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Harbor Happenings: Final weekend for ‘Puffs’ at PHS

Posted on January 17th, 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. 19, 20 and 21. Curtain time is 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are available at the door and online. PHS is located at 14105 Purdy Drive.

Members of the Peninsula High School cast of “Puffs,” a Harry Potter spoof.

Music and art

  • Kimball Coffeehouse hosts a weekly open mic session on Thursdays. Musicians, comedians, jugglers – whatever your talent, you’re welcome to perform in a supportive, friendly atmosphere. Sign-ups start at 5:30 p.m., with performances until 8 p.m. Roemen & The Whereabouts play Motown and retro soul at Kimball starting at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20. Kimball is located at 6659 Kimball Drive, Suite A102.
  • Two Macs and Friends perform Friday at the Olalla Winery. Music starts at 6:30 at 13176 Olalla Valley Road. Seating is limited. Purchase tickets here.
  • Harbor History Museum’s special exhibition “Tinted Light: Edward Curtis’ Picture Opera” continues through Feb. 4. The show features hand-tinted slides created by renowned photographer Curtis to promote his 20-volume life work “North American Indian.” The slides are some of the only color versions of Curtis’ well-known black and white images. The museum is open from 11 a.m. top 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday at 4121 Harborview Drive. Admission is free.
  • The Kiwanis’ Club’s is accepting applications for its “Gig Harbor Has Talent” youth talent showcase. The March 25 showcase will put the spotlight on kids in grades K-5 who sing, dance, play a musical instrument, do standup comedy, magic, martial arts or other talent. For application and audition details click here.

Beach monitoring

Harbor WildWatch plans a beach monitoring session starting at 7 p.m. Friday at Sunrise Beach Park. Join the WildWatch staff and biologists and help collect data on the biodiversity of local beaches. No science background is required and you don’t need to stay for the entire event.

Dress for mucking about at low tide, and bring a headlamp, perhaps a thermos of warm beverage and an adventurous attitude. Email [email protected] for information.


  • Events this week at the Gig Harbor Library, 4424 Point Fosdick Drive, include Teen Tuesday from 4-5 p.m. Jan. 17, featuring Shrinky Dink crafts, for ages 12-18; and the Tweens Chess Club  for ages 5-12, from 5:45 to 6:45 Thursday, Jan. 19. Library programs are free. The library’s county-wide teen writing and art contest, “Our Own Expressions,” takes place Jan. 23–Feb.28. Click here for details.
  • This week’s Classic Cinemas at the Galaxy Theatres feature “Jurrasic Park” at 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18; and “Gone with the Wind” at 12:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22. Tickets cost just $5.

Short term rental meetings

The Gig Harbor City Council will discuss proposed regulations on short-term rentals during a study session scheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19. Click here to watch the meeting online.