‘What’s Happening?’ || Friday, Feb. 27 – Sunday, March 1

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

BY KATY SHANER
Whidbey Life Magazine Contributor
February 25, 2015

Welcome to the weekend on Whidbey. “What’s Happening” includes many weekend events Friday through Sunday. “What’s Happening” is a collaborative information guide project between the The Visitor Information Kiosk and Whidbey Life Magazine.

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 27

ChittyPressPhotoCHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG! Shows at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 27 and Saturday Feb. 28 at Whidbey Children’s Theater (next to Langley Middle School). Get ready for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang as you’ve never seen it before! Take to the skies in the fabulous flying car, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, as the eccentric inventor Caractacus Potts takes young Jeremy & Jemima on the adventure of a lifetime! A madcap adventure full of song, dance and laughter. Bring the whole family!

Specially priced Family Night on Feb. 28, when all tickets are just $8! Adult $15 / Senior $12 / Youth $8. Tickets available at: www.whidbeychildrenstheater.org 723 Camano Ave., Langley contact.wct@gmail.com (360) 221-8707.

FORKS OVER KNIVES at UUCWI Sanctuary at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 27. Can the food we eat make us ill? Can it heal? Does it matter to the Earth? More and more, the research says “Yes!” This film, acclaimed by medical experts, has helped ignite a food-as-medicine revolution.

The film presents a radical but convincing case that modern diseases can be prevented, halted and often reversed. A panel of medical and agricultural experts will answer your questions afterwards. Sponsored by the Greening Congregations of Whidbey Island. The Unitarian Universalist Congregation is located at 20103 State Route 525, Freeland (2 miles north of Freeland) www.uucwi.org/.

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 at Whidbey Island Center for Arts playing at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27 and Saturday, Feb, 28. CLOSING WEEKEND! 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. Adult $22 / Senior $18 / Youth $15. Tickets: (360) 221-8268 www.wicaonline.org 565 Camano Avenue, Langley.

OTT & MURPHY WINES presents The Comedy of Simon Kaufman & Friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27. Simon brings a comedy club routine to the Ott & Murphy Cabaret stage. A troupe of three will join Simon for an unusual and hilarious night. Simon has performed and produced shows at Gotham Comedy Club in New York as well as the historic Ashford and Simpson Sugar bar on the upper West Side. Enjoy award-winning Ott & Murphy wines. Selections from a small plate menu are available.

See Simon online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Niy9SvkxTQs&feature=youtu.be and http://simonkaufman.com/. Cover charge: $10 Reservations recommended (360) 221-7131 204 First Street, Langley www.swedehillcellars.com

 SATURDAY FEBRUARY 28

A WHIDBEY AUDUBON FIELD TRIP at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28. Explore one of the most scenic areas on Whidbey Island! Sunnyside Cemetery, Ebey’s Bluff & Crockett Lake. Meet at the Sunnyside Cemetery overlook parking area, Cook & Sherman Roads in Coupeville. Walk the paths in the old cemetery looking for little birds, then head down the trail past the Jacob Ebey house (built in 1854) to Ebey’s Bluff. Bald Eagles, Red-tailed Hawks, Northern Harriers and American Kestrels all hunt here. To round out the morning, we will drive to Crockett Lake to look at lots of ducks, more hawks, and possibly a short-eared owl.

Plan to walk for a couple of hours on mostly level (but maybe muddy) paths. Dress for the weather. No facilities available until we arrive at Crockett Lake. Contact Trip Leader Kim Shepard at: (360) 720-1711 kwshepard@gmail.com www.whidbeyaudubon.org/.

Cowspiracy is showing at The Clyde at 1 p.m.

“Cowspiracy” is showing at The Clyde at 1 p.m.

COWSPIRACY: THE SUSTAINABILITY SECRET at The Clyde Theatre, Langley at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28. “As eye-opening as Blackfish and as inspiring as An Inconvenient Truth, Cowspiracy may be the most important film made to inspire saving the planet.” This feature-length documentary is a must-see for anyone concerned with water quality, deforestation, global hunger or climate change.

This film is appropriate for audience members of most ages. The film runs about two hours. The screening will be followed by a brief, optional Q & A session with the presenters. Questions? (360) 966-6122 The Clyde Theater, 217 First Street, Langley. Learn more at www.whidbeyinstitute.org/cowspiracymarnie@whidbeyinstitute.org.

BEER STYLES & SAMPLES Saturday, Feb. 28 at 3 – 6 p.m. What’s a Saison? Belgium Stout? What is meant by “White Ale on the Lees”? Come find out! $5 tasting fee.

The Tipsy Gourmet Your Local Source for Imported & Domestic Cheese, Meat, Olive Oils, Wine, Beer, Hard Cider, & Spirits… other Taste Treats!

Open Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Closed Sunday & Monday, 221 2nd St. Suite 9A, Langley. (360) 221-4520. Langley Village. www.facebook.com/thetipsygourmet.

MARIMBA CAFE #2 Saturday, Feb 28, 6 to 9 p.m. Shake it up with us! Dine & dance to lively, energetic African music with Sarungano & Friends, Moyo, Shamwari, & Mweya. Donation $5-10 at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Matanho Project, a non-profit organization continuing its cross-cultural exchange with Zimbabwe.

With the efforts from our community and our local musicians, we plan to donate instruments to Zimbabwean schoolchildren. Rubatano Center’s Marimba Cafe, in collaboration with Northwest Language & Cultural Center, will round out our event with former Whidbey Rice Chef Kym Saephan’s food favorites, including Veggie Roll, Brown Rice, Pad Thai & Red Lentil Soup.

Plan to purchase your delicious dinner at the cafe. Beverages & desserts will also be available for purchase. For more information, contact Dana Moffett at: marimba@whidbey.com, website at www.rubatano.com. Coupeville Rec Hall, 901 NW Alexander St. in Coupeville

SUNDAY MARCH 1

Pianist Sheila Weidendorf  (photo courtesy of the artist.)

Pianist Sheila Weidendorf (photo courtesy of the artist.)

IN CONCERT: SHEILA WEIDENDORF WITH MEMBERS OF ISLAND CONSORT Treat yourself to an afternoon of music from the (mostly) Classical era, presented by Whidbey Island Center for the Arts Classical Music Series on Sunday, March 1 at 2 p.m.

This program features music by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Hummel, with one throwback to the Baroque in a violin/piano sonata by Johann Sebastian Bach. With pianist Sheila Weidendorf, violinists Cynthia Morrow & Brian Kenney, flutist Dyanne Harshman, cellist James Hinkley, and violist Linda Morris. Adults $20 / Seniors $15 / Students $12.

PianoBar is open at 1 p.m. and will feature Peter Morton at the piano. Tickets: (360) 221-8268 www.wicaonline.org Whidbey Island Center of the Arts 565 Camano Avenue Langley, info@wicaonline.org

SUNDAY MUSIC AT BLOOMS WINERY TASTE FOR WINE & ART Al Benson & Arne Bergstrom Sunday, March 1 from  3 to 5 p.m. Arne Bergstrom and Al Benson will be performing songs from traditional folk music, folk revival from the 60s and 70s and some current folk style songs.

This is the last weekend for the February art show that features the contemporary works of Kim Tinuviel and mixed media shadow boxes of Janet Pheifer.  March and April will feature Carol Rhodes and Sharon Tryon in our annual “Celebrate Mother Earth” show, which opens on March 6.

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.

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

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.
Event contributions from Katy Shaner, Whidbey Life Magazine – www.whidbeylifemagazine.org and drewslist – drewslist@whidbey.com.

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