Santa Fe Grill opens its doors to community in a gala ribbon-cutting fiesta

The wraps came off the windows, the lights turned on, and the savory aroma of Mexican home cooking beckoned as the much-anticipated Santa Fe Mexican Restaurant threw open its doors to the community Monday evening for what will go down in the books as one of the most festive ribbon-cuttings ever in Edmonds. Guests began…

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…

EPIC Poetry Group: Poet’s Corner — November Breeze, Conic Hill, Kitchen Tao

Here’s the latest installment of Poet’s Corner, presented by the Edmonds-based EPIC Poetry Group.   November Breeze   The hummingbird alit on the tip top point of the swaying fir tree   She looked like a Christmas ornament shiny and showy on her perch   Maple leaves pirouetted around her spinning down to blanket the ground…

Edmonds Kind of Play: Holiday events just around the corner

Christmas movies turn up on the Lifetime and Hallmark channels ahead of the holiday. Though of the two Lifetime channels we have, one is still playing a movie that involves a cheerleader who murders or a mom who murders or — as in the movie I checked right now to make sure I wasn’t exaggerating…

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…

Recommended Reads: Thrills abound in international action novel ‘The Eighth Sister’

The Eighth Sister, by Robert Dugoni Mystery surrounds the sisters. Their identities are unknown even to each other. Trained from birth to penetrate Russia’s foreign intelligence service and report to the CIA, suddenly they are disappearing. Three of them are dead. What is it about this intrigue that appeals to ex-agent Charles Jenkins? What convinces…

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…

Recommended Reads: Cozy up with a murder mystery set in San Francisco

The Fog Ladies, by Susan McCormick An ominous suspicion creeps into the minds of the resident ladies at the Pacific Heights apartment building as they watch the fog bank inch its way over the Golden Gate Bridge. There had been a number of grave accidents in their building recently. It’s suspicious. None of the group,…

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…

Chase Lake PTSA presents A Night of Comedy fundraiser Nov. 9

The Chase Lake PTSA is hosting A Night of Comedy fundraiser at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, and all are invited to join the fun and laughs. Doors open at 7:30 for the event, which is at the Wade James Theater, 950 Main St., Edmonds. The event will be hosted by Duane Goad, a Canadian-born actor/comedian…

Edmonds Booktalk: Holiday gift ideas for book lovers on your list

November! The chill is in the air. Time for sweaters, mittens and cozy boots. And to make your lists! Our annual Holiday catalog will be out in the middle of November; in the meantime, here are a few ideas to get you started: Fiction: All recently published and staff recommended “A Better Man: Chief Inspector…

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…

Kizzie Jones to launch latest ‘Tall Tale’ in Dachshund Book series Nov. 3

  Edmonds author Kizzie Jones is launching the final Tall Tale in her Dachshund Children’s Book series, “A Tall Tale About Dachshunds in Costumes: How MORE Dogs Came to Be” from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3 at ArtWorks (2nd Avenue South and Dayton, Edmonds). The program, starting at 2:30 p.m., will include a reading in Spanish by…

Grand opening Friday for long-awaited San Kai Sushi

Ryuichi Nakano‘s San Kai Sushi will be open starting at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1. That’s the word from FeedMe Hospitality’s Shubert Ho (Bar Dojo, Salt & Iron, Mar·ket, Dojo To-go and Shooby Doo Catering), who is partnering with Nakano to bring the new sushi restaurant to Edmonds. Among the items on the menu: sushi, sashimi,…

Sponsor spotlight: A sweet offer from Caravan Kebob

Here’s a special offer from our advertiser Caravan Kabob, ready to help you welcome in fall. Print this announcement or show it on your phone to enjoy complimentary baklava for the table. This offer is good only Tuesdays and Wednesdays at lunch, from 11:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. Bring the office, friends or family — and…

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…

EPIC Poetry Group: Poet’s Corner — Fall Colors, They Came in Droves

  The latest submissions for Poet’s Corner, presented by the Edmonds-based EPIC Poetry Group.   Fall Colors Autumn is a time of freedom, a time to step out of the box, a time for trees to stand up and be noticed, a time to disregard subtleties,   a time to change nature’s social order!   a…

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…

Day Trip Discoveries: New Burke Museum now showcases active research

Where can you peer up at an ancient mastodon skeleton? Watch paleontologists examine a 60-million-year-old, T-Rex dinosaur skull? Admire a vintage, Coast Salish whaler’s hat and enjoy frybread at a Native American-themed café? The new Burke Museum opened Oct. 16 to offer such experiences — designed to engage as well as educate visitors. It is…

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…