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Entertainment Briefs

"Late Nite Catechism is coming to Oak Harbor.The wickedly witty one-woman show will come to the Oak Harbor Elks Lodge on Tuesday, Oct. 17.Aubrey Manning stars in the interactive comedy that's billed as Seattle's longest-running play.The show, sponsored by the Whidbey Arts Foundation, is a fund-raiser for an Oak Harbor performing arts center. Tickets: $30 general admission; $50 teacher's pet section, available at Pony Mailing, the Daily Grind and Wind and Tide. Want to dance?Learn to do the tango, fox trot, waltz, swing or rhumba in a series of ballroom dancing workshops for couples coming up at the Oak Harbor Academy of Dance from Oct. 14-Nov. 18.A six-week yoga workshop is planned, too, from Oct. 9-Nov. 13, to improve flexibility, balance and relaxation. Call 675-5413.Firehouse Circus coming to WICA One of the funniest touring shows in the Pacific Northwest, the Firehouse Circus, is coming to Whidbey Island on Friday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m. The show is a high-energy rumpus, part vaudeville and part music hall, with clowns Linda Severt and Jim Jackson providing an evening of junk bucket-drumming, slack-wire sleeping, first-rate juggling, unicycle balancing, magical improvisation and silly audience participation. Designed to appeal to kids of all ages, the show is part of Whidbey Island Center for the Arts Family Series. All tickets are $7 ($5 if purchased as part of a Family Series subscription). For reservations, call (800) 638-7631.Subscriptions are available for WICA's 2000-2001 Family Series. Price: $20 for four shows. Performances include Firehouse Circus, Chinese rod puppetry by Dragon Art Studio, famed Japanese drumming troupe Portland Taiko, and the fantastic Seattle Mime Theater.Visit the WICA website at "

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