A&E Calendar

"Linda AllenThe CyberCafe in Clinton will present Linda Allen in concert Saturday, July 21, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8; children under 12 free. Allen writes and sings of justice, hope, spirit and love. Call 341-5922 for information and tickets.Contra DanceLocal fiddler Linda Good leads the Swinging Nettles for an evening of contras and squares Saturday, July 21, at Bayview Hall. Dance instruction begins at 7:30 p.m., the music starts at 8. Admission is $6/$3; call 221-8430 for more information.Bayview EntertainmentOn stage at the Bayview Farmers' Market Saturday, July 21, will be young harpist Hannah Wahl, with performances at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.DJ PartyThe Groove Brothers will DJ a dance party Saturday, July 21, at China City in Langley. Dance to basic funk, disco, hip hop and techno starting at 10 p.m. Cover, $5; 21 and over only.Sundays in the ParkConcerts on the Cove's five-concert summer series begins Sunday, July 22, at 2 p.m. in the Coupeville Town Park Pavilion with an Asian Fest of music and dance from the Philippines and Japan.Bring blankets, lawn chairs, parasols and picnic lunches. Tickets are $7 at the gate. Live Reggae MusicJah Mind's Eye Sound presents live reggae music with Rocker-T and Sister Sara, backed by the International Rastafarian Transport Band, in a special music event for all ages on Tuesday, July 24, 8 p.m. at Bayview Hall.Joining them will be the island band Dirty Larry. The Brooklyn born and bred Rocker-T is known for his distinctive form of chanting and singing called sing-jay. He plays the guitar, melodica, niyabinghi drum, bass guitar and some keyboards and also writes his own lyrics and music. His most recent CD is If Yu Luv Luv Show Ya Luv, released on Positive Sound Massive Recordings.Benefit Music FestivalTickets for the big Music Festival Aug. 4-5 at South Whidbey Community Park are now on sale at Momentum Gym, Murphy's, Renaissance Salon, Joe's Island Music and Webb's Department Store. Tickets are $50 for the entire weekend and $35 per day; under 16 are $15 a day, under age 5 free. For information call 360-678-9228. Comedy NightComics Susan Rice and Larry Vazeos will perform at Teddy's in Freeland on Friday, July 27. Cover is $8; reservations recommended. Call 331-2882.Schoolhouse RockWhidbey Playhouse Youth Summer Theatre presents Schoolhouse Rock - Live! on Friday, July 27, 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, July 28, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the theater in Oak Harbor. Tickets are $6/$8. Call 360-679-2237.Call for artistsAliveness Through Cancer, an exhibit of Art Celebrating Healing, is returning for another exhibit in September at Bayview Gallery. Cancer survivors, support persons, and others involved in the fight against cancer are invited to share their art and artful expression with the community about the life changing impact cancer has had on them. This can be done through a variety of creative media: painting, photography, sculpture, collage, prose, and others. For an information packet call Whidbey General Hospital 321-5173. Art must be submitted by Sept. 5.This year's art show will be held on Sept. 7-9, with a reception from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Sept 7. Bayview Gallery is on the corner of Bayview and Marshview roads, just off Highway 525. Coupeville Arts FestivalThe Coupeville Festival Association needs volunteers to join the 38th Historic Coupeville Arts & Crafts Festival, to be held Aug. 11-12. A training meeting will be held on Aug. 7, 7 p.m. in the old Coupeville High School library.Among the areas needing volunteers are the gallery, artists-in-action, vendor check-in/out, children's activities, publicity, administration, entertainment, parking, operations, information, and wine tasting. Enhancements have been made in the areas of food vending, entertainment, kids' activities, and parking areas.Call 360-678-5116 for information, or visit Coupeville Arts Festival.Artists InvitedLocal artists are invited to participate in a one-night art show and sale sponsored by the South Whidbey Youth Center.The event will take place on Nov. 3 at the Island Athletic Club, beginning at 7 p.m. with a champagne reception. Proceeds of the sale will be divided between the artist and the youth center. Artists working in all media are encouraged to take part; call the youth center at 221-4142 for more details.Funds will benefit the programs of the South Whidbey Youth Center, which offers Job Line for teens, the after school Drop-Inn program and many other services for young people. Call to authorsLocal published authors are invited to participate in a book signing event on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6 and 7, at The Greenbank Farm.The new event, sponsored by the Whidbey Island Writers Association, will take place in conjunction with the Greenbank Artists show and sale that weekend. It is an effort to support the many talented published authors that live here on the island, said Andree Ploss, one of the organizers. All authors are welcome to participate. Reservations for table time at the book signing are now being accepted and should be received by Aug. 15. Booth costs range from $4 to $8 depending upon the number of hours per(after 5 p.m) or Val Dmitriev, 360-678-3209. "

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