Saturday, April 29th at 6:30pm at the Bainbridge High School Theater.

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Join us for an evening with former two-time Poet Laureate of the United States Billy Collins as he takes the stage for his first Pacific Northwest event in over five years. At 6:30 p.m., Mr. Collins will read some of his favorite poetry and selections from his books.

After the reading, guests who purchase a “Golden Circle” ticket will move from Bainbridge High School down to the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art for a special reception with wine and dessert on April 29th from 8:15 to 10 p.m. These guests will also have reserved seating in the first several rows of the theater during the reading. This fundraising event will help to close out the capital campaign to build the new Buxton Center for Bainbridge Performing Arts, currently under construction, and set to open this fall. All proceeds from the event will go toward the campaign as Mr. Collins would like to honor his dear friend Frank Buxton.

Tickets: $30 General Admission to Reading at the Bainbridge High School Theater at 6:30 p.m.; $100 for admission to the Reading and the Golden Circle Reception at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art from 8:15 to 10 p.m. Buy your ticket here!

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Since 1956, Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) has grown and reaped a communal bounty of grass-roots ARTivism, with people from all walks of life gathering under one roof to laugh, rage, and cry with friends, family, neighbors, and strangers. While the renovation of BPA's Buxton Center continues, BPA's new venue location is at Bainbridge Cinemas. Join them for some spectacular performances, visit their website, and follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Vimeo!

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