Arts & Entertainment

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

Peninsula Youth Orchestra Winter Concert is Sunday

Feb 03, 2023 | By:

One of Gig Harbor’s secret musical treasures performs at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, at the Peninsula High School auditorium. Peninsula Youth Orchestra is the Gig Harbor area’s only performance group for stringed instruments. It offers four orchestras, based on age and skill levels. All four PYO ensembles, with more than 60 kids ranging in

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Harbor Happenings: Last chance for Curtis photos at history museum

Jan 31, 2023 | By:

The Harbor History Museum’s special exhibit, “Tinted Light: Edward Curtis’ Picture Opera,” is nearing the end of its run. The show features hand-tinted slides created by renowned Seattle-based photographer Edward Curtis, best known for his portraits of Native Americans. The slides are some of the only color versions of his iconic black-and-white images. The images

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Taco Time commercial shines spotlight on Gig Harbor

Jan 31, 2023 | By:

As part of its 60th anniversary celebration in 2022, Taco Time Northwest produced half a dozen of TV spots with distinctly Northwest vibes. Each commercial depicts a little slice-of-life moment in the daily activities of a typical Pacific Northwesterner, and shows how Taco Time fits in. Including, as many sharp-eyed viewers no doubt noticed, Gig

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Two in Tow & On the Go: Kids’ Gig playground charms with nods to local landmarks

Jan 27, 2023 | By:

After two decades of play, faded paint and missing parts, much of The Kids’ Gig local history is lost to Gig Harbor newcomers like us. Until now.

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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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