Harbor Happenings: Last chance for Curtis photos at history museum
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 are on loan from a private collector. The exhibit continues into March.
The museum is located at 4121 Harborview Drive. It is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Admission is free.
Talent show audition deadline
The deadline to audition for the Gig Harbor Has Talent showcase is Friday, Feb. 3.
It’s open to all elementary- and middle-school students in the Peninsula School District who’d like to show off their talents — dancing, singing, playing a musical instrument, stand-up comedy, martial arts, magic or practically anything else.
The showcase, staged by the Gig Harbor Kiwanis, will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. March 25 at Swift Water Elementary School.
To audition, download an application and upload a video by clicking here.
School district musicians
Peninsula School District musicians have a couple upcoming performances.
The district’s Choral Festival is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, at Chapel Hill Church. Every school in the district that has a choral program will participate.
Peninsula High School’s music department hosts the Regional Solo and Ensemble competition Feb. 4. Students from high schools throughout the South Sound area – including more than a dozen musicians from Gig Harbor High School – will perform. The competition is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the school’s auditorium, choir room and band room.
- Scottish-born fiddler Louise Bichan and Indiana mandolinist Ethan Setiawan, in the collaboration they call Hildaland, performs Wednesday, Feb. 1, at the Gig Harbor BoatShop. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and music starts at 6 p.m. All ages are welcome. Buy tickets here.
- Local country singer Joel Gibson Jr and his band perform at 7 p.m. Feb. 3 at Ocean5. Tickets cost $20.
- Chris and Jerry play the blues at the Olalla Valley Winery at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3. Chris Klein is a guitar/saxophonist who has played all over the U.S. and Asia. Guitar and bass player Jerry Zybach has represented Oregon at the International Blues Challenge and also tours nationally. Tickets cost $15. Make reservations here.
- The Gig Harbor Literary Society Book Club meets at 6 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Harbor History Museum. This month’s book, “My Own Two Feet,” by Beverly Cleary, follows the popular children’s author through her college years during the Depression, her jobs (including as a librarian), her marriage and writing and publication of her first book, “Henry Higgins.” Bring a snack to share.
- This week’s Flashback Cinemas at the Galaxy Theatres are Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds,” at noon, 3 and 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1; and the Doris Day-Rock Hudson classic “Pillow Talk” at 12:30 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5. Tickets cost just $5 for all Flashback movies.
- Harbor WildWatch divers will take their cameras and lights into the water beneath the Maritime Pier (next to the Tides Tavern) at this month’s Pier into the Night, at 6 p.m. Feb. 4. The divers will video-stream the critters they find, while staff biologists and volunteers identify the sea life that appear on the big video screen. Free for all ages.