Topic: Entertainment

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

Rescheduled: An Evening with George Winston at San Juan Community Theatre

Written on June 17, 2020 at 7:48 pm, by

An Evening with George Winston has been one of our most highly anticipated concerts of 2020. Due to the uncertainties of performing during the Covid-19 pandemic, we have decided to work directly with George and his team to reschedule his performances at SJCT. The dual concerts were originally set for Friday, September 11, and Saturday,  Continue Reading

Discover San Juan Islands 2020

Written on June 10, 2020 at 6:25 am, by

Your Conservation Land Bank turns 30 this year and is celebrating with a multi-island exploration. Every preserve has a story – gather your family and get outside this summer to discover what your public lands have to say! The San Juan County Land Bank teamed up with the Lopez, Orcas, and San Juan Island libraries  Continue Reading

San Juan Community Theatre Playwrights Festival 2020

Written on May 28, 2020 at 1:50 pm, by

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, and hopefully provide audiences and authors with new opportunities. So for all of us on San Juan Island who  Continue Reading

We’re Keeping the Ghost Light On!

Written on May 21, 2020 at 1:13 pm, by

A note from Island Stage Left… Normally at this time of year we would be asking you for money. But what’s normal now? For the first time in Island Stage Left’s twenty two year history, we must cancel our summer “Shakespeare Under the Stars”, which was to have been Shakespeare’s romantic comedy, “Much Ado About  Continue Reading

From ‘Going Dark’ to ‘Lights Up’ Campaign Update

Written on May 18, 2020 at 9:42 am, by

Dear SJCT Family, On May 5th, we wrote to inform you of the launch of the From ‘Going Dark’ to ‘Lights Up’ campaign to address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on SJCT operations. Following the cancellation of events in March, April, and through the end of the summer, the campaign seeks to raise $193,000 of community support by September 30th.  Continue Reading

State of the Theatre

Written on May 6, 2020 at 8:40 am, by

Here is a Special Update from SJCT’s Executive Artistic Director… Dear SJCT Family, We’ve had numerous inquiries as to how COVID-19 has affected San Juan Community Theatre. While we don’t know everything that the future holds, we have an update about the State of the Theatre today. Please take a few minutes to watch the  Continue Reading

4-H Talent Show

Written on May 3, 2020 at 9:49 am, by

Hello There! please join the NW Regional 4-Hers for a virtual 4-H Talent Show! Our teen leaders want to let people know that we are thinking of them and that they are not alone! Join via a smartphone or computer. Participants will need to register with a ZOOM account (you may need to create one)  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Film Festival Announces Virtual Festival May 8-23

Written on May 1, 2020 at 6:58 am, by

The Friday Harbor Film Festival in cooperation with Bullfrog Communities is proud to present a Virtual Film Festival of climate-change-related films in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day 2020. Beginning May 8th and continuing through May 23rd, FHFF will offer seven powerful, environmentally focused documentary feature films for online streaming.  Viewing costs only $1.99 per film or $7.99  Continue Reading

Best of the Fest Cancelled

Written on April 8, 2020 at 12:30 pm, by

Due to the closure of all but essential businesses the Friday Harbor Film Festival has cancelled the Best of the Fest series for the remainder of the year.

A Local Filmmaker Introduces A New Project

Written on March 9, 2020 at 5:45 am, by

Filmmaker Conner Von Kuetzing introduces new work… A new movie, by Can’tStop/Won’tStop Films, is being made in the San Juan Islands this summer! Written and directed by Conner Von Kuetzing and starring Nick Bey, “Once Upon a Time in the Wasteland” is a post-apocalyptic western telling the story of a lone bounty hunter and his toughest  Continue Reading

Spring Fling at the Fairgrounds

Written on February 26, 2020 at 5:48 am, by

Love the 80’s?  They are back, at least for a night at the San Juan County Fairgrounds. The Spring Fling, Adult Prom will be held on March 28th showcasing live music by Prom Date Mixtape. Come dance the night away to the sounds of The Cure, Bon Jovi, Depeche Mode, U2, Flock of Seagulls, Wham!,  Continue Reading

Celtic Roots

Written on February 26, 2020 at 5:47 am, by

Join San Juan Community Theatre in March for the San Juan Singers Spring Concert! The Singers will be performing with island musicians and The Keith Highlanders Pipe Band for their Celtic Roots concert! Friday & Saturday, March 13-14, 7:30 pm Tickets: Adults $20.00 Students $10.00 $5 Student RUSH (at door only)

Best Of The Fest in March from FHFF

Written on February 25, 2020 at 8:20 am, by

Friday Harbor Film Festival’s annual Best of the Fest series continues during March. Award-winning, impactful feature films and shorts from the 2019 Festival are being shown every first and third Tuesday from January through May at the Grange beginning at 7 pm. These screenings are free, although donations are encouraged. The March line-up includes: March  Continue Reading