Give Art Walk Edmonds a twirl this Thursday night

This month’s featured art show at the Nov. 21 Art Walk Edmonds (5-8 p.m. downtown) is sure to get you in the festive spirit. The Olympic Ballet Theatre will host two 10- to 15-minute-long mini-performances in their dance studio, located in Room 122 at the Frances Anderson Center (700 Main St.)  at 5:30 p.m. and…

Edmonds-Woodway Players to present ‘Pride & Prejudice’ Nov. 21-24

The Edmonds-Woodway Players will present their first production of the 2019-20 year, Pride & Prejudice, Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 21-24. Show times are at 7 p.m. Nov. 21-23, plus a 3 p.m. show Nov. 24. Pride and Prejudice is a streamlined theatrical version of Jane Austen’s classic novel involving manners, courtship and relationships. Finding a husband is…

Reminder: 25 local artists to be featured at Puget Sound Artists’ Gift Show Nov. 16

Once a year, local professional artists come together for the Puget Sound Artists Gift Show — a holiday pop-up show in downtown Edmonds — this year set for Saturday, Nov. 16. Glass artists offer gifts from ornaments to serving pieces in bright colored fused glass. Photographers will be selling bookmarks, matted prints, and imprinted gifts…

Vintage holiday cards now on display at Cascadia Art Museum

Now through Jan. 26, 2020, Cascadia Art Museum presents its annual holiday exhibition with never-before displayed vintage cards, and for the first time, a catalogue. Just in time for the holidays, the museum is releasing the first catalogue of Vintage Christmas Cards by Northwest Artists.  For most of the 20th century, many regional artists created original…

ECA to screen ‘Funny Girl’ with live Cabaret performance Nov. 14

ECA’s Film Cabaret Series continues with Funny Girl (1968) on Thursday, Nov. 14. Presented on ECA’s state-of-the-art digital cinema system, Film Cabaret events feature classic films whose stunning cinematography and iconic music were made to be experienced on the big screen. “Seattle’s Most Fabulous Vocal Quartet,” Princess Guy, will provide live entertainment during happy hour…

Music in the Museum: From Russia with Love Nov. 9 at Cascadia

Virtuoso violinist Pamela Liu and keyboard artist David Tan are featured in the latest Cascadia Art Museum concert, From Russia with Love, this Saturday, Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. The concert will feature romantic Russian chamber music, including Stravinsky’s melodic and warm Suite Italienne, a Prokofiev Sonata and The Love of 3 Oranges.  Liu is concertmaster of the Cascade Symphony, and…

Wanted: Arts and entertainment columnist

My Edmonds News is seeking an arts and entertainment columnist to cover Edmonds’ lively arts scene on a weekly basis. This is a freelance contract position that requires a knowledge of the arts in Edmonds and surrounding communities. Interested in writing for us? Email myedmondsnews@gmail.com with a summary of your background and qualifications, and a link…

Cascadia Art Museum opens first-ever exhibit on the cultural influence of gay artists

“I’ve been wanting to do this for 20 years,” said Curator David Martin about a first-of-its-kind exhibit that just opened at the Cascadia Art Museum in Edmonds. “It’s about my tribe, a gift to myself.” “The Lavender Palette: Gay Culture and the Art of Washington State “ runs through Jan. 26, 2020. Featuring the 20th-century…

Edmonds comes out for the arts, setting new record at ECA gala auction

It was a night of fun, great food and the chance to once again showcase Edmonds as a regional arts standout, as more than 270 guests gathered Friday night to support the Edmonds Center for the Arts. Guests began to gather early Friday evening in the lobby area to meet, greet, socialize and check out…

Review: Driftwood Players’ production of ‘Death Tax’ on the money

Death Tax is worth every cent. Edmonds Driftwood Players’ Theatre of Intriguing Possibilities presents Death Tax, a play by Lucas Hnath. Under the direction of Curtis Rawls, the production runs from now until Oct. 27 — on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. With a $20 adult and $18…

Music by gay composers featured at Music in the Museum Oct. 26

Internationally renowned pianist Peter Mack, music professor at Cornish College of the Arts, and opera baritone Dana Belkholm, will be performing classical musical selections by gay composers in the Music in the Museum event at Edmonds’ Cascadia Art Museum from 6-7:30 p.m.  this Saturday, Oct. 26. Composers featured included Maurice Ravel, Reynaldo Hahn, Nadia Boulanger…

Save the date: Northwest Artists Holiday Show Nov. 2-3

The 46th annual Northwest Artists’ Holiday Show is set for Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 2-3, at Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 8109 224th St. S.W., Edmonds. With 50 artists’ booths, the show will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Attendees can expect to find beautiful and practical one-of-a-kind gifts from handmade soaps, jewelry and clothing to…

Coming to the Creative Retirement Institute in 2020: Jazz Appreciation

“Jazz is a dialect, a certain language.” So says Brent Jensen, instructor for a new  Jazz Appreciation course coming to the Creative Retirement Institute (CRI) at Edmonds Community College winter term 2020. And Jensen is definitely a person who should know. The course provides a brief survey of the development of jazz music in the…

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…

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…

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…

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…