WICA presents ‘Kitsch ‘n Bitch – Oysterfest!’ on Nov. 7

Posted in Community News, Culinary

Oct. 28, 2015

Kitsch ‘n Bitch host Sue Frause returns at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7 to present this “ode to oysters” featuring special guests Bill Whitbeck and Kevin Lungren, with Rita and Carl Comfort at the bar and musical guest Nancy Nolan. We’ll hear about everything from creating your own oyster farm to shucking those buggers!

“Oyster Bill” Whitbeck is the Seattle area sales manager for Taylor Shellfish Farms, a fifth-generation, family-owned shellfish farm based in Shelton, WA. After moving to the Seattle area, he became involved with the local shellfish scene and co-authored “The Joy of Oysters” in 2001. He is on the Board of Directors of Fields Oceans Ranches Kitchens Stewards (F.O.R.K.S.) which works with chefs and the greater food community to celebrate local foods and foster a more sustainable food supply. In addition to his fishy resume, Bill is a photographer, writer, musician, and a seasoned mariner.

Kevin Lungren is the President of the Fishin’ Club of Whidbey Island and, in his spare time, works as a financial advisor for Edward Jones Investments on South Whidbey. Kevin calls himself an “everyman oysterman.” He loves living on Holmes Harbor and tending his saltwater garden. For obvious safety reasons he always wears a necktie while oystering.

Rita and Carl Comfort of Comforts of Whidbey will be at the bar serving their award-winning wines grown and produced right here on Whidbey Island. This is a perfect opportunity to taste their wines and get to know about what’s up at Comforts of Whidbey.

Musical guest Nancy Nolan will be at the piano and promises some good ole “shucking” songs. Join us for an entertaining and informative evening about all things oysters!

All seats are $15. Zech Hall Piano Bar opens one hour before the show

To purchase tickets, visit www.wicaonline.org for online ticketing, call the Box Office at 800.638.7631 or 360.221.8268, or stop by the box office at 565 Camano Ave in Langley, Wednesday through Saturday, 1 to 6 p.m. and two hours before every show. Online Tickets Purchases are available until 12 noon on the day of the show.



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