Arts & Entertainment

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

Sock monkey display kicking it at the Gig Harbor Library

Apr 23, 2024 | By:

Inspiration struck George Long in 2015, when he visited an art studio and watched as an artist created a sock monkey. At the time he lived in York, Penn., and was nearing retirement after owning and operating a successful commercial roofing business. In an instant, he had an idea for what he wanted to do,

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Harbor Happenings | Get your chowder on Saturday

Apr 23, 2024 | By:

Chowder lovers rejoice. The Green Gig Chowder Social happens at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Gig Harbor Vintage Areo Museum at Tacoma Narrows Airport. Classic chowder varieties like clam, chicken and salmon are on the menu, along with corn, vegetarian and Thai chowders – and more. The event also includes an auction, music

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Gig Harbor Now and Then | Which government agency originally owned the land where this school now stands?

Apr 22, 2024 | By: Greg Spadoni

The last three Gig Harbor Now and Then columns have not posed any questions of local history. We will return to that format this week, somewhat under duress. There’s a rumor floating around that unless we return to posting questions, we might be replaced by a new column. If you think we’ve been writing boring

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Harbor Happenings: Paddlers Cup races are this weekend

Apr 16, 2024 | By:

Paddlers of all ages and skill levels can take part in the Paddlers Cup races Saturday and Sunday, April 20 and 21, at Ancich and Skansie Parks. Now in its 11th year, the Paddlers Cup features two days of racing for kayaks, canoes, stand-up and prone paddleboards, outriggers, para-canoes and dragon boats. It’s a fundraiser

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Harbor Happenings | School district choral festival is Friday

Apr 09, 2024 | By:

Gig Harbor High School hosts the Peninsula School District’s choral festival at 7 p.m. Friday, April 12. Choirs from all the district’s secondary schools will perform. The program is free, but seating is first-come, first served. GHHS is located at 5101 Rosedale Street. 3 Trick Pony plays their rendition of classic rock and funky tunes

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Two in Tow & On the Go | It’s OK to play on these works of art

Apr 05, 2024 | By:

  Last month in Gig Harbor Now, writer Jennifer Preston discussed the importance of not only having public art in Gig Harbor — but playable art as well. Here at Two In Tow & On The Go, we’re all for that. So I’m going to tell you about three South Sound public art pieces that

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Harbor Happenings | April Art Walk is Saturday

Apr 02, 2024 | By:

Downtown galleries present work by more than 50 artists and host art-making demonstrations during Art Walk on Saturday, April 6. Most galleries will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Demonstrations are from 1 to 3 p.m. Participating galleries include: Ebb Tide, 7809 Pioneer Way. Scratchboard artist Steve Hammond will talk about his craft.

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Gig Harbor Now and Then | An April Fool’s true or false quiz

Apr 01, 2024 | By: Greg Spadoni

Although not scheduled for a new column this week, Gig Harbor Now and Then hereby presents either a bonus issue or three completely unnecessary pages, depending upon how it’s received. Traditionally, April First is for spoofing, tricking and practical joking. But we’re not doing any of that. We’re going to tell you up front what

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2024 Summer Sounds at Skansie schedule is set

Mar 27, 2024 | By:

The popular Summer Sounds at Skansie concert series returns July 16. The concerts run from 6 to 8 p.m. on summer Tuesdays at Skansie Brothers Park in downtown Gig Harbor. The lineup includes: July 16: Wally & the Beaves, a seven-piece Pacific Northwest band playing hits from the 1950s, ’60s, ’70s and ’80s. Each member

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Harbor Happenings | Easter egg hunts for all (or at least most) ages

Mar 26, 2024 | By:

PenMet Parks’ Teen Flashlight Egg Hunt starts at 7 p.m. Friday, March 29, at Sehmel Homestead Park. The search for hidden eggs will be followed by an after-hunt party with a DJ, games, snacks and more. Bring a flashlight. The event is free, but donations are welcome. Click here to reserve a space. PenMet also

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