San Juan County Fair Announces Music & Entertainment Line-up

— from Ashley King for San Juan County Fair — The San Juan County Fair is beginning to release its 2017 entertainment line-up. Music headliners are Kuinka (Formerly Rabbit Wilde), local favorites The Fabulous Rhythmatics, The Olson Bros Band (country rock from Olympia), and Seattle’s own ecstatic ensemble Industrial Revelation. … Continue reading

Flotsam & Jetsam | Distracted Driving on Horseshoe Highway

— a semi-regular humor column by Maurice Austin — It would be a relief if Washington State motorists heralded the recent distracted driving legislation as a boon to automotive centeredness, to a renewed focus on operator responsibility for plunging a 2,000-pound shell of steel and plastic and aluminum at break-neck … Continue reading

Local Conservation Artist Goes Global

–– from Kim Middleton — Orcas Island artist Kim Middleton joins eleven artists in an inaugural delegation to Qingdao, China in August for the International Exhibit of Nature in Art. Artists for Conservation (AFC) carefully selected the delegation from its 500 international members. Middleton’s award-winning art, coupled with her career … Continue reading

Award-winning Playwright Bringing Acting Workshop to Orcas Find your authentic center as an actor

Thursday & Saturday, August 17 & 19, The Grange — from Melinda Milligan for Actors Theater of Orcas Island — On Thursday August 17 (7-10 p.m. ) and Saturday August 19 (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.), Actor’s Theater of Orcas Island is sponsoring an acting workshop with acclaimed playwright and … Continue reading

Eth-Noh-Tec Makes Orcas StoryFest “Up Close and Personal” Meet the Storytellers

Sunday July 23 through Thursday, July 27 at various venues — by Margie Doyle — Next week, summer Islanders Nancy Wang and Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo bring the worlds of storytelling to the island as Orcas Storyfest unfolds for the seventh time on Orcas. They bring with them gifted and nationally-recognized storytellers, … Continue reading

Jesse Boleyn Announces Next Concert in Summer Concert Series This Friday's concert features Ralf Illenberger

Second concert of series Friday July 21 at 7:30 p.m. at Orcas Center — from Jesse Boleyn — American songwriter, recording artist and author, Jesse Boleyn is proud to host the 2017 Orcas Island Performing Arts Center summer concert series in beautiful Eastsound. On Friday, July 21, 2017 at 7:30 … Continue reading

Free Summer Tune-up Session for Strings Violinists, violists, and cellists high school age and older are all welcome

Tuesday, August 8, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Orcas Center (Date Corrected) — from Laura Gibbons for Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival — The Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival is pleased to be able to offer an exciting educational opportunity this August. Festival artist and popular and frequent Musician in … Continue reading

Roll Out Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Olga Daze of Summer

Saturday, July 15, 10 a.m., Downtown Olga — from Lorna Rhodes — Olga Daze festivities will begin in front of the Community Club at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 15th. The day will be better than ever this year, with something for everyone. Come for breakfast at the Bake Sale, … Continue reading

Orcas Island Storytelling Festival Coming Soon

July 23 – July 29 at various venues Once again the summer Orcas Storyfest brings Eth-Noh-Tec’s Nancy Wang and Robert  Kikuchi-Yngojo and their lively cohorts to the island next week. The line-up this year includes: • Bill Harley, Grammy award winning and very funny storyteller from Massachusettes; • Erica Lann-Clark, … Continue reading

NT Live’s Angels in America on Screen at Orcas Center A start-to-finish sensation, broadcast on two nights

Thursday, July 20 and 27, 7:30 p.m., Orcas Center — from Susannah Weaver for Orcas Center — The National Theatre production Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches, broadcast live on July 20 and Part Two: Perestroika, broadcast live on July 27 to Orcas Center at 7:30 pm. Angels in … Continue reading