“What’s Happening” | Feb. 13-15 and 20-22

Posted in Community, Culinary, Feature, Literary, More Stories, Music, Theater and Dance, Visual Art, Winery

BY KATY SHANER
Whidbey Life Magazine Contributor
February 11, 2015

The Visitor Information Kiosk welcomes you to Whidbey Island and the many places to visit while you are here. In this handout you will find events and activities happening the next two weekends.

Since 2008, the Visitor Kiosk has welcomed over 22,000 visitors to Whidbey. The island offers a wealth of activities, places to stay, eateries, shopping and an abundance of the natural environment to enjoy and appreciate. Welcome and enjoy your visit. Do come back.

The Visitor Information Kiosk is funded by the Greater Freeland Area and Langley Chambers of Commerce and prepared by Katy Shaner, Manager and Volunteer Coordinator, contact Katy at ktshaner@whidbey.com.

Event contributions from Whidbey Life Magazine www.whidbeylifemagazine.org and drewslist@whidbey.com

FRIDAY – FEBRUARY 13, 2014

LOVE SONGS II “WHAT MATTERS MOST” Chanteuse performs this Friday, February 13th 7:00 at Island Church in Langley (6th & Cascade Ave.) Saturday, February 14th 2:00 at United Methodist Church in Coupeville (608 N. Main St.) Fundraiser for Mother Mentors of Whidbey Island. Come enjoy a full program of Love Songs. Suggested donations: $15 Adult, $12.50 Senior, Military, $10 Children Contact: Cheryl Veblen 360-929-5379 cveblen@wildblue.net

H&H SPAGHETTI DINNER & VOLUNTEER KICK-OFF This Friday, February 13th 4:30 – 7:30 Langley United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Time to share the love at the Hearts and Hammers annual spaghetti dinner & volunteer kick-off. The dinner will be starting earlier this year.  $5 for adults and $3 for children. You can enjoy all the spaghetti you want, including regular & gluten-free noodles, salad & dessert. Hearts & Hammers mission is to bring needed repairs to homeowners who physically or financially are unable to complete the work alone. There is no cost to the homeowners, thanks to community donations, volunteers and in kind donations of material from our local lumber yards and supply retailers. Volunteers of all levels who are willing to work are welcome to sign up for the workday, the first Saturday in May. Volunteers can sign up at the dinner or on-line at: www.heartsandhammers.com

The cast of Other Desert Cities: Left to Right, Heather Ogilvy, Andrew Grenier, Deana Duncan, Shelley Hartle and David Mayer. (photo courtesy of WICA)

The cast of Other Desert Cities: Left to Right, Heather Ogilvy, Andrew Grenier, Deana Duncan, Shelley Hartle and David Mayer. (photo courtesy of WICA)

OTHER DESERT CITIES Friday, February 13th – Saturday, February 28th at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts. Pulitzer Prize finalist Jon Robin Baitz’s smart new play of high drama, serious laughter and repartee that dazzles and decimates was one of the hottest tickets on Broadway last season. Friday & Saturday 7:30. Sunday Matinee 2:00. Adult $22, Senior $18, Youth $15. Matinee $15. Piano Bar. Join WICA in Zech Hall an hour before each performance for libations, snacks, and music from local pianists. Art Show: Friday, February 13th “Abstraction”. Tickets: www.wicaonline.org 360-221-8268 WICA 565 Camano Avenue Langley info@wicaonline.org

OPEN MIC NIGHT at Blooms Winery Taste for Wine & Art Friday, February 13th 6:30 – 8. Blooms Winery offers the stage to musicians, poets, comedians and improv on Open Mic Night at Blooms Winery Taste for Wine & Art at the Bayview Corner. Open Mic Night is the second Friday of each month. These Open Mics provide an opportunity in a casual and intimate setting for musicians to perform live and play a song or two or for a poet to recite some of their verse. Interested in being included in the evening’s talent showcase? Call 360-321-0515 for more details. Drop-ins are accepted. Blooms located in the historic Bayview Cash Store at Bayview Corner and are open Thursday to Monday. www.bloomswinery.com 360-321-0515

WOWI“THE WIZARDS OF WEEPY ISLE” a true story of magic. Introducing Nermak, the spoken word lyricist of Space and Time, and Lucky Johnny KOTU, the hilarious and sentimental Ukelalien, and, of course Cloud Girl, Lightning Boy, The Wizards, a Lost Soul, and Fuzzy Leopard Mouse! February 13th and 14th. Doors open at 6:15. Showtime: 7:00. February 15th (Sunday matinee) Doors open at 1:15. Showtime: 2:00. The Black Box Theater Island County Fairgrounds Tickets: $20 Adults, $11 Youth (under 15). Tickets online at: wowi.brownpapertickets.com or at The Door

SATURDAY – FEBRUARY 14, 2015

RED WINE & CHOCOLATE This annual event takes place at five venues, where local winemakers and distillers will be pouring a selection of exquisite hand crafted wines and spirits paired with specially selected chocolates. The event is on both Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 days of. Purchase online at: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/903507  Participating wineries include: Blooms Winery, Holmes Harbor Cellars, Whidbey Island Distillery, Spoiled Dog Winery & Comforts of Whidbey. Visit the website at: www.whidbeyislandvintners.org

WHIDBEY ISLAND WINERY “Vintage Wines & Valentines” Grab your sweetheart and take a stroll down Memory Lane and sip vintages of years past. Saturday – Monday, February 14th – 16th 11 – 6:00. Weekend special: 20% off event wines! 5237 Langley Rd., Langley www.whidbeyislandwinery.com 360-221-2040

WHIDBEY ART GALLERY presents “LOVE & NATURE” Featured New Artist: Mary McLeod, Calligraphy. Featured Artist: Linda Schwarz, Photography. This exhibit will run through February 220 2nd Street, Langley www.whidbeyartgallery.com 360-221-7675.

OTT & MURPHY WINES “A SWEETHEARTS’ VALENTINES NIGHT” with Siri & Steve 6:45 and 8:15. This special Valentine’s event features the sweet blending of Siri and Steve’s unique styles into one celebration of love songs. Ott & Murphy Cabaret. Award-wining Ott & Murphy wines and selections from a small plate menu. Cover charge: $12 Reservations recommended 360-221-7131 204 First Street, Langley www.swedehillcellars.com

WHIDBEY ISLAND NOURISHES “A Benefit, Dinner & Auction” Saturday, February 14th at 6:00 at Useless Bay Coffee Company 121 Second St, Langley. Jim Freeman, Conductor of Fun, Conducting! Divine Dining Created by Des Rock & Dan Fulton! Billy the Celloist with Marvelous Music! Tantalizing Auction Items! Tickets: $90 per person Seating is limited. For tickets, donation, info, contact Tiffany at 360-221-7787 whidbeytiffany@gmail.com www.whidbeyislandnourishes.org/

PRUNING FOR HIGH FRUIT PRODUCTION A fruit tree pruning workshop for maximum fruit production takes place from 11- 1 on Saturday, February 14th. Gary Ingram will discuss and demonstrate the best times to prune different types of trees, organic pest and disease control and fertilization, tree selection for maximum fruit production and tree health. Workshop is at the South Whidbey Tilth 2812 Thompson Road. There will be classroom time as well as a demonstration in the orchard. Cost is $8 for South Whidbey Tilth members. $15 for nonmembers. Register with Michael Seraphinoff at 360-544-2278 or mjseraph@whidbey.net. Dress for the weather. Bring pruning tools. Complimentary hot beverages will be available. Following the workshop a hot lunch will be served and a work party for those able to stay and help mulch around the fruit trees.

SUNDAY – FEBRUARY 15, 2015

FLY061216-SWC_034SEATTLE WOMEN’S CHORUS “Reel Women” a movie-themed extravaganza! 3-5:00. Join Seattle Women’s Chorus for a musical tribute to some of the silver screen’s most famous and scintillating women. Tickets are $25 and are available at Wind and Tide & CADA office in Oak Harbor, bayleaf in Coupeville, Useless Bay Coffee & Moonraker Books in Langley, and Pickles Deli in Clinton. www.cadacanhelp.org 360-675-7057 Sponsored by: Whidbey Island Bank, Windermere Real Estate/South Whidbey, Puget Sound Energy. South Whidbey High School Performing Arts Center 5675 Maxwelton Road, Langley. Benefitting Citizens Against Domestic & Sexual Abuse (CADA)

SUNDAY MUSIC AT BLOOMS WINERY TASTE FOR WINE & ART Enjoy Sunday afternoons with live music. It’s time for an afternoon of jazz with Gary Way and Baby Bahia from 3-5! Come have a glass of award winning wine and listen in for some fine jazz and Latin Jazz favorites. No cover, no minimums. Just fabulous wines and great music! Our art show for February features the contemporary works of Kim Tinuviel, with photography, encaustic and more. Also presented will be mixed media shadow boxes of Janet Pheifer. Available for private parties too! No cover, no minimums. Just fabulous wines & great music! Bayview Corner Cash Store, 5603 Bayview Rd. 360-321-0515 www.bloomswinery.com

SECOND WEEKEND 

SATURDAY – FEBRUARY 21

LANGLEY MYSTERY WEEKEND 2015 “It’s No Laughing Murder” Saturday & Sunday, February 21st and 22nd Saturday 10 – 5, Sunday 10 – 4. Solution and prizes at 5:15 on Sunday, February 22nd at Langley Middle School Auditorium (need not be present to win). “Langley’s night life promises to get livelier when a new comedy club opens at the old Dog House in this little village by the sea. Everyone in town is polishing their best comic routine for the auditions, but when the new club’s has-been headliner is found dead on the doorstep before the club even opens, “It’s No Laughing Murder. Langley will need all the help it can get to solve the 31st in a long line of murders to befall this otherwise peaceful town each February. If you want to help solve the murder mystery, and possibly win some great prizes, come to Langley for Mystery Weekend! More info, at Langley Chamber of Commerce www.visitlangley.com 360-221-6765. Clue maps & copies of the Langley Gazette available for purchase starting Saturday, February 21st at 10 at the Chamber of Commerce 208 Anthes Street in Langley $10 Adults, $8 Seniors, Youth & Military. A family-friendly activity!

DRUM + DANCE Saturday, February 21st  7 – 10 at a NEW LOCATION Unity of Whidbey 5671 Crawford Road, Langley Dance to an eclectic blend of live hand drums, unique percussion, bass, guitar + didjeridoo with Wade, Joseph, Rodger, Stephan, Eric + Ranchman $5 to $15, sliding scale + kids are free! BYO water + stay hydrated! For more information, contact Wade at: 360-320-1172 earthrhythms@whidbey.com

SUNDAY – FEBRUARY 22

feb-22-2015-SmISLAND CONSORT “If Music Be The Food Of Love: Renaissance To Romance” Sunday, February 22nd at 3:00 Trinity Lutheran Church 18341 State Route 525, Freeland. Island Consort performs music from the Renaissance to the Romantic era, both vocal and instrumental, in this musical celebration of love. Spend your afternoon basking in works by Monteverdi, Arbeau, De Selma, Susato, Boismortier, Schubert & culminating with Brahms’ Liebeslieder. With very special guests Danielle Reutter-Harrah (soprano) and Kyle Sampson (guitar). $20 Adults $10 Youth at the door. More info, www.islandconsort.org call Sheila Weidendorf 360- 321-5294

For more events check the Whidbey Life Magazine Calendar.

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