All Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) events are held at 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island. Tickets, information, and registration, unless otherwise noted, are available at the BPA Box Office, by phone at 206.842.8569, or online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org. Box Office hours are Wednesday through Friday, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., and one hour prior to each performance. BPA is supported, in part, by the Bainbridge Community Foundation, the City of Bainbridge Island, and One Call for All. Bainbridge Performing Arts is pleased to offer an “Open Doors” program. Free and reduced-cost tickets to most events are available to community members in need through our partner Helpline House thanks to a grant from the Mabee Family Foundation.

February: BPA Gallery “Geology in the Abstract”
McCann’s two-month exhibit of oils on panels continues through February 29 in the BPA Gallery. In this body of work Mary explores outcomes of events in the geologic story of our planet Earth – transformations that require time that humans cannot comprehend.
First Friday Art Walk: Friday @ 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.; Gallery Hours: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Wednesday – Friday + one hour prior to each performance; Two-month exhibit runs through February 29
Free; Info: 206.842.8569 or www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org

February 1: The EDGE Improv
Liven up the long winter with a night out on Bainbridge Island February 1 as The EDGE Improv offers imagination on demand, divined spontaneously from audience suggestions. The troupe’s riotous antics have inspired rave reviews from shrewd onlookers since the dawn of time. Audience member Tyler D. said, “The EDGE is reliably the funniest night out on Bainbridge!”
Performance: Saturday@ 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $16 for adults, and $12 for seniors, students, military, and teachers; First Saturday “Teen” Tickets are $5 per youth at the door @ 206.842.8569 or www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org

February 8 & 9: BSO presents Women of Power!
Join us for a unique concert filled with great and powerful works composed exclusively by women. These “Women of Power” went to great lengths to ensure that they had the same rights to work and to be acknowledged in the same way as their male counterparts. Works by Elfrida Andrée, Amy Beach, and Louise Farrenc yield a glimpse of the extraordinary, but often overlooked, contributions of women to orchestral music.
Media Sponsors:Classical KING FM 98.1 and KCTS 9 – Public Television
Community Sponsors:Carly’s Rolling Bay Café and Wicklund Dental.
Performances: Saturday @ 7:30 p.m. & Sunday @ 3:00 p.m. (pre-concert chat Sunday @ 2:15 p.m.)
Tickets: $21 for adults, and $18 for seniors, students, military, and teachers; each youth receives free admission when accompanied by a paying adult @ 206.842.8569 or www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org

February 15: Constellation Choir and Bridges, A String Orchestra present Awakening
Constellation Choir and Bridges, a string orchestra, come together to present “Awakening,” a winter concert of works for choir and strings at BPA. The featured work on the program will be Sunrise Mass by Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo. Conducted by Mario Alejandro Torres, the work takes us on a journey through lyrical, lush, evocative, and stirring moments. The concert will also include works performed separately by Constellation Choir and Bridges.
Performance: Saturday@ 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: By donation; proceeds will benefit Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra
Info: 206.842.8569 or www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org

February 28: Taiko Drumming: Sounds from Japan
“Head for Japan” this February as BPA’s Cultural Outreach Series brings the powerful and beautiful tones of Japanese Taiko Drumming and other Japanese instruments to the BPA stage. This concert is created and led by Japanese professional Taiko performers, Ringtaro Tateishi and Asako Tateishi. Since 2009, the two have led Taiko programs at the Seattle-based CHIKIRI & The School of TAIKO. Recommended for ages 5 and older.
Sponsors: BPA’s 2020 Cultural Outreach Series is made possible thanks to the support of BCF Discretionary Grant Fund and BCF Community Grant Cycle Partners: Alder Fund, Bob & Judy Karr Family Fund, David & Fran Moen, Marcia & Doug Hastings, and Elaine & Paul VonRosenstiel.
Performance:
Friday@ 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $12 for adults, and $10 for children @ 206.842.8569 or www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org

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Bainbridge Performing Arts: since 1956, countless acts – large and small – have informed each production that graces the BPA stage. Collectively we have grown and reaped a communal bounty of grass-roots ARTivism, with people from all walks of life gathering under one roof to laugh, rage, and cry with friends, family, neighbors, and strangers. As heart strings are plucked in a drumbeat of connection, we turn to you in gratitude for the opportunity to bring a taste of magic to the community that we love!

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