girls night outIt’s the 10th anniversary of Main Street’s Girls’ Night Out—a day and night of female camaraderie and shopping fun on Thursday, October 3, 2013. This year’s theme is “IN THE PINK!” –wear PINK to Girls’ Night Out!

More than 20 participating businesses will offer special events, in-store promotions and refreshments from 11 am to 8 pm. Visit for details. Proceeds benefit Jefferson County Public’s Health Breast and Cervical Cancer Program and the Port Townsend Main Street Program, a 501c3 nonprofit. This event is sponsored by the Port Townsend Main Street Program, Jefferson Healthcare, and participating businesses.

October is “Breast Cancer Awareness Month” and the event includes the opportunity to purchase a “goodie bag” starting October 1 filled with valuable store coupons, Ozone socks, and gifts donated by the merchants. Goodie bags sell for $10 each. Contents for the goodie bags are donated by OZONE Socks, generous participating businesses, and the Port Townsend Main Street Program.


  • Special Sales & Treats
  • In-Store Events
  • Many Shops Open Later
  • Goodie bags with socks, gifts and surprises
  • Door prizes at the wrap-up party at 8:00 pm at Alchemy Bistro and Wine Bar, 842 Washington Street (next to Haller Fountain).
  • “In the Pink” Raffle with prize valued at $600!

The evening ends with a “Wrap” Party at 8 pm at Alchemy Bistro and Wine Bar (next to Haller Fountain) at 842 Washington Street. The party features a no-host bar, appetizers, desserts, and door prizes; $5 suggested donation at the door. Goodie bags are on sale as of October 1, and raffle tickets available in advance.

IN THE PINK RAFFLE” –a $600 value

Raffle tickets are $5 each and will be on sale at participating Girls’ Night Out stores (check for locations);

The Prize includes:

–One night in the Big Red Barn (Port Townsend) – for two. Value $200;

–Massage and Facial from LaBella Day Spa in Port Townsend. Value $150;

–Gift Certificate for two at Khu Larb Thai. Value $40;

–A Fluffy Spa Robe from The Manresa Castle;

–One digitally-sized image by Deja View Photography for your Facebook business profile photo plus same file to use for print advertising. Value $185.

Need not be present to win.

Raffle ticket sales benefit the Jefferson County Health Department Breast/Cervical Health Program for local women in need and the Port Townsend Main Street Program, a 501c3 nonprofit.

kinetic5Choose your favorite Kartoon Kharacter and join us for our 31st annual kinetic sculpture race on October 5th and 6th.

The GREAT Port Townsend Bay Kinetic Sculpture Race was created in 1983. A Kinetic Skulpture is a human powered, artistically enhanced vehicle that must go through sand (Kwick Sand), mud,(The Dismal Bog), float on water, and transverse hilly, silly neighborhoods.

Some skulptures are engineering marvels while most are… a mixture of bicycle parts, styrofoam, duct tape, imagination and prayers. Awards are given to each racer whether they want it or not, but the most highly prized award is the Mediocrity Award; the skulpture that finishes in the middle of the pack. Bribes help. Kinetic racers and the glorious spectators must be kapable of having fun without taking the event too seriously.

Saturday’s festivities start at Low Noon begining with a parade downtown followed by a break & floatation test. Later that evening starting at 8:00pm there’s a Koronation Ball where the new Rose Hips Kween will be chosen, an unbelievable event. Live music will be played by a live band.  (We tried the zombie bands… didn’t quite work!)

Sunday, the race begins at Low Noon in front of city hall and ends around 5 pm with an awards ceremony.Kinetic Kops will issue citations, kontrolling khaos and konfusion at the event. Bribes will be kollected for the Kinetic Konsortium and the very in-famous Judges.

Romantic comedy, historical drama, documentary, stories of valor… Calling all film lovers! Your pass for the 2013 PT Film Festival has never been more valuable because the Festival has expanded to 6 indoor venues.  Of particular buzz is the elegant Silverwater Theatre, Port Townsend’s newest movie theatre. This premier venue sits atop the Silverwater Café with a gorgeous new screen and furniture to match.  Be the first audience at 9am on Friday morning.  With only 45 elegant seats, this promises to be a favorite, so get there early.

Passes are available online here: or stop by the Hospitality Center at The Cotton Building (607 Water Street) which opens on Thursday morning 9/19/13 at 11am.  Afterward,  you can wander over next door to the Pope Marine Park Building and visit AREA 51, the “out of this world” organic cocktail bar.  Read the program, sip coconut water or one of our signature cocktails and meet otherfilm lovers planning their 3 day film fest.  This oasis of beverage and festivities will be open Thursday until 7pm, Fri- Sun noon until close.  Check the print program for details or visit our program on line at

Another new theatre opens at 9am Friday- the Broughton Theatre at Key City Public Theatre, 419 Washington St.  Returning again this year is the Peter Simpson Free Cinema in the American Legion Hall, 209 Monroe St.- new entrance on Washington, thru the lobby.  This theatre opens at 9:15am, as does the Rosebud Cinema.  The Rose Theatre opens at 9:30am.

4pm opening ceremonies at Haller Fountain hosted by Joey Pipia welcomes back The Rakers and Hooray- a whole parade of Marilyn Monroes!  The Lawn Chair Rhythm Planet Drill Team and Drum Core open our celebration of filmmakers who will illuminate the  weekend with insights and stories on the set.  With 92 films at nearly 70 screenings, you are going to have a great time deciding what to see next.