Bolshoi’s “A Contemporary Evening” Streams at Orcas Center

Saturday, April 1, 6:30 p.m., Orcas Center — from Susannah Weaver — For one evening, the Bolshoi takes on a new challenge with audacity in Hans Van Manen’s “Frank Bridge’s Variations,” Sol León and Paul Lightfoot’s “Short Time Together” and Alexei Ratmansky’s “Russian Seasons.” This encounter between some of the … Continue reading

Inter-Island Spring Concerts and Workshops on Orcas, Lopez, and Shaw Islands Miho & Diego Duo blends Latin and Japanese musical traditions

— from Linda Sloane — The exciting Miho & Diego Duo is coming to the San Juan Islands Mar. 28 through Apr. 1 as part of Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival’s Musicians-in-Residence program. In addition to their work in the schools on Orcas, Shaw, and Lopez, Miho and Diego will … Continue reading

Author To Read From “Orcas and Men: What Killer Whales Can Teach Us”

Thursday, March 23, 6 – 7 p.m., Darvill’s Bookstore — from Jenny Pederson — Darvill’s Bookstore is excited to welcome David Neiwert on Thursday, Mar. 23, from 6 – 7 p.m. David will read from and discuss his book “Of Orcas and Men: What Killer Whales Can Teach Us.” This … Continue reading

Celebrate “Voluntourism” in the San Juan Islands Come out and play for Earth Day

— from Amy Nesler, San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau — Have fun with environmental art at the SJIMA, Great Island Beach Clean-ups and lots of fun for kids. Did you know that April is National Volunteer Month? Spend a day or more giving back to the natural places we all … Continue reading

Community Contributions Prove School Music Matters

— from Catherine Pederson, Music Advocacy Group — YES! SCHOOL MUSIC DOES MATTER – to the over 100 members of our community who responded to the Music Advocacy Group 20th Anniversary School Benefit Concert fund raising appeal. MAG’s letter, published in Orcas Issues last week, expressed thanks to the community for … Continue reading

As Poetry Month Approaches, Share Your Writing on Orcas Issues Submissions accepted through month of March

— by Lin McNulty — “Poetry is what happens when language becomes impossible.” –Unknown National Poetry Month was inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. Over the years, it has become the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital … Continue reading

Monty Python’s Spamalot Promises Laugh Out Loud Moments

Thursday – Saturday, March 16 – 18, 23-25, Orcas Center — from Susannah Weaver for Orcas Center — Beginning Mar. 16 Orcas Center will feature the award winning musical Monty Python’s Spamalot, on Center Stage with Doug Bechtel directing an all-island cast. Bring the whole family for a laugh out … Continue reading