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Mary Poppins or Oliver? The Studio Tour or the Working Studio Tour? Don't fall for the false dilemma; with proper planning, you can do it all.

Colored pencil work by Eileen Sorg

Mary Poppins or Oliver?

The Studio Tour or the Working Studio Tour?

Don’t fall for the false dilemma; with proper planning, you can do it all.

The lady with the parrot head umbrella makes her BPA debut tonight. Mary Poppins‘ Pay-What-You-Can Preview begins at 7:30 p.m., but the show continues all weekend. Bainbridge Performing Arts, 200 Madison Ave. N. Friday & Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. $27; $22 senior; $19 youth/student/military/teacher. 206-842-8569,

All he wanted was ‘more soup,’ but that was too much to ask. Follow Oliver from workhouse to the seedy streets of London, where he’s recruited by a band of young pickpockets. This Ovation! musical, based on the Dickens classic, opens Friday. Bainbridge High School Theatre, 9330 NE High School Road. Friday & Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. $27, $22 senior/student/military/teacher, $19 youth ages 12 and under.

It’s art overload at the Winter Studio Tour, with 64 local artists packed into nine different venues. The twice-annual event has been happening since 1984. Various locations. Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free.

The Working Studio Tour is a bit more subdued, featuring nine artists across three locations, specializing in wood sculptures, mosaics and glass. Go see the creatives in action and pick up a piece for someone special. Various locations: Mesolini Glass Studio, 13291 Madison Ave. NE; Cecil Ross Studio, 12851 Madison Ave. NE, and Raquel’s Mosiacs Studio, 9590 NE Lovgreen Road. Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free.

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