Sailboat regatta, music, art await you this weekend

Keltoi -- from left, Cameron St. Louis, Vienna Scheyer, Bill Woods, David Rivers and Rich Hill -- will bring their Celtic music to Port Townsend's Quimper Grange Hall this Saturday night. photo courtesy of Keltoi

Live music – from Celtic to classical, blues to rock ‘n’ roll – will flow freely across the northern Olympic Peninsula this weekend. And there’s a spectacular backdrop to it all: a sailboat race across Port Townsend Bay.

Here are the details :

• A “Too Hot for Socks” swing dance will take place tonight at Manresa Castle, 651 Cleveland St., Port Townsend. Dance classes start at 6:30 p.m.; Jonathan Doyle and his band play music until 9 p.m. for a cover charge.

• The carpenters’ regatta, postponed last month, will depart Saturday at 1 p.m. from the Port Townsend Boat Haven and head for downtown Northwest Maritime’s downtown. More than two dozen skippers have registered with; the Port Townsend Sailing Association hosts the race across the bay.

An awards night follows the event at the Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St.

Spectators can watch from the shore; as for the sailors, more details can be found on

• The Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra has two concerts Saturday – 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Port Angeles High School Performing Arts Center, 304 E. Park Ave., Port Angeles.

Guest artist Victoria Parker will join the orchestra and conductor Jonathan Pasternack for Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 and Sibelius’ Fifth Symphony.

Both shows are sold out, but concert services manager Mark Wendeborn is managing a waiting list of last-minute ticket requests.

He and the symphony can be reached at 360-457-5579 and [email protected]while more information about the orchestra awaits you at

• Lost in the Shuffle, the blues band consisting of Gerry Sherman, Ralph Baker and Glen Hellman, will play this Saturday at Discovery Bay Brewing, 948 N. Park Ave., Port Townsend. There is no coverage for the 4-7 p.m. concert

• The Botanicals of Friends of Trees the plant sale promises trees, shrubs and herbs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Finnriver Farm & Cidery, 124 Center Road, Chimacum.

• Keltoi, a six-piece Celtic band, arrive for a concert at the Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St., Port Townsend, on Saturday.

Cameron St. Louis, Vienna Scheyer, Rich Hill, David Rivers, Dave Bartley and Bill Woods provide Scottish Gaelic songs, Scottish and Irish dance music and vocal harmonies at 7 p.m., after doors open at 6 p.m. h 30.

Admission is $20 and for now, masks and proof of vaccination are required.

• Residents’ evening is an art-dance cabaret-performance night at Manresa Castle, 651 Cleveland St., Port Townsend, on Saturday. The showcase runs from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. while information awaits at

• Badd Dog Blues Society by Andy Koch presents a dance party at the American Legion Hall, 209 Monroe St. in downtown Port Townsend on Saturday.

The full band of Jim Nyby, Mike Boyce and Kurt Munnich plays 6-9 p.m. with no cover charge.

• Stringology, the trio of bassist-vocalist Tracy Grisman, ukulelist Terianne Stratton and guitarist Eric Bogart deliver hot swing at Finnriver Farm & Cidery, 124 Center Road in Chimacum, Saturdays 6-8pm

• Cool Jam & Marmalades, a classic rock sextet, brings music from the 60s and 70s – with lots of Beatles in there – to Sequim Elks Lodge, 143 Port Williams Road, Sequim. Dancers and listeners are invited to the concert from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, where admission is charged.

• Kristen MarloClassically trained singer, guitarist and self-taught songwriter, will perform at Finnriver Farm in Chimacum this Sunday from 2-4pm

• “Scientific stories”, the multimedia exhibit at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, marries art books with investigations of the natural world. Admission is free to the Center for Fine Arts, 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd., where the gallery is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. For more details, see or call 360-457-3532.

• “Some Mornings: Paintings by Meg Kaczyk from Poems by Linda M. Robertson” is the new exhibition at Northwind Art Grover Gallery, 236 Taylor St., Port Townsend. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday. For more details, visit www.North


Jefferson County Senior Reporter Diane Urbani de la Paz can be reached at 360-417-3509 or [email protected]