Debra K. Bollen painting exhibit opens May 1

The Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission presents the Debra K. Bollen painting exhibit for the month of May at the Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Ave. W. Debra K. Bollen is a watercolor artist living and working in downtown Edmonds.  Debra was born and raised in the Midwest and has lived in the Pacific Northwest…

Now open in Edmonds: 85°C Bakery Cafe

Now open in Edmonds in the former Payless Shoe location on Highway 99: The 85°C Bakery Cafe. Here’s the drill: You grab a tray, collect the pastries you want, get in line, and then order drinks. This the second location in South Snohomish County. There is also one in Lynnwood, which we reviewed here. The…

Free screening of ‘Paper Tigers’ at Edmonds Theater April 20

The City of Edmonds Diversity Film Series is featuring a free screening of the movie Paper Tigers this Saturday, April 20 at noon at the Edmonds Theater, 415 Main St. Edmonds.     Paper Tigers chronicles a year in the life of Lincoln High School in the community of Walla Walla, Wash. The kids who come to Lincoln…

Review: ‘The Addams Family, A New Musical’ conjures ghosts and guffaws

They’re creepy, they’re kooky and now they’re at the Wade James Theatre. Directed by Carissa Meisner Smit, The Addams Family, A New Musical debuted Thursday, April 12 to a full house in the Edmonds Driftwood Players’ adaption of the Broadway production by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. Based on cartoonist Charles Addams’ satirical take on…

Scriber HS authors to perform ‘Listen’ on stage April 15

Scriber Lake High School students will take to the stage Monday, April 15 with a performance based on their latest book, “Listen: Young Writers Reflect on Chaos, Clarity, Action and Balance.” The performance will be at 11 a.m.  April 15 at The Phoenix Theatre in Edmonds’ Firdale Village. It will be directed by Tim Smith-Stewart…

Time Out restaurant property for sale

The Mountlake Terrace property where Time Out Greek and American Restaurant is located is for sale, according to NextMLT.com. The restaurant is located at 5807 244th St. S.W. The article notes that Emmanuel and Georgia Flemetakis opened Time Out in October 2004, originally as Time Out Burgers. The name was later changed to Time Out…

Program uses arts to engage those with memory loss and their caregivers

Free, open to the public and lots of fun: The Golden Era Sing-along is the last event for the fourth season of Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA) Dementia-Inclusive Series, 11 a.m. on May 4. Watch film clips of classic musicals and sing-along in a relaxed atmosphere. “We don’t want people to feel that sense…

Happening nearby: Beer Fest fundraiser to support free speech therapy for kids

Early Life Speech & Language, a Shoreline-based non-profit providing speech and language therapy for kids ages 2-7, at no cost to the families, is hosting its 7th annual Beer Fest Fundraiser in the Seattle Scottish Rite Masonic Center from noon-5 p.m. on April 13. “This event grows year after year and raises money to support…

ECA presents New York Gilbert And Sullivan’s new production of The Mikado April 13

New York Gilbert And Sullivan’s (NYGASP) all-new production of The Mikado will be performed at Edmonds Center for the Arts on Saturday, April 13, featuring costume design by Quinto Ott, set design by Anshuman Bhatia, conceived and directed by David Auxier, and produced by David Wannen. The evening begins with a free pre-show artist talk from 6-6:40…

Edmonds Center for the Arts hosting young professionals happy hour April 5

The Edmonds Center for the Arts will be hosting a special young professionals, pre-show happy hour from 6-7:30 p.m. before the Danilo Brito concert on Friday, April 5. The event will be a great way for young professionals to meet each other and socialize before the show. The event offers a young professional’s package for…

MLT Library to present Phyllis Thornton painting exhibit April 1-30

The Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission will showcase the Phyllis Thornton Painting Exhibit at the Mountlake Terrace Library from April 1-30. “Drawing and painting have been a passion of mine from a very early age,” Thornton said. “I knew I would study art as early as high school and even as a small child I…

Edmonds Driftwood Players accepting submissions for 10th annual Festival of Shorts

Edmonds’ Driftwood Players are accepting submissions for the 2019 Festival of Shorts, with the theme “Technology Gone Bad.” With each major shift in technological advance in society, beginning with the wheel, there have been problems and reactions — sometimes with hilarious, sometimes disastrous, consequences. The deadline for submission is April 1. This year’s festival will be…

MLT Arts Commission presents accomplishments to council

During a recent meeting, the Mountlake Terrace City Council received an overview from the Arts Advisory Commission on their 2018 accomplishments and work plan for 2019. The Arts Advisory Commission’s mission is to support and promote the cultural arts as a vital element of the community’s quality of life, economic viability and vibrant community identity….

Northwest Folkdancers hosting dance party in Lynnwood March 30

Northwest Folkdancers, Inc. is hosting an International Folk Dance Party on Saturday, March 30, from 7-10:30 p.m. at Cedar Valley Grange. Come support Northwest Folklife and dance to the music of two bands — Allspice and Zakuska. Donations of $10 are suggested, or become a Friend of Folklife at the door. All proceeds go directly to…

Madrona Children’s Theatre presents ‘Honk’ March 21-24

Tickets are now on sale for the Madrona Children’s Theatre presentation of HONK!, to be performed this Thursday-Sunday, March 21-24, at the Mountlake Terrace High School Theatre. Performed by 71 Madrona students in grades 4-8 in two casts, the production features a professional director, music director and live musicians. All proceeds from ticket sales and fundraisers…

Reminder: Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation accepting applications for community art grants

The Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation is now accepting applications for community art grants. Grants may be awarded to local non-profit, 501c3 organizations that provide arts-related education programs, projects, or services. Applications will be evaluated on how they will enhance our community through art experiences and education in the visual, performing, or literary arts. The Edmonds…

Reminder: Sno-King Chorale ‘Changing Seasons’ concert March 16

If you’re accustomed to hearing more “traditional” classical music in the annual Sno-King Community Chorale Musica da Coro performances, this year’s concert at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lynnwood will introduce you to striking and beautiful compositions by one of today’s most gifted young composers, Jake Runestad. And, if you’re fond of Robert Frost’s simple, sensitive and…

Recommended Reads: ‘Eternal White’ explores meaning of life — and death

Eternal White, by T. Furuyama “So this is Heaven.” Hershel Byne, a math teacher observes his surroundings as he angrily enters the afterlife. Heartbroken, feeling he was snatched away from loving family and friends before his time, Hershel begins to explore what author T. Furuyama has waiting in the vastness of Eternal White.Is eternal peace…

Skandia Folkdance Society hosting dance lessons in Lynnwood March 15

Get ready for Finnish fun as Katrilli brings the St. Urho party, with music by Folk Voice, on Friday, March 15. The event, at Cedar Valley Grange, will begin at 7:30 p.m. with a Finnish dance lesson by Katrilli members. The dance will last from 8:30-11 p.m. and will feature mixers and dances that newcomers…

Reminder: Terrace HS band performing in Hot Java Cool Jazz concert March 15

Jazz bands from Edmonds-Woodway and Mountlake Terrace high schools will be participating in a swinging, music-filled evening March 15 at Starbucks 24th Annual Hot Java Cool Jazz concert. Other participating bands include Mount Si, Roosevelt and Garfield high schools. All proceeds from concert ticket sales will go to the performing school music programs. Since 1995,…

Reminder: March 9 ‘Learn to Laugh’ comedy night to fund EdCC scholarships

The Edmonds Chamber Foundation is hosting a “Learn to Laugh” comedy night fundraiser on Saturday, March 9, at the Wade James Theater. Proceeds from the show will go toward scholarships for Edmonds Community College students. “It is named ‘Learn to Laugh’ because the proceeds go to fund scholarships for students who plan to study business, health care or…

DeMiero Jazz Fest set for March 7-9

North Sound Church and the Edmonds Center for the Arts will host the 43rd annual DeMiero Jazz Festival March 7-9 in downtown Edmonds. This music education event brings in more than 65 jazz choirs from middle school, high school, college and community groups, for a non-competitive, inspiring chance to perform and work with professional jazz artists. Daytime performances, master classes and…