Topic: Entertainment


Written on November 12, 2018 at 10:01 am, by

Starting Thursday, November 15th, Island Stage Left presents Slowgirl – a story by Greg Pierce told with humor and sensitivity, of a friendship between a reclusive uncle and his teenage niece as they navigate the delicate regions of guilt, fear and truth.   Becky, a seventeen year old girl, has fled to her hermitic uncle’s  Continue Reading

Book Launch Celebration

Written on November 12, 2018 at 9:20 am, by

Please join Spring Street International School to celebrate teacher’s debut novel!  Join this literary celebration as author Jennifer Boyden talks about and reads from her debut novel, The Chief of Rally Tree. The novel received the Siskiyou Prize for New Environmental Literature. Jennifer states, “I love living in a community where people show up for their  Continue Reading

Childsplay with Karan Casey

Written on November 6, 2018 at 5:52 am, by

Known to its audiences as a celebration of spirited, innovative, and exuberant music, a concert by Childsplay offers a rare glimpse into the intricate weavings of Karan Casey’s beautiful voice, with the sound of all the violins from a single violinmaker, Bob Childs. Childsplay will be coming to the Pacific Northwest in November 2018 starting  Continue Reading

FHFF Award Winners

Written on November 5, 2018 at 5:51 am, by

A local San Juan Island producer wins the Audience Choice Awards at the 2018 Friday Harbor Film Festival.  Amy Herdy, producer of the Bleeding Edge was thrilled to win the Audience Choice Awards for the best film of the 2018 Friday Harbor Film Festival.  Her memorable quote when accepting the award was to the filmmakers themselves  Continue Reading

FHES Halloween Parade

Written on October 31, 2018 at 5:24 pm, by

Here it is – the elementary school kids parading through town in their Halloween costumes. See who you recognize…

Stillpoint Halloween

Written on October 31, 2018 at 5:06 pm, by

Happy Halloween from Stillpoint School!

FHFF in Photos

Written on October 31, 2018 at 5:55 am, by

And another Film Festival is behind us. Here’s a look at some highlights from the 6th Annual Friday Harbor Film Festival. Click the thumbnails below to see who all you recognize.

San Juan Community Theatre Announces Updated Mission and Vision

Written on October 30, 2018 at 5:40 am, by

At the September 28th meeting of San Juan Community Theatre Board of Trustees, the Board voted to update the Mission and Vision statements of the Theatre as follows: Mission: Enriching community through performing arts Vision: San Juan Community Theatre engages community through performing arts, inspiring island residents and visitors of all ages. From Executive Artistic Director, Nathan  Continue Reading

Thank You from Team Silent Sky

Written on October 25, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

Team Silent Sky sends a huge THANK YOU to the entire community, for supporting their production so wholeheartedly, and for making Silent Sky SJCT’s best-attended fall production since 2011! WOW!

FHFF Starts Friday

Written on October 25, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

This year the Friday Harbor Film Festival kicks off at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26, and runs through Sunday, Oct. 28. At 7 p.m. Oct. 26 there will be the Filmmakers Gala. Paul Watson, of Sea Shepherd, will accept his Lifetime Achievement Award. Gala attendees will also have a chance to view his film “Chasing  Continue Reading

At the Film Festival Next Weekend:

Written on October 23, 2018 at 5:52 am, by

The Friday Harbor Film Festival gets rolling on Friday, October 26th at 10:00 AM. See the complete schedule at Here are a few things you won’t want to miss: Opening Night Gala Honoring Filmmakers Friday evening at 7:00 PM in the Whittier Theatre at San Juan Community Theatre All Access Pass & GALA Only  Continue Reading

From the Wild – the Journey of the Mustang

Written on October 22, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Its Friday Harbor Film Festival time Again and here is a great film about mustangs and what is being done by young girls to save them. by Theresa Simendinger Wild mustangs thrive in the stunning, but harsh landscape of Eastern Oregon. Due to their rapidly growing population thousands will be captured and placed in federal  Continue Reading

Last Week for Silent Sky

Written on October 17, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Here’s the latest from San Juan Community Theatre… Have you seen the show that everyone is raving about? There are just four more chances to do so! Thursday, Friday, and Saturday’s performances are at 7:30 pm (and Thursday is Pay What You Can) and we finish the run with a matinee on Sunday at 2:00  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Fun Friday Bingo at the Mullis Center

Written on October 16, 2018 at 5:51 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the SJ Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… On the second Friday of the month the Mullis Center hosts Fun Friday Bingo. For ten dollars you get a delicious seasonally themed lunch and 15 cards of Bingo. On Friday I enlisted my friend Therese Finn and we joined  Continue Reading

Chamber Featured Member of the Month

Written on October 10, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce has chosen Friday Harbor Film Festival as this month’s featured member. The Friday Harbor Film Festival was co-founded in 2013 by Lynn Danaher and Karen Palmer.  They realized early in the process they had very compatible skill sets, so Lynn took the role of Director having organized multiple  Continue Reading

Fiddle Supergroup “Childsplay” to Kick Off Farewell Tour in Friday Harbor

Written on October 10, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Childsplay: Fiddlers, Fiddles and Fiddlemaker is pleased to announce the release of their seventh album, “The Bloom of Youth.” The album is the first step in a final farewell tour for the band, many of whom have been in the band for 30 years. Led by violin maker Robert Childs, Childsplay is made up of  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Farm Parade 2018

Written on October 7, 2018 at 6:15 am, by

It was a brilliant sunny day for this year’s Farm Parade.  A fun parade for kids, trucks, and tractors… continue to see more photos…

SJCT Presents: Angel Street, On Book! Readers Theatre

Written on September 25, 2018 at 6:05 am, by

A Broadway hit first produced on the West End under the title Gaslight and filmed twice, Angel Street tells the story of the Manninghams, who live on Angel Street in 19th century London. As the curtain rises, all appears to be the essence of Victorian tranquility. It is soon apparent, however, that Mr. Manningham, a  Continue Reading

Gospel Jazz Reprise

Written on September 13, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Nine years ago, gospel and jazz lovers attended a pair of concerts at Saint David’s Episcopal Church which both sold out. Apparently they didn’t get enough, because it is going to be done again on Saturday, Sept. 15th, and Sunday, Sept. 16th, starting at 4 pm each day. The reason for the concerts is to  Continue Reading

Nutcracker Ballet Auditions

Written on September 5, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Salish Sea Ballet announces open auditions for the 2018 Friday Harbor Nutcracker. Auditions will be held at the Salish Sea Ballet studio (689 Airport Center, Friday Harbor) on Sunday, September 9th. Auditions are open to everyone age 3 and up. No dance experience is necessary! Audition Schedule: 1:00pm-1:30pm: Ages 3-6, no experience necessary 1:45pm-2:15pm: Ages  Continue Reading

Summer Film Series

Written on September 4, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

Fellow Film Buffs, Well, here we are in September and it is time for the Grand Finale of this year’s Film Series.  I hope you have enjoyed them and plan to join us again next summer.  Attendance this year was up 50%, but we can do even better.  Please invite your friends to send me  Continue Reading

2018 Playwrights Festival

Written on September 1, 2018 at 9:58 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre’s 2018 Playwrights Festival What is the Playwrights Festival? It is an opportunity for new and veteran playwrights alike to develop and present their work onstage. Festival performances of new works, created by islanders, will take place September 6th through September 9th in the Gubelman and Whittier Theatres. Eight plays will be  Continue Reading