Edmonds School District celebrates cultural diversity during Saturday fair

The Edmonds School District held its first Celebrating Diversity Cultural Fair at Chase Lake Community School in Edmonds Saturday. During the event, community members and organizations hosted tables about their cultural heritage, and also provided musical performances. — Photos by Jasmine Contreras-Lewis

Submissions open Feb. 1 for EPIC Writing Contest

The Edmonds-based 10th annual EPIC Group Writers Writing Contest will be open for submissions Feb. 1 through midnight on Saturday, April 8. Submissions are welcome in the following categories: Prose (fiction or non-fiction) – adults and students grades 8-12 Poetry – Adults and students grades 8-12 Portions of larger works are acceptable if under 1,500…

Lynnwood Arts Commission invites artists to exhibit in upcoming show

Local artists looking to display their works or even have them purchased by the city are invited to participate in an open exhibition show. The deadline to apply is this Sunday, Jan 15. The show welcomes applicants of all ages and skill levels.  The exhibit will be judged by the arts commission and one “People’s…

Sidekickers to perform at Peace of Mind Brewing Dec. 16

The Sidekickers will be featured at Peace of Mind Brewing in Lynnwood from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16. Featuring Darla Kiste and Megan Jeffreys on vocals and Bill Derry on vocals and guitar, the vocal trio will be performing a mix of pop and jazz music. Peace of Mind Brewing is located at…

Reminder: Cascade Symphony’s ‘Holiday Pops’ concerts in Edmonds Dec. 11-12

The musical works of Johann Strauss II, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, George Gershwin and other legendary composers will be featured when the Cascade Symphony Orchestra (CSO) — under the direction of maestro Michael Miropolsky — presents its two annual “Holiday Pops” concerts on Sunday, Dec. 11 and Monday, Dec. 12. Both performances will begin at 7:30…

Seattle Children’s Chorus performing winter concert in Lynnwood Dec. 10

The Seattle Children’s Chorus is coming to Lynnwood on Saturday, Dec. 10, to perform its winter concert in two parts. At 11 a.m. the younger children will perform Brio, Intermezzo and Lifted! During the 2 p.m. performance, the older children will perform Arioso, Coro Vivo and Camerata. The winter concert celebrates beginnings: the birth of…

Experience what the Northwest was like 100 years ago during Nov. 19 presentation in Lynnwood

Join the Lynnwood-Alderwood Manor Heritage Association Nov. 19 for their upcoming Living Voices presentation: Northwest Passages. Witness the dynamically-changing Northwest at the turn of the 20th century. Combining film with solo performance, Northwest Passages brings to life the diversity of Washington State over 100 years ago. This free program will begin at 10 a.m. at…

UP North Players bringing The Improv Arcade to Lynnwood’s Black Box Theatre Nov. 4

The UP North Players, one of Snohomish County’s best-known improvisation groups, is coming to the Black Box Theatre at Edmonds College to perform a new comedy show entitled The Improv Arcade. This show requires lots of participation from the audience. Crafty skills and lighting-fast fingers are needed to help the performers as they make their…

Irish singer and actor Damian McGinty to perform in Lynnwood Nov. 19

Article was corrected to indicate the performance will be at Unity Lynnwod. Irish singer and actor Damian McGinty will be making his way to Lynnwood Saturday, Nov. 19 for his Live in the Moment tour. McGinty has been a member of Celtic Thunder — an Irish singing group — for over 13 years and starred…

Artist reception celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month at Lynnwood City Hall Sept. 28

In honor of celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month, Lynnwood City Hall is hosting a free in-person art reception showcasing local Hispanic artists. The reception is open to the public on Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 5-6 p.m. The artist exhibit also celebrates Lynnwood’s friendship city, Chilpancingo, Guerrero, Mexico. Lynnwood City Hall is located at 19100 44th…

EPIC Group Writers sponsoring open mic nite for teens Sept. 21

Edmonds-based EPIC Group Writers is hosting an open mic nite for teens on Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Café Louvre, 210 5th Ave. S., Edmonds. Area teens are welcome to share poetry, prose  and songs. Sign-ups are at the door. Limit five minutes per person. Complimentary light refreshments. Beverages available for purchase.  

Lynnwood actor lands lead role in new ‘Conjuring the Beyond’ movie

Three years ago, Lynnwood local Jon Meggison would have laughed at you if you told him that he would go on to star in films. But when the COVID-19 pandemic hit and he found himself out of work as a Seattle print model, his agency suggested he try acting. And from there, the 29-year-old’s career…

Taste Edmonds featured bands: Motley 2 and Eden

This year’s Taste Edmonds — set to open Friday, Aug. 19 — brings back such crowd favorites as The Beatniks, One Love Bridge, The Davanos and Robbie Dee’s Tribute to Elvis. But Taste organizers say they are also excited to introduce some fresh bands to the lineup, including some newly formed groups that are already…

Taste Edmonds featured bands: The Little Lies, Queen Mother

This year’s Taste Edmonds — set to open Friday, Aug. 19 — brings back such crowd favorites as The Beatniks, One Love Bridge, The Davanos and Robbie Dee’s Tribute to Elvis. But Taste organizers are also excited to introduce some fresh bands to the lineup, including some newly formed groups that are already making a…

Snohomish Film Festival set for Lynnwood Convention Center Sept. 17

The Snohomish Film Festival is holding its first in-person event on Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Lynnwood Convention Center from 3-8 p.m. The festival — which launched in 2021 as a virtual event — will screen 30 short films, many by local filmmakers, host panels featuring the films’ cast and crew and have live readings…

Cascade Symphony Orchestra opens season ticket sales for its 61st year

The Cascade Symphony Orchestra has opened season ticket sales for 2022-23 concerts at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. “It is going to be a great season filled with a variety of exciting music and distinguished soloists,” said  Music Director Michael Miropolsky, who is entering his 21st season as the orchestra’s conductor. Opening night is set for…

Artists sought for Arts of the Terrace juried show

The Arts of the Terrace juried art show is looking for artist submissions through Aug. 12. Eligible items include paintings, prints, drawings, miniatures, calligraphy, photographs, three-dimensional and artisans’ works. Over $5,000 in prize money is available. This is the 42nd year for the Mountlake Terrace tradition, which is sponsored by the city’s Arts Advisory Commission…

Skandia Folkdance Society First Friday dance Aug. 5

Skandia Folk Dance Society will hold an in-person First Friday Dance on Friday, Aug. 5 at Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood. The evening begins with a dance class at 7:30-8:30 p.m. featuring Tokyo Polka. Dancing follows, with music provided by Bokpojkarna Cost is $10 for Skandia members and $15 for nonmembers. Kids are free….

Ballyhoo Theatre to present ‘On a Clear Day You Can See Forever’ July 29-Aug. 7

Ballyhoo Theatre opens its performance of On a Clear Day You Can See Forever Friday, July 29 at Edmonds College’s Black Box Theater. On a Clear Day tells the story of psychiatrist Dr. Mark Bruckner and his insecure yet gifted patient, who engages him for help with a smoking addiction. Through hypnosis, Dr. Bruckner discovers what…

Music in the Museum July 22 in Edmonds features lively tunes from classical musicians

Can chamber music by Bach, Mozart, Coleridge-Taylor and Albéniz make you tap your feet and swing in your seat? On Friday, July 22 at 6 p.m.,  the Cascadia Art Museum is presenting a concert of the most lively chamber music, performed by a trio of accomplished Northwest classical musicians. Pamela Liu (violin) has performed extensively in Europe…

Demo the latest sound equipment at Lynnwood’s Uberbeatz Studios July 16

Lynnwood’s Uberbeatz Studios is hosting a Demo Day this Saturday, July 16, for customers to test out equipment they’re interested in. The latest amplifiers by Dylan Benedict will be available to demo. Customers will also be able to try out pedals from Fowl Sounds and Spun Loud Effects. Uberbeatz encourages individuals to bring their own…

Reminder: Organist Julia Brown in recital at Trinity Lutheran Church July 10

TLCS Artists at the Organ will present Julia Brown in recital on the Pasi organ at 7 p.m.Sunday, July 10 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lynnwood. In demand as a historical keyboardist and collaborative artist, Brown has appeared in concert in North and South America and in Europe. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brown studied…