By Janette Turner
The good news is Main Street’s newly-exposed pipes are not in the way of strollers doing the Third Thursday Art Walk. Even better news is you can combine your art appreciation with a restaurant stop and double your bliss. To assist, here’s a peek at Art Walk events running Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. And don’t forget to read on for more activities, including a Hobbit-related event, for the upcoming week.
Demos at EdCC ArtsNow/uLearn
Aspiring artists are encouraged to visit the Edmonds Conference Center Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. to preview classes starting this fall at ArtsNow/uLearn. Instructors will be on-hand conducting demonstrations, so you can learn the Lindy Hop and brush up on Photoshop. A partial list of demos follows.
5:45 – Brittany Faulkner: Strategic Planning for Artists.
6:15 – Jeff House: Beginning Lindy Hop, Solar For Your Home & Solar Home Design Ends.
6:30 – Meredith Arnold: Precious Metal Clay.
7:15 – Brittany Faulkner: Strategic Planning for Artists.
7:30 – Precious Metal Clay Ends.
7:45 -Buddy Todd: Acting Basics.
8:00 – End of the Evening.
To see the class schedule, visit the webpage.
Kelly Sooter at Manya Vee Selects
A quick sketch of artist Kelly Sooter’s life includes a musical family and a junior high art class that led her to take up the brush. Her latest work reflects an “infatuation with landscapes,” which she will share at Manya Vee Selects. https://www.facebook.com/danalittlemusic#!/ManyaVeeSelects
Champagne at Cole Gallery
Champagne and art go together at Cole Gallery’s monthly Art Walk event. More info on the gallery here.
Cole Gallery student show at Edward Jones
Cole Gallery visitors may not know it, but there is a basement studio for classes. And some of the studio’s students will be at a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. at Edward Jones, 313 Main Street #101. More information here.
Dana Little performs at Red Petal Cakes
Promising cupcakes, coffee and catchy, heartfelt songs, Dana Little performs at Red Petal Cakes Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. And she invites folks to visit her Facebook page.
Thursday-Sunday: ‘Murder on the Nile’ at Wade James Theatre
The Driftwood Players perform Agatha Christie’s ‘Murder on the Nile,’ at the Wade James Theatre on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 p.m., with the final killer performance Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets here.
Friday-Sunday: Phoenix Theatre’s ‘The Sugar Bean Sisters’
Also ending on Sunday is the Phoenix Theatre’s production of ‘The Sugar Bean Sisters.’ Tickets for this comedy are here.
Friday: Corner Coffee Bar & Cafe features Michael Thomas
Musical artist Michael Thomas performs Friday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., in Perrinville at the Corner Coffee Bar & Café. More info at 425 776 3616.
Saturday: Hobbit birthday party at Otherworlds
Come for cake and magic by ‘Hobbit Magician Extraordinaire’ Master Payne at Otherworlds on Saturday from noon to 9 p.m. The first twenty Hobbit customers will receive gifts. As always, customers dressed as Hobbits receive 10% off merchandise. For more information visit the website.
Saturday: Edmonds Bookshop hosts Wendy Hinman
Join Wendy Hinman at the Bookshop on Saturday at noon for stories about her sailing adventure that ended up lasting seven years. See the Bookshop website for more.
Saturday: Dave Gross at Corner Coffee
Dave Gross, the Edmonds Vet and author of ‘Animals Don’t Blush,’ will talk about his latest book, ‘Man Hunt,’ at The Corner Coffee Bar & Café, on Saturday from 1-3 p.m. For a preview of Gross’ novel about a true crime family, see our story.
Saturday at ECA: Seattle Men’s and Women’s Choruses
The Seattle Men’s/Women’s Choruses Present Voices United for Marriage: Marriage Equality Concert at Edmonds Center for the Arts on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. The program includes music, stories and speakers on the issue of marriage equality. The event is free and open to the public. More information here.
Monday: Library writing group
Local writers are invited to meet Monday mornings, 10-11 a.m., at the Edmonds Library to polish their prose with tips and a short writing session. Monday Morning Writing Group is supported by the Edmonds Library and EPIC Literary Series. Free.
Monday: EdCC features muralist Audineh Asaf
What does it mean to be an Iranian American woman? EdCC alumna and visual arts instructor Audineh Asaf tackles the question with her exhibit titled, ‘Embodied Motifs,’ opening Monday in the college art gallery, Lynnwood Hall, third floor. The gallery is open Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Friday 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; weekends 1-5 p.m., and a reception with the artist will be held Oct. 19, 4:30-6:0 p.m. in the college art gallery. Free. More information here.
Wednesday: 425 Launches entrepreneurs’ event
Artists and business usually go together like ice cream and broccoli. But the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce intends to bridge the gap with a program called ‘425 Launch: Entrepreneurs’ Forum,’ on Sept. 26 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Edmonds City Hall, Brackett Room. Free. Check the Chamber’s webpage and our feature article for more information.