Arts & Entertainment

Whether you’re looking to be entertained or enlightened, Gig Harbor Now covers fun and informational events taking place in the community.

Harbor Happenings: Film Festival features more than 60 independent films

Sep 19, 2023 | By:

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated the date of the ChuSeok Festival at Skansie Park. The correct date is Sept. 30, 2023. The Gig Harbor Film Festival, happening this week at the Galaxy Uptown Theatres, features nearly 65 independent films. The festival starts Thursday, Sept. 21, and runs through early afternoon

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‘The Lost Angle,’ premiering at Gig Harbor Film Festival, shows bridge collapse as you’ve never seen it

Sep 18, 2023 | By:

If you grew up in Western Washington, or even just lived here for a good stretch of time, you probably think you already know practically everything about the 1940 collapse of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge.   A short documentary premiering at this week’s Gig Harbor Film Festival could prove you wrong.  The 11-minute film, called

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Two in Tow & On the Go: Kitsap County’s Anderson Park an uphill climb for kids

Sep 15, 2023 | By:

When Gig Harbor Now’s very own Kitsap crackerjack, Mr. Ed Friedrich, in all his infinite wisdom as a tried and true local, says to you, “Yo, new girl. You miss sand? Like, real sand? Because I’ve got just the place for you …”

You go, right?

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Harbor Happenings: Go inside the artists’ studios this week

Sep 12, 2023 | By:

Nearly three dozen local artists will be on hand in their studios to show and sell their work during this weekend’s Open Studio Tour. Artists will answer questions about what inspires them and talk about their creative processes. Many will also demonstrate how they create their artwork. Featured media include paintings, photography, jewelry, sculpture and

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Gig Harbor Now and Then: Sports scores from the 1930s may not be what you expect

Sep 11, 2023 | By: Greg Spadoni

The previous question posed by Gig Harbor Now and Then was: What two different sports were the girls’ teams playing in 1930 when Gig Harbor’s Union High School beat Vaughn Union High 17-15, then lost to Olalla 5-4; and in 1935 when Rosedale School beat Crescent Valley School 66-22? Answer: basketball and baseball, respectively. In

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Veteran, two Thunderbirds headed to Port Townsend for festival

Sep 06, 2023 | By: Chapin Day

A short but jaunty maritime parade of historic vessels slipped out of Gig Harbor against the tide at dawn Wednesday, Sept. 6, embarking on an eight-hour voyage north to Port Townsend. The 1926, 65-foot restored purse seiner Veteran towed two 26-foot Thunderbird sailboats. The two are scheduled for display Sept. 8 through 10 at the

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Harbor Happenings: Hounds, airplanes and more

Sep 05, 2023 | By:

Gardeners, dog lovers, airport enthusiasts, runners and bike riders all have something to look forward to this weekend. The annual Harbor Hounds Charity Dog Walk and Community Fair happens from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at Skanskie Brothers Park. Dogs of all shapes, sizes and breeds are welcome. The schedule includes contests

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Two in Tow & On the Go: Views, do’s and don’ts at the Old Ferry Landing

Sep 01, 2023 | By:

Today’s column took Clara and Wyatt through the rich history of Gig Harbor’s Old Ferry Landing, from its early days as a bustling transportation hub to its current status as a scenic viewpoint and public space. It also turned them into accidental trespassers. Oops.

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Day Tripper: Troll takes up residence on nearby Bainbridge Island

Aug 30, 2023 | By: Mary Williams

Day Tripper – Live like a tourist while staying close to home Gas prices are sky high, and a night in a hotel is approaching astronomically expensive.  So, for the foreseeable future, I imagine many of you are going to find yourselves taking day trips rather than the road trip vacations we’ve grown to love. 

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Altrusa awards $29,000 from Empty Bowls fundraiser to six local groups

Aug 29, 2023 | By:

Altrusa International of Gig Harbor awarded $29,000 raised at the March 4 Empty Bowls event to six groups that provide food to families and children. Over the past eight years, Empty Bowls events provided more than $130,000 to feed families in the Peninsula School District. Organizations benefitting from the 2023 Empty Bowls event include Gig

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