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On StageCrowded House A loaded lineup at the Sylvia Center

By Amy Kepferle

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

This coming week, the Sylvia Center for the Arts will fulfill its mission of being a central hub for arts audiences to discover and enjoy a plethora of different entertainment optionsand perhaps even find love.

The fun begins Wed., Feb. 19 when the Jazz Center of Bellingham hosts 21-year-old drummer and composer Xavier Lecouturier and his quintet. The American drummer will bring his French and Mexican heritage to the forefront, while still remaining true to the roots of the jazz tradition. Hell be joined by guitarist Lucas Winter, bassist Abbey Blackwell, saxophonist Santosh Sharma, and vocalist Serena Dominquez for a memorable evening of music. Tickets will be $5-$15 at the door only, so show up early to score a seat.

At 8pm Thurs.-Sat., Feb. 19-22, New York City-based master storyteller and monologist Dennis McSorley will present Typhoon of Tenderness. The one-man show traces a life from brightness and success to despair and darkness, with a sound score by musician Steve Goldberg. Told with humor and deep truth, the story bears witness to the joys, eventual pain and, finally, the possibility of redemption, a recent press release notes. If that sounds intriguing, be aware that tickets are $12-$15, and the show repeats Feb. 27-29.

Come 7:30pm Fri., Feb. 21, join Bard favorites Hamlet, Ophelia, Polonius, Mercutio, Juliet, Iago, Puck, Katherine, Isabella, Rosalind, Helena, Cobweb, Benedict, Brutus, and Cleopatra when Shakespeare Northwest presents Contest of Crowns. The Shakespearean twist on Game of Thrones has entertained audiences in Anacortes, Concrete, and Marysville this month, and the final show in Bellingham should be one to remember. Youll probably want to keep younger kids at home, as the parody is rated PG-13. Tickets are $10.

Itll be a doubleheader at 7:30pm and 9:30pm Sat., Feb. 22 when the penultimate Serial Killers episodes take the stage at the venues Lucas Hicks Theater. iDiOM Theaters annual five-weekend tournament of serial plays began Jan. 31 with multiple teams competing for the audiences favor. Each night of performances, teams have been voted off, with the surviving plays from the first three weeks merging into two groups for the final two weeks. If youve missed a weekor even if you havent been in attendance at alla recap team will bring you up to speed. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top four teams, with the winners taking home a $1,500 haul. Tickets are $7-$12, and the final shows can be attended Sat., Feb. 29.

Finally, the Not-Creepy Gathering for People Who Are Single and Want to Fall in Love will be led by multidisciplinary performing artist Jenna Bean Veatch from 3pm-5pm Sun., Feb. 23. The gatherings provide opportunities for people to meet each other in an environment that is not smarmy and includes face-to-face interactions. These carefully crafted, structured events are quirky and moving, playful and powerful. Entry is $6-$20; please register in advance, and prepare to make connections.

For more details, go to http://www.sylviacenterforthearts.org

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