Having grown up in Los Angeles, Darnell Allen is familiar with the celebrity, style and exclusivity of L.A. dance clubs.
First, the good news: The eighth annual free North Whidbey Community Harvest Thanksgiving dinner will be served.
Now the bad news: So far, there aren’t enough volunteers to make sure it goes off as it usually does — like clockwork; and there’s not enough money to assure all the dinner bills will be paid on time.
The Whidbey Playhouse says it’s “homicide for the holidays,” as they present the classic comedy “My Three Angels” by Sam and Bella Spewack, Nov. 6 to 29.
Set in a penal colony in early-20th century French Guiana, the story concerns the Ducotel family, which, with great inefficiency, manages a general store.
“Would you care for a butterflied shrimp?” the waiter asked as I stood at the edge of Lake Tahoe, taking in the beautiful surroundings my cousin and her fiancee had picked for their destination wedding.
Almost two years after Michael Harring took the helm as a first-time director, his lighthearted movie “The Mountain, the River and the Road” has premiered in national and Seattle film festivals. And the reactions are surprising, he said.
“People seem to enjoy the romance. For a couple of people, it nailed the feeling of falling in love,” he said.
James Hollett is known as “the blurr” to those who work at the Whidbey Island Naval Air Station Commissary. The 27-year-old earned the nickname for his quick pace while on the job. The Whidbey Island native stocks shelves, keeps the store clean and does whatever else is asked of him. And he does it with a smile.
Chief Snakelum could be rising from the dead.
The late chief of the Lower Skagit Tribe is buried near the Au Sable Institute, and he’s one of the features of a Whidbey Island-themed haunted house that is opening in time for Halloween at the Au Sable Institute, 180 Parker Rd., Coupeville.
At Halloween time, the year’s hot movies usually dictate the hottest costumes.
However, volunteers at the Whidbey Playhouse Annex don’t believe you need a department store costume to feel like you’re sitting firmly at the top of the pop culture curve.
Arty the Artichoke was designed for Oak Harbor’s two-year drive to create a regional festival named “Arts and Artichokes” in the 1990s.
Today, the 30-pound, inflatable suit is part of the Whidbey Playhouse Annex collection.
A carrot, an eggplant, a zucchini, a pumpkin and a little bunch of green onions will spend the next several weeks enjoying coffee at the end of the Coupeville pier.
The vegetable-based scarecrow display is Local Grown’s entry into the annual Scarecrow Corridor, which lines Main and Front streets throughout Coupeville during the Halloween season.
A Thomas Kemper root beer garden, savory German-fare, “oompah” music and games with names like “boozeketball” are all part of the Impaired Driving Impact Panel of Island County’s second annual OkSOBERfest, an evening celebration of responsible, alcohol-free fun.