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First off, for those seeking fun this weekend, it’s First Friday.

Participants in the beloved monthly event, organized by the Bainbridge Island Downtown Association and sponsored by the city of Bainbridge Island, include nearly 30 galleries, show rooms, museums, shops and offices.

The action, as always, will be in full swing from 6 to 8 p.m.

Click here for a complete list of May participants and other additional information.

Also, “Mamma Mia!” opens at Bainbridge Performing Arts.

Click here to learn more and purchase tickets.

Finally, Gurf Morlix — who has produced iconic and award-winning albums for the likes of Lucinda Williams, Ray Wylie Hubbard and others — is on tour in support of a new release of his own, “Impossible Blue,” and will be playing an album release show at the Treehouse Café at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 4.

Tickets, $25 for reserved table seating, are on sale. Visit to learn more.

Admission is 21-and-older only.

Born in Lackawanna, New York, at a formative age Morlix saw the Beatles on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” promptly formed a band (in which Peter Case made his stage debut), moved to Austin to escape the cold and play music and befriended Blaze Foley and a bunch of other Austin characters.

He moved to Los Angeles, worked for more than a decade as Lucinda Williams’ guitarist, bandleader and backing vocalist, produced her acclaimed “Sweet Old World,” then famously left Williams, toured with Warren Zevon and moved back to Austin to produce a number of classic Americana albums. He was eventually inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame.

Morlix moved on and became a freelance producer and since then has helmed projects by a diverse set of country and Americana artists, including Robert Earl Keen, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Ian McLagan, Slaid Cleaves and Mary Gauthier.

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