Topic: Arts

Spirit Taking Form

Written on December 12, 2016 at 5:52 am, by

The SJIMA Artists’ Registry Show runs from December 10, 2016 to February 18, 2017. On Saturday, December 10th the San Juan Island Museum of Art (SJIMA) opened its doors for the 5th Annual Artists’ Registry Show. The artwork created in this much anticipated and popular exhibit centers around the theme, “Spirit Taking Form”. Local artists residing on San Juan,  Continue Reading

Omnium Gatherum

Written on December 12, 2016 at 5:49 am, by

Island Stage Left shares this invitation with you… Island Stage Left’s Holiday Production “Omnium Gatherum” Starts this Friday, and reservations are already filling up for Christmas Eve. Helen & Dan, choral director & pianist Carol Hooper and actor/musicians/singers Mark Mazzarella, Beatrice Grauman and Scott Mapstead are bringing the holiday spirit’s good cheer to Friday Harbor this year! Join  Continue Reading

San Juan Singers present: Christmas Reflections

Written on December 7, 2016 at 5:56 am, by

The forty-plus year island tradition continues with San Juan Singer’s holiday concert THIS Saturday, December 10 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, December 11 at 2:00 pm in the Whittier Theatre at SJCT. Christmas Reflections will feature Gordon Thornett’s Gloria in D for an upbeat positive feel, with sparkling brass, grounded with timpani, and a soprano  Continue Reading

Why is Everyone Laughing?

Written on December 6, 2016 at 5:57 am, by

Cynthia Burke shares this good news… Hi San Juan Update – Happy Holidays! Thought you might want to share some good news about our local young folks. Hanna has been nominated for the Broadway World Cabaret award for the show she wrote, directed and performed in New York over the past year. The show is based  Continue Reading

Nutcracker Tea Party

Written on December 6, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

Salish Sea Ballet is proud to present the 2016 Nutcracker Tea Party! This interactive, family friendly event will immerse audiences into the magical winter classic and become a family tradition. The Nutcracker Tea Party features new, original ballet choreography that celebrates San Juan Island and its local culture while remaining true to The Nutcracker’s classical  Continue Reading

Conscientious Projector Documentaries with Rob Simpson

Written on December 6, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Join documentary series host Rob Simpson for a screening of the hilarious political satire ‘Wag the Dog’ (Rated R)starring Dustin Hoffman and Robert De Niro. Refreshments are provided courtesy of the Friends of the Library.  Monday, December 12, 7:00 pm, at the San Juan Island Library. Warning: This movie is rated R and contains explicit  Continue Reading

Holiday Event at SJCT

Written on December 5, 2016 at 5:27 pm, by

Oh what a night!  San Juan Community Theatre’s annual Holiday Festival FUNdraiser on Saturday proved once again how much our little island supports the arts.  More than $125,000 was raised, thanks to the many donors who bid on silent and live auctions, purchased CATS raffle tickets and held up their paddles for the FUND a  Continue Reading

“Art for Fun” Program at SJIMA

Written on December 5, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

The San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) introduces a new art program called Art for Fun, a “paint and sip” party for adults of all skill levels. The first party is set for December 22 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. and the cost is only $35.00. In keeping with the trend that is  Continue Reading

San Juan Singers Present: Christmas Reflections

Written on December 5, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

San Juan Singers have been serenading our community for nearly forty years; it isn’t just a concert anymore… it has become part of our Island tradition. Angel Michaels is hoping our audience will leave these concerts with their hearts a little lighter, and their heads filled with resonances that can only be heard in live  Continue Reading

SJCT Holiday Gala Event

Written on November 28, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

  San Juan Community Theatre’s annual Holiday Festival on Saturday, December 3 brings island and theater friends together to embrace the joy of the holidays and help keep the Theatre thriving at the same time. The nonprofit theatre’s biggest fundraiser of the year, the Festival features gourmet food, silent and live auctions and island entertainment.  Continue Reading

SJIMA Islands Artists’ Registry Show 2016 “Spirit Taking Form”

Written on November 25, 2016 at 10:51 am, by

Please join us for the opening reception celebrating this new exhibition on Friday, December 9th 5 – 8 pm. The exhibit will show from December 10, 2016 through February 18th, 2017. This year’s show, themed as “Spirit Taking Form,” features emerging and established local artists expressing the beauty, identity, authenticity and connectedness of our community. SJIMA champions  Continue Reading

Movies at Mike’s

Written on November 22, 2016 at 11:22 am, by

Movies at Mike’s Cafe & Wine bar Tuesday, November 22nd from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Taming Wild and Lime Kiln Park & the Killer Whales Movies are FREE and donations are welcome. Plan to come early to enjoy Mike’s great vegan meals and wine. Mike’s Cafe & Wine Bar, 135 2nd Street, Friday Harbor.

Omnium Gatherum

Written on November 22, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Island Stage Left will be performing another collection of seasonal stories, poetry and music under the title “Omnium Gatherum” – meaning “a gathering of all”. Join us in our warm and cozy venue for a celebration of the season! This year we hope, once again, to nurture “hygge” – the traditional Danish concept of “coziness  Continue Reading

Flea & Craft Market

Written on November 21, 2016 at 8:21 am, by

Mark your calendars, the last Flea Market of 2016 at the San Juan County Fairgrounds is coming up on Saturday, December 10th from 9am-Noon. From jewelry and handmade goods to yard tools and… This is the place to find it! Got some items you’d like to sell? Booth space is just $15 with application available on  Continue Reading

Hope Wanted

Written on November 20, 2016 at 10:06 am, by

Young Spring Street School writers speak up. Louis Prussack from Spring Street School invites you to this special event on Wednesday: Dear Families and Friends, Next Wednesday, Kate Small’s students will be doing a reading at the Presbyterian Church across the street from Spring Street School. I would urge you to attend. Not just because  Continue Reading

Island Artisan Holiday Market

Written on November 16, 2016 at 4:44 pm, by

Island Artisan Lauren Jawer gives a bit of background and invites you to this popular island event… In Dr. Suess’, Horton Hears A Who, a world exists within a world that only Horton can hear with his attuned elephant ears. On our tender SJI their exists a low profile group that works year round in  Continue Reading

Town of Friday Harbor seeks artists’ proposals for park bench sculptures

Written on November 16, 2016 at 10:56 am, by

The Town of Friday Harbor is accepting proposals for a park bench wildlife sculpture project sponsored by the Friday Harbor Arts Commission (FHAC). The artwork is to be located at, on, or in association with an existing park bench at one of three locations on Spring Street. The selected artwork will be available for sale  Continue Reading

The Grunch is in the House!

Written on November 16, 2016 at 5:55 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre’s Family Theatre production of The Grunch, A New Musical is all set for the Whittier THIS Thursday through Sunday, November 17-20. More than 60 Island youth and adults/parents take the stage in this heartwarming and funny story of Rudy Grunch, a grumpy 6th grader who always feels like an outsider. When the entire school  Continue Reading

Holidays with the Island Carolers

Written on November 16, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

We’ve shined up our jingle bells, found some new tunes, polished up some old ones and put together a fun collection of holiday songs for you this year. We represent no organization and we are not collecting donations. As we’ve done for many years, The Island Carolers are offering to bring the spirit of the  Continue Reading

Haida Gwaii

Written on November 14, 2016 at 9:05 am, by

Here’s a note from Lynn Danaher over at the Friday Harbor Film Festival after their successful event last weekend… Free Special Screening Due to popular demand, we will be hosting a special screening of Haida Gwaii: On the Edge of the World at Mike’s Cafe and Wine Bar on Tuesday November 15th at 7:00pm. The  Continue Reading

Orcas Boy Choir Performs in Friday Harbor

Written on November 11, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

Saint David’s Episcopal Church welcomes Orcas Boy Choir under the direction of Mary WillAllen for their first appearance in Friday Harbor on Sunday, November 20, at 4 pm. This fall concert features a handful of boys, aged 10-15, singing music in the English tradition at the close of the day. The program is both restful  Continue Reading

Apply to the FHAC

Written on November 11, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

Town accepting applications for open position on Friday Harbor Arts Commission. The Friday Harbor Arts Commission (FHAC) is seeking one new member to fill a three-year position commencing January 1, 2017. The person filling this unpaid, volunteer position is expected to represent the interests of the Town, community and local artists and advise the Town  Continue Reading