Music, flight, art is celebrated on the Peninsula this weekend

Music festivals and a flying party are among the activities topping the list of entertainment on the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend.

• STATE offers three days of music, art and special events at Fort Worden in Port Townsend starting today.

Performers include Jerrod Carmichael, Reignwolf, a presentation titled “Deconstructing the Beatles Revolver” by Scott Freiman, a conversation led by music journalist and author Marcus J. Moore interviewing Jazz is Dead, Jungle, Modest Mouse, Father John Misty, Goose, Sparks, Freddie Gibbs, José González, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, Seattle-based performers from STG’s Education and Community Engagement Programs and others.

Also scheduled are presentations by tribal storytellers Elaine Grinnell of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe and Delbert Miller of the Skokomish Tribe in partnership with SAMA: Seattle Sacred Music & Art; and the future is 0, a live game show where artist contestants compete in a series of mental, physical and psychological challenges.

Tickets range from $129.50 for a day pass to $349.50 for a full festival pass for adults and teens, though children 12 and under will be admitted free. They are available at, and; In-person purchase will be available through Fort Worden Hospitality in the Fort’s Commons, 210 Battery Way, in the center of campus. Three-day passes and one-day tickets will be available along with parking and camping reservations.

Not everything requires paid admission.

Fort Worden is a public park, and some outdoor activities — food trucks, a vendor market and the Luminarium — will be accessible to the public without a festival wristband.

To see the full lineup and schedule, see

• Music in the Straits offers five concerts of live music by composers such as Beethoven, Shostakovich and Mendelssohn and the world premiere of a piece by Seattle-born composer Paul Chihara over two weekends beginning today.

Concerts are at 7 p.m. in Maier Hall at Peninsula College, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., tonight through Sunday and Sept. 2 through Sept. 3, except for the Jeremy Denk recital on Sunday, which is at 3 p.m. They are hosted by co-artistic directors James Garlick and Richard O’Neill.

Saturday night’s concert is sold out, but tickets for other concerts can be found at

• Air matter will highlight airplanes and hot air balloons from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Sequim Valley Airport, 468 Dorothy Hunt Lane.

Airplane, tethered balloon and helicopter rides are scheduled along with cars and trucks and remote control airplanes.

Admission is $10 per load with additional fees for various rides.

For more information about Air Affaire, see

• Music at the Elks will present Queens & Aces performing 40’s to 70’s swing, Latin, standards, ballads and oldies from 6pm to 8pm on Sunday.

Admission to the Sequim Elks Lodge at 143 Port Williams Road is $10 for Elks members and $12 for guests.

Dance lessons are available for $5 before the dance.

• Port Angeles Eagles will host its annual Member Appreciation Picnic from 1 to 9 p.m., Saturday.

Band Echo will perform from 5pm to 9pm with no cover charge.

Port Angeles Eagles Aerie is at 2843 E. Myrtle St.

For this day only, to join Eagles or his companion, the initiation fee will be waived and annual fees will be reduced.

Social ice cream hosted by the Sequim Prairie Grange will host an ice cream social from 5 to 7 p.m., Sunday.

Ice cream will be served in the grange hall, 290 Macleay Road.

The menu includes banana splits, leeks and brown bread for $7 each.

There will be vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ice creams, as well as strawberries, pineapple, whipped cream, walnuts, cherries and chocolate or caramel sauce.

For more information, call the grange at 360-582-0100.

Color and light The exhibit will be held by the Port Angeles Science Center at Large from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The free expo will be at the Port Angeles Farmers Market at The Gateway transit center at First and Lincoln streets.

The hands-on exhibit is suitable for all ages.

For more information, email Diane Whitmore at [email protected].

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