Best Bets for Nov. 17-19 | The Bainbridge Blab

Readings and concerts and shopping, oh my!

This weekend offers a bumper crop of fun for those looking to reap the most of the most prized 48 hours of the whole week.

Get out there, Bainbridge.

First, from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, head over to the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art for a trunk show featuring the work of Judy H. Morgan.

Inspired by looking at everyday objects in an extraordinary way, Morgan’s work is not restricted by symmetry and uses simple lines and circles to deviate from the norm. Her pieces feature precious metals and gemstones such as topaz, peridot, freshwater pearls, lavender amethysts, garnets, and others.

Then, at 7:30 p.m., two local acts — from Seattle and Everett, respectively — will share the Space Craft stage Saturday at Rolling Bay Hall.

Seattle-based duo Perfect Families is comprised of brothers and multi-instrumentalists Joel and Micah Smith.

Their latest work is a dreamy exploration of indie pop, complete with grooving bass, gripping vocal melodies and meandering guitars. The brothers’ DIY approach to recording and production results in a texture-rich blend of drowsy synthesizers and down-tempo, pseudo-electronic drum work.

The band has been building a steadfast following in the Pacific Northwest for the last four years, performing regularly in Seattle and Portland. They are known for their surprisingly energetic live shows featuring longtime friend Raven Macdaniels on guitar, and enthusiastic newcomer Jeff Klein behind the drums.

“Gradients,” their third self-released album, came out in August.

Mr. Night Sky, aka Richie Rekow, is an acoustic, folk rock performer described by The Stranger as a “tender-stringed psych-guitarist.”

Tickets, $12 in advance and $15 at the door, are available now at Rolling Bay Hall is at 10598 Northeast Valley Road.

Bainbridge-based rockers Out of Order will bring their rhythm and blues-type stylings to the Treehouse Café at 8 p.m. Saturday for a special, free concert event.

The group features vocalist Betsy Peabody, guitarists Mark Schneider and PJ McEwan, and Greg “Hot Sauce” Stevenson on harmonica.

The fantastic combination of veteran bassist Rich McAllister and master drummer Chip Goodhue anchors the band and gives a rockin’ foundation and pulse to every tune.

The band plays music to sing and dance to — think Creedence Clearwater Revival, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bonnie Raitt, Van Morrison, Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye and Wilson Pickett, with some Johnny Cash and Elvis thrown in, too.

Out of Order performs has performed at many different venues throughout Seattle and Puget Sound.

When they’re not playing music together at night, they’re pursuing diverse careers during the day.

The event is for those 21-and-older only.

Then, on Sunday, get wild.

California author Doniga Markegard will visit Eagle Harbor Book Company at 3 p.m. Sunday to discuss her new book, “Dawn Again: Tracking the Wisdom of the Wild.”

From the Pacific Northwest forests to the rugged coastal shores of California, “Dawn Again” is a memoir of exploration and survival.

In “Dawn Again,” Markegard writes of her immersion in nature in search of herself and her passions. Her search takes her hitchhiking across the West and to Alaska, where she discovers and falls deeply in love with tracking wolves and the rigors of surviving in the wilderness. At a wilderness immersion school, medicine people and wildlife trackers train her in indigenous ways.

The author seeks a vision and discovers her purpose, only to find herself on a cattle ranch falling in love and starting a family, while finding a new way to use all she has learned about the wilderness and what it has to teach us.

Markegard has a background in wildlife tracking, holistic management and permaculture.

Along with her husband, Erik, and four children, she lives on a coastal ranch in San Gregorio, California, and is passionate about finding ways to regenerate lands and community through practices that build soil, sequester carbon, capture and purify water and enhance habitat.

Visit to learn more.

The event is free and open to the public.

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