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Harbor Happenings: Get out on the water with Pier Into the Night, Dock Walk

Posted on February 20th, 2024 By:

There are plenty of options this week for entertainment, education and civic engagement.

Join Harbor WildWatch at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at 7Seas Brewery for Pier into the Night, and see what’s lurking in the waters below the dock. Divers carry cameras into the harbor, while staff biologists and trained volunteers interpret what they show for people gathered on the dock. 7Seas is at 2005 Harborview Dr.

Harbor WildWatch also hosts a Dock Walk starting at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23. A Harbor WildWatch naturalist leads a 30-minute walk along Jerisich Dock to discuss the many species of sea life that call Gig Harbor home. Jerisich Dock is at 3215 Harborview Dr.

On Saturday, Feb. 24, WildWatch hosts a Wildside Walk starting at 10 a.m. at Skansie Brothers Park. A WildWatch Naturalist will lead a four-stop tour along the waterfront, ending at the Old Ferry Landing after about a half-mile walk.

Pier into the Night and Dock Walk are free, but donations are accepted. Suggested donations are $2 per person or $5 per family.

A crowd at Jerisich Dock for a previous Pier Into the Night event. Harbor WildWatch

Live music

  • Olalla Bay Landing, 13965 Crescent Valley Road, hosts a monthly open mic night starting at Thursday, Feb. 22.
  • Kimball Coffeehouse, 6659 Kimball Dr., welcomes Anjali Silva and Sabor and their tasty mix of Latin and Brazilian jazz at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23. All ages are welcome at the free performance.
  • Singer-songwriter Larry Murante plays the Loft at the Olalla Winery at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23. Murante has won the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, West Coast Songwriters Song Contest and the Great American Song Contest, among other accolades. Reserve tickets here.

At the movies

  • The Gig Harbor Film Festival’s Monday movie for February takes place Feb. 26 with a one-time-only showing of “Róise & Frank” at Galaxy Theatres Uptown. Róise, a widow on a journey of healing, finds solace and unexpected companionship in a stray dog she believes to be the reincarnation of her late husband, Frank. The pooch helps Róise rediscover a sense of joy and purpose in her life and her community as Frank makes friends with the children on the local hurling team. Showtime is 6:30 p.m.
  • The Flashback Cinema movie at the Galaxy on Wednesday, Feb. 21, is “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” showing at 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. The Flashback movie on Sunday, Feb. 25, is “Terminator 2: Judgement Day.” Showtimes are noon and 6 p.m. Flashback movies are just $5.


  • The deadline for new artists to apply for this year’s Open Studio Tour is Feb. 28. The tour takes place Sept. 20, 21 and 22. Click here for application details.
  • There’s still time to see a selection of artworks by Lauren Napier at Tacoma Community College-Gig Harbor. The show runs through Feb. 29. Free admission.

Civic engagement

  • The city of Gig Harbor’s Utilities Division will hold an informational meeting at the Civic Center on Grandview Street at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, to discuss an update to the city’s Water System Plan. Learn more about it here.
  • The Gig Harbor City Council meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, at the Civic Center on Grandview Street. Tentative agenda items include adoption of an ordinance related to site-specific rezone and height restriction variances; and a resolution expressing support for the Levy Lid Lift ballot measure that will increase property taxes. The meeting can also be accessed via Zoom.