Orcas/Lopez Arts Calendar | July 16

A look at what's going on in the entertainment communities on Orcas and Lopez Island.



Brown Bag concert at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Eastsound. Martin Lund and friends from noon to 12:30 p.m. Info: 376-6579.

Labyrinth Walk open to public. Emmanuel Church Parish Hall. 1:30-3:30 p.m.


Preschool storytime at the Orcas Island Public Library, 10 to 10:30 a.m. Info: 376-4985.

Donations for Olga Daze “Sell-a-bration” at Olga Park from 4 – 7 p.m., or call George for an appointment at 376-4887.

Natural building techniques slideshow from 7 to 9 p.m. The FEAST agricultural program will be building a structure based on these techniques from July 22 to 24, and July 29 through 31. For more information call 376-5339. Suggested slide show donation is $10.

Open Mic Pizza Night at Doe Bay Resort. A weekly benefit for a different nonprofit organization each month. 6 to 10 p.m., with open mic starting between 7 and 8 p.m.

FRIDAY, July 18

Donations for Olga Daze “Sell-a-bration” at Olga Park from 4 – 7 pm, or call George for an appointment at 376-4887.

Plein Air on Orcas artist’s reception from 4 to 7 p.m. Live music by Will Squire. At Crow Valley’s historic ‘Cabin’ location. Call 376-4260 for further information.

Master Drumming Class with Airto Moceira from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. $20. For more information, contact sparks@orcascenter.org.


Saturday Farmers’ Market in Eastsound Village Green, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Olga Daze – 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. “Sell-a-bration” 2008 begins at 10 a.m. in Olga Park. Barn and Yard sale, Silent Auction, quilt raffle, food booths and “World’s Shortest Parade” beginning at noon. Go to www.olgadaze.com for more information.

Orcas Public Library’s Saturday storytimes will be held from 11:30 a.m. to noon on the Village Green.

Orcas Center Gala – Two shows! Brazilian Carnaval – Featuring Airto Moreira, jazz percussionist. Ticket price of $150 includes a pre-performance reception at 5 p.m., the performance at 6 p.m., a hosted bar and authentic Brazilian dinner. Opening the show will be Orcas favorites Martin Lund and Gene Nery. To buy tickets: www.orcascenter.org/BoxOffice.htm

See second show at 9 p.m. (next column)

Folksinger George Mann joins Sharon Abreu and Mike Hurwicz at the Grange, 8 p.m. Suggested donation $5-$10.

Orcas Center Gala – Brazilian Carnaval – featuring Airto Moreira, jazz percussionist. Second show at 9 p.m. Tickets are $30 and $25 for Orcas Center members. Tickets may be purchased at www.orcascenter.org or by calling (376-2281) or visiting the box office Thursday – Saturday, noon – 4 p.m.

SUNDAY, July 20

Funhouse mini-golf fundraiser. 1 to 4 p.m. at the Funhouse, $5. Call 376-7177.

Music in the Park – Barbara and Burke Thomas of Woodsong will sing at the Music in the Park concert at the Eastsound Village Green, beginning at 6 p.m.

MONDAY, July 21

Duplicate bridge every Monday at 7 p.m. at the Longhouse in Eastsound, 376-2797 or 376-8278.

TUESDAY, July 22

Orcas Chess Club meets from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Library. 376-4985.


Brown Bag concert at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Eastsound, featuring Carolyn Cruso from noon to 12:30 p.m.



Farmers Market located next to the Lopez Community Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Abbey Road, Live concert 7 p.m. at Lopez Center. $15 Adult, $10 Youth. For more info contact www.lopezcenter.com.

Austin alt-country honky-tonkin singer – songwriter Idgy Vaughn accompanied by guitar legend Will Sexton at the Lopez Grange. 7:30 p.m. $10.