Best Bets for May 10-12 | The Bainbridge Blab

Seems to be all about Saturday this weekend, folks.

There’s a ton going on, and that’s in addition to the usual downtown Winslow farmers market (9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Town Square, between city hall and Bainbridge Performing Arts).

The Poulsbohemian Armchair Poetry Series returns with three poets on Saturday.

Cindy Vandersluis, Robert Vandersluis, and Jeff Wenker read their work starting at 7 p.m. at the Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse, located at 19005 Front St. NE, Poulsbo.

A brief open-mic session will follow the featured readers. There is no admission; hot and cold drinks, pastries and tasty snacks will be for sale.

For more information, call Nancy Rekow at 206-842-4855.

May to June — the duo of Arlea Forbes-Prater and Karena Forbes — will perform at the next Seabold Second Saturday.

The acoustic showcase returns to Seabold Hall on Saturday, May 11. All are welcome to come enjoy some of the finest live music around. Open stage performances begin at 7:30 p.m. (sign-up starts at 7) and will be followed by the featured act. Coffee, tea, bottled water and cookies will be for


Admission is play or pay $8; children get in for free.

Seabold Hall is at 14450 Komedal Road.

For more information about Seabold Second Saturdays, visit or call or text David Hager at 206-409-3437.

Massy Ferguson has been rocking around the Northwest for decades, but they’re choosing Bainbridge Island on which to host the release party of their latest album, “Great Divides.”

The party is 8 p.m. Saturday, May 11 at the Treehouse Café. Admission is $18 per person, $25 for reserved table seating and open to those 21-and-older only.

Visit to learn more and to purchase tickets.

Called “Seattle’s longest running, hardest working American Band,” Massy Ferguson is lead by singer-bassist Ethan Anderson, who said “Massy Ferguson is Americana that leans more toward rock than country. Think Drive-By Truckers or some combination of Son Volt and The Hold Steady. Think Springsteen’s ‘Greetings From Asbury Park’ or ‘Nebraska.’”

Those influences, 1970s Southern rock and good-time classic rock bands like Thin Lizzy, have landed the group gigs from Bumbershoot and Nashville to Iceland and England. They’ve shared stages with Tim McGraw, The Bottlerockets, Screaming Trees, and many other superstars.

The Battle Point Astronomical Association will host the planetarium show “Seeing the Monster Black Hole at the Heart of a Galaxy” at the Edwin E. Ritchie Observatory at Battle Point Park later this month.

Come learn about how radio telescopes from around the world were combined to capture the first ever image of a black hole. Astronomer Dave Fong will also discuss what the image reveals about the vicinity around the black hole.

The planetarium show is 8 p.m. Saturday, May 11. The event is free for BPAA members; a $2 donation is suggested for nonmembers, $5 for families.

If the sky is clear, astronomers will be on hand with telescopes.

BPAstro Kids will join Dr. Erica Saint Clair and host an Insect Invasion from 4 to 6 p.m.

BPAA is a nonprofit amateur astronomy organization. We operate the Ritchie Observatory and John H. Rudolph Planetarium in the Helix House at Battle Point Park.

For more information, call 206-842-9152 or visit

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