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104 N. Commercial St., Bellingham, WA

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An Evening with Louise Penny

Talks/Lectures

Louise Penny, a former CBC radio journalist, is the #1 New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author of the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels. She has been awarded the CWA Dagger, Nero, Macavity and Barry Awards, as well as two each of the Arthur Ellis and Dilys Awards. In addition, she has won the Agatha Award (seven times), and was a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Novel. In 2017, she received the Order of Canada for her contributions to Canadian culture. Louise Penny lives in a small village south of Montréal. Her New Book - A Better Man - Catastrophic spring flooding, blistering attacks in the media, and a mysterious disappearance greet Chief Inspector Armand Gamache as he returns to the Sûreté du Québec in the latest novel by #1 New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny.

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• Fri 8/30/19 at - 7:00 PM

Booked at the Baker Presents: An Evening with Louise Penny

Talks/Lectures

Catastrophic spring flooding, blistering attacks in the media, and a mysterious disappearance greet Chief Inspector Armand Gamache as he returns to the Sûreté du Québec in the latest novel by #1 New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny. It’s Gamache’s first day back as head of the homicide department, a job he temporarily shares with his previous second-in-command, Jean-Guy Beauvoir. Flood waters are rising across the province. In the middle of the turmoil a father approaches Gamache, pleading for help in finding his daughter. In the next novel in this “constantly surprising series that deepens and darkens as it evolves” (New York Times Book Review), Gamache must face a horrific possibility, and a burning question. What would you do if your child’s killer walked free? Village Books is proud to present Louise Penny in partnership with the Mount Baker Theatre, as part of our Booked at the Baker series. Tickets are available at the Mount Baker Theatre Box Office, or online at mountbakertheatre.com and come with a signed copy of A Better Man! Tickets are subject to applicable fees. Doors at 6pm, show starts at 7pm. A percentage of sales will be donated to support the launch of the Whatcom Museum’s new program, Museum in Mind: Enrichment for People Experiencing Memory Loss. The program provides access to museum experiences in art for adults with dementia and their caregivers.

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• Fri 8/30/19 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Diana Krall

Jazz

Diana Krall is the only jazz singer to have eight albums debut at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums chart. To date, her albums have garnered five Grammy Awards, eight Juno Awards, and have also earned nine gold, three platinum, and seven multi-platinum albums. Krall's unique artistry transcends any single musical style and has made her one of the most recognizable artists of our time.

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• Sun 9/15/19 at - 7:00 PM

RENT 20th Anniversary Tour

Musical

RENT, Jonathan Larson’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece, returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters—love.

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• Mon 9/23/19 at - 7:30 PM

Winterland

Skiing, Snowboarding

WINTERLAND celebrates our athletes’ connection to the roots of skiing and snowboarding while showcasing the pure joy that is found in the place where earth and sky collide. By exploring the history, places, and people, we learn how intimately connected we are with those who came before. This story of adventure and passion is far from over, as TGR's modern day pioneers are eager to etch their names in the annals of history. Follow these individuals as they leave their own mark on fabled locations and chase the ghosts of the greats who came before them.

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• Tue 9/24/19 at - 7:30 PM

Led Zepagain - A Tribute to Led Zeppelin

Cover/Tribute Band/Performer

Celebrating 30 years most authentic representation of Led Zeppelin. Le Zepagain - A Tribute to Led Zeppelin. Thursday, September 26 at The Mount Baker Theatre in Bellingham, WA Tickets are $47.00 (plus Service Charges) at the Box Office. Charge by phone at 360-734-6080 or online at mountbakertheatre.com.

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• Thu 9/26/19 at

Christine Tassan et Les Imposteures

Jazz

Christine is originally from Paris and taught classical guitar in Montréal. She formed this all female group because she loved this music. In previous days of Gypsy jazz, women were not accepted at all. And Christine was one of the first to actively break the glass ceiling in Gyspy jazz. Her group is incredible. She has created the most dynamic approaches to Gypsy jazz and has found a way to include traditional Québécois flavors. The project she is bringing to the Northwest is “Djangobelles” which adds trumpet and trombone to her lineup of violin, two guitars and bass. On Django Belles, the band is enriched with the swing of two exceptional brass players, a trumpeter and a trombonist with their bright horn sounds that'll stand out opposite the 100% gypsy groove of the fours string musicians. For the last 15 years, Christine Tassan et les Imposteures have been doing their thing in the gypsy jazz and revisited song scene in Quebec, Canada and internationally. The quartet has released six albums, winning a Opus in the 2017 Jazz Album of the Year category for Entre Félix et Django as well as being nominated for the 2018 Concert of the Year category for the tour of the same name.

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• Sat 9/28/19 at - 7:00 PM

Nick Santonastasso – An Evening of Inspiration

Talks/Lectures

Have you ever felt stuck, or that you're meant for more? If you have, you won't want to miss this powerful event at the Mount Baker Theatre with Nick Santonastasso as he shows us how to thrive, create and achieve your best. Nick is an internationally known bodybuilder and fitness model – despite missing both his legs and one arm since birth. The high-energy youth shares his amazing story, showing people that anyone can thrive if they have the determination and willpower to go after what they want. If you ever felt like you needed that extra little push, or inspiration to meet your personal or professional goals, this compelling event is something you won't want to miss!

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• Tue 10/8/19 at - 6:30 PM

Take Me to the River LIVE!

Blues, Jazz, R&B/Soul, Funk

Experience the most influential figures of modern New Orleans funk, R&B, soul, and jazz LIVE in this history-making concert tour. Don't miss these greats together on the Main Stage for an unforgettable night of individual and collaborative performances: three generations of New Orleans talent. Starring: The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Ivan Neville, Ian Neville, Walter “Wolfman” Washington plus Mardi Gras Indians with “Big Chief” Monk Boudreaux of the Golden Eagles and “Big Chief” Romeo of the 9th Ward Hunters.

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• Sat 10/19/19 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Silent Film Spooktakular: Phantom of the Opera

Film

Be haunted by this original thriller with renowned film accompanist Dennis James at our spooky pipe organ! Starring the master of the macabre, Lon Chaney, The Phantom of the Opera (1925) is often regarded as one of the ten greatest films of all time. Experience this gem in its natural setting: our 1927 movie palace with the incomparable Dennis James on MBT’s Mighty Wurlitzer pipe organ. Join in the costume contest and have a signature cocktail for some frightful fun!

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• Mon 10/21/19 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Roadless

Winter Sports

Teton Gravity Research is coming back to the MBT for a one-night-only premiere of their new feature length snowboard film, Roadless - featuring Jeremy Jones, Travis Rice and Bryan Iguchi on a foot-powered mission through some of the most remote terrain in the lower 48. There is no better way to kick off the snowboard season than to get inspired by three of the biggest names in the game, on a once-in-a-lifetime journey. As always, there will be a ton of giveaways from their partners, don't miss your chance to experience Roadless on the big screen!

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• Tue 10/22/19 at - 7:30 PM

Michael W. Smith: 35 Years of Friends

Christian Contemporary

Celebrate 35 years of Friends with Michael W. Smith. Hear the hits … experience the worship.

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• Thu 11/7/19 at - 7:00 PM

The Lonely: Celebrating the Music of Roy Orbison

Americana/Roots

The Lonely delivers a sensitive and dynamic tribute to the one and only Roy Orbison plus the hits of The Traveling Wilburys and The Everly Brothers. Veteran Mike Demers leads this group of musical journeymen in their mutual and deep appreciation of the timeless music of an era. The Lonely approaches the music with a humble spirit and sincere desire to recreate the sounds and feel of the original recordings. The band has been selling out shows right from their debut.

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• Sun 11/10/19 at - 7:30 PM

Pearl Django

Jazz

Pearl Django is a regional favorite. These guys are the reason Gypsy jazz exists in North America today. Though music royalty they are so down to earth. They include violin, accordion, two guitars and bass. These guys are adored by their fans and continue to bring new fans into the family. Their music is instantly loveable. These guys perform the breadth of the genre which included Django Reinhardt but also French chanson, French Musette and some more contemporary Gypsy jazz. The group’s inception was as a trio in Tacoma, Washington in 1994. The focus of Pearl Django was, and is, to incorporate the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli with American swing music. They quickly expanded to a quintet, adding a violinist and a third guitarist. An interview on NPR’s All Things Considered in 2001 brought the group to national attention. In June 2002, Pearl Django performed at the prestigious Festival Django Reinhardt in Samois sur Seine, just outside of Paris, France. As of 2007 Pearl Django is working as both a quartet and a quintet (with accordionist, David Lange) All of the members are contributing original compositions to the band’s expansive repertoire. They have released 12 CDs to date.

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• Sat 11/16/19 at - 7:00 PM

Gloria Steinem

Talks/Lectures

Gloria Steinem is a writer, lecturer, political activist, and feminist organizer. She co-founded New York Magazine and Ms. Magazine, and is particularly interested in the shared origins of sex and race caste systems, gender roles and child abuse as roots of violence, non-violent conflict resolution, the cultures of indigenous peoples, and organizing across boundaries for peace and justice. In 2013, President Obama awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor. She lives in New York City.

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• Fri 11/22/19 at - 7:30 PM

Jesse Cook

World

“I want to take people to places they haven’t been,” says Jesse Cook, Juno-winning master guitarist. Known for his intoxicating fusion of world music, Cook has traveled the globe looking for sounds that resonate with him. “I like finding common ground, a space where music from around the world can come together.”

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• Sat 11/23/19 at - 7:30 PM

Whatcom Chorale & Sinfonia: Handel's Messiah

Choral, Holiday Music, Classical

Revel in the sublime sounds of Handel’s timeless “Messiah,” performed by the 90-voice Whatcom Chorale, the instrumentalists of Whatcom Chorale Sinfonia, and four superb soloists — Serena Eduljee, soprano; Sarah Mattox, mezzo-soprano; Stephen Rumph, tenor; and Michael Drumheller, bass — in the exquisite setting of Mount Baker Theatre! - www.whatcomchorale.org

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• Sat 12/7/19 at - 7:00 PM

A Christmas Carol

Musical

This new adaptation of Dickens’ classic fills the stage with first-class professional actors, lush costumes, stunning sets, and a heavy dose of humor. Enjoy 26 traditional carols woven throughout for the perfect path to holiday joy!

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• Sun 12/22/19 at 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

An American In Paris

Musical

Who could ask for anything more from An American in Paris—a breathtaking production full of sweeping song and dance. Winner of four Tony Awards and inspired by the Academy Award-winning film, this exquisite production features your favorite Gershwin songs including “I Got Rhythm,” “Liza,” “'S Wonderful,” “But Not for Me,” and “Stairway to Paradise.”

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• Fri 1/17/20 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK®

A cappella

Find joy and star power with these musical missionaries of equality, empowerment, and education. Sweet Honey in the Rock®, the internationally renowned a cappella ensemble, has been a vital and innovative presence in both music and communities of conscience around the world. Sweet Honey’s soulful collective voice delivers the sacred music of the black church, the clarion calls of the civil rights movement, and songs of the struggle for justice everywhere. DOORS 6:30 pm

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• Fri 1/17/20 at - 7:30 PM

Hot Club of Troy

Jazz

The Hot Club Of Troy plays music in the style of the renowned Quintet of the Hot Club of France, and its legendary leader: guitarist Django Reinhardt. Reinhardt, along with the immortal violinist Stéphane Grappelli created a genre sometimes called Gypsy Jazz, Gypsy Swing, Manouche Swing, or just plain Django Music. The Hot Club of Troy’s music swings with a wild abandon that allows sparkling melodies to rise from the pulsing rhythm guitars and bass. Guitarist Troy Chapman, deeply versed in the playing style of the great Gypsy guitar master, introduces audiences to the grooving dance tunes and the haunting melodies of an earlier time that sound as joyful and fresh today as the day they were written. Joined by the outstanding musicianship of guitarist Keith Bowers and bassist Kristi O’Donnell, The Hot Club of Troy will leave you enthralled, inspired and tapping your toes.

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• Sat 1/18/20 at - 7:00 PM

Concert One: Greyson Chance

Rock

Greyson Chance presents the Portraits World Tour, as he returns to the spotlight with the release of his second studio album, Portraits. This fresh, full-length album blends synthpop with Chance’s characteristic solo-piano style. The 12 tracks explore the journey of his previous relationship with titles such as “Yours,” “Bleed You Still,” “Timekeeper,” and “Shut Up.” Opening Concert One will be Skela. The Whatcom County North Rotary Club is a private, non-profit community organization made up of friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change—across the globe, in our community, and in ourselves. Concert One 2020 is designed to benefit people who are experiencing homelessness. Whatcom County North Rotary Club is partnering with these five local non-profits and donating the proceeds of this event to the programming of these caring organizations: the Ground Floor, Interfaith Coalition, the Lighthouse Mission, Opportunity Council, and Lydia Place.

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• Fri 1/24/20 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music

Film, For the Family

Get your voice warmed up, cut up your curtains, and be a part of Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music, a glorious technicolor screening of the Julie Andrews musical with subtitles and an emcee to encourage full audience participation. Come dressed for the costume contest (will you be the baroness or a goatherd?), grab your included prop bag, and have a blast celebrating this beloved classic. “ …a monumental feat of interactive fun that somehow taps into a piece of shared past.” —Toronto Star.

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• Sat 1/25/20 at - 7:30 PM

Tim Kliphuis and Jimmy Grant

Jazz

These two have collaborated to create a western U.S. tour together. We are honored to be a part of this. In Gypsy jazz we rightfully give significant credit to Django, however a significant amount of credit is due to Stèphane Grappelli, the violinist who was at the genesis of Gypsy jazz. Tim is one of the modern embodiments of Stèphane’s spirit! He is the guy that many of the modern Gypsy groups call on to sit in Grappelli’s chair. His music is powerful and passionate. Jimmy is one of the most respected Gyspy jazz guitarists in the U.S. He is part of the movement to spread the truth of our music to this world.

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• Sat 2/29/20 at - 7:00 PM

Catapult Entertainment

Modern, World Dance

Founded in 2008 by dancer-choreographer Adam Battelstein, “Catapult” specializes in shadow dancing – a super mega deluxe version of shadow theater. The company is made up of freelance dancers from all different backgrounds. The wowed the world when they were finalists on "Amerca's Got Talent" in Season 8.

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• Wed 3/18/20 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

An Evening With Steep Canyon Rangers

Americana/Roots

Expect a remarkable catalogue of thoroughly enjoyable music from this Grammy Award-winning sextet that has spent nearly two decades bending and shaping the bluegrass aesthetic to their visionary will. Steep Canyon Rangers have set their own tremendous standard as diligent artists who headline on their own and also collaborate with Steve Martin.

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• Thu 4/2/20 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Finding Neverland

Musical

Finding Neverland tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys’ enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers. With a little bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie takes this monumental leap, leaving his old world behind for Neverland, where nothing is impossible and the wonder of childhood lasts forever.

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• Sat 4/4/20 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Pink Martini

Classical, Jazz

Drawing inspiration from music from all over the world—crossing genres of classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop—Thomas Lauderdale founded Pink Martini 25 years ago, with China Forbes joining a year later. They are still touring the world, singing in 22 languages at opera houses, concert halls, film festivals, and of course MBT.

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• Fri 4/10/20 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Nuages & Friends

Blues

Nuages is an acoustic jazz ensemble dedicated to the promotion of music inspired by Django Reinhardt. Our ensemble includes saxophone, mandolin, guitar and bass. We love the music of Django & Stèphane as well as the broader Gypsy jazz idiom. Since 2011 we have been evolving as a group, our non-traditional lineup is always paying homage to Django and accesses the breadth of the genre. Nuages is a Bellingham homegrown ensemble and always a crowd pleaser. In addition to playing several events locally, Nuages has twice performed at the prestigious Djangofest N.W. on Whidbey Island. The ensemble includes Michael-Paul Gurulé (saxophones), Zach Zenovic (guitar), Nick Sokol (mandolin), and Sarah Yates (bass).

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• Sat 4/18/20 at - 7:00 PM

Menopause The Musical

Musical Comedy

This hilarious musical parody set to classic tunes from the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles. Four women at a lingerie sale have nothing in common but a black lace bra . . . AND memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, and more! See what millions of women worldwide have been laughing about for 18 years. Men love it too!

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• Sat 4/25/20 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Chris Botti

Jazz,Pop,Classical

Since the 2004 release of his acclaimed CD 'When I Fall In Love,' the trumpet player Chris Botti (pronounced boat-tee) has become the largest-selling American jazz instrumental artist. His success has crossed over to audiences usually reserved for pop music, and his ongoing association with PBS has led to multiple No. 1 jazz albums, as well as multiple Gold, Platinum, and Grammy Awards. Over the past three decades, Botti has recorded and performed with the best in music, including Frank Sinatra, Sting, Josh Groban, Michael Buble, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, John Mayer, Andrea Bocelli, Joshua Bell and Steven Tyler. Hitting the road for 250 days or more per year, Botti and his band have performed with many of the finest symphonies and at some of the world's most prestigious venues, including performances at the World Series and the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony.

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• Sun 5/3/20 at - 3:00 PM

Chris Botti

Jazz, Pop, Rock

For over two decades, Grammy Award-winning master trumpeter and composer Chris Botti (pronounced “BODE-dee”) has amassed a spectacular variety of honors, including multiple Gold and Platinum albums, to become the nation’s biggest-selling instrumental artist. He is the complete package: a dazzling trumpeter—at home in everything from jazz to pop to rock—a brilliant bandleader who lets his players shine, and a born showman whose joy at being on stage is infectious. See Botti live, and you’ll understand why musical stars Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, and Sting have been eager to share his stage.

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• Sun 5/3/20 at - 3:00 PM

The Wailin’ Jennys

Americana/Roots, Folk

Since releasing their first full-length album in 2004, The Wailin’ Jennys have grown into one of today’s most beloved international folk acts. These superstars of Americana folk-pop have been touring, making albums, winning Juno awards, and appearing on shows like A Prairie Home Companion for over 15 years. Aside from their classically trained voices, expect guitar, accordion, banjo, bodhrán, harmonica, drums, ukulele, and upright bass—all delivered with the irresistible power of three creating an achingly perfect sound. “Their sweeping melodicism defies boundaries, feeling at once edgy and familiar, delivered in harmonies that could melt a Manitoba February.” —Boston Globe “Like Gillian Welch or Alison Krauss, they can make new songs feel traditional and old songs sound brand new.” —All Music Guide.

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• Sat 5/9/20 at - 7:30 PM

Dance Theatre of Harlem: Celebrating 50 Years

Classical Dance

Be utterly inspired by the landmark performance tour of this company that, for 50 years, has embodied the power of art to transform lives. Dance Theatre of Harlem was founded to provide access to ballet for all and stands as an elegant example of what is possible when an inclusive approach to art is allowed to evolve and thrive. Compelled to make a positive impact following the assassination of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the legendary Arthur Mitchell offered children in the Harlem neighborhood where he grew up the opportunity to change their futures by challenging themselves against the rigors of a classical art form. Now in its fifth decade, DTH has an extraordinary legacy based on thrilling performances and artistic excellence. “For 50 years, Dance Theatre of Harlem has inspired the world with a revolutionary vision of a multiethnic ballet company.” “Dance Theatre of Harlem and ballet lifts peoples’ spirits and carries them forward when the world is full of confusion.”

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• Sat 5/16/20 at - 7:30 PM

An Evening with David Sedaris

comedy, humor, radio

Expect uncontrollable laughter in the presence of “the master of satire” and author of Me Talk Pretty One Day. With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. Calypso, his latest collection of essays, is not only a New York Times best-seller, the audio version was also nominated for a 2019 Grammy in the Best Spoken Word Album category. There are over ten million copies of his books in print. This past March, he was elected into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. CURTAIN 7:00 pm – DOORS 6:00 pm

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• Mon 5/18/20 at - 7:00 PM