Just me talking about costume-y kind of stuff
THe mystery of irma vepp
We went to Seattle to see my mom and Joe, but they asked what we wanted to do while we were there and I said, see a play. I picked The Mystery of Irma Vepp which was being done by the Key City Theatre in Port Townsend. Joe graciously got us a pair of tickets and a night in the lovely Swan Hotel which was right next door. We did a lot of sight-seeing while we were there. The show was hilarious. Irma Vepp is one of those nightmare shows for costume designers, because just like Greater Tuna, the two actors portray numerous characters and everything has to be designed to go on and come off in a mere ten seconds or less. The poor actors have it worse than the designer because they have to run from cue to cue throwing clothes as they go to make their next entrance on time. Of course I'm in the audience rooting for the dressers every step of the way. The staff at Key City were so accommodating. We got to see the facility that afternoon and chat with the artistic director, the stage manager, the publicist and the costume designer. Port Townsend really supports its artists, and not just the theatre artists. The whole town is filled with painters, jewelry designers, potters, musicians. It's got a great community spirit.
Total Cost of the Event: Joe paid for our tickets in advance, but it ended up being a Pay What You Can evening.
Experience music project museum
We went for the Star Wars exhibit. We were amazed by the rest of their regular exhibits. They have on permanent display three galleries devoted to the Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror genre, galleries devoted to both Jimi Hendrix and Nirvana, and a gallery devoted to the history of the electric guitar. The other traveling exhibit was devoted to the animation genius of Chuck Jones. We saw them all. The only gallery we didn't bother with was the one devoted to the Seattle Seahawks. The museum itself was an awesomely designed piece of architecture.
The Star WArs gallery
THe Sci Fi gallery
The HOrror Gallery
THe Fantasy Gallery
The Jimi Hendrix Gallery
The Nirvana Gallery
It was bigger than the photos reflect. There was a whole other area just on other punk bands and bands that were around at the same time.
The Chuck JOnes Exhibit
They also had videos running of The Grinch Who Stole Christmas and What's Opera, Doc.
The Guitar Gallery
Right outside is a giant tornado sculpture of guitars. It took two photos and I didn't even get the whole thing in the frame. Rob was very impressed by this exhibit. I was impressed by Eddie Van Halen's guitar from 1984. It was the only one I recognized without having to read the card.
Total cost of the Event: 3 tickets to the EMP museum $90. 3 ferry tickets: $15 (getting there was a free ride, getting back across cost money), Taxi ride to the museum and back to the ferry: $40.