Art Beat: Get outdoors with free Edmonds movie Friday, plus summer concerts


13th Annual Edmonds Outdoor Movie Nite – Trolls (PG)

Friday, July 26, 9 p.m.

Frances Anderson Playfield
700 Main St.

City of Edmonds Parks Department presents the Thirteenth Annual Edmonds Outdoor Movie Nite July 26 with Trolls, a 2016 feature film from Dreamworks Animation. Voiced by Anna Kendrick as Princess Poppy, the happiest troll ever born sets off on a journey with the grumpy Branch, voiced by Justin Timberlake, to rescue her friends after their abduction by the Bergens.

Bring your blankets and lawn chairs out to enjoy this very popular family-friendly event, held on the Frances Anderson Playfield set to begin at dusk (about 9:00 p.m.) Close captioning is provided and vendors will be set up on the Frances Anderson grounds, as well.

The Lion King [PG]
July 19 – Aug. 8
See listing for details and times.

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

The highly-anticipated live-action remake of the 1994 Disney feature-length animated musical film of the same name, the Lion King is expected to please theater-goers this summer. After the murder of his father, a young lion prince flees his kingdom only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery. The film is directed by Jon Favreau and stars John Kani, Seth Rogen and Donald Glover.

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Live Music

The Help!

Friday, July 26, 8:30 p.m. – close

Engel’s Pub
113 5th Ave. S.
No cover

The Help! brings their British-Invasion hits to Engels on Friday night the 26th. Starting at 8:30 p.m., the band will play until close or when the 50-amp breaker blows, whichever comes first! Come hear your favorite 1960s & ’70s hits from The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Animals, The Kinks, and many more.

Sunset Live Music – Rik Wright and Nate Omdal

Sunset Live Music features Rik Wright and Nate Omdal .

Friday, July 26, 8:30 – 10:30 p.m.

190 Sunset
190 Sunset Ave.
Complimentary for guests of the restaurant

The Sunset Live Music Series has featured well known musicians from the Northwest this summer. This week, they welcome guitarist Rik Wright and bassist Nate Omdal to the biggest deck in Edmonds on Friday, July 26th from 8:30 to 10:30pm.  “Rik Wright is an award-winning guitarist known for his genre-bending performances – worldbeat one minute, rock the next, a touch of jam band and back to the core of jazz.”

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One Love Bridge

Saturday July 27, 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 in the Hawaiian-themed establishment. The band 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.

Summer Concert Series

The Edmonds Arts Commission Summer Concert series continue this week with City Park Summer Concerts on Sunday afternoons and Hazel Miller Summer Concerts on Tuesday afternoons and Thursday evenings through August 25th. Calendar –

Summer Concerts in City Park – Tingstad & Rumbel

Tingstad and Rumbel

Sunday, July 28, 3 – 4 p.m.

Edmonds City Park
600 3rd Ave. N.

Grammy Award winners Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel are new age/chamber jazz musicians who have performed, recorded and traveled together since 1985. Eric Tingstad is a composer who plays Americana fingerstyle guitar. Nancy Rumbel plays oboe, English horn and the double ocarina.

Roberto the Magnificent

Tuesday, July 30, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Hazel Miller Plaza
5th Ave. S. and Maple St.

Captivating audiences for more than two decades, Edmonds’ own Robert Stuverud (a.k.a. Roberto the Magnificent) is recognized as one of the nation’s most unique variety acts. Robert learned to juggle and unicycle at age 11, and within four years he was awarded a silver medal at the World Juggling Championships. Since then Robert has accumulated more than two decades of performing experience.

Jovino Santos Neto Trio

Jovino Santos Neto Trio

Thursday, Aug. 1, 5 – 6:30 p.m.

Hazel Miller Plaza
5th Ave. S. and Maple St.

Three-time Latin Grammy nominee Jovino Santos Neto, pianist, composer and arranger, is among the top Brazilian musicians working today. His compositions include samba, choro, baião, xote, forró, marcha and his music is closely affiliated with the Brazilian master Hermeto Pascoal, with whom he played as a member of Pascoal’s group for 20 years. Learn more at

For writers

34th Annual Write on the Sound

Online registration opened July 16 for the 34th Annual Write On The Sound writer’s conference, set for Oct. 4 – 6, 2019. This high-quality, affordable conference focuses on the craft of writing with more than 30 workshops and panel discussions available for all writer levels and interests including valuable information regarding today’s writing and publishing industry. A limited number of admissions available for this conference. Write On The Sound is the perfect place to spark your creativity, share ideas and network with other writers. Don’t delay — this popular conference is sure to sell out. More at


— 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.

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