Topic: Arts

FHFF Lifetime Achievement Award – Elouise Cobell

Written on July 29, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

This is the third in a 3-part series on this year’s Friday Harbor Film Festival. See part 1 here; see part 2 here… This year’s coveted Andrew V. McLaglen Lifetime Achievement Award is being presented posthumously to Elouise Cobell, a Blackfeet Tribal community leader and an advocate for Native American self-determination and financial independence. The  Continue Reading

FHFF Local Hero Award – Dylan D’Haeze

Written on July 28, 2017 at 5:52 am, by

This is the second in a 3-part series about this year’s Friday Harbor Film Festival. See part 1 here… The Local Hero Award is presented each year to a present or former resident of the San Juan Islands who has made outstanding contributions to our quality of life, impacting people, animals, the arts, or the  Continue Reading

San Juan Summer Arts Festival

Written on July 28, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

The San Juan Summer Arts Festival is a celebration of the creative talents from all of San Juan County. Sponsored by the San Juan County Arts Council and our local business supporters, this summer’s event marks the second annual ongoing festival, to be found poppin’ off at the Brickworks Plaza in Downtown Friday Harbor, on  Continue Reading

“Peter” Auditions August 7 & 8

Written on July 28, 2017 at 5:44 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre’s fall play will take us to the origins of a far-off place known as “Neverland.”  But first, the key island players must be cast. Auditions for Rick Elice’s Peter and the Starcatcher are scheduled on Monday and Tuesday, August 7 and 8 at 6:30 p.m. at SJCT’s PARC Building (70 Saltspring Drive).  Continue Reading

FHFF 5th Anniversary

Written on July 27, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

This is the first in a 3-part series of this year’s Friday Harbor Film Festival… The Friday Harbor Film Festival is celebrating its 5th anniversary on November 3, 4, 5 2017. Lynn Danaher and Karen Palmer founded this important documentary film festival with a vision to share compelling documentary films that tell relevant stories that  Continue Reading

Pigs on the Wing x TWO

Written on July 26, 2017 at 5:52 am, by

Portland’s Pigs on the Wing lands in Friday Harbor for TWO nights of an electric journey into the world of Pink Floyd. The tribute band performs at San Juan Community Theatre on Friday and Saturday, July 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. Each night highlights different Floyd themes, with Friday’s concerts focusing on the Wish  Continue Reading

Joe Black Magic Show

Written on July 26, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

A Free Wednesday Afternoon Family Performance with Joe Black, Master Magician Please join the San Juan Island Library for a free magic show. Joe has more than 20 years experience entertaining and amazing audiences. This is Joe’s first performance on San Juan Island. You don’t want to miss it! The magic show is held outdoors  Continue Reading

SJC Fair Announces Music and Entertainment

Written on July 26, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

The San Juan County Fair is beginning to release its 2017 entertainment line-up! Music headliners are Kuinka (Formerly Rabbit Wilde), local favorites The Fabulous Rhythmatics, The Olson Bros Band (country rock from Olympia), and Seattle’s own ecstatic ensemble Industrial Revelation! Families will be entertained from the likes of hypnotist, Justin James and circus jugglers, Wren  Continue Reading

Pastel Painting with Steve Hill

Written on July 24, 2017 at 5:54 am, by

Lopez artist Steve Hill taught a workshop on pastel painting at three San Juan locations over the weekend. He introduced pastel techniques on Friday at the SJ Islands Museum of Art, and then encouraged participants as they painted “en plein air” on Saturday and Sunday. In the picture above, students painted in the shade of  Continue Reading

FH Chamber Music Festival Returns!

Written on July 21, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

Island cellist Sasha von Dassow continues his annual FH Chamber Music Festival with a Friday night concert on July 21 at 7:30 p.m. featuring NW and internationally-acclaimed musicians and a Sunday master class July 23 taught by those musicians. Friday’s music at San Juan Community Theatre has a varied look with an unusual combination of  Continue Reading

Summer Film Series

Written on July 21, 2017 at 5:44 am, by

Next Tuesday, July 25th at 7:30 pm the Summer Film Series at SJCT continues with The Salesman, winner of the 2017 Oscar for Best Foreign Film After a forced evacuation in a condemned building in Tehran, the couple of Emad and Rana relocate to a small flat. Unbeknownst to them, the previous tenant, was a  Continue Reading

Curtis Salgado

Written on July 20, 2017 at 5:52 am, by

“Triumphant, joyful blues-soaked R&B… one of the most soulful, honest singers ever” -Blues Revue Curtis Salgado returns to San Juan Community Theatre this Saturday, July 22 at 7:30 p.m.—this time with his band, after wowing Friday Harbor last summer in a duo appearance with Alan Hagar, and recently garnering THREE 2017 Blues Music Awards. With  Continue Reading

Crossing Borders

Written on July 20, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

WaterWorks Gallery is hosting an Invitational Jewelry Show featuring jewelers from America and Canada where artists investigate the concept of a border and crossing a border while looking at the similarities and differences that occur between people living “across the border”. This show hopes to demonstrate the parallels and contrasts between nations and artists. What  Continue Reading

SJC Fair Photo Exhibit

Written on July 17, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

Miles Crossen writes to round up volunteers… I hope I didn’t wait too long to ask for volunteers to help out in setting up the Photography Display at this year’s San Juan County Fair. I’ll be needing a dozen or more folks to help accept and display the hundreds of wonderful photographs being entered in  Continue Reading

Mystery and Adventure on the Blue Glacier

Written on July 8, 2017 at 5:59 am, by

Join Bill Liggett for a book signing and slide presentation of the Blue Glacier and nearby rainforest in the Washington wilderness, the setting and inspiration for his debut adventure novel, Watermelon Snow. Bill spent the summer there as an 18-year-old and recently visited to do research for his book. Find out what it was like  Continue Reading

Drive In at the Fairgrounds

Written on July 7, 2017 at 4:42 pm, by

Head over to the San Juan County Fairgrounds TONIGHT (Friday, July 7th) to enjoy the last Drive-In Movie of the 2017 season (before the Fair event comes to life) Star Wars: The Force Awakens! Popcorn and soda will be for sale when parking opens at 8:30pm. Hope to see you tonight! May the Force be  Continue Reading

FHFF Sunset Cruise with Teddy Deane on Sax!

Written on July 7, 2017 at 9:43 am, by

Friday Harbor Film Festival Sunset Cruise on the Odyssey, July 12th, 6pm by Theresa Simendinger Teddy Deane grew up in Massachusetts, played with a few bands and then Holy Modal Rounders for 17 years. They toured the country in the band’s Greyhound bus an played with or opened for many names we remember; Frank Zappa,  Continue Reading

WaterWorks Gallery

Written on July 7, 2017 at 9:31 am, by

The show “Birds, Bunnies, Dogs and more” featuring Barbara Duzan Sculpture and Jaime Ellsworth Paintings is running currently at WaterWorks Gallery through July 22nd. On Saturday, July 8th from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, Jaime ​​Ellsworth will lead a walk​/talk about her art. In their ​animal ​worlds, Barbara Duzan and Jaime Ellsworth draw inspiration from  Continue Reading

Calling All Island Writers!

Written on July 5, 2017 at 5:43 am, by

Hear the buzz? That should be all you busy-bee Island Writers preparing for the San Juan County Fair! But, you say, the Fair is months away! True, it’s August 16-19, but the deadline for submitting is only weeks away: July 17th. So, get those manuscripts–prose, poetry, writing for children–from the last two years, and submit  Continue Reading

The Velocity of Autumn

Written on July 3, 2017 at 11:31 pm, by

An elderly artist, her estranged son and 100 Molotov cocktails form the setting for San Juan Community Theatre’s special Off-Site production of The Velocity of Autumn. Directed by Carol Hooper and starring Deb Langhans and Brad Fincher. Read more about the play here, or click below to see images from the show.

SJCT Goes Off-Site with Poignant Comedy

Written on July 3, 2017 at 9:29 am, by

An elderly artist, her estranged son and 100 Molotov cocktails form the setting for San Juan Community Theatre’s special Off-Site production of The Velocity of Autumn. Eric Coble’s poignant comedy, directed by Carol Hooper, is presented at the San Juan County Fairgrounds Thursdays through Saturdays, July 6-15 at 7:30 pm and Sundays, July 9 and  Continue Reading

Summer Film Series

Written on July 3, 2017 at 5:55 am, by

Ed. note – this post has been updated to correct the date of the showing of Abacus. It will show on July 18th, not on the 11th as previously posted… Fellow Film Buffs, Here are descriptions of the next two movies The Red Turtle, Tuesday, July 4th at 7:30 pm The Red Turtle Rated PG  Continue Reading