Topic: Entertainment

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

Official Race Results

Written on May 24, 2016 at 5:54 am, by

Island Rec – Hill of Thrills Soap Box Derby race results Island Rec announces winners of the first Hill of Thrills Soap Box Derby. Twenty participants ranged in age from 6 through adult. It was hard to say which age group had more fun. The Cutthroat Pirates were there in force not only racing their  Continue Reading

Tumbleweed People in No Man’s Land

Written on May 23, 2016 at 5:49 am, by

In just about two weeks, the Spring Street History Play will open on the Whittier Stage at SJCT. It will be the culmination of a school-year’s worth of reading, writing, researching and debating. This play is about the Great Depression and it is seriously bluegrass flavored, with a nice big side order of tap dancing. Featuring  Continue Reading

Hill of Thrills Soap Box Derby

Written on May 21, 2016 at 2:10 pm, by

Island Rec held their first annual Hill of Thrills soap box derby on Saturday and had a great turnout for this first-ever event here on the island. 18 racers competed in 3 different age groups. PJ Nixon took first place in the 5 to 8 years old category; Timmy Mountford won first place in the  Continue Reading

Wine Dinner Benefit for Wolf Hollow

Written on May 14, 2016 at 7:20 am, by

Coho Restaurant in Friday Harbor will be hosting a special wine dinner with Côte Bonneville at 6pm on May 20th, 2016 to benefit Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. Côte Bonneville produces great wines that begin in the vineyards. They planted Washington’s acclaimed DuBrul Vineyard in 1992 and founded this estate winery in 2001. Coho will  Continue Reading

The Addams Family

Written on May 12, 2016 at 9:46 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre’s monstrous spring musical returns this week… starting with a “Pay What You Can” night this Thursday, May 12 at 7:30 pm. No advance tickets are sold for this show; simply show up (doors open at 6:30 pm) and give what you can at the door. The Addams Family, A New Musical  Continue Reading

Boat Parade Winners Announced

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

The Opening Day Boat Parade, “A Community Afloat” on May 1st was a wonderful, fun community event! Forty boats were involved in the Opening Day festivities. Orca Star with the American Legion Post 163 Color Guard led the parade, saluted by 3 volleys from the American Legion Rifle Salute Squad, and followed by the classic  Continue Reading

Parade Dignitaries Announced

Written on May 9, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the Co-Grand Marshals and Honored Citizens for the 2016 Independence Day Parade in Friday Harbor. In keeping with the theme “America the Beautiful…100 Years of National Parks!”, the Grand Marshals will be Mike Vouri, representing the Parks Past and History, and newly appointed National  Continue Reading

Praise for The Addams Family

Written on May 8, 2016 at 5:51 am, by

They’re scary and they’re ghastly, but also weirdly classy, They’ve come to San Juan Island, The Addams Family. For your own entertainment and to support the San Juan Community Theatre, I hope you will not miss THE ADDAMS FAMILY, on stage from May 6-21. This is a fantastic production full of bizarre touches. Last night’s  Continue Reading

Out of the dark… FRIDAY!

Written on May 5, 2016 at 5:56 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre’s spring musical, The Addams Family, opens in the Whittier this Friday, May 6 at 7:30 pm, with 10 performances through May 21. Directed by Carol Hooper, with musical direction by Jim Collado, this latest translation of the iconic unique and monstrous characters brings the issue of “normal” versus “weird” families to the forefront.  The  Continue Reading

Music on Saturday

Written on May 4, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

Kerry Andrews invites you to a night of live music this Saturday at Brickworks… Hi Tim! We’re throwing a concert this Saturday at Brickworks! It’s meant to celebrate my dear friends 40th birthday, but it’s open to the public! And we need to sell more tickets – we have several bands coming. Would you please  Continue Reading

Cruise Into History: Smugglers’ Blues

Written on May 4, 2016 at 5:37 am, by

Smuggling, murder and fast boats in the San Juan Islands If you love a leisurely cruise around the San Juan Islands and are curious about the smugglers of olde that haunted our shores, the Orcas Island Historical Society invites you to climb aboard the “Cruise Into History” yacht that leaves from the Orcas ferry landing  Continue Reading

Deadline Monday for Sunken Park Poetry Contest

Written on May 2, 2016 at 10:01 am, by

Town of Friday Harbor Arts Commission sponsors poetry contest Local writers are invited to submit poems inspired by the natural beauty of San Juan Island for the Sunken Park Poetry Contest sponsored by the Friday Harbor Arts Commission. The winner will read the selected poem at the unveiling of a Town of Friday Harbor mural  Continue Reading

Battle of the Bands

Written on April 30, 2016 at 10:43 am, by

San Juan Update high school intern Brook Ashcraft shares this report on last week’s event at Brickworks… The witty and humble Eric Sable hosted the first annual Battle of the Bands at Brickworks on April 22nd. The event featured music by Monkeys Like Bananas, the FHHS Combo Band, Funksgiving, and others. There was dancing, a beat-box  Continue Reading

FHFF Presents: Unbranded

Written on April 30, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

Friday Harbor Film Festival Winter Series: Audience Choice Presents: Unbranded Directed by Phil Baribeau, Unbranded is an in-between-college-and-real-life adventure that makes the case for better land and wild horse management. After adopting a group of wild mustangs from the Bureau of Land Management, a small group of recent college grads decide to live out their  Continue Reading

A Wine Event at Duck Soup Inn

Written on April 28, 2016 at 6:28 pm, by

Emily from the Duck Soup Inn writes to share an invitation to their upcoming event this weekend…  We have a fun wine event happening this Sunday that I thought Islanders might be interested in. Next Sunday May 1st will be our first wine social of the season featuring Brooks Winery of Willamette Valley, Oregon. This  Continue Reading

Piano, Violin and Guitar

Written on April 27, 2016 at 5:51 am, by

Fred Yockers of Spring Street International School shares this invitation with you… Come see and hear Gavin Goodrich, Spring Street International School sophomore, and guest performers in a Concert of piano, violin and guitar music held in the Gubelman Theatre of the San Juan Community Theatre this Friday, April 29th at 7:00 pm. Admission is  Continue Reading

Wanted: Face Painters

Written on April 26, 2016 at 5:53 am, by

The Soroptimists of Friday Harbor will again offer face painting at the Children’s Festival this year. They are in need of face painters and helpers. The Children Festival takes place on May 7th, from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. We need to have more people for painting faces with an hour or two commitment and also some  Continue Reading

Preview of Town’s Hanging Baskets

Written on April 23, 2016 at 5:34 am, by

One of the stops on the SJI Garden Club’s April 16th Hosted Excursion to Sunnyside Nursery in Marysville was Channel View Nursery in La Conner. The nursery prepares the town of Friday Harbor’s hanging baskets. Sandy Jenson gave the group a ‘preview look’ at the baskets she has prepared for the town this year. The initial basket planting  Continue Reading