Topic: Entertainment


Written on October 13, 2017 at 5:55 am, by

Island Stage Left Announces Fall Production Island Stage Left is proud to announce its production of “Annapurna” by Sharr White. The four week run opens at the San Juan County Fairgrounds’ Marie Boe Building on Thursday, Nov 9. Director Helen Machin-Smith describes the play as, “compelling, laugh-out-loud funny, moving, devastating, and hopeful. It is a  Continue Reading

Escape to the Original NEVERLAND

Written on October 9, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre’s fall play takes us to the origins of a far-off place known as “Neverland” –and the characters we fell in love with in the classic Peter Pan. The Tony Award-winning, magical, and hilarious musical adventure by Rick Elice (based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson) is presented in the  Continue Reading

Concientious Projector

Written on October 7, 2017 at 10:41 am, by

Rob Simpson is back with a new installment of the Conscientious Projector Series. Here he is with the scoop… Extraterrestrial Contact > The Evidence ​This Monday, 7:00 PM (Oct. 9th) in the library Conference Room, Conscientious Projector invites you to discuss a forbidden topic. Have we had contact with extraterrestrial civilizations?​​ ​Mainstream media makes the  Continue Reading

FHFF Tickets On Sale Now

Written on October 7, 2017 at 10:21 am, by

Online ticket sales are available at  Pre-sale of festival tickets are available at the FHFF Office, payment may be made by cash, check or credit card.  Tickets are also on sale through the San Juan Community Theatre Box Office at  FHFF ticket prices are among the lowest cost admission of any regional film festival. Tickets  Continue Reading

Islanders Vintage Cinema

Written on October 4, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag we have this note from Evelyn Eaglesong announcing a new theater in town… Happy to announce: Islanders Vintage Cinema, a Locals’ Hangout Cozy Comfy fireplace, vintage nostalgia. Where: Surina Business Park Suite 705 Every Tuesday: Starting Tues Oct 3rd 6pm – 9pm Comedy & Poetry by locals for locals, Bring  Continue Reading

Mrs. Bave Presents the Pig War

Written on October 3, 2017 at 5:42 am, by

Coming to San Juan Island, One night only! Saturday, October 7th The almost true story of a play that nearly happened about a war that never occurred, as told by the mannequins who were there! The intersection of two true stories: the inspirational story of the battle between the United States and Britain over the  Continue Reading

On Book! Readers Theatre

Written on September 27, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

Karen and Max are getting married—if their jobs allow them to be in the same place at the same time. San Juan Community Theatre’s next edition of the On Book! Readers Theatre series features a romantic comedy for the digital age THIS Wednesday and Thursday, September 27-28 at 7:30 pm in the Whittier. Eric Coble’s  Continue Reading


Written on September 19, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

Lynn Danaher of the Friday Harbor Film Festival shares some news and updates… John Hopkins, director of Bluefin is attending the FHFF and doing a Q & A. He says, “It looks to be just a great festival. I heard many good things about it from my screening in Saltspring Island Fest. And I think  Continue Reading

Music at the Brewery

Written on September 19, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

Great food, great beer and live music on a Friday evening in Friday Harbor. Oh yeah! Daniel Day here personally inviting you to come out and have some fun with me on Friday, September 22nd at the San Juan Island Brewing Co. Music from 6 to 9 “ish”. I recommend the Porter. It’s amazing. Hope  Continue Reading

SJCT Job Opening

Written on September 19, 2017 at 5:43 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre is seeking an Executive/Artistic Director. This full-time position reports to the San Juan Community Theatre Board of Trustees and is responsible for conceiving, developing, and implementing the direction, focus and artistic vision for San Juan Community Theatre. The Executive/Artistic Director selects and evaluates programs for the year, including local stage productions,  Continue Reading

Summer Film Series

Written on September 18, 2017 at 5:43 am, by

Fellow Film Buffs, Well all good things must come to an end. This Tuesday we show the last film of our 2017 series but we are leaving on a high note. “The Wedding Plan” is a heartwarming, inspiring story of a woman who insists on doing thing “her way”. If you enjoy outstanding performances, surprises,  Continue Reading

Voices of our Elders

Written on September 13, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

The Up Close project brings the stories, wisdom, artistry, and humor of Island elders to the stage of San Juan Community Theatre’s Gubelman Theatre this Friday and Saturday, September 15-16 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, September 17 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are available at the SJCT Box Office (360) 378-3210 or online at Local  Continue Reading

Dance for Charity

Written on September 13, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

Dance Workshop 2 “Dance for Charity” 8 Week Beginning Ballet Program FREE for Teens and Adults Lina Downes, Director of Dance Workshop 2 and strong supporter of World Vision, a nondenominational Washington based charity aid organization, is combining her passion for teaching with her commitment to service by offering a program to teens and adults  Continue Reading

Call for Volunteers

Written on September 12, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

The Friday Harbor Film Festival Needs You! September brings the promise of changing seasons and new activities. The  Friday Harbor Film Festival crew is stepping up the pace in preparation for the upcoming festival.  There are volunteer opportunities right now in the FHFF Office. Help is needed 7 days a week from 12:00 PM –  Continue Reading

Auditions! SJCT Family Theatre

Written on September 2, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

San Juan Community Theare’s Family Theatre program has musical fun with world’s most famous bard in its upcoming fall production. Auditions for Steve Titford’s Shakespeare Rocks! are being held on Monday and Tuesday, September 11 and 12 at 3:00 p.m. in the Whittier Theatre. Island kids in grades K-6 and their parents are invited to  Continue Reading

Archipelago Collective Chamber Music Concert

Written on September 1, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

Chamber Music at The Brickworks Join us as we fill the beautiful Brickworks event space with music, conversation, and community. This diverse program includes music by living composers (one based on San Juan Island), some Latin flair, and a classic of the string quartet repertoire. Alex Shapiro – Intermezzo for Harp & Bassoon Astor Piazzolla  Continue Reading

Staff Change at SJCT

Written on September 1, 2017 at 5:44 am, by

The San Juan Community Theatre Board of Trustees has received notice that our Executive/Artistic Director will be leaving his position in early December of this year. In a letter to the board, Bobby stated, “I am honored to have been a steward of this magnificent organization. I treasure the many projects we have created and  Continue Reading

Honoring an Island Composer

Written on August 30, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre’s final Night Music of the season is a tribute to one of our own! Some 13 local musicians honor Hollywood composer and San Juan Islander Dick Hieronymus this Thursday, August 31 at 7:30 pm. Space is limited in the Gubelman Theatre and Steele Memorial Garden and the concert is filling up  Continue Reading

FHFF Announcement

Written on August 30, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

Special Friday Harbor Film Festival Announcement The 2017 Friday Harbor Film Festival programs have arrived! At 56 pages is it by far our most comprehensive program to date, which is a perfect way to celebrate our 5th Year of the Film Festival!! We owe a very special thanks to the tireless efforts of our program  Continue Reading

SJCT Summer Film Series

Written on August 24, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

This is a first for our series – “Limbo”, a film made almost two decades ago. It is not a “classic” in the normal sense, rather, one that was underappreciated upon release. Written and directed by John Sayles (“The Secret of Roan Inish”), Limbo tells the story of people trying to reinvent themselves in the  Continue Reading

New Musical Theatre Fund at SJCT

Written on August 22, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre’s record-breaking production of Chicago this Spring has prompted the creation of a new fundraising campaign dedicated to the future of musical theatre at SJCT. When part-time islander and longtime theatre supporter Suzy Wakefield first saw the play in the Whittier Theatre, she was so “blown away” she saw it again the  Continue Reading

SJCT’s Off the Rock Play and Workshop August 25-27

Written on August 21, 2017 at 5:44 am, by

Portland’s Jonah Weston brings his national tour of Shel Silverstein’s The Devil and Billy Markham to San Juan Community Theatre on Friday and Saturday, August 25-26 at 7:30 p.m. Weston’s visit, which also includes a two-day workshop in SJCT’s Gubelman Theatre on August 26 and 27, is part of SJCT’s Off the Rock series, which  Continue Reading