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 Booktalk: Adventure memoirs for armchair travelers

October! For some of us, the turning of the calendar page means a bit more indoor time… Some of us love living vicariously no matter the season… For the armchair traveler in all of us, here are a select few epic travel/adventure memoirs: “A Pilgrimage to Eternity: From Canterbury to Rome in Search of a…

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…

Edmonds Restaurant News: San Kai Sushi opening expected by mid-October

There’s still a good chance that diners in downtown Edmonds will see Ryuichi Nakano‘s San Kai Sushi up and running by mid-October this year. After 17 years, the much loved and respected sushi chef sold his Kisaku Sushi, located just south of Green Lake in what’s often referred to as “Tangletown.” Since that time Nakano…

Recommended Reads: Life lessons in ‘The School of Essential Ingredients’

The School of Essential Ingredients, by Erica Bauermeister September means back to school. This year graduate to a new class. Go to The School of Essential Ingredients and enjoy learning in the company of author Erica Bauermeister’s heartwarming characters. Attendance is a treat as you learn lessons from the Monday night cooking classes; mostly you…

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…

Edmonds Kind of Play: Rock climbing gym in Lynnwood, plus art and cooking classes

Thanks to a new zero period and lack of previously expected transportation, we’re adjusting to a new back-to-school routine. With more moving parts, there are more days of the week where we repeatedly call out things like “homework,” “PE clothes,” and “turn that off now” as if we’re auctioneers or playing some sort of parents…