Topic: Arts

Halloween Parade

Written on October 31, 2016 at 12:35 pm, by

The 2016 FHES Halloween Parade went through town this morning in spite of the rain. And what a long parade it was! Click the link below to see 214 images – your child is probably in there somewhere…

New Phase for SJIMA

Written on October 29, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

San Juan Islands Museum Of Art Opens A New Phase Of Development After many years on the board of the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA), serving as chairman of the board and executive director, and guiding the construction of the permanent museum in Friday Harbor, Charlie Bodenstab has retired. “I wholeheartedly wish SJIMA  Continue Reading

Top Athletes Set to Sky Dive into Friday Harbor’s Schools

Written on October 28, 2016 at 5:48 am, by

On November 4, as part of the Jump for Joy program, professional athletes Neil Amonson, and Jeff Shapiro will be skydiving into local schools to spark interest in living life to the fullest and this year’s Friday Harbor Film Festival. The first skydive takes place at the Middle School at 12pm and the second jump  Continue Reading

WSF Halloween Costume Contest

Written on October 28, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

Winners get a behind-the-scenes ferry tour on Monday It is the ferry captain’s job to get dressed in uniform every morning and take the wheel of one of the state’s 22 ferries. This Halloween is a day like any other for Washington State Ferries (WSF) captains, except they’re expecting a few witches, ghosts, goblins and  Continue Reading

Pay What You Can Tonight

Written on October 27, 2016 at 3:29 pm, by

Steven Mallatratt’s eerie thriller, The Woman in Black, finishes up its ten-performance run at San Juan Community Theatre tonight, Thursday through Saturday, October 27-29 at 7:30 pm. Directed by Bobby Ryan, this play-within-a-play featuring a lawyer obsessed with a curse that he thinks has been cast on his family, has been receiving much acclaim from island audiences.  Continue Reading

Spring Bulb Explosion

Written on October 27, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

A Family Friendly Event – Early crocus, colorful muscari, dainty miniature daffodil, dancing snowdrops and glorious tulips. Springtime color for weeks and weeks. Learn to prepare a lasagna bulb pot. The simplest technique of layering bulbs in container. The San Juan Island Garden Club will host a class on Lasagne Pot planting and care: Date: November  Continue Reading

Preparing to Thrill

Written on October 26, 2016 at 5:57 am, by

Zombies Around the World Unite to Thrill the World! Thrill The World Is An Annual Worldwide Simultaneous Dance of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” For World Records and Charity. A Global Tribute To Michael Jackson. The Thrill The World Friday Harbor event is set for Saturday, October 29, 2016, from 2:30 – 3:15, at Brickworks being joined  Continue Reading

Astronaut & Actor Pete Freeland to Attend FHFF

Written on October 25, 2016 at 5:51 am, by

Astronaut, rocket scientist and actor, Pete Freeland, will be attending the fourth annual Friday Harbor Film Festival, which will be held November 4-5-6! Freeland grew-up in Aumsville, Oregon and graduated from Cascade High School. He then studied aerospace engineering at the University of Southern California before beginning his military career in the U.S. Air Force.  Continue Reading

Meet the Artist at Cynthia’s

Written on October 25, 2016 at 5:40 am, by

Cynthia Burke writes a note to let you know of new things happening at the Bistro… Cynthia’s, a neighborhood Bistro located at 65 Nichols Street is pleased to announce our first “Meet the Artist” evening this Friday, October 28th from 5:00 to 7:00. Since Cynthia’s opened in May of 2015, we have been hosting various island  Continue Reading

A Little Night Music

Written on October 24, 2016 at 3:19 pm, by

Spring Street International School Presents: A Little Night Music with Pianist Grisha Krivchenia A concert featuring seasonal works for piano, including Beethoven’s haunting “Moonlight” sonata. Saturday, October 29, 7pm Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church 425 Spring Street Donations gratefully accepted in support of arts programming at Spring Street International School

Wailin’ and Walkin’ This Weekend

Written on October 22, 2016 at 11:13 am, by

Need A Mountain by Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer Local singer/songwriters, Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer, wrote “Need a Mountain” for the Campaign for Mount Grant Preserve because, as they stated, “it’s near to our hearts and home that has inspired us deeply. It would mean the world to us if you considered donating (any  Continue Reading

Flea Market at the Fairgrounds

Written on October 21, 2016 at 12:24 pm, by

This is the market that was originally scheduled for last week, but was cancelled because of windstorm warnings… Saturday, October 22nd, 9:oo am to Noon in the Fairgrounds Main Building Rain or shine, there will be shopping at the Fairgrounds tomorrow! Crafts and Flea Market items, even a bake sale—you don’t want to miss this  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Film Festival Coming Soon!

Written on October 20, 2016 at 10:20 am, by

The fourth annual Friday Harbor Film Festival, which will be held November 4-5- 6, features a very exciting line-up of documentary films, as well as special events that celebrate the art of filmmaking. Over 50 films have been scheduled, featuring quality documentaries and docu-dramas that highlight compelling stories about humanitarian efforts, environmental issues, social concerns  Continue Reading

Thrilling fall play continues … if you dare!

Written on October 20, 2016 at 10:19 am, by

Steven Mallatratt’s eerie spine-tingler, The Woman in Black, returns to the San Juan Community Theatre THIS Thursday through Sunday, October 20-23. Thursday at 7:30 pm is “Pay What You Can” at the door. (Doors open at 6:30 pm). Tickets for Friday and Saturday’s 7:30 performances and Sunday’s 2:00 pm matinee are available on-line at or  Continue Reading

Jim’s Calendar is Out Soon

Written on October 19, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

Captain Jim Maya has this news to share… Dear Friends… I hope this note finds you all well. Our new calendar is out soon! San Juan Islands Wild, 2017… The Photography of James Mead Maya. Here is the cover image. You can order by return email, at and through Facebook, at Maya’s Images. If  Continue Reading

Draw the Figure

Written on October 17, 2016 at 5:55 am, by

“Draw the Figure” at San Juan Islands Museum of Art San Juan Islands Museum of Art is pleased to present a third session of “Draw the Figure” on Monday evenings from 5:30pm – 8:30pm for eight weeks, beginning October 24, 2016. This unique workshop will be facilitated by instructor, Annie Howell-Adams. Annie is a member  Continue Reading

The Woman in Black

Written on October 14, 2016 at 5:53 am, by

It will be a dark and stormy night (at least that’s what forecasters are saying right now) … so what better way for islanders to experience it than finding THE WOMAN IN BLACK? San Juan Community Theatre’s fall thriller opens this Friday, October 14 at 7:30 pm in the Whittier Theatre.  Steven Mallatratt’s (from the book  Continue Reading

Volunteers Needed!

Written on October 12, 2016 at 5:47 am, by

Friday Harbor Film Festival is looking for volunteers. Preparations for this year’s Friday Harbor Film Festival, to be held on November 4-5-6, are well underway. The Festival will feature a very exciting line-up of documentary films, as well as many special events that celebrate the art of filmmaking. There are numerous opportunities for volunteers to  Continue Reading

Alex Ashley

Written on October 11, 2016 at 5:48 am, by

The Rumor Mill welcomes Alex Ashley this coming Friday, October 14th. A rare, triple-threat singer, songwriter and instrumentalist, Alex creates an electrifying amalgam of insightful lyrics, profound storytelling, sultry, smoky vocals and razor-sharp guitar playing that brings his songs to life with nostalgic effervescence. At just 26 years old, he has been described as “that of a well-seasoned musician  Continue Reading

The Woman in Black

Written on October 10, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

Bobby Ryan at the SJ Community Theatre created this teaser video to promote the upcoming production “The Woman in Black”. Atmosphere, illusion and controlled horror take center stage in this spine tingler that has been taking the London stage by storm for some 27 years. Steven Mallatratt’s play-within-a-play highlights a lawyer (Floyd Bourne) obsessed with  Continue Reading

Hip Hop Hooray!

Written on October 8, 2016 at 11:06 am, by

Just got this note from Chloe Klein… I am teaching a family friendly Hip Hop class to benefit Beyond Type1, to help my amazing friend Henry Jensen raise money toward his goal! Sunday, October 16th at 2pm at the Grange. Come dance with us and if you are unable to join in person, PLEASE donate  Continue Reading

Crossing Borders

Written on October 7, 2016 at 5:49 am, by

Crossing Borders Presentations will Feature Obstruction Island Visual Artist and NYC Poet Visual artist Dianne Kornberg and poet, Elisabeth Frost, will be presenting a series of Art As A Voice talks on Lopez, San Juan, and Orcas Islands during October. Kornberg’s work with Frost is featured in the exhibition, For All We Know on display  Continue Reading