Topic: Entertainment

Fountainsun to Perform at Alchemy Art Center

Written on August 21, 2019 at 8:45 am, by

Alchemy Art Center will host Fountainsun for a return performance almost one year later on Saturday, August 24th at 8pm.  The show will take place in the Dome at Alchemy Art Center located at 1255 Wold Rd, Friday Harbor. A $10 donation is requested at the door.  Parking is limited, please carpool. Fountainsun is the  Continue Reading

Paul Allen To Receive FHFF Lifetime Achievement Award

Written on August 21, 2019 at 8:45 am, by

Friday Harbor Film Festival is proud and excited to announce that the Andrew V. McLaglen Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented posthumously to Paul G. Allen for his outstanding contributions to the art of documentary filmmaking, television, and media. The award presentation, to be held during the Festival’s Opening Night Gala on October 25 at  Continue Reading

Amazing Grace

Written on August 19, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Fellow Film Buffs,  Well this year’s film series is approaching its end.  I want to thank all of you for meeting us at the movies and supporting your local theatre.  As you know, for the past two years, we have not charged for admission, preferring a “pay what you can” model that encourages more of  Continue Reading

Sway Wild (Featuring Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer)

Written on August 15, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Mandy Fer & Dave McGraw are back at it with new perspective, a new name, and a new sound. Sway Wild is their own unique blend of indie-rock, folk, funk and pop, influenced heavily by all the wild things around and within them. Known as a standout electric guitarist and multi-instrumentalist, Mandy Fer fills the stage with  Continue Reading

Summer Melodious Notes Over the Harbor

Written on August 14, 2019 at 8:40 am, by

After a very successful concert in April, Melodious Notes is trying something new by being in the Gubelman for an evening and afternoon performance. This will give the audience an intimate setting so that they will be able to be up close and personal with the musicians. The performances are designed to be lighter and  Continue Reading

Summer Film Series

Written on August 13, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and  nominated for a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar,  Nadine Labaki’s Capernaum (“Chaos”) tells the story of Zain, a Lebanese boy who sues his parents for the “crime” of giving him life. Capernaum follows Zain, a gutsy streetwise child, as he flees his negligent  Continue Reading

Channel Your Inner Rock Star

Written on August 10, 2019 at 7:52 am, by

Come Sing Rock Classics and Hits with Members of the Chameleons, Desolation Sound, and Special Guests. Tired of only singing your favorite songs in the car? Are you ready to belt your heart out live? Well, here’s your chance to live out your rock star dreams, Sign up by Thursday, August 15th at 4:00pm in  Continue Reading

Fiddler on the Roof Jr.

Written on August 8, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

The young “campers” at SJCT’s Musical Theatre Camp this year get to bring a beloved story to the stage. The three-week day camp for experienced young actors culminates in four performances of Fiddler on the Roof JR. This special adaptation of the nine-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Fiddler on the Roof JR. follows Tevye the  Continue Reading

Summer Film Series

Written on August 5, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

In case you missed previous emails, please note that we have substituted “The Guilty” for another film originally scheduled for August 6th. The Guilty (Den Skyldige) Danish (English subtitles), mystery, thriller Rated R (for language),85 minutes Set in an enclosed room with essentially one actor, and made up entirely of phone conversations, the film employs  Continue Reading

Submissions For The 2020 Orcas Island Lit Fest Are Now Open

Written on August 5, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Local Artists, Writers and Musicians Encouraged to Apply. The Orcas Island Lit Fest today issued a call to all San Juan County artists, authors and musicians that the submissions window for the 2020 Lit Fest is open until September 15. The third annual Orcas Island Lit Fest will take place April 17-19, 2020. Applicants are  Continue Reading

Merchant of Venice: Only Two Weekends Left

Written on August 3, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Once it’s gone, it remains only in the memories of those who saw it. Make one of those memories yours. Playing 7:45 pm Thursdays – Sundays at 1062 Wold Rd, Friday Harbor until August 11. Here are some reviews from the last 3 weeks: Simply, WOW! Absolutely spectacular show of The Merchant of Venice by  Continue Reading

The Whale

Written on July 29, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

The Orca Survey Outreach & Education Center at 185 S. First Street is doing our Monday Movie Night again on July 29th. Doors open at 6:30 and the film will start at 7:00. We are doing a very special screening of “The Whale” – the touching story of a little orca named L98 Luna. When  Continue Reading

Fiddler on the Roof Jr.

Written on July 29, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre and Theatre Arts for Kids present Fiddler on the Roof Jr.! The young “campers” at SJCT’s Musical Theatre Camp this year get to bring a beloved story to the stage. The three-week day camp for experienced young actors culminates in four performances of Fiddler on the Roof JR. This special adaptation  Continue Reading

Merchant of Venice

Written on July 18, 2019 at 7:33 am, by

Reviews from the first week “Superb!” ~ 3 audience members on leaving BRAVO! A superb and deeply thought-provoking production. Not to be missed! ~ Shapiro It was so well played and so intriguing that I want to see it again! Daniel Mayes is fantastic! Best performance ever! We have been talking about it and processing  Continue Reading

3rd Annual Lakedale Music Festival

Written on July 18, 2019 at 7:21 am, by

Lakedale Resort at Three Lakes is pleased to present their third annual jazz festival featuring jazz guitarist Brian Nova. Attendees will enjoy performances in the Meadow and on Lakedale’s lodge deck overlooking beautiful Neva Lake. Festival proceeds will benefit the San Juan Islands School Music Programs and Terry’s Kids. The festival is open to all  Continue Reading

László Pal Emerging Filmmaker Award Entries Open

Written on July 17, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Dateline: Friday Harbor, WA Friday Harbor Film Festival is seeking entries into the 2019 competition for the László Pal Emerging Filmmaker Award. Recognizing young talent in filmmaking, it will be presented to the creator of the best student short film during the Festival to be held October 25-27. All student films will be screened by  Continue Reading

3rd Saturday Contra Dance

Written on July 17, 2019 at 5:42 am, by

This month we are happy to feature Michael Karcher calling. Michael is a popular energetic young caller from Seattle who we have enjoyed several times at our dances. And this month’s band is Not For Sissies, featuring some of our favorite musicians, including fiddlers Vivian Williams and Sono Hashisaki and guitarist Jay Finkelstein. They are  Continue Reading

Summer Film Series at SJCT

Written on July 16, 2019 at 8:15 am, by

Shoplifters Tuesday July 16th 7:30 pm Japanese (subtitled) 121 minutes Drama Rated R (some sexual content and nudity) Winner of Palme D’Or at Cannes and nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign film, Shoplifters depicts a Japanese family that survives by running petty scams, Director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s modern day Oliver Twist story portrayal of the  Continue Reading

Fading Sound

Written on July 15, 2019 at 7:54 am, by

On July 15th at the Orca Survey Outreach & Education Center at 185 S. First Street, we will be showing a documentary film called “Fading Sound” that was produced by Friday Harbor High School students Blake Budwill and Luke Erikson. This film focuses on the threats facing Southern Resident killer whales. Blake Budwill will be  Continue Reading

Broadway comes to SJI for the SJCT Summer Festival

Written on July 15, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Ben Jeffrey will be joining San Juan Community Theatre from the New York production of Disney’s The Lion King for two extraordinary events!  Ben has been playing the role of Pumbaa for nine years, and singing his heart out on Broadway and in tours across the country.  Story and Song: A Cabaret Friday, July 19th,  Continue Reading

The Ruth Moody Band

Written on July 10, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Coming to San Juan Community Theatre on Sunday, July 14 at 7:30 pm, it’s the Ruth Moody Band Ruth Moody is a two-time Juno Award winning singer-songwriter from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Founding member of the internationally renowned, Billboard-charting trio The Wailin’ Jennys, she has performed in sold-out venues around the world, made numerous critically-acclaimed albums, received  Continue Reading

Shakespeare Under the Stars

Written on July 9, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Island Stage Left presents Shakespeare’s searing drama, The Merchant of Venice, on San Juan Island, July 11-August 11. The show runs Thursdays-Sundays at 7:45 pm (a new time this year) on the outdoor stage at 1062 Wold Road. Merchant is the story of the Jewish moneylender Shylock, who has been spat upon, cursed, beaten and  Continue Reading