Best Bets for Sept. 6-8 | The Bainbridge Blab

First off, for those seeking fun this weekend, it’s First Friday.

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.

The action, as always, will be in full swing from 6 to 8 p.m.

Visit www.bainbridgedowntown.org to learn more.

For the more competition-minded, Spartan sports kick off — literally — with the first home football game of the year, the fight for the Agate Cup, as the island squad hosts the North Kitsap Vikings at 7 p.m. at the school’s Memorial Stadium.

Then, bright and early the next morning, consider visiting the Bainbridge Island Farmers Market.

Even as the students return inexorably to class like the swallows of Capistrano, and the season prepare to change once again, the fine folks at the market will be gathered outside city hall and Bainbridge Performing Arts from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, offering an abundance of locally grown produce, plants, flowers, eggs, honey and wine, as well as artisan crafts, including wearables and jewelry, art glass, woodcraft, metalcraft and garden art, paintings, pastries, pottery, and hot food items from many vendors.

For more information, visit www.bainbridgefarmersmarket.com.

Then, later that day, enjoy a hilarious night out Bainbridge Performing Arts as The EDGE Improv offers imagination on demand, divined spontaneously from audience suggestions.

The improv troupe’s riotous antics have inspired rave reviews from shrewd onlookers since the dawn of time. Following one performance, audience member Sara M. said “I laughed until I cried, and then I laughed some more.”

The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $16 for adults and $12 for seniors, students, youth, military, and teachers are available at 206-842-8569 or www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.

Join Bainbridge Island Art Museum exhibiting artist Carol Milne for a lecture exploring her inspiration, process of creation, and more at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8 in the Frank Buxton Auditorium.

Milne’s work can be seen in the exhibition “Knit Wit,” on view at BIMA from through Oct. 6.

The lecture will be followed by a reception with light food and drink in the gallery.

Tickets, $7 for non-members and $5 for members, are on sale via www.biartmuseum.org.

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