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Auditions are being held Sunday, July 24 for San Juan Community Theatre's fall play that promises to ask Friday Harbor audiences: "Do you believe in ghosts?"
This summer Island Rec is hosting a series of musical performances at the San Juan Historical Museum, every Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. Seating will be picnic style; bring blankets and chairs to enjoy the shows.
Come to The Whale Museum on Wednesday, July 20 at 6:30 p.m. for an Author Talk & Book Signing with David Neiwert, author of the book Of Orcas and Men: What Killer Whales Can Teach Us.
"Romeo and Juliet," the ultimate story of young love gone wrong will be performed in venues through out the islands, as Stage Left opens its 18th annual Shakespeare "under the stars."
If you're heading to theaters this weekend to see the much anticipated "Finding Dory," take note of how Mr. Ray glides effortlessly through the water, and grouchy Hank the octopus curls and lifts his tentacles.
These two artists, though at different stages of their careers, are not such different painters. Both Cathy & Debbie paint the subjects of their heart desires. Choosing the path of experimentation in her painting style, Deb initially painted in the style of super realism. Now in choosing to paint in the impressionistic style, Debbie turns her attention inland to reflect the rural scenes of island life. From docile, lazy cows to beloved horses and the fields where they reside, rural island life provides Deb much impetus to paint.
Have you seen the 10,000 year old Bison antiquus skull on Orcas? Did you ever stand in the old jail on San Juan whose inhabitants included the murderer, Richard Straub, the only person to be hanged in San Juan County? Have you viewed the restored gillnetter, the Sally J, on Lopez? Make 2016 the year you visit all of the historical museums in the San Juan Islands. Not only will you have fun and learn more about our history, but you can also qualify for a chance to win one of three island getaway packages.
The final edition of the 2015-2016 The Met: Live in HD season presents Strauss's "Elektra" at San Juan Community Theatre on Sunday, May 29 at 2 p.m. . Elektra unites the commanding impact of Greek tragedy with the unsettling insights of early-20th-century Freudian psychology. The drama unfolds in a single act of rare vocal and orchestral power. Director Patrice Chéreau (From the House of the Dead) didn't live to see his great production, previously presented in Aix and Milan, make it to the stage of the Met. But his overpowering vision lives on with soprano Nina Stemme unmatched today in the heroic female roles of Strauss and Wagner, who portrays Elektra's primal quest for vengeance for the murder of her father, Agamemnon. Legendary mezzo-soprano Waltraud Meier is chilling as Elektra's fearsome mother, Klytämnestra. Soprano Adrianne Pieczonka and bass-baritone Eric Owens are Elektra's troubled siblings. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for SJCT members and $10 for student reserved. Tickets are at www.sjctheatre.org or at the SJCT Box Office: 378-3210.
Islanders get a chance to have fun with improvisation and help San Juan Community Theatre at the same time during its annual summer fundraiser in July.
San Juan Community Theatre's monstrous spring musical has its final curtain calls Thursday* through Saturday, May 19-21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Whittier Theatre.
The Opening Day Boat Parade, "A Community Afloat" on May 1 was a wonderful, fun community event! Forty boats were involved in the Opening Day festivities. Orca Star with the American Legion Post 163 Color Guard led the parade, saluted by 3 volleys from the American Legion Rifle Salute Squad, and followed by the classic wooden boat Baten with Grand Marshall, Sheriff Ron Krebs. The Port of Friday Harbor and American Legion cannons added to the festivities, getting everyone's attention. Representatives of the community in the parade included the Lion's Club, Rotary Club, Masonic Lodge, Community Theater, Children's Theater Workshop, Peace Island Medical Center, University of Washington Labs, Friday Harbor Power Squadron, the Library, Pintail, the Port's Pumpty Dumpty, four vessel assist boats, three Sheriff's boats, a USCG patrol boat, and a host of other community boats. The Sheriff – Fire boat Sentinel closed the parade with her water monitors spraying the harbor.
Celebrating the release of their new album, "If You're Going to Be a Bear," L.A.-based indie-folk duo Oliviero will play live at 7 pm. at the Rumor Mill on Wednesday, May 18.
Renowned landscape photographer Dorothy Kerper Monnelly has paired her large-format black and white images with poems to create a book, "For My Daughters." The poetry that inspired the book was written by the photographer's mother, Dorothy Darling Kerper between 1920 and 1945, the year she died.
The Salish Sea Early Music Festival presents a taste of the musical atmospheres generated by the celebrated musicians of the court of Louis XIV in this program entitled "Versailles" with baroque flutist Jeffrey Cohan, viola da gamba player Joanna Blendulf and baroque guitarist and theorbo player John Lenti on Thursday, May 12 at 7 p.m. at Brickworks.
The Addams Family has been a part of American culture since 1938, when cartoonist Charles Addams first published the spooky, kooky and ooky family in The New Yorker. The images became so popular, it eventually evolved into a TV show, movies, and most recently, a Broadway musical, according to Carol Hooper, show director.
Photographer Dorothy Kerper Monnelly has paired her large-format black and white images with poems to create a book, "For My Daughters." The poetry that inspired the book was written by the photographer's mother, Dorothy Darling Kerper between 1920 and 1945, the year she died.
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