Arts and Entertainment

Posted 11/29/23

Christmas Concert Dec. 14: in-person, online, and on the air


The musicians of Trinity United Methodist Church will present a Christmas Concert on Thursday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. In …

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Christmas Concert Dec. 14: in-person, online, and on the air


The musicians of Trinity United Methodist Church will present a Christmas Concert on Thursday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. In gratitude to the community for its continued support of their Candlelight Concert series, a wide range of carols from Gregorian to current favorites will be performed on the two pipe organs, piano, and harpsichord, alone or in combination. The Trinity Chancel Choir and Trinity Bell Choir will also share their music. In the final portion of the concert, attendees are invited join in singing carols with the organs and keyboards.

There will be a reception following the performance, which will also be streamed live at; follow the link for the Candlelight Concerts Online and ways to donate. The concert will also be simulcast on KPTZ FM 91.9.

In-person admission to the concert is free, with a suggested donation of $15 per person. Half of the concert proceeds will be donated to St. Vincent DePaul of East Jefferson County ( to assist them in responding to the emergency needs of individuals and families in our community who have nowhere else to turn.

Trinity United Methodist Church is located at 609 Taylor Street, across from the Community Center, in Uptown.  Attendees should plan on arriving early – doors will open at 6:30. Masks are encouraged.

Carla MaIn at Vintage


Saturday, Dec. 2 will be a day filled with holiday spirit in downtown Port Townsend with carolers, special decorations, lighting of the Christmas Tree, and Santa showing up for kids both young and old.

Celebrate Santa’s arrival and then top off the festivities with a glass of wine, conversation with friends, and a local band. Carla Main, joined by Dirk Anderson on the bass and Jim Oliver on guitar, will be playing at Vintage from 4:30 to 6:30 at 725 Water Street.

Vintage offers a great spot to warm up with delicious wine, small bites, and a cozy and beautiful setting with a great view!


Local live hard rock
at The Keg and I


Loud heavy rock has been part of the Port Townsend scene for a long time.  With local venues changing hands in the past few years, the local punk, alternative, heavy, and otherwise loud rock musicians have been struggling to find reliable and welcoming places to share their music.

The Keg and I, a small taproom in Chimacum, is one, and is hosting a series of live rock concerts this winter on the last Thursday of every month.  Each show will feature two bands playing original loud punk, heavy, or alternative rock, and the shows will start at 7 p.m. 

These concerts are free and 21-plus. 

The next concert is this Thursday, Nov. 30, and will feature Icky Shivers and Beach Logs Kill! Both bands are based in the Port Townsend/Hadlock area.  Seth Raymond, Jon Isenhour, and Cha Wright have all played in some of the best punk, indie, and other rock projects in the area over the years, and their Icky Shivers songs have a post-pandemic energy that is infectious. 

Beach Logs Kill! is a heavy rock band put together last year by long-time musicians Adam Burns, Jacob Braverman, Erik Kingfisher, and Dean Brittain, and their songs blend some of the sludgy traditions of the Pacific Northwest 90’s rock with angsty punk.


Chimacum Arts & Crafts Fair


The Chimacum Arts & Crafts Fair will be held Dec. 9 and 10 at the Chimacum JR /SR High School Campus at 91 West Valley Road in Chimacum.

The fair is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.

The fair is open to all vendors who make their own crafts. This year there will be 92 vendors.

“We also have non-profit groups like Gathering Place and student groups such as 4H, the Port Townsend High School photography class and their 2024 calendar,” said organizer Flavia Heineman. “These groups are not charged to be a part of the fair.”

Chimacum Cafe will give a discount for those shoppers who can show proof that they were at the fair. Finnriver will be hosting food, drinks and live music after the fair. Other activities will be taking place Chimacum Corner Farm Stand and the Grange. 

Over the years the fair has provided grants to programs in other districts.

Port Townsend Gallery
features artists


The Port Townsend Gallery offers one-stop gift shopping with selections from the gallery’s 26 artists.

Choose from fine art jewelry, art creations, ceramics, photography, watercolors, Japanese-styled hand bags, collages, abstracts, oils, woodcuts, pastels, metal work, mixed media, layered hardwood miniature bowels, handspun wraps and luxury scarves, Temari art balls, Batiks, pen and inks, whimsical carved wood, and many small stocking-stuffer gift items.

Meet the artists during the Art Walk Saturday Dec. 2, 5 to 8 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

The Port Townsend Gallery at 715 Water Street is open from 10 to 6, seven days.  Also, by appointment. For more Gallery information, phone 360-379-8110