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01 Monday

02 Tuesday

smARTfilms: Mak...
7:30 pm—9:30 pm

Join us on Tuesday nights in the BIMA Auditorium for a curated selection of documentaries about making a difference in our world.

Dinner seating in Bistro begins at 5:30 PM. (Reservations recommended - 206-451-4011)
Auditorium opens at 7:00 PM
Movies begin at 7:30 PM

Curated and hosted by Cynthia Sears and John Ellis

Tickets 

Series Pass: $40 Member | $48 Non-Member

Single Tickets: $10 Member | $12 Non-Member
Sept 11 - The If Project (2016)
Sept 18 - Return of the River (2014)
Sept 25 - Skid Row Marathon (2017)
Oct 2nd - The Starfish Throwers (2014)
Oct 9th - Bending the Arc (2017)


The If Project

The If Project (2016)

Tuesday, Sept 11, 7:30pm

Director: Kathlyn Horan

Women are the fastest growing segment of the incarcerated population, increasing at nearly double the rate of men since 1985. The IF Project explores the reasons behind these staggering numbers by intimately following a heroic Seattle police officer and the writing workshop she created with a group of inmates at a maximum security women's prison.

Reserve Tickets2

 

 

Return of the River 

Return of the River (2014)

Tuesday, Sept 18, 7:30pm

Directors: John Gussman & Jessica Plumb

Return of the River tells the story the largest dam removal in history, unfolding on the Elwha River in Washington State. The film explores an extraordinary community effort to set the river free, and shows an unlikely victory for environmental justice. Told by an ensemble cast of characters, Return of the River offers hope amid grim environmental news, chronicling a dramatic success story that has drawn international attention to the Olympic Peninsula.

Reserve Tickets2

 

 

Skid Row Marathon

Skid Row Marathon (2017)

Tuesday, Sept 25, 7:30pm

Director: Mark Hayes

A criminal court judge starts a running club on L.A.'s skid row, where he trains a motley group of homeless people to run international marathons.

Reserve Tickets2

 

 

Starfish Throwers

The Starfish Throwers (2014)

Tuesday, Oct 2, 7:30pm

Director: Jesse Roesler

Powerful, direct and heartrending, The Starfish Throwers explores how three of the world's most fiercely compassionate individuals struggle to restore hope to the hopeless in unexpected and sometimes dangerous ways. Continents apart, a sixth grader, a top chef and retired school teacher fight what seems an unwinnable war until they discover their impact may reach further than their action.

Reserve Tickets2

 

 

bending the arc movie poster

Bending the Arc (2017)

Tuesday, Oct 9, 7:30pm

Directors: Kief Davidson & Pedro Kos

The extraordinary doctors and activists whose work 30 years ago to save lives in a rural Haitian village grew into a global battle in the halls of power for the right to health for all.

Reserve Tickets2

03 Wednesday

04 Thursday

Mindfulness Med...
8:30 am—9:30 am

with Steve Parsons

Please join us for a weekly mindful meditation practice, meeting on Thursday mornings in the BIMA Auditorium.

Mindful meditation is a practice focused on breathing techniques and quieting one's thoughts. Meditation has been shown to support both pain and stress management. Read more about Steve and his experience here.

Attendance is free of charge and drop-ins will be accommodated on a space-available basis.

Questions may be directed to Kristin Tollefson, Education Director, at kristin@biartmuseum.org or 206.451.4004.

GO Figure! Life...
6:30 pm—8:30 pm

Drawing directly from the human figure is a wonderful way to hone technical and creative drawing skills while exploring variations in lighting, poses, and settings. Join us for GO Figure! an ongoing series of drawing sessions led by artist Emily Browne.

The life-drawing studio is open to anyone interested in working from the model, regardless of experience level.

Check out all three GO Figure! programs:


  

GO Figure! Live Nude Model Drawing

Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 pm | BIMA Classroom

  • April 12, 26
  • May 3, 10, 24, 31
  • June 7, 14
  • September 6, 13, 27
  • October 4, 11, 25
  • November 1, 8, 29
  • December 6, 13

Purchase sessions at the door!
Drop in: $20 per session
5-session punch card: $90 / 10-session punch card: $160

Come to work independently or with instructor Emily Browne's guidance to build skills on observational drawing, line work, value, foreshortening/perspective, and color. Participants are welcome to stay for an optional half hour of discussion, feedback, and critique at the end of each session. Easels, drawing boards, and tabletop work surfaces are available, and participants bring their own drawing paper and pencils.

 


 

GO Figure! Summer Drawing Sessions

Thursdays, 3:30-5:30 pm

  • July 12, 26
  • August 9, 23

Location to be shared at Reception Desk at BIMA each week

Purchase sessions at the door!
Drop in: $20 per session
5-session punch card: $90 / 10-session punch card: $160

Keep your hand drawing during our daytime model sessions set in unique locations from the BIMA galleries to the Island Gateway campus, weather permitting. Easels, drawing boards, and tabletop work surfaces are available, and participants bring their own drawing paper and pencils. Participants are welcome to stay for an optional half hour of discussion, feedback, and critique at the end of each session.

 

Jazz with Jim l...
7:00 pm—9:00 pm

From Louis Armstrong to Robert Glasper, this series teaches what to listen for, recognizing defining stylistic characteristics, while simultaneously placing the amazing music within its social and historical context.  Jim tackles this vast territory through four lenses: Notable Big Bands, Notable Voices, Notable Instrumentalists and Composers, and Jazz is Fusion.

Part of the Within/Earshot Jazz Festival in partnership with Earshot Jazz.

$10 member | $12 non-member

Reserve Tickets2

 

ABOUT JAMES CAUTER, M.A.
Serving as a Full-Time Professor of Music at Seattle Central College since 1993, Jim has developed and teaches a variety of music history classes including World Music, American Popular Music, Rock Music: History and Perspectives, Music in The Western World, and History of Jazz in traditional face-to-face, online, and seminar modes of delivery.  In 2011, Jim was invited to join the faculty at Olympic College where he has developed and teaches online offerings in World Music, Music In Film and Television, and History of American Popular Music.  Jim is a Past-President of the Washington Community College Humanities Association, and served as Director of Instrumental Music at California High School in San Ramon, CA from 1979 to 1993.

As a music educator in both K-12 and higher education, I have had the pleasure of sharing the art of music with my students for 38 years.  I look forward to doing the same with you here as we explore the eclectic array of composers, performing artists, and genre specific recordings comprising the wonderful art of Jazz.

 

TOPICS
Thurs, Oct 4: Notable Big Bands
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra, Fletcher Henderson and his Orchestra, Benny Goodman and his Orchestra, Count Basie and his Orchestra, Cab Calloway and his Orchestra, Glenn Miller and his Orchestra, Artie Shaw and his Orchestra, Billy Eckstine and his Orchestra, Woody Herman and his Orchestra, Stan Kenton and his Orchestra, Maynard Ferguson and his Orchestra, Don Ellis and his Orchestra, and The Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra.

Thurs, Oct 11: Notable Voices
Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Nina Simone, Anita O’Day, Sarah Vaughan, Nat King Cole, Billy Eckstine, Mel Tormé, Chet Baker, Etta James, Johnny Hartman, The Four Freshmen, Tony Bennett, Cassandra Wilson, Diana Krall, Kurt Elling, and Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross.   

Thurs, Oct 18: Notable Instrumentalists and Composers
Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Clifford Brown, Stan Getz, Jimmy Smith, Horace Silver, Dave Brubeck, Oliver Nelson, Oscar Peterson, John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Wes Montgomery, Bill Evans, McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea, and Keith Jarrett.

Thurs, Oct 25: Jazz Is Fusion
Miles Davis, Blood Sweat and Tears, Chicago, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Return To Forever, The Elektric Band, John McLaughlin, The Mahavishnu Orchestra, Shakti, Weather Report, Jaco Pastorius, The Brecker Brothers, Jon-Luc Ponty, Bob James, Grover Washington Jr., Tony Williams Lifetime, Bill Frisell, The Wayne Shorter Quartet, John Patitucci, Brad Mehldau, Guru, Kendrick Lamar, Terrace Martin, Kamasi Washington, and Robert Glasper.

05 Friday

LOOK AGAIN: Ear...
10:00 am—11:30 am

We invite individuals living with mild memory loss and their care partners to enjoy a facilitated art discussion in the museum’s galleries in a relaxed and welcoming environment. Attendees are invited to socialize in the BIMA Bistro with light snacks and fun conversations afterward.

This program does require pre-registration. To register, please contact Kenna Little, Alzheimer Association’s Early Stage Memory Loss Manager at 206-529-3868 or kelittle@alz.org.

First Friday of each month | 10 AM
BIMA Galleries & Bistro | FREE

Pop-Up Art & Cr...
4:00 pm—8:00 pm

Join us for a weekend-long art and craft pop-up sale featuring artists and artisans from across the Puget Sound region who work in a variety of media! Stop by the Museum to browse their work, meet the artists, and find the perfect piece to add to your collection of local art!

Friday, October 5 | 4-8 PM
Saturday & Sunday, October 6 & 7 | 10 AM-5 PM

 

Fall 2018 Artists

Jazz Festival P...
6:00 pm—8:00 pm

Kick off the Within/Earshot Jazz Festival with some sizzling Latin jazz at Realogics Sotheby’s as part of First Friday Art Walk in Downtown Winslow.

Part of the Within/Earshot Jazz Festival in partnership with Earshot Jazz.

Free!

Hosted by Realogics Sotheby’s at 240 Winslow Way East.

06 Saturday

Pop-Up Art & Cr...
10:00 am—5:00 pm

Join us for a weekend-long art and craft pop-up sale featuring artists and artisans from across the Puget Sound region who work in a variety of media! Stop by the Museum to browse their work, meet the artists, and find the perfect piece to add to your collection of local art!

Friday, October 5 | 4-8 PM
Saturday & Sunday, October 6 & 7 | 10 AM-5 PM

 

Fall 2018 Artists

07 Sunday

Pop-Up Art & Cr...
10:00 am—5:00 pm

Join us for a weekend-long art and craft pop-up sale featuring artists and artisans from across the Puget Sound region who work in a variety of media! Stop by the Museum to browse their work, meet the artists, and find the perfect piece to add to your collection of local art!

Friday, October 5 | 4-8 PM
Saturday & Sunday, October 6 & 7 | 10 AM-5 PM

 

Fall 2018 Artists

Bainbridge High...
1:00 pm—2:00 pm

A pop-up concert at BIMA featuring Jazz9 (combo), Jazz I (big band), and Spartan Brass Band of Bainbridge High School.

Part of the Within/Earshot Jazz Festival in partnership with Earshot Jazz.

Free, no reservations required

Gail Pettis Qua...
7:30 pm—9:30 pm

Two-time winner of “Vocalist of the Year” by Earshot Jazz Society is preeminent jazz vocalist, Gail Pettis. Singing classic jazz standards with rich vocals in a retro air, she performs with vulnerability and a deep engagement with the audience.

Part of the Within/Earshot Jazz Festival in partnership with Earshot Jazz.

$25 member | $30 non-member
SOLD OUT!

08 Monday

09 Tuesday

smARTfilms: Mak...
7:30 pm—9:30 pm

Join us on Tuesday nights in the BIMA Auditorium for a curated selection of documentaries about making a difference in our world.

Dinner seating in Bistro begins at 5:30 PM. (Reservations recommended - 206-451-4011)
Auditorium opens at 7:00 PM
Movies begin at 7:30 PM

Curated and hosted by Cynthia Sears and John Ellis

Tickets 

Series Pass: $40 Member | $48 Non-Member

Single Tickets: $10 Member | $12 Non-Member
Sept 11 - The If Project (2016)
Sept 18 - Return of the River (2014)
Sept 25 - Skid Row Marathon (2017)
Oct 2nd - The Starfish Throwers (2014)
Oct 9th - Bending the Arc (2017)


The If Project

The If Project (2016)

Tuesday, Sept 11, 7:30pm

Director: Kathlyn Horan

Women are the fastest growing segment of the incarcerated population, increasing at nearly double the rate of men since 1985. The IF Project explores the reasons behind these staggering numbers by intimately following a heroic Seattle police officer and the writing workshop she created with a group of inmates at a maximum security women's prison.

Reserve Tickets2

 

 

Return of the River 

Return of the River (2014)

Tuesday, Sept 18, 7:30pm

Directors: John Gussman & Jessica Plumb

Return of the River tells the story the largest dam removal in history, unfolding on the Elwha River in Washington State. The film explores an extraordinary community effort to set the river free, and shows an unlikely victory for environmental justice. Told by an ensemble cast of characters, Return of the River offers hope amid grim environmental news, chronicling a dramatic success story that has drawn international attention to the Olympic Peninsula.

Reserve Tickets2

 

 

Skid Row Marathon

Skid Row Marathon (2017)

Tuesday, Sept 25, 7:30pm

Director: Mark Hayes

A criminal court judge starts a running club on L.A.'s skid row, where he trains a motley group of homeless people to run international marathons.

Reserve Tickets2

 

 

Starfish Throwers

The Starfish Throwers (2014)

Tuesday, Oct 2, 7:30pm

Director: Jesse Roesler

Powerful, direct and heartrending, The Starfish Throwers explores how three of the world's most fiercely compassionate individuals struggle to restore hope to the hopeless in unexpected and sometimes dangerous ways. Continents apart, a sixth grader, a top chef and retired school teacher fight what seems an unwinnable war until they discover their impact may reach further than their action.

Reserve Tickets2

 

 

bending the arc movie poster

Bending the Arc (2017)

Tuesday, Oct 9, 7:30pm

Directors: Kief Davidson & Pedro Kos

The extraordinary doctors and activists whose work 30 years ago to save lives in a rural Haitian village grew into a global battle in the halls of power for the right to health for all.

Reserve Tickets2

10 Wednesday

11 Thursday

Mindfulness Med...
8:30 am—9:30 am

with Steve Parsons

Please join us for a weekly mindful meditation practice, meeting on Thursday mornings in the BIMA Auditorium.

Mindful meditation is a practice focused on breathing techniques and quieting one's thoughts. Meditation has been shown to support both pain and stress management. Read more about Steve and his experience here.

Attendance is free of charge and drop-ins will be accommodated on a space-available basis.

Questions may be directed to Kristin Tollefson, Education Director, at kristin@biartmuseum.org or 206.451.4004.

GO Figure! Life...
6:30 pm—8:30 pm

Drawing directly from the human figure is a wonderful way to hone technical and creative drawing skills while exploring variations in lighting, poses, and settings. Join us for GO Figure! an ongoing series of drawing sessions led by artist Emily Browne.

The life-drawing studio is open to anyone interested in working from the model, regardless of experience level.

Check out all three GO Figure! programs:


  

GO Figure! Live Nude Model Drawing

Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 pm | BIMA Classroom

  • April 12, 26
  • May 3, 10, 24, 31
  • June 7, 14
  • September 6, 13, 27
  • October 4, 11, 25
  • November 1, 8, 29
  • December 6, 13

Purchase sessions at the door!
Drop in: $20 per session
5-session punch card: $90 / 10-session punch card: $160

Come to work independently or with instructor Emily Browne's guidance to build skills on observational drawing, line work, value, foreshortening/perspective, and color. Participants are welcome to stay for an optional half hour of discussion, feedback, and critique at the end of each session. Easels, drawing boards, and tabletop work surfaces are available, and participants bring their own drawing paper and pencils.

 


 

GO Figure! Summer Drawing Sessions

Thursdays, 3:30-5:30 pm

  • July 12, 26
  • August 9, 23

Location to be shared at Reception Desk at BIMA each week

Purchase sessions at the door!
Drop in: $20 per session
5-session punch card: $90 / 10-session punch card: $160

Keep your hand drawing during our daytime model sessions set in unique locations from the BIMA galleries to the Island Gateway campus, weather permitting. Easels, drawing boards, and tabletop work surfaces are available, and participants bring their own drawing paper and pencils. Participants are welcome to stay for an optional half hour of discussion, feedback, and critique at the end of each session.

 

Jazz with Jim l...
7:00 pm—9:00 pm

From Louis Armstrong to Robert Glasper, this series teaches what to listen for, recognizing defining stylistic characteristics, while simultaneously placing the amazing music within its social and historical context.  Jim tackles this vast territory through four lenses: Notable Big Bands, Notable Voices, Notable Instrumentalists and Composers, and Jazz is Fusion.

Part of the Within/Earshot Jazz Festival in partnership with Earshot Jazz.

$10 member | $12 non-member

Reserve Tickets2

 

ABOUT JAMES CAUTER, M.A.
Serving as a Full-Time Professor of Music at Seattle Central College since 1993, Jim has developed and teaches a variety of music history classes including World Music, American Popular Music, Rock Music: History and Perspectives, Music in The Western World, and History of Jazz in traditional face-to-face, online, and seminar modes of delivery.  In 2011, Jim was invited to join the faculty at Olympic College where he has developed and teaches online offerings in World Music, Music In Film and Television, and History of American Popular Music.  Jim is a Past-President of the Washington Community College Humanities Association, and served as Director of Instrumental Music at California High School in San Ramon, CA from 1979 to 1993.

As a music educator in both K-12 and higher education, I have had the pleasure of sharing the art of music with my students for 38 years.  I look forward to doing the same with you here as we explore the eclectic array of composers, performing artists, and genre specific recordings comprising the wonderful art of Jazz.

 

TOPICS
Thurs, Oct 4: Notable Big Bands
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra, Fletcher Henderson and his Orchestra, Benny Goodman and his Orchestra, Count Basie and his Orchestra, Cab Calloway and his Orchestra, Glenn Miller and his Orchestra, Artie Shaw and his Orchestra, Billy Eckstine and his Orchestra, Woody Herman and his Orchestra, Stan Kenton and his Orchestra, Maynard Ferguson and his Orchestra, Don Ellis and his Orchestra, and The Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra.

Thurs, Oct 11: Notable Voices
Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Nina Simone, Anita O’Day, Sarah Vaughan, Nat King Cole, Billy Eckstine, Mel Tormé, Chet Baker, Etta James, Johnny Hartman, The Four Freshmen, Tony Bennett, Cassandra Wilson, Diana Krall, Kurt Elling, and Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross.   

Thurs, Oct 18: Notable Instrumentalists and Composers
Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Clifford Brown, Stan Getz, Jimmy Smith, Horace Silver, Dave Brubeck, Oliver Nelson, Oscar Peterson, John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Wes Montgomery, Bill Evans, McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea, and Keith Jarrett.

Thurs, Oct 25: Jazz Is Fusion
Miles Davis, Blood Sweat and Tears, Chicago, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Return To Forever, The Elektric Band, John McLaughlin, The Mahavishnu Orchestra, Shakti, Weather Report, Jaco Pastorius, The Brecker Brothers, Jon-Luc Ponty, Bob James, Grover Washington Jr., Tony Williams Lifetime, Bill Frisell, The Wayne Shorter Quartet, John Patitucci, Brad Mehldau, Guru, Kendrick Lamar, Terrace Martin, Kamasi Washington, and Robert Glasper.

12 Friday

Bistro Closed
10:00 am—6:00 pm

The BIMA Bistro will be closed for the day. Thank you for your understanding.

Member & VIP Pa...
6:30 pm—9:00 pm

BIMA Members and special guests are invited to join Bainbridge Island Museum of Art in celebration of our newest exhibitions.


Light Hors d'oeuvres & Drink  |  Festive Attire  |  6:30pm - 9:00pm

Register Here2

This event is a thank you to our members and supporters who keep BIMA free of admission for our guests. If you're not currently a member and would like to attend the Member & VIP Party, you can join now.

 

13 Saturday

Family pARTy
10:00 am—2:00 pm

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Pack the kids in the car for a day of creative fun at BIMA in celebration of our new exhibitions!

 

Art in Action & Artist Demos - 11-2 pm
Explore the always-free galleries where, around every corner, you'll find hands-on art projects led by BIMA, the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum, and Valentinetti Puppet Museum. Check out a demo from exhibiting watercolor artist Mike Biskup. Get a tour of BIMA's extensive pop-up artist's book collection, meet other exhibiting artists, and find other surprises along the way!

Public Reception - 2-5 pm
Stay into the afternoon to celebrate the opening of the new cycle of exhibitions.

Admission to the Museum is always free. No registration is required for any of these events!

New Exhibitions...
2:00 pm—5:00 pm

Join us to celebrate the public opening of our new exhibitions!

Meet the artists, enjoy complimentary refreshments, and be the first to see our exciting, new shows throughout the Museum.

 

14 Sunday

Tom Collier Qua...
7:30 pm—9:30 pm

Internationally reputed in jazz, classical and pop circles is legendary master vibraphonist, marimbist & percussionist Tom Collier, who leads this top tier quartet. This performance features Bill Anschell on piano, Dan Dean on bass, and Steve Korn on drums.

Part of the Within/Earshot Jazz Festival in partnership with Earshot Jazz.

$25 member | $30 non-member
SOLD OUT!

15 Monday

16 Tuesday

smARTfilms: Del...
7:30 pm—9:30 pm

Join us on Tuesday nights in the BIMA Auditorium for a curated selection of delightful documentaries.

Dinner seating in Bistro begins at 5:30 PM. (Reservations recommended - 206-451-4011)
Auditorium opens at 7:00 PM
Movies begin at 7:30 PM

Curated and hosted by tj Faddis

Tickets 

Series Pass: $40 Member | $48 Non-Member

Single Tickets: $10 Member | $12 Non-Member
October 16 - SCOTCH: A Golden Dream
October 23 - MAKING THE GRADE 
October 30 - STEAM OF LIFE
November 6 - THE WILD PARROTS OF TELEGRAPH HILL
November 13 - CAKE GENERAL




SCOTCH A Golden Dream

Scotch: A Golden Dream (2017)

Tuesday, October 16 | 7:30 PM

Scotland | subtitled where necessary | 87 minutes   

Rich, easy on the palate, with a pleasant lingering aftertaste . . . qualities of an excellent dram  And this aptly describes Andrew Peat's documentary on Scotland's Scotch industry, the industry's vivid players, and what this product means to Scottish history and culture as a whole.  The scope of this doc is impressive: from the distiller's friendship with local barley farmers, the proper way to taste the Scotch, the relationship between the casks and the end product, to the age-old debate of old whisky versus young whisky.  There's even a chapter on Women & Scotch - with lots of Celtic personal stories throughout.  You don't have to be a Scotch aficionado to savor Peat's lively, informative ode to his homeland.

Reserve Tickets2

 

 

Making the Grade

Making the Grade (2017)

Tueday, October 23 | 7:30 PM

Ireland | 96 minutes

MAKING THE GRADE invites us into Irish living rooms, music studios and churches where piano lessons take place to explore the bond between teachers and pupils, all of whom are enjoyable in their musical dedication.  The students range from young children to adults, including a "heavy metalist" and a woman who agrees she has no rhythm.  But regardless of ability or potential, pupils and teachers alike exemplify the film's adage from Ludwig van Beethoven: "To play a wrong note is insignificant; to play without passion is inexcusable."  Full of warm, joyous humor and delightful personalities, MAKING THE GRADE celebrates the transformative power of music.

Reserve Tickets2

 

 

Steam of Life

Steam of Life (2010)

Tuesday, October 30 | 7:30 PM

Finland | subtitled | some nudity | 81 minutes

In Finland the sauna isn't the luxury as it is in North America but an everyday custom enjoyed by people of all walks of life.  As the filmmakers explore the practicalities and ritual of the Finnish sauna, they reveal that for many people the sauna opens hearts and minds as well as pores.  Visiting public bath houses and outrageously inventive home-made saunas, the guys inside talk about their life experiences, their ambitions and failings, their secrets and fears . . . stories flowing as well as perspiration.  The result is a documentary which looks into a unique, private side of Finnish culture as well as an insight into the male psyche that's universal.  Truly a soulful little film and was the first Finnish documentary considered for an American Academy Award.

Reserve Tickets2

 

 

 

 The Wild Parrots

The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (2005)

Tuesday, November 6 | 7:30 PM

USA | 83 minutes

Of all the films I showed during my tenure at Lynwood Theatre, this endearing documentary is the one people ask to see again on the big screen.  This is the true story of a modern-day San Francisco Saint Francis and his remarkable relationship with a flock of wild parrots.  Mark Bittner - dharma bum, former street musician and lost soul, falls in with the flock as he searches for meaning in his life, unaware that these wild parrots will bring him everything he needs.

Reserve Tickets2

 

 

Cake General

Cake General (2018)

Tuesday, November 13 | 7:30 PM

Sweden | subtitled | 101 minutes

In 1984, the small town of Koping was named the most boring town in Sweden by a popular TV show.  Resident Hasse Peterson refuses to allow his home to become the subject of a national joke and sets off on a mission to drum up some attention-grabbing excitement.  A man who struggles with his financial status and drinking habits, he decides to put the town into the Guinness Book of World Records by making the world's largest sandwich cake.  While not technically a documentary, filmmakers based this film on an outrageous true story, and this heartfelt tale of personal fulfillment and resilience proves that we should be most hesitant to cast aside or relegate as irrelevant those who are already marginalized.

Reserve Tickets2

17 Wednesday

18 Thursday

Mindfulness Med...
8:30 am—9:30 am

with Steve Parsons

Please join us for a weekly mindful meditation practice, meeting on Thursday mornings in the BIMA Auditorium.

Mindful meditation is a practice focused on breathing techniques and quieting one's thoughts. Meditation has been shown to support both pain and stress management. Read more about Steve and his experience here.

Attendance is free of charge and drop-ins will be accommodated on a space-available basis.

Questions may be directed to Kristin Tollefson, Education Director, at kristin@biartmuseum.org or 206.451.4004.

Drink and Draw ...
6:30 pm—8:30 pm

Drawing directly from the human figure is a wonderful way to hone technical and creative drawing skills while exploring variations in lighting, poses, and settings. Join us for GO Figure! an ongoing series of drawing sessions led by artist Emily Browne.

The life-drawing studio is open to anyone interested in working from the model, regardless of experience level.

Check our other two GO Figure! programs:


 

GO Figure! Drink and Draw at the Alehouse

Third Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm

FREE | Clothed model and drawing materials provided

Ages: 21+

Come for a drink and stay to draw during this fun, free clothed model drop-in session facilitated by Emily Browne and hosted by BIMA at the Alehouse on Winslow, 500 Winslow Way E, Suite 110.

 

 

Jazz with Jim l...
7:00 pm—9:00 pm

From Louis Armstrong to Robert Glasper, this series teaches what to listen for, recognizing defining stylistic characteristics, while simultaneously placing the amazing music within its social and historical context.  Jim tackles this vast territory through four lenses: Notable Big Bands, Notable Voices, Notable Instrumentalists and Composers, and Jazz is Fusion.

Part of the Within/Earshot Jazz Festival in partnership with Earshot Jazz.

$10 member | $12 non-member

Reserve Tickets2

 

ABOUT JAMES CAUTER, M.A.
Serving as a Full-Time Professor of Music at Seattle Central College since 1993, Jim has developed and teaches a variety of music history classes including World Music, American Popular Music, Rock Music: History and Perspectives, Music in The Western World, and History of Jazz in traditional face-to-face, online, and seminar modes of delivery.  In 2011, Jim was invited to join the faculty at Olympic College where he has developed and teaches online offerings in World Music, Music In Film and Television, and History of American Popular Music.  Jim is a Past-President of the Washington Community College Humanities Association, and served as Director of Instrumental Music at California High School in San Ramon, CA from 1979 to 1993.

As a music educator in both K-12 and higher education, I have had the pleasure of sharing the art of music with my students for 38 years.  I look forward to doing the same with you here as we explore the eclectic array of composers, performing artists, and genre specific recordings comprising the wonderful art of Jazz.

 

TOPICS
Thurs, Oct 4: Notable Big Bands
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra, Fletcher Henderson and his Orchestra, Benny Goodman and his Orchestra, Count Basie and his Orchestra, Cab Calloway and his Orchestra, Glenn Miller and his Orchestra, Artie Shaw and his Orchestra, Billy Eckstine and his Orchestra, Woody Herman and his Orchestra, Stan Kenton and his Orchestra, Maynard Ferguson and his Orchestra, Don Ellis and his Orchestra, and The Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra.

Thurs, Oct 11: Notable Voices
Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Nina Simone, Anita O’Day, Sarah Vaughan, Nat King Cole, Billy Eckstine, Mel Tormé, Chet Baker, Etta James, Johnny Hartman, The Four Freshmen, Tony Bennett, Cassandra Wilson, Diana Krall, Kurt Elling, and Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross.   

Thurs, Oct 18: Notable Instrumentalists and Composers
Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Clifford Brown, Stan Getz, Jimmy Smith, Horace Silver, Dave Brubeck, Oliver Nelson, Oscar Peterson, John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Wes Montgomery, Bill Evans, McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea, and Keith Jarrett.

Thurs, Oct 25: Jazz Is Fusion
Miles Davis, Blood Sweat and Tears, Chicago, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Return To Forever, The Elektric Band, John McLaughlin, The Mahavishnu Orchestra, Shakti, Weather Report, Jaco Pastorius, The Brecker Brothers, Jon-Luc Ponty, Bob James, Grover Washington Jr., Tony Williams Lifetime, Bill Frisell, The Wayne Shorter Quartet, John Patitucci, Brad Mehldau, Guru, Kendrick Lamar, Terrace Martin, Kamasi Washington, and Robert Glasper.

19 Friday

20 Saturday

McTuff feat. Sk...
7:30 pm—9:30 pm

Hammond B 3 organist Joe Doria brings together some of the best of the northwest music scene to create a powerful and jaw-dropping funk and jazz sound. This performance features Skerik, well-known saxist known for his unconventional, bold style and D’Vonne Lewis on drums.

Part of the Within/Earshot Jazz Festival in partnership with Earshot Jazz.

$25 member | $30 non-member
SOLD OUT!

21 Sunday

Art Talks: (Re...
11:00 am—12:30 pm

Examining the muse throughout art history, from Eduard Manet to Mickalene Thomas, let’s deepen our understanding within the canon of art. What else can we reveal and expose? Flipping the art history lecture to discover hidden stories, Johnson and Shafkind will bring insight, wit and humor into a discussion about the female figure in art.

Elisheba Johnson is a multi-media artist and poet who has dedicated her career in the arts to creating space for emerging and POC artists to create and showcase their work. Johnson, who has a BFA from Cornish College of the Arts, was the owner of Faire Gallery Café, a multi-use art space that held art exhibitions, music shows, poetry readings and creative gatherings. In 2013, Elisheba co-wrote and published "The Adventures of Emery Jones: Boy Science Wonder" with her father Charles Johnson. Elisheba is also a founding member of COLLECT, a monthly curated art tour to inspire a new generation of art collectors. Elisheba is currently a member of the Americans for the Arts Emerging Leaders Network advisory council. Elisheba Johnson also owns and operates Eunice Waymon Arts Services.

Erin Shafkind is an artist and educator living in Seattle. She studied art and earned a BA and teaching certificate at California State University and received an MFA from Lesley University’s College of Art and Design in Boston. She’s been teaching art in Seattle Public Schools since 1998. She works in a variety of mediums, has produced site-specific temporary public art installations, created performances and writes the occasional art review. She’s a member of The Cabbage Tree Mob, a collaborative art band, and is a new member of the Socially Engaged Craft Collective, a network of artists working to connect people through craft. www.erinshafkind.com.

 

October 21 | 11 AM 
Tickets: $5 suggested donation at the door

Reserve Tickets2

Jenny Maybee & ...
3:00 pm—4:30 pm

BIMA is excited to welcome two of Bloedel Reserve's Creative Residents for an evening of music.

Part of the Within/Earshot Jazz Festival in partnership with Earshot Jazz.

FREE!
SOLD OUT!


JENNY MAYBEE
Jenny Maybee is a nationally-charting pianist, vocalist, and composer who make(s) beautiful music expressing the sheer joy of being alive.  Her vocals have been described as in the same league with Billie Holiday, and her piano style has been compared to Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, McCoy Tyner, and Cecil Taylor.  Jennys compositions and performance draw inspiration from time spent exploring and absorbing the resonance of various natural landscapes, her studies of the martial and healing arts, and the vast sonic landscape of jazz and world music.  Her latest album, HAIKU, was lauded in the press as a thrilling, intimate, very delicate dialogue close to perfection, and her composition Winter Butterflies was selected as one of the Top 10 New Jazz Songs of 2016.

RAY LARSEN
Earshot Jazz has called him an expansive innovator, and The Seattle Times describes his music as life-enhancing.
A powerful and versatile player, Ray is best known for his work with Chemical Clock (winners of the 2014 Earshot Jazz Album of the Year), Tyrant Lizard, and The Sky Is A Suitcase. He is also a member of the historic Harry James Orchestra, the Casey MacGill Orchestra, Hotels, and Wayne Horvits' Electric Circus. He has worked with Michael Shrieve (Santana), Jamie Cullum, Heatwarmer, Beat Connection, Pickwick, Birch Periera, and The Dip. Former bands and projects include Michael Shrieve's Spellbinder, Dyno Jamz, Gregg Belisle-Chi's I Sang To You And The Moon, The Fabulous Party Boys, and the Jacob Zimmerman Quintet.
As a composer, Raymond recently completed his cinematic album trilogy, Modern Achievements, which pays tribute to three entries from a 1903 encyclopedia by the same name. With 26 musicians participating across the three works, the music offers a brilliant collection of Seattle's great improvisers. He also writes instrumental songs for his trio Tyrant Lizard, with Carmen Rothwell and Gregg Belisle-Chi. 
Ray holds bachelors degrees from the University of Washington in music and conservation biology, and a masters degree in Jazz Studies & Improvised Music. During his time there, he studied with Allen Vizzutti, Cuong Vu, Ted Poor, Greg Sinibaldi, Huck Hodge and Fred Radke, and co-founded the Improvised Music Project and its annual music festival, IMPfest.
Raymond is also an active educator. He runs a private studio and works as a freelance instructor for Seattle JazzED, the Meridian School, the Mercer Island School District, and Roosevelt High School. 
He was awarded the 2015 Earshot Golden Ear Award for "Emerging Artist of the Year".

22 Monday

23 Tuesday

smARTfilms: Del...
7:30 pm—9:30 pm

Join us on Tuesday nights in the BIMA Auditorium for a curated selection of delightful documentaries.

Dinner seating in Bistro begins at 5:30 PM. (Reservations recommended - 206-451-4011)
Auditorium opens at 7:00 PM
Movies begin at 7:30 PM

Curated and hosted by tj Faddis

Tickets 

Series Pass: $40 Member | $48 Non-Member

Single Tickets: $10 Member | $12 Non-Member
October 16 - SCOTCH: A Golden Dream
October 23 - MAKING THE GRADE 
October 30 - STEAM OF LIFE
November 6 - THE WILD PARROTS OF TELEGRAPH HILL
November 13 - CAKE GENERAL




SCOTCH A Golden Dream

Scotch: A Golden Dream (2017)

Tuesday, October 16 | 7:30 PM

Scotland | subtitled where necessary | 87 minutes   

Rich, easy on the palate, with a pleasant lingering aftertaste . . . qualities of an excellent dram  And this aptly describes Andrew Peat's documentary on Scotland's Scotch industry, the industry's vivid players, and what this product means to Scottish history and culture as a whole.  The scope of this doc is impressive: from the distiller's friendship with local barley farmers, the proper way to taste the Scotch, the relationship between the casks and the end product, to the age-old debate of old whisky versus young whisky.  There's even a chapter on Women & Scotch - with lots of Celtic personal stories throughout.  You don't have to be a Scotch aficionado to savor Peat's lively, informative ode to his homeland.

Reserve Tickets2

 

 

Making the Grade

Making the Grade (2017)

Tueday, October 23 | 7:30 PM

Ireland | 96 minutes

MAKING THE GRADE invites us into Irish living rooms, music studios and churches where piano lessons take place to explore the bond between teachers and pupils, all of whom are enjoyable in their musical dedication.  The students range from young children to adults, including a "heavy metalist" and a woman who agrees she has no rhythm.  But regardless of ability or potential, pupils and teachers alike exemplify the film's adage from Ludwig van Beethoven: "To play a wrong note is insignificant; to play without passion is inexcusable."  Full of warm, joyous humor and delightful personalities, MAKING THE GRADE celebrates the transformative power of music.

Reserve Tickets2

 

 

Steam of Life

Steam of Life (2010)

Tuesday, October 30 | 7:30 PM

Finland | subtitled | some nudity | 81 minutes

In Finland the sauna isn't the luxury as it is in North America but an everyday custom enjoyed by people of all walks of life.  As the filmmakers explore the practicalities and ritual of the Finnish sauna, they reveal that for many people the sauna opens hearts and minds as well as pores.  Visiting public bath houses and outrageously inventive home-made saunas, the guys inside talk about their life experiences, their ambitions and failings, their secrets and fears . . . stories flowing as well as perspiration.  The result is a documentary which looks into a unique, private side of Finnish culture as well as an insight into the male psyche that's universal.  Truly a soulful little film and was the first Finnish documentary considered for an American Academy Award.

Reserve Tickets2

 

 

 

 The Wild Parrots

The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (2005)

Tuesday, November 6 | 7:30 PM

USA | 83 minutes

Of all the films I showed during my tenure at Lynwood Theatre, this endearing documentary is the one people ask to see again on the big screen.  This is the true story of a modern-day San Francisco Saint Francis and his remarkable relationship with a flock of wild parrots.  Mark Bittner - dharma bum, former street musician and lost soul, falls in with the flock as he searches for meaning in his life, unaware that these wild parrots will bring him everything he needs.

Reserve Tickets2

 

 

Cake General

Cake General (2018)

Tuesday, November 13 | 7:30 PM

Sweden | subtitled | 101 minutes

In 1984, the small town of Koping was named the most boring town in Sweden by a popular TV show.  Resident Hasse Peterson refuses to allow his home to become the subject of a national joke and sets off on a mission to drum up some attention-grabbing excitement.  A man who struggles with his financial status and drinking habits, he decides to put the town into the Guinness Book of World Records by making the world's largest sandwich cake.  While not technically a documentary, filmmakers based this film on an outrageous true story, and this heartfelt tale of personal fulfillment and resilience proves that we should be most hesitant to cast aside or relegate as irrelevant those who are already marginalized.

Reserve Tickets2

24 Wednesday

25 Thursday

Mindfulness Med...
8:30 am—9:30 am

with Steve Parsons

Please join us for a weekly mindful meditation practice, meeting on Thursday mornings in the BIMA Auditorium.

Mindful meditation is a practice focused on breathing techniques and quieting one's thoughts. Meditation has been shown to support both pain and stress management. Read more about Steve and his experience here.

Attendance is free of charge and drop-ins will be accommodated on a space-available basis.

Questions may be directed to Kristin Tollefson, Education Director, at kristin@biartmuseum.org or 206.451.4004.

GO Figure! Life...
6:30 pm—8:30 pm

Drawing directly from the human figure is a wonderful way to hone technical and creative drawing skills while exploring variations in lighting, poses, and settings. Join us for GO Figure! an ongoing series of drawing sessions led by artist Emily Browne.

The life-drawing studio is open to anyone interested in working from the model, regardless of experience level.

Check out all three GO Figure! programs:


  

GO Figure! Live Nude Model Drawing

Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 pm | BIMA Classroom

  • April 12, 26
  • May 3, 10, 24, 31
  • June 7, 14
  • September 6, 13, 27
  • October 4, 11, 25
  • November 1, 8, 29
  • December 6, 13

Purchase sessions at the door!
Drop in: $20 per session
5-session punch card: $90 / 10-session punch card: $160

Come to work independently or with instructor Emily Browne's guidance to build skills on observational drawing, line work, value, foreshortening/perspective, and color. Participants are welcome to stay for an optional half hour of discussion, feedback, and critique at the end of each session. Easels, drawing boards, and tabletop work surfaces are available, and participants bring their own drawing paper and pencils.

 


 

GO Figure! Summer Drawing Sessions

Thursdays, 3:30-5:30 pm

  • July 12, 26
  • August 9, 23

Location to be shared at Reception Desk at BIMA each week

Purchase sessions at the door!
Drop in: $20 per session
5-session punch card: $90 / 10-session punch card: $160

Keep your hand drawing during our daytime model sessions set in unique locations from the BIMA galleries to the Island Gateway campus, weather permitting. Easels, drawing boards, and tabletop work surfaces are available, and participants bring their own drawing paper and pencils. Participants are welcome to stay for an optional half hour of discussion, feedback, and critique at the end of each session.

 

Jazz with Jim l...
7:00 pm—9:00 pm

From Louis Armstrong to Robert Glasper, this series teaches what to listen for, recognizing defining stylistic characteristics, while simultaneously placing the amazing music within its social and historical context.  Jim tackles this vast territory through four lenses: Notable Big Bands, Notable Voices, Notable Instrumentalists and Composers, and Jazz is Fusion.

Part of the Within/Earshot Jazz Festival in partnership with Earshot Jazz.

$10 member | $12 non-member

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ABOUT JAMES CAUTER, M.A.
Serving as a Full-Time Professor of Music at Seattle Central College since 1993, Jim has developed and teaches a variety of music history classes including World Music, American Popular Music, Rock Music: History and Perspectives, Music in The Western World, and History of Jazz in traditional face-to-face, online, and seminar modes of delivery.  In 2011, Jim was invited to join the faculty at Olympic College where he has developed and teaches online offerings in World Music, Music In Film and Television, and History of American Popular Music.  Jim is a Past-President of the Washington Community College Humanities Association, and served as Director of Instrumental Music at California High School in San Ramon, CA from 1979 to 1993.

As a music educator in both K-12 and higher education, I have had the pleasure of sharing the art of music with my students for 38 years.  I look forward to doing the same with you here as we explore the eclectic array of composers, performing artists, and genre specific recordings comprising the wonderful art of Jazz.

 

TOPICS
Thurs, Oct 4: Notable Big Bands
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra, Fletcher Henderson and his Orchestra, Benny Goodman and his Orchestra, Count Basie and his Orchestra, Cab Calloway and his Orchestra, Glenn Miller and his Orchestra, Artie Shaw and his Orchestra, Billy Eckstine and his Orchestra, Woody Herman and his Orchestra, Stan Kenton and his Orchestra, Maynard Ferguson and his Orchestra, Don Ellis and his Orchestra, and The Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra.

Thurs, Oct 11: Notable Voices
Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Nina Simone, Anita O’Day, Sarah Vaughan, Nat King Cole, Billy Eckstine, Mel Tormé, Chet Baker, Etta James, Johnny Hartman, The Four Freshmen, Tony Bennett, Cassandra Wilson, Diana Krall, Kurt Elling, and Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross.   

Thurs, Oct 18: Notable Instrumentalists and Composers
Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Clifford Brown, Stan Getz, Jimmy Smith, Horace Silver, Dave Brubeck, Oliver Nelson, Oscar Peterson, John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Wes Montgomery, Bill Evans, McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea, and Keith Jarrett.

Thurs, Oct 25: Jazz Is Fusion
Miles Davis, Blood Sweat and Tears, Chicago, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Return To Forever, The Elektric Band, John McLaughlin, The Mahavishnu Orchestra, Shakti, Weather Report, Jaco Pastorius, The Brecker Brothers, Jon-Luc Ponty, Bob James, Grover Washington Jr., Tony Williams Lifetime, Bill Frisell, The Wayne Shorter Quartet, John Patitucci, Brad Mehldau, Guru, Kendrick Lamar, Terrace Martin, Kamasi Washington, and Robert Glasper.

26 Friday

27 Saturday

Dia de los Muer...
10:00 am—6:00 pm

DDLM Skulls

 

A Mexican cultural tradition honoring and welcoming home the spirits of deceased loved ones.

Please bring a photo of a loved one for the altar (4"x4" or smaller).

 

Community Celebration:

Saturday, October 27

  • Opening presentation, public remembrances, and offerings.
  • Face painting, papel picado (cut paper), and tissue paper flower activities in the classroom. Sample Mexican hot chocolate and pan de muerto. Themed lunch menu available for purchase in the Bistro while supplies last.
  • All day hosted ofrenda: public contributions to the altar.

 October 28 - November 4

  • 10am-6pm - Ofrenda/altar open to the public.

 

 

Thank you to our generous sponsor:

 

realogics

 

Thank you to our in-kind donors:

Safeway, Town & Country, Blackbird Bakery

 

Skull artwork by Zoe Dellinger & Maddison Bradford

 


 

Bainbridge Community Broadcasting Podcast

In this podcast from out 2016 celebration, BIMA Education Director Kristin Tollefson describes last year's festivities. Produced by Bainbridge Community Broadcasting.

Celebrate Dia d...
11:30 am—1:30 pm

This lively jazz threesome, led by Malo Castro, provides a beautiful backdrop to BIMA’s community celebration honoring Dia de los Muertos.

Part of the Within/Earshot Jazz Festival in partnership with Earshot Jazz.

Free, no tickets required

Wayne Horvitz T...
7:30 pm—9:30 pm

Keyboardist Wayne Horvitz, a tireless musical seeker essential to Seattle jazz, leads his Snowghost Trio (Geoff Harper, bass; Eric Eagle, drums) followed by These Hills of Glory (Horvitz’s composition for String Quartet and Improvising Soloist)

Part of the Within/Earshot Jazz Festival in partnership with Earshot Jazz.

$25 member | $30 non-member
SOLD OUT!

28 Sunday

Dia de los Muer...
10:00 am—6:00 pm

DDLM Skulls

 

A Mexican cultural tradition honoring and welcoming home the spirits of deceased loved ones.

Please bring a photo of a loved one for the altar (4"x4" or smaller).

 

Community Celebration:

Saturday, October 27

  • Opening presentation, public remembrances, and offerings.
  • Face painting, papel picado (cut paper), and tissue paper flower activities in the classroom. Sample Mexican hot chocolate and pan de muerto. Themed lunch menu available for purchase in the Bistro while supplies last.
  • All day hosted ofrenda: public contributions to the altar.

 October 28 - November 4

  • 10am-6pm - Ofrenda/altar open to the public.

 

 

Thank you to our generous sponsor:

 

realogics

 

Thank you to our in-kind donors:

Safeway, Town & Country, Blackbird Bakery

 

Skull artwork by Zoe Dellinger & Maddison Bradford

 


 

Bainbridge Community Broadcasting Podcast

In this podcast from out 2016 celebration, BIMA Education Director Kristin Tollefson describes last year's festivities. Produced by Bainbridge Community Broadcasting.

29 Monday

Dia de los Muer...
10:00 am—6:00 pm

DDLM Skulls

 

A Mexican cultural tradition honoring and welcoming home the spirits of deceased loved ones.

Please bring a photo of a loved one for the altar (4"x4" or smaller).

 

Community Celebration:

Saturday, October 27

  • Opening presentation, public remembrances, and offerings.
  • Face painting, papel picado (cut paper), and tissue paper flower activities in the classroom. Sample Mexican hot chocolate and pan de muerto. Themed lunch menu available for purchase in the Bistro while supplies last.
  • All day hosted ofrenda: public contributions to the altar.

 October 28 - November 4

  • 10am-6pm - Ofrenda/altar open to the public.

 

 

Thank you to our generous sponsor:

 

realogics

 

Thank you to our in-kind donors:

Safeway, Town & Country, Blackbird Bakery

 

Skull artwork by Zoe Dellinger & Maddison Bradford

 


 

Bainbridge Community Broadcasting Podcast

In this podcast from out 2016 celebration, BIMA Education Director Kristin Tollefson describes last year's festivities. Produced by Bainbridge Community Broadcasting.

30 Tuesday

Dia de los Muer...
10:00 am—6:00 pm

DDLM Skulls

 

A Mexican cultural tradition honoring and welcoming home the spirits of deceased loved ones.

Please bring a photo of a loved one for the altar (4"x4" or smaller).

 

Community Celebration:

Saturday, October 27

  • Opening presentation, public remembrances, and offerings.
  • Face painting, papel picado (cut paper), and tissue paper flower activities in the classroom. Sample Mexican hot chocolate and pan de muerto. Themed lunch menu available for purchase in the Bistro while supplies last.
  • All day hosted ofrenda: public contributions to the altar.

 October 28 - November 4

  • 10am-6pm - Ofrenda/altar open to the public.

 

 

Thank you to our generous sponsor:

 

realogics

 

Thank you to our in-kind donors:

Safeway, Town & Country, Blackbird Bakery

 

Skull artwork by Zoe Dellinger & Maddison Bradford

 


 

Bainbridge Community Broadcasting Podcast

In this podcast from out 2016 celebration, BIMA Education Director Kristin Tollefson describes last year's festivities. Produced by Bainbridge Community Broadcasting.

smARTfilms: Del...
7:30 pm—9:30 pm

Join us on Tuesday nights in the BIMA Auditorium for a curated selection of delightful documentaries.

Dinner seating in Bistro begins at 5:30 PM. (Reservations recommended - 206-451-4011)
Auditorium opens at 7:00 PM
Movies begin at 7:30 PM

Curated and hosted by tj Faddis

Tickets 

Series Pass: $40 Member | $48 Non-Member

Single Tickets: $10 Member | $12 Non-Member
October 16 - SCOTCH: A Golden Dream
October 23 - MAKING THE GRADE 
October 30 - STEAM OF LIFE
November 6 - THE WILD PARROTS OF TELEGRAPH HILL
November 13 - CAKE GENERAL




SCOTCH A Golden Dream

Scotch: A Golden Dream (2017)

Tuesday, October 16 | 7:30 PM

Scotland | subtitled where necessary | 87 minutes   

Rich, easy on the palate, with a pleasant lingering aftertaste . . . qualities of an excellent dram  And this aptly describes Andrew Peat's documentary on Scotland's Scotch industry, the industry's vivid players, and what this product means to Scottish history and culture as a whole.  The scope of this doc is impressive: from the distiller's friendship with local barley farmers, the proper way to taste the Scotch, the relationship between the casks and the end product, to the age-old debate of old whisky versus young whisky.  There's even a chapter on Women & Scotch - with lots of Celtic personal stories throughout.  You don't have to be a Scotch aficionado to savor Peat's lively, informative ode to his homeland.

Reserve Tickets2

 

 

Making the Grade

Making the Grade (2017)

Tueday, October 23 | 7:30 PM

Ireland | 96 minutes

MAKING THE GRADE invites us into Irish living rooms, music studios and churches where piano lessons take place to explore the bond between teachers and pupils, all of whom are enjoyable in their musical dedication.  The students range from young children to adults, including a "heavy metalist" and a woman who agrees she has no rhythm.  But regardless of ability or potential, pupils and teachers alike exemplify the film's adage from Ludwig van Beethoven: "To play a wrong note is insignificant; to play without passion is inexcusable."  Full of warm, joyous humor and delightful personalities, MAKING THE GRADE celebrates the transformative power of music.

Reserve Tickets2

 

 

Steam of Life

Steam of Life (2010)

Tuesday, October 30 | 7:30 PM

Finland | subtitled | some nudity | 81 minutes

In Finland the sauna isn't the luxury as it is in North America but an everyday custom enjoyed by people of all walks of life.  As the filmmakers explore the practicalities and ritual of the Finnish sauna, they reveal that for many people the sauna opens hearts and minds as well as pores.  Visiting public bath houses and outrageously inventive home-made saunas, the guys inside talk about their life experiences, their ambitions and failings, their secrets and fears . . . stories flowing as well as perspiration.  The result is a documentary which looks into a unique, private side of Finnish culture as well as an insight into the male psyche that's universal.  Truly a soulful little film and was the first Finnish documentary considered for an American Academy Award.

Reserve Tickets2

 

 

 

 The Wild Parrots

The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (2005)

Tuesday, November 6 | 7:30 PM

USA | 83 minutes

Of all the films I showed during my tenure at Lynwood Theatre, this endearing documentary is the one people ask to see again on the big screen.  This is the true story of a modern-day San Francisco Saint Francis and his remarkable relationship with a flock of wild parrots.  Mark Bittner - dharma bum, former street musician and lost soul, falls in with the flock as he searches for meaning in his life, unaware that these wild parrots will bring him everything he needs.

Reserve Tickets2

 

 

Cake General

Cake General (2018)

Tuesday, November 13 | 7:30 PM

Sweden | subtitled | 101 minutes

In 1984, the small town of Koping was named the most boring town in Sweden by a popular TV show.  Resident Hasse Peterson refuses to allow his home to become the subject of a national joke and sets off on a mission to drum up some attention-grabbing excitement.  A man who struggles with his financial status and drinking habits, he decides to put the town into the Guinness Book of World Records by making the world's largest sandwich cake.  While not technically a documentary, filmmakers based this film on an outrageous true story, and this heartfelt tale of personal fulfillment and resilience proves that we should be most hesitant to cast aside or relegate as irrelevant those who are already marginalized.

Reserve Tickets2

31 Wednesday

Dia de los Muer...
10:00 am—6:00 pm

DDLM Skulls

 

A Mexican cultural tradition honoring and welcoming home the spirits of deceased loved ones.

Please bring a photo of a loved one for the altar (4"x4" or smaller).

 

Community Celebration:

Saturday, October 27

  • Opening presentation, public remembrances, and offerings.
  • Face painting, papel picado (cut paper), and tissue paper flower activities in the classroom. Sample Mexican hot chocolate and pan de muerto. Themed lunch menu available for purchase in the Bistro while supplies last.
  • All day hosted ofrenda: public contributions to the altar.

 October 28 - November 4

  • 10am-6pm - Ofrenda/altar open to the public.

 

 

Thank you to our generous sponsor:

 

realogics

 

Thank you to our in-kind donors:

Safeway, Town & Country, Blackbird Bakery

 

Skull artwork by Zoe Dellinger & Maddison Bradford

 


 

Bainbridge Community Broadcasting Podcast

In this podcast from out 2016 celebration, BIMA Education Director Kristin Tollefson describes last year's festivities. Produced by Bainbridge Community Broadcasting.