Topic: Entertainment

Community Theatre Accepting Scripts for 2019 Playwrights Festival

Written on June 4, 2019 at 9:18 am, by

The San Juan Community Theatre is accepting online submissions for its 2019 Playwrights Festival now through July 15, 2019.  The Festival invites San Juan Island residents to submit short, original plays to be considered for performance at Community Theatre September 19-21 and September 26-29. The scripts will be reviewed and rated by theatrical professionals. Plays selected  Continue Reading

Final Show

Written on June 3, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

It’s the last “Best of the Fest” show for this year. Tuesday night, June 4th at 7:00 PM at the Grange, join Tami Ashcraft for the true story “Adrift”. A story of love, tenacious survival and creative problem solving. Tami will be available for Q & A.

Western Female to Play at Alchemy Art Center

Written on June 2, 2019 at 7:30 am, by

New York’s Western Female will play at Alchemy Art Center on San Juan Island, Friday June 14th at 8pm in The Dome. Western Female is the musical project of songwriter and former Orcas Islander, Melanie Beth Curran. Through channels of Americana, Old Time, Honky-Tonk, Croon, Early Jazz, French Chanson, Rock n’ Roll, and Spoken Word,  Continue Reading

Final Weekend of The Drowsy Chaperone

Written on May 21, 2019 at 9:27 am, by

Final Weekend? How can that be? Well, we weren’t going to show you any spoilers, but check out that plane! You do NOT want to miss seeing it for yourself in person – This show has so many amazing elements, and the commitment of our cast and crew to making this show so unforgettable is  Continue Reading

FHFF Winter Series Presents: The Bleeding Edge

Written on May 18, 2019 at 8:29 am, by

The Bleeding Edge is a 2018 original documentary film that investigates the $400 billion medical device industry. The Friday Harbor Film Festival is pleased to present yet another important film produced by our own islander Amy Herdy who will attend, introduce and answer a Q&A after the film is screened. “Medical companies are responding to  Continue Reading

Get Ready for Fair! It’s Going to be a “Wheel” Good Time!

Written on May 16, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

Spring has sprung, flowers are blooming, gardens are growing, the sun is shining and birds are chirping!  This year’s Fair theme “A Wheel in Time: Cultivating Roots” reminds us of the cyclical nature of the seasons and the cycles of life. Now is the perfect time to start planning your fair entry to ensure you  Continue Reading

Annual Grange Arts & Crafts Show

Written on May 16, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Calling all artists, crafters, growers, makers and keepers! Bring your creations to the Grange Hall to display in our Annual Arts & Crafts Show. Friday, June 7th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. Professionals and people of all ages are welcome; think a smaller version of the County Fair. We also welcome the written word, and  Continue Reading

Drive-In at the Fairgrounds

Written on May 14, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Let’s all go to the movies this Friday, May 17th at the Fairgrounds!  Join us at dusk for the animated Disney Pixar film Brave. Admission is first come, first served. Parking begins at 8:30PM, and tickets are $5/person or $20 for family of 5. The Drive-In Movie will start just after dark. Audio is tuned  Continue Reading

Island Sinfonia

Written on May 10, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

The spring concert series by Island Sinfonia is upon us. On Sunday, May 19, Island Sinfonia will present their annual concert at St. David’s Episcopal Church in Friday Harbor at 3:00 pm. Admission is by donation and students are always free. This year’s program promises to be extra special, and will feature flautists Linda Stone  Continue Reading

The Drowsy Chaperone

Written on May 6, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre’s Spring Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, opens THIS Friday! 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 and dance number after another. With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage  Continue Reading

On Her Shoulders

Written on May 5, 2019 at 9:26 am, by

Friday Harbor Film Festival, Winter Series, Best of Fest is pleased to present “On Her Shoulders” Tuesday May 7th at the Grange at 7:00 pm. This is a film about the extreme courage of one woman, Nadia Murad, now a Nobel Peace Prize Winner. Nadia Murad, a 23-year-old Yazidi genocide and ISIS sexual slavery survivor,  Continue Reading

SJCT Summer Film Series

Written on May 3, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre Summer Film Series – 2019 Edition Fellow Islanders, Good News! The curtain is going up for the fourth season of the Tuesday Night Film Series at the Community Theatre. Beginning June 25th and for ten consecutive Tuesdays, we will screen a special movie beginning at 7:30 pm in the Whittier.  I  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Tea with the Dames, Inspiring Role Models of the Stage

Written on May 2, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… Seeking role models for positive aging led me to the British stage and four outstanding actors and great friends each who have been awarded the title of “Dame” by the British Empire for their service to drama.  Dame Maggie  Continue Reading

San Juan County Fair Calls for Local Performers

Written on May 1, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Calling all performers for the 2019 San Juan County Fair, applications are being accepted online.  Performers from San Juan County and surrounding areas are encouraged to apply. The 2019 San Juan County Fair will be held Wednesday through Saturday, August 14th-17th at the San Juan County Fairgrounds, featuring multiple stages, roving family entertainment, educational demonstrations and  Continue Reading

Children’s Festival – I Am Super this Saturday!

Written on April 30, 2019 at 3:54 pm, by

       Island Rec is pleased to announce the 29th Annual Children’s Festival this Saturday, May 4th, 2019. Community organizations that you know and love will be providing all kinds of creative and hands-on activities. Children will have the opportunity to unleash their inner super hero with crafted masks, capes, and arm bands! Island Rec is  Continue Reading

Screen-Free Week

Written on April 29, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Special Family Events for Screen-Free Week April 29-May 5 No prior Registration Required. Free! Join the fun. Participate in these Screen-Free Week activities for families: Monday, April 29 Special Children’s Contra Dance hosted by the Monday Night Contra Dancers 6-7 pm at the Grange Blast back to the past to learn dances that people danced  Continue Reading

Opening Night Reception

Written on April 26, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

CATS Opening Night Reception for The Drowsy Chaperone CATS requests the honor of your presence at a Wedding Reception! Follies star, the beautiful and talented Janet Van De Graaff, is marrying handsome toothpaste model, Robert Martin. It’s the wedding of the year, and you’re invited! Venue: Mrs. Tottendale’s lovely New York Mansion (The Steele Garden)  Continue Reading

Drive-In at the Fairgrounds

Written on April 23, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Let’s all go to the Drive-In at the Fairgrounds! Plan an outing with your family, friends, or your special someone and enjoy one (or all!) of these classic movies at the Drive-In this summer. Admission is first come, first served at 8:30PM, $5/person or $20 for family of 5. Movies start just after dark. Audio  Continue Reading

Living in the Future’s Past

Written on April 22, 2019 at 9:03 am, by

“Can looking at evolution help us predict the future of humanity?” – Jeff Bridges Friday Harbor Film Festival invites you to a free screening of the award winning documentary, Living in the Future’s Past narrated by Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges on Friday, May 3rd at 7:00 pm at Brickworks. In this beautifully photographed tour  Continue Reading

The Field Project

Written on April 18, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Spring Street International School Presents: The Field Project Directed by Krista Strutz The Field Project consists of a play and a comedy sketch: The Wolves and Who’s on First? The Wolves, by Sarah Delappe: Left quad. Right quad. Lunge. A girls indoor soccer team warms up. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the  Continue Reading

The Most Dangerous Year

Written on April 12, 2019 at 5:41 am, by

FHFF Best of the Fest Series continues… What happens when a community stands up for its civil rights? The Most Dangerous Year tells the story of a small group of Washington State families caught in the middle of the nation’s “bathroom wars.”  Director Vlada Knowlton, a Seattle area filmmaker and parent of a transgender child, takes  Continue Reading

The Field Project

Written on April 3, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

Spring Street International School Presents: The Field Project Directed by Krista Strutz The Field Project consists of a play and a comedy sketch: The Wolves and Who’s on First? The Wolves, by Sarah Delappe: Left quad. Right quad. Lunge. A girls indoor soccer team warms up. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the  Continue Reading