We’re staring down the barrel of fall, Bainbridge.
It’s official, I saw the PSL sign up at Starbucks today. That’s it. Game over, man. Bye bye, summer.
Or maybe not.
The first day of fall isn’t until Sept. 22, after all. And although this weekend is supposed to be cloudier and cooler than usual (66-70 degrees for the high), that isn’t exactly the end of the world, is it?
Plus, the crappiest weekend weather is easily better than a beautiful Monday, right? Except, obviously, this Monday — it’s Labor Day, people!
From all of us here at the Review, here’s hoping you have a fun, safe long weekend. Here are a few suggestions for how to spend it:
Feel the aloha as Hawaiian musician Kuhio Travis returns to the Treehouse Café at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31.
The cost of admission is $15 for this 21-and-older show.
Travis has the kind of stunning voice and virtuoso playing you’ve become familiar with through legendary Hawaiian exports such as Israel Kamakawiwoʻole, and the warm friendly Aloha spirit that makes him a true ambassador of music.
Travis is a born and bred Hawaiian entertainer from the island of Oahu. Within his 23 year career he has also performed around the world, ranging from places such as New York, China, Cook Islands, Israel, Japan and more.
With his voice in tune and his ukulele in hand, Travis has played alongside some big names from the islands, such as Jake Shimabukuro, Willie K., Anuhea, and Kimmie Minor.
Visit www.treehousebainbridge.com to learn more.
As usual, the farmers market will retake Town Square (outside Bainbridge Island City Hall) Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The beloved Winslow staple features veggies, herbs, cut flowers, eggs, meats, crafts and cheeses from local vendors, as well as period special events like the beloved zucchini races, and regular live music.
Visit www.bainbridgefarmersmarket.org for details and a complete list of vendors.
Here come the Spartans!
The Bainbridge High School football team begins their season Saturday, at 1 p.m. at North Kitsap High School.
Check out Friday’s Review for a full season preview, including thoughts from returning Head Coach Jeff Rouser, now in his third year at the helm.
“This is an exciting time for Bainbridge football,” he said. “We are coming off a winning season and have all of the elements of a great football season — a talented group of players and senior leaders, parent and community support, and an amazing group of coaches, trainers and managers.
“We’re ready to play some football.”
The latest Spike Lee joint, “BlacKkKlansman,” is now playing at the Lynwood Theatre.
From one of America’s most visionary filmmakers comes this incredible true story of an American hero. It’s the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The young detective soon recruits a more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), into the investigation of a lifetime.
Together, they team up to take down the extremist hate group as the organization aims to sanitize its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream. Produced by the team behind the Academy-Award® winning Get Out.
Visit www.farawayentertainment.com/location/lynwood-theatre for show times and ticket pricing.
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