Monthly Archives: November 2009

“Let It Go Louie” reading at Eagle Harbor Books postponed

Our friends at Eagle Harbor Books on Bainbridge Island let us know that the Dec. 6 appearance by Gary Loverich and Barbara Winther, authors of the book “Let It Go Louie: A Story of Croatian Immigrants on Bainbridge, Focusing on Bainbridge Island” has been postponed.

Information: (206) 842-5332,

More later …  — MM

‘Funniest Five’ Selected for Bremerton Comedy Night

This from our friend Ron Reid at Comedy Underground:

After 18 shows, the five finalists have been chosen in the 30th Annual Seattle International Comedy Competition. In alphabetical order, they are  Paul Hooper (Charlotte), Sean Kent (Austin),  Rodger Lizaola (Seattle), Travis Simmons (Seattle), and Jose Sarduy (Miami).


Finals begin on Nov. 24, and the the winner will be chosen at the “Final-Final” show on Nov. 29 at Seattle’s Moore Theatre. The previous evening, the five finalists will perform at the Admiral Theatre in Bremerton in an 8 p.m. show. (360-373-6743,

This competition began in 1980, and has been held every year since.  Past participants include Patton Oswalt, Mitch Hedberg, Ross Shafer, Aisha Tyler,  Brian Posehn, among many others.

Recently, 2007 Winner “Marcus” went on to be the runner-up on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.”

Complete information, including schedule of events, tickets,  and photos and bios of the participants can be found at:

Finals (top 5 comics)
Tue Nov 24 Washington Athletic Club, Seattle
Wed Nov 25 Vashon Theater, Vashon WA
Fri Nov 27 Kirkland Performance Center, Kirkland WA
Sat Nov 28 Admiral Theater, Bremerton WA
Sun Nov 29 Closing night gala – Moore Theater, Seattle
More later …  — MM

New ‘Twilight’ Movie Arrives at Midnight

This from our friends at Faraway Entertainment:

The Twilight Saga begins early at Bainbridge Cinemas
Twilight (2008) and New Moon will both Premier Thursday, November 19

For those who have been waiting with baited breath to see what happens next with Bella, Edward and Jacob, Bainbridge Cinemas and the Kitsap Regional Library are bringing you the second movie in the Twilight saga, New Moon, as early as possible. The movie officially opens on Friday, November 20, but a special sneak preview will be shown on Thursday night, November 19 at Midnight. Ticket price is $25 which includes popcorn and soda and will benefit the Kitsap Regional Library.

For those who missed the first movie in the series, Twilight, or would just like a refresher, Bainbridge Cinemas will be showing it one time only at 9 p.m. on Thursday, November 19 – which will allow enough time for a short intermission before New Moon starts at midnight. Tickets for Twilight will be matinee priced – $7.25 for everyone. 

Advance tickets are available at the Bainbridge Cinemas box office – 403 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110. Movie Line: (206) 855-8173 / To speak to a real person: (206) 855-8169. The complete movie schedule can be found online at:

More later …  — MM

Wheeler memorial set for Nov. 28

This from our friends up at Centrum in Port Townsend:

The memorial service for Centrum Founding Director Joseph F. Wheeler will take place Saturday, November 28, at 2 pm at Fort Worden State Park’s McCurdy Pavilion.
Wheeler passed away on Nov. 2 at the age of 77 at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle. He was surrounded by his family, including his wife Renate, and his children. Wheeler served as Centrum’s first executive director from 1973 to 1996, and remained an active board member and fundraiser since his retirement.”

Information: (360) 385-3102,

More later …  — MM