Edmonds Driftwood Players accepting submissions for 10th annual Festival of Shorts

Edmonds’ Driftwood Players are accepting submissions for the 2019 Festival of Shorts, with the theme “Technology Gone Bad.” With each major shift in technological advance in society, beginning with the wheel, there have been problems and reactions — sometimes with hilarious, sometimes disastrous, consequences. The deadline for submission is April 1. This year’s festival will be…

Northwest Folkdancers hosting dance party in Lynnwood March 30

Northwest Folkdancers, Inc. is hosting an International Folk Dance Party on Saturday, March 30, from 7-10:30 p.m. at Cedar Valley Grange. Come support Northwest Folklife and dance to the music of two bands — Allspice and Zakuska. Donations of $10 are suggested, or become a Friend of Folklife at the door. All proceeds go directly to…

Madrona Children’s Theatre presents ‘Honk’ March 21-24

Tickets are now on sale for the Madrona Children’s Theatre presentation of HONK!, to be performed this Thursday-Sunday, March 21-24, at the Mountlake Terrace High School Theatre. Performed by 71 Madrona students in grades 4-8 in two casts, the production features a professional director, music director and live musicians. All proceeds from ticket sales and fundraisers…

Skandia Folkdance Society hosting dance lessons in Lynnwood March 15

Get ready for Finnish fun as Katrilli brings the St. Urho party, with music by Folk Voice, on Friday, March 15. The event, at Cedar Valley Grange, will begin at 7:30 p.m. with a Finnish dance lesson by Katrilli members. The dance will last from 8:30-11 p.m. and will feature mixers and dances that newcomers…

Reminder: Edmonds-Woodway performing in Hot Java Cool Jazz concert March 15

Jazz bands from Edmonds-Woodway and Mountlake Terrace high schools will be participating in a swinging, music-filled evening March 15 at Starbucks 24th Annual Hot Java Cool Jazz concert. Other participating bands include Mount Si, Roosevelt and Garfield high schools. All proceeds from concert ticket sales will go to the performing school music programs. Since 1995,…

Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation accepting applications for community art grants

The Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation is now accepting applications for community art grants. Grants may be awarded to local non-profit, 501c3 organizations that provide arts-related education programs, projects, or services. Applications will be evaluated on how they will enhance our community through art experiences and education in the visual, performing, or literary arts. The Edmonds…

Reminder: DeMiero Jazz Fest set for March 7-9

North Sound Church and the Edmonds Center for the Arts will host the 43rd annual DeMiero Jazz Festival March 7-9 in downtown Edmonds. This music education event brings in more than 65 jazz choirs from middle school, high school, college and community groups, for a non-competitive, inspiring chance to perform and work with professional jazz artists. Daytime performances, master classes and…

Sno-King Folk Dance Club sponsoring Sweetheart Dance Feb. 23 in Lynnwood

Sno-King International  Folk Dance Club is sponsoring a Sweetheart Dance this Saturday, Feb. 23 to honor couples who met at folk dancing. The event will run from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood. Dance to live music from Folk Voice Band, with recorded requests at 7 p.m. and during the…

Edmonds CC Bee Club to show ‘Flight of the Butterflies’ Feb. 21

Curious about the longest known insect migration on Earth? The Edmonds Community College Bee Club and Green Team is hosting a screening of Flight of the Butterflies on Thursday, Feb. 21 at the Black Box Theatre. The documentary follows a butterfly monarch leading her family on a perilous, 2,000 kilometer journey from Mexico to Canada….

Unexpected Productions presents Improvised Pain Games at Edmonds CC Feb. 23

Unexpected Productions North will host an “Olympic-style” competition where improvisation meets extreme sports at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 in the Black Box Theater at Edmonds Community College. Concessions and beverages will be available (cash only) at the show. The Black Box Theater is located on the EdCC campus a 20310 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Tickets…

Need a laugh? Edmonds Comedy Night set for Feb. 15, 16 at ECA

Let’s face it. We’ve all been a little stir crazy with our round of winter weather. So how about some laughter to break the doldrums? Tickets are on sale now for the 2019 Edmonds Comedy Night, set for 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday Feb. 15 and 16, with a VIP reception event at 6 p.m….

Cascade Symphony hosts children’s concert, Tubby the Tuba, Feb. 9

The Cascade Symphony Orchestra will host its annual children’s concert, performing “Tubby the Tuba,” at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 4th Ave. N., Edmonds. “Tubby the Tuba” is a tale set to music about a tuba that wants to perform a tune rather than just provide its…

Reminder: Let Justice Roll Down concert at Trinity Lutheran Jan. 27

A reminder that reSound, a Northwest Chamber Ensemble and choir-in-residence at Lynnwood’s Trinity Lutheran Church, is performing Let Justice Roll Down — A Multi-Media Musical Journey to Selma and Back on Sunday Jan. 27,  at 7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th St. S.W., Lynnwood. In April 2017, Plymouth Church’s Youth Forum went on a life-changing trip, retracing the actual…

Reminder: Sno-King Folk Dance Club to host birthday dance Jan. 12

Sno-King International Folk Dance Club is celebrating its 32nd birthday with a dance from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 at the Cedar Valley  Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood. The evening will include dances from many countries, including partner, no-partner and set dances. No partner necessary. Come and request your favorite dances. The party will finish…

Reminder: Skandia First Friday Dance set for Jan. 4 in Lynnwood

Skandia Folk Dance is hosting its First Friday Dance on Friday, Jan. 4 at Cedar Valley Grange, 20526-52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood. Admission is free for this dance. A pre-dance party lesson from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. will revolve around a mainstay of Scandinavian dancing: the schottis. Besides the basic schottis and variations from a Swedish…

Taste, savor at Art of Food and Wine event Feb. 1

Don’t let the post-holiday blahs get you down. Enjoy an evening out with friends Friday, Feb. 1 at the Art of Food and Wine in Lynnwood. Taste regional wines and savor gourmet food. You can listen to live music and experience interactive art demonstrations, too. This new community event at the Lynnwood Convention Center will…

We welcome new advertiser Art Walk Edmonds

Welcome to our new advertiser Art Walk Edmonds (AWE), a free community event held monthly throughout the year, rain or shine. Every Third Thursday from 5-8 p.m., galleries, merchants, neighbors and friends join in celebrating the arts — hosting local artists, demos, food and music in vibrant downtown Edmonds. With a growing assortment of fun events…

Nile Nightmares offers ‘horror-day cheer’ this month

While the holiday season may be a time for joy and wonder, Nile Nightmares wants to spread some “horror-day cheer” to all who dare this month. The Nile Nightmares Haunted House, located on the grounds of the Nile Golf & Country Club at 6601-244th St. S.W., just off Interstate 5 in in Mountlake Terrace, is…

Reminder: Sno-King Community Chorale holiday concert Dec. 8

For its annual Holiday Magic concert — on Saturday Dec. 8 at Edmonds Center for the Arts — the 100-voice Sno-King Community Chorale will perform “Dreamweaver,”  a beautiful, soaring tale by Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo. Featured are accompanist Debra DeMiero, soprano Jennifer Bromagen, and a 22-piece string orchestra, under the direction of conductor/artistic director Dustin…

Edmonds Diversity Film Series presents ‘The Only Good Indian’ Nov. 17

The City of Edmonds Diversity Film Series continues with “The Only Good Indian” on Saturday, Nov. 17. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and the film starts at noon. Admission is free and seating is first-come, first-served. “The Only Good Indian” is set in Kansas during the early 1900s. A Native American boy (newcomer Winter Fox…

Puget Sound Artists’ Gift Show celebrates 18th year with 25 women artists

What do an underwater photographer, nursing student, art supply store owner, cancer patient, octogenarian, and school lunch lady all have in common? They are also all artists participating in the 18th annual Puget Sound Artists’ Gift Show, set for Saturday, Nov. 17 in the ArtWorks Building, 201 2nd Ave S. in downtown Edmonds. Hours are…

U.S. view of Palestine topic of Sno-King Meaning Movies Nov. 10 film

Sno-King Meaningful Movies presents The Occupation of the American Mind as its Nov.10 film, screening at 6:30 pm at the Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 8109 224th St. S.W., Edmonds. From the Meaningful Movies announcement: Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territory and blockade of the Gaza strip have triggered a backlash against Israeli policies virtually everywhere in…