Good news, everyone: There are only 327 days left until Christmas!
Just kidding, don’t actually think about that or you’ll damage your sanity.
For this, the first weekend of the second month of 2019, there are several choice choices for those looking to get out and about on Bainbridge. Here are our Best Bets:
First, it’s First Friday!
The year’s second monthly First Friday Art Walk in downtown Winslow is set to serve up an array of awesome art to island-based, and island-bound, aesthetes. Regardless of how long it takes you to get there, however, it’s sure to be worth the trip, with personal picks from a longtime gallery guru, adorable animals and whimsical acrylics among the highlights of February’s offerings.
The action, as always, will be in full swing from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1.
Participants in the beloved monthly event, organized by the Bainbridge Island Downtown Association and sponsored by the city of Bainbridge Island, include nearly 30 galleries, show rooms, museums, shops and offices. Though the list sometimes changes month-to-month, the February participants are Adorn, Amy Roberts Sculpture, Armstrong Art Gallery & Amelia Wynn Winery, The Art Project, the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Bainbridge HeArt & Soul: Art as Therapy Studio, Bainbridge Homes Real Estate, Bainbridge Performing Arts, the Bainbridge Public Library, Bergh Images Fine Art Photography, Blackbird Bakery, Castellano Fine Jewelry, Danger, Esther’s Fabrics, Fairy Tale Dental, Hattie Rose, Jeffrey Moose Gallery, Mèli-Mèlo Island Vintage Boutique, Millstream, Pegasus Coffee House, Pelindaba Lavender, Plum, Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty, Small World Art Gallery, State Farm Insurance – Paula Weissinger’s office, The Island Gallery, and Winslow Art Center.
Visit www.bainbridge downtown.org to learn more.
Also going on Friday: The last home basketball games of the Spartan season.
Eastside Catholic is coming to Paski Gymnasium for a doubleheader Senior Night fracas. The boys JV team gets things started at 4, then the varsity girls hit the court at 5:45 before the varsity boys get started at 7:30 p.m.
Come celebrate National Tutu Day and the art of ballet at the Kids Discovery Museum at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2.
Children are welcome to wear a tutu, and there will be time to make a special craft and meet dancers from the Bainbridge Dance Center for a short performance and dance-along fun.
This special program is included with admission or membership. For more information call 206-855-4650 or visit www.kidimu.org.
The Men’s Compline Choir of Bainbridge Island will sing the Office of Compline at 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3 at Saint Cecilia Parish.
Compline, also called Night Prayer, is the last of the traditional daily services sung by monastic communities and dates back to at least the 8th century. The service consists of chant, readings, psalms, prayers, petitions and hymns, sung in a contemplative setting in a darkened church.
The program is approximately 30 minutes long.
All are welcome.
Saint Cecilia Parish is located at 1310 Madison Ave. North.
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