Topic: Entertainment

Sasquatch: Man-Ape or Myth?

Written on August 6, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

“Sasquatch: Man-Ape or Myth?” with David George Gordon Author and Washington Humanities Speaker David George Gordon evaluates the data gathered about the legendary Northwest icon. David discusses the rules of critical thinking and explains how one can become an effective “citizen scientist” by gathering credible evidence that can be used to substantiate the Sasquatch’s status  Continue Reading

Musical Theatre Production Fund

Written on August 2, 2018 at 9:25 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre is proud to have launched a new Musical Theatre Production Fund. A very generous donor has provided a $10,000 matching gift honoring the Beauty and the Beast production team, led by Director Carol Hooper. The fund will help to cover production costs for SJCT’s upcoming musicals. If you would like to  Continue Reading

Enchanted Evening

Written on July 30, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Enchanted Evening: An Operatic Experience Saturday, August 4th, 7:30PM & Sunday, August 5th, 2:00PM These outstanding Seattle performers invite you to join them for an evening of music as varied as it is enjoyable. From classical to modern, from the sublime to the down-right silly, the selections will draw on famous composers from Puccini and  Continue Reading

Summer Film Series

Written on July 30, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

Fellow Film Buffs, here is a description of our next movie: Two Trains Runnin’ Documentary, Music NR  80 minutes Tuesday July 31st at 7:30 pm “Two Trains Runnin’” intermingles two completely unrelated non-fiction threads which converge in the state of Mississippi on June 21, 1964, One of them is triumphant, the other tragic. One is  Continue Reading

Island Rec – Movies in the Park 2018

Written on July 28, 2018 at 9:45 am, by

Island Rec’s Free Movies in the Park series for 2018 is right around the corner! Saturday evenings in August (and the 1st of September), beginning at dusk on each Saturday of the month in Sunken Park, Island Rec will be hosting its free event: Movies in the Park. For week one, August 4th, we are  Continue Reading

Free Teen Karaoke Pizza Party at San Juan Island Library

Written on July 28, 2018 at 9:44 am, by

On Wednesday, Aug. 1 at 6:30 PM the San Juan Island Library is hosting a Teen Karaoke Pizza Party. The Party is in celebration of the summer reading program theme, Libraries Rock! Bring your friends and try your hand at Karaoke with a mix of current hits and Broadway show tunes. Sing duets, solos, or  Continue Reading

Alchemy Art Center

Written on July 27, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Larry Soll shares this invitation with you… Dear Friends, There is going to be a very special evening of music and celebration for an even more “special” cause.  Many of you know Maria Michaelson, an island native who as a teenager traveled by herself to central Africa to learn how village women made incredible sculptures.   Continue Reading

SJCT Summer Film Series

Written on July 22, 2018 at 5:57 am, by

Larry Soll invites you to the next Summer Film at SJCT… Fellow Film Buffs, Here is the description for our next movie: Man On The Train Crime, Drama, Comedy, Thriller Rated R 90 minutes French (with subtitles) Tuesday July 24 7:30 pm A good friend who happens to be the emeritus chair of film studies  Continue Reading

Shakespeare Under the Stars

Written on July 18, 2018 at 5:51 am, by

Opening on San Juan Island tomorrow night is the 20th anniversary production of Island Stage Left: Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”. Island Stage Left also did The Tempest in 1998 as their very first show. With a stellar cast and a beautiful outdoor stage, this is a first class production. Watching “Shakespeare Under the Stars” is a  Continue Reading

Wednesdays at the Library

Written on July 18, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

The San Juan Island Library Presents 3 More Wednesday Afternoon Performances for Children and Families Wednesday, July 18 – Bill Robison gives a one-man show filled with unpredictable, zany comedy and entertainment. Audiences will love this fast-paced, high-energy performance. Wednesday, July 25 – Roberto the Magnificent returns to wow audiences with his amazing juggling and  Continue Reading

Contra Dance this Saturday

Written on July 16, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Third Saturday contra dance in Friday Harbor! Please join us for our July contra dance, on Saturday July 21st, at the Grange Hall in Friday Harbor.  This time we are featuring Jay Finkelstein as our caller, and Quit Thinkin’ as the band. Jay is one of our favorite callers, hailing from Seattle and providing a  Continue Reading

Island Stage Left Presents: The Tempest

Written on July 11, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

Shakespeare’s Tempest on San Juan Island Shakespeare Under the Stars is back! Island Stage Left’s new production of The Tempest plays on San Juan Island July 19-August 12. This is Shakespeare’s fantasy about a magical island populated by spirits, monsters, a duke-turned-magician, and a group of corrupt castaways including two vicious courtiers and a pair  Continue Reading

After the Parade, the Pig War Picnic

Written on July 4, 2018 at 5:20 am, by

After the Fourth of July parade (approximately 11:30) be sure to join the fun at the Annual Pig War Picnic on the San Juan Historical Museum grounds at 405 Price Street. The Old-Fashioned celebration is proudly presented by San Juan Island Kiwanis Club and features food, games, music, and the presenting of the parade awards.  Continue Reading

Buzz by Thor Hanson

Written on July 3, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

San Juan Islander Thor Hanson has written another lively, informative, and entertaining new book—BUZZ—which is to be released on Tuesday, July 10 with great fanfare at an official launch party hosted by Griffin Bay Bookstore at Brickworks on July 10, 7:00 pm. If you’ve been anxiously awaiting another wonderful book from our favorite biologist, this  Continue Reading

Summer Film Series

Written on June 28, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

The next film in the Summer Film Series is “The Cuckoo”, showing on Tuesday July 3rd. Drama, War, Comedy Rated PG-13 99 minutes (Finnish, Russian, German and Saami) subtitled OK folks, are you ready for something different? This charming little film was recommended by two of our more devoted film buffs.  Filmed in northern Finland  Continue Reading

Know Your Islanders Talk: Tami Oldham Ashcraft

Written on June 27, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

In collaboration with Griffin Bay Bookstore and the San Juan Island Trails Committee, Tami Oldham Ashcraft will talk about her book (written with Susea McGearhart) – and the movie made from it – ADRIFT: A True Story of Love, Loss, and Survival at Sea.   Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library and  Continue Reading

6 Guitars Comes to San Juan Community Theatre

Written on June 26, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

One performer. Six guitar styles. Saturday, June 30th at 7:30 pm, Virtuoso guitar player Chase Padgett performs six different guitar-playing characters, each sharing their own style of music. Each genre (blues, jazz, rock, classical folk and country) is showcased with breathtaking musicianship… and there are plenty of laughs too! Ranging from a 19-year-old rock prodigy  Continue Reading

SJCT Summer Film Series

Written on June 25, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Larry Soll invites you to the next film in the series… Fellow Film Buffs, I trust that everyone who saw “Lucky” truly enjoyed it.  To those who missed it, don’t let that happen again!  Also please encourage your friends and neighbors to come along; the bigger the audience, the more fun we will all have.   Continue Reading

Beauty and the Beast Breaks Records

Written on June 20, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre’s Beauty and the Beast Breaks Records and Launches New Fund San Juan Community Theatre is excited to announce that their 2018 Spring Musical, Beauty and the Beast, was a record-breaker for the Theatre, with a total of 2,580 tickets sold, making the production SJCT’s all-time best-selling show. During the run of  Continue Reading

Blackthorn at San Juan Community Theatre

Written on June 19, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

From lively jigs and reels, to songs with rousing choruses and heart-wrenching airs and ballads, the Canadian Celtic band Blackthorn brings their music to life with luscious harmonies and complex instrumentations. Their repertoire is rooted in the musical traditions of Scotland and Ireland as well as the folk music of English and French Canada. Blackthorn features  Continue Reading

Drive-In at the Fairgrounds

Written on June 14, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

Join us at the Fairgrounds for Creature From the Black Lagoon! A strange prehistoric beast lurks in the depths of the Amazonian jungle. A group of scientists try to capture the animal and bring it back to civilization for study. Plan an outing with your family, friends, or your special someone this Friday June 15th. Admission is  Continue Reading

Tuesday Night Summer Film Series

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

Fellow Film Buffs, Can you believe that summer is about to arrive?  One certain sign is opening night of our Tuesday night film series.  This year there will be no admission charged.  Rather we are adopting a “Pay What You Can”  policy and encouraging those with the means to make (tax deductible!) contributions to the  Continue Reading