This weekend sees an horde of happenings round the Rock.
First, both island artist studio tours are going on.
The 18th annual Bainbridge Island Summer Studio Tour will return Friday, Aug. 10 through Sunday, Aug. 12, giving art lovers a sneak peek behind the scenes at the process and technique of some of the most renowned artists around — and the chance to pick up pieces straight from the source.
Nearly 40 artists will be showing work this year in five different studios, all open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
The studios are: Ferrier Studio (5578 Lynwood Center Road NE); Dancing Spirit Studio (7021 Fletcher Bay Road NE), Sylvia Carlton’s Studio (1245 Grow Avenue NW); Weissman Studio (10149 NE Roberts Road); and Hidden Cove Pottery & Tile (7176 NE Hidden Cove Road).
For a complete roster of participating artists, photos of each artist’s work and bios, along with a map of the studios and event details, visit www.bistudiotour.com.
The annual Bainbridge Working Studios Tour will likewise return Friday, Aug. 10 through Sunday, Aug. 12, inviting guests and locals alike inside several island artists’ work spaces for a behind-the-scenes look.
Ten artists, working in a variety of mediums and disciplines, will be showing work in three studios, all open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
The studios are: Davidson Working Studio (9000 Hidden Cove Road), Rolling Clay Studio (11236 NE Sunrise Drive), and Mesolini Glass Studio (13291 Madison Avenue NE).
Participating artists this year, including several new faces, are Mesmer and Bonciolini, Asha Kent, Jerry Davis and Ethan Currier (at Mesolini); Millard Davidson (at Davidson Working Studio); and Jan Schupay, Deborah J. Milton, Lisa Ellis, Pamela Dick and Morgan Terry (at Rolling Clay).
To learn more about each artist, and for a map of the studios, visit www.biworking studios.com. To learn more, call Mesolini Glass Studio at 206-842-7133.
A trio of concerts are likewise looking to spice up your weekend.
The Winslow Green summer concert series Music on the Green will continue from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10 with a performance by Choroloco.
Admission is free, and audience members are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner, chairs — and dancing shoes.
Choroloco is a Seattle-based acoustic trio specializing in choro, a highly melodic and rhythmic instrumental form of Brazilian popular music. They play traditional, modern and original choro in a classic trio formation (seven-string guitar, bandolim or cavaq
Visit www.choroloco.com to learn more.
Then, on Saturday, both Lynwood and Winslow will host special performances.
Forest Beutel will return to Lynwood’s central stage, at the Treehouse Café, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11 for a special free, 21-and-older concert.
Donations will be accepted.
Visit www.treehousebainbridge.com to learn more.
Named “Best Folk Act 2017” by Seattle Weekly, Tomo Nakayama has consistently created music that is complex, nuanced and emotionally compelling. His decade of work both as a solo artist and as frontman in his chamber-pop band Grand Hallway has been praised by NPR, The New York Times and KEXP.
He will bring his acclaimed stylings to the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, courtesy of Space Craft, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, joined by Tom Brosseau and Oono Yuuki.
Tickets, $15 in advance ($20 at the door), are available now. Visit www.spacecraftpresents.org to learn more and purchase.
Also on stage this weekend: Bainbridge Performing Arts’ Theatre School’s inaugural Teen Lab production, “Into the Woods Jr.” heads to the stage Friday, Aug. 10 and Saturday, Aug. 11.
BPA Theatre School’s bewitching cast includes Libby Clements, Sophie Eldridge, Trey Field-Bennett, Meryl Hubbard, Cordelia Janow, Lucas Massa, Hailey McCulloch, Renee Messinger, Olivia Opalski, McKenna Sanford, Nobelle Sinclair, Delaney Taylor, Lexie Taylor, Milly Thompson and Carter Wolff.
Tickets, $12 for adults, $8 for seniors, students, youth, military, and teachers, or $8.75 per person for families of four or more, may be purchased online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, by phone at 206-842-8569 or in person at BPA (200 Madison Ave. North).
BPA Box office hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and one hour prior to each performance.
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