Topic: Entertainment

SJCT Goes Off-Site with Poignant Comedy

Written on July 3, 2017 at 9:29 am, by

An elderly artist, her estranged son and 100 Molotov cocktails form the setting for San Juan Community Theatre’s special Off-Site production of The Velocity of Autumn. Eric Coble’s poignant comedy, directed by Carol Hooper, is presented at the San Juan County Fairgrounds Thursdays through Saturdays, July 6-15 at 7:30 pm and Sundays, July 9 and  Continue Reading

Summer Film Series

Written on July 3, 2017 at 5:55 am, by

Ed. note – this post has been updated to correct the date of the showing of Abacus. It will show on July 18th, not on the 11th as previously posted… Fellow Film Buffs, Here are descriptions of the next two movies The Red Turtle, Tuesday, July 4th at 7:30 pm The Red Turtle Rated PG  Continue Reading

Summer Night Music Concert Series Opens July 6

Written on June 30, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre’s summer Night Music series marks its sixth year showcasing local talents with a Summer Melodious Notes concert on Thursday, July 6 at 7:30 p.m. Island clarinetist Sue Collado (who coordinates the annual Melodious Notes Over the Harbor chamber concerts each Spring) brings her friends into the Gubelman for an intimate concert  Continue Reading

Carver Short Story as Readers Theatre

Written on June 29, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre presents an experimental version of its popular readers theatre program on Sunday and Monday, July 2-3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Gubelman Theatre. Raymond Carver’s short story, “Beginners,” will be presented verbatim, without cutting or altering a word – but as semi-staged theater. Actors will take the parts of the different  Continue Reading

Kuinka at SJCT Saturday

Written on June 28, 2017 at 5:53 am, by

Seattle String Band Reinvents “Americana” Both a unique name and a unique sound characterize the Seattle-area band performing at San Juan Community Theatre on Saturday, July 1 at 7:30 p.m. Kuinka is a distinct breed of string band—one proudly defiant of preconceived notions of what fits under the label “Americana.” The band’s name comes from  Continue Reading

Shakespeare Classic with a Twist in HD

Written on June 27, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

National Theatre Live in London takes on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity, screened at San Juan Community Theatre on Friday, June 30 at 7:00 p.m. Simon Godwin (NT Live: Man and Superman, NT Live: The Beaux’ Stratagem) directs this joyous new production of Twelfth Night, with Tamsin Greig (Friday Night Dinner, Black Books, Episodes) as  Continue Reading

5th Annual FH Film Festival

Written on June 27, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

This year is the 5th Anniversary of the Friday Harbor Film Festival! We are delighted to have become an important regional documentary film festival and a continuing favorite of the filmmakers themselves! For 2017 we have 4 returning filmmakers with new films. We also will be featuring 2 films we have supported throughout their production:  Continue Reading

The Velocity of Autumn

Written on June 26, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

The San Juan Community Theater announces its first “Off Site” production, “The Velocity of Autumn” by Eric Coble, co-produced with the San Juan County Fair and presented over two long weekends at the fairgrounds’ Marie Boe Building, starting July 6. This deeply engaging 90-minute play looks at aging and family dynamics from the perspectives of  Continue Reading

SJCT’s Summer Film Series

Written on June 26, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre’s Summer Film Series June 27th and July 4th Fellow Film Buffs, here are descriptions of the next two movies: Tuesday June 27, 7:30 pm Music of Strangers Rated PG-13 96 minutes This film tells the extraordinary story of a renowned international musical collective created by legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma. The feature-length  Continue Reading

Kiwanis at the Pig War Picnic

Written on June 26, 2017 at 5:40 am, by

Come and enjoy our annual tradition of an old-fashioned 4th of July with the Friday Harbor Kiwanis Club at the Pig War Picnic. There will be plenty of activities, live music, and the best BBQ pulled pork sandwiches you can find. Join over 2,000 of your friends at the Historical Museum grounds, 405 Price Street,  Continue Reading

Humble Boy Under the Stars

Written on June 24, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

Island Stage Left’s production of Humble Boy, by award-winning playwright Charlotte Jones, is now playing under the stars at 8:15 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 1062 Wold Road. It’s the funny and poignant story of a young astrophysicist who returns home for his father’s funeral to find his mother already involved with another man  Continue Reading

One Place, Many Histories: Thunderbirds Raised Her

Written on June 23, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

The San Juan Island Grange Lecture Series, in conjunction with the Setting Sun Institute (Lummi), Students for the Salish Sea (WWU), and Whiteswan Environmental (WE) is honored to host an evening of music, food, and conversation with the remarkable vocal group WAGEEYAH-I-CHX-IYABAE, Thunderbirds Raised Her. Thunderbirds Raised Her are sisters Billie Lynn Jefferson, Danielle Kili  Continue Reading

Drive In at the Fair

Written on June 21, 2017 at 5:57 am, by

The San Juan County Fairgrounds is excited to kick off the Drive-in season with the Secret Life of Walter Mitty, this Friday, June 23rd at the San Juan County Fairgrounds. Admission is $5/person or $20 for a family of 5 (Age 5 and under, free). Pack the car with blankets and head on over to  Continue Reading

Pearl Django

Written on June 17, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

Summer Sizzles with a Visit from the Northwest’s Gypsy Jazz Kings! Pearl Django brings their hot club style of gypsy jazz back to San Juan Community Theatre on Saturday, June 24 at 7:30 p.m. The band celebrates more than two decades in existence, having played throughout the world, including at the prestigious Festival Django Reinhardt  Continue Reading

FHFF Does Waimea

Written on June 15, 2017 at 8:37 am, by

Lynn Danaher, Executive Director of the Friday Harbor Film Festival shares this report on the recent event in Hawaii… I am happy to report we had moderately successful one day film festival on Kauai yesterday! Best of the FHFF “Stories of the Pacific” We had 84 attendees, Karen and Susan both attended and spent some  Continue Reading

Summer Film Series

Written on June 15, 2017 at 8:36 am, by

Larry Soll shares more information with you about the SJCT Summer Film Series… Fellow Film Buffs, Ready, Set, Show! Time to get serious about the second season of the Tuesday Night Film Series. All shows begin at 7:30 pm. Here are descriptions of the first two movies: 20th Century Women Tuesday June 20 Rated R  Continue Reading


Written on June 12, 2017 at 5:52 am, by

The San Juan Community Home Trust invites you to join us at the Brickworks for our 5th annual Fiesta San Juan, Sunday, July 16th from 4:30pm to 9pm. We are serving up Margaritas, Food, and Music for your enjoyment, Dancing for some fun and exercise, and Live and “Chance” Auction items to satisfy your wish  Continue Reading

Barbershop Bonanza

Written on June 2, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

The barber pole rumor has it that most islanders are very specific: They either claim to love Barbershop music, or… not so much! But could it be one of those “I don’t know how to describe it, but I know what I like” things? For clarification – a definition of Barbershop singing:  Close four-part harmonies,  Continue Reading

LEOs Gift to ISL

Written on May 31, 2017 at 11:49 am, by

BJ Brandli, advisor of the high school LEO Club, presents Island Stage Left’s co-founder Helen Machin-Smith with a $500 check. “The student members of our LEO Club have grown up with Island Stage Left’s summertime performances of “Shakespeare Under the Stars” and felt very strongly about giving this gift to the theater.” Island Stage Left  Continue Reading

Lost & Found The Film

Written on May 30, 2017 at 5:55 am, by

The Friday Harbor Film Festival Proudly Presents the Last in Our Winter Series – Audience Favorites: Lost and Found The Japanese tsunami of 2011 swept an estimated 25 million ton of debris into the Pacific Ocean. Some of it eventually washed up on North American shores, to be recovered by beachcombers who, in many instances,  Continue Reading

Tuesday Night Summer Film Series

Written on May 30, 2017 at 5:42 am, by

Fellow Film Buffs, Here is the complete line up of films for this year’s Tuesday Night Film Series at the Community Theatre: Date-Title-Rating Language-Buzz June 20 – 20th Century Women – R English – Oscar nominee, original screen play June 27, 2017 – Music of Strangers – PG-13 English – Critics Choice nominee, July 4  Continue Reading

Side Show People in Shenandoah

Written on May 26, 2017 at 5:54 am, by

This year, Spring Street International School ​takes on the American Civil War, in Side Show People in Shenandoah – A Civil War Circus. 35 performers have built a musical play out of an actual telegram sent from Winchester Virginia to the New York Times, ​o​n October 14th, 1863, at 7:00 AM: Circus performers took last  Continue Reading