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…

Sno-King Chorale’s first rehearsal of season Sept. 10 — and you’re invited

The first rehearsal of the season for Sno-King Community Chorale is Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m., Edmonds Church of God, 8224-220th St. S.W. The chorale is a non-audition group led by artistic director/conductor, Dustin Willetts. The season program includes the Holiday Magic concert Dec.14 at Edmonds Center for the Arts, followed by a three-choir performance…

Thursday: Last chance to attend summer Movies in the Park with ‘Dumbo’

Grab the popcorn for your last chance to attend Lynnwood’s Movies in the Park on Thursday, Aug. 29 at Lynndale Park. The event, featuring Dumbo, will begin at 7 p.m. with the film starting at dusk. Lynndale Park Ballfield is located at 18927 72nd Avenue West. The event is free and open to the public. Attendees…

Lynnwood Eats: Shake N Go a quality alternative to big-chain fast food

Looking down at the perfectly round sesame bun, the melty cheese shining in the light, I couldn’t help but wonder how on earth they manage to put out restaurant quality at a fast food place. It’s shocking. Initially, reviewing the menu beforehand, I felt great concern. Shake N Go’s menu is extensive, everything from deli…

Sponsor spotlight: Celebrating success — 190 Sunset’s three-year anniversary story

This is a special month for us. Sept. 8 marks our three-year anniversary, and everyone’s invited to come celebrate! We’ll kick off a week-long celebration with the beloved Edmonds band “One Love Bridge”performing live on the 190 deck on Saturday evening, Aug. 31. We’re calling it our “Endless Summer Bash,” because here at 190 Sunset…

Sponsor spotlight: Celebrating success — 190 Sunset’s three-year anniversary story

This is a special month for us. Sept. 8 marks our three-year anniversary, and everyone’s invited to come celebrate! We’ll kick off a week-long celebration with the beloved Edmonds band “One Love Bridge”performing live on the 190 deck on Saturday evening, Aug. 31. We’re calling it our “Endless Summer Bash,” because here at 190 Sunset…

Northwest Stories, Northwest Life exhibit now at Lynnwood Convention Center

“Northwest Stories / Northwest Life” Summer/Fall Art Exhibition July to December, see details below Lynnwood Convention Center 3711 196th St. S.W. Lynnwood Free The 2019 Summer/Fall Art Exhibition is currently on display at the Lynnwood Convention Center now through December 2019. The art exhibit, “Northwest Stories/Northwest Life”, features local artists Willow Bader, Michelle Bear, Frank…

Thursday: Movies in the Park kicks off with ‘A Dog’s Way Home’

Grab the popcorn and prepare for the kick off of Lynnwood’s Movies in the Park beginning Thursday, Aug. 15 at Lynndale Park. The event will begin at 7 p.m. with the film starting at dusk. Families are invited to attend the first of three weekly showings of movies at Lynndale Park Ballfield, located at 18927…

Enjoy ‘Vocal Play’ when Naturally 7 plays Edmonds Center for the Arts Sept. 26

Naturally 7 returns to Edmonds Center for the Arts on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 pm. More than just your average singing group, the members of Naturally 7 have perfected an intriguing a cappella style they’ve branded “Vocal Play” — singing as instruments. In its quest to celebrate the voice, this seven-man crew not only…

Lynnwood Recreation Center showcases work from local artist

The Lynnwood Recreation Center is currently featuring artwork by a young local artist. “Pears and Cliché” by 12-year-old Claire Yuan will be on display until Sept. 21 at the Recreation Center, located at 18900 44th Ave. W. The Recreation Center is open Monday-Friday 5:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sunday 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Writing class, Kedi movie night, Star Wars tournament

Become A Writer… In A Flash! Saturday, Aug. 3, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. For two days this weekend exclusively, you can learn how to write flash fiction. Beginning Saturday at 11 a.m., you could spend four hours learning this short form of writing, through the power of improvisation. That means word association games, story-building…

Artists’ pet drawings raise money for Lynnwood-based PAWS

A parade of dogs waited patiently along the sidewalk in front of Edmonds art store ARTspot during July’s 3rd Thursday Art Walk, ready to have a custom pet portrait made — all to benefit Lynnwood-based PAWS animal shelter. This annual event, touted as “Dog Days of Summer” by ARTspot owner Tracy Felix, features talented local…