Art Beat: A fiesta at Art Walk, Sea Jazz at the port, Driftwood’s ‘Sherlock Holmes’ continues

Live Music

Sea Jazz – Musicians from the Edmonds School District

Now through Sept.1
Wednesdays, 5-7 p.m. and Sundays 1-3 p.m.
Port of Edmonds Plaza
336 Admiral Way, free

The Port of Edmond has kicked off its Sea Jazz performances featuring Edmonds School District musicians. The music run Sundays from 1-3 p.m. and Wednesdays from 5-7 p.m. on the Port of Edmonds Plaza. Learn more at

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Amigos Nobles
Thursday, June 20
5-8 p.m.
Art Walk Edmonds & Ombu Salon & Spa
6th & Main, Free

Amigos Nobles at Art Walk Edmonds

Ombu Salon & Spa hosts Amigos Nobles Thursday during Art Walk Edmonds. This band plays an intense, unique brand of instrumental, classical guitar-based Euro-Mediterranean, World Beat Fusion. Together with the Tacos Reggie food truck, this collection is a sure welcome to summer and the Art Walk’s fiesta-inspired theme.

Other  musicians being hosted at various businesses during the June Art Walk Edmonds include Nick Baker, piano & vocals – Sound Styles, 100 5th Ave. N.; Kenny Mandel, Dave Bezler & Roberto Rueda Jazz Trio – Starbucks, 502 Main St.; Singer/Songwriter Bec – Cheesemonger’s Table, 203 5th Ave. S. More at

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Kuē – One Sound, One Voice!
Thursday, June 20, 5 p.m. (island time)
The Market – Edmonds Fishmonger & Eatery
508 Main St., free

Mar-ket Edmonds Fishmonger and Eatery is celebrating its first anniversary. Help Mar-ket close out its week-long celebration with live Hawaiian music on the patio with Kuē.

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One Love Bridge
Saturday, June 22
8:30-11:30 p.m.

A Very Taki Tiki Bar & Grill
518 Main St. – no cover

One Love Bridge combines classic rhythm & blues, pop and rock music at A Very Taki Tiki Bar & Grill this Saturday. One Love Bridge features Ricardo Valenzuela on guitar, vocals and percussion; Mark Pendolino on drums, percussion and vocals, and Alan Hardwick on sax, bass, vocals and percussion.

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Studio Art

Art Walk Edmonds – AWE

Thursday, June 20
5-8 p.m.
Art Walk Merchants
Downtown Edmonds, Third Thursdays – FREE

Art Walk Edmonds is celebrating summer’s arrival. In the month of June, the featured exhibit can be found in the Frances Anderson Center EAFF Gallery. Running Hot & Cold is a collection of artists from the collective association of Wax on Washington. This exhibit features local artists and their work representing the many uses of encaustic wax.

Running Hot & Cold, Various Artists – Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St. Additional exhibits: Vidette McDowell, Painter & Photographer – Hunni Co., 186 Sunset Ave.; Hana Berisha, Varied Subjects – Edmonds Realty, 111 Main St.; Lauren Brumbaugh, Vignettist – Ombu Salon + Spa, 550 Main St. Learn more here.

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Summer Recital – Barclay Shelton Dance Centre

June 21-23
Friday & Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday, 4 p.m.

Edmonds Center for the Arts
410 4th Ave. N., $18 adults, $12 kids

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Sherlock Holmes & the Case of the Jersey Lily

Jay Vilhauer as Sherlock Holmes. (Photo by Dale Sutton)

By Katie Forgette, Directed by Martin J. Mackenzie

June 14 – 30
7-10 p.m., ASL interpreted Saturday, 7 p.m.
Wade James Theater

950 Main St,  $28 for Adults, $25 for Juniors, Seniors & Military

With performances in its second weekend for the closing show of its 2018-2019 season, the Edmonds Driftwood Players present Sherlock Holmes & the Case of the Jersey Lily written by local playwright Katie Forgette.

The wit of Oscar Wilde meets the cunning of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle when Wilde brings his dear friend, Lillie Langtry, to Baker Street. Someone has stolen the highly intimate letters Lillie exchanged with the Prince of Wales, and now she is being blackmailed. Only Holmes can solve the case, going so far as to disguise himself as an early version of Lady Bracknell from Wilde’s latest play, The Importance of Being Forthright, while Watson falls head-over-heels for the Jersey Lily and a wicked professor attempts to bring the Crown to its knees. Plot synopsis by Playscripts, Inc.

Featuring Sarita Benson, Scott C. Brown, Jacob Livingston, Gabriel Ponce, Robert Quick, Jenifer Rifenberry, Jay Vilhauer and Joe Wack. For tickets and more information visit:

Edmonds Driftwood Players has announced its upcoming 2019 – 2020 season. For details, subscription sales and ways to customise your subscription, call 425-774-9600.

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Jaws (PG) – Throwback Thursday

Thursday June 20
8:30 p.m.

Edmonds Theater
415 Main St., Edmonds – Free

When a man-eating great white shark kills a swimmer in the seaside town of Amity Island, the authorities must hunt down the beast. Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw & Richard Dreyfuss star in this 1975 blockbuster directed by Stephen Spielberg. This free viewing is courtesy of the Edmonds Theater and Salish Sea Brewing. Doors open at 8 and the film begins at 8:30 p.m.

Toy Story 4 [G]

June 21 to July 11

See listing for details and time

Edmonds Theater
415 Main St., Edmonds – $9 General (13-61), $8 Seniors (62+), & $7 Matinee/Child

The beloved toys return for the fourth installment of the highly-anticipated Disney/Pixar film. Woody and his friends embark on a road trip adventure with “Forky,” the new toy.

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— By Royce Napolitino

Royce Napolitino actively pursues his passion for live performance. Easily entertained, he is always ready to offer a round of applause or a hearty laugh. Royce finds joy in the expression of art, and you may find him singing, acting, or supporting other performing groups in Edmonds and around the Sound.  

  1. Thank you Royce, Art Beat makes me so happy and more inclined to come out of my hide-ie hole 🙂 for some fun and possibly tacos.

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