Artfully Edmonds: Wine and paint, dinner and a show — plus much more for your arts calendar

Wine and painting at Hunni Co.

From a wine-and-paint session to the latest on stage and screen, we have you covered with a range of arts and entertainment events in Edmonds this week and beyond.

Thursday, April 12
6:30 p.m.

Cork and Canvas with Franky Castle

Hunni Company
186 Sunset Ave.

Artist Franky Castle is back for another wine and paint. He’s planning a mosaic experience with his signature vibrant urban style. Two glasses of wine from Arista are included as well as Appetizers by Angry Fish Jam. Beer and mixed drinks also available. Canvas, paint and materials all provided. Take home a one of a kind masterpiece and enjoy a wonderful night of culture, color and fun.

For information call Hunni Co at 425-582-0671

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Saturday, April 14
10 a.m.-noon

Coins in the Fountain author Judith Works

Snohomish Hall, room 338, Edmonds Community College
20000 68th Ave. W.

Local author Judith Works will present a slideshow, read excerpts from her memoir Coins in the Fountain, and share tips for visiting Rome at the April meeting of the Sno-King branch of AAUW.

The memoir tells the story of Judith and her husband who decided to move to Rome, Italy when she was offered a job with the United Nations. Ten years of adventures and misadventures followed when Innocents Abroad met La Dolce Vita.

ll are welcome to this free event. Refreshments will be served. Questions: Edmonds SnoKing Branch Leadership at [email protected] or visit

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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

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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God of Carnage cast.

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

God of Carnage

By Yasmina Reza
Directed by Rick Wright

Phoenix Theatre
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 here:

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Sunday, April 15
3 p.m.

Cascade Symphony Orchestra Ensemble Concert

Edmonds United Methodist Church
828 Caspers St.

Members of the Cascade Symphony Orchestra will perform in a variety of chamber ensembles. The small groups will perform works by Mozart, Faure, Villalobos, Bill Smith, and Grieg.

Tickets here.

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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.

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.

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 & 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.

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,

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.

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

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

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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

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.

For information:
Tickets here.

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Now through May

Oso Anniversary Exhibit

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

Former Edmonds mayor and photographer Gary Haakensen was the county official assigned to oversee the rescue and recovery of the catastrophic Oso landslide of March 2014. Haakensen 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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