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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.