Town of Friday Harbor Announces New Public Art Installation "We Gave All That We Could" honors islanders on WWI 100th anniversary

— from Sandy Strehlou — The Town of Friday Harbor announces the installation of a new temporary public art display at Breezeway Park. The artwork, titled We Gave All That We Could, commemorates the 100th anniversary of the nation’s entry into World War I using photographs and words of San Juan … Continue reading

Auditions for “A Christmas Carol” with Melinda Milligan — and Puppets!

Auditions Wednesday, Sept. 20 and Thursday, Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. at Orcas Center — by Margie Doyle — Melinda Milligan looks forward to casting a raft of rowdy Orcas actors and actresses — as well as a troupe of puppeteers — this week during auditions for “A Christmas Carol,” … Continue reading

Miró Quartet to Spend a Week on Orcas in October Pop-up concerts, family concert, mini concert on inter-island ferry

— from Linda Slone for Orcas Chamber Music Festival — Be sure to catch the Miró Quartet the week of October 9-13 while the string quartet is here for an action-packed week of fun activities for all islanders. From pop-up appearances and a family concert at the Grange to a … Continue reading

Reclaim the Rock — an Orcas Center First

Saturday, September 23, 1 to 7 p.m. at  Orcas Center’s Live Music Outback  Stage “Reclaim the Rock,” aka Silly Season Cessation Soiree, is a mini-music festival outdoors behind Orcas Center, at Orcas Center’s new Outback Stage near the Storage Building. By Islanders, for Islanders! The lineup includes Funk Sway, Dust … Continue reading

Adventures in Cinematic Story Telling: Here Comes Orcas Island Film Fest

— from Donna Laslo for Orcas Island Film Festival — The fall film festival season is in full swing and the Orcas Island Film Festival, along with the other major fall festivals Telluride, Venice, and Toronto, take the lead in screening the films that will dominate the cinemas this winter. … Continue reading

History Matinee: Author Candace Wellman Talks About Coast Salish Women Sunday, Sept. 24, at 3 p.m. at the Eastsound Fire Station

— from Carol Kulminski for the Orcas Island Historical Museum — Candace Wellman, author of the book Peace Weavers, is the presenter at the History Matinee sponsored by the Orcas Island Historical Museums on Sunday, September 24, 3:00 pm at the Eastsound Fire Station. The following is a book review … Continue reading

Famed Pianist to Perform on Shaw Fundraiser for Shaw's Emergency Medical Services

— from Alex MacLeod — Well known pianist and composer Grisha Krivchenia will perform Sunday, September 24 at 4 p.m. at the Shaw Island Community Building. His performance will be a fundraiser for Shaw’s volunteer EMS team, which is raising money for a new ambulance. Grisha is well known in … Continue reading

NT Live’s Yerma is Stunning, Searing, Unmissable

Thursday, September 21, 7:30 p.m., Orcas Center — from Susannah Weaver for Orcas Center — The National Theatre production of Yerma, broadcast live to the Orcas Center screen on September 21, 7:30 .m.. The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) plays a young woman who is driven to the unthinkable … Continue reading

Island Sinfonia Celebrates 33 Years with an Invitation

— from Karen Blinn for Islands Sinfonia –– Celebrating the start of its 33rd season of making musical memories for all ages, the Island Sinfonia Board and current members extend an open invitation to new and returning musicians for the first of the season’s rehearsals to be held September 23 … Continue reading

5th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival: At the Edge Co-hosted by Orcas Center and San Juan Preservation Trust

Friday, Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m.at Orcas Center; refreshments from Cocina Latina served at 6:30 p.m. — from Susannah Weaver for Orcas Center — Celebrate the equinox with the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, an evening of inspiring documentaries about young people who are healing the earth,on September 22, 7:30 … Continue reading

Orcas Center Auditioning Roles for “A Christmas Carol”

Wednesday, September 20, Thursday September 21, 6-9 p.m., Orcas Center — from Susannah Weaver for Orcas Center — The Orcas Center has chosen  “A Christmas Carol” as the Winter show leading the 2017-2018 season.  The play will run for five performances on Orcas Center’s main stage. This is the beloved version … Continue reading