Alive After Five returns to Old Town Bandon for the final time this year on Friday, October 19.  Alive After Five runs from 5 to 7 PM in Old Town Bandon and features art, music, food, refreshments and other activities. Many Old Town shops will be offering bargains as well. This month’s theme is early Halloween.

A wine walk is one of the highlights of Alive After Five. To participate in the wine walk, glasses and walking maps will be on sale for $10 at the glass picnic shelter on the Boardwalk from 5 to 6:15. Be sure to get there before 6:15 so you will still be able to get to all the stops before dark.

The Greater Bandon Association organizes the Alive After Five activities. Proceeds benefit upcoming local public events in Bandon such as the Night of 10,000 Lights, Gorse Blossom Festival, Volunteer of the Month program as well as support GBA’s economic development initiatives. Call (541) 297-2342 for details.

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The Bandon Showcase Presents…Seffarine!

Friday, November 16

Seffarine’s international blend of sounds features soulful Moroccan singer Lamiae Naki and flamenco guitarist Nat Hulskamp. Their music embraces and extends Naki’s rich heritage, which spans from Moorish Spain to the Sahara, by mixing Arabic Andalusi music with Manuel Gutierrez’s explosive flamenco footwork, the grooves of acclaimed bassist Damian Erskine and the exotic instrumentation of Persian master multi-instrumentalist Bobak Salehi. These diverse backgrounds meld into an intoxicating blend of ancient and modern that Bass Player Magazine describes as a “gorgeous intersection of Spanish flamenco, Arabic and Andalusian music, Persian classical, and jazz”.

Seffarine takes its name from the ancient metalworking square in Lamiae’s home city of Fes, Morocco. Her family is well known in the Seffarine as master metalworkers continuing the tradition today. The square dates back to the 9th century and is famous for the complex rhythms that can be heard from the blacksmiths’ hammers.

To check out their tour schedule, visit their website Here.

Bandon Showcase is dedicated to bringing professionally presented music to the community and providing outreach opportunities for youth. To purchase tickets, visit their website Here.