Best Bets for March 2-4| The Bainbridge Blab

It’s all about the heart his weekend on Bainbridge: Life affirming rock to get the blood pumping, a soulful memoir, and a stirring chorus, all great options for those seeking fun on the Rock this weekend.

Thunderpussy, featuring bassist Bainbridge High grad Leah Julius, and Moon Palace, a five-piece Seattle group, will share the Space Craft stage at Rolling Bay Hall at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 2.

Tickets are on sale now. The cost is $18 in advance, $22 at the door. Visit to learn more and purchase.

If Thor’s “Hammer of the Gods” from Immigrant Song landed in the hands of four wise, willful, and wild women it would sound something like Thunderpussy. The quartet — Molly Sides (vocals), Whitney Petty (guitar), Julius (bass) and Ruby Dunphy (drums) — specialize in performance-based old school rock and roll, like Led Zeppelin in lipstick.

Moon Palace is a five-piece Seattle band with sounds inspired by vast landscapes and the invisible forces that bring us together. The band formed in 2016 and consists of twin sisters Cat Biell (guitar, vocals) and Carrie Biell (bass, vocals).

Alina Santillan plays guitar, vocals, and trumpet, while Darcey Zoller plays cello and Jude Miqueli is on drums.

Moon Palace songs are dominated by the use of vocal harmonies and haunting guitar melodies. Seattle has embraced the dawn of Moon Palace with a feature in CityArts Magazine and their song “Shapeshifter” received KEXP Song of the Day.

Moon Palace has played venues in Seattle such as Neumos, Chop Suey, The Sunset Tavern, Repair Revolution, Barboza, and The Royal Room. They have shared the stage with live acts such as Sera Cahoone, Shenandoah Davis, Tomten, Sundries, Chris Cheveyo, and Jamie Aaron Aux. The Moon Palace self-titled debut record came out Oct. 13, 2017 on Plume records and finds them further experimenting with collaboration and song structure.

Bainbridge-based author and educator Becky Allender will visit Eagle Harbor Books and talk about her new book “Hidden in Plain Sight: One Woman’s Search for Identity, Intimacy and Calling” at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 4.

Allender is co-founder, alongside her husband Dan, of the Allender Center at The Seattle School of Psychology and Theology in downtown Seattle. She is also facilitator of the many story workshops the school puts on for those still dealing with trauma and sexual abuse in their formative years.

She said the basis for this book was her own experience, often feeling “hidden in plain sight” behind her more vocal husband, and feeling swept aside and lost in his frenzied world and words.

This memoir is about her journey, becoming visible through the power of remembering stories and embracing them with kindness. By offering care and intrigue to her experience, it enabled her to gain new freedom to open her life and highlight the good, the bad and the memorable.

Allender invites readers to ponder their stories and to prize the way God quietly reveals himself in the mundane and the magnificent parts of our story. She and her husband live on Bainbridge Island.

Visit to learn more.

The Men’s Compline Choir of Bainbridge Island will sing the Office of Compline at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 4 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.

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