Reminder: Deadline May 31 to enter City of Lynnwood ‘Big Hair’ contest

Were you a Lynnwood resident with big hair in the 1980s or 1990s? The City of Lynnwood invites you to enter its “Big Hair and Blue Eyeshadow” photo contest. The winning photos will be featured as part of the city’s ongoing art project for traffic signal boxes. The goal, the city said, is “to poke…

Recommended Reads: Historical romance novel features breathtaking and vivid writing

Seven Nights With A Scot — All The King’s Men Series — by Gerri Russell Award-winning and bestselling author Gerri Russell sends you roamin’ in the gloamin’ on an exhilarating Seven Nights With A Scot, in this historical romance novel. These are the days of the North Berham witch trials in Scotland, with atrocities inflicted on…

Happening Saturday: An evening of wine, spirits and beer at Decant Edmonds

A reminder that Decant Edmonds will take place this Saturday, May 25 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. Enjoy an evening of wine, spirits and beer tastings with live music. Taste and purchase bottles to take home at a saving of up to 30 percent off. Tickets are available through Edmonds Center for the…

May 18: Edmonds Jazz Connection to showcase student jazz performances

One of Edmonds’ most popular spring events is back. The Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary Club is proud to announce the 19th annual Edmonds Jazz Connection, to be held Saturday, May 18, at three locations in downtown Edmonds. More than a festival, it’s a Connection, bringing together students, renowned professional musicians, the arts community, music educators and ordinary…

Beer lovers, rejoice: Hemlock State Brewing to open in Mountlake Terrace May 17

Beer lovers will have another reason to love Mountlake Terrace as the much-anticipated opening of Hemlock State Brewing Company is set for Friday, May 17. The taphouse, owned by friends and brewers Mark Dunford, Jerret Botch and Michael Ernst and located on the southeast corner of 236th Street Southwest and 56th Avenue West in Mountlake…

School of Rock to perform classic, neo-soul R&B at concert on May 11

Get ready to rock with the School of Rock Lynnwood and Seattle as they join on stage at the Northwest Music Hall in Everett on Saturday, May 11, for classic and neo-soul R&B. The concert, which begins at 5 p.m., will feature songs by Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Otis Redding, James Brown and neo-soul artists like…

Sponsor spotlight: Jazz Connection set for May 18 in downtown Edmonds

Edmonds residents and visitors have long enjoyed the annual Edmonds Jazz Connection in May of each year. This year’s Connection, to be held on on May 18, marks the 19th anniversary of the Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary Club’s signature event.  Once again, student jazz musicians from schools around Western Washington will gather in three venues in…

May 3 fundraiser to help Edmonds CC Salsa Band travel to Puerto Rico

The Edmonds Community College Jazz and Salsa Band students will travel to San Juan, Puerto Rico, in January to listen to and learn la musica salsa from world-renowned salsa musicians during the San Sebastian Street Festival, one of the largest festivals in Puerto Rico. “These opportunities to experience Caribbean music and culture first hand are…

Review: Royal India Cuisine in Lynnwood — it just gets better

I have mixed emotions. I do love to share good news and encourage locals to check out the great cuisine offered at restaurants in the community. But when we arrived at Royal India Cuisine recently, well past the standard lunch hour, it was still packed! Only one parking space left. “Wonder what’s up,” said my…

Day Trip Discoveries: Kitsap explorations — Heronswood, Suquamish Museum, Poulsbo

Heronswood Garden, Suquamish Museum and Scandinavian-flavored Poulsbo make a fun springtime exploration via the Edmonds-Kingston ferry. The first two attractions are Native American-owned, so you’ll also experience cultural connections. Poulsbo adds another historical perspective and browsing discoveries that range from local art co-ops and antiques/collectibles to microbrew pubs and truly outrageous ice cream. Heronswood was originally…

Now open in Edmonds: 85°C Bakery Cafe

Now open in Edmonds in the former Payless Shoe location on Highway 99: The 85°C Bakery Cafe. Here’s the drill: You grab a tray, collect the pastries you want, get in line, and then order drinks. This the second location in South Snohomish County. There is also one in Lynnwood, which we reviewed here. The…

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…