Arts & Entertainment

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

Day Tripper: A day (or two) at the museums

Jan 24, 2024 | By: Mary Williams

It’s just a month or so since the busy holiday season ran its course. And, despite the fact that last week’s deep freeze and ice-covered roads are just a memory, it’s likely that a day trip may not be your first priority right now. Most of the time I’m more than willing to spend grey

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Vandals damage Our Fisherman, Our Guardian statue

Jan 24, 2024 | By:

Vandals broke a canoe off the Our Fisherman, Our Guardian carved statue at Austin Park at txʷaalqəł Estuary late Monday or early Tuesday, Jan. 22 or 23.  The city of Gig Harbor believes the damage occurred when someone tried to climb on the statue, carved by renowned artist and Quinault Tribal Chairman Guy Capoeman and

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Harbor Happenings: Teen Masquerade Ball is Saturday at GHHS

Jan 23, 2024 | By:

Middle school and high school students between the ages of 12 and 17 are invited to dance the night away Saturday, Jan. 27, at PenMet Parks’ annual Teen Masquerade Ball. The evening of costumes, dancing and refreshments at Gig Harbor High School starts at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $12. Bring your own mask, or borrow

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Jennifer Preston | A place to play

Jan 17, 2024 | By:

The purpose of play “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” – George Bernard Shaw Forward-thinking municipalities know good things happen when citizens have a place to gather and grow. A thriving, local community provides both space and events for people of all ages and abilities to

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Harbor Happenings | ‘Desert Drought’ on display at TCC-Gig Harbor

Jan 16, 2024 | By:

The Gig Harbor campus of Tacoma Community College hosts a show of “Desert Drought” paintings by Lauren Napier through March 15. Napier, whose creative outlet is usually music or prose, turned to painting during the COVID-19 pandemic. This series was inspired by her time spent on the Navajo Reservation and the Arizona desert. Live music

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Gig Harbor Now and Then: Harassment and bullying were behind this Midway School riddle

Jan 15, 2024 | By: Greg Spadoni

Partial digression resolution This week we’re starting off with our previous digression, where we asked two questions to which we did not have the answers. We have one now. It’s nice and appreciated that Lynn Kennard, a daughter of Proctor Peacock, took the time to confirm that the Harbor History Museum photo we linked to

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Two In Tow & On The Go | Gig Harbor’s top venues for kids’ birthday parties

Jan 12, 2024 | By:

If you’ve ever Googled “birthday places near me”and become totally overwhelmed by the choices — I’ve got you. Here’s a list of all the places, prices and packages for your kiddo’s next party! For the second time* in my life, I can officially declare I’ve spent 76 hours compiling a list of more birthday party

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Harbor Happenings | Gallery Row closes soon

Jan 09, 2024 | By:

There’s still time to purchase original works of art created by local artists at Gallery Row before the long-running gallery closes its doors for good on Jan. 20. For more than three decades, the gallery has connected Gig Harbor residents and visitors with area artists who create one-of-a-kind paintings, glassworks, jewelry, ceramics, photography, as well

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Harbor Happenings: Art Walk strides into the New Year

Jan 03, 2024 | By:

The holiday decorations are coming down, kids and teachers are back in classrooms and things are returning to a regular schedule as the calendar turns to a new year. On Saturday, Jan. 6, downtown galleries will be open until 5 p.m. for the year’s first Art Walk. Work by more than 50 local artists will

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Late Winter Break Holiday Event Roundup

Dec 30, 2023 | By:

Seeking some post-Christmas cheer while the kids are still out of school? Here’s the last of the local holiday events, albeit most are in the Tacoma area — but the worth the drive! If you’ve got something to add, email me at [email protected]. NOTE: Tickets are officially sold out to the remaining days of the

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