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: Rhythm and Blues Festival, Tyee Cup and more

Aug 08, 2023 | By:

The Gig Harbor Rhythm and Blues Festival is from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Gig Harbor Sportsman’s Club. Scheduled to perform are Billy Stapelton, All Funk ‘n’ Games, Roeman & the Whereabouts, 9, Magical History Tour, The Profits, Red House and HD Fusion with Maddy Dullum. The event also features a

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Two in Tow & On the Go: Shenandoah tours closed during construction

Aug 04, 2023 | By:

Here’s a tale of two little children, the slam of a door, and an unplanned climb aboard a very tall fishing vessel.

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Harbor History Museum’s Shenandoah earns prestigious award; walls come next

Aug 03, 2023 | By:

The Harbor History Museum’s Shenandoah Restoration Project is riding a wave of momentum, hitting two milestones in recent weeks. The project won an Award of Excellence from the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) earlier this summer. The award is considered the most prestigious recognition for achievement in the preservation of state and

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Meet Peninsula schools’ two new armed safety and security officers

Aug 02, 2023 | By:

Peninsula School District has hired two new armed safety and security officers. Unlike school resource officers, they are employees of the district. SROs are law enforcement officers contracted by the district in coordination with a local police or sheriff’s department, typically with a cost-sharing arrangement. “PSD has not employed any SROs since the pandemic,” said

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Harbor Happenings: Hundreds of cars on hand for Cruise the Narrows

Aug 01, 2023 | By:

The Cruise the Narrows car show returns to the Uptown shopping center from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5. Organizers anticipate that as many as 300 automobiles will be on display this year, including a rare 1966 Ford GT-40, an Austin Healy and a McLaren. The Datsun club and the MG club also

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Tom Skerritt will help open 2023 Gig Harbor Film Festival

Jul 31, 2023 | By:

Tickets for the Gig Harbor Film Festival go on sale Tuesday, Aug. 1. Tom Skerritt will make an opening night appearance, lending star power to an event that’s building a reputation as one of the best smaller film festivals in the world. Skerritt, a Western Washington resident, will appear to promote “East of the Mountains,”

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Two In Tow & On The Go: A walk up North Harborview Drive

Jul 28, 2023 | By:

We checked off two of Gig Harbor’s alternative park sites from the city’s rec page this week: Bogue Viewing Platform and Finholm View Climb. And they each offer family-friendly surprises for newcomers (100 stairs! Secret beach access!).

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Harbor Happenings: Quilt show at Gig Harbor library

Jul 25, 2023 | By:

Gig Harbor Library is hosting a “Not Your Mother’s Quilt” show of handmade quilts created by members of the Gig Harbor Quilt Guild through August. The exhibit includes modern, abstract pieces; landscape designs; and quilts emphasizing color and shape using curved piecing, needle turn appliqué, collage, circles and multi-media. Guild members Cathy Stone, Lisa Street,

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Two in Tow & On the Go: Love-locks in Gig Harbor

Jul 21, 2023 | By:

Last week, the kids and I stumbled on a love-lock bridge right here in Gig Harbor. Roughly 150 padlocks hang from the crisscross of cables along the city bridge over Donkey Creek. They’re cute, but not everyone is a fan. Here’s a closer look.

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Harbor Happenings: A little bit country, a little bit rock ‘n’ roll

Jul 18, 2023 | By:

This week’s musical high note is a sold-out performance at the Gig Harbor BoatShop by Kathryn Claire and Margot Merah. Portland-based Claire plays violin, guitar and ukulele. Merah lives in Amsterdam, Netherlands. They share a love of music, harmony singing and storytelling. They play at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 21, at the BoatShop, 3805 Harborview

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