The A&E calendar

"Coyote meets Raven is by Bruce Morrow, featured at Gaskill/Olson Gallery this month.FolkdancingJerry Wade will teach another session with South Whidbey International Folkdancers on Oct. 6 at Bayview Hall from 7:45-10 p.m. No partners are necessary. Cost is $Bahia At Giuseppe'sThe band Bahia plays every Sunday through October at Trattoria Giuseppe in Clinton, with tropical sounds in the tradition of Jobim/Bossa Nova and Tito Puente /Latin Jazz, along with jazz standards. Band members, all Southenders, are Dale Fuentes, flute, Gary Way, piano, Greg Barnes, bass, and Roger Bennett, drums.The music starts at 5:30 and continues until 9 p.m. Concert On The CoveBlues and jazz harmonicist Carlos del Junco performs for Concerts on the Cove on Thursday, Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m., at the Coupeville High School Performing Arts Center.Havana-born del Junco was the winner of two gold medals at the Hohner World Harmonica Championships. His backup will be a lead guitar, bass guitar and percussion.Tickets are $10; at the door, $12. Available on the Southend at the BookBay in Freeland, Moonrakers in Langley and the Clinton CyberC@fe. Call 360-678-4684 for more information. Evening With PoeThe Community Theatre Project of the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts opens its newest production, Nevermore: An Evening with Poe, on Friday, Oct. 20, with a 7:30 p.m. curtain. The evening of spine chilling stories and theatre from America's master of Gothic horror, Edgar Allan Poe, is directed by Deana A. Duncan and includes adaptations of such ghastly classics as The Raven, The Telltale Heart, and The Cask of Amontillado. Performances continue on Oct. 21, 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m., with two matinees at 2 p.m., on Oct. 22 and 29. Tickets for the evening shows are $12/$10/$8; matinee prices are $8. A special preview on Oct. 19 opens WICA's Dinner Theatre club, a benefit evening featuring libations, a meal prepared by Chef Paul from the Star Bistro, the theatre production and membership in the Community Theatre Club. Cost is $50. For ticket information call 221-8268.International FolkdancingEnjoy the folk dances of the Balkans with master teacher Neal Sandler and the South Whidbey International Folkdancers on Friday, Oct. 20. Sandler presents the passionate and soulful Macedonian dances; the vigorous and driving steps from Bulgaria, and the lively, bright and bouncy dances of Serbia and Croatia. Balkan music and kolos (line dances) so inspired Sandler, an engineer by profession, that teaching them became his second career.The dancing begins at 7:45 p.m. and continues until 10. For more information, contact South Whidbey Parks and Recreation at 221-5484.Contra DancingThe Bayview Hall contra dancers and the Whidbey Island Contra Band are putting live music and contra dancing together on Saturday, Oct. 21, with caller John Hatten of Bellingham and South Whidbey's Ryan Goodman as host musician. A workshop for new dancers starts at the hall at 7:30 p.m., with dancing at 8. Admission is $6/$3. For more information, call Larry at 321-1950, or Jean at 221-6157.Art Celebrating HealingThis year's art show, Aliveness Through Cancer, will be held Oct. 20-22, at the Bayview Art Studio, with a reception from 5-7 p.m. Friday. Cancer survivors, support persons, those working with persons with cancer will share with the community the life changing impact cancer has had on them, through a variety of creative media: art, photography, sculpture, collage, prose, and other art forms.For information call Whidbey General Hospital, 321-5173. HarmonizingLearn the art of singing harmony with the Seattle Shores Chorus of Sweet Adelines, now looking for new women singers. Learn four-part harmony, barbershop style with this growing professional chorus of 45 members.The chorus sings arrangements to suit all ages, from Oh, You Beautiful Doll to Tuxedo Junction. For more information call Fran at 221-4519 or Linda, 221-3088.Community concertsSeason tickets for the Community Concert series at the Skywarrior Theatre on Whidbey Island Naval Air Station are on sale now. The lineup includes The Rhythm Brothers, Oct. 16; Richard Glazier, recitalist and solo pianist, Nov. 16; Angela Cheng and the Diaz Trio, Jan. 7; the Limelighters, Feb. 9; and Proteus 7, April 17.Individual season tickets cost $45; youth tickets are priced $25; and a family ticket costs $90. For more information, call 360-675-3658. Country Joe McdonaldCountry Joe McDonald is coming to the island on Monday, Nov. 6, for an Election Eve Get-out-the-Vote Rally and Celebration, at the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. event are $12. Call 221-8268.This is a non-partisan event, and all candidates are invited to meet and greet the crowd, said organizer Skip Demuth. Sharing the bill with Country Joe are Local Buddha and Barbara Dunn, with hosting duties by Mully Mullally and Jennifer Lail. Any proceeds will be donated to local nonprofit groups working with youth and the environment. Call for propsIsland Theatre will produce the new Richard Evans/Michael Licastro musical, Club Ded, in early March of 2001, in a return to the Clyde Theater in Langley. (The pair brought you Wings of the Termite back in 1996.) Open auditions will be announced in the near future.Island Theatre needs the following items for this production as soon as possible: Electronic piano keyboard that can plug into an external amp; test tubes and lab equipment, beakers, etc.; hospital operating table; two pearl-handled Western style holsters and pistols (not to be fired); one WWII infantry helmet; various medals of valor; one WWII military walkie-talkie; one megaphone; one life ring (preserver). Even more urgent is the need for a seamstress and wardrobe assistant. A number of special costumes and special effect rigs will be required and must be adapted or built from scratch. Anyone interested in being part of this production should contact Nancy White at 221-4520. A production meeting will be announced shortly.Irving BerlinWhidbey Playhouse in Oak Harbor presents The Melody Lingers On, featuring the songs of Irving Berlin, in a production running Nov. 3-25. Sue Riney directs the play, from the book, Irving Berlin: A Daugher's Memoir, by Mary Ellin Barrettt. The songs of Irving Berlin tell the story of the past American century, and this musical revue will feature 44 of them, from Alexander's Ragtime Band and There's No Business Like Show Business to God Bless America.Tickets are now on sale at $11 adults, $9 seniors 60 and up, $9 youth 4-17; call 1-800-606-PLAY."

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