Topic: Entertainment

Night Music Thursday

Written on July 6, 2016 at 12:48 pm, by

  One trio and two individual singer/songwriters make up the next Night Music concert at San Juan Community Theatre THIS Thursday, July 7 at 7:30 pm. Palace Guard’s unique sounds combine shades of Seattle musical backgrounds, Post-Post Grunge, with maybe a dash of 70s rock swagger. All singers and songwriters who also sprinkle in some  Continue Reading

An Iconic Whale and a Film

Written on July 6, 2016 at 5:55 am, by

It’s time for this month’s history column from the SJI Historical Museum… Before there was Free Willy… there was Namu, the Killer Whale. How many reading this today were involved in the production of that first film 50 years ago? The Journal reported that locations here included the Friday Harbor Cannery, Friday Harbor School (anyone  Continue Reading

Drive-In at the Fairgrounds

Written on July 6, 2016 at 5:49 am, by

Head on over to the Fairgrounds, this Friday July 8th for the final Drive-In of the season—Dirty Dancing! Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances “Baby” Houseman falls in love with the camp’s dance instructor, Johnny Castle. Parking is first come, first served and will start at 8:00 pm, taller vehicles and/or vehicles  Continue Reading

Rene Bibaud of Ropeworks

Written on July 5, 2016 at 5:55 am, by

This Wednesday, July 6 at 1:30 PM, the San Juan Island Library Presents Rene Bibaud’s Ropeworks Show, held on the grounds of Friday Harbor Elementary School. Rene is a performance artist and former coach with the world-famous Cirque Du Soleil Troupe. She combines her skills as a professional rope jumper, educator, entertainer and athlete to create  Continue Reading


Written on July 4, 2016 at 11:39 pm, by

In case you missed it, here are some shots of the fireworks over Friday Harbor this July 4th. Click any thumbnail below to enlarge.

SJCT Summer Film Series

Written on July 4, 2016 at 7:18 am, by

Well Fellow Film Buffs, The second week of our film series confirmed that there are a lot of people here who appreciate independent films. The audience of over 100 laughed out loud (LOL for your hipper folks) at “Meet the Patels”. We hope to see all of you at the Community Theatre this coming Tuesday  Continue Reading

When the Ferry Arrives in Friday Harbor

Written on July 3, 2016 at 10:54 am, by

This was enough fun when it originally posted 3 years ago that it seemed like a good idea to post it again. Enjoy… This is what happens on Front Street when the ferries come and go. A production of Dustrude Photography done for the San Juan Update. Three days of shooting from many different angles  Continue Reading

Parade Volunteers Wanted

Written on July 1, 2016 at 1:14 pm, by

Represent the Friday Harbor Film Festival in the 4th of July parade! Join the fun! There is room for riders in the FHFF truck, and we need walkers to pass out FHFF magnets and greet the crowd. How Do You Participate? Stop by the Friday Harbor Film Festival office, this Friday, Saturday, or Sunday (July  Continue Reading

Romeo and Juliet

Written on June 30, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Star-crossed lovers and civil brawls will grace the Island Stage Left stages on this, its eighteenth year of “Shakespeare Under the Stars”. This summer will showcase the classic tale of Romeo and Juliet – a timeless story of young love, hot blood and destiny. As ISL continues the professional quality for which it is known, it  Continue Reading

Dance With Salish Sea Ballet at the Fair

Written on June 30, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

Salish Sea Ballet invites dancers to perform on stage at the San Juan County Fair in August. No experience necessary. Rehearsals for ages 7 and up take place on Thursdays, 4:00-5:30 pm at the Salish Sea Ballet studio (689 Airport Center). We will perform original choreography based on this yearʼs theme: “Barn And Raised In The Islands”. Dancers  Continue Reading

WOW – 6 Years Already!

Written on June 29, 2016 at 5:55 am, by

The Rumor Mill, Friday Harbor’s only live music dinner venue, is celebrating its 6th anniversary on July 3rd. Peggy & Oren have a great celebration weekend lined up with fun music, great food & satisfying libations. Start the weekend off right on Friday evening with San Juan Island’s Surf Cowboy, dancing to classic rock covers with  Continue Reading

Fiesta San Juan

Written on June 29, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

We’re having a party! The San Juan Community Home Trust invites you to join us at the Brickworks for our 4th annual Fiesta San Juan, Sunday, July 17th from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. We are serving up Margaritas, Food, and Music for your enjoyment, Dancing for some fun and exercise, and Live and Silent Auction items to  Continue Reading

Chamber Music Festival

Written on June 28, 2016 at 5:52 am, by

FH Chamber Music Festival June 29, July 1 & 3 The second annual Friday Harbor Chamber Music Festival, played by Northwest professionals and featuring the best of local composers and performers, returns to San Juan Community Theatre on Wednesday and Friday, June 29 and July 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 3 at 2:00 pm.  Continue Reading

Library Presents Comedy Stunt Show

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

The San Juan Island Library Presents: Wednesday Afternoon Performance with Matt Baker This Wednesday, June 29 at 1:30 PM it’s the Matt Baker Comedy Stunt Show, held on the grounds of Friday Harbor Elementary School. Matt is a five-time Guinness World Record holder, and hip comedic performer with a fast-paced show full of audience participation. He  Continue Reading

Summer Film Series Continues

Written on June 26, 2016 at 5:59 am, by

Larry Soll of the Summer Film Series shares this note with you… Well Fellow Film Buffs, The first week of our film series was a great success.  Our audience of about 75 gave “Mustang” a warm and empathetic reception.  This week’s film “Meet the Patels” is definitely lighter and more upbeat.  I think you will  Continue Reading

Historical Scavenger Hunt

Written on June 25, 2016 at 9:27 am, by

San Juan Island Historical Scavenger Hunt Here’s a fun way to explore San Juan Island this summer, and perhaps win a cool prize for your family at the same time! San Juan Historical Society and Museum, in partnership with Ernie’s Café, is sponsoring a Historical Scavenger Hunt, with the prize winners being drawn on October 1,  Continue Reading

Parade Seating

Written on June 25, 2016 at 9:23 am, by

Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church will have seating available for folks who need it and their companions to watch the 4th of July parade. To reserve your seat please call the Church at 378-4544 or email us at fhpresbyterian [@] Laura Concord Office Coordinator FH Presbyterian Church

Come Play Summer Bingo with Soroptimists

Written on June 23, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Bingo comes back to Friday Harbor!   On both Saturday, June 25 and July 2 Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor again will hold Bingo at the Mullis Center. Doors open at 1:30 PM and play will begin at 2 PM. The games will be sponsored by Friday Harbor Electric and by Vacation Doorways. This is a  Continue Reading

Retro Rocket

Written on June 22, 2016 at 5:18 pm, by

Retro Rocket returns to The Rumor Mill stage Wednesday, June 22 at 7:00 pm with their collection of R’n’B, Motown, and Rock hits to celebrate the release of Rob’s CD project titled “Return from Never Was”. Retro Rocket will also be performing a few tunes from the new CD.

Summer Celebration and Benefit

Written on June 19, 2016 at 5:23 am, by

It’s a summer celebration and benefit with the Plutons Organ Trio – Ready for something super cool to celebrate the start of Summer?!! Get into the social season, sunshine groove with some soul food & music! The Plutons Organ Trio from Portland will be making a special appearance at Brickworks. Be prepared to party, bring  Continue Reading

Island Writers at the Fair!

Written on June 18, 2016 at 5:51 am, by

Calling All Island Writers for the San Juan County Fair! Do you enjoy writing poetry, short fiction, or creative nonfiction? How about writing for children, or writing about the Fair theme? Writers of all ages are welcome to submit original, unpublished works. While the limit of entries is 4 entries per person, your imagination is  Continue Reading

OIFF’s SFP Winners

Written on June 17, 2016 at 5:51 am, by

Orcas Island Film Festival’s Short Film Project Announces Winners Three films featuring the San Juan Islands will be screened at the 3rd annual Orcas Island Film Festival, October 7th – 10th Orcas Island, WA … The Orcas Island Film Festival announces three winning scripts to be produced this summer, exploring the San Juan Archipelago and  Continue Reading