International Guitar Night features exotic acoustics for an evening of original songs, solos, duets and quartets from some of the geniuses of this genre. On stage will be IGN founder Brian Gore, joined by jazz guitarist Martin Taylor from Scotland, the rhythmic Solorazaff from Madagascar and singer, songwriter and guitarist Celso Machado from Brazil. International Guitar Night is 7:30 p.m., Feb. 6, at Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N., Edmonds. Tickets are $25 to $35 and $15 for youth. Go to www.edmondscenterforthearts.org or call 425-275-9595.
Talk at the Schack: Textile and fiber artist, author and educator Gail Harker plans to give a free lecture called "Awakening the Creative Spirit" from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday at the Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett.
Harker is an internationally known artist whose knowledge of color has made her one of the leading teachers in her field, according to the Schack Art Center. More than 1,500 artists have studied at her Center for Creative Arts in LaConner. Forty advanced students are currently featured in the exhibit "Complex Threads" at the center through Feb.16.
Her lecture aims to focus on the way the world supplies artists with a rich panoply of colors, textures, lines and shapes ripe with seeds of inspiration.
Support cancer patients: The Cancer Resource Center at the Providence Regional Cancer Partnership seeks volunteers to work weekly four-hour shifts meeting with cancer patients and caregivers to provide support. Drivers also are needed to get cancer patients to treatments and appointments. Volunteers use their own vehicles and get mileage reimbursement. For more information call Jerri Wood at 425-322-1114 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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