Jun
27
7:00 pm19:00

Gather Round: Honey Moon Story Hour

You are cordially invited to Gather Round, Bellingham’s new monthly forum for people who love a good story. Our theme for June is “My True Heart's Companion -- Stories of Relationships that Matter Most.”

It's the one you can always depend on, the one that's with you through thick and thin, the one with whom (or with which) you always feel at home. Maybe it's your lover or your spouse; maybe it's your best friend; maybe it's your imaginary friend from third grade. It could be your dog, or your fiddle, or that book you read every year, the one that both captures and shapes your understanding of the world. What relationship matters deeply to you? We'd love to hear about it!

If you haven't been with us before, here's the scoop: Gather Round is inspired by The Moth, the New York based non-profit dedicated to "true stories told live." We believe that nothing binds a community together like shared stories. Our format is Open Mic: prospective tellers prepare a story based on the evening’s theme and submit their names before the show starts. Our rules are simple: 

1. Stories must be true and personal, that is, they must relate something that actually happened and directly affected the teller. 
2. Stories must be told, not read -- they must be performed without notes.
3. Stories last approximately 5-8 minutes. 

We're committed to creating a safe and supportive environment for all sorts of stories to be shared. Funny stories, sad stories, stories about small triumphs or epic defeats; stories about friends, about families, about the search for love or justice; stories about the human condition and how we cope with it on any given day. Come tell us a story, or just sit back and listen as others share theirs.

One more thing: our space is small and seating is limited -- come early to get a good spot!

Hope to see you on the 27th--

The Honey Moon


May
23
8:30 pm20:30

Oliver Franklin & Unkel Kunkel at Honey Moon

Come witness, Come testify! Come wash yourself in lucious sounds dripping with authentic truth, reflecting your own beauty back to you! It feels like Led Zepplin and Kate Bush dancing through an orchestra, but is it really only one or two people sending the atmosphere endulating? Is it really just one folk musician summoning the heavens into the Honey Moon and opening a dreamscape for all to see? Yes it is, and you are already a part of it, ringing out in the timeweb of the multi-verse. Join yourself and join. . .  Oliver Franklin-- a meastro of the strings, a wizard of guitar riffage--his lyrics are lush--and his style ranges from gritty folk noire to orchestral physchedelic to timeless political folk punk--birthed and rebirthed in Seattle.  Unkel (Karen) Kunkel-- pleased and honored to be sharing a bill with her friend Franklin--wanders near on far, in body and mind, through space and time, dreams and astral planes, real deserts and oceans, from B'ham to Brooklyn, and, most recently, New Orleans and back--She brings theatrical narrative folk opera, singing hard-prog-parlor-folktales of her wanders of heart and body, in her search for the truth and her discoveries of the shared vibration which rings through us all. Her performances are bizarre and moving, absurd and hilarious, intentionally unpolished--in line with her philosophy of highlighting the process as an artist and sharing the journey communally.  Music starts by 8:30 sharp. . .  Cover by donation, no one turned away. Kunkel wants a hug. xoxo

Come witness, Come testify! Come wash yourself in lucious sounds dripping with authentic truth, reflecting your own beauty back to you! It feels like Led Zepplin and Kate Bush dancing through an orchestra, but is it really only one or two people sending the atmosphere endulating? Is it really just one folk musician summoning the heavens into the Honey Moon and opening a dreamscape for all to see? Yes it is, and you are already a part of it, ringing out in the timeweb of the multi-verse. Join yourself and join. . . 

Oliver Franklin-- a meastro of the strings, a wizard of guitar riffage--his lyrics are lush--and his style ranges from gritty folk noire to orchestral physchedelic to timeless political folk punk--birthed and rebirthed in Seattle. 

Unkel (Karen) Kunkel-- pleased and honored to be sharing a bill with her friend Franklin--wanders near on far, in body and mind, through space and time, dreams and astral planes, real deserts and oceans, from B'ham to Brooklyn, and, most recently, New Orleans and back--She brings theatrical narrative folk opera, singing hard-prog-parlor-folktales of her wanders of heart and body, in her search for the truth and her discoveries of the shared vibration which rings through us all. Her performances are bizarre and moving, absurd and hilarious, intentionally unpolished--in line with her philosophy of highlighting the process as an artist and sharing the journey communally. 

Music starts by 8:30 sharp. . . 
Cover by donation, no one turned away. Kunkel wants a hug. xoxo

May
22
8:00 pm20:00

Irish & Folk Mondays: Lindsay Street

Lindsay Street plays roots music from Ireland, England, Quebec, Scandinavia, and France, as well as original compositions. Inspired by the past as well as emerging musical traditions, Lindsay Street delivers rich and varied arrangements that connect the old and the new. Lindsay Street's repretoire features creative use of accordion, guitar, violin, mandolin, bodhran, bouzouki, banjo, whistles, and other assorted instruments.