Topic: Entertainment

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

The Met: Live in HD’s Madama Butterfly

Written on January 5, 2020 at 10:00 am, by

Leading soprano Hui He portrays the heartbreaking title role of the doomed geisha, with tenor Andrea Carè as the American naval officer who abandons her. Paulo Szot plays the role of Sharpless, and Elizabeth DeShong is Suzuki. Pier Giorgio Morandi is on the podium for Anthony Minghella’s sweeping production, a perennial audience favorite. Sunday, January  Continue Reading

Best of the Fest from Friday Harbor Film Festival

Written on December 30, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Friday Harbor Film Festival’s annual Best of the Fest series begins January 7. Award-winning, impactful feature films and shorts from the 2019 Festival will be 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 line-up includes: January 7  Continue Reading

Emree (Rhiana) Franklin

Written on December 19, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Look who’s interviewing Sheryl Crow – It’s Friday Harbor’s own Emree (Rhiana) Franklin! How cool is that? Proud parents Suzanne and Ken Franklin share this announcement… Dear Friends and Family, Exciting news is fun to share and I have some really exciting news about Rhiana (Emree) who was recently selected by Sheryl Crow for inclusion  Continue Reading

A European Village Christmas

Written on December 15, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

A Concert of Choral and Instrumental Carols, Hymns, and Anthems from France, Scandinavia, and Germany, will take place at St. David’s Episcopal Church on Saturday, December 21st at 3:00 PM. The concert will feature an unaccompanied choir directed by Richard Lind. Instrumental performances by Sue Collado, clarinet; Hanneke Klein-Robbenhaar, violin and viola; and Richard Lind,  Continue Reading

Two Christmas Shows from Island Stage Left

Written on December 11, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Island Stage Left’s “Christmas Memories” and “Omnium Gatherum” will run on different nights in the Marie Boe Building at the San Juan County Fairgrounds, December 14-24. All shows at 7:30 EXCEPT: Sunday shows at 4pm, and December 24 shows at 4pm and 6:30 pm. Reservations required and available for December 24thonly: stageleft@centurytel.net Free admission to  Continue Reading

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