Review: ‘The Addams Family, A New Musical’ conjures ghosts and guffaws

They’re creepy, they’re kooky and now they’re at the Wade James Theatre. Directed by Carissa Meisner Smit, The Addams Family, A New Musical debuted Thursday, April 12 to a full house in the Edmonds Driftwood Players’ adaption of the Broadway production by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. Based on cartoonist Charles Addams’ satirical take on…

Free screening of ‘Paper Tigers’ at Edmonds Theater April 13

The City of Edmonds Diversity Film Series is featuring a free screening of the movie Paper Tigers this Saturday, April 13 at noon at the Edmonds Theater, 415 Main St. Edmonds.     Paper Tigers chronicles a year in the life of Lincoln High School in the community of Walla Walla, Wash. The kids who come to Lincoln…

Scriber HS authors to perform ‘Listen’ on stage April 15

Scriber Lake High School students will take to the stage Monday, April 15 with a performance based on their latest book, “Listen: Young Writers Reflect on Chaos, Clarity, Action and Balance.” The performance will be at 11 a.m.  April 15 at The Phoenix Theatre in Edmonds’ Firdale Village. It will be directed by Tim Smith-Stewart…

Program uses arts to engage those with memory loss and their caregivers

Free, open to the public and lots of fun: The Golden Era Sing-along is the last event for the fourth season of Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA) Dementia-Inclusive Series, 11 a.m. on May 4. Watch film clips of classic musicals and sing-along in a relaxed atmosphere. “We don’t want people to feel that sense…

ECA presents New York Gilbert And Sullivan’s new production of The Mikado April 13

New York Gilbert And Sullivan’s (NYGASP) all-new production of The Mikado will be performed at Edmonds Center for the Arts on Saturday, April 13, featuring costume design by Quinto Ott, set design by Anshuman Bhatia, conceived and directed by David Auxier, and produced by David Wannen. The evening begins with a free pre-show artist talk from 6-6:40…

Edmonds Center for the Arts hosting young professionals happy hour April 5

The Edmonds Center for the Arts will be hosting a special young professionals, pre-show happy hour from 6-7:30 p.m. before the Danilo Brito concert on Friday, April 5. The event will be a great way for young professionals to meet each other and socialize before the show. The event offers a young professional’s package for…

Edmonds Driftwood Players accepting submissions for 10th annual Festival of Shorts

Edmonds’ Driftwood Players are accepting submissions for the 2019 Festival of Shorts, with the theme “Technology Gone Bad.” With each major shift in technological advance in society, beginning with the wheel, there have been problems and reactions — sometimes with hilarious, sometimes disastrous, consequences. The deadline for submission is April 1. This year’s festival will be…

Reminder: Northwest Folkdancers hosting dance party in Lynnwood March 30

Northwest Folkdancers, Inc. is hosting an International Folk Dance Party on Saturday, March 30, from 7-10:30 p.m. at Cedar Valley Grange. Come support Northwest Folklife and dance to the music of two bands — Allspice and Zakuska. Donations of $10 are suggested, or become a Friend of Folklife at the door. All proceeds go directly to…

Recommended Reads: Poet shares struggles of everyday life in ‘Quilcene’

Quilcene, by Avis M. Adams This poet shares poignant glimpses into the joys, beauty, and struggles of everyday life amidst this rugged, rural setting. The language in this poetry conjures powerful imagery that feeds the imagination with contemplative visions and a captivating energy. The full array of true human emotions lace the lines of these…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: South County bike rides, Easter Bunny alert, MidiCi Pizza happy hour

Get fit this season with Bike2Health’s South County Rides April – September 2019 Bike2Health, a project funded by the Verdant Health Commission, is kicking off this season by offering free rides to locals in Mountlake Terrace, Lynnwood and Edmonds. Residents living in these cites can join the Cascade Bicycle Club for family-friendly bike rides perfect…

Madrona Children’s Theatre presents ‘Honk’ March 21-24

Tickets are now on sale for the Madrona Children’s Theatre presentation of HONK!, to be performed this Thursday-Sunday, March 21-24, at the Mountlake Terrace High School Theatre. Performed by 71 Madrona students in grades 4-8 in two casts, the production features a professional director, music director and live musicians. All proceeds from ticket sales and fundraisers…

Scene on St. Patrick’s Day: Celebrating in Perrinville

The St. Patrick’s Day spirit was alive and well Sunday night at The Hook restaurant in Perrinville, as an estimated crowd of nearly 200 gathered to celebrate the wearin’ of the green and enjoy live entertainment. According to Marni Muir, who submitted this report, special host Kevin O’Neill “sang his heart out with his favorite…

Reminder: Sno-King Chorale ‘Changing Seasons’ concert March 16

If you’re accustomed to hearing more “traditional” classical music in the annual Sno-King Community Chorale Musica da Coro performances, this year’s concert at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lynnwood will introduce you to striking and beautiful compositions by one of today’s most gifted young composers, Jake Runestad. And, if you’re fond of Robert Frost’s simple, sensitive and…

Skandia Folkdance Society hosting dance lessons in Lynnwood March 15

Get ready for Finnish fun as Katrilli brings the St. Urho party, with music by Folk Voice, on Friday, March 15. The event, at Cedar Valley Grange, will begin at 7:30 p.m. with a Finnish dance lesson by Katrilli members. The dance will last from 8:30-11 p.m. and will feature mixers and dances that newcomers…

Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation accepting applications for community art grants

The Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation is now accepting applications for community art grants. Grants may be awarded to local non-profit, 501c3 organizations that provide arts-related education programs, projects, or services. Applications will be evaluated on how they will enhance our community through art experiences and education in the visual, performing, or literary arts. The Edmonds…

DeMiero Jazz Fest set for March 7-9

North Sound Church and the Edmonds Center for the Arts will host the 43rd annual DeMiero Jazz Festival March 7-9 in downtown Edmonds. This music education event brings in more than 65 jazz choirs from middle school, high school, college and community groups, for a non-competitive, inspiring chance to perform and work with professional jazz artists. Daytime performances, master classes and…

Skandia to hold First Friday dance in Lynnwood March 1

Skandia Folkdance Society will hold its First Friday dance March 1 at Cedar Valley Grange, 20526-52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood. At the 7:30 p.m. class, attendees can learn two large circle mixers, Mona’s Festvals and Spinnrokken, at the March 1 dance. If you can count to five, you can learn Mona’s dance, written by accordion player…

Edmonds CC’s 40th annual International Night set for March 1

Edmonds Community College will host its 40th annual International Night at 7 p.m. Friday, March 1, at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. This event celebrates community in diversity at Edmonds CC through music, dance, and the arts performed by students. “When International Night first began, it was a small, on-campus event,” said Lisa Thompson,…

Reminder: Sno-King Folk Dance Club sponsoring Sweetheart Dance Feb. 23

Sno-King International  Folk Dance Club is sponsoring a Sweetheart Dance this Saturday, Feb. 23 to honor couples who met at folk dancing. The event will run from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood. Dance to live music from Folk Voice Band, with recorded requests at 7 p.m. and during the…

Reminder: Ties and Tiaras Winter Ball Dance Feb. 23

The City of Lynnwood Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department is sponsoring a Ties and Tiaras Winter Ball Dance at Lynnwood’s Cedar Valley Gym Saturday, Feb. 23. Dancing, refreshments and picture opportunities are all a part of this evening of magic for ages 3-plus. Dads, grandpas, uncles or other important male figures are welcome to escort. There are two…