The Northwest Language Academy and Cultural Center is presenting the next installation in its Language of Food series: Yolka, a family-friendly celebration of Russian food, culture and holiday festivities on Saturday, Dec. 6. According to event coordinators, it is rumored that Ded Moroz and his companion may stop by for a visit.
Christmastime is a season chock-full of traditions, nostalgia and, for many families, a hearty helping of laughter.
For Nola Allen, the natural beauty of Whidbey Island has afforded her an abundance of colorful inspiration, both as a professional pianist and watercolor artist.
Whidbey’s early music ensemble, Island Consort, will launch its second season with a concert featuring Henry Purcell’s “Welcome to all the Pleasures.”
Whidbey Children’s Theater will open its 2014-15 season with a production of “The Wind in the Willows.”
The woodpecker is the quintessential bird of the forest. Because the five woodpecker species on Whidbey Island don’t migrate much, they can be seen in the forests year around. The woodpecker’s role is vital for a healthy and diverse forest environment, according to a recent Whidbey Audubon Society news release.
The Langley Library will host a reading of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas’ works in celebration of his centennial year. The reading will take place at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14.
South Whidbey residents Drew Kampion and Ben Thomas will present an afternoon showing of “Return of the River” from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16 at The Clyde theater in Langley.
Whidbey Island Center for the Arts will be hosting a leg of The Seattle International Comedy Competition, preceded by a local open mic Brew HaHa at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8 at Zech Hall.
On Saturday, Nov. 22, Piper Reva and two “local elfin children” will take to the stage at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA) for her show, “The Wizards of Weepy Isle.” The play follows the journey of a mouse, a reincarnation of gypsy singer-songwriter Penelope Zazen, who encounters “a myriad of wizards” — in the form of a bee, a buffalo, a tree-horse, a giant Spaniard egg-man, a fairy and an evil sorceress — when he is shipwrecked and washed ashore upon an enchanted island.
Clinton resident Dana Linn has entrusted her locks to hair stylists the world over, but none are as dear to her heart as Golene, a parodical Southern woman with a deep penchant for hair spray, leopard print and her 1960s-style beehive.
Whidbey Island Center for the Arts will be hosting a “globally groovy” evening with Portland-based musicians Brothers of Baladi. The show is a part of Whidbey Island Center for the Arts’ Family Series and will be presented at 7:30 p.m., Friday Nov. 7.
RECORD STAFF Whidbey Island Center for the Arts takes on a monumental project: Staging Alan Ayckbourn’s comic trilogy “The Norman Conquests.”