Artfully Edmonds: ‘Dracula’ by Driftwood Players sets up season of suspense

Artfully Edmonds finds the news that Edmonds Driftwood Players is producing Steven Dietz’ Dracula absolutely exhilarating after traveling through the region once known as Transylvania five years ago. Living in a town that celebrates fall and Halloween to the extent that Edmonds does, readers might easily guess what will eclipse our arts and events news…

Popular Edmonds playhouse invites theatre-lovers to a wine and rehearsal party

The Phoenix Theatre, located at 9673 Firdale Ave. in Edmonds’ Firdale Village, invites the Edmonds community to a “Wine and Rehearsal” party with the director and cast of its upcoming production. This popular feature of the playhouse that specializes in “comedy without all the drama” will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. The…

Artfully Edmonds: Is summer almost over? Not so fast, reads the arts calendar

  News of dazzling performances and vibrant music, with dramatic colors and staging, continues to pour in from the Edmonds arts scene this week – and beyond. As unbelievable as it might seem, summer is almost over, and 2017-18 performing arts calendars and gala invitations are already being sent to My Edmonds News for publication….

Driftwood’s Teen Troupe ‘Big Fish’ expected to be a whopper of a success

Friday – Sunday August 4 – 6 This Weekend Only! Big Fish Driftwood Players Troupe at Wade James Theatre 950 Main St. “Big Fish” opens Friday night, Aug. 4 at Wade James Theatre, showcasing the talents of Driftwood Theatre’s Teen Troupe. The tale is about Edward Bloom, now dying and with his son Will by…

Artfully Edmonds: With weather this hot, let’s take art to the parks

Hot! The word for the week, is “hot,” right? All year-round Artfully Edmonds lets you know about hot jazz spots, hot dance troupes, and all of that – but what do we do when things are literally “hot”? We head to the open spaces, look for a breeze; plop down on cool, soft grass in…

Artfully Edmonds: “The Four Tops” head news of upcoming spectacular events

Kindness and comedy emerge as the two themes for this week as we examine events taking place in the greater Edmonds area over the next several weeks. We have three outdoor festivals to look forward to (Tour de Terrace, Ubuntu, and The Kind Fest); and two on-the-boards comedies, The Phoenix Theatre is wrapping up its…

Edmonds Center for Arts promotes teen leadership with intergenerational music camp

Monday, Aug. 7 through Friday, Aug. 11, Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA) will offer its first intergenerational summer program, Rhythm Generation: Intergenerational Marimba Camp, in partnership with Youth Marimba Workshop and Silver Kite Community Arts. Designed to provide leadership opportunities to local teens — and the chance to learn a new instrument — the…

Artfully Edmonds: Summer party this, summer party that!

  Summer Party, this. . . Summer Party, that! Yes, there may be some cloudy days ahead, but summer is definitely here and Artfully Edmonds’ roster of choice events will give you the option of dancing the night away, lounging on Edmonds’ park lawns, or slipping into cool night spots for a sizzling good time….

Artfully Edmonds: Summer season has begun for Edmonds-area stages

Whether you prefer summer theatre staged on the lawn, or want the flash of the stage lights and the curtain rising, there is a wide variety of venues and troupes to choose from around the greater Edmonds area this summer. Artfully Edmonds is leading this week’s column with upcoming highlights from the theatre scene, in…

Artfully Edmonds: The circus is coming to town this week!

  The circus is coming to town this week! Wenatchee Youth Circus (WYC), to be exact. It’s colossal! It’s colorful – why. . . it’s a mesmerizing array of booming, boisterous performance-art fun! Why all the exclamation marks? It is somewhat out of character for Artfully Edmonds; but like we pointed out – it’s the…

Edmonds Arts Festival ‘rocks it’ on two stages this weekend

Edmonds Arts Festival Frances Anderson Center (FAC) 700 Main St. Map to the festival grounds Friday, June 16 – Sunday, June 18 Downbeats will strike throughout the next three days as the 60th Anniversary of Edmonds Arts Festival showcases music and performances on two centrally located stages. Jazz On The Plaza, inspired by Edmonds music…

The Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation exhibits art by foundation scholarship artist

  Selected artworks by the 2016 Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation (EAFF) Scholarship artist, Katie Childs, will be on exhibit in the Edmonds Art Commission display case at the Frances Anderson Center (700 Main St.) Wednesday, June 14 through July 28. Katie grew up in Edmonds and attended Meadowdale High School where she received academic honors and…

Review: The Phoenix Theatre’s ‘Crossing Delancey’

Friday, June 9 8 p.m. Crossing Delancey By Susan Sandler Directed by David Bailey The Phoenix Theatre 9673 Firdale Ave. Plays through Sunday, June 25 Looking for comedy, mixed with romance and “hotness”? You need look no further than The Phoenix Theatre’s (TPT) current run, Crossing Delancey. Starring Erica Bergman as Isabelle, Boyd Morrison as…

Artfully Edmonds: Drum roll begins for Edmonds Arts Festival, June 16-18

If you are feeling a buzz in the air around Frances Anderson Center, it’s without a doubt the excitement building over this month’s Edmonds Arts Festival. With our fair city growing in recognition for its dedication to all arts forms, Edmonds is fast becoming host to sculptors, actors, authors, painters – and audiences – who…

Artfully Edmonds: The big ‘reveal’ from Edmonds Center for the Arts

Edmonds Center for the Arts celebrated the “reveal” of its 11th season on Wednesday evening, treating hundreds of performing arts enthusiasts to a tantalizing taste of what the ECA team has in store for 2017-18; complimented by fruit platters, cross-cut sandwiches, cheese plates and boisterous banter. From the exotic to the frightening, from musical high-energy excitement to…

Artfully Edmonds: Arts that strut through the summer calendar

  Edmonds never disappoints when it comes to summertime and the arts. As Memorial Day kicks off much anticipated warmer weather, Artfully Edmonds is taking a look toward live theatre, art shows, festivals and films. There’s a lot being offered, so bookmark My Edmonds News and pre-plan some fun outings for your family, or date,…

Artfully Edmonds: The achievements of youth!

Summer has historically been “kids’ time,” so beginning with this edition and following through summer, readers of Artfully Edmonds will see more items about performance possibilities for area youth. Watch for Date Night suggestions, free events and news of the accomplishments of arts-inspired young people over the coming months. Cascade Symphony Orchestra        2017 Scholarship…