Topic: Entertainment

Merchant of Venice: Only Two Weekends Left

Written on August 3, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Once it’s gone, it remains only in the memories of those who saw it. Make one of those memories yours. Playing 7:45 pm Thursdays – Sundays at 1062 Wold Rd, Friday Harbor until August 11. Here are some reviews from the last 3 weeks: Simply, WOW! Absolutely spectacular show of The Merchant of Venice by  Continue Reading

The Whale

Written on July 29, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

The Orca Survey Outreach & Education Center at 185 S. First Street is doing our Monday Movie Night again on July 29th. Doors open at 6:30 and the film will start at 7:00. We are doing a very special screening of “The Whale” – the touching story of a little orca named L98 Luna. When  Continue Reading

Fiddler on the Roof Jr.

Written on July 29, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre and Theatre Arts for Kids present Fiddler on the Roof Jr.! The young “campers” at SJCT’s Musical Theatre Camp this year get to bring a beloved story to the stage. The three-week day camp for experienced young actors culminates in four performances of Fiddler on the Roof JR. This special adaptation  Continue Reading

Merchant of Venice

Written on July 18, 2019 at 7:33 am, by

Reviews from the first week “Superb!” ~ 3 audience members on leaving BRAVO! A superb and deeply thought-provoking production. Not to be missed! ~ Shapiro It was so well played and so intriguing that I want to see it again! Daniel Mayes is fantastic! Best performance ever! We have been talking about it and processing  Continue Reading

3rd Annual Lakedale Music Festival

Written on July 18, 2019 at 7:21 am, by

Lakedale Resort at Three Lakes is pleased to present their third annual jazz festival featuring jazz guitarist Brian Nova. Attendees will enjoy performances in the Meadow and on Lakedale’s lodge deck overlooking beautiful Neva Lake. Festival proceeds will benefit the San Juan Islands School Music Programs and Terry’s Kids. The festival is open to all  Continue Reading

László Pal Emerging Filmmaker Award Entries Open

Written on July 17, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Dateline: Friday Harbor, WA Friday Harbor Film Festival is seeking entries into the 2019 competition for the László Pal Emerging Filmmaker Award. Recognizing young talent in filmmaking, it will be presented to the creator of the best student short film during the Festival to be held October 25-27. All student films will be screened by  Continue Reading

3rd Saturday Contra Dance

Written on July 17, 2019 at 5:42 am, by

This month we are happy to feature Michael Karcher calling. Michael is a popular energetic young caller from Seattle who we have enjoyed several times at our dances. And this month’s band is Not For Sissies, featuring some of our favorite musicians, including fiddlers Vivian Williams and Sono Hashisaki and guitarist Jay Finkelstein. They are  Continue Reading

Summer Film Series at SJCT

Written on July 16, 2019 at 8:15 am, by

Shoplifters Tuesday July 16th 7:30 pm Japanese (subtitled) 121 minutes Drama Rated R (some sexual content and nudity) Winner of Palme D’Or at Cannes and nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign film, Shoplifters depicts a Japanese family that survives by running petty scams, Director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s modern day Oliver Twist story portrayal of the  Continue Reading

Fading Sound

Written on July 15, 2019 at 7:54 am, by

On July 15th at the Orca Survey Outreach & Education Center at 185 S. First Street, we will be showing a documentary film called “Fading Sound” that was produced by Friday Harbor High School students Blake Budwill and Luke Erikson. This film focuses on the threats facing Southern Resident killer whales. Blake Budwill will be  Continue Reading

Broadway comes to SJI for the SJCT Summer Festival

Written on July 15, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Ben Jeffrey will be joining San Juan Community Theatre from the New York production of Disney’s The Lion King for two extraordinary events!  Ben has been playing the role of Pumbaa for nine years, and singing his heart out on Broadway and in tours across the country.  Story and Song: A Cabaret Friday, July 19th,  Continue Reading

The Ruth Moody Band

Written on July 10, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Coming to San Juan Community Theatre on Sunday, July 14 at 7:30 pm, it’s the Ruth Moody Band Ruth Moody is a two-time Juno Award winning singer-songwriter from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Founding member of the internationally renowned, Billboard-charting trio The Wailin’ Jennys, she has performed in sold-out venues around the world, made numerous critically-acclaimed albums, received  Continue Reading

Shakespeare Under the Stars

Written on July 9, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Island Stage Left presents Shakespeare’s searing drama, The Merchant of Venice, on San Juan Island, July 11-August 11. The show runs Thursdays-Sundays at 7:45 pm (a new time this year) on the outdoor stage at 1062 Wold Road. Merchant is the story of the Jewish moneylender Shylock, who has been spat upon, cursed, beaten and  Continue Reading

Summer Film Series

Written on July 8, 2019 at 7:12 am, by

John and Molly are a young married couple who want to live a meaningful life. He is a wildlife photographer (and also the director of this film) and she is a chef and food blogger. When they are evicted from their apartment (their rescue dog won’t stop barking), they decide to turn a hazy dream  Continue Reading

Summer Film Series

Written on July 1, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

On Tuesday July 2nd at 7:30 pm, SJCT presents the second film in this year’s Summer Film Series. Cold War Drama Rated R (for significant sexual content) 89 Minutes Polish, French, German, Russian, Italian and Croatian (with subtitles) A passionate love story between a man and a woman who meet in the ruins of post-war  Continue Reading

“For Better” Opens Tonight

Written on June 26, 2019 at 9:26 am, by

Today is “Pay What You Can Wednesdays” for this fun, fast-paced play. “For Better,” a romantic comedy for our digital age is something we all can relate to.  7:30pm showtimes run June 26-July 7. You’re invited to the wedding! Get your tickets at sjctheatre.org

Abbey Road Live!

Written on June 24, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Abbey Road LIVE! Celebrating the Abbey Road album’s 50th anniversary! 50 years ago, as Woodstock became the defining moment of the ‘60s generation, the Beatles recorded and released their own crown jewel: Abbey Road, their final and most iconic studio album. The image of John, Paul George and Ringo walking the London crosswalk is perhaps  Continue Reading

Tea with the Dames

Written on June 22, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Fellow Film Buffs, On Tuesday June 25th at 7:30 pm we raise the curtain on the 2019 Summer Film Series with “Tea with the Dames”, an intimate conversation with Dame Maggie Smith, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Eileen Atkins, and Dame Joan Plowright, four of the most celebrated actresses of our time. Tea with the Dames  Continue Reading

Summer Play: “For Better”

Written on June 20, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

In this plugged-in world of email, text-messaging and camera phones, do a bride and groom really need to be in the same country to go on a honeymoon? Karen and Max are getting married. At least, if their jobs will ever let them be in the same city at the same time. A romantic comedy  Continue Reading

The Bills at SJCT this Weekend

Written on June 11, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

With two previous JUNO nominations and multiple Western Canadian Music Awards under their belts, expect the musical magic you’ve come to love from this extraordinary quintet. The Bills are renowned for their instrumental virtuosity, lush vocal arrangements, evocative songwriting, and a refreshing sound that transcends musical boundaries and defies simple categorization. Strings, bellows, keys, voices,  Continue Reading

Drive In at the Fairgrounds

Written on June 10, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Mark your calendars – Let’s all go to the Drive-In at the Fairgrounds Friday on June 14th. Join us at dusk for Galaxy Quest! Plan an outing with your family, friends, or your special someone and enjoy this sci-fi comedy starring Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver & Alan Rickman (rated PG). Admission is first come, first served  Continue Reading

Tribal Gallop BellyDance and Drum Troupe

Written on June 10, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Susan Derr Drake and Paul Drake share this announcement with you… Lalalalalalalalaaaa… in high notes, fast moving tongues and hands covering mouths, Zagarettes can be heard when Tribal Gallop arrives to BellyDance and Drum. New to Friday Harbor, Susan Derr Drake, a Certified Tribal BlackSheep BellyDance Instructor and her Doumbek-drumming husband, Paul, offer classes and  Continue Reading

Summer Film Series

Written on June 4, 2019 at 9:19 am, by

Larry Soll writes to let you know about this year’s Summer Film Series… Fellow Film Buffs, Summer has arrived and it is time to unveil the schedule for this year’s film series, an eclectic mix of documentaries, dramas, and comedies. As they say you can’t please everyone all the time but, hopefully, most of you  Continue Reading