Classical guitarist Andre Feriante’s latest album takes listeners on a musical journey around the globe. (John Cornicello)

Whidbey Island’s guitar master celebrates a new album, his 15th

In “If Only Love,” Andre Feriante plays a variety of guitars in songs inspired by love, loss and life transitions.

Classical guitarist Andre Feriante’s latest album takes listeners on a musical journey around the globe. (John Cornicello)
Agent Rosetti (Yvionne Orji, left) tries to comfort a bloodsoaked Mara (Katherine Langford) in "Spontaneous." (Awesomeness Films)

‘Heathers’ and ‘Scanners’ had a baby. Its name is ‘Spontaneous’

This snarky horror-comedy hybrid is an OK diversion for those who enjoy gore along with sardonic humor.

  • Oct 8, 2020
Agent Rosetti (Yvionne Orji, left) tries to comfort a bloodsoaked Mara (Katherine Langford) in "Spontaneous." (Awesomeness Films)
The Moon is Flat will perform a live-stream show Oct. 15 at the Black Lab Gallery in Everett. (Andy Bronson / Herald file)

All about music: Schedule of concerts around Snohomish County

The listings include Historic Everett Theatre, Edmonds Center for the Arts and Thumbnail Theater shows.

The Moon is Flat will perform a live-stream show Oct. 15 at the Black Lab Gallery in Everett. (Andy Bronson / Herald file)
The October show “Melodies Held in Silence” features paintings by Irina Kirienko Milton at Gallery North in Edmonds. Shown is Milton’s “Christmas is Over.”

Art events, galleries and exhibits around Snohomish County

The listings include museum exhibitions, gallery shows, fairs and festivals and calls for artists.

The October show “Melodies Held in Silence” features paintings by Irina Kirienko Milton at Gallery North in Edmonds. Shown is Milton’s “Christmas is Over.”
“Minecraft: The Exhibition” at the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle reopens Sept. 18. (MoPop)

Family and kid-friendly events around Snohomish County

The listings include zoos, aquariums, museums, ice-skating rinks, shows and special walks.

“Minecraft: The Exhibition” at the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle reopens Sept. 18. (MoPop)
In filmmakers Erin Rye and Jessica Sherif’s “Lady Parts,” a struggling actor finally gets her big break, only to realize the glass ceiling can also be a camera lens. Watch the short film during the Zonta Club’s Lunafest on Oct. 15. (Lady Parts)

Schedule of special film screenings around Snohomish County

The listings include documentaries showing at the Edmonds Center for the Arts.

In filmmakers Erin Rye and Jessica Sherif’s “Lady Parts,” a struggling actor finally gets her big break, only to realize the glass ceiling can also be a camera lens. Watch the short film during the Zonta Club’s Lunafest on Oct. 15. (Lady Parts)
Mitch Burrow (left) and Tyler Smith smoke marijuana before performing in “The Dope Show.” The next one is scheduled for Nov. 20 at the Historic Everett Theatre. (Gabriel Michael)

Theater, dance and comedy shows around Snohomish County

The listings include Historic Everett Theatre, Edmonds Center for the Arts and Thumbnail Theater shows.

Mitch Burrow (left) and Tyler Smith smoke marijuana before performing in “The Dope Show.” The next one is scheduled for Nov. 20 at the Historic Everett Theatre. (Gabriel Michael)
Whitney Stohr and her son Malachi Stohr-Hendrickson, 2, add diapers to a ChildStrive donation box on Oct. 7 at Crucible Brewing in Everett. Malachi receives early intervention services through ChildStrive. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

This Great Adventure sends families on fun missions

ChildStrive’s virtual game offers safe activities for kids and their parents during the pandemic.

Whitney Stohr and her son Malachi Stohr-Hendrickson, 2, add diapers to a ChildStrive donation box on Oct. 7 at Crucible Brewing in Everett. Malachi receives early intervention services through ChildStrive. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Bart Millard and the group MercyMe are scheduled to perform Feb. 21, 2021, at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett. (Associated Press)

Tickets for sale in Snohomish County and around the region

The listings include Historic Everett Theatre, Edmonds Center for the Arts and Thumbnail Theater shows.

Bart Millard and the group MercyMe are scheduled to perform Feb. 21, 2021, at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett. (Associated Press)
The 2020 Nissan Kicks compact SUV has seating for five passengers. (Manufacturer photo)

2020 Nissan Kicks comes to the rescue during hard times

Even in a downturn, people need cars. This compact SUV is inexpensive and gets great fuel economy.

The 2020 Nissan Kicks compact SUV has seating for five passengers. (Manufacturer photo)
Bruce and Marie Ferguson sit on a rail car set atop train tracks in their yard at home on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020 in Snohomish, Washington.  The Ferguson's built in their home in 2007 to mimic a Northern Pacific train depot. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Home, sweet, depot: Train station pad yours for $1.2 million

The Snohomish house comes complete with tracks, speeder car and people looking in the window.

Bruce and Marie Ferguson sit on a rail car set atop train tracks in their yard at home on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020 in Snohomish, Washington.  The Ferguson's built in their home in 2007 to mimic a Northern Pacific train depot. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Katie Nelson is the senior director of winemaking for Columbia Crest and head winemaker for H3 Wines in Paterson, Wash. (Ste. Michelle Wine Estates)

A $15 cab finishes atop Washington State Wine Competition

It should be easy to track down a bottle of Columbia Crest 2016 H3 Cabernet Sauvignon and judge for yourself.

Katie Nelson is the senior director of winemaking for Columbia Crest and head winemaker for H3 Wines in Paterson, Wash. (Ste. Michelle Wine Estates)
Bell peppers stuffed with a cheesy mixture of sweet Italian sausage, brown rice and Parmesan cheese make a hearty fall meal. (Gretchen McKay/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/TNS)

Cheesy sausage and rice stuffed peppers is warm and filling

This hearty recipe promises to be one of your family’s chilly weather favorites.

  • Oct 6, 2020
Bell peppers stuffed with a cheesy mixture of sweet Italian sausage, brown rice and Parmesan cheese make a hearty fall meal. (Gretchen McKay/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/TNS)
Homemade white flour bread baked in bread maker with digital display.

From quick shortcuts to slow cookers, how we’re eating now

The trend is looking backward rather than forward. Recipes from the 1960s and ’70s have become more popular.

  • Oct 6, 2020
Homemade white flour bread baked in bread maker with digital display.
Vietnamese shaking beef and noodles. (Linda Gassenheimer/TNS)

Make Vietnamese shaking beef and noodles in just one dish

The spicy meat and pasta together with the crunchy peanuts make a delicious combination of textures and flavors.

  • Oct 6, 2020
Vietnamese shaking beef and noodles. (Linda Gassenheimer/TNS)
Tofu products have been in high demand since U.S. coronavirus shutdowns began in mid-March. MUST CREDIT: Photo for The Washington Post by Laura Chase de Formigny

Tofu’s having a moment. Here’s how to cook it with confidence

Tofu sales have skyrocketed during the pandemic, as consumers search for affordable meat alternatives.

  • Oct 6, 2020
Tofu products have been in high demand since U.S. coronavirus shutdowns began in mid-March. MUST CREDIT: Photo for The Washington Post by Laura Chase de Formigny
Not only the dialog and idioms in England will seem funny to Americans . The ladies’ millinery is pretty zany, too. (Rick Steves, Rick Steves’ Europe)

Rick Steves: the Queen’s English is just one of many accents

The nation’s many dialects and idioms delight — and often confuse — American travelers.

Not only the dialog and idioms in England will seem funny to Americans . The ladies’ millinery is pretty zany, too. (Rick Steves, Rick Steves’ Europe)
Book-related events in Snohomish County.

Author events and poetry readings around Snohomish County

The listings include Third Place Books, Everett Public Library and Neverending Bookshop events.

  • Oct 4, 2020
Book-related events in Snohomish County.
Ijeoma Oluo, bestselling author of "So You Want to Talk About Race," is a keynote speaker for this year's Edge of Amazing health summit.

Author to discuss the connection between race and health

In her keynote address at a Snohomish County health summit, author Ijeoma Oluo will discuss how racism harms physical and mental well-being.

Ijeoma Oluo, bestselling author of "So You Want to Talk About Race," is a keynote speaker for this year's Edge of Amazing health summit.

Dr. Paul on cultivating the seeds of hope during tough times

Take a lesson from the Judean date palm. A doctor dreamed bringing the extinct fruit back to life — and she did.