Sponsor spotlight: Jazz Connection set for May 18 in downtown Edmonds

Edmonds residents and visitors have long enjoyed the annual Edmonds Jazz Connection in May of each year. This year’s Connection, to be held on on May 18, marks the 19th anniversary of the Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary Club’s signature event.  Once again, student jazz musicians from schools around Western Washington will gather in three venues in…

May 3 fundraiser to help Edmonds CC Salsa Band travel to Puerto Rico

The Edmonds Community College Jazz and Salsa Band students will travel to San Juan, Puerto Rico, in January to listen to and learn la musica salsa from world-renowned salsa musicians during the San Sebastian Street Festival, one of the largest festivals in Puerto Rico. “These opportunities to experience Caribbean music and culture first hand are…

Now open in Edmonds: 85°C Bakery Cafe

Now open in Edmonds in the former Payless Shoe location on Highway 99: The 85°C Bakery Cafe. Here’s the drill: You grab a tray, collect the pastries you want, get in line, and then order drinks. This the second location in South Snohomish County. There is also one in Lynnwood, which we reviewed here. The…

Review: ‘The Addams Family, A New Musical’ conjures ghosts and guffaws

They’re creepy, they’re kooky and now they’re at the Wade James Theatre. Directed by Carissa Meisner Smit, The Addams Family, A New Musical debuted Thursday, April 12 to a full house in the Edmonds Driftwood Players’ adaption of the Broadway production by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. Based on cartoonist Charles Addams’ satirical take on…

Scriber HS authors to perform ‘Listen’ on stage April 15

Scriber Lake High School students will take to the stage Monday, April 15 with a performance based on their latest book, “Listen: Young Writers Reflect on Chaos, Clarity, Action and Balance.” The performance will be at 11 a.m.  April 15 at The Phoenix Theatre in Edmonds’ Firdale Village. It will be directed by Tim Smith-Stewart…

Program uses arts to engage those with memory loss and their caregivers

Free, open to the public and lots of fun: The Golden Era Sing-along is the last event for the fourth season of Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA) Dementia-Inclusive Series, 11 a.m. on May 4. Watch film clips of classic musicals and sing-along in a relaxed atmosphere. “We don’t want people to feel that sense…

ECA presents New York Gilbert And Sullivan’s new production of The Mikado April 13

New York Gilbert And Sullivan’s (NYGASP) all-new production of The Mikado will be performed at Edmonds Center for the Arts on Saturday, April 13, featuring costume design by Quinto Ott, set design by Anshuman Bhatia, conceived and directed by David Auxier, and produced by David Wannen. The evening begins with a free pre-show artist talk from 6-6:40…

Edmonds Center for the Arts hosting young professionals happy hour April 5

The Edmonds Center for the Arts will be hosting a special young professionals, pre-show happy hour from 6-7:30 p.m. before the Danilo Brito concert on Friday, April 5. The event will be a great way for young professionals to meet each other and socialize before the show. The event offers a young professional’s package for…

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…