Momentum Festival

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BIMA is proud to announce the arrival of Momentum - a month-long program of insightful and interesting contemporary voices in music, spoken word, poetry, and the lively arts.

From spoken word to hip hop, classical music to foreign film, Momentum covers a wide range of perspectives, origins, and disciplines, woven together with a focus on new voices, unexpected topics and fresh takes in arts, culture, and humanities.

Momentum is made possible with cultural funding support from City of Bainbridge Island and our many cultural partners throughout the region and the country: Copper Canyon Press, The Bloedel Reserve, Classic KING FM, Humanities Washington, Arts & Humanities Bainbridge, Library U and Kitsap Regional Library, The Wild Society, PBS & Craft in America, Port Townsend Film Festival, and Bainbridge Island High School Music Program & Library Council.


Browse by event type:

Film | Music | Teen
Poetry, Lectures, & Readings

Click event titles below for more info and to reserve tickets.


The Lineup 


PBS’s Craft in America Marathon
March 24 & 25, 12-6pm each day

America’s vibrant craft scene is brought to life in six one-hour episodes, each with a special Northwest arts focus.

Port Townsend Film Festival presents “Best of the Fest”
Presented in partnership with Port Townsend Film Festival

Tuesdays, March 20 - April 17,  7pm
Director Janette Force curates and introduces a delightful series of cinematic works, “Best of the Fest” selections culled from the past few years at Port Townsend Film Festival.

The Practice of the Wild: A Conversation with Gary Snyder and Jim Harrison
Presented in partnership with Copper Canyon Press

Saturday, April 14, 7pm
An astounding documentary on Jim Harrison, an American writer known for his poetry, fiction, reviews, essays about the outdoors, and writings about food.



Jherek Bischoff: By Land and By Sea
Presented in partnership with Space Craft
Saturday, March 31, 7:30pm
Renowned musician, composer and Bainbridge Island native, Jherek Bischoff presents contemporary chamber works in a special evening of songs inspired by the sea.

Bainbridge Bands Honors Recital
Presented by Bainbridge High School Bands

Thursday, April 19, 7pm
Come support some of the finest student musicians in the state, right here on the island!

NW Focus LIVE – A Classical KING FM Live Broadcast
Presented in partnership with Classical KING FM

Friday, April 20, 8pm
NW Focus LIVE is Classical KING FM’s flagship show featuring the finest musicians in the Northwest performing a wide array of classical styles and instrumentations.


Poetry, Lectures, & Readings

An Evening with Poets Anis Mojgani, Nikkita Oliver, Karen Finneyfrock & Ebo Barton
Presented in partnership with The Creative Residency at Bloedel Reserve

Thursday, March 22, 7pm
Explore slam poetry with outstanding Seattle poetry talents including Anis MojganiNikkita Oliver, Karen Finneyfrock and Ebo Barton.

The State of Craft in America: A Discussion with Craft in America Executive Director Carol Sauvion, and BIMA’s Greg Robinson and Kristin Tollefson
Saturday, March 24,
Three luminaries in the craft world discuss the state of craft in America.

The Pine and the Cherry: Japanese Americans in Washington with Mayumi Tsutakawa
Presented in partnership with Humanities WA, Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community and L
Friday, March 30, 7pm
Mayumi Tsutakawa tells the story of her 100-year history against the backdrop of this American travesty of justice and equality on the anniversary date of the first forced removal of Japanese Americans.

When Artists Get Together They Talk About Real Estate with Jane Richlovsky
Presented in partnership with Humanities WA and LibraryU

Friday, April 6, 7pm
Artist Jane Richlovsky shares her own story of artist displacement, upending the myth of moody and impoverished artists, using it as a catalyst for a discussion about how artists and their communities might write a new story together.

On Common Ground
Presented by Wild Society

Saturday, April 7, 7-9:30pm
Join Kitsap County-based wilderness education nonprofit Wild Society for an exploration of human relationships with land through short documentary films and guest speakers.

Emerald Street: Race, Class, Culture, and the History of Hip Hop in the Northwest with Dr. Daudi Abe
Presented in partnership with Humanities WA, Space Craft and LibraryU

Friday, April 13, 7pm
Author and professor Dr. Daudi Abe explores how the Northwest’s rich cultural contributions have created a living document of our region’s style as well as social and political movements.

Poetry Corners LIVE!
Presented by Arts & Humanities Bainbridge
Wednesday, April 25, 7pm
In celebration of poetry month, Arts & Humanities Bainbridge animates the island in April with scores of original poems placed along everyday routes.


Teen Programs

Art After Dark: A Teen Takeover of the Museum
Saturday, March 24, 7-10pm

Presented in partnership with Kitsap Regional Library
It’s a museum take-over, an evening crammed with arts activities, music, poetry, food, and friends for high school students grades 9-12.