Art Beat: Events and performances to put on your calendar this week

Live Music

Art Walk Edmonds – Live Music

Thursday, May 16, 5-8 p.m.
Art Walk Merchants
Downtown Edmonds, Third Thursdays – Free

Local jazz pianist Nebee Yohannes will be at Starbucks (502 Main St.), singer-songwriter Cheri Migas will set up shop at the Cheesemonger’s Table (203 5th Ave. S.), and Cole Gallery (107 5th Ave. S.) will once again feature the Edmonds-Woodway High School jazz trio.

Learn more.

Annelies by James Whitbourn

Friday, May 17, 7 p.m.

reSound, a Northwest Chamber Ensemble – Trinity Lutheran Church
6215 196th St. S.W., Lynnwood, 98036 – $25 online, $30 door, tickets at

Northwest Chamber Ensemble reSound presents James Whitbourn’s “Annelies,” a moving full-length choral work based on Anne Frank’s “The Diary of a Young Girl,” featuring soprano soloist Stacey Mastrian. Three performances only, May 17-19, 2019, in Lynnwood, Bellevue, and downtown Seattle.

Anat Cohen Tentet

Friday May 17, 7:30 p.m.

Edmonds Center for the Arts
410 4th Ave. N., Edmonds, 98020 – $19 – $49 ($15 youth/student)

Clarinetist-saxophonist Anat Cohen has won hearts and minds the world over with her expressive virtuosity and delightful stage presence. Born in Tel Aviv, Anat exemplifies the growing role of both women and international musicians in contemporary jazz.

More here.

Edmonds Jazz Connection

Meadowdale High School’s Ben Jackson performs during the 2016 Jazz Connection. (File photo by Larry Vogel)

Saturday, May 18, 9  a.m. – 6 p.m.
Free, but donations accepted

Edmonds Center for the Arts – Big Bands – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
410 4th Ave. N., Edmonds

North Sound Center – Choruses –  10 a.m. to 3:25 p.m.
201 4th Ave. N., Edmonds

Edmonds Theater – Combos – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
415 Main St., Edmonds

The Rotary Club of Edmonds Daybreakers is proud to sponsor the 19th annual Edmonds Jazz Connection Festival in downtown Edmonds. You can enjoy a full day of amazing award-winning jazz performances, and through your donations help the Rotary Club raise funds to support innovative classroom programs.

EdCC – Jazz Band Concert

Monday, May 20, 7:30 p.m.
Edmonds Community College Jazz Programs – Black Box Theatre
21310 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood

Learn. Create. Perform. The Black Box Theatre features Edmonds Community College’s own premiere jazz programs, unique digital music program, world-class faculty and talented students in the Edmond’s Community College Concert & Recital Series. More here.

Studio Art

This month’s Featured Artist at Art Wak Edmonds is Delores Haugland.

Art Walk Edmonds – AWE

Thursday, May 16, 5-8 p.m.
Art Walk Merchants
Downtown Edmonds, Third Thursdays – Free

Want to get a sneak peek at the Edmonds Arts Festival poster? This year’s poster artist, Gary Faigin, will be at the Frances Anderson Center Gallery (700 Main St.). Christopher Framing and Gallery (537 Main St.) will feature the lovely woodturnings of Jose Patoja. Even more woodturnings can be found at Gallery North (401 Main St.), where “Contemplations in Clay” by artist Ed Cornachio and “Ornamental Turnings and Wooden Bits by Ed French and Jeff Harrison will be on display.

Stop by Coldwell Banker Bain (108 5th Ave. S.) to see the featured Art Show of the Month: award winning painter Delores Haugland. Her paintings have a way of capturing the light that is magical.

Learn more here.


Alice in Wonderland

Friday, May 17, 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 17, 1 p.m. & 6 p.m.
Sunday, May 19, 4 p.m.

Applause Studio – EdCC Black Box Theatre
21310 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood – $10 online, $12 door

Witness the madness that unfolds as our young heroine, Alice, falls down a rabbit hole and ends up in the mystical land of Wonderland, where an abundance of wacky and colorful characters reside. Don’t miss this all-ages musical, fun for the whole family. More information.


Together We Shine

Sunday, May 19 6:30 p.m.
Edmonds Driftwood Players – Edmonds Yacht Club
326 Admiral Way, Edmonds  – $25 per person

Join the Edmonds’ Driftwood Players for a special evening of community, entertainment and giving at their 60th Anniversary Diamond Celebration.

Women in Jeopardy by Wendy Macleod (opens next week)

Friday, May 24-June 16,  7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday

Phoenix Theater
9673 Firdale Ave., Edmonds – $25 for Adults, $20 for Senior/Student/Military

Divorcées Mary and Jo think their best friend Liz’s new beau, Jackson, is a serial killer. When Jackson announces plans to take Liz’s 19-year-old daughter, Amanda, on a camping expedition, Mary and Jo snap into FBI mode to apprehend the evil ruffian. The wild plot and slapstick antics lead the quirky cast into the red rocks of Southern Utah on a journey that will leave you laughing and prove that nothing is ever as simple as it appears to be.

Tickets and more information here.


Fight Club (1999)

May 16, 8 p.m. – Free

Edmonds Theater
415 Main St., Edmonds
Snack bar is open!

Throwback Thursday-Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the cult classic. An insomniac office worker and a devil-may-care soapmaker form an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more. Starring: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham Carter. Director: David Fincher

The Mustang

Friday, May 17 – 4 p.m., 6:15 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.
Saturday,  May 18 – 6:15 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.
Sunday,  May 19 – 3 p.m. (w/captions) & 5:15 p.m.
Monday  – Thursday, May 20 to May 23 – 4 & 6:15 p.m.

Edmonds Theater
415 Main St, Edmonds
See Box Office for Pricing

The story of Roman Coleman, a violent convict, who is given the chance to participate in a rehabilitation therapy program involving the training of wild mustangs. Featured at the Sundance Film Festival. Starring: Matthias Schoenaerts, Jason Mitchell, Bruce Dern. Director: Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre

The Graduate (1967)

May 19, 3 p.m.
Edmonds Center for the Arts
410 4th Ave. N., Edmonds – $10 tickets/$2 Arts for Everyone

ECA Sunday Film presents the award-winning classic starring Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft & Katharine Ross. Sponsored by Windermere Real Estate Edmonds.

Learn more at this link.

— By Royce Napolitino

In this new Art Beat column, Edmonds resident Royce Napolitino will be contributing to Edmonds’ arts and entertainment coverage.

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