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A Big Easy tunesmith, a beloved tasty tradition, and a new book from the queen of pie are the standout highlights of this weekend’s offerings on the Rock. After, of course, the main event:

It’s First Friday!

Actually, it’s the first First Friday of 2019. What better excuse to get out and make the rounds round Winslow?

The monthly art walk begins again, from 6 to 8 p.m., and boasts a bevy of beautiful venues and participants. For a complete list, visit www.bainbridgedowntown.org.

On Saturday, a tradition returns: This year marks the 30th anniversary of the now-iconic Bainbridge Island mochi tsuki event, reportedly the largest of its kind in the country.

The traditional Japanese gathering will this year be held at a new, larger location, at Woodward Middle School (9125 Sportsman Club Road NE), from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5.

While parking is available in the school’s main lot, and also at nearby Sakai Intermediate School, carpooling is still strongly recommended.

Admission is free — read all the details here.

Then, Andrew Duhon will play a one-night-only engagement at the Treehouse Café in Lynwood at 8 p.m.

Duhon, a songwriter from New Orleans, is a teller of stories with an undeniable voice, weighted and soulful. He has released three recordings, the latest of which, “The Moorings,” was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2014.

Tickets, $20 for reserved table seating, are available now for this 21-and-older concert. Visit www.treehousebainbridge.com to learn more.

Finally, on Sunday, Kate McDermott, the author of the hit debut cookbook “Art of the Pie” is coming to Eagle Harbor Book Company at 3 p.m. with a host of satisfying, mainly one-dish meals. From roasted chicken and veggies for Sunday supper to batches of hearty soup to reheat when there’s no time to cook, “Home Cooking with Kate McDermott” focuses on staple recipes for people who aren’t looking for a part-time job in the kitchen.

Using ingredients that can be found in any supermarket and techniques that every home cook needs, McDermott shares tasty and repeatable meals for friends and family and, like those in “Art of the Pie,” these recipes are accompanied by moving stories, from anecdotes of single motherhood to building a home in the foothills of the Olympic Mountains. latest tasty tome: “Home Cooking with Kate McDermott.”

McDermott, a self-described “cookbook geek” and James Beard Award nominee, took time to chat with the Review recently about her new book, the importance of cooking at home and why budding culinarians should make the time to fail — read the full story here.

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