Topic: Entertainment

Why is Everyone Laughing?

Written on December 6, 2016 at 5:57 am, by

Cynthia Burke shares this good news… Hi San Juan Update – Happy Holidays! Thought you might want to share some good news about our local young folks. Hanna has been nominated for the Broadway World Cabaret award for the show she wrote, directed and performed in New York over the past year. The show is based  Continue Reading

Nutcracker Tea Party

Written on December 6, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

Salish Sea Ballet is proud to present the 2016 Nutcracker Tea Party! This interactive, family friendly event will immerse audiences into the magical winter classic and become a family tradition. The Nutcracker Tea Party features new, original ballet choreography that celebrates San Juan Island and its local culture while remaining true to The Nutcracker’s classical  Continue Reading

Conscientious Projector Documentaries with Rob Simpson

Written on December 6, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Join documentary series host Rob Simpson for a screening of the hilarious political satire ‘Wag the Dog’ (Rated R)starring Dustin Hoffman and Robert De Niro. Refreshments are provided courtesy of the Friends of the Library.  Monday, December 12, 7:00 pm, at the San Juan Island Library. Warning: This movie is rated R and contains explicit  Continue Reading

Holiday Event at SJCT

Written on December 5, 2016 at 5:27 pm, by

Oh what a night!  San Juan Community Theatre’s annual Holiday Festival FUNdraiser on Saturday proved once again how much our little island supports the arts.  More than $125,000 was raised, thanks to the many donors who bid on silent and live auctions, purchased CATS raffle tickets and held up their paddles for the FUND a  Continue Reading

San Juan Singers Present: Christmas Reflections

Written on December 5, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

San Juan Singers have been serenading our community for nearly forty years; it isn’t just a concert anymore… it has become part of our Island tradition. Angel Michaels is hoping our audience will leave these concerts with their hearts a little lighter, and their heads filled with resonances that can only be heard in live  Continue Reading

SJCT Holiday Gala Event

Written on November 28, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

  San Juan Community Theatre’s annual Holiday Festival on Saturday, December 3 brings island and theater friends together to embrace the joy of the holidays and help keep the Theatre thriving at the same time. The nonprofit theatre’s biggest fundraiser of the year, the Festival features gourmet food, silent and live auctions and island entertainment.  Continue Reading

Movies at Mike’s

Written on November 22, 2016 at 11:22 am, by

Movies at Mike’s Cafe & Wine bar Tuesday, November 22nd from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Taming Wild and Lime Kiln Park & the Killer Whales Movies are FREE and donations are welcome. Plan to come early to enjoy Mike’s great vegan meals and wine. Mike’s Cafe & Wine Bar, 135 2nd Street, Friday Harbor.

Omnium Gatherum

Written on November 22, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Island Stage Left will be performing another collection of seasonal stories, poetry and music under the title “Omnium Gatherum” – meaning “a gathering of all”. Join us in our warm and cozy venue for a celebration of the season! This year we hope, once again, to nurture “hygge” – the traditional Danish concept of “coziness  Continue Reading

Hope Wanted

Written on November 20, 2016 at 10:06 am, by

Young Spring Street School writers speak up. Louis Prussack from Spring Street School invites you to this special event on Wednesday: Dear Families and Friends, Next Wednesday, Kate Small’s students will be doing a reading at the Presbyterian Church across the street from Spring Street School. I would urge you to attend. Not just because  Continue Reading

Old-Fashioned Christmas Market

Written on November 20, 2016 at 5:30 am, by

The First Annual Brickworks Old-Fashioned Christmas Market Lights up winter on December 3rd and 4th in Friday Harbor Step back in time to a magical European-style Christmas Market on December 3rd and 4th, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm. The historic Brickworks barn will glow with sparkling lights illuminating an island crafts market with local food vendors, farm produce,  Continue Reading

Chamber Chat

Written on November 18, 2016 at 5:38 am, by

It’s time for the November issue of Chamber Chat, written by Lauren Cohen, Co-owner San Juan Canvas, LLC and Chamber of Commerce Board President… Wow… it seems like we were just talking about our busy summer and here we are with the holidays right around the corner. The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce Board of  Continue Reading

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