Arts and Entertainment

Tom Walker, Claudia Walker, Amy Walker and Paul Houser make up the nucleus of the Walker family band that is putting on a concert Saturday, Nov. 21 at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts in Langley. Featuring original songs written by the highly-talented family members, the show will tell the story of a family coming together on Thanksgiving.  - Fritha Strand photo

A Walker Family Thanksgiving: Enjoy the agony/ecstasy of family holidays—from the sideline

  • Nov 17, 2015 at 6:00PM updated Nov 18, 2015 at 10:49AM

The Walkers would like to invite you over for Thanksgiving. Not for the actual meal or holiday, but as part of their one-night show, A Walker Family Thanksgiving, on Saturday, Nov. 21 at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts in Langley. Think of the Walkers like the von Trapps from “The Sound of Music” but fully American. Their sound is best described as folk Americana, or as pater familias Tom Walker said, “great, genetically-enhanced harmonies.”


Community Events, November 2015

Add an Event

Sarungano gives thanks, readies for more music development

  • Nov 11, 2015 at 2:00PM

The storytellers of Sarungano have quite the tale to tell. Dana Moffett, Leslie Breeden, Donita Crosby and Dyanne Harshman went to Zimbabwe earlier this year, largely thanks to donations and fundraising on South Whidbey, to perform with the African country’s traditional instruments and donate several to an orphanage. They have become ambassadors of music, trying to aid in the restoration of a custom stripped from the land’s native people.

A barrel of laughs and a barrel of beer: WICA hosts comedy competition, workshop, open mic

  • Nov 7, 2015 at 6:00AM

Making people laugh is a matter of truth for Ron Reid.

Here be dragons: WICA, Tears of Joy puppet show explains differences, acceptance — no strings attached

  • Nov 4, 2015 at 12:00PM

Art will attempt to pull at the heart strings of the audience with the help of real strings attached to puppets this Friday night. Whidbey Island Center for the Arts is bringing in a theater group to put on Kenneth Grahame’s “The Reluctant Dragon” as a puppet play in the first Family Series show of its 2015-16 season. The children’s story, first published in 1898, is about a boy who befriends a like-minded dragon. With the help of fabled dragon slayer St. George, they convince once-terrified townsfolk to accept the less-than-terrifying winged lizard.

‘Beauty and the Beast’ tells of looking past ugly exteriors

  • Oct 30, 2015 at 6:00PM updated Nov 2, 2015 at 9:17AM

Whidbey Children’s Theater is hoping you will be their guest at the launch of the 2015-16 season, a slight reworking of the Disney classic, “Beauty and the Beast.”

More Arts and Entertainment

Read the Nov 25
Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Browse the archives.

Friends to Follow

View All Updates