Category Archive • Family Activities

New Year, New Music!

New Year, New Music!

Happy 2015!  Welcome to a new year, and a new line up of musicians in the Commons! While you’ll see many of your favorites, we’ll be interspersing new acts and expanding the Commons musical offerings!  From tried and true Swing bands and blues favorites, to 70’s dance covers (Commander Mojo) and bluegrass tinged covers of ...

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Let the Holidays Begin!

Third Place Commons comes alive with music during the holiday season.  We are always delighted to welcome young musicians to the stage for their seasonal recitals, and this weekend, we start with the Laura Martin Studio.  Violin students and several talented parents take the stage on Saturday, November 22 at  3 pm to celebrate the ...

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Hallow-week in the Commons

We love Halloween in the Commons, and hope you’ll join us for special events all week long.  Of course, Friday is THE day, and we have lots  planned for you! Tuesday, October 28  at 7 pm:    Scary Stories for Brave Listeners Local storytellers will share frightening, yukky, and true tales of ghosts and hauntings, followed by ...

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Whole lot of Halloween Shaking in the Commons

Yes, Halloween is more than a week away, but it is never to early to start celebrating.  This Saturday, October 25th, Northwest Ballet Center, our resident dance school, takes the stage at noon to  get us in the mood with chilling and fun dances of the season. Then, at 2 pm, it’s the Belly Dance Halloween ...

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Music for Labor Day Weekend

Music for Labor Day Weekend

Blackberry Bushes “Bluegrass” –  Friday, August 29 @ 7:30 Cara Francis “Jazz” – Saturday, August 30 @ 7:30   Here comes the weekend!  And I bet you’re curious what to expect on the Third Place stage. Keep reading to find out!   The Blackberry Bushes have that rare magic that allows them to artfully fuse sounds from many genres into ...

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Music in the Commons 8.15 and 8.16

Music in the Commons 8.15 and 8.16

Dina Blade and Swingin’ in the Rain “Swing” – Friday, August 15th  @ 7:30 Island Jazz Quintet “Jazz” – Saturday, August 16th @ 7:30 Dina Blade, (of Swingin’ in the Rain) is a refreshingly natural singer with a great sense of time and swing who specializes in singing American popular songs from the 1930s and 40s,preserving the work of master ...

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We All Need the Sun with Eli Rosenblatt

The Commons is the place to be this Saturday, July 19, from 3 to 4 pm.  The always amazing Eli Rosenblatt is taking us on a tour of the sun! Starting 92,960,000 miles from earth, follow the path light takes from the sun as it helps seeds to grow, lets us see and warms up our ...

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Gravity Defied in Third Place Commons!

On Saturday, June 21, the amazing Alex Zerbe will defy gravity on the Commons stage from 3:30-4:30 pm. Did you know you can demonstrate basic concepts of physics through the art of juggling? Learn about gravity, friction, center of mass and gyroscopic stability while being amazed by the skills of Alex Zerbe, the Professional Zaniac.  This ...

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