Topic: Entertainment

6 Reasons Why Art Museums Create Good Health

Written on October 31, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

By San Juan Islands Museum of Art Being cooped up in our homes for many weeks, being on alert to maintain social distancing and not being able to travel or see relatives is stressful. We could all need some time to decompress and reduce anxiety. Visiting an art museum is a relaxing and serene way  Continue Reading

Pick Up Kits For At-Home Art Projects

Written on October 30, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

By San Juan Islands Museum of Art You are invited to have some fun at home with your whole family! The San Juan Islands Museum of Art offers take-home Family Art Packs designed by art instructor, Lana Hickman. During November and December, families can pre-register to pick up packs and instructions for each week’s at-home  Continue Reading

And The Film Fest Winners Are …

Written on October 28, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

By FHFF As in each of the last seven years, the Friday Harbor Film Festival is delighted to honor filmmakers who have done outstanding work on projects screened during the festival. We are very pleased to present the following awards this year: Local Hero Award, two Laszlo Pal Emerging Filmmaker Awards, and Audience Choice Awards  Continue Reading

Drive-Thru Trick-or-Treating on San Juan

Written on October 27, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

By Chuck Dalldorf, Public Information Officer, San Juan Island Fire and Rescue  San Juan Island Fire and Rescue along with the San Juan Island Firefighter Association will host a special, safe, social distanced family Halloween event from 2-6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, at John O. Linde Community Park, 565 Carter Ave. in Friday Harbor.  Continue Reading

Stream Gypsy Jazz Concert On San Juan Theater’s Website

Written on October 27, 2020 at 5:00 am, by

By San Juan Community Theatre For two weeks only, at sjctheatre.org, you can see a special concert by Pearl Django. Regulars on the San Juan Community Theatre stage, Pearl Django filmed a concert for SJCT that will be streamed on our website from Nov. 12- 29. With a performance history spanning more than 26 years,  Continue Reading

Theater Presents Online ‘Melodious Notes Over the Harbor’ Concert

Written on October 26, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

By San Juan Community Theatre Melodious Notes Over the Harbor is ecstatic to be able to present a virtual concert for San Juan Community Theatre’s 2020-21 Snapshot Season. Watch the concert here. This concert will feature musicians who live in Friday Harbor: Elizabeth Schaltenbrand-piano, Hanneke Klein-Robbenhaar-violin, Sasha von Dassow-cello and Sue Collado-clarinet. Each musician is  Continue Reading

San Juan Community Theatre Presents Online Season

Written on October 26, 2020 at 4:30 am, by

By San Juan Community Theatre Until public health regulations allow audiences to enter theatres again, San Juan Community Theatre is going all-digital with some exciting new programming that will be filmed and distributed for free. Films will be available here on our website.

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Film Q&A at Film Fest

Written on October 19, 2020 at 5:00 am, by

By Friday Harbor Film Festival “Love is the Way” brings together voices speaking in defense of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, highlighting the generations of stewardship by Gwich’in and Iñupiaq people. Inspired in part by footage of the late photographer Michio Hoshino, this film explores the friendships, values, and stories shaped by the place and  Continue Reading

Academy Award Nominee Q&A at Friday Harbor Film Festival

Written on October 16, 2020 at 5:45 am, by

James Longley, recipient of the 2020 Friday Harbor Film Festival Local Hero Award, will participate in a special livestream Q&A at 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 18, giving viewers the opportunity to learn about his work and ask questions. His most recent film about Afghanistan, “Angels Are Made of Light,” is showing on demand during the  Continue Reading

Stream Friday Harbor Virtual Film Festival

Written on October 9, 2020 at 4:00 am, by

Featured films run Oct. 15-25, student movies start Oct. 10   The 2020 Friday Harbor Virtual Film Festival will run from Thursday, Oct. 15 through Sunday, Oct. 25, providing on-demand access to 20 award-winning feature documentaries, 12 short films and 11 student short films. Full details about the films, how to view them, and how  Continue Reading

Onward and upward!

Written on September 30, 2020 at 5:50 am, by

Helen and Dan from Island Stage Left share some insight into their history, what’s happening now and a look to the future in a couple of videos on SJI Community Network… Dear ISL Friends and Supporters, visit www.sjicn.org and you will find our video and those of some wonderful people making a difference on our  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Virtual Film Festival Coming October 15 – 25

Written on September 28, 2020 at 10:23 am, by

  The Friday Harbor Film Festival is going virtual this year, featuring award-winning documentaries, short films, and student-made films, as well as daily livestreamed Q&As with filmmakers. All films will be available on demand for 10 days, October 15-25. Q&As will be recorded for those who can’t participate via livestream. Read about this year’s lineup  Continue Reading

High School Musical Theatre Awards

Written on September 24, 2020 at 11:35 am, by

After months of quarantined waiting, the Friday Harbor High School Thespians’ production of Little Shop of Horrors has heard back from their adjudication with the 5th Avenue Theatre for the High School Musical Theatre Awards. The awards show got cancelled this year due to the pandemic, also cancelling the actual nominations and awards ceremony. Nevertheless,  Continue Reading

San Juan Community Theatre Presents: The 2020-21 ‘Snapshot Season’

Written on September 22, 2020 at 5:50 am, by

Until Public Health regulations allow for audiences to enter theatres again, SJCT is going all-digital with some exciting new programming that will be filmed and distributed FOR FREE. Films will be available on our website, at www.sjctheatre.org. Week of October 5: Melodious Notes Over the Harbor Week of October 26: Desolation Sound Week of November 2: Emily Anton from The Ballet  Continue Reading

Dramatic Mixology: A Guided Tour Through Plays and Cocktails

Written on August 22, 2020 at 9:16 am, by

Once per month, join Executive Artistic Director Nathan Kessler-Jeffrey via Zoom for a FREE curated tour of selected play and cocktail pairings.   September 24: Art by Yasmina Reza paired with a White Lady   October 22: The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie paired with a Haunted Graveyard   November 12: All My Sons by Arthur  Continue Reading

Archipelago Collective Chamber Music Festival Features Virtual Concerts

Written on August 18, 2020 at 3:16 pm, by

Archipelago Collective Artistic Director, Sophie Baird-Daniel and Executive Director Dana Jackson announce the 2020 Virtual Chamber Music Festival… Our groundbreaking virtual festival presents 18 exceptional musicians from across the country. Our players hail from some of the nation’s top orchestras and chamber music institutions including the Seattle Symphony, Boston Symphony, the Metropolitan Opera, and the Chamber Music Society  Continue Reading

A Bugs Life to be Featured at the Drive-In at the Fairgrounds on August 21st!

Written on August 16, 2020 at 11:34 am, by

Island Rec & the San Juan County Fairgrounds are partnering to bring you a Drive In at the Fairgrounds on August 21st!, movie will start at dusk. Please note, tickets must be reserved in advance. To reserve your tickets email info@sjcfair.org with “Drive-In” in the subject line or call 360-378-4310. If paying at the time  Continue Reading

Zoom Event with Author Erica Bauermeister

Written on July 21, 2020 at 6:46 am, by

The Scent Keeper & House Lessons: Renovating a Life Many of you enjoyed Erica Bauermeister’s first visit to San Juan Island for her debut novel, The School Of Essential Ingredients, that went on to become a New York Times bestseller. July 22, at 7:00 p.m. – via Zoom – she is returning to the San  Continue Reading

Letter from Island Stage Left

Written on July 8, 2020 at 8:08 am, by

In the mailbag this morning we have a note from Helen Machin-Smith of Island Stage Left… Hello from Island Stage Left, Apparently a rumor has been circulating that Island Stage Left has ceased operations. This is news to us! The rumor is untrue. At this point we have no idea what the future holds (nor  Continue Reading

Call for Fair Performers

Written on July 6, 2020 at 2:41 pm, by

Join the fun!!  San Juan County Virtual Fair call to action for performers to participate in “2020: A Fair Odyssey” August 12-15! This year has presented a unique opportunity to showcase your talent and celebrate the culture of the Islands. Help represent this region through music, dance, comedy, theater, improv, storytelling, poetry, visual artists, and  Continue Reading

SJCT 2020 Playwrights Festival Auditions

Written on June 29, 2020 at 8:49 am, by

About the San Juan Community Theatre Playwrights Festival~ 2020 has brought a lot of changes and the SJCT Playwrights Festival is changing with it! The challenges of quarantine, social distancing, and maintaining a safe and healthy community have inspired us to re-think our format. Plays will be produced as readings, September 3-6, 2020. Audiences of  Continue Reading

Virtual Premiere of The Great 14th on June 27-28

Written on June 26, 2020 at 7:22 pm, by

Correction-Please note the corrected dates on this post This was originally posted with incorrect dates. It has now been corrected. Friday Harbor Film Festival presents the Global Virtual Premiere of The Great 14th, the award-winning film about the 14th Dalai Lama, released by Frame of Mind Films ahead of his 85th birthday on July 6.  Continue Reading