School of Rock Lynnwood sponsoring free day of live music July 14

School of Rock Lynnwood is sponsoring the 39th Annual Seattle Peace Concerts with a free day of live music Sunday, July 14 at Gas Works Park as part of the 39th Annual Seattle Peace Concerts. Nine bands from Washington, California and Calgary, Alberta will entertain the crowd with classic rock and roll sets from noon…

Moscow Ballet Russian Nutcracker auditions announced for Seattle-area students

American Dance Institute Shoreline is hosting 2019 Moscow Ballet Auditions for the Great Russian Nutcracker. This is a chance for area dance students to perform on stage with the principal dancers of the internationally acclaimed Moscow Ballet. The audition date is Tuesday, Sept. 3. Dancers must have at least one year of ballet training and…

Sno-King International Folk Dance Club dance party June 29

Get the jump on Independence Day as Sno-King International Folk Dance Club is throwing a dance party Saturday, June 29, ending with strawberries and ice cream. The event will be at the Cedar Valley Grange,  20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood. The organization does dances from many lands, including partner, no-partner, and set dance. You don’t need to…

Lynnwood’s School of Rock adult program open house June 28

The Lynnwood School of Rock is hosting a free open house event from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, June 28 for potential adult music students to tour the school, talk with instructors, and receive free trial lessons and tickets to their next live concert: A Tribute to The Rolling Stones at Tony V’s Garage. The School of…

Spots still open for ECA Summer Arts Enrichment Camps

The Edmonds Center for the Arts has space available in its 2019 Summer Arts Enrichment Camps for students ages 8 and up. Cost is $250 per week. Summer Arts Enrichment Camps provide students with the opportunity to work directly with artists, and to explore a diversity of performing arts disciplines. With the goal to ensure…

Free music and dance performances for all ages at Edmonds Arts Festival

Enjoy a variety of free music and dance performances during the Edmonds Arts Festival June 14-16. The main venue is a beautiful outdoor amphitheater that features traditional seating and a large grassy area perfect for sharing a blanket while listening. This open-air theater will host top professional, community, and school performers in our region. From…

Edmonds Arts Festival celebrates 62 years June 14-16

For 62 years, the Edmonds Arts Festival has been putting on a remarkable community event that’s about artists, aspiring artists, and people who like art. It’s also about the idea of being part of an arts-friendly town whose people work together to create and participate in this annual event. The festival’s longevity is thanks to…

Gary Faigin is 2019 Edmonds Arts Festival Poster Artist 

Renowned Seattle contemporary artist Gary Faigin was selected to design the 2019 Edmonds Arts Festival poster. The selected art is from his “Age of Steam” collection. Bold, thought-provoking paintings in this collection explore the two sides of the steam engine during the industrialization of our country. The “Age of Steam” collection exhibits in the Arts…

Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation announces scholarship winners

The Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation recently awarded $30,000 in scholarships to 15 area students, all of whom are pursuing higher education degrees in the Visual Arts. The 2019 scholarship winners were honored at a community reception on May 22 and represent Lynnwood High School, Meadowdale High School, Mountlake Terrace High School, Edmonds-Woodway High School, and Edmonds…

Big E Ales hosting “Paints & Pints’ fundraiser June 7

Big E Ales is hosting a fundraiser for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and its associated Out of the Darkness walks on Friday, June 7, at their Lynnwood brew pub. Paints & Pints will give attendees the opportunity to take part in a unique painting class led by local artist Trina Sullivan while enjoying…

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…

Chamber group to tell Anne Frank’s story in “Annelies” May 17 at Trinity Lutheran

James Whitbourn’s “Annelies”, a moving, full-length choral work based on Anne Frank’s “The Diary of a Young Girl.” will be performed by reSound, a Northwest Chamber Ensemble at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lynnwood on Friday, May 17. The Lynnwood concert will be the first of three performances of this piece by Trinity’s choir-in-residence. In recent…

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…