Best Bets: Vandaveer folk-pop project at Green Frog

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDApril 13, 2014 

Vandaveer, Green Frog

Vandaveer is the song-singing, record-making, globetrotting project by folk-pop tunesmith Mark Charles Heidinger, performing at 9:30 p.m. Monday, April 14, 2014 at Green Frog, 1015 N. State St.

SARAH LAW — COURTESY TO THE BELLINGHAM HERALD

Vandaveer is the song-singing, record-making, globetrotting project by folk-pop tunesmith Mark Charles Heidinger, performing at 9:30 p.m. Monday, April 14, at Green Frog, 1015 N. State St.

Vandaveer offers melodic Americana that is both haunting and easy, forlorn and welcoming. Along with vocalist Rose Guerin, they sing about death, murder and all things ghastly, with numerous murder ballads and songs of self ruin plucked almost entirely from the public domain in the alt-folk repertoire.

Cover is $10. More on the music at vandaveer.net.

PINK MARTINI AT MOUNT BAKER THEATRE

Pink Martini draws inspiration from music worldwide, crossing genres of classical, jazz, and old-fashioned pop. The self-titled "little orchestra" performs at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, at Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St.

Thomas Lauderdale founded the group in Portland in 1994 to provide fun, lively music at local fundraisers. Having made its orchestral debut with the Oregon Symphony and its European debut at the Cannes Film Festival, Pink Martini now performs its multilingual repertoire with orchestras on stages around the world.

Tickets, $32 to 469, are at 360-734-6080 and mountbakertheatre.com.

NARNIA FUN AT POINT ROBERTS LIBRARY

Kids in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to celebrate with all of their favorite characters from the Chronicles of Narnia from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, at Point Roberts Public Library, 1487 Gulf Road.

Youngsters can enjoy crafts, activities and even some Turkish Delight at the free event, which will focus on the creatures and characters featured in C.S. Lewis' seven-part series of children's novels. Details: Rose Momsen, 360-305-3600. For other Point Roberts Library news, see wcls.org/Point-Roberts-Branch-News.

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