Topic: Entertainment

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

Praise for Venus in Fur

Written on April 22, 2016 at 5:40 am, by

People are talking about Venus in Fur, with good things to say. Helen of Island Stage Left has this to share about their current production… “Venus in Fur” is a smash hit! We recommend that you don’t leave this until the last minute, as audiences are building and the buzz is all over town! We  Continue Reading

National Poetry Month with Jessica Gigot

Written on April 20, 2016 at 5:37 am, by

Griffin Bay Bookstore and the San Juan Island Library are proud to be co-sponsoring an evening celebrating National Poetry Month with Skagit Valley poet and farmer, Jessica Gigot, on Wednesday, April 27, 7:00 pm at the Library. Jessica Gigot returns to San Juan Island this spring with her debut collection of poems in ‘Flood Patterns’;  Continue Reading

Parade Theme Announced

Written on April 19, 2016 at 4:02 pm, by

2016’s Friday Harbor 4th Of July Parade Theme Announced San Juan Island’s Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the theme for the 2016 Independence Day Parade in Friday Harbor: “America the Beautiful… 100 Years of National Parks!” The National Park Service turns 100 years of age in 2016 and San Juan Island is excited to  Continue Reading

Fragile Waters Opens on Earth Day

Written on April 19, 2016 at 5:48 am, by

Fragile Waters, a traveling fine art photography exhibition, opens Saturday, April 23, Earth Day weekend, and will run through September 5, Labor Day, 2016 at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA), Friday Harbor, Washington. Fragile Waters is a powerful aesthetic and environmental statement, blending inspiring black-and- white photography by three renowned photographers; Ansel  Continue Reading

The Conscientious Projector

Written on April 18, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

Rob Simpson shares these thoughts as the Conscientious Projector Film Series comes to a close… Hello Discerning Islanders, Today (Monday April 18) brings to a close Conscientious Projector ​as a monthly series. Over the last five years we’ve seen so many pieces of the puzzle, that it is a real challenge to put the pieces together. And even  Continue Reading

Local Author Pens Modern Ghost Story

Written on April 18, 2016 at 5:41 am, by

Ghosts walk the roads of modern San Juan Island in “Departure”, the latest outing by local author Anne L. Watson. The novella — part ghost story, part historical novel, part fable — features Henry, a worker of the Roche Harbor Lime & Cement Company, and Charlotte, the young daughter of a Friday Harbor merchant, as  Continue Reading

Call for Children’s Festival Activity Providers

Written on April 18, 2016 at 5:36 am, by

Island Rec is still recruiting for local organizations that would like to participate in the 26th Annual Children’s Festival by hosting an activity. In keeping with this year’s festival theme – Nature’s Wonderland – activity providers will be joined by the likes of The Rotary, Families and Neighbors Support Island Rec, SJI Library, Children’s House Montessori  Continue Reading

Fragile Waters

Written on April 17, 2016 at 9:41 am, by

Coming up next weekend, Fragile Waters calls attention to water, our most critical resource, presenting iconic work of three renowned photographers and lifelong environmentalists: Ansel Adams, Ernest H. Brooks II, and Dorothy Kerper Monnelly. The 117 black-and-white photographs present a powerful collective statement. These artists communicate the beauty and vitality of water. The exhibition was curated  Continue Reading

Ultimate Frisbee

Written on April 14, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Brendan Cowan shares this note… – Updated with new day and time and contact address – Ultimate frisbee is starting up again. Wednesdays at 5:30pm at the Carter Avenue Fields. A fun and low-key way to get some exercise and move around now that the weather is nice. Email  jenny_shrum [@] hotmail.com if you have questions.

Animal Farm

Written on April 13, 2016 at 5:53 am, by

Spring Street International School students take us into the world of a George Orwell classic THIS Friday and Saturday, April 15-16 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, April 17 at 2:00 pm inside the Gubelman Theatre. Directed by Krista Strutz and adapted by the Shake & Stir Theatre Company, Animal Farm dramatically illustrates how greed and  Continue Reading

FHFF Tuesday Films: Tracks

Written on April 12, 2016 at 5:55 am, by

Friday Harbor Film Festival Winter film series of audience favorites Tracks (directed by John Curran) tells the incredible true story of Robyn Davidson, a young woman who in 1977 undertook a perilous solo trek across 1,700 miles of stunning Australian outback. Abandoning city life, Robyn arrives in the town of Alice Springs and declares to the  Continue Reading

The Hill of Thrills!

Written on April 8, 2016 at 3:23 pm, by

Island Rec – Hill of Thrills Soap Box Race Island Rec is very excited to announce a new event we are putting on Saturday, May 21 – The Hill of Thrills Soap Box Race. This is a classic old fashioned ‘gravity’ race where people race their homemade non-motorized contraptions down Park St. from Marguerite to  Continue Reading

Venus in Fur Tonight

Written on April 7, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

This just in from Island Stage Left… “Venus in Fur” opens tonight (Thursday April 7th) at 7:30. The buzz is around town and seats will be full. Don’t miss out on the excitement! We’re looking forward to seeing you there! John Langs, the Artistic Director of ACT in Seattle, has been directing Island Stage Left’s  Continue Reading

Ayres of the Celtic Isles

Written on April 6, 2016 at 12:53 pm, by

Bagpipes and highland dancers get into the mix when San Juan Island’s community chorus presents their annual spring concert at San Juan Community Theatre on Friday and Saturday, April 8-9 at 7:30 p.m. Directed by Angel Michaels, San Juan Singers: Ayres of the Celtic Isles takes us where the Scots, Irish, and Welsh folk live,  Continue Reading

Alive Inside: Tonight’s Tuesday Film

Written on April 5, 2016 at 3:36 pm, by

For their Tuesday Film Series at the Grange, the Friday Harbor Film Festival is showing Alive Inside. This film was one of the Audience Choice award winners at their 2015 festival. View the trailer above or click here for more info. It shows tonight, April 5th at 7:00 pm at The Grange.

Alive Inside

Written on March 30, 2016 at 5:41 am, by

Friday Harbor Film Festival’s Winter Series of Audience Favorites presents: Alive Inside See the film that motivated Friday Harbor into action! The film everyone is talking about. by Theresa Simendinger Alive Inside: (April 5th at 7:00 pm at The Grange.) A Story of Music and Memory is a 2014 American documentary film directed and produced  Continue Reading