Topic: Entertainment

Friday Harbor Film Festival’s Best of the Fest Presents: Big Sonia

Written on February 3, 2019 at 5:30 am, by

Friday Harbor Film Festival’s Best of the Fest Presents Big Sonia, Grand Jury Prize winner for Best Documentary, Barcelona International Film Festival, 2017. The film will be shown on Tuesday, February 5, at 7 pm at the San Juan Island Grange, 152 First Street North. Admission is FREE to Film Society members otherwise a suggested  Continue Reading

Ukulele Superstar Jake Shimabukuro to Perform at Whittier Theatre on Sunday

Written on February 1, 2019 at 3:43 pm, by

Shimabukuro’s wholly unique approach to the ukulele started early. As a youngster growing up in Honolulu, Hawaii, Shimabukuro started playing the instrument at the age of four, learning the basics from his mother, Carol, and then developing his craft further by studying the likes of musical masters such as Eddie Kamae, Ohta-San and Peter Moon.  Continue Reading

Luz, an Evening of Flamenco

Written on January 30, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

Seattle-based Flamenco dancer, Savannah Fuentes brings her latest show, Luz, an Evening of Flamenco, to the San Juan Islands February 27th and 28th. Savannah will be joined by two exceptional Spanish Flamenco artists; acclaimed Spanish-Romani guitarist Pedro Cortes and singer/percussionist/dancer Jose Moreno. The all-ages performances will be the second and third stops on a 27-date  Continue Reading

FHFF Oscar Party

Written on January 23, 2019 at 5:52 am, by

The Oscars are coming to the Yacht Club! Friday Harbor Film Festival invites you to their annual gala event. Here they are with more… We are so pleased to announce that the FHFF Oscar Gala returns to the beautiful Friday Harbor Yacht Club for 2019. Watch the Oscar Ceremony LIVE on the Big Screen on  Continue Reading

An Evening with Micaiah Sawyer

Written on January 22, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Micaiah Sawyer is coming to SJCT on Saturday, February 9th at 7:30 pm. She hummed her first notes to the melody of Ode to Joy at sixteen months old, wrote her first song at 10, and hasn’t stopped making music since. She has been recognized by and has worked with many prestigious musicians such as  Continue Reading

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Written on January 16, 2019 at 5:54 am, by

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a classic comedy written by William Shakespeare. It portrays the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta, the former queen of the Amazons. These include the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors (the mechanicals) who are controlled and  Continue Reading

Best of the Fest Winter Series

Written on January 15, 2019 at 5:01 pm, by

Its time again for the local crowd to see all the films they missed during the FH Film Festival because they were busy with all the business brought in! Friday Harbor Film Festival  presents “Given”, a festival big hit with all – especially families. Given is a filmed travel journal as a young boy from  Continue Reading

Spring Musical Auditions

Written on January 7, 2019 at 5:53 am, by

Auditions for San Juan Community Theatre’s Spring Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, will take place January 8th and 9th, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, in the Gubelman Theatre. Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song  Continue Reading

Christmas Memories Cancelled

Written on December 19, 2018 at 10:48 am, by

Island Stage Left’s Traditional holiday show has been cancelled this year due to illness. Originally it was cancelled only for Thursday, Dec. 20, but now we’ve learned the entire show is cancelled.

Last Chance for Slowgirl

Written on December 11, 2018 at 5:53 am, by

Only four more showings of Slowgirl and people who’ve seen it are raving about it. This is your last chance to see it before it’s gone. It’s a story by Greg Pierce told with humor and sensitivity, of a friendship between a reclusive uncle and his teenage niece as they navigate the delicate regions of  Continue Reading

The Holly and the Ivy

Written on December 10, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

Island Haven Animal Sanctuary Benefit Join award winning Celtic harpist Kathie Hardy & local violinist Hannake Klein Robbenhauer for an evening that will warm your hearts this holiday season! Kathie will perform an elegant mix of ancient and traditional Scottish & Irish tunes. She has won several Pacific Northwest Scottish harp competitions, including first place  Continue Reading

San Juan Singers – The Brightest and Best of Christmas

Written on December 7, 2018 at 11:03 am, by

Sometimes an idea takes on a life of its own, and that’s what has happened with the San Juan Singers’ winter concert, “The Brightest and Best of Christmas.” This concert will be filled with joyous singing and instruments playing. John Rutter’s “Magnificat” sometimes dances, sometimes floats, and always delivers a melody that goes straight to  Continue Reading

Excitement at San Juan Community Theatre’s Annual Holiday Festival

Written on December 7, 2018 at 9:48 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre (SJCT) held its annual Holiday Festival on Saturday, December 1st, raising over $114,000 in support for the 2018-2019 season. Attendees were treated to 1920’s themed décor by Susan Williams, Anita Welch, and Cyndy Gislason and a menu inspired by popular dishes of the same era from Owner Anna Maria de Freitas  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Nutcracker

Written on December 3, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

Salish Sea Youth Ballet is proud to present the 2018 Friday Harbor Nutcracker!  San Juan Island dancers will perform excerpts from the classic Nutcracker ballet in an intimate tea party setting at Brickworks. This interactive, family friendly event immerses audiences into the magical story and is sure to become a family tradition. Our 2018 production  Continue Reading

The Holly & The Ivy

Written on November 30, 2018 at 5:51 am, by

Island Haven Animal Sanctuary Benefit Join award winning Celtic harpist Kathie Hardy & local violinist Hannake Klein Robbenhauer for an evening that will warm your hearts this holiday season! Kathie will perform an elegant mix of ancient and traditional Scottish & Irish tunes. She has won several Pacific Northwest Scottish harp competitions, including first place  Continue Reading

The Passage

Written on November 30, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

This uniquely crafted reworking of Moby Dick is more a poetic fantasia than literal adaptation of the familiar characters and themes from the classic work. With an array of songs, contemporary humor, and the weaving of various myths, a group of whalers set off on an epic hunt. But once on the water, the obsessed  Continue Reading

Book Signing on Saturday

Written on November 29, 2018 at 5:41 am, by

Rebecca Cook will be doing a book signing for her new children’s book “Calvin Splinter & His Splendid Splinter Ideas” on Saturday, December 1st at Island Studios from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Here’s more information on Rebecca and her new book in a previous post on the San Juan Update from last month.

Why is Everyone Laughing?

Written on November 28, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

Cynthia Burke shares this announcement about her daughter’s upcoming show… Are you heading to New York for the holiday season? Catch one of our local graduates – off Broadway! We are hoping someday to bring this show to the SJ Community Theater. Hanna Burke, 2007 Friday Harbor High School Graduate, will be performing her hit  Continue Reading

Wind in the Willows

Written on November 13, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Family Theatre Presents, Wind in the Willows – a brand new musical based on the classic story by Kenneth Grahame. Follow the adventures and escapades of Ratty, Mole, Badger and the infamous Mr. Toad in this delightful adaptation! By Mark & Helen Johnson, Script by Sue Langwade Directed by Penelope Haskew Performance Dates:Thursday* – Saturday,  Continue Reading

Slowgirl

Written on November 12, 2018 at 10:01 am, by

Starting Thursday, November 15th, Island Stage Left presents Slowgirl – a story by Greg Pierce told with humor and sensitivity, of a friendship between a reclusive uncle and his teenage niece as they navigate the delicate regions of guilt, fear and truth.   Becky, a seventeen year old girl, has fled to her hermitic uncle’s  Continue Reading

Book Launch Celebration

Written on November 12, 2018 at 9:20 am, by

Please join Spring Street International School to celebrate teacher’s debut novel!  Join this literary celebration as author Jennifer Boyden talks about and reads from her debut novel, The Chief of Rally Tree. The novel received the Siskiyou Prize for New Environmental Literature. Jennifer states, “I love living in a community where people show up for their  Continue Reading

Childsplay with Karan Casey

Written on November 6, 2018 at 5:52 am, by

Known to its audiences as a celebration of spirited, innovative, and exuberant music, a concert by Childsplay offers a rare glimpse into the intricate weavings of Karan Casey’s beautiful voice, with the sound of all the violins from a single violinmaker, Bob Childs. Childsplay will be coming to the Pacific Northwest in November 2018 starting  Continue Reading