Calendar of Events
Jan 30 06:00 am - 07:30 am
“Story as community connection: telling one another who we are—and listening to who’s here!”Meetings
Description: On Tuesday, January 30, 6-7:30 pm at the Chiropractic Zone Healing Center, Dr. Craig Weiner will be hosting an evening with internationally acclaimed author and transformational group facilitator, Christina Baldwin. The topic of the evening’s dialogue will be:
“Story as community connection: telling one another who we are—and listening to who’s here!”
A common idiom says “a story is the shortest distance between strangers.” In a community such as South Whidbey we are always weaving a field of stories that inform us who we are and how we are. Come practice the power of storytelling and storycatching with local author and social activist, Christina Baldwin. Enjoy increased appreciation for story as a sustaining community building activity—and share some fun story-starting questions. Let’s brainstorm together about creating community spaces for sharing stories and ways to engage one another.
Christina Baldwin is a writer and seminar presenter of 30+ years experience. From her study of personal growth and group dynamics she wrote Calling the Circle, the First and Future Culture to explore how social container releases collective wisdom. In recognition of the requirement for increased spirituality, she wrote The Seven Whispers, A Spiritual Practice for Times Like These. Her legacy book, Storycatcher, Making Sense of our Lives through the Power and Practice of Story, reminds readers of the necessity of story to communicate in all areas of professional and personal life.
The Transformational Dialogues series has been an ongoing community service for the past seven years benefitting South Whidbey Island non-profit organizations by contributing nearly $10,000 over that time period. All voluntary contributions ($10-15 suggested offering) will benefit the Healing Circles Langley, a creative place for intentional healing within the context of community and with a special focus on supporting individuals and families working with the diagnosis of and healing process involved with cancer. Registrations are strongly recommended as seating is limited. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360 331 5565. Location: The Sears House in Bayview at 2812 E. Meinhold Rd., Lanlgey, WA.
Jan 30 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
The Hot Club of Troy plays Gypsy Jazz at the Ott & Murphy CabaretMusic Performances
Description: The Hot Club of Troy plays the acoustic Gyspy jazz of Django Reinhardt in the intimate setting of the Ott & Muphy Winery Tasting Room. Featured is the rhythmic guitar interplay of Troy Chapman and Keith Bowers, accompanied by bassist Kristi O'Donnell. Ott & Murphy specializes in their award winning artisan wines served with small plates of savory food and chocolates, divine. Phone for reservations (360) 221-7131
Ott & Murphy Winery Tasting Room, 204 First Street, Langley WA
Phone: 360-969-3275more info
Description: Upcoming Library events at the library locations throughout Whidbey Island. Use the QR code to add this link to your smartphone
Oak Harbor Library, Coupeville Library, Freeland Library, Langley Library, and Clinton Library, see website button for maps and times
Sno-Isle Librarymore info
Description: The mission of Whidbey Island Center for the Arts is to inspire, nourish, and enhance the artistic, social, and economic well-being of the community. We do this by promoting, developing, and presenting a diverse offering of high quality theatre, music, dance, literature, and visual arts in an outstanding venue, and by creating educational and participation opportunities. Click our website button for the current events calendar, or use the QR code to visit our website.
WICA , 565 Camano Avenue, Langley, WA,more info
Description: Come escape the ordinary by taking a workshop on the mystic isle of Whidbey. We have been offering exceptional visual art workshops in painting, fiber arts, mixed media and photography for 29 years. Come inspire your inner artist with an experience you will not soon forget taught by distinguished and nationally known faculty members such as Sam Abell, Elin Noble, Jan Sitts, Arthur Meyerson, David Wells, Orly Avineri, Sterling Edwards, Tracy Verdugo and many, many more!
Click on our website button for all upcoming events or use our QR code on your mobile phone
15 NW Birch Street
Coupeville WA 98239
Office Hours: Monday - Friday (9am-4pm)
Tel: Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396
Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Streetmore info
Description: Pacific NorthWest Art School
15 N W Birch Street
Coupeville WA 98239
Saturday, November 29, 2014, 7 – 9pm
Fall and Winter Lecture/Demo Series to Launch!
Sad that the dark days are returning? Want to share some laughter, learn something new and commune with fellow art lovers? Well, we have just the thing for you…it’s our lively fall and winter lecture series. Here is what we have lined up for you…all lectures will be accompanied by beverages and refreshments, tours of the school, exploration of our members lending library, and Ann’s Cache D’Art (our new Paper/Mixed Media “Store”). These sessions are FREE and OPEN to the public.
November 29th, 2014 7:00 p.m.: Local watercolorist and instructor Larry Mason demonstrates his watercolor techniques and answers your questions all the while dazzling you with his style!
December 13th, 2014, 7:00 p.m: Mixed Media Goddess Daniella Woolf will delight and entertain you with stories of her varied and interesting childhood and unique family history as well as do a short encaustic demo.
January 17th, 2015, 7:00 p.m.: Local Photography Guru Denis Hill will present
"How I learned to stop worrying and love digital black and white."
PNWAS instructor Denis Hill shares six ideas that will help you experience the old-school joy of monochrome photography using your digital camera.
February 21st: Let local felter Janet King help you create the perfect outside interactive felt sculpture. Create a twig and felt starter bird nest to help your feathered friends as spring approaches. Janet’s approach to life is that everything can be felted!
March 14th, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.- Local artist and instructor John Arbuckle offers an interactive Mixed Media exercise to kick start your Mixed Media projects! Come let John facilitate and explore your inner Mixed Media artist just waiting to get out.
Description: SAG Presents the Anacortes Winter Concert Series.
Shows will be held at:
The Anacortes Eagles Ballroom
901 7th Street
Anacortes, WA 98221.
Featured artist are
December 5, 2014 - Tingstad and Rumble
Buy Individual Tickets for Tingstad and Rumble
January 24, 2015 - Tayla Lynn with Eric Tingstad
Buy Individual Tickets for Tayla Lynn with Eric Tingstad
February 28, 2015 - Danny O'Keeffe
Buy Individual Tickets for Danny O'Keeffe
March 20, 21, 2015 - The Libertine Belles
Buy Individual Tickets for The Libertine Belles
$65.00 season pass all four shows (note Libertine Bells tickets are for Friday night only)
*Please note there is no wheelchair access at this venue for arrangements please call Venue*more info
Description: OutCast Productions 2015 Season Tickets
We are excited to offer you our new season of enticing and thought-provoking theater at the Black Box!! Season Tickets save over 10% from regular cost!!
Student/Senior price is $50 for the four show season.
Adult price is $66 for the four show season.In addition,if we offer any off-season extras, season ticket holders are eligible for a special discount.
NICKEL AND DIMED by Joan Holden, based on "Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America" by Barbara Ehrenreich
Directed by K. Sandy O'Brien March 6-21
Can a middle-aged, middle-class woman survive, when she suddenly has to make beds all day in a hotel and live on $7 an hour? Maybe. But one $7-an-hour job won't pay the rent: she'll have to do back-to-back shifts, as a chambermaid and a waitress. This isn't the first surprise for acclaimed author Barbara, who set out to research low-wage life firsthand, confident she was prepared for the worst. Barbara Ehrenreich's best-seller about her odyssey is vivid and witty, yet always deeply sobering. Joan Holden's stage adaptation is a focused comic epic shadowed with tragedy. Barbara is prepared for hard work but not, at 55, for double shifts and nonstop aches and pains; for having to share tiny rooms, live on fast food because she has no place to cook, beg from food pantries, gulp handfuls of Ibuprofen because she can't afford a doctor; for failing, after all that, to make ends meet; or for constantly having to swallow humiliation. The worst, she learns, is not what happens to the back or the knees: it's the damage to the heart. The bright glimpses of Barbara's co-workers that enliven the book become indelible portraits: Gail, the star waitress pushing fifty who can no longer outrun her troubles; Carlie, the hotel maid whose rage has burned down to disgust; Pete, the nursing home cook who retreats into fantasy; Holly, terrified her pregnancy will end her job as Team Leader at Magic Maids, and with it her 50-cent raise. These characters wage their life struggles with a gallantry that humbles Barbara, and the audience. The play shows us the life a third of working Americans now lead, and makes us angry that anyone should have to live it. "undeniably provocativeOne can't see this stage version without questioning an economy in which poor people subsidize the lifestyle of the middle and upper classes." Variety. "A rare example of theater that tries to open people's eyes to the way life is lived in the real worldand maybe even rouse them to action." Time Magazine.
IN THE NEXT ROOM, OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Ned Farley May 8-23
In a seemingly perfect, well-to-do Victorian home, proper gentleman and scientist Dr. Givings has innocently invented an extraordinary new device for treating "hysteria" in women (and occasionally men): the vibrator. Adjacent to the doctor's laboratory, his young and energetic wife tries to tend to their newborn daughterand wonders exactly what is going on in the next room. When a new "hysterical" patient and her husband bring a wet nurse and their own complicated relationship into the doctor's home, Dr. and Mrs. Givings must examine the nature of their own marriage, and what it truly means to love someone. "A play that's smart, delicate and very, very funny!" - New York Post. "If Henrik Ibsen and Oscar Wilde had decided to collaborate on a post-modern drawing-room comedy, the hotsy-totsy twosome surely would have turned out something very much like Sarah Ruhl's genuinely hysterical new work" TheatreMania
THE PILLOWMAN by Martin McDonagh
Directed by Katie Woodzick July 10-25
With echoes of Stoppard, Kafka, and the Brothers Grimm, THE PILLOWMAN centers on a writer in an unnamed totalitarian state who is being interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their similarities to a series of child murders. The result is an urgent work of theatrical bravura and an unflinching examination of the very nature and purpose of art. "Energizinga blindingly bright black comedy[what makes] the unsettling and exhilarating new play from Mr. McDonaghso gripping as theater is how narrative art becomes the play's and the character's very life blood." NY Times. "A complex tale about life and art, about fact and illusion, about politics, society, cruelty and creativity." Financial Times.
LOOPED by Matthew Lombardo The Northwest Premiere
Directed by Sean Brennan September 18 October 3
LOOPED tells the story of internationally celebrated actress Tallulah Bankhead as she is called into a sound studio in 1965 to re-record (or "loop") one line of dialogue for what would be her last film, the dreadful Die, Die My Darling. Southern, but by no means a belle, Bankhead was known for her wild partying and convention-defying exploits that outshone even today's celebrity bad girls. Given her inebriated state (and inability to loop the line perfectly), what ensues is a hilarious showdown between an uptight and conservative sound editor, Danny Miller, and the outrageous star.
Black Box Theater at the Whidbey Island Fairgrounds 819 Camano Avenue Langley, WA 98260more info
Description: Whidbey Island Roller Girls (WIRG) are offering LIMITED Season Passes for our 2015 home schedule. This is our 4th home season and it will not disappoint! In addition to tickets to all our home games, you will receive special montly discounts off WIRG merchandise and early entry into our venue to secure premium seating!
2015 Home Schedule:
January 24 - WIRG vs. Public Frenemy
March 21 - WIRG vs. Joint Base Lewis-McChord Bettie Brigade
May 16th - WIRG vs. TBD
September 19 - WIRG Fresh Meat Debut Game
October 10 - WIRG vs. TBD
Season Pass Prices:
Child (6-12) $45
The Roller Barn 98 NE Barron Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277more info
Description: Island Transit System Enhancement Meetings
Island Transit has scheduled community meetings to receive public input on transit system enhancements, including routes and schedules that will affect Routes 1, 2, 11, and our service on south Whidbey Island. Attend a meeting and provide feedback on these proposed system enhancements.
Comments may also be sent to email@example.com. Meeting dates and locations:
Oak Harbor Library
Monday, January 26, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 11, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Bayview Senior Center
Tuesday, February 3, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Freeland Public Library
Thursday, February 5, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Repeating dates and venuesmore info
Description: Pastel artist Judy Skinner will be at Penn Cove Gallery on Saturday, January 31, 2015 to demonstrate her pastel methods. Judy finds inspiration in the rolling wheat fields and rural scenes of Eastern WA, where she grew up, and the tall firs and shorelines of her present home on Whidbey Island.
Penn Cove Gallery on Front Street in Coupeville. 360-678-1176. Www.penncovegallery.com
Description: With a performance history spanning almost two decades, Pearl Django endures as one of the most highly regarded Hot Club style groups working today. Although the band’s roots are firmly in the music made famous by Django Reinhardt and Stephan Grappelli, its extensive repertoire includes traditional jazz classics and original compositions.
Members: Ryan Hoffman & Troy Chapman, Guitar; Michael Gray, Violin; David Lange,Accordion; Rick Leppanen, Bass
SATURDAY, JANUARY 31 @ 7:30 PM, ALL SEATS $22
Click Here for Online Purchases. Online tickets are available until noon the day of the show. For tickets by phone, call the box office at 800.638.7631 or 360.221.8268. You can also buy tickets in person at the box office at 565 Camano Ave in Langley between 1 and 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, or two hours before any show.
Description: Bayview Cash Store
Saturday, January 31, 2015, 7:30 – 9:30pm
Come out and shake it up at the Marimba Café on Saturday, January 31st, from 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.! Sarungano and friends will be at the Bayview Cash Store playing energetic African music on mbira, marimba, drums, guitar, and hosho. Sarungano is Dana Moffett, Donita Crosby, Dyanne Harshman, and Leslie Breeden. Guests include Ron Rossel on bass, Eric Conn on drums, Chris Harshman on saxophone, Annabet Berlin, Kaj Olson and Audrey Neubauer on marimbas. Food and beer will be available for purchase from the local eateries, along with wine from Blooms winery inside the Cash Store. Join us for a family friendly evening of dancing on Saturday, January 31st, from 7:30 p.m. - 9:30p.m. Suggested donation $5 - $10. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Matanho Project, a nonprofit organization that helps local musicians donate instruments to Zimbabwean schoolchildren
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