Topic: Entertainment

Americana through Music and Art at SJCT June 24

Written on June 14, 2016 at 5:55 am, by

Ragtime, blues and Americana pianist Scott Kirby showcases a multi-media stage performance at San Juan Community Theatre on Friday, June 24 at 7:30 p.m. Main Street Souvenirs features live piano music, a spoken narrative, and a video presentation—all in celebration of the American heartland. The visual “projected” dimension of the program will accompany both the  Continue Reading

Author Event at the Library

Written on June 13, 2016 at 5:52 am, by

Griffin Bay Bookstore and the San Juan Island Library are collaborating to introduce readers and history buffs to La Conner author, Ashley Sweeney, and her debut novel Eliza Waite on Saturday, June 18, 7:00 pm at the Library. Set in the San Juan Islands in 1898, Eliza Waite recounts the story of a disenfranchised woman  Continue Reading

Legion Trivia Champs

Written on June 11, 2016 at 10:21 am, by

On Tuesday, June 6, team Clever Onez clenched the title of Team Trivia Champions for the 2016 season of monthly trivia games at American Legion Post 163. The other five teams congratulated the new champions who were awarded the coveted “Post 163 Trivia Champion” caps as well as a large batch of homemade brownies for  Continue Reading

Drive-In at the Fairgrounds: TOP GUN

Written on June 10, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

Top Gun is flyin’ into the Drive-In this Friday, June 10th. Head on up to the Fairgrounds and enjoy this classic 80’s flick. Parking opens at 8:00pm, and the movie starts just after 9:15 pm. $5/person, or $20 for a family of five. Age 5 and under, FREE!

Orca Sing 2016

Written on June 9, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

Orca Sing 2016, June 25 at Lime Kiln Point State Park, 7 p.m. Orca Sing is an annual event where people gather for an evening of music at Lime Kiln Point State Park to honor the Southern Resident orcas. This year’s event is the 17th annual and will take place on Saturday, June 25, beginning at  Continue Reading

Take Flight Tonight

Written on June 8, 2016 at 5:56 am, by

Here’s one more photo from Spring Street School’s production of Tumbleweed People in No-Man’s Land, playing at San Juan Community Theatre, tonight and tomorrow night at 6:00 pm. “Come and support some of the hardest working kids you’ll ever see, on or off island.”

Tumbleweed People in No Man’s Land

Written on June 5, 2016 at 10:14 am, by

Spring Street International School invites you to… Come enjoy a night of hip-hop, bluegrass tap dancin’ in the original play Tumbleweed People in No Man’s Land; premiering on June 6th at 6:00 pm in the Wittier Theatre at SJ Community Theatre. Admission is free and donations are gratefully accepted. This original play written by Spring  Continue Reading

4-H Horse Show

Written on June 5, 2016 at 10:12 am, by

The Orcas Trailblazers 4-H Horse Show is June 25 & 26 at the San Juan County Fairgrounds. Performance will be both days and gaming will happen Saturday night. The forms are on the SJC 4-H website at sanjuan.wsu.edu under leader & member resources or contact Lorena Stankevich at 376-7048 or lstankevich [@] yahoo.com. The summer  Continue Reading

Let the adventure begin!

Written on June 2, 2016 at 5:58 am, by

It’s the Discover San Juan Island 2016 Kick-Off for National Get Outdoors Day  Get ready to spend your summer on an island-wide exploration. Discover environmentally, culturally, and historically significant sites in your own backyard. The San Juan Island National Historical Park, San Juan County Land Bank, and San Juan Island Library are teaming up to bring you  Continue Reading

The Power of Song

Written on June 2, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Spring Street International School shares a sneak peek to their play “Tumbleweed People in No Mans Land…” Come and hear us wish Woody Guthrie a happy 101 years Says Lucy Ramirez, played by Stormy Hildreth: “I was raised up by my grandpa and he knew how to laugh his way through anything at all. He  Continue Reading

Retro Rocket at the Rumor Mill

Written on June 1, 2016 at 5:51 am, by

Rob Simpson of Retro Rocket shares this invitation with you… Hi Islanders, In case you’d like a little fun on Thursday night, Retro Rocket is making its 2nd appearance at the Rumor Mill at 7:00  (June 2nd). Retro Rocket is guitarist Jonathan Piff and myself performing some fun R’n’B, classic rock, and Motown hits along with a couple original tunes.  Continue Reading

Romeo and Juliet

Written on May 31, 2016 at 9:26 am, by

Here’s a note from Helen at Island Stage Left regarding their upcoming production of Romeo and Juliet… Star-crossed lovers and civil brawls will grace the Island Stage Left stages on this, its eighteenth year of “Shakespeare Under the Stars”. The classic tale of Romeo and Juliet is a timeless tale of young love, hot blood  Continue Reading

Getting Dusty and Talkin’ Back to The Man

Written on May 30, 2016 at 9:55 am, by

Spring Street International School shares this story about their upcoming play Tumbleweed People in No Mans Land… Tom Edgar Hobbs: “My father sold bibles door to door. They were so beautiful, with their gold edges and whisper-thin paper like angel wings. But I could see poor folks buying them because they thought we must’ve done  Continue Reading

SJCT Summer Film Series

Written on May 30, 2016 at 9:54 am, by

Note: Start time has been corrected to 7:30 on this series – Larry Soll shares this with us… Well fellow islanders, The curtain is going up for the Tuesday Night Film Series at San Juan Community Theatre. Beginning June 21st and for ten Tuesdays, we will screen a special movie beginning at 7:30 pm in the  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Chamber Music Festival

Written on May 30, 2016 at 5:38 am, by

Cellist Sasha von Dassow – a former member of the Florida Orchestra and music director and conductor of the North Port Symphony – returns with his second annual festival and a goal “to provide a traditional chamber music experience that brings full length, professional performances of great works to San Juan Island.” Each of the  Continue Reading

Polecat at the Rumor Mill

Written on May 29, 2016 at 3:07 pm, by

It’s always a good time at the Rumor Mill! Join us to cap off a glorious weekend – 8:00 pm Sunday, May 29th.

Parade Applications Available

Written on May 27, 2016 at 5:53 am, by

Prize Money Increased for 2016 Event! Applications are now available for the 2016 4th of July Parade. Parade organizers are expecting a full field and participants are encouraged to sign up early due to limited parade space and time considerations. The forms are available at the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce office, 135 Spring Street, or  Continue Reading

Spring Bling Event at New Day Garden

Written on May 27, 2016 at 5:48 am, by

New Day Garden has Dahlias, Dahlias, Dahlias, and this is your last chance for tubers! Come join us for our annual Spring Bling Event. Friday May 27th and Saturday May 28th 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. San Juan Dahlias still has about 50 varieties of choice tubers available for this spring planting. We will be available to  Continue Reading

Sunday Opera: Elektra

Written on May 27, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Greek tragedy meets early-20th-century Freudian psychology in Richard Strauss’s opera, Elektra, the final installment of the 2015-2016 The Met:Live in HD season. The opera will be screened at San Juan Community Theatre THIS Sunday, May 29 at 2:00 pm. The genius director Patrice Chéreau (From the House of the Dead) didn’t live to see his  Continue Reading

Teddy Bear Time!

Written on May 26, 2016 at 2:06 pm, by

It’s fun for the little ones and their adult friends in the Gubelman and patio garden at San Juan Community Theatre THIS Saturday, May 28 from Noon to 2 pm. CATS’ annual FREE Teddy Bear Picnic features face painting, cookie decorating, refreshments, and live music with local musician Kirk Fuhrmeister

Free Readers Theatre

Written on May 26, 2016 at 5:40 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre’s next On Book! Readers Theatre production is  Thursday, May 26 at 7:30 pm, featuring a dark drama written by Johnna Addams: Gidion’s Knot. Over the course of a parent/teacher conference, a mother and teacher have a fraught conversation about the mother’s son, Gidion, who committed suicide. Was he bullied severely or  Continue Reading

The New Old Time Chautauqua

Written on May 25, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

Juggling… magic… music… hula hoopsters… even aerialists! The Northwest’s New Old Time Chautauqua has all that and more to make for one exciting evening in the Whittier Theatre for the entire family THIS Saturday, May 28 at 7:30 pm. The unique collection of entertainers (45 performers in all) features both internationally acclaimed and local performers,  Continue Reading