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

Well, now that we’ve survived the snow … for now … it’s time to live again!

And even fun-seekers set on staying close to home are not completely without Bainbridge-based options.

Fancy a movie?

The quirky “Jojo Rabbit,” nominated for a plethora of awards recently, is playing in Lywnood — check out show times here — and a wide slate of offerings are on tap at Bainbridge Cinemas, including “Knives Out,” “1917,” “Uncut Gems,” “Jumanji: The Next Level” and more.

Click here for a complete list and screening schedule.

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, Anzanga Marimba Ensemble will make their eighth annual appearance at Bainbridge Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17.

Celebrating 32 years of performing throughout the Northwest and globally, the troupe returns to perform the lively and beautiful melodies of Southern Africa, for one night only.

This Seattle-based ensemble brings the electrifying and energizing music of African marimba to the national and international stage with regional appearances at the Northwest Folklife Festival and Bumbershoot, as well as performances in South Africa and China.

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Tickets for the public performance, $12 for adults, and $10 for children, may be purchased online at, by phone at 206-842-8569 or in person at BPA (200 Madison Ave. North).

Stand-Up Night LIVE is back at Bainbridge Performing Arts with 2020 headliner Kortney Shane Williams, host Dan Rosenberg, spotlight guest Bhama Roget and more special surprise guests at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18.

Williams, a Seattle-based comedian, has opened for Hannibal Buress, David Alan Grier, and Dave Chappelle. He’s been featured at the Boston Comedy Festival, Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot arts festival, and has appeared on “Laughs TV” on Fox and “The 206” on NBC.

This event is going on for one-night-only. Tickets, $25 per person, may be purchased online at, by phone at 206-842-8569 or in person at BPA (200 Madison Ave. North).

BPA patrons may recognize Roget from her 20 years of performing with The EDGE Improv. She has also performed at Second City’s Diversity in Comedy Festival, at Throckmorton Theatre, Comedy Music Night at San Francisco Sketchfest, numerous venues in and around Los Angeles, and locally at the Joketeller’s Union at the Clockout Lounge.

Also, the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art will host a special daylong schedule of events titled “Move & Be Moved” in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

From 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, in the Frank Buxton Auditorium, the museum will present program of art, poetry, performance, music, conversation, the Awesome Praise gospel choir, and words by members of the Suquamish Tribe, and special guests Michael “Quess?” Moore and Mike Barnet.

Admission is free and open to all.

Visit www.biart to learn more.

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