Topic: Entertainment

Concerts to Benefit “Salish Sea Stands Against Kinder Morgan” Coming Soon

Written on March 18, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

Canadian First Nations, environmental organizations, and internationally recognized musician Luke Wallace, join the “Pull Together” music tour to resist the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion. The proposed Kinder Morgan expansion would greatly increase vessel traffic and the risk of an oil spill in the Salish Sea. The concert tour, coming to the San Juan  Continue Reading

Mod Carousel: Boylesque Sensations

Written on March 15, 2017 at 5:10 pm, by

Mod Carousel is bringing an evening of tantalizing tease with a mix of both classical and neo burlesque flavors to Friday Harbor! Mod Carousel is a multidisciplinary boylesque collective featuring the talents of Paris Original, Trojan Original, the Luminous Pariah, and Moscato Extatique. Paris Original and Trojan Original are no strangers to the islands, having  Continue Reading

Young Filmmakers Project

Written on March 15, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

Call for Submissions: Young Filmmakers Project Friday Harbor Film Festival is putting out the call for films to be submitted for their Young Filmmakers Project. This is open to all students ranging from grade 7 to their first year of University or College. Theme for 2017: Pacific Connections: Share a film with the FHFF that  Continue Reading

Blues Music Award-Winner in Friday Harbor March 18

Written on March 15, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

Blues guitarist Walter Trout’s Alive in Amsterdam tour (which stops at San Juan Community Theatre on Saturday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m.) celebrates a successful comeback for the veteran musician.  Following a bleak diagnosis of life-threatening liver failure and hepatitis C in 2013, his rebirth began with a successful transplant in May 2014. And in 2016, his  Continue Reading

Music at SJCT This Weekend

Written on March 8, 2017 at 5:56 am, by

We have three nights of music coming up this weekend at San Juan Community Theatre… First, let’s start in the middle with Heart by Heart, on Saturday, March 11 at 7:30 pm, and a mega dose of classic rock featuring TWO original band members from the BILLBOARD chart-topping band, HEART. Led by Heart’s Rock and Roll  Continue Reading

Spring Talent Show

Written on March 6, 2017 at 5:44 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag this morning we have a letter from Frank Penwell about the upcoming Spring Talent Show… Friday Harbor Grange and Community Treasures are planning and sponsoring an open local talent contest for April 6th, 2017. We would like to ask for your help in promoting an opportunity and learning experience for  Continue Reading

Why is Everyone Laughing?

Written on March 2, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

Proud mom Cynthia Burke shares some happy news from her daughter Hanna… Hanna Burke wrote, produced, directed and starred in her show based on Madeline Kahn’s life.  The one hour show is a mixture of stories & songs from Madeline’s life and career and Hanna has been performing the show in New York over the  Continue Reading


Written on February 23, 2017 at 5:52 am, by

Just got this note from Sarah Hansen to share with you… Carnevale – A Masquerade Ball at the Fairgrounds this Saturday! Carnevale, a Venetian-themed masquerade ball kicks off its first annual bash this Saturday, February 25th at 7:30 pm at the Fairgrounds main building. The host is a fledgling non-profit, On Sacred Ground, hoping to build Carnevale to an  Continue Reading

Dead Man’s Cell Phone

Written on February 15, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

  “Fantastical” Comedy Fun at SJCT Sarah Ruhl’s Dead Man’s Cell Phone opens THIS Friday, February 17 at 7:30 pm in the Gubelman Theatre at San Juan Community Theatre. And audiences can expect the unexpected in this unique theatrical experience. The story centers on Jean, a woman who encounters a dead man and his cell  Continue Reading

Intermediate Acting Class for Youth

Written on February 10, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

A new afterschool class is being offered for experienced island actors in sixth through eighth grades. San Juan Community Theatre’s Youth and Family Program Director Penelope Haskew is leading the “Intermediate Acting” classes in the Gubelman Theatre on Tuesdays, February 28 through March 28, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The five-session workshop will be  Continue Reading

Roméo et Juliette

Written on February 9, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

Shakespeare Love Story in HD February 12 The Met: Live in HD reunites the electrifying team of Vittorio Grigolo and Diana Damrau in a new production of Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, screened at San Juan Community Theatre on Sunday, February 12 at 2:00 p.m. Hailed by The New York Times for singing “with white-hot sensuality  Continue Reading

No Man’s Land

Written on February 2, 2017 at 5:51 am, by

Following their hit run on Broadway, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the West End stage in London in  National Theatre Live’s No Man’s Land, screened at San Juan Community Theatre THIS Friday, February 3 at 7:00 pm. Harold Pinter’s comic classic takes us to a summer evening when two ageing writers, Hirst and Spooner, meet in a Hampstead pub and  Continue Reading

The Eagle Huntress

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

In the SJ Update mailbag today we have this letter from Larry Soll… Next week, the Palace Theatre will be showing The Eagle Huntress, a beautiful film about a young Mongolian (Kazakh) girl who wishes to follow her family’s heritage and become an eagle hunter. While there are questions about some of the movie’s assumptions  Continue Reading

Chicago Auditions at SJCT

Written on January 26, 2017 at 5:38 am, by

Spring Musical Auditions 29 & 30 Adults and teens 15 years and older are invited to audition for San Juan Community Theatre’s jazzy spring musical: CHICAGO. Director Margaret Hall will be holding auditions at the PARC Building (70 Saltspring Drive) on Sunday, January 29 at 1:30 p.m. and Monday, January 30 at 6:30 p.m. CHICAGO is  Continue Reading

“Winter Moonlight” Piano-Style at SJCT

Written on January 25, 2017 at 5:44 am, by

Northwest and internationally-acclaimed pianist Kay Zavislak presents a solo concert at San Juan Community Theatre on Saturday, January 28 at 7:30 p.m. Zavislak’s “Winter Moonlight” features an interesting mix of miniatures and masterworks, highlighting various musical eras and styles ranging from the sublime Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven, to jazzy Gershwin and the epic Dante Sonata  Continue Reading

Knowledge Bowl 2017

Written on January 23, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

The 23rd annual Knowledge Bowl will be held on Monday, February 6, at the Community Theatre. Our fabulous Friday Harbor Jazz Band will begin performing at 6:30 and the FH High School PTA will be offering baked treats in the lobby before and during the event. The competition begins at 7 PM. Teams consist of the  Continue Reading

Valentine’s Day Dinner

Written on January 19, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

The restaurant at Friday Harbor House is having a special on Valentine’s Day. Here they are with more on that… Join the restaurant at Friday Harbor House for a Valentine’s celebration to remember. Enjoy a champagne toast on arrival, followed by 5-courses of scintillating cuisine inspired by the flavors of love and natural aphrodisiacs. The  Continue Reading

The Wizard of OZ

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

Take the original story and music from the original motion picture, add a little steampunk to the costumes, a little modern technology to the set and some 60 local youth, and you have THE WIZARD of OZ, island and San Juan Community Theatre-style! Directed by Jenni Merritt, the FHHS & FHMS production opens this Thursday,  Continue Reading

Oscar Night with FHFF

Written on January 12, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

Save the Date: Come and Celebrate Oscar Night with the Friday Harbor Film Festival at the San Juan Island Yacht Club, located at 273 Front Street in Friday Harbor February 26. Doors open at 4:30pm! We will be celebrating Oscar Night. Tickets for this fun Soiree, Dinner, Silent and Live Auction are available at our  Continue Reading

Where to Invade Next

Written on January 8, 2017 at 5:44 am, by

Just in time for the new year and fresh starts, the Friday Harbor Film Festival presents America’s favorite political provocateur, Michael Moore, with his film, “Where to Invade Next”. Moore has been honored  by festivals and critics alike. This new film is hilarious and subversive. An Academy Award winning director, Moore confronts the more pressing issues facing  Continue Reading

Auditions at SJCT this Sunday

Written on January 3, 2017 at 8:40 am, by

Readers Theatre Auditions January 8 Islanders will all levels of acting experience are invited to audition for San Juan Community Theatre’s On Book! Readers Theatre series on Sunday, January 8 at 2:00 p.m. The free ongoing reader theatre series is designed to gather island actors and friends to read new, classic and prize-winning plays before an  Continue Reading

Last day to vote for Hanna Burke

Written on December 31, 2016 at 1:38 pm, by

Proud mom Cynthia asks your help – It’s the last day to vote for Hanna Burke – Help her win the Broadway Cabaret Award – She needs some votes Today! Here’s a note from Hanna: My Dear Friends and Family! I am surprised and very honored to find out that I have been nominated for a  Continue Reading