Topic: Entertainment

Final Week for “The Children”

Written on December 4, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

Helen from Island Stage Left writes: Three top notch veteran actors and a dynamite, incredibly relevant script for our time. Yes, the subject is serious, but the performances have lots of humor, bravery and humanity in them. This really is a must-see show. Come early to get a seat. I have a feeling we may  Continue Reading

Salish Sea Youth Ballet presents the Friday Harbor Nutcracker

Written on November 22, 2019 at 6:30 am, by

Salish Sea Youth Ballet is proud to present the 2019 Friday Harbor Nutcracker! On December 7 & 8, San Juan Island dancers will perform excerpts from the classic Nutcracker ballet in an intimate tea party setting at Brickworks. This interactive, family friendly event immerses audiences into the magical story and is sure to become a  Continue Reading

Cynthia’s Bistro Afterglow Evenings to Feature Local Musicians

Written on November 21, 2019 at 6:00 am, by

Cynthia’s Bistro, now open for dinner, invites you to their brand new Afterglow Evenings. Enjoy dinner while listening to live music preformed by local musicians on Friday and Saturday nights from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.  Order a great meal, nicely priced wine or beer and enjoy your neighbors in a cozy setting. Music starts around  Continue Reading

The Breach

Written on November 3, 2019 at 9:14 pm, by

Monday, November 4th, is Monday Movie Night at the Orca Survey Outreach & Education Center (185 S. First Street). We will be showing The Breach (a film by Mark Titus). Doors open at 6:30 and the film begins at 7:00. Free admission and snacks provided.

Film Festival Audience Chooses The Year’s Best Films

Written on October 30, 2019 at 7:47 am, by

The results of voting by Friday Harbor Film Festival’s audience members were announced on Sunday evening, October 27, at the grand finale of the Festival that featured awards presentations and screenings of the top-winning films. Awards were also presented to the Local Hero and the Laszlo Pal Emerging Filmmaker. The majority of the winning films  Continue Reading

Island Stage Left: The Children

Written on October 25, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

True to ISL’s ongoing mission to produce the best-written, most inspiring plays of our times – ones that move us – not just to laughter, although often infused with it, but with reconsidered viewpoints, ones that leave us with new understandings and empathy for those around us, we are thrilled to present Lucy Kirkwood’s brilliant  Continue Reading

Hearing Is Believing

Written on October 22, 2019 at 7:36 am, by

Rachel Flowers Concerts Following Hearing Is Believing At Friday Harbor Film Festival Dateline: Friday Harbor, WA – Rachel Flowers, an astonishing, young musician and composer from California, subject of the award-winning documentary Hearing Is Believing, will perform Live following the film’s screenings on Friday, October 25 at 1:15 pm and Saturday, October 26 at 4:15  Continue Reading

Astronauts To Speak At Friday Harbor Film Festival

Written on October 19, 2019 at 8:41 am, by

Dateline: Friday Harbor, WA – Have you ever dreamed of meeting and talking with actual astronauts? Now is your opportunity to interact with them during the Friday Harbor Film Festival! To enhance two exciting films about the space program, Pete Freeland, John Creighton, and Dr. Terry Stanford will participate in the Festival and speak after  Continue Reading

Pajama Musical Hour

Written on October 7, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

Join children’s musician Nancy Stewart for an evening “Under the Stars” with stories, silliness, and sing-alongs for the San Juan Island Library’s annual Pajama Storytime. Nancy Stewart is an award-winning musician and the creator of SingWithOurKids.com, an early literacy online resource for caregivers. The Pajama Musical Hour is on Friday, October 11th and begins at  Continue Reading

FHFF Volunteer Opportunities

Written on October 6, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Friday Harbor Film Festival is looking for volunteers. Here’s Lynn with the scoop… Please volunteer now, join your friends & have fun at the 7th Annual Friday Harbor Film Festival. We have great new logo wear for all volunteers, free film passes and plans for a big volunteer appreciation party! Sign up now at https://www.fhff.org/volunteer

A Farce for Fall: Boeing Boeing

Written on October 4, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

The following is a message from SJCT Executive Artistic Director, Nathan Kessler-Jeffrey… In 2008, I was in the middle of my second year of graduate school and really struggling. I had class 9am-5pm, production rehearsal 7pm-11pm, and scene rehearsal 11pm-1am. My coursework was intense, it was the beginning of the Recession, I directed three shows  Continue Reading

New Little Free Library at Roche

Written on September 27, 2019 at 9:04 am, by

A new Rotary Free Library is now open at Roche Harbor, located near the post office. It was designed and built by Rotarian Paul Mayer and has books gathered by Barb Fagan, Literacy chair.

FHFF Student Film Showcase

Written on September 26, 2019 at 10:14 am, by

Student Film Showcase Added To Friday Harbor Film Festival For its seventh year the Friday Harbor Film Festival is adding an exciting new category of films — the Student Film Showcase. The films entered in the contest for The László Pal Emerging Filmmaker Award, recognizing emerging young talent in filmmaking, will be shown at the  Continue Reading

Live in HD st SJCT

Written on September 25, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Greetings from San Juan Community Theatre! We are pleased to announce our 2019-2020 Live in HD Season. Highlights include Turandot, Madama Butterfly, and Porgy & Bess from the Metropolitan Opera, Present Laughter, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and The Lehman Trilogy from The National Theatre, and Swan Lake from the Bolshoi Ballet. After hearing from patrons, we have adjusted our weekend showtimes to start at  Continue Reading

2019 Playwright’s Festival

Written on September 18, 2019 at 8:56 am, by

Here’s a message from the Executive Artistic Director at San Juan Community Theatre… I was twelve years old when Heart of American Shakespeare Festival premiered its first show in Kansas City, my hometown. I will never forget the magic of that production of The Tempest. I probably went ten times. Hearing Shakespeare’s language aloud, under a  Continue Reading

Up Close

Written on September 12, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

This weekend only, The San Juan Community Theatre will feature a unique musical and poetic experience, focused on intergenerational collaboration. Up Close opens Thursday, September 12 at 7:30 pm and continues through Sunday. Up Close features stories, poems, and songs written in collaboration with elders from San Juan Island.  Professional composers and writers collaborate with  Continue Reading

Kenmore Air Offers Discounts To Fly To Friday Harbor Film Festival

Written on September 10, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

  Kenmore Air, the official airline of the Friday Harbor Film Festival, is offering a 10% discount on flights between Seattle and Friday Harbor from October 24 – 28. Flights eligible for this offer include seaplane trips between Lake Union and Friday Harbor Marina, as well as land plane flights between Boeing Field and Friday  Continue Reading

Third Saturday Contra Dance

Written on September 8, 2019 at 5:25 am, by

  WHAT: Third Saturday Contra Dance WHERE: Grange Hall in Friday Harbor WHEN: Saturday September 21, 7 till 9 PM PRICE: $10 donation at the door, $5 students   MORE DETAILS: Our caller this month is Judy Zeidel from Bellingham, who will include her waltzing workshop once again.  Last year’s workshop was very successful and many  Continue Reading

September 5th Ferry Sing

Written on September 2, 2019 at 8:46 am, by

FREE September 5th Ferry Sing featuring the “Island Chordsmen Plus” chorus and “Sound Vibrations” ensemble from San Juan Island. The Island Chordsmen Plus (mixed gender) barbershop chorus from San Juan Island is presenting for the first time, a second free FERRY SING gathering this summer. The first was on August 1st and the last is  Continue Reading

Dirt Rich Film Showing at Brickworks

Written on August 31, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

In collaboration with the San Juan Island Fall Farm Tour (https://islandgrownsj.com/), Friday Harbor Film Festival will screen Dirt Rich at 6:30 pm on September 20 at Brickworks. Marcelina Cravat, the film’s director, will lead a lively post-show discussion. Admission is free. Donations will be accepted to support SJI Farm Tours. A pre-show social will begin  Continue Reading

Piano at the Museum

Written on August 26, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

The Archipelago Collective will present an informal concert at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) on Friday, September 6 from 11:45 am to 1:00 pm. A free concert, open to the public, features the powerhouse piano team, Liz Dorman and Michael Smith, of the Archipelago Collective of the San Juans, playing four-hand piano works.  Continue Reading

Summer Film Series

Written on August 26, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

Fellow Film Buffs, Well this year’s film series is wrapping up with our screening of “Gloria Bell” on Tuesday. 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  Continue Reading