Art Beat: Thursday Art Walk, Taste Edmonds, outdoor summer concerts, free movies

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Art Walk Edmonds – AWE

Thursday, Aug. 15
5-8 p.m.

Art Walk Merchants
Downtown Edmonds
Free

Art Walk Edmonds Aloha event, Thursday, Aug. 15, reminds us that summer’s not over yet! You’ll be swaying to that island vibe with live music from STRUM (Seattle’s Totally Relaxed Ukelele Musicians) and Chef Dane’s Here and There food truck in the Bank of America parking lot located at 306 Main St. Art Walk Edmonds is a non-profit organization representing local artists  and business owners dedicated to supporting Art Walk – a free  community event held the third Thursday of every month from 5-8 p.m. With a multitude of galleries and businesses hosting local and regional artists, you are invited to enjoy all types of art in more than 20 locations downtown.

Shops, galleries, restaurants and more will participate in this month’s event. The galleries inside the Frances Anderson Center display art and artists as a preview of two upcoming local events. Art from the Edmonds Art Studio Tour can be found in the Edmonds Art Festival gallery and photography from the City’s Annual Bird Fest in the Frances Anderson Center display cases and inside the Edmonds Library. (Also note musical offerings as part of Art Walk Edmonds listed under the Music heading below.)

Get a sneak peek of the newest Mural Project Edmonds mural by Pete Goldlust at 313 Main St. The charming, whimsical doodles are just the beginning as he just started his work this week and will continue during Thursday’s event.

Cascadia Art Museum hosts Lori Soderburg for an evening of floral garden stake creation. These kiln-formed and fused glass artworks are cut and prepared before your eyes. Thursday, from 5-8 p.m., Lori will create floral garden stakes. For $20, you can help create your own. Or, visit the museum’s galleries free of charge during Art Walk.

Edmonds police officer, musician and author Alan Hardwick will be at Edmonds Bookshop (111 5th Ave. S.) to play some music and talk about his book, “Never Been this Close to Crazy.” (See related story here.)

Enjoy a summer evening full of art, food and music in downtown Edmonds – mahalo!

Taste Edmonds

Aug. 16 – 18
Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Civic Center Playfield
310 6th Ave. N.
Edmonds
Admission $5 daily; 12 and under free

The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce presents its 37th annual Taste Edmonds at 6th Avenue North and Bell Street in downtown Edmonds. Three days of food, music, vendors, rides, beer/wine and fun. Voted one of the “Top 100 North American Festivals,” there’s fun for everyone! Edmonds Chamber of Commerce holds this fundraiser to support community events, service clubs and  non-profit organizations.

Live music is planned throughout each day, with more than 30 bands playing on two live music stages. Ticket price is included in entry with no further admission required for the 21+ Garden Stage. Enjoy high-energy tribute groups like Nite Wave (’80s), Outshined (Soundgarden), The Infinity Project (Journey), Poker Face (Lady Gaga). The Alaska Airlines Dining Stage features mostly Top 40, classic rock and cover bands, including local favorite One Love Bridge. You will find buskers playing in different areas of the festival, as well. See the complete lineup at tasteedmonds.com/band-schedule.

The kids will have plenty to do, as this year’s event hosts a free Kids Zone throughout the weekend. Kids 12 and under receive free admission to the event and entry to the nine giant bouncy houses, King’s Schools robotics demonstrations in the Swedish Edmonds STEM tent, face painters, roller derby demonstrations and the giant slide.

For grown-ups, the 21+ Garden has many activities beyond the staged entertainment. On top of the 16 bands gracing the stage at this weekend’s event, you can find a large selection of domestic, import, cider, wine and local craft beers on tap. The Everett Clinic Cornhole Tournament is sure to please. Other diversions include: Radar FastPitch; Giant Beer Pong; 21+ Garden direct access to food trucks; and Free Wine Garden Yoga … with more to be announced!

Taste Edmonds hosts 36 food vendors at this year’s event. From traditional to contemporary, you will find food for every palate: lobster corndogs, Korean rice bowls, sushi burritos, barbecue, roasted corn, scallops, lobster rolls, gyros, burgers, piroshkis, ice cream, donuts and more…http://tasteedmonds.com/food-trucks/

Proceeds from Taste Edmonds support the chamber’s ever-popular, free community events held throughout the year: An Edmonds Kind of 4th, the Edmonds Classic Car Show, Halloween Trick-or-Treat, and the Tree Lighting Ceremony. Additionally, more than  $24,000 will go directly to local schools and service groups who help staff the festival.

Groups benefiting from this year’s event include the Edmonds Boys & Girls Club, Edmonds-Woodway High School, Meadowdale High School PRG, Mountlake Terrace ASB, Lynnwood High School Girls Golf Team, Edmonds Kiwanis Club, Edmonds Lions Club, and the Shorewood/Shorecrest Girls Water Polo Team.

For more information, including a list of sponsors and vendors,  visit www.tasteedmonds.com. 

Music

Dynamite Limbo – Art Walk Edmonds

Thursday, Aug. 15
6 – 8 p.m.

Spud Fish & Chips
174 Sunset Ave.
Edmonds
Free

Nick Baker and Chris Yates’ duo, Dynamite Limbo, plays Thursday, Aug. 15th, from 6-8pm, at Spud Fish and Chips on Sunset Ave as part of Art Walk. Come hang out on the patio — dine on fish and chips or have a drink. Try the new pinball machine. Or come for the free appetisers and stay to enjoy the music.

Kareem Kandi with Greg Feingold

Kareem Kandi (Photo by Daniel Sheehan)

Friday, Aug. 16
8:30-10:30 p.m.

190 Sunset
190 Sunset Ave.
Edmonds
Free for restaurant patrons

Kareem Kandi on saxophone, with special guest Greg Feingold on bass, perform at 190 Sunset on Friday, Aug. 16. Kareem Kandi is a performer, composer, educator and band leader. A native of the Pacific Northwest, he studied with, listened to, and performed with world-class jazz artists from the area in his youth. Now as a busy teacher, player, clinician, arts commissioner and local legend, he is recognized as a lynchpin of Northwest jazz.

Sea Jazz – Musicians from the Edmonds School District

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

Port of Edmonds Plaza
336 Admiral Way
Edmonds
Free

Port of Edmond Sea Jazz performances continue this week on the Port of Edmonds Plaza. Llocal 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

Correo Aereo (Photo by Michelle Bates)

Correo Aereo

Sunday, Aug. 18
3 – 4 p.m.

Edmonds City Park
600 3rd Ave. N.
Edmonds
Free

Abel Rocha and Madeleine Sosin are an award-winning, acoustic, multi-instrumental and vocal Latin/World Music duo that combine an array of string and percussive instruments with vocal harmonies. They perform traditional music of Venezuela, Argentina and Mexico, as well as their own original music inspired by these traditions.

Summer Concerts in Hazel Miller Plaza

Roosevelt Road

Roosevelt Road

Tuesday, Aug. 20
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

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

Snohomish County’s Roosevelt Road musicians bring decades of performing experience to its Bluegrass Gospel and Americana sound. Harmony vocals accompany 5-string Banjo, Bass, the unique sound of Dobro and some of the finest fiddle playing in the Northwest. https://www.rooseveltroad3.com/about

Summer Concerts in Hazel Miller Plaza

Maiah Wynne

Maiah Wynne

Thursday, Aug. 22
5 – 6:30 p.m.

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

Indie folk-pop singer/songwriter based in Missoula, Maiah Wynne is a multi-instrumentalist adept at embodying a mood or theme in one song and then swapping it for another. “…a fresh take on music that echoes back to the sounds of Appalachian folk tunes” — NPR MUSIC.

Movies

Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood [R]

Now Showing
See listing for details and times

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.

Throwback Thursday Movie – Easy Rider  [R]

Thursday, Aug. 15
8 p.m., doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Edmonds Theater
415 Main St.
Edmonds
Free

Edmonds Throwback Thursday – Released in 1969, this counterculture film marks its 50th Anniversary. Through the open country and desert lands, two bikers head from L.A to New Orleans, and along the way, meet a man who bridges a counter-culture gap they are unaware of. Starring: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson. Director: Dennis Hopper – IMDB

Edmonds Theater’s Summer Family Movies

Prince of Egypt (PG)

Tuesday, Aug. 20
11 a.m.

Edmonds Theater
415 Main St.
Edmonds
Free

An epic adventure that captivated movie audiences the world over in this familiar tale of two brothers- one born of royal blood, one an orphan with a secret past. As one becomes the ruler of a powerful empire and the other the chosen leader of his people, their final confrontation will forever change the world. With Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Sandra Bullock, Patrick Stewart, and Helen Mirren.

 

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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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