Best Bets for Feb. 14-16 | The Bainbridge Blab

Whether you’re swooning your way through the most romantic weekend of the year or enjoying some deserved me-time, there’s something going on here on the Rock worth checking out in the new 48 hours.

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, join astronomer Dave Fong to hear amusing accounts of ancient star stories at the planetarium show, “Twisted Tales of Love and Loss” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15 at the Edwin E. Ritchie Observatory at Battle Point Park. Admission is free to members of the Battle Point Astronomical Association; a $2 donation suggested for nonmembers, $5 for families.

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

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

D’Vonne Lewis, who “just might be the most talented musician in Seattle,” according to The Stranger, will perform a special concert, joined by two special guests, at Rolling Bay Hall at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15.

The show is produced and arranged by WEAVE Presents, a Bainbridge-based a nonprofit performing arts and education organization, and is reportedly the first of four showcases set to feature Lewis, a well known figure in the world of Seattle music.

From The Stranger: “Raised by a family with deep roots in Seattle’s black American musical tradition, Lewis, a jazz drummer and the founder of the quartet Industrial Revelation, is not only a highly refined drummer, a drummer who has a complete command of his instrument, but also a drummer who has somehow managed to preserve at the core of his technical brilliance something that is like the initial, primal pleasure of the act of beating.”

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Admission is $20 per person in advance, $25 at the door. Visit to learn more and purchase.

Constellation Choir and Bridges, a string orchestra, will come together to present “Awakening,” a winter concert of works for choir and strings at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15 at Bainbridge Performing Arts.

The featured work on the program will be “Sunrise Mass” by Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo.

Conducted by Mario Alejandro Torres, the piece takes audience members on a lyrical journey through lush, evocative, and stirring moments.

The concert will also include works performed separately by Constellation Choir and Bridges.

Children and students, ages 18 and under are urged to attend for free.

Proceeds will benefit the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra.

Island Theatre will present a staged reading of the poignant comedy “Heroes” by Gérald Sibleyras, adapted by Sam Sheppard, at the Bainbridge Public Library at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15 and Sunday, Feb. 16.

Performances are free, with donations welcome.

In this enchanting comedy, war heroes Gustave, Philippe, and Henri are plotting an escape. They’ve had enough of the tortures of their confinement. Life in a retired soldiers’ home is almost unbearable!

So, while keeping each other company on the back patio, they hatch a plan to escape to Indochina — or at least to a picnic under the poplars on a nearby hill.

“Heroes” is directed by Paul Bryan and features Brian Danzig, George Shannon and Nelson Spickard.

The play is recommended for high school age and up.

More information is available at

Berlin-based author Joshua Hammer will visit Eagle Harbor Book Company at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16 to discuss his latest nonfiction saga, “The Falcon Thief: A True Tale of Adventure, Treachery, and the Hunt for the Perfect Bird.”

The event is free and open to the public.

It’s a rollicking true-crime adventure about a rogue who trades in rare birds and their eggs — and the wildlife detective determined to stop him.

Visit to learn more.

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