Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week – February 20-26
It’s time for BILA’s regular list of Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week. With everything to see and do, we think you’ll want to spend a few nights on our Bainbridge Island! For a full list of our Bainbridge Island vacation rentals, go here.
Friday, February 20
BPA Presents: “Side By Side By Sondheim”
7:30 pm @ Bainbridge Performing Arts (Address)
Join BPA for a swanky, swinging 1960’s evening at the engagement party of a young couple and their eclectic group of friends set to the iconic music of Stephen Sondheim, including: “Getting Married Today,” Comedy Tonight,” “Broadway Baby,” “Send in the Clowns,” Losing My Mind,” and of course “Side By Side.” Directed by BPA Resident Musical Director Josh Anderson, BPA’s production is part review, part fully staged musical featuring BPA favorites and exciting new talent! Admission: $27 adults; $22 seniors; $19 youth, students, military and teachers;
Saturday, February 21
Island Theatre at the Library Presents: “Dear Editor: Letters to the Bainbridge Review”
7:30 – 9:30 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
A staged reading of selected letters to the Bainbridge Review from the 1930’s through the 1970’s to illustrate the role of a local paper in community life. The play includes letters on such vital – and reoccurring – Bainbridge issues as dogs in Winslow, what to do about newcomers, rowdy teenagers, all-island government and, of course, the ferries. Central to the play are letters for and against the exclusion of Bainbridge Island’s Japanese residents during World War II as well as letters for and against their return to the island at the end of the war. Admission: Free, with donations welcome
Sunday, February 22
Astoria, with Peter Stark at Eagle Harbor Book Co.
3:00 – 4:00 pm @ Eagle Harbor Book Co. (157 Winslow Way East)
In 1810, John Jacob Astor sent out two advance parties to settle the wild, unclaimed western coast of North America. More than half of his men died violent deaths. The others survived starvation, madness, and greed to shape the destiny of a continent. Unfolding from 1810 to 1813, Astoria is a tale of high adventure and incredible hardship drawing extensively on firsthand accounts of the men who made the journey. Though Astoria, the colony itself, would be short-lived, its founders opened provincial American eyes to the remarkable potential of the Western coast, discovered the route that became the Oregon Trail, and permanently altered the nation’s landscape and global standing. Admission: Free
Monday, February 23
Poet Laureate and Friend: Elizabeth Austen and Michelle Penaloza
7:00 – 8:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (550 Winslow Way East)
A poetry reading with Washington State poet laureate Elizabeth Austen and Michelle Penaloza followed by a conversation with the audience. Austen reads from her collection, “Every Dress A Decision,” as well as poems by other Washington poets. Penaloza reads from her newly released chapter book, “Landscape/Heartbreak.” Admission: Free
Tuesday, February 24
smART Film Noir Series: The Man Who Wasn’t There
7:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (550 Winslow Way East)
Starring Billy Bob Thornton, Frances McDormand and James Gandolfini. A Coen Brothers film. A laconic, chain-smoking barber blackmails his wife’s boss and lover for money to invest in dry cleaning, but his plan goes terribly wrong. After each screening, audience members are invited participate in an open exchange of ideas through moderated discussions which serve to anchor the film in the art and craft of our region and our time. Admission: $10 adults; students free with pre-registration.
Wednesday, February 25
What Do You Know: Knowledge Explorations Led by Community Experts
7:00 – 9:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
“Bainbridge History with Hank” Get to know more about the island with long time Island resident and Executive Director of the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum Hank Helm. Hank will lead a tour through Island history using photos from the museum’s archives and his extensive knowledge in “Around Bainbridge Island in History” Admission: Free
Thursday, February 26
Fourth Thursday Business Roundtable Salon: Drop-in Tech Topics
6:00 – 7:00 pm @ OfficeXpats Coworking and Conference Center (403 Madison Avenue North – the Pavilion)
Come with your laptop and your questions, and learn about the latest cloud computing offers and strategy directions from Microsoft. Facilitated by Jason Omens. Admission: Free
This week at the movies… (Feb 20-26)
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