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Though this weekend is quieter than the last, there’s still a thing or two to do round the Rock for those looking to get out and about.

Bainbridge Island’s newest theatrical production group, inD Theatre, will kick off their debut season Friday, June 8 and Saturday, June 9 with “Closed for Maintenance” at Rolling Bay Hall. Written by James E. Anderson, III and directed by Tony Award-winner Dinah Manoff, the show stars Ted Dowling and Shannon Dowling and features musical performances by Anya Flanagan and the Continental Sound Trio.

Founded by Matt Eldridge and Tom Challinor, the nonprofit inD Theatre produces independent theatrical events focusing on the bridge between the script and the audience: the actor. Admission to all productions are free and all participating artists are compensated.

Standing room reservations remain for both shows.

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Friday is also the final night to catch the Bainbridge Performing Arts Theatre School’s Spring Send-Off — a festive annual showcase bursting with theatrical attractions.

Enjoy two short plays for the price of one. Performances will begin with the second through eighth grade productions of “Tales from Sherlock Holmes,” and end with an original work devised by Teen Intensive students to showcase their talents.

The game is afoot as two distinct Sherlock Holmes productions tackle five of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most classic capers involving kings, carbuncles, and catalepsy.

With the Teen Intensive workshop production in particular, what makes it to the stage is a mystery in and of itself, as the talented group of young thespians busily devise and improvise their way towards a performance that truly reflects the voices of its participants.

Tickets, $10 each ($5 for kids, seniors, students, teachers and military members) are on sale now.

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Also going on Friday and Saturday: BIMA Bash!

A weekend where arts lovers, culture seekers, collectors and friends celebrate and support the artists of our region and our time. Choose from two sparkling evenings of food and wine, music and magic, art and ambiance.

Your presence at our BIMA BASH! provides direct support for the museum and honors the creators, the craftsmen, and the makers—artists whose work, energy, and inspiration brings BIMA to life every day, for all to enjoy.

Going on from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, and from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, check out for more info.

Hop in the microbus and head out onto the sunny open road with the infectious, chunky tunes of Bear Market Riot at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 9 at the Treehouse Café.

Bear Market Riot is “power-folk” and Americana music from California’s Central Coast, made up of Kirk Nordby (who grew up on the island, Bainbridge High School Class of 2005) and Nick Motil.

They last played at the Treehouse in June 2017.

The duo blends everything from folk to hip-hop into an infectious sound. The Treehouse show is slated to contain catchy originals and an arsenal of high-energy, originally interpreted covers.

Admission is free, though donations are accepted.

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