Topic: Entertainment

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

Friday Harbor Film Festival Announces Virtual Festival May 8-23

Written on May 1, 2020 at 6:58 am, by

The Friday Harbor Film Festival in cooperation with Bullfrog Communities is proud to present a Virtual Film Festival of climate-change-related films in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day 2020. Beginning May 8th and continuing through May 23rd, FHFF will offer seven powerful, environmentally focused documentary feature films for online streaming.  Viewing costs only $1.99 per film or $7.99  Continue Reading

Best of the Fest Cancelled

Written on April 8, 2020 at 12:30 pm, by

Due to the closure of all but essential businesses the Friday Harbor Film Festival has cancelled the Best of the Fest series for the remainder of the year.

A Local Filmmaker Introduces A New Project

Written on March 9, 2020 at 5:45 am, by

Filmmaker Conner Von Kuetzing introduces new work… A new movie, by Can’tStop/Won’tStop Films, is being made in the San Juan Islands this summer! Written and directed by Conner Von Kuetzing and starring Nick Bey, “Once Upon a Time in the Wasteland” is a post-apocalyptic western telling the story of a lone bounty hunter and his toughest  Continue Reading

Spring Fling at the Fairgrounds

Written on February 26, 2020 at 5:48 am, by

Love the 80’s?  They are back, at least for a night at the San Juan County Fairgrounds. The Spring Fling, Adult Prom will be held on March 28th showcasing live music by Prom Date Mixtape. Come dance the night away to the sounds of The Cure, Bon Jovi, Depeche Mode, U2, Flock of Seagulls, Wham!,  Continue Reading

Celtic Roots

Written on February 26, 2020 at 5:47 am, by

Join San Juan Community Theatre in March for the San Juan Singers Spring Concert! The Singers will be performing with island musicians and The Keith Highlanders Pipe Band for their Celtic Roots concert! Friday & Saturday, March 13-14, 7:30 pm Tickets: Adults $20.00 Students $10.00 $5 Student RUSH (at door only)

Best Of The Fest in March from FHFF

Written on February 25, 2020 at 8:20 am, by

Friday Harbor Film Festival’s annual Best of the Fest series continues during March. Award-winning, impactful feature films and shorts from the 2019 Festival are being shown every first and third Tuesday from January through May at the Grange beginning at 7 pm. These screenings are free, although donations are encouraged. The March line-up includes: March  Continue Reading

Orcas Island Lit Fest

Written on February 24, 2020 at 5:49 am, by

Where can book lovers go to rub shoulders with the likes of Timothy Egan, Nicola Griffith and Luis Alberto Urrea, and also take in a little jaw-dropping splendor while they’re at it?  If you’re a book lover, you owe it to yourself to make the trip at least once to the Orcas Island Lit Fest.  Continue Reading

SJCT Presents: The Gothard Sisters

Written on February 21, 2020 at 5:49 am, by

The Gothard Sisters are a dynamic musical group of three sisters who play contemporary Celtic music. Through 10 years performing, touring and writing music together, the optimistic style of their music and performances continue to resonate with their fans, building a loyal international following. Their latest all-original album release, midnight Sun, reached $6 on the  Continue Reading

Little Shop of Horrors Production says Thank You!

Written on February 14, 2020 at 5:49 am, by

Dear San Juan Island Community, The Friday Harbor Thespians and the San Juan Community Theatre would like to thank all of you who have been such enthusiastic supporters of our theatre kids. Your support, both financial and emotional, helped the kids make Little Shop of Horrors a tremendous success which brought joy to all involved.  Continue Reading

Che Apalache Coming to SJCT

Written on February 8, 2020 at 8:13 am, by

Wednesday, February 19, 7:30 pm at San Juan Community Theatre Tickets: Adults $26, Student Reserved, $16 Student RUSH (at door only) $5 Immigration is a powerful topic for Che Apalache bandleader Joe Troop. A polymath, polyglot, and world traveller, Troop left home at a young age, emigrating from this country in search of a better  Continue Reading

Performer Applications Now Being Accepted for SJC Fair 2020

Written on January 31, 2020 at 5:47 am, by

Planning is underway for the San Juan County Fair August 12-15, 2020 and we are hoping you want to be part of the show.  Are you a local musician, magician, or meandering minstrel?  A performing artist, aspiring pop singer or puppeteer? We know first-hand that San Juan County has lots of talent, so if you  Continue Reading

Porgy and Bess

Written on January 29, 2020 at 5:45 am, by

The Met: Live in HD’s The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess Saturday, February 8, 1:00 pm at San Juan Community Theatre One of America’s favorite operas returns to the Met for the first time in nearly 30 years. James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row on the Charleston waterfront, vibrant with the music, dancing,  Continue Reading

February “Best Of The Fest” From Friday Harbor Film Festival

Written on January 29, 2020 at 5:43 am, by

Friday Harbor Film Festival’s annual Best of the Fest series continues during February. Award-winning, impactful feature films and shorts from the 2019 Festival are being shown every first and third Tuesday from January through May at the Grange beginning at 7 pm. These screenings are free, although donations are encouraged. The February line-up includes: February  Continue Reading

Time Stands Still

Written on January 28, 2020 at 8:10 am, by

Coming soon to San Juan Community Theatre, Time Stands Still is a Tony and Pulitzer nominated play, written by Donald Margulies and directed by Brandon Cadwell. The play focuses on Sarah and James, who are navigating recovery of their physical and mental health after spending time documenting the atrocities of war. Their partnership is based  Continue Reading

Ridgeline Trilogy

Written on January 27, 2020 at 5:46 am, by

Join San Juan Community Theatre for the Ridgeline Trilogy Ridgeline premiered under Merritt Olsen 11 years ago. This is the continuation of the story, which has since become a trilogy: A Proper Slater: The story visits Matt Slater, from ages 5-50. It tells the tale of his family history and how he came to be  Continue Reading

Opening Tonight at SJCT

Written on January 16, 2020 at 8:22 am, by

Here’s a reminder from Debbi Fincher about this show at San Juan Community Theatre… Little Shop of Horrors opens tonight (Thursday, January 16th) with a Pay What You Can Show at 7:30pm. The show runs this Thursday-Sunday with matinees on BOTH Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. One weekend only! These teen thespians have been in  Continue Reading

Little Free Libraries

Written on January 15, 2020 at 5:49 am, by

For such a small island community way up in the northwest corner of the country, we have quite a few “Little Free Libraries”, at least 6 that we know of. Louise Dustrude shares this report on them…  Linda Thompson is a retired public librarian, and so her husband Gary’s gift to her for her 70th  Continue Reading