Art ‘Stalk’ your way through Edmonds Thursday night

Enjoy Art “Stalk” — the Halloween version of Art Walk — in downtown  Edmonds Thursday, Oct. 17 from 5-8 p.m. Organizers promise that this Thursday’s event will be anything but scary. Downtown Edmonds locations will be serving up both tricks and treats in the form of great art shows: Edmonds Arts Commission commemorated Indigenous Peoples…

Perrinville bookshop focuses on building community of readers

Born with a rare spinal defect, Annie Carl has had 20 surgeries in her life, plus she survived a bout with cancer, now in remission after 10 years; five years deemed to be cured. Through it all, there has been one constant. “Books are how I escaped,” she said. Carl grew up in Kingston “with…

Driftwood Players to present ‘Death Tax’ Oct. 17-27

Edmonds Driftwood Players’ “Theatre of Intriguing Possibilities” (TIPS) presents Death Tax, by Lucas Hnath, directed by Curtis Rawls, Oct 17-27. Death Tax is a darkly comic play about death and taxes and how we live with both. It’s 2010. December. Infirm Maxine thinks her daughter is paying nurse Tina to gently nudge her into the grave before…

Reminder: Third season of Edmonds Diversity Film Series starts Oct. 19

The Edmonds Diversity Film Series begins its third season this month, with the first screening on Saturday, Oct. 19 at noon at the Edmonds Theater. Screenings will be offered free to the public and are scheduled for the third Saturdays of the month, October through April (except December). Each screening presents a film, or films, related…

Make shadow puppets with artist Mike O’Day at Cascadia Art Museum Oct. 12

Make your own shadow puppets during a family-friendly event from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Cascadia Art Museum this Saturday, Oct. 12. Artist Mike O’Day will assist attendees as they create their own shadow puppet, cut it out with scissors and display it behind a back lit theater. O’Day’s garden art, murals and assorted creatures are…

Edmonds Center for Arts presents Canadian Indigenous tenor Jeremy Dutcher Oct. 26

On Saturday, Oct. 26, Edmonds Center for the Arts presents classically-trained tenor and ethnomusicologist Jeremy Dutcher. Winner of Canada’s prestigious Polaris Music Prize, Dutcher takes every opportunity to blend his Wolastoq First Nation roots into the music he creates. His compositions shapeshift between classical, traditional, and pop — forming something entirely new. Jeremy Dutcher performs…

Last call for 2019 Edmonds Museum Summer Market

It feels like just a few weeks ago that we were setting up for the Garden Market, welcoming almost 60 vendors every week through May and into June. Then Father’s Day weekend arrived, and we opened the 26th year of the Summer Market, with about 120 vendors every week.  Now, as we enter October, it is…

Just Around the Corner: The International Fountain

In the summer, the International Fountain at the Seattle Center is a magnet for visitors wishing to get relief from the heat by getting soaked. In the cold of autumn, the fountain is a lonely performer, only to be seen and not approached.  This is how it was Oct. 2, as seen through a time-lapse video. Here…

Cascade Symphony Orchestra seeks musical ‘Rising Star’ for 2019-2020 season

The Cascade Symphony Orchestra is encouraging talented young musicians to enter its “Rising Star” competition for the upcoming 2019-2020 season. The winning musician, to be selected by Cascade Symphony Music Director Michael Miropolsky, will perform as the soloist at the orchestra’s concert on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. The…

EPIC Poetry Group: Poet’s Corner — Arising, Rite of Passage

Here is the latest installment of Poet’s Corner, presented by the Edmonds-based EPIC Poetry Group. Arising In a vast field, pinwheels spin in glory at dawn — or maybe they are sunflowers, these bright starbursts arising this morning to shine and sing a wind caressed song No matter In a swoosh of terrestrial breath their…

Violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins to perform at Edmonds Center for Arts Oct. 12

Acclaimed violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins was the “Fiddler”/violin soloist for the Tony- and Grammy-nominated revival on Broadway in the recent Bartlett Sher production of Fiddler on the Roof. Hailed by The New York Times for her artistry, Ms. Hall-Tompkins created the first full album of newly-commissioned and original Fiddler-inspired works. On Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m.,…

Cascade Symphony names Rose Gear as executive director

Rose Gear has been appointed full-time executive director of the Cascade Symphony Orchestra. Appointed by the orchestra’s board of directors, Gear will be the CSO’s administrative leader, working with board members to establish and achieve the mission and values of the orchestra. She will manage business affairs and advocacy in addition to directing community relations…

DeMiero Jazz Fest fundraiser set for Sept. 28 at Edmonds CC

Enjoy an evening of FanJazztic music, food and “fun”draising during the DeMiero Jazz Fest’s “One FanJazztic Evening,” a Saturday, Sept. 28 fundraiser and benefit concert featuring jazz artist Johnaye Kendrick, Dee Daniels Scholarship Award winner Kimi Locke and the Newport High School Jazz Choir. The event will run from 6-9:30 p.m. in the Black Box…

Reminder: Edmonds Arts Studio Tour Saturday and Sunday

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Sept 21 and 22, a dynamic group of 36 local artists will showcase unique collections of work in the free, annual, self-guided Edmonds Art Studio tour. Sponsored in part by the Edmonds Arts Foundation, the tour provides attendees with a superb opportunity to meet the…

EPIC Poetry Group: Poet’s Corner — Advent, Rumbling, Masquerade

Here is the latest installment of Poet’s Corner, presented by the Edmonds-based EPIC Poetry Group. ADVENT A new day is rapidly cresting the horizon. Its arrival induces mindful epiphanies, boldly altering our habits of seeing, understanding, believing. The ascension of music, expressed by voices previously stifled and unjustly silenced, opens deaf ears. The appearance of…

EPIC Poetry Group: Poet’s Corner — Advent, Rumbling, Masquerade

Here is the latest installment of Poet’s Corner, presented by the Edmonds-based EPIC Poetry Group. ADVENT A new day is rapidly cresting the horizon. Its arrival induces mindful epiphanies, boldly altering our habits of seeing, understanding, believing. The ascension of music, expressed by voices previously stifled and unjustly silenced, opens deaf ears. The appearance of…

Save the date: Meadowdale HS Music & Arts Mattress Fundraiser Sept. 28

The 5th Annual Meadowdale Music & Arts Mattress Fundraiser is Saturday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Meadowdale High School. Custom Fundraising Solutions of Seattle is bringing their mobile mattress showroom to the school to help Meadowdale Music & Arts raise thousands of dollars for their program. Thirty top-quality name-brand mattresses will…

Reminder: Sno-King Chorale’s first rehearsal of season Sept. 10 — and you’re invited

The first rehearsal of the season for Sno-King Community Chorale  is Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m., Edmonds Church of God, 8224-220th St. S.W. The chorale is a non-audition group led by artistic director/conductor, Dustin Willetts. The season program includes the Holiday Magic concert Dec.14 at Edmonds Center for the Arts, followed by a three-choir performance…

Reminder: 3D printing focus of Cascadia Art Museum family workshop Sept. 7

How to create objects through 3D printing will be the focus of a free family art/technology workshop at Cascadia Art Museum on Saturday, Sept. 7. The workshop will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is recommended for children, parents, grandparents and friends. Cascadia Art Museum is located at 190 Sunset Ave., Edmonds. The…

Reminder: Sno-King Folk Dance to host ‘Blast from the Past Party’ Sept. 7

Enjoy a “Blast from the Past Party” with Sno-King International Folk Dance Club on Saturday, Sept. 7 from 7-9:30 p.m. The event will be at the Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood. There will be a program of favorite dances from the past, and you can request your own favorites. These include dances from…

Scene in Edmonds: Another mural creation

Another mural is underway in downtown Edmonds. This one — on the alley next to Edward Jones on Main Street, is being created by Pete Goldlust. According to Mural Project Edmonds spokeswoman Rachel Dobbins, Goldlust — from Eugene, Ore. — “has put up murals and public installations all over the country.” They include installations in…

EPIC Poetry Group: Poet’s Corner — Summer, The Understory

Here is the latest installment of Poet’s Corner, presented by the Edmonds-based EPIC Poetry Group. Summer Sweaty children loud in matching T-shirts gather under inadequate canopies to be counted then busied with sports, crafts and snacks the three “r’s” of city summering How to manage the summer weeks looms large for working-class underfunded parents anxious, sidewalks…