13th annual Edmonds Comedy Night Feb. 21-22 to benefit school district student programs

Enjoy an evening of laughs and benefit local schools during the 13th annual Edmonds Comedy Night, set for Friday and Saturday, Feb. 21-22 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. Organized by Parent Leaders for the Edmonds School District, the event features nationally recognized comics. All funds generated will be used to support student programs throughout the…

Edmonds Center for Arts to present annual free Kidstock! event for families Feb. 1

Edmonds Center for the Arts will present the 8th annual Kidstock!, a free arts celebration for children and families Saturday, Feb. 1 from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The event features musical performances, theatre, arts education workshops and activities for kids throughout the ECA campus. The Kidstock! 2020 Main Stage will feature music, dance and cultural performances in a…

Jewish-Arab Ensemble SheshBesh comes to Edmonds Center for Arts Jan. 18

SheshBesh, an Arab-Jewish ensemble comprised of three members of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra alongside four of the finest musicians from Israel’s Arab community, will perform Saturday, Jan. 18 at Edmonds Center for the Arts. Prior to the performance, the artists will engage in a free pre-show talk, speaking to a model of two cultures living…

Reminder: Skandia sponsoring First Friday Dance Dec. 6 in Lynnwood

Skandia Folk Dance is sponsoring a First Friday Dance on Dec. 6 at Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood. From 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Larry Reinert and Sal Gordon will teach Stigar’n and Knut-Arne’s Reinlender. This video shows the Stigar’n step: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySXyuGJFZ2g. At 8:30 p.m., Tinnfelen will perform. Admission is $15 (Skandia members,…

Northwest Girlchoir seeks new singers starting in January

Know any girls who love to sing? Northwest Girlchoir has openings for new singers in grades 1-12 to join them in January 2020. Girls are invited to learn musicianship, vocal technique and performance skills. Choristers perform for thousands of audience members at concerts held across the greater Puget Sound Region and on tours nationally and…

Join Sno-King Chorale for annual Holiday Magic concert Dec. 14

The 85-voice Sno-King Community Chorale will perform its annual Rockin’ Around: Holiday Magic concert on Saturday, Dec. 14, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 4th Ave. N. The festive selection of songs, appropriate for the entire family, will include favorites “White Christmas,” “Carol of the Bells,“ and “Feliz Navidad,” as…

Art Beat brief: Meadowdale HS improv team competing for Hogan Cup Nov. 25

Did you know that Meadowdale High school has an improv team? They do, and they are really good. The MHS improv team recently qualified for the Hogan Cup finals for the second year in a row. The Hogan Cup is a Northwest high school improvisational competition put on by Unexpected Productions in Seattle. Meadowdale students…

Edmonds Center for the Arts presents CeCe Winans Christmas Show Dec. 11

Edmonds Center for the Arts presents the best-selling and most-awarded female gospel artists of all time, CeCe Winans, on Wednesday, Dec. 11, at 7:30 p.m. Winans has long since cemented her status as one of the most accomplished and celebrated women in modern music history. Recording and performing as both a solo artist and as a…

Alderwood Dance Spectrum to present ‘A Storybook Nutcracker’ Dec. 13-14

Enjoy twirling Snowflakes, a Nutcracker Prince, a mischievous Mouse King, and pig-tailed Bon Bons in A Storybook Nutcracker — a shorter version of the Nutcracker, aimed at younger audiences. It’s presented Friday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. by Lynnwood-based Alderwood Dance Spectrum at the PUD…

Save the date: Northwest Artists Holiday Show in Edmonds Nov. 2-3

The 46th annual Northwest Artists’ Holiday Show is set for Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 2-3, at Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 8109 224th St. S.W., Edmonds. With 50 artists’ booths, the show will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Attendees can expect to find beautiful and practical one-of-a-kind gifts from handmade soaps, jewelry and clothing to…

Coming to the Creative Retirement Institute in 2020: Jazz Appreciation

“Jazz is a dialect, a certain language.” So says Brent Jensen, instructor for a new  Jazz Appreciation course coming to the Creative Retirement Institute (CRI) at Edmonds Community College winter term 2020. And Jensen is definitely a person who should know. The course provides a brief survey of the development of jazz music in the…

Art instruction grants available for local schools

Have an idea for enriching art education within Edmonds School District boundaries? Applications are now available for art instruction grants, funded by the Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation. You can apply at www.edmondsartsfestival.com/apply. All schools within Edmonds School District boundaries are eligible. The purpose of the grants is to create visual arts education opportunities for students,…

History of Seattle Prohibition focus of Nov. 2 Alderwood Manor Heritage Museum program

Edmonds author Brad Holden will talk about this history of Seattle Prohibition during a public event from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 at Lynnwood’s Alderwood Manor Heritage Museum, 19903 Poplar Way. Prohibition consumed Seattle, igniting a war that lasted nearly 20 years and played out in the streets, waterways and even town hall. Roy Olmstead,…

Edmonds Center for Arts presents Canadian Indigenous tenor Jeremy Dutcher Oct. 26

On Saturday, Oct. 26, Edmonds Center for the Arts presents classically-trained tenor and ethnomusicologist Jeremy Dutcher. Winner of Canada’s prestigious Polaris Music Prize, Dutcher takes every opportunity to blend his Wolastoq First Nation roots into the music he creates. His compositions shapeshift between classical, traditional, and pop — forming something entirely new. Jeremy Dutcher performs…

Just Around the Corner: The International Fountain

In the summer, the International Fountain at the Seattle Center is a magnet for visitors wishing to get relief from the heat by getting soaked. In the cold of autumn, the fountain is a lonely performer, only to be seen and not approached.  This is how it was Oct. 2, as seen through a time-lapse video. Here…

Cascade Symphony Orchestra seeks musical ‘Rising Star’ for 2019-2020 season

The Cascade Symphony Orchestra is encouraging talented young musicians to enter its “Rising Star” competition for the upcoming 2019-2020 season. The winning musician, to be selected by Cascade Symphony Music Director Michael Miropolsky, will perform as the soloist at the orchestra’s concert on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. The…

Deadline Sept. 30 for City of Lynnwood artist applications

The City of Lynnwood is accepting applications for artists to exhibit in the city’s galleries in 2020. The deadline is Monday, Sept. 30. The City Hall Gallery is for artists of all ages. The Rec Center Gallery is for young artists under 18. Get an application at www.LynnwoodArts.org (scroll to bottom of page).

Violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins to perform at Edmonds Center for Arts Oct. 12

Acclaimed violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins was the “Fiddler”/violin soloist for the Tony- and Grammy-nominated revival on Broadway in the recent Bartlett Sher production of Fiddler on the Roof. Hailed by The New York Times for her artistry, Ms. Hall-Tompkins created the first full album of newly-commissioned and original Fiddler-inspired works. On Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m.,…

DeMiero Jazz Fest fundraiser set for Sept. 28 at Edmonds CC

Enjoy an evening of FanJazztic music, food and “fun”draising during the DeMiero Jazz Fest’s “One FanJazztic Evening,” a Saturday, Sept. 28 fundraiser and benefit concert featuring jazz artist Johnaye Kendrick, Dee Daniels Scholarship Award winner Kimi Locke and the Newport High School Jazz Choir. The event will run from 6-9:30 p.m. in the Black Box…

Save the date: Meadowdale HS Music & Arts Mattress Fundraiser Sept. 28

The 5th Annual Meadowdale Music & Arts Mattress Fundraiser is Saturday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Meadowdale High School. Custom Fundraising Solutions of Seattle is bringing their mobile mattress showroom to the school to help Meadowdale Music & Arts raise thousands of dollars for their program. Thirty top-quality name-brand mattresses will…