Fall is here and the entertainment has moved inside. Some folks are planning their annual exit from the Northwest to sunnier climes in California, Arizona, New Mexico, etc. But those of us who choose …
Fall is here and the entertainment has moved inside. Some folks are planning their annual exit from the Northwest to sunnier climes in California, Arizona, New Mexico, etc. But those of us who choose to stay here are already enjoying the plethora of indoor options the creative locals provide.
Last Thursday BJ and several friends went to the Bare Bones presentation of “Love Letters” at the Beach Club. Peter and Beth Ely were the only actors and by all accounts did a great job. BJ planned to have a few friends over for some dessert and wine following the play so I was not surprised to see several cars parked in front of the house when I returned home from my poker game. (I lost a $1.) However, I was surprised to see the dozen or so women in the kitchen when I walked in the door. And Sharon Draper had already gone home! It turns out BJ saw several more friends at the play and thought they looked thirsty. It takes a lot of energy to limit my losses to $1 so I said goodnight and went to bed.
The second concert of the Port Ludlow Performing Arts was Friday evening featuring guitar-playing songstress Molly Tuttle. At 25 years old she is a wonderfully talented young woman who clearly has a following in the area. PLPA board president Barb Skinner asked the sold-out audience how many were attending their first PLPA concert. I estimate about 50 folks raised their hands. I then realized Molly had some fans in the area. Virtually every song had the audience tapping their toes to the original music written by Molly. The only song I heard that was not originally written by her was “Gentle on my Mind”.
The first annual (?) Beach Club Pot Luck “Tail Gate Party” took place on Saturday evening. Over 60 enthusiastic fans showed up to celebrate one or another of the roughly 81 million sports teams in the world. The tables were decorated with local team flags from the Chimacum Cowboys to the Seattle Seahawks. Knowing your college fight song had the benefit of improving your position in the food line or winning one of the coveted mini footballs. (You can get 16 of them for $10 at Amazon.) As the moderator for the evening I was surprised at the number of people who did not recognize their alma mater’s fight song. Nonetheless, the music seemed to energize the room!
Next Sunday at 2 PM the Port Townsend Community Orchestra will present a concert of Eastern melodies. The event is again held at the Chimacum High School auditorium and features Port Townsend High School graduate Matthew Daline playing his Brescian Viola from around year 1560. That would be older than some of my friends!
With all this entertainment going on I thought it’s time for a little musical humor. How many folk singers does it take to change a light bulb? It takes one to change it and five to sing about how good the old one was.
Love a curmudgeon and have a great week!