Best Bets for Jan. 12-15 | The Bainbridge Blab

Only the second weekend of the year and it’s looking like a three-day fun fest. How great is 2018 shaping up to be?

But, whether you have Monday off or not, there’s plenty to do all weekend long round the Rock.

Here are just a few suggestions:

First off, read free or die!

The highly acclaimed historical drama “The Post,” directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, is now playing at Bainbridge Cinemas.

The plot: A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country’s first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government.

The film is rated PG-13. Click here for show times.

Or, if you prefer your drama-filled journalism a little more contemporary, consider stopping down at Eagle Harbor Book Company to (try and) pick up your copy of the crazy popular Michael Wolff-penned tell-all bestseller on the Trump presidency: “Fire and Fury: Inside the White House.”

They were sold out, but a rumor has it more are on the way — and may already be there.

Click here to learn more.

The Bainbridge Performing Arts new Irish Play Series kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13 with Mark Doherty’s “Trad,” as directed by Wilson Milam.

It’s a 21st century chapter in the saga that is the ever-ongoing Irish love of language, a surreal tale of the importance of tradition and legacy, about an ancient father, Da, and his 100-year-old son, Thomas, embarking on a road trip to find their long lost heir.

With infirmities befitting their advanced years – Thomas has only one good arm, Da a wooden leg – the twosome set off, albeit very slowly, on a road they’ve rarely traveled: the one that leads out of their tiny, rural village.

“Trad” is set to take the stage at Bainbridge Performing Arts for a special one-night-only rehearsed reading, directed by Wilson Milam, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, as part of Bainbridge Performing Arts’ new Irish Play Series.

Tickets, $20 per person, are available now at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org or by phone at 206-842-8569. The show is recommended for those aged 13-and-older only, though no expressly explicit content is involved.

The cast includes Helen Heaslip, MJ Sieber, Ken Grantham and Kimberly Kay King.

Click here to learn more.

Book lovers prepare: Bainbridge author Florrie Munat will give a presentation on her memoir “Be Brave: A Wife’s Journey Through Caregiving” at Eagle Harbor Book Company in Winslow at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14.

Munat became her husband Chuck’s caregiver on the day he suffered a severe stroke. Any chances for his recovery were derailed when they learned that Chuck was also suffering from Lewy body dementia. After that devastating news, the couple assumed their loving marriage had been shattered forever. But what happened next surprised even them.

With honesty, humor, and compassion, Munat’s inspiring memoir invites the reader to walk in her shoes as she navigates the roller-coaster journey of caregiving for a spouse with dementia. Despite the daily challenges, she comes to appreciate the reciprocal nature of caregiving — with gifts both given and received.

Eventually, she discovers the most important lesson of all: that her role as a caregiver has helped her understand the depth and magnitude of her love for her husband.

Click here to learn more.

Also on Sunday, check out Redshift at the Treehouse Café in Lynwood from 7 to 10 p.m.

The show is free, but open only to those 21-and-older (sorry, kids).

Redshift invades the Treehouse every Second Sunday. The band presents a mixture of jazz standards and original music that invites the audience to relax to the smooth sounds or to explore the musical depth that the music offers.

Dave Bristow (piano), Kurt Bischoff (drums), Neil Conaty (bass) and Kurt Festinger (sax) all share a lifetime of professional musical experiences and the bands’ performance reflects this, ranging through a variety of styles including original material, swing, latin, blues, ballad and fusion. The music has a polished and integrated ensemble sound, with each player contributing genuinely interesting musical content.

Click here to learn more.

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