor?”
Amy Anderson

More later …  — MM

CVG Show Names 2010 Award Winners

This from our friends at the Collective Visions Art Gallery, where the 2010 CVG Show statewide juried exhibition is on display through Feb. 27:

Carla Grahn’s metal-and-moss construction titled “Girl Army” won the Mayor’s Award for Best of Show in the third CVG Show statewide juried art competition, according to a list announced during an awards ceremony Feb. 6.
The Seattle artist’s piece was selected by juror Jake Seniuk, director and curator of the Port Angeles Fine Art Gallery. Grahn received $1,500 from the competition’s $7,800 total purse.
Port Ludlow’s Michael Berman took the top prize, worth $1,000, in photography, with his entry titled “Open Ocean 2.” “Little Boston Welcome,” a painting by Priscilla Preus of Kingston, was selected by the Kitsap County Arts Board to receive an $1,800 “Purchase Award” for the Kitsap County Public Art Collection.
Other Kitsap award recipients include Roy Peratrovich (Bainbridge Island, second place, 3-D art) and Susan Sweetwater (Bremerton, third place, 3-D art.
The CVG Show consists of 128 selections in 2- and 3-dimensional art and photography by artists from around the state. Seniuk selected the show from more than 800 entries. It runs through Feb. 27 at the Collective Visions Art Gallery, 331 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton.
Information: (360) 377-8327,”

WWCA Needs You to Light Things Up

This from our friend Jan Ewen, who’s directing “The Fantasticks” at Western Washington Center for the Arts in Port Orchard beginning Jan. 29:

I need an additional person to run lights for “The Fantasticks” and we open this Friday night. I want to have at least two people to share the job and so far I have one. We run Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights until Feb. 28. It’s going to be a great show and I promise you won’t get bored. I will know tomorrow what dates I need to fill. I would need the willing person to come to rehearsal Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. to learn the cues for the show. I have someone doing the lights this Friday night for sure and will know the rest of dates tomorrow as I stated earlier.

If you can help, call WWCA at 360.769.7469.

More later …  — MM

Harold and His Purple Crayon Trade Night for Day

This from our friends at the Admiral Theatre:

BREMERTON –Due to a scheduling conflict, the 7 p.m. performance of “Harold and the Purple Crayon” scheduled on Friday, March 12 has been cancelled. Although we will not offer “Harold and the Purple Crayon” as an evening program, we were able to add a 12:30 p.m. performance to our School Day Series on the same day.

Patrons who have purchased tickets are asked to call the Admiral Theatre ticket office, (360) 373-6743 to receive a refund or to exchange their tickets for select shows. Information:

More later …  — MM

CVG Show Selects 120 From 800 Entries

This from our friends at Collective Visions Art Gallery, home of the statewide CVG Show juried art exhibition:

THIRD ANNUAL CVG SHOW to feature over 100 artworks

Over one hundred and twenty artworks by artists from across the state of Washington will be on view at the Collective Visions Gallery in the 2010  CVG Show during the month of February. The exhibition juror, Jake Seniuk, Director of the Port Angles Fine Art Center, selected the show from nearly 800 pieces in all art media that were entered into the competition.  In addition, he will choose the recipients of nearly $6,000 in prize money that will go to the winners of the1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes that will be awarded in each of three categories plus the $1500 “Mayor’s Award” for best of show.   The viewing public is invited to cast votes for the $300 “People’s Choice Award” during the first week of the 2010 CVG Show, which opens Tuesday, February 2.  Voting will continue through the evening “First Friday Art Walk” opening reception February 5, and conclude at 5 pm on Saturday, February 6.  Due to space limitations, the awards ceremony the evening of February 6 is by invitation only.  Award winners will be posted when the show opens at noon Sunday, February 7th.  The gallery will be open Sundays in February from 12 to 5 for the CVG Show.

The gallery will host a series of gallery talks and music designed to enhance the public’s appreciation and understanding of the broad array of art and ideas that is represented in this exhibition.   The following is a schedule of events.  All of these events, except the concert, are free to the public.

February 2 – 10 am – The 2010 CVG Show opens
February 2, 3, & 4, 10 – 5, Peoples’ Choice voting
February 5, 5 – 9 pm – First Friday Art Walk Opening Event
February 12, 7 pm – Lecture by O.C. Art Professor Marie Weichman, MFA
February 19, 7 pm – Gallery concert: Jami Sieber—Electric Cello, $15 -$18 February 26 at 7 pm – Panel Discussion:  Appreciating Contemporary Art
Susan Jackson, Director, Bainbridge Arts and Crafts
Shanna Neims, Interior Designer, Elandan Interiors
Alan Newberg, MFA, CVG Artist, moderator.
February 27, 5 pm – 2010 CVG Show closes

Collective Visions Gallery wishes to thank the generous support of our sponsors:  Kitsap Credit Union, Wet Apple Publishing Co,, Kitsap County Arts Board, The Doctors Clinic, The City of Bremerton,  KPS Health Plans, Third Place Company, Kitsap Eye Physicians,  Windermere Real Estate,  Soriano Brothers Investment Co.,  Printing Services Co. and West Sound Arts Council

NOTE:  the Collective Visions Gallery will be closed to the public from January 18 through January 31 to facilitate preparations for this exhibit.  Opportunities for press photographers might include shots of artists as they deliver their  artwork to the gallery on January 23 and 24, and  shots of the gallery members as they install the show during the week of January 26 though January 30th.

For details call the gallery at 360 377 8327 or Alan Newberg at 360 551 7526.

Collective Visions Gallery is located at 331 Pacific Avenue in downtown Bremerton.   Hours are 10 to 5 Tuesdays through Saturdays and during February, from 12 to 5 on Sundays.

More later …  — MM

Jewel Box Sets Auditions for ‘Born Yesterday’

This from our friends at the Jewel Box Theatre:

The Jewel Box Theatre is conducting auditions for “Born Yesterday” from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 6 and 8 at the theater, 225 Iverson St. in Poulsbo.
Roles for “Born Yesterday” include four women and eight men ages 20-60.
“Born Yesterday” will be presented at the Jewel Box during the weekends from April 2 to 25. Performances will be 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays.
“Born Yesterday” is a classic comedy by Garson Kanin and directed by Laurel Watt.
“Born Yesterday” is about the crooked businessman Harry Brock and his girlfriend, the charming, but dumb ex-chorus girl Billie. Her lack of social graces embarrasses even Harry, so he hires handsome, smart Paul Verrall to educate her. This comedy enjoyed one of the longest runs in history on Broadway.
For information, contact Laurel Watt at <>  or (360) 297-0425.
The Jewel Box Theatre is located at 225 Iverson St. in downtown Poulsbo. For information, go to <>

More later …  — MM

Local Indian Eateries to Donate to Lakewood Officers’ Fund

Spice Route Cuisine of India on Bainbridge and Vashon islands, Gandhi Cuisine of India in Silverdale and Sumay Fine Indian Cuisine in Puyallup will donate 100 percent of their proceeds from Dec. 22 to the fund for families of the four slain Lakewood police officers.

More information: Spice Route (B.I.) 206-780-3545; Spice Route (V.I.) 206-436-4455; Gandhi 360.662.0599.

More later …  — MM