Topic: Entertainment

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Film Q&A at Film Fest

Written on October 19, 2020 at 5:00 am, by

By Friday Harbor Film Festival “Love is the Way” brings together voices speaking in defense of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, highlighting the generations of stewardship by Gwich’in and Iñupiaq people. Inspired in part by footage of the late photographer Michio Hoshino, this film explores the friendships, values, and stories shaped by the place and  Continue Reading

Academy Award Nominee Q&A at Friday Harbor Film Festival

Written on October 16, 2020 at 5:45 am, by

James Longley, recipient of the 2020 Friday Harbor Film Festival Local Hero Award, will participate in a special livestream Q&A at 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 18, giving viewers the opportunity to learn about his work and ask questions. His most recent film about Afghanistan, “Angels Are Made of Light,” is showing on demand during the  Continue Reading

Stream Friday Harbor Virtual Film Festival

Written on October 9, 2020 at 4:00 am, by

Featured films run Oct. 15-25, student movies start Oct. 10   The 2020 Friday Harbor Virtual Film Festival will run from Thursday, Oct. 15 through Sunday, Oct. 25, providing on-demand access to 20 award-winning feature documentaries, 12 short films and 11 student short films. Full details about the films, how to view them, and how  Continue Reading

Onward and upward!

Written on September 30, 2020 at 5:50 am, by

Helen and Dan from Island Stage Left share some insight into their history, what’s happening now and a look to the future in a couple of videos on SJI Community Network… Dear ISL Friends and Supporters, visit www.sjicn.org and you will find our video and those of some wonderful people making a difference on our  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Virtual Film Festival Coming October 15 – 25

Written on September 28, 2020 at 10:23 am, by

  The Friday Harbor Film Festival is going virtual this year, featuring award-winning documentaries, short films, and student-made films, as well as daily livestreamed Q&As with filmmakers. All films will be available on demand for 10 days, October 15-25. Q&As will be recorded for those who can’t participate via livestream. Read about this year’s lineup  Continue Reading

High School Musical Theatre Awards

Written on September 24, 2020 at 11:35 am, by

After months of quarantined waiting, the Friday Harbor High School Thespians’ production of Little Shop of Horrors has heard back from their adjudication with the 5th Avenue Theatre for the High School Musical Theatre Awards. The awards show got cancelled this year due to the pandemic, also cancelling the actual nominations and awards ceremony. Nevertheless,  Continue Reading

San Juan Community Theatre Presents: The 2020-21 ‘Snapshot Season’

Written on September 22, 2020 at 5:50 am, by

Until Public Health regulations allow for audiences to enter theatres again, SJCT is going all-digital with some exciting new programming that will be filmed and distributed FOR FREE. Films will be available on our website, at www.sjctheatre.org. Week of October 5: Melodious Notes Over the Harbor Week of October 26: Desolation Sound Week of November 2: Emily Anton from The Ballet  Continue Reading

Dramatic Mixology: A Guided Tour Through Plays and Cocktails

Written on August 22, 2020 at 9:16 am, by

Once per month, join Executive Artistic Director Nathan Kessler-Jeffrey via Zoom for a FREE curated tour of selected play and cocktail pairings.   September 24: Art by Yasmina Reza paired with a White Lady   October 22: The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie paired with a Haunted Graveyard   November 12: All My Sons by Arthur  Continue Reading

Archipelago Collective Chamber Music Festival Features Virtual Concerts

Written on August 18, 2020 at 3:16 pm, by

Archipelago Collective Artistic Director, Sophie Baird-Daniel and Executive Director Dana Jackson announce the 2020 Virtual Chamber Music Festival… Our groundbreaking virtual festival presents 18 exceptional musicians from across the country. Our players hail from some of the nation’s top orchestras and chamber music institutions including the Seattle Symphony, Boston Symphony, the Metropolitan Opera, and the Chamber Music Society  Continue Reading

A Bugs Life to be Featured at the Drive-In at the Fairgrounds on August 21st!

Written on August 16, 2020 at 11:34 am, by

Island Rec & the San Juan County Fairgrounds are partnering to bring you a Drive In at the Fairgrounds on August 21st!, movie will start at dusk. Please note, tickets must be reserved in advance. To reserve your tickets email info@sjcfair.org with “Drive-In” in the subject line or call 360-378-4310. If paying at the time  Continue Reading

Zoom Event with Author Erica Bauermeister

Written on July 21, 2020 at 6:46 am, by

The Scent Keeper & House Lessons: Renovating a Life Many of you enjoyed Erica Bauermeister’s first visit to San Juan Island for her debut novel, The School Of Essential Ingredients, that went on to become a New York Times bestseller. July 22, at 7:00 p.m. – via Zoom – she is returning to the San  Continue Reading

Letter from Island Stage Left

Written on July 8, 2020 at 8:08 am, by

In the mailbag this morning we have a note from Helen Machin-Smith of Island Stage Left… Hello from Island Stage Left, Apparently a rumor has been circulating that Island Stage Left has ceased operations. This is news to us! The rumor is untrue. At this point we have no idea what the future holds (nor  Continue Reading

Call for Fair Performers

Written on July 6, 2020 at 2:41 pm, by

Join the fun!!  San Juan County Virtual Fair call to action for performers to participate in “2020: A Fair Odyssey” August 12-15! This year has presented a unique opportunity to showcase your talent and celebrate the culture of the Islands. Help represent this region through music, dance, comedy, theater, improv, storytelling, poetry, visual artists, and  Continue Reading

SJCT 2020 Playwrights Festival Auditions

Written on June 29, 2020 at 8:49 am, by

About the San Juan Community Theatre Playwrights Festival~ 2020 has brought a lot of changes and the SJCT Playwrights Festival is changing with it! The challenges of quarantine, social distancing, and maintaining a safe and healthy community have inspired us to re-think our format. Plays will be produced as readings, September 3-6, 2020. Audiences of  Continue Reading

Virtual Premiere of The Great 14th on June 27-28

Written on June 26, 2020 at 7:22 pm, by

Correction-Please note the corrected dates on this post This was originally posted with incorrect dates. It has now been corrected. Friday Harbor Film Festival presents the Global Virtual Premiere of The Great 14th, the award-winning film about the 14th Dalai Lama, released by Frame of Mind Films ahead of his 85th birthday on July 6.  Continue Reading

Rescheduled: An Evening with George Winston at San Juan Community Theatre

Written on June 17, 2020 at 7:48 pm, by

An Evening with George Winston has been one of our most highly anticipated concerts of 2020. Due to the uncertainties of performing during the Covid-19 pandemic, we have decided to work directly with George and his team to reschedule his performances at SJCT. The dual concerts were originally set for Friday, September 11, and Saturday,  Continue Reading

Discover San Juan Islands 2020

Written on June 10, 2020 at 6:25 am, by

Your Conservation Land Bank turns 30 this year and is celebrating with a multi-island exploration. Every preserve has a story – gather your family and get outside this summer to discover what your public lands have to say! The San Juan County Land Bank teamed up with the Lopez, Orcas, and San Juan Island libraries  Continue Reading

San Juan Community Theatre Playwrights Festival 2020

Written on May 28, 2020 at 1:50 pm, by

2020 has brought a lot of changes and the SJCT Playwrights Festival is changing with it. The challenges of quarantine, social distancing, and maintaining a safe and healthy community have inspired us to re-think our format, and hopefully provide audiences and authors with new opportunities. So for all of us on San Juan Island who  Continue Reading

We’re Keeping the Ghost Light On!

Written on May 21, 2020 at 1:13 pm, by

A note from Island Stage Left… Normally at this time of year we would be asking you for money. But what’s normal now? For the first time in Island Stage Left’s twenty two year history, we must cancel our summer “Shakespeare Under the Stars”, which was to have been Shakespeare’s romantic comedy, “Much Ado About  Continue Reading

From ‘Going Dark’ to ‘Lights Up’ Campaign Update

Written on May 18, 2020 at 9:42 am, by

Dear SJCT Family, On May 5th, we wrote to inform you of the launch of the From ‘Going Dark’ to ‘Lights Up’ campaign to address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on SJCT operations. Following the cancellation of events in March, April, and through the end of the summer, the campaign seeks to raise $193,000 of community support by September 30th.  Continue Reading

State of the Theatre

Written on May 6, 2020 at 8:40 am, by

Here is a Special Update from SJCT’s Executive Artistic Director… Dear SJCT Family, We’ve had numerous inquiries as to how COVID-19 has affected San Juan Community Theatre. While we don’t know everything that the future holds, we have an update about the State of the Theatre today. Please take a few minutes to watch the  Continue Reading

4-H Talent Show

Written on May 3, 2020 at 9:49 am, by

Hello There! please join the NW Regional 4-Hers for a virtual 4-H Talent Show! Our teen leaders want to let people know that we are thinking of them and that they are not alone! Join via a smartphone or computer. Participants will need to register with a ZOOM account (you may need to create one)  Continue Reading