Popular Edmonds playhouse invites theatre-lovers to a wine and rehearsal party

The Phoenix Theatre, located at 9673 Firdale Ave. in Edmonds’ Firdale Village, invites the Edmonds community to a “Wine and Rehearsal” party with the director and cast of its upcoming production. This popular feature of the playhouse that specializes in “comedy without all the drama” will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. The…

Artfully Edmonds: Driftwood’s 59th Season opens with an intriguing gender twister

  A most provocative start to season 59 awaits patrons of Edmonds Driftwood Players as director Paul Fouhy does a switch-a-roo on traditional casting of the troupe’s opening production, Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery. (Fouhy also directed Driftwood productions Proposal by Neil Simon as well as the Festival of Shorts play, Good Ole Mom &…

Reminder: Celebrate “Vintage Aircraft Weekend” at Paine Field through Sunday, Sept. 3

10th Annual Vintage Aircraft Weekend (VAW) Hosted by Historic Flight Foundation at Paine Field 10719 Bernie Webber Dr. Mukilteo This Labor Day holiday celebrate America’s aviation history by attending the 10th Annual Vintage Aircraft Weekend – a three-day event filled with exciting top-flight activities that highlight aviation history, 1927-1957. Here are the activities for Saturday…

Cole Gallery launches virtual showcase of contemporary art

Cole Gallery owner Denise Cole surprised the Edmonds-area art world this week with her launch of Cole Contemporary, a virtual gallery which will feature contemporary art on a revolving basis. For her inaugural exhibit, Cole has selected nine Northwest artists whose work represents a diverse collection of contemporary art. These artists include Scott Burnett, Ellen…

Artfully Edmonds: News of exciting arts events on horizon as end of summer nears

Mega events are nothing new to the Edmonds arts and events scene, so it probably won’t surprise readers that this week Artfully Edmonds features two very popular events that will arrive rather quickly, considering the Labor Day holiday, back-to-school preparations, and the start of the 2017-18 performance season. This week’s column provides details of a…

Interview: Scottish Band ‘Skerryvore’ on the eve of their Edmonds concert

My Edmonds News (MEN) has arranged an exclusive interview with Scotland’s Skerryvore Band in anticipation of their concert at Edmonds Center for the Arts on Wednesday, Aug. 23 at 7:30 p.m. The group is named for the Skerryvore reef, which lies 12 miles off the west coast of Scotland. Skerryvore’s music is described thusly by…

Artfully Edmonds: Is summer almost over? Not so fast, reads the arts calendar

  News of dazzling performances and vibrant music, with dramatic colors and staging, continues to pour in from the Edmonds arts scene this week – and beyond. As unbelievable as it might seem, summer is almost over, and 2017-18 performing arts calendars and gala invitations are already being sent to My Edmonds News for publication….

Driftwood’s Teen Troupe ‘Big Fish’ expected to be a whopper of a success

Friday – Sunday August 4 – 6 This Weekend Only! Big Fish Driftwood Players Troupe at Wade James Theatre 950 Main St. “Big Fish” opens Friday night, Aug. 4 at Wade James Theatre, showcasing the talents of Driftwood Theatre’s Teen Troupe. The tale is about Edward Bloom, now dying and with his son Will by…

Artfully Edmonds: With weather this hot, let’s take art to the parks

Hot! The word for the week, is “hot,” right? All year-round Artfully Edmonds lets you know about hot jazz spots, hot dance troupes, and all of that – but what do we do when things are literally “hot”? We head to the open spaces, look for a breeze; plop down on cool, soft grass in…

Artfully Edmonds: “The Four Tops” head news of upcoming spectacular events

Kindness and comedy emerge as the two themes for this week as we examine events taking place in the greater Edmonds area over the next several weeks. We have three outdoor festivals to look forward to (Tour de Terrace, Ubuntu, and The Kind Fest); and two on-the-boards comedies, The Phoenix Theatre is wrapping up its…

The art of the start: Evergreen Speedway highlights summer with a “showdown”

  This weekend, out in the country, under a robin’s egg blue sky, a light breeze will rustle brightly colored pennants and the words will be shouted over the roar of the crowd, “Drivers! Start your engines!” And, the 6th annual Summer Showdown will begin at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe. My Edmonds News received a…

Artfully Edmonds: Summer fun for arts and events lovers

This week’s Artfully Edmonds’ theme is “summer fun” – whether it’s experiencing the joys of children’s theatre, the happiness derived from being among those gathered outdoors in Edmonds’ plazas and parks for music, participating in a seashore sand sculpting contest, or the thrill of learning something new – like ballroom dancing. As is our tradition…

Edmonds Center for Arts promotes teen leadership with intergenerational music camp

Monday, Aug. 7 through Friday, Aug. 11, Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA) will offer its first intergenerational summer program, Rhythm Generation: Intergenerational Marimba Camp, in partnership with Youth Marimba Workshop and Silver Kite Community Arts. Designed to provide leadership opportunities to local teens — and the chance to learn a new instrument — the…

Artfully Edmonds: ‘The Players’ announce festival winners as a busy week begins

This past weekend nearly 600 audience members (593 to be exact!) voted in Edmonds Driftwood Players (The Players) 8th Annual Festival of Shorts, co-produced by Diane Jamieson and Joanne Branch. Artfully Edmonds had the privilege of participating this year as a festival adjudicator, along with Scott Randall (Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts) and Elena…

Local musician makes an appearance at famed waterfront blues festival

Local musician and multi-talented Nick Baker, a composer, songwriter, keyboardist and author of the children’s book, Turtle, has just returned from a Portland appearance at the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival. The festival, now in its 30th year raised over $1.2 million to benefit Oregon Food Bank during its June 30 – July 4th schedule. Baker…