Topic: Entertainment

Theater Presents Virtual Salish Sea Ballet Performance Today

Written on January 22, 2021 at 10:23 am, by

By San Juan Community Theatre Join us at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 22 for the premiere of Salish Sea Ballet, as part of our 2020-21 Snapshot Season. Look for the link to be activated on the theater’s website to view the premiere. Don’t miss this wonderful performance!

WaterWorks Gallery Presents Art, ‘With Love’

Written on January 20, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From WaterWorks Gallery WaterWorks Gallery presents “WITH LOVE: A Valentine’s Show,” from Feb. 5-March 15. The show will feature new work by Georgia Gerber, Dominik Modlinski, Cathy Schoenberg, Elizabeth Bruno, and Nichole DeMint This inspirational show brings together specially selected pieces to warm your heart during these cold winter months. With all that is happening  Continue Reading

Theater Offers Online Directing Course

Written on January 13, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From San Juan Community Theatre The San Juan Community Theatre is offering an online class called “Directing: Basics and Beyond,” from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Feb. 3-March 17. The class will be taught by Nathan Kessler-Jeffrey, executive artistic director for the theater. Gain the confidence you need to take your first steps into directing or expand  Continue Reading

View San Juan Museum Artist Registry Show Online

Written on January 12, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From San Juan Islands Museum of Art If you can’t come to the museum to see the art, the art will come to you. Our team has been hard at work interviewing and photographing the artists and their creations so you can visit them online. As of Jan. 12, go to to tour the  Continue Reading

Students Perform Virtual Holiday Concert

Written on December 25, 2020 at 5:00 am, by

Even during a pandemic, San Juan Island School District students still put on a holiday concert. Listen to Friday Harbor Middle and High School students play holiday songs in their virtual concert below.   

Nana’s House Offers Craft Instructions Instead Of Holiday Shop

Written on December 15, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

Jeanine Earnhart is one of the masterminds behind Nana’s Holiday House in Friday Harbor. With the ongoing pandemic, Earnhart, along with her daughter Laura Earnhart Holden and friend Debbie Cutting, opted not to open the longstanding holiday store this year. Earnhart spoke with the Update about Nana’s Holiday House’s current socially distanced options; how the  Continue Reading

Enjoy Emily Anton Ballet Performance Online

Written on December 15, 2020 at 5:00 am, by

By San Juan Community Theatre Watch Emily Anton, from The Ballet and Movement School, on the San Juan Community Theatre’s website. Emily Anton began her professional career at the Cornish Dance Theatre working with Steve Casteel and Olivier Wevers. She went on to dance at the Oakland Ballet Company and Peninsula Ballet Theatre working with  Continue Reading

Film Festival Presents Bristol Bay Trilogy

Written on December 13, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

By Friday Harbor Film Festival Friday Harbor Film Festival’s Director Series presents the Bristol Bay trilogy, three important feature films documenting the fight to protect Alaska’s Bristol Bay Sockeye salmon run threatened by the proposed Pebble Mine. “Red Gold,” “The Breach,” and “The Wild” will be available online at Dec. 14-31. View all three  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Film Festival Directors Series

Written on December 10, 2020 at 7:14 am, by

By Friday Harbor Film Festival The Friday Harbor Film Festival Director Series presents Benjamin Ree’s “The Painter and the Thief,” now playing on-demand at through Sunday, Dec. 13.  A scheduled livestream filmmaker Q&A session will follow. Audience members are welcome to participate. The cost to view this film is $5.95. The Director Series provides  Continue Reading

Watch Alt Rock Concert On Theater’s Website

Written on December 8, 2020 at 4:30 am, by

By San Juan Community Theatre It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Pilots in Training, the alternative rock band from the Pacific Northwest. The flight crew consists of Mark Mazzarella (vocals, guitar), Blake Buckets (drums) and Darvis Taylor (bass). Pilots in Training released their first album, “Lost in Our Skies” on Aug. 16, 2019, and  Continue Reading

Library Reviews Holiday Classic Films

Written on December 5, 2020 at 4:50 am, by

By San Juan Island Library The San Juan Island Library presents “Classic Films for the Holidays” at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 9, online. Join Therese Finn – that Elf of Entertainment, Hostess of Holidays – in reviewing a handful of classic holiday films.  She’ll do a sled-by of the classic classics: “It’s a Wonderful Life,”  Continue Reading

Watch Harp and Flute Concert Online

Written on November 30, 2020 at 4:30 am, by

By SJCT As part of San Juan Community Theatre’s 2020-21 Snapshot Season, we have a beautiful concert for harp and flute by Mary WillAllen and Ginni Keith. View the concert at

Theater Presents Desolation Sound Online Concert

Written on November 29, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

By SJCT Darvis Taylor, bass and vocals; Scott Sluis, drums and vocals; Tom Henry, lead guitar; and Daniel Day, lead vocals, rhythm guitar, are Friday Harbor local musicians who have created an original alternative rock band called Desolation Sound. The band says that the island way of life manifests itself in the music. “I’m fascinated  Continue Reading

Island Youth Perform Online Musical About Happy News

Written on November 26, 2020 at 5:00 am, by

By San Juan Community Theatre “Super Happy Awesome News” is a musical written to be rehearsed and performed remotely. The show was performed live from Nov. 19-22, but you can still view the show online for free.  The show is about two siblings who launch rival good news networks and find themselves competing for the  Continue Reading

Theater Presents Online Comedy About Friday Harbor Social Media Page

Written on November 25, 2020 at 5:00 am, by

By San Juan Community Theatre “Friday Harbor Happenings” is a new, digital satirical sketch comedy show with an ensemble cast, created by San Juan Community Theatre for our beloved local community. The writers hope the episodes will bring a smile and some laughter to everyone in these uncertain times. “Friday Harbor Happenings” centers on a  Continue Reading

San Juan Community Theatre’s Night of Lights Holiday Fundraiser

Written on November 22, 2020 at 5:00 am, by

By San Juan Community Theatre In many homes across the world, the holidays are marked by candlelight. Menorahs, Kinaras, Advent wreaths, and the classic holiday decoration of window candles spill the warmth and light of home into the darkness of our world. As night falls earlier, and we enter a holiday period in which we  Continue Reading

Exhibit To Fill Art Museum Atrium With Fog

Written on November 15, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

By SJIMA Remember a time on a summer night when you laid on your back and stared at the night sky and felt insignificant in that vastness of space?  In “SPACE, MUSES, ETC.” at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art, Sam Stubblefield intends to deepen that same sense of awe in us. The fog  Continue Reading

Film Fest Screens Jimmy Carter Movie

Written on November 14, 2020 at 4:30 am, by

Film Features Carter’s Bond with Musicians Dylan, Nelson, Simon By SJIFF “Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President” will screen on-demand from Sunday, Nov. 15 through Monday, Nov. 30. It opens the “Best of the Fest” series, offering films during each of the coming months.  Read full details and purchase tickets ($8.50) at This remarkable  Continue Reading

Scarecrow Contest Winners Announced

Written on November 3, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

By San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce Here are the winners of the first-ever Scarecrow Contest, sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce. We had over 200 hundred voters and all of the contestants received votes. The following three entries received the most votes.

6 Reasons Why Art Museums Create Good Health

Written on October 31, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

By San Juan Islands Museum of Art Being cooped up in our homes for many weeks, being on alert to maintain social distancing and not being able to travel or see relatives is stressful. We could all need some time to decompress and reduce anxiety. Visiting an art museum is a relaxing and serene way  Continue Reading

Pick Up Kits For At-Home Art Projects

Written on October 30, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

By San Juan Islands Museum of Art You are invited to have some fun at home with your whole family! The San Juan Islands Museum of Art offers take-home Family Art Packs designed by art instructor, Lana Hickman. During November and December, families can pre-register to pick up packs and instructions for each week’s at-home  Continue Reading

And The Film Fest Winners Are …

Written on October 28, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

By FHFF As in each of the last seven years, the Friday Harbor Film Festival is delighted to honor filmmakers who have done outstanding work on projects screened during the festival. We are very pleased to present the following awards this year: Local Hero Award, two Laszlo Pal Emerging Filmmaker Awards, and Audience Choice Awards  Continue Reading