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Summer is my favorite time of the year. My body seeks heat like a rattlesnake soaking up the sun on a desert outcropping. Life slows down in the summer and the inclination toward outdoor leisure hits harder than Barry Bonds at bat.
The Shipwreck Lounge in Port Orchard has filled the void for regular stand up comedy in South Kitsap. The bar Slip 45 and the Shipwreck Lounge, one of the newest night spots in Port Orchard, moved into the building previously vacated by the notorious Mako’s establishment at 715 Bay St. at the beginning of 2008. At that time, the partners of Shipwreck at Slip 45, noted their ambition to tone down the location’s reputation for violence and illegal activity by attracting a new, more high class clientele.
Third annual Laugh for Life event gathers ‘the biggest amalgamation of (comedic) talent ever on stage at the Admiral Theatre’ July 19.
Have you ever wanted to get away from everything? Go see a movie, maybe go for a walk?
Second annual Silverdale Beach Hotel Luau brings the hundreds-dollar trip to the shores of Dyes Inlet, for a $55 ticket.
Fe, Fi, Fo, Fum, how many fairy tales can you hum? Starting Friday, Ovation! Musical Theatre brings “Into the Woods” to Bainbridge for a three-weekend run.
There’s a certain amount of stigma attached to kids’ theater productions. They tend to conjure up painful experiences of sitting through a bevy of off-key singing in a cutesy production of a show that you’ve seen 15 other times or perhaps the same show that you remember suffering through when you were a kid. Johnny is forgetting his lines, while the director has to go on stage to remind Sally it’s her cue to come on. But this doesn’t seem to be the case for the Kids for Kids productions at CSTOCK, directed by Daniel Estes.
Kitsap softcore: Vicci Martinez back at the Clearwater, Alligators in Bremerton, gypsy jazz at the Island Gallery.
For many, music is considered the great healer. Sentimentally, listening to a comfortable collection of tunes can be a great stress reliever while breaking into song can sometimes even help to stave off depression. Experts suggest it’s the rhythm and beat which give music its soothing power.
Berit Ringo drew a self-portrait in subdued charcoal, because, she said, that’s the way it’s usually done. Everything else hanging in her show of monotypes at Grace Episcopal Church sings out in living color. “I seek to celebrate life and hope,” Ringo says in her artist statement, “and am continually drawn to vivid, warm colors to affirm both – life and hope.”
It’s an exciting weekend up ahead for avid gardeners. The long-anticipated 20th anniversary Bainbridge in Bloom garden tour will be July 11 through 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. To celebrate the event’s longevity, they’ve rolled back ticket and event prices. More information can be found at the Bloom Web site, www.gardentour.info, or by calling the Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council (BIAHC) at (206) 842-7901. Tickets are available at many of our local nurseries. The site also lists the locations for various food and refreshments interspersed at several locations this year.
Lying reclined on a picnic blanket with my hands beneath my head, staring up past the treetops where the ambience of a grand piano meshed with the sunshine and singing birds in the afternoon sky, I knew I’d found a getaway.
A look at Independence Day Events across the county, lighting the proverbial fuse for Fourth of July.
As the first Friday of July falls squarely on July 4 this year, art galleries in Bremerton have focused their exhibits quirkily around the Independence Day theme, and will be debuting with receptions that day. Galleries on Bainbridge, including Bainbridge Arts and Crafts which recently received a $1 million endowment that made headlines, will be waiting it out, hosting their first Friday parties during the second week July 11 due to the nuttiness of the island’s Grand Ole Fourth celebration.
Ron Sher and Co. plan to host movie nights atop the old J.C. Penney building each weekend this month, starting with ‘Top Gun’ July 11. The glow of city lights in downtown Bremerton envelope the old J.C. Penney building at night. But it seems almost a lonely glow.
King Vidor’s 1928 silent film satire “Show People” reminds me of something like those “Scary Movie” flicks of today. Those features (more like DVDs as they don’t even come out in theaters most of the time anymore) poke fun at the whole scary movie genre with spoofs on all the contemporary blockbusters and incredibly, oft intentionally, bad acting. Vidor’s piece is much more of a beautiful relic with an all-star cast from the days of the silent film — featuring Marion Davies and William Haines, with cameos from everyone including Douglas Fairbanks, Charlie Chaplin and all the greats.
On the heels of what’s arguably Kingston’s grandest day of the year, comes something new. Just up the street from the Little City by the Sea’s downtown core and Fourth of July events, the Independence Day celebration will be extended with a Saturday full of skate competition and concerts. From the group that basically brought you the Kingston Skate Park itself comes The Kingston Sk8 Rollick.
The bandoneon may be a musical cousin to the accordion. But as Bertram Levy describes it, when Argentine Tango began to gel in the early 1900s, some felt the accordion was too happy for tango; it didn’t possess the necessary darkness. A renowned musician who began in folk but has spent the better part of a decade devoted to tango, Levy will bring his Tangoheart quartet to Bainbridge next weekend, the first program in this year’s series of Bloedel Reserve summer concerts.
The Bainbridge Public Library is more than just a meeting spot for July Fourth festivities; it’s also the site of some great story opportunities.