Topic: Entertainment

The Grunch is in the House!

Written on November 16, 2016 at 5:55 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre’s Family Theatre production of The Grunch, A New Musical is all set for the Whittier THIS Thursday through Sunday, November 17-20. More than 60 Island youth and adults/parents take the stage in this heartwarming and funny story of Rudy Grunch, a grumpy 6th grader who always feels like an outsider. When the entire school  Continue Reading

Haida Gwaii

Written on November 14, 2016 at 9:05 am, by

Here’s a note from Lynn Danaher over at the Friday Harbor Film Festival after their successful event last weekend… Free Special Screening Due to popular demand, we will be hosting a special screening of Haida Gwaii: On the Edge of the World at Mike’s Cafe and Wine Bar on Tuesday November 15th at 7:00pm. The  Continue Reading

Signs Along the Way

Written on November 9, 2016 at 5:54 am, by

A Zine Launch and Reading at the Library with San Juan Writes Griffin Bay Bookstore and the San Juan Island Library take special delight in presenting San Juan Writes, a group of 13 of our very own island writers reading from their inaugural anthology, Signs Along the Way, at the Library on Wednesday, November 9th,  Continue Reading

Winter Comedy Auditions November 9

Written on November 3, 2016 at 5:47 am, by

Connecting in a technologically-obsessed world is the theme behind San Juan Community Theatre’s winter play. Auditions are being held on Wednesday, November 9 at 6:00 p.m. for Sarah Ruhl’s contemporary comedy, Dead Man’s Cell Phone. Director Tyler Ryan will be casting two men and four women for the play, which is set in a quiet  Continue Reading

FREE! Readers Theatre at SJCT

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

The issues of aging are highlighted in the next featured play of San Juan Community Theatre’s On Book! Readers Theatre series. Eric Coble’s The Velocity of Autumn will be presented in the Gubelman Theatre on Wednesday and Thursday, November 2 and 3 at 7:30 p.m. Artist Alexandria is nearly 80, and being pressured by her  Continue Reading

An Invitation from FHFF

Written on November 1, 2016 at 11:03 am, by

Dear Friends & Supporters of the Friday Harbor Film Festival, We wanted to extend to YOU, plus our honored guests at this year’s festival:  Richard Chew, an academy award winning film editor and recipient of our Lifetime Achievement award for his 50 years in the business of filmmaking.   Bruce Barr our Local Hero award for his lifetime of high  Continue Reading

Frightmare at the Fairgrounds

Written on October 29, 2016 at 5:56 pm, by

Don’t forget, the last night for this event is tonight – Saturday, October 29th. Marie DiCristina and Kim Miller were there. Marie shares these thoughts and Kim shares these photos.  Thanks for sharing you two… Hi Tim, I just left the most amazing display I’ve seen in a while. The Frightmare at the Fairgrounds is  Continue Reading

Top Athletes Set to Sky Dive into Friday Harbor’s Schools

Written on October 28, 2016 at 5:48 am, by

On November 4, as part of the Jump for Joy program, professional athletes Neil Amonson, and Jeff Shapiro will be skydiving into local schools to spark interest in living life to the fullest and this year’s Friday Harbor Film Festival. The first skydive takes place at the Middle School at 12pm and the second jump  Continue Reading

Pay What You Can Tonight

Written on October 27, 2016 at 3:29 pm, by

Steven Mallatratt’s eerie thriller, The Woman in Black, finishes up its ten-performance run at San Juan Community Theatre tonight, Thursday through Saturday, October 27-29 at 7:30 pm. Directed by Bobby Ryan, this play-within-a-play featuring a lawyer obsessed with a curse that he thinks has been cast on his family, has been receiving much acclaim from island audiences.  Continue Reading

Frightmare at the Fairgrounds

Written on October 27, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

Looking for a “Haunted House” Experience this Halloween weekend? Look no further than the fairgrounds! This year, Frightmare at the Fairgrounds returns to benefit our local Friday Harbor Thespian Society, a group of youth involved in theatre. We thank the Friday Harbor Jolly Trolley and San Juan County Fairgrounds for their support! The fun starts on Friday  Continue Reading

Preparing to Thrill

Written on October 26, 2016 at 5:57 am, by

Zombies Around the World Unite to Thrill the World! Thrill The World Is An Annual Worldwide Simultaneous Dance of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” For World Records and Charity. A Global Tribute To Michael Jackson. The Thrill The World Friday Harbor event is set for Saturday, October 29, 2016, from 2:30 – 3:15, at Brickworks being joined  Continue Reading

Astronaut & Actor Pete Freeland to Attend FHFF

Written on October 25, 2016 at 5:51 am, by

Astronaut, rocket scientist and actor, Pete Freeland, will be attending the fourth annual Friday Harbor Film Festival, which will be held November 4-5-6! Freeland grew-up in Aumsville, Oregon and graduated from Cascade High School. He then studied aerospace engineering at the University of Southern California before beginning his military career in the U.S. Air Force.  Continue Reading

A Little Night Music

Written on October 24, 2016 at 3:19 pm, by

Spring Street International School Presents: A Little Night Music with Pianist Grisha Krivchenia A concert featuring seasonal works for piano, including Beethoven’s haunting “Moonlight” sonata. Saturday, October 29, 7pm Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church 425 Spring Street Donations gratefully accepted in support of arts programming at Spring Street International School

Wailin’ and Walkin’ This Weekend

Written on October 22, 2016 at 11:13 am, by

Need A Mountain by Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer Local singer/songwriters, Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer, wrote “Need a Mountain” for the Campaign for Mount Grant Preserve because, as they stated, “it’s near to our hearts and home that has inspired us deeply. It would mean the world to us if you considered donating (any  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Film Festival Coming Soon!

Written on October 20, 2016 at 10:20 am, by

The fourth annual Friday Harbor Film Festival, which will be held November 4-5- 6, features a very exciting line-up of documentary films, as well as special events that celebrate the art of filmmaking. Over 50 films have been scheduled, featuring quality documentaries and docu-dramas that highlight compelling stories about humanitarian efforts, environmental issues, social concerns  Continue Reading

Thrilling fall play continues … if you dare!

Written on October 20, 2016 at 10:19 am, by

Steven Mallatratt’s eerie spine-tingler, The Woman in Black, returns to the San Juan Community Theatre THIS Thursday through Sunday, October 20-23. Thursday at 7:30 pm is “Pay What You Can” at the door. (Doors open at 6:30 pm). Tickets for Friday and Saturday’s 7:30 performances and Sunday’s 2:00 pm matinee are available on-line at or  Continue Reading

The Woman in Black

Written on October 14, 2016 at 5:53 am, by

It will be a dark and stormy night (at least that’s what forecasters are saying right now) … so what better way for islanders to experience it than finding THE WOMAN IN BLACK? San Juan Community Theatre’s fall thriller opens this Friday, October 14 at 7:30 pm in the Whittier Theatre.  Steven Mallatratt’s (from the book  Continue Reading

Volunteers Needed!

Written on October 12, 2016 at 5:47 am, by

Friday Harbor Film Festival is looking for volunteers. Preparations for this year’s Friday Harbor Film Festival, to be held on November 4-5-6, are well underway. The Festival will feature a very exciting line-up of documentary films, as well as many special events that celebrate the art of filmmaking. There are numerous opportunities for volunteers to  Continue Reading

Alex Ashley

Written on October 11, 2016 at 5:48 am, by

The Rumor Mill welcomes Alex Ashley this coming Friday, October 14th. A rare, triple-threat singer, songwriter and instrumentalist, Alex creates an electrifying amalgam of insightful lyrics, profound storytelling, sultry, smoky vocals and razor-sharp guitar playing that brings his songs to life with nostalgic effervescence. At just 26 years old, he has been described as “that of a well-seasoned musician  Continue Reading

The Woman in Black

Written on October 10, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

Bobby Ryan at the SJ Community Theatre created this teaser video to promote the upcoming production “The Woman in Black”. Atmosphere, illusion and controlled horror take center stage in this spine tingler that has been taking the London stage by storm for some 27 years. Steven Mallatratt’s play-within-a-play highlights a lawyer (Floyd Bourne) obsessed with  Continue Reading

Frightmare at the Fairgrounds

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

Alison Caruso is looking for volunteers to help put on this fun event… Transform a 10,000 square foot space into a haunted walk through in one weeks time… The actual event will be: Friday October 28th 5-10pm (note this will be for ages 10 & up as we will have people scaring people) $10 per  Continue Reading

Help Wanted

Written on October 4, 2016 at 5:40 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre seeks a Director for Development (PT).  Cover letters and resumes should be sent to Bobby Ryan, executive director, by October 20.  Position Description available upon request., PO Box 1063, Friday Harbor, WA 98250.