Artfully Edmonds: Time for Third Thursday Artwalk, plus ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ opens at Driftwood

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Sculpture by Gary Berg

This Thursday, April 19 is Art Walk Edmonds, from 5-8 p.m. downtown. With over 20 businesses participating this month, there are always interesting things to see and do during the Third Thursday Art Walk. Pick up a map at participating businesses or print one here.

Featured Exhibit:
Gary Berg Sculpture

610 5th Ave S.
(Underneath Hamburger Harry’s)

By incorporating many techniques and materials and favoring such mediums as glass, concrete, and reclaimed wood, Berg’s work frequently focuses on the precarious balance between the natural and man-made, of life and death, of presence and void. The found objects he has incorporated into his work gain new meaning from the sculptures the inhabit.

More of Berg’s work here.

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Artist Danny Pierce – Tom Codding – 1963

Now through – Sunday, July 1

Modern Alaska: Art of the Midnight Sun, 1930–1970

Cascadia Art Museum
190 Sunset Ave. #E
Edmonds

Cascadia Art Museum will present works of art created by mid-century Northwest artists related to their travels to Alaska. Photographer Verna Haffer, painter and printmaker Danny Pierce, Stephen Fuller, and native Alaskan artists Bernard Katexac and Joseph Senungetuk are featured.

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From left, Amy Gentry, Debra Rich, Jalyn Green and Phillip Keiman in God of Carnage.

Now through Sunday, April 29
8 p.m. (Sundays at 2 p.m.)

God of Carnage

By Yasmina Reza
Directed by Rick Wright

Phoenix Theatr
9673 Firdale Ave.
Edmonds (Firdale Village)

A Tony Award-winning comedy of grown-ups behaving badly. God of Carnage begins as two high-strung couples meet for a civil discussion about a playground fight between their sons. The conversation quickly escalates into a laugh-out-loud, train wreck of an afternoon among savages.

Described as “ninety minutes of sustained mayhem” by The New Yorker, the New York Times hailed God of Carnage as a “four-way prize fight” and the Chicago Tribune praised Reza’s play, calling it a “savvy and deliciously caustic new comedy.” This must-see received the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, as well as the Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Awards for Best Play.

Cast: Debra Rich Gettleman, Phillip Keiman, Amy Gentry, and Jaylyn Green

(Contains strong language)

Read my review.

Tickets: www.tptedmonds.org

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Thursday, April 19
6:30 p.m.

Music At The Library Presents:

Music and Theatre With Mark Press

Free Admission

The Plaza Room
(Above the Library)
650 Main St.
Edmonds

Press will share stories and songs and be joined by special guest performers.

A noted music educator and performer, Press founded the Madrona Children’s Theatre In 1993 and has been Driftwood’s music director since 2010.

This will be the last installment of the 2017/18 Music At The Library Series, sponsored by the Edmonds Arts Commission, Edmonds Library and the Friend of the Library.

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April 20 – May 12
Thursday – Saturday 8 p.m.
Sunday 2 p.m.

Edmonds Driftwood Players Present:

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels – The Musical

Music & Lyrics by David Yazbek
Book by Jeffrey Lane
Directed by Dan Posluns

Wade Jame Theatre
950 Main St.
Edmonds

Lawrence makes his lavish living by talking richly ladies out of their money. Freddy more humbly swindles women by fabricating stories about his grandfather mother‘s failing health. After meeting, they attempt to work together, only to find that this small French town isn’t big enough for the two of them. Hilarity ensues that will keep audiences laughing, and humming to the end.

Tickets here.

Dinner and A Show!

Girardi’s In Edmonds is teaming up with Driftwood during the run of Dirty Rotten Scondrels to offer a special three-course meal to accompany your theatre experience.

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Tetris at Edmonds Center for the Arts

Saturday, April 21
11 a.m.

ECA Saturday Matinee: Arch8 Presents Tetris

Edmonds Center For The Arts
410 4th Ave N.
Edmonds

Arch8, a dance company that hails from The Netherlands will present the “body performance project” Tetris, inspired by the video game of the same name.

Tetris explores how we all connect with one another. Award-winning choreographer Erik Kaiel has created an especially physical dance performance that will appeal especially two kids who can’t sit still, kids who like to climb walls, and those that can imagine farther than they can see.

Tickets here.

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Saturday, April 21,
Noon

City of Edmonds – Diversity Film Series
Out in America

The Edmonds Theatre
415 Main St.

An engaging look at the collective experience of being lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender in America as told within a collage of personal narrative accounts.

Movie trailer here.

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Ponente Wind Quintet: Jeff Boersema (horn), Julian Banbury (basoon), Elena Alberstone (flute), Mark Oesterle (clarinet), Megan McCormick (oboe)

Saturday, April 21
6 p.m.

Music at the Museum Presents: Ponente Wind Quintet

Cascadia Art Museum
190 Sunset
Edmonds

Flute, clarinet, oboe, horn and bassoon are the elements of the ensemble Ponente — named for a favorable Mediterranean west wind.

Music of Seattle composer Alan Hovhaness, Grainger and Faure will be included in the program.

Music at the Museum is a monthly one-hour concert series each third Saturday of the month. Ticket price includes admission to the current exhibit and allows time to dine at one of Edmonds many excellent restaurants afterward.

More information: www.cascadiaartmuseum.org or call 425-336-4809

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Josh Nelson and Sara Gazarek

Sunday, April 22
7 p.m.

Sno-King Community Chorale’s Guest Artist Concert at the ECA presents:
Sara Gazarek and Josh Nelson

Edmonds Center for the Arts
410 4th Ave. N.
Edmonds

American jazz musician and vocalist Sara Gazerek and her band have crafted a program of emotionally expansive standards and uncommonly memorable originals. Josh Nelson maintains an active schedule as a jazz pianist, composer, teacher and recording artist.

Learn more here.

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Duke Ellington

Monday, April 23
7:30 p.m.

Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra Presents: Ellington’s “Such Sweet Thunder”

Enjoy an evening of great classic jazz with the SRJO as they pair Duke Ellington with William Shakespeare. As part of the Seattle Celebrates Shakespeare Festival, SRJO teams up with local thespians to present selections from plays and sonnets and the Ellington music that it inspired.

Edmonds Center for the Arts
410 4th Ave. N.
Edmonds

For information: www.SRJO.org

Tickets here.

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Thursday, April 26
6:30 p.m. – cabaret
8:00 p.m. – film

ECA Cabaret Film Series:
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

410 4th Ave. N.
Edmonds

Enjoy this classic film featuring Audrey Hepburn at 8 p.m. Come at 6:30 for the cabaret happy hour and join the Jake Bergevin Quartet for drinks, light hors d’oeuvres and Jazz.

Tickets here.

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Thursday, April 26 through Sunday, May 5
7 p.m.

The Meadowdale Players Present:
Legally Blonde: the Musical

MHS Black Box Theatre
6002 168th St S.W.
Lynnwood

Based on the novel and the hit-movie of the same name, Legally Blonde: the Musical chronicles the journey of the famously perky Elle Woods, a fashion savvy, UCLA sorority girl who finds her life turned upside down when she is dumped by her boyfriend Warren. In an effort to prove to Warren that she is more than just some blonde sorority girl, she follows him to Harvard Law, where she struggles to fit in and do well. Ultimately, she defies expectations and manages to stay true to her delightfully pink personality.

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Friday, April 27
7:30 p.m.

ECA Presents- Las Cafeteres

410 4th Ave N.
Edmonds

Las Cafeteras has created a vibrant musical fusion with a sound that the LA Times has described as a “uniquely Angelino” mishmash of punk, hip-hop, beat music, cumbra, and rock.”

Listen here.

Tickets here.

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Now through May

Oso Anniversary Exhibit

Faith Community Church
10220 238th St. S.W.
Edmonds

Former Edmonds mayor and photographer Gary Haakenson was the county official assigned to oversee the rescue and recovery of the catastrophic Oso landslide of March 2014. Haakenson captured the devastation and damage of the event that resulted in the loss of 43 lives. An estimated 270 million cubic feet of mud descended on the community.

The photographic display will be available for public viewing through May on Sunday mornings, and Monday through Thursday by appointment.

For more information: 206-542-8883

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— By James Spangler

When not actively scheming about ways to promote the arts in Edmonds, James Spangler can be found (highly caffeinated) behind the counter of his bookstore on 4th Avenue.

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