UPCOMING FIREHOUSE EVENTS!

BLUSH PUNCH
presented by Bellingham Repertory Dance

WHEN:
November 8-9 & 15 at 8:00pm
November 16 at 5:00pm & 8:00pm

TICKETS/COST:
Advance Tickets: $25 general, $15 students
At the Door: $28 general, $18 students
For tickets and more information, visit bhamrep.org

 
Bellingham, WA – What is Blush Punch? A pop of color. A twist on tradition. It’s the convergence of vulnerability and strength. The feeling of YES. Blush Punch is an evening of contemporary dance at the Firehouse Arts and Events Center on November 8-9 and 15-16. Bellingham Repertory Dance proudly presents this bright collection of work by regionally and nationally recognized choreographers. Collectively, these pieces reconfigure conventional notions of gender and how they are often represented on stage. 
 
Previously performed by BRD in 2011, Daniel Stark’s (Minneapolis, MN) piece “Politics Religion Sex” uses humor as a means of confronting audience assumptions and taboo subject matter. Gina and Kyle Sorensen (San Diego, CA) returned to work with BRD dancers for the third time to set their piece “Seeker,” which investigates creating and claiming a sense of home. Kim Lusk (Seattle, WA) uses sharp unison to drive the satirical nature of her work, “Quintet in Pink.” Lilianna Kane’s (Brooklyn, NY) “Revel in 2” is an exploration of unison without uniformity, inviting the dancers to embrace their individual expression. “After Party,” choreographed by Vanessa Owen and Gavin Stewart (Asheville, NC), is a playful, character-driven duet. Brandon Whited (Santa Barbara, CA) restructures the traditional Grand Pas format of ballet in his work “Petit Pas.” Blush Punch is dynamic, joyful, and sure to entertain established contemporary dance enthusiasts, as well as new audiences.
 
Tickets for Blush Punch are available now at bhamrep.org for $15-25 and at the door for $18-28. BRD is also hosting a special Student Night on Thursday, November 7 at 8:00 PM. Students are invited to watch the company’s final dress rehearsal for just $5 per entry. Tickets available at the door and a valid student ID is required.
 
Bellingham Repertory Dance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization offering high-level community performances, contemporary dance classes, and youth workshops. Visit bhamrep.org to learn more.

Jamie Findlay and Tim Lerch

.WHEN:
November 21st at 7:00pm
COST:
$15.00
TICKETS:
Available at the FireHouse Arts and Events Center and Brown Paper Tickets
Concert Tickets

Two amazing guitar players, Jamie Findlay and Tim Lerch, will perform at the Firehouse Arts and Events Center.  The show runs from 7:00-9:30. Mark Ashworth and Mark Kelly will do a short opening set. Arrive early to get a beverage (coffee, beer, wine) and a good seat.

Jamie Findlay (Bio) 
In 1978, Jamie attended the Guitar Institute of Technology (GIT), which eventually became Musicians Institute. After graduating, Jamie was invited to join the prestigious staff. In 1987, Jamie was invited to join the prominent staff at USC’s Studio/Jazz Guitar program. He has published many books and teaching videos. He currently resides in La Conner.
 
Tim Lerch (Bio)
Currently one of the Pacific Northwests busiest and most well respected guitarists, Tim is a member of the legendary Northwest Gypsy Jazz Group Pearl Django. In between gigs with PD Tim tries to play as many Solo Guitar performance as he can fit into the schedule.
 
You can watch sample videos on the their websites: http://jamiefindlaymusic.com/media-gallery/ and http://timlerch.com/videos.html

A Night of Art and Music
November 22nd from 5:00-9:00pm. 
Free to attend

Joining the Fairhaven Fourth Friday Art Walk for the first time, local artist, crafters and musicians will fill the Performance Space with creativity and inspiration. Come meet the artists, perhaps purchase some of their original work, listen to an evening of song and music performed by popular, local musicians, while enjoying our Café’s refreshments. There is no admission cost to attend this event.

Artists:

Janet Bergstrom:A successful artist friend suggested that I choose one medium and master it. I tried that and found out I prefer to create with a variety of materials. I use oils, acrylics, watercolors, mosaics tiles, color pencils, and textured papers to create images that express different ideas.   

Laura Brown: Beadwork with original design, variety of stones, pearls and found objects

Vic Cano: Mask woodcarver with Northwest influence, demonstrating his talents throughout the evening,

Derek Duffy: Landscape and Light paintings

Harold Niven and Claudia Sampson: Fiber artists- batik, Tie-dye, banners

Sandie Ledray: Bellingham artist creates fine woodworking and exceptionally fantastic plant-based bath products!

Jan Lor: Original prints (linocuts, etchings, monotypes), paintings, cards, hand made journals and reproductions inspired by nature and society.

Shelly Stark: My work is functional handmade stoneware pottery for everyday use.  Made to be easy, comfortable and interesting to use, I hope my work enhances your daily routine! Enjoy!

Angela Rose White: ‘Fragrant Moon’ Fine Art Crepe Paper Flowers, “Self-taught and still a novice when it comes to creating my flowers out of crepe paper. I am so happy and astonished each time when one blooms into being with scissors, paper and glue!”

Musicians: (Live Music during the show from 5:00pm-9:00pm) 
Derek Duffy, Vic Cano, JP Falcon, Andy Bunn, Lisa Temcov, Jeffery Sough, Rob Hutchins, Mey Kumar, and Marcia Anderson

POINTES OF VIEW III

Presented by Northwest Ballet Theater

WHEN:
November 23rd at 7:30pm
November 24th at 2:00pm

TICKETS:
Pointes of View III

Northwest Ballet Theater launches into our 21st season with Pointes of View III, featuring new works by Artistic Director/Choreographer John Bishop. Main features will be ‘Spanish Twilight’, ‘Behind the Curtain’ and ‘Romeo and Juliet’ (Pas de deux by Tchaikovsky). With something for everyone, there are bound to be twists and turns in this diverse program.

Steve Webb and Friends Concert

WHEN:
November 30th at 7:30
TICKETS:
FireHouse Arts and Events Center and at the Door

Award winning and published singer/songwriter Steven Webb will be performing at The FireHouse on November 30th at 7:30pm. Steven and his UNOMANBAND will perform songs from his upcoming album ‘The Great Mad Swirl’ . Steve has been performing in the area for decades in several local bands which include the ska/reggae band ‘The Kooks,’ the rock band ‘Buckwheat Elvis’ and his first venture into playing drums (kick and snare) with his feet while playing acoustic guitar and harmonica simultanously in a band called ‘Men Without Pants’ . His new UNOMANBAND is a different approach to playing all these instruments at once blending an amazing collage of Folk,Americana, Reggae and Soul into new original songs plus some twists on some well known cover songs. There will be surprise special guests included which will make for an extremely fun night of local music.    

Christmas with the King

WHEN:
December 7th at 7:00pm
TICKETS:
Christmas with the King

Once again, Jeffrey Elvis brings his annual Christmas show to the FireHouse Arts & Events Center in Fairhaven. Undeniably the most authentic looking Elvis in the six state area, Jeffrey also sounds and shakes like the original “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll”!  Be there as this seasoned Elvis Tribute Artist once again delivers the most realistic sounding renditions of Blue Suede Shoes, Love Me Tender, Hound Dog, Suspicious Minds, Jailhouse Rock, Teddy Bear, Little Sister, and many more. Add to this list, many of your favorite Christmas songs and you have a wonderful evening of entertainment and memories. Don’t miss “Christmas with the King”, starring Jeffrey Elvis and featuring the Amazing Levi on saxophone.   Purchase tickets online at J5Tickets.com.

Winter Solstice Concert
with SeaMuse

WHEN:
December 14th at 7:30

TICKETS:
Coming Soon

Back in May of this year, we began working on our first SeaMuse recording project. Christos Govetas, our band member, provided us his recording studio. We made good progress until the latter part of September, when Christos fell while working on a friend’s barn roof. Luckily, he has been steadily recovering from his injuries and we got back to work on the recording over two weeks ago. We hope to have our completed album in handSolstice Fire, by the time of our Winter Solstice concerts. Fingers crossed!
 
With much gratitude,
Stanley & Kip

YULE LOG 2019

Join the FireHouse Arts and Events Center for its holiday tradition of “Dropping the Holiday Yule Log” on December 20th at 6:00pm. The hunt for the perfect Yule Log begins early in the year, many hours are expended by our Master Yule Loggers to find the biggest and best Yule Log. Once found it is put on display at the FireHouse for guests and patrons to marvel at its beauty and make their best guess on how long they think it will take the adorned Log to burn down to the last glowing ember. The entire burn is monitored by our Official Yule Loggers, so there is no foul play or “wet wood” thrown in to hinder the burn time. You can enter your best guess right up to the time that the Yule Log “goes in for the burn” in the historic FireHouse fireplace. The person with the closest guess (minutes and seconds) wins a Gift Certificate for the FireHouse Cafe. Join us for the fun and a tradition you won’t want to miss!