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Tue. Nov 2, 2021

Balance Screening at Island Hospital

Tue. Nov 2, 2021 10:30 am

Determine if you are at risk of falling due to balance issues at a free screening on Tuesday, November 2, between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy at Island Hospital, 1015 25th St., Anacortes. Appointments are required. Call 360-299-4204.

Wed. Nov 3, 2021

Island Hospital offers online cholesterol class

Wed. Nov 3, 2021 2:30 pm

Chronically elevated cholesterol levels increase risk for heart attack and stroke. Join Registered Dietitian Amber Phillips for an informative 30-minute talk on small changes you can make to your diet beyond the standard advice to reduce saturated fat and cholesterol intake. This will be a virtual class, held on Wednesday, November 3, at 2:30 p.m. Visit www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204 to register.

Thu. Nov 4, 2021

Island Hospital offers grief and loss class 

Thu. Nov 4, 2021 10:00 am

Join an expert from Hospice of the Northwest for a discussion on grief and loss. Understand how grief can manifest and learn tools for coping with and normalizing loss. Tips on self-care and available community resources will be reviewed. This free online class takes place on Thursday, November 4 at 10 a.m. Register online at www.islandhospital.org/classes or call 360-299-4204.

Fri. Nov 5, 2021

Holiday Market in Anacortes

Fri. Nov 5, 2021 4:00 pm

Located at the Kennelly Keys building 1904 Commercial Ave, Anacortes

Join us for a fun 3-day shopping event with over 20 local vendors! A great opportunity to get your holiday shopping done early and #shoplocal

Free to attend. Friday, Nov. 5th 4-7PM, Saturday, Nov. 6th 10AM-6PM, Sunday Nov. 7th 10AM-4PM

Sat. Nov 6, 2021

Holiday Market in Anacortes

Sat. Nov 6, 2021 10:00 am

 Located at the Kennelly Keys building 1904 Commercial Ave, Anacortes

Join us for a fun 3-day shopping event with over 20 local vendors! A great opportunity to get your holiday shopping done early and #shoplocal

Free to attend. Friday, Nov. 5th 4-7PM, Saturday, Nov. 6th 10AM-6PM, Sunday Nov. 7th 10AM-4PM

@ Brown Lantern: Dain Norman & TJ Cope

Sat. Nov 6, 2021 6:00 pm

Dain Norman and TJ Cope at the Brown.

Dain Norman & TJ Cope, Saturday, November 6th at 9pm

Sun. Nov 7, 2021

Holiday Market in Anacortes

Sun. Nov 7, 2021 10:00 am

 Located at the Kennelly Keys building 1904 Commercial Ave, Anacortes

Join us for a fun 3-day shopping event with over 20 local vendors! A great opportunity to get your holiday shopping done early and #shoplocal

Free to attend. Friday, Nov. 5th 4-7PM, Saturday, Nov. 6th 10AM-6PM, Sunday Nov. 7th 10AM-4PM

@ Rockfish: Pacific Twang

Sun. Nov 7, 2021 7:30 pm

PACIFIC TWANG

Pacific Twang features beautiful vocal harmonies and stellar musicianship. Its members hail from other highly popular local bands (The Walrus, The Atlantics, Fantasy, Free Harmony, Stirred Not Shaken, Stilly River Band) and the combined experience of this group makes for something really special.

Their song list includes fun originals and tunes from The Chicks, Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert, Niko Case, Kasey Musgraves, Emmy Lou Harris, Midland, Eagles and the list goes on. Pacific Twang will also surprise you with swampy versions of fun classic rock tunes. Based in Northwest Washington, Pacific Twang has entertained at festivals, street fairs, parties and clubs throughout Washington, Oregon and B.C. From sweet old-timey ballads to fiery boot stompers, you’ll be highly entertained and dancing all night.

Rockfish Grill Anacortes

Wed. Nov 10, 2021

@ Rockfish: Dmitri Metheny

Wed. Nov 10, 2021 6:00 pm

MANIERI JAZZ FOUNDATION PRESENTS THE DMITRI METHENY GROUP

Celebrated for his warm tone, soaring lyricism and masterful technique, American musician Dmitri Matheny has been lauded as “one of the most emotionally expressive improvisers of his generation” (International Review of Music). First introduced to jazz audiences in the 1990s as the protégé of Art Farmer, Matheny has matured into “one of the jazz world’s most talented horn players” (San Francisco Chronicle). Farmer, “the bebop master who defined the sound of the flugelhorn in modern jazz” (All Music Guide), was Matheny’s public champion and private mentor. Generously sharing his wisdom, experience and influence, it was Farmer who encouraged Dmitri to devote himself exclusively to the “Big Horn.” Under Farmer’s tutelage Matheny emerged as a promising new voice in jazz. “Art Farmer’s role in the early success of Dmitri Matheny cannot be overstated,” observed writer and historian Phil Elwood. “Without Art, there could be no Dmitri.”

At 29, after launching a busy recording career on the West Coast, Matheny made his New York debut at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, then began touring internationally. The soulful sound of Dmitri’s horn garnered praise from critics and audiences alike, drawing frequent comparisons to Miles Davis, Chet Baker and—not surprisingly—to Art Farmer. Upon Farmer’s passing in 1999, Matheny acquired his mentor’s copper-bell flugelhorn.

Today, Dmitri leads the Dmitri Matheny Group, “an all-star jazz band featuring some of the most accomplished musicians in the western United States” (All About Jazz).

Matheny has toured extensively throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. He has traveled to 21 countries and has performed with many Motown and popular music acts including the Temptations, Martha Reeves, Fabian, the Four Tops, Bobby Vinton, Sandy Patty, Bobby Rydell, Frankie Avalon and the O’Jays.

Matheny has had the privilege of appearing in concert with such jazz luminaries as Larry Coryell, Nathan Davis, Amina Figarova, Tommy Flanagan, Wycliffe Gordon, Darrell Grant, Larry Grenadier, John Handy, Tom Harrell, Billy Higgins, Red Holloway, Denise Jannah, Joe Lovano, James Moody, Jean Louis Rassinfosse, Tony Reedus, Sam Rivers, Max Roach, the Rosenberg Trio, Bud Shank, Sonny Simmons, Mary Stallings, Akira Tana, Billy Taylor, Bobby Watson and Paula West.

Matheny’s discography lists over 120 albums on which he appears as a composer, arranger, producer, annotator or flugelhorn soloist. He has released eleven critically-acclaimed albums as a leader: Red Reflections (1995), Penumbra (1996), Starlight Café (1998), Santa’s Got a Brand New Bag (2000), Nocturne (2005), The SnowCat (2006), Spiritu Sancto (2007), Best of Dmitri Matheny (2008), Grant & Matheny (2010), Sagebrush Rebellion (2014) and Jazz Noir (2016).

Dmitri Matheny has received several prestigious music awards, including “NW Instrumentalist of the Year” in the 2016 Earshot Jazz Golden Ear Awards and “Best New Artist” (with Brad Mehldau, Stefon Harris and Ravi Coltrane) in the 1999 JazzTimes Readers Poll.

Matheny has held teaching faculty and management positions with the Boston Center for the Arts, California Jazz Conservatory, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Chabot Space and Science Center, Monarch Records and the Stanford Jazz Workshop. He has served as Director of Education, Director of Development and Director of Corporate Sponsorships for SFJAZZ, the largest nonprofit jazz presenter on the west coast, as Assistant Education Director for the Thelonious Monk Institute Jazz Colony at Jazz Aspen Snowmass, and as Artist-In-Residence at several universities and conservatories.

DMITRI MATHENY GROUP
Jamie Findlay guitar
Phil Sparks bass
Mark Ivester drums
Dmitri Matheny flugelhorn

Fri. Nov 12, 2021

@ Brown Lantern: Min Far

Fri. Nov 12, 2021 9:00 pm

Min Far at the Brown Lantern, Nov 12 @ 9pm

Sat. Nov 13, 2021

@ Rockfish: Astley - Lagen Band

Sat. Nov 13, 2021 7:30 pm

ASTLEY – LAGEN BAND

Joel Astley and Marc Lagen have put together a new band which blends sparkling original songs with all the other music they love, from blues and country to soul and jazz. Lagen has been a musician for over 50 years and plays guitar, pedal steel, dobro, and bass, and is also a singer / songwritier. He got his start here in the northwest backing artists such as Merilee Rush, and went on to tour nationwide sharing stages with the likes of Norman Greenbaum, Tower of Power, Cold Blood, the Zombies, the Box Tops and more. Joel Astley is an up-and-coming artist who in a few short years has risen to local favorite, collecting multiple awards from the Washington Blues Society.

@ Brown Lantern: Ebb, Slack & Flood

Sat. Nov 13, 2021 9:00 pm

Filling the room with chemistry that is obvious and addictive. Together, they create a fusion of sounds, easy to listen and hard not to dance to.

Wed. Nov 17, 2021

@ Rockfish: The Pension King

Wed. Nov 17, 2021 6:00 pm

THE PENSION KING

The Pension King is a brand new band made up of four Rockfish staff members: Steve Johnson, a veteran of the So. Cal music scene, on vocals and guitar, Kevin Seablom on vocals and bass, Gabi Marshall on vocals and Mark Fulton on harmonica and everything else. Pension King specializes in acoustic driven classic rock. Check ’em out cause they’re plenty of fun!

Thu. Nov 18, 2021

School Board study session

Thu. Nov 18, 2021 3:00 pm

November 18 - AHS Library 

Attending Board Meetings: 

  • New requirements under the Open Public Meetings Act allow in-person attendance at full capacity, in addition to providing a remote attendance option. 
  • In-person attendees must fill out a registration form to assist with contact tracing. Attendees are encouraged to do so in advance: School Board Pre-Registration Form 
  • In-person attendees must wear face masks and socially distance.  
  • Do not attend in person if you are experiencing any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19.

School Board business meeting

Thu. Nov 18, 2021 6:15 pm

November 18 - AHS Library 

Attending Board Meetings: 

  • New requirements under the Open Public Meetings Act allow in-person attendance at full capacity, in addition to providing a remote attendance option. 
  • In-person attendees must fill out a registration form to assist with contact tracing. Attendees are encouraged to do so in advance: School Board Pre-Registration Form 
  • In-person attendees must wear face masks and socially distance.  
  • Do not attend in person if you are experiencing any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19.

Sat. Nov 20, 2021

@ Rockfish: Joe T Cook Blues Band

Sat. Nov 20, 2021 7:30 pm

JOE T COOK BLUES BAND

Joe Cook is a multiple Twin Cities Music Award winner from Minneapolis, and a legendary blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter. He has re-located to the west coast and has teamed up with the award-winning NW blues legend Tim “Stoop Down” Sherman on guitar to form one of the hottest blues ensembles on the coast! Sizzlin’ west coast and Chicago blues, originals and a platter of smokin’, greasy Texas style guitar! The band also features the GREAT “El Machete” Conrad Ormsby on drums and the incomparable Patty Mey ( of “Swamp Mama Johnson” fame ) on bass!

@ Brown Lantern: Cozmic Sauce

Sat. Nov 20, 2021 9:00 pm

COZMIC SAUCE is a horn-loaded Northwest band playing contemporary funk

Our shows are:

1) Irresistibly danceable!
If you're not movin' to our grooves, seek professional help.

2) Edgy & modern!
With much respect to the pioneers of funk, our sound is contemporary and fresh.

3) Unpretentious.
An eclectic chill group of unassuming & serious players delivering no-frills FUNK!  

4) An absolute friggin' blast to play and listen to!
Get a taste of "the Sauce" and you'll be coming back for more!

Wed. Nov 24, 2021

@ Rockfish: Fidalgo Swing

Wed. Nov 24, 2021 6:00 pm

FIDALGO SWING

Fidalgo Swing is led by founding member Allen Lewis who is joined on guitar by local legend, Aaron Howell. The two surround themselves with some of the best players in the area including Tom Anatassio on bass, Phil Nakano on winds and percussion and vocalist Joy Moore. Join us for an evening of Django inspired fun!

Sat. Nov 27, 2021

@ Rockfish: Amanda Richards & the Good Long Whiles

Sat. Nov 27, 2021 7:30 pm

AMANDA RICHARDS AND THE GOOD LONG WHILES

Amanda Richards creates her distinctive alternative country music deftly balanced on the fulcrum between tradition and contemporary rock innovation. It has won the Portland, OR-based singer, songwriter, musician and entertainer an Independent Music Award, six first-round Grammy nominations, critical acclaim, international attention, leading light stature on her city’s burgeoning neo-roots scene with her band The Good Long Whiles, and devoted fans that savor the sharpness she brings to a wealth of tried and true musical sounds. Over the course of five albums this multi-talented young woman has risen to become an artist making her mark in Americana and beyond. As critic Paul Riley declares in England’s Country Music People, “Right now I regard Amanda Richards one of country music’s most important singers.”

She certainly has stamped her singular imprint with her 2011 release, Play Dead, a wry and delightfully frightening musical indie zombie flick in song that prompted Willamette Week to observe, “If Sam Raimi and Bonnie Raitt had a baby, it might turn out an awful lot like Amanda Richards.” Her deft feel for the finest old-school country, rock, blues and folk strains is something she comes by honestly and in fact genetically as the granddaughter of Rusty Richards, who sang and played with cowboy music legends The Sons of the Pioneers for nearly two decades and is the patriarch of a family musical lineage Amanda now advances into the third generation. It takes just a listen to agree with the Portland Tribune that she “not only sings her heart out and picks guitar, she’s also pretty dang funny,” and, as Whisperin and Hollerin declares, “is a fine storyteller, narrating her tales of heartache with a brutally honest pen.”

At age 17 Richards played her first paid solo show: four hours onstage that earned her $400. “After that every other gig I did was easy.” Not much later she made her recorded debut in 2001 with an EP, Last Train, followed by the albums Not Always Sexy (2004) and Live at Mississippi Studios (2006). With Who Has Your Heart in 2009 Richards earned Grammy nominations for Song of the Year, Best Female Country Performance, and two nods each for Record of the Year and Best Country Song. Play Dead won the Best Concept Album Independent Music Award, and was hailed as a “masterpiece… incredible” (Country Music People) and “both sweet and enduring” (Portland Mercury). Two years later she refashioned eight classic Christmas songs into an imaginatively unique holiday album, Bleak Winter.

Richards has become a frequent and popular presence on the Portland live music scene, playing with her band – Steve Moore on lap steel, banjo, guitar and backing vocals, Christine McAllister on bass and backing vocals and drummer Don Lawrey – as well as solo and in duo configurations at such venues as the Aladdin and Alberta Rose Theaters, Laurelthirst Public House and other Portland area clubs. She has been featured on NPR’s River City Folk in an hour-long interview and appeared at SXSW 2008 as a finalist in FameCast’s Pop Phenom competition live show and webcast. Her Play Dead performances have evolved into musical theater extravaganzas with Amanda and her musicians playing out the story in full undead regalia.

It all adds up to a “bold-voiced artist” (CoOpted), “highly talented songwriter” (Country Music People), alluring live performer who takes audiences on a journey through many different styles and moods, and skilled songwriter whose releases are delicately crafted and beautifully realized. “She’s spellbinding across the spectrum,” concludes the Portland Tribune, “and a standout whose star is on the rise.”