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: Youth invited to show their talents

Jan 25, 2023 | By:

Entry deadlines are near for two chances for local young people to display their talents. The entry deadline for the Gig Harbor Has Talent showcase is Feb. 3. The event, a fundraiser for local charities, is scheduled for March 25. Any Gig Harbor-area student in kindergarten through eighth grades can enter. Applicants must include a

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Harbor Happenings: Final weekend for ‘Puffs’ at PHS

Jan 17, 2023 | By:

There are plenty of opportunities to have some fun this week as we ring in the Year of the Rabbit on the Lunar New Year, Sunday, Jan. 22. Peninsula High School’s production of “Puffs, Or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years At A Certain School of Magic & Magic” wraps up its two-week run with performances Jan.

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Two in Tow & On the Go: Get to know Crescent Creek Park

Jan 12, 2023 | By:

Hey, guys! The new year is officially upon us and I’m excited to be writing my very first column in Gig Harbor Now, sharing all the local places to take kids in 2023. But, before we move forward, let’s take a quick look back. Way back. All the way to 1915 – when the site of Gig Harbor’s present-day Crescent Creek Park first took shape.

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Harbor Happenings: City celebrates North Creek property purchase

Jan 11, 2023 | By:

This week’s calendar has plenty of opportunities to enjoy music, movies and even a dedication ceremony at Gig Harbor’s newest “park.” The city of Gig Harbor will host an “un-groundbreaking” ceremony at the North Creek Salmon Heritage Site near Donkey Creek Park at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14. The ceremony celebrates acquisition of 5.15 acres

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Harbor Happenings: Live music returns to BoatShop

Jan 03, 2023 | By:

Good news, music lovers. Live music returns to the BoatShop this Saturday, Jan. 7, with a performance by multi-talented John Nilsen in an all-ages-welcome show. Nilsen is a piano- and guitar-playing singer-songwriter with whose repertoire includes classical, folk and jazz music. He began studying piano at age 6 and taught himself to play guitar at

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2022 in review: Our favorite photos

Dec 29, 2022 | By:

Most of us here at Gig Harbor Now aren’t trained photographers. We get help on occasion from actual photographers, but for the most part we get by with reporters wielding cell phones. But every so often, even a blind squirrel snaps a good picture. And, of course, we’re grateful for occasional help from people who

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‘Puffs,’ underdog story set in wizarding world, coming to Peninsula High stage

Dec 28, 2022 | By:

When audiences gather in the Milton S. Boyd auditorium for the first play of the 2023 season, the story may seem a bit familiar. However, it will become evident that this one stars an unlikely hero and takes place in a world of its own. Opening night for “Puffs, Or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years At

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Harbor Happenings: Olalla’s Polar Bear jump

Dec 28, 2022 | By:

While some folks will start the New Year with a cup of strong coffee and a football game, dozens of intrepid souls will gather to jump from the Olalla Creek bridge into the icy waters below. They call themselves “Polar Bears.” It’s a decades-long tradition New Year’s Day tradition. Although the origins of the Polar

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Movie scene displays frame a festive downtown holiday season

Dec 23, 2022 | By:

Those little movie scenes that popped up along the waterfront earlier this month? They began back in October as an idea to bring some joy to downtown businesses still reeling from the double-whammy of COVID and a Harborview Drive roundabout project that seemed to go on forever. The movie scene idea blossomed into the life-size

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Harbor Happenings: Winter Make Music Day

Dec 20, 2022 | By:

Even as other holiday events are winding down, musicians all across the land are tuning up to celebrate the winter solstice with Make Music Day. In Gig Harbor, Make Music Day is Wednesday, Dec. 21, in Uptown. It includes all-join-in activities at the Pavilion and live bands performing in two restaurants. Drop by the Pavilion

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