Art Beat: Music in the Museum, Sea Jazz, summer concerts, live theater and more

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Music

Music in the Museum – Musical Portraits

Saturday, Aug. 10
6 to 7:30 p.m.

Cascadia Art Museum
190 Sunset Ave. S., #E
Edmonds
$12 member, $18 non-member

Renowned pianist Annie Chang-Center presents Musical Portraits at Cascade Art Museum’s Music in the Museum series this Saturday, Aug. 10 at 6 p.m. Featuring the works of Gershwin, Debussy, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Rachmaninoff and Chopin, the internationally known pianist takes the stage for the museum’s special event. More at www.cascadiaartmuseum.org/?event=music-in-the-museum-musical-portraits&event_date=2019-08-10.

The performance ticket price includes admission to the museum’s exhibitions, which includes the following:

Paintings from the Palouse – The Art of Andrew L. Hofmeister (1913-2007) – Spanning five decades, from the 1940s to the 1990s, Andrew L. Hofmeister’s paintings are influenced by his Montana roots. Working mostly from memory and imagination, his drawings were inspired by classical music, traveling and the unique landscape of the Palouse where he was an artist and instructor at Washington State University from 1947-1978.

Quiet Hour: The Photography of Yukio Moringa (1888-1968) – This exhibit features more than thirty bromide photographs assembled for a rare opportunity to view his praised and revered works. Moringa was one of the country’s leading pictorialists in his heyday and an important member of the Seattle Camera Club.

Sea Jazz – Musicians from the Edmonds School District

Twice a week until Sept. 1
Wednesdays, 5-7 p.m. & Sundays 1-3 p.m

Port of Edmonds Plaza
336 Admiral Way
Edmonds
Free

Port of Edmond Sea Jazz performances continue this this week. Wednesdays from 5-7 p.m. and Sundays from 1-3 p.m on the Port of Edmonds Plaza, local musicians from the much-acclaimed Edmonds School District perform twice a week during the summer. Bring a picnic and enjoy the sweet sounds of summer by the water. Concerts run through Sept. 1.

Learn more at www.portofedmonds.org/news/edmonds-events.

Summer Concert Series

The Edmonds Arts Commission Summer Concert series continues this week with City Park Summer Concerts on Sunday afternoons and Hazel Miller Summer Concerts on Tuesday afternoons and Thursday evenings through Aug. 25. Calendar at  www.edmondswa.gov/summer-concerts.html.

Summer Concerts in City Park

Gansango West African Dance & Music

Gansango West African Dance & Music

Sunday, Aug. 11
3 – 4 p.m.

Edmonds City Park
600 3rd Ave N.
Edmonds
Free

Gansango Music & Dance presents traditional and contemporary dance and music from West Africa, directed by Etienne Cakpo, originally from Benin and now a choreographer and teacher based in Seattle. The company performances fuse music and movement from across the African continent, drawing heavily from the dance and music traditions of Benin, Ghana and Togo.

Live drums (djembé, djun-djun and paholé) and percussion (shaker and bell) accompany the modern dancers, based on traditional movement, while colorful costumes provide cultural context for Gansango’s dance shows. Etienne Cakpo offers instruction and other classes locally. Cakpo and other Gansango teaching artists lead demonstrations and workshops around the area, delighting attendees and providing an introduction to cultural forms of dance. Learn more at gansango.com.
Summer Concerts in Hazel Miller Plaza

The Side Project

The Side Project

Tuesday, Aug. 13
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Hazel Miller Plaza
5th Avenue South and Maple Street
Edmonds
Free

The Side Project delivers indie-pop arrangements of cover songs alongside their original music.  They have reached critical acclaim and national attention with their music. Performing unique versions of your favorite cover songs, this acoustic-indie-pop husband/wife duo has had their recordings used in “Dancing with The Stars” and “So You Think You Can Dance” as well as in Starbucks cafes. Learn more at www.tspband.com.

Summer Concerts in Hazel Miller Plaza

Sundae & Mr. Goessl

Sundae & Mr. Goessl

Thursday, Aug.15
5 – 6:30 p.m.

Hazel Miller Plaza
5th Avenue South and Maple Street
Edmonds
Free

Award-winning vocalist Kate Voss and guitarist Jason Goessl take the Hazel Miller Plaza stage for an evening performance Thursday, Aug. 15. Voted Seattle Weekly’s Best Duo of 2017, they incorporate jazz, pop, country, charm, fashion, comedy, vaudeville and even a little magic in their vintage-style act. More at sundaeandmrgoessl.com.

Theater

Matilda,  The Musical
Driftwood Players – Teen Troupe Youth Education

Aug. 9 & 10, 8 p.m.
Aug. 10 & 11, 2 p.m.

Wade James Theater
950 Main St.
Edmonds
$15 General Admission

“Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.

“Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils’ saving grace!” –MTIshows.com

Come witness the culmination of this four-week education camp as the Teen Troupe campers create magic performing Matilda.

Tickets at edmondsdriftwoodplayers.org/summer-entertainment.

Summer Shorts

Until Aug. 11
Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, 2 p.m.

Phoenix Theatre
9673 Firdale Ave.
Edmonds
$15 general admission

Phoenix Theatre hosts the first two weekends of Summer Shorts – this collection of 10-minute comedic plays. In collaboration with the Tim Noah Thumbnail Theatre in Snohomish, the work features many favorite local actors and well-known directors starting this Friday, August 2nd. Two weekends in Edmonds followed by two in Snohomish this summer, you can see this collection of 10-minute comedic plays. All tickets only $15.

Tickets at www.tptedmonds.org/tickets.html

Movies

Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood [R]

Starts Aug. 9
See listing for details and time

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

A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood’s golden age in 1969 Los Angeles. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie and directed by Quentin Tarantino.

Edmonds Theater’s Summer Family Movies

Tuesdays until Sept. 3
11 a.m.

The Edmonds Theater presents another season of family-friendly free movies. Doors open at 10:30 and the show starts at 11a.m. Tuesdays in the summer until Sept. 3. See details here.

The Brave Little Toaster (G).

Tuesday, Aug. 13
11 a.m.

Edmonds Theater
415 Main St.
Edmonds
Free

Five electrical appliances suddenly feel dumped when their young master mysteriously disappears! The dejected toaster rounds up the vacuum cleaner, electric blanket, and bedside lamp and radio, and together, they set off for the big city in search of their beloved owner!

Circus 

Wenatchee Youth Circus

Aug. 9, 10 a.m. & 6 p.m.
Aug. 10, 1 p.m. & 6 p.m.

Civic Center Playfield
310 6th Ave. S.
Edmonds

$5 kids /$10 adults, or $20 family (2 adults, 2 children)  

The “Biggest Little Circus in the World” returns to Edmonds Aug. 9 and 10 at CIvic Center Playfield. This non-professional group performs all over the Western United States and Canada, traveling more than 12,000 miles a year. Drawing its 67th Season to a close this month, the traveling show offers professional quality acts, including: high wire, flying trapeze, fire and aerial acts, clowns, jugglers and more. The group prides themselves as having no animal acts. Learn more at www.wenatcheeyouthcircus.com.

Royce

— 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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