By Janette Turner
Ready to keep your heart pumping post-Valentine’s Day? We’ve put together the best events for the week ahead – and all guaranteed to keep your mojo moving.
Friday: Corner Coffee hosts Michael Thomas
Live music is back at Corner Coffee with Michael Thomas performing Friday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. More info on the café’s Facebook page.
Friday-Saturday: Phoenix Theatre brushes off “Wild Dust”
Put your cowboy boots on and put your hair up pretty, and head to Firdale Village’s Phoenix Theatre for a production of “Wild Dust.” Phoenix specializes in comedies, so make sure you can handle full body laughs. For ticket availability, see the website.
Friday-Saturday: EdCC offers “Comedy of Love”
“Comedy of Love” has been a hit since 2005, and this weekend’s shows on Friday and Saturday have the novelty of all six performers being — shock! – real-life couples. These veteran improvisers will “take on love, lust and everything in between, all based on audience inspiration.” Shows start at 8:05 p.m. and general admission is $10. Ticket info is here.
Friday-Saturday: Engle’s Pub hosts live music
Don’t be fooled by the logo….Engle’s Pub is no Starbucks. And the music playing this weekend is no fresh-roasted jazz blend. Expect Moon Daddy on Friday, followed by Tweety and the Tomcats on Saturday from 9 p.m. to midnight. Updates come via Facebook.
Saturday: Embellished offers double dose of painting
Embellished offers two painting classes on Saturday with instruction to take you through the steps to completed pieces – all with snacks and wine. The classes start at noon and 6:30 p.m., and can be booked here.
Saturday: ECA presents Pilobolus
Bodies, biology, and dance – that’s the basis of Pilobolus, an award-winning dance troupe known for “its imaginative and athletic exploration of creative collaboration.” To preview the their performance, check out this video. More information and tickets for the show set for Saturday at 7:30 p.m., see the ECA website.
Sunday: Otherworlds hosts “Queen of Hearts Tea Party”
If you’ve been itching to try an Otherworlds event, here’s your chance to break in gently, with tea, m’lady. We’ll let the Otherworlds folks speak for themselves: “We’re all mad here! It’s time to crown a new Queen and a new Knave, but the mad hatter has misplaced the crowns along with other wonderland treasures. Can you find them before the end of the tea party? Catered by Cafe Louvre, tea blends by Friday Afternoon Teas, art by Megan Missfit, entertainment and interactive storytelling written and directed by Erica Shaffer. Best male and female costumes will win the crowns of the Queen and Knave of Hearts! It should be noted that while this is not specifically adult-themed, it is neither crafted nor intended for children.” Sunday’s event takes place 2-4 p.m.,and you can find out more about it and the compellingly-named Geek Bingo, on the Otherworlds website.
Arts reporter Janette Turner is your guide to local culture. In addition to covering visual, performing and literary events for My Edmonds News, Janette is President of EPIC Group Writers, a writing instructor, and a member of the Swedish Hospital Art Committee. (Photo by Jennifer McKinney).