Best Bets for Oct. 4-6 | The Bainbridge Blab

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

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Of particular note this month, Jeffrey Moose Gallery in downtown Winslow will host “Jazz Portraits 2019,” its third exhibition of jazz portraits in October and November in celebration of BIMA’s latest partnering with Within/Earshot Jazz Festival.

The exhibit features local painters Cory Bennett Anderson, Anna Pollock and printmaker David Baird together, with historic jazz photos by Jerry Stoll from the collection of a Bainbridge Island resident.

The exhibit will open on First Friday, Oct. 4 with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m.

On the next night, Saturday Oct. 5 will feature, for the first time, a performance by Ranger and the Re-Arrangers, with guests, live in the gallery from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

For the more competition-minded, the Bainbridge High School varsity football team will host Lakeside at 7 p.m. Friday at Memorial Stadium. Th Spartans are 2-all and looking to up their record with just four games left on the regular season calendar.

The very next day, the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art will welcome The Johnaye Kendrick Group for an evening of music to kick off the month-long 2019 Within/Earshot Jazz Festival at 7:30 p.m.

Kendrick performs her own compositions and fresh interpretations of beloved jazz and pop standards. A festival opening reception will begin at 6:30, with the auditorium opening at 7 p.m.

Tickets, $25 to $30, are available through

This year is the third annual Within/Earshot Jazz Festival, a month-long celebration of all things jazz produced in partnership with the legendary Earshot Jazz, which includes concerts, lectures, film, and more.

Visit to learn more and see a complete lineup of festival events.

Additionally, BIMA will present a special one-time, three-day sale of high-quality art, crafts and jewelry donated by regional collectors from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4 and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 and Sunday, Oct. 6 in the galleries at the museum.

Open to the public, proceeds from the sale support the museum’s youth programs that happen throughout the year — including field trips, workshops, summer camps, teen events and more.

Through the generosity of collectors and museum supporters in the region, the October Art Collectors Marketplace – Fine Art & Craft Sale will feature more than 500 works from the Northwest and beyond.

Shoppers will find artwork in all forms, price ranges, styles and media by artists representing the range of emerging to master level.

The sale will fill the entire downstairs galleries of BIMA, with many pieces priced under $100.

Media represented include painting, sculpture, glass, ceramics, prints, photographs, artist’s books, jewelry, textiles, and mixed media.

Artists include Leo Adams, Alfredo Arreguin, Michael Dailey, John de Wit, Kathryn Glowen, Lois Graham, Art Hansen, Barry Harem, Clayton James, Faye Jones, Amos Kennedy, John Franklin Koenig, Phillip Levine, William McEnroe, Jimmy Mirikitani, Marianne Partlow, Mary Randlett, Selene Santucci, Gale Sterrett, and Richard Stine, to name a few.

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