Chamber group to tell Anne Frank’s story in “Annelies” May 17 at Trinity Lutheran

James Whitbourn’s “Annelies”, a moving, full-length choral work based on Anne Frank’s “The Diary of a Young Girl.” will be performed by reSound, a Northwest Chamber Ensemble at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lynnwood on Friday, May 17. The Lynnwood concert will be the first of three performances of this piece by Trinity’s choir-in-residence. In recent…

Beer lovers, rejoice: Hemlock State Brewing to open in Mountlake Terrace May 17

Beer lovers will have another reason to love Mountlake Terrace as the much-anticipated opening of Hemlock State Brewing Company is set for Friday, May 17. The taphouse, owned by friends and brewers Mark Dunford, Jerret Botch and Michael Ernst and located on the southeast corner of 236th Street Southwest and 56th Avenue West in Mountlake…

Review: Royal India Cuisine in Lynnwood – it just gets better

I have mixed emotions. I do love share good news and encourage locals to check out the great cuisine offered at restaurants in the community. But when we arrived at Royal India Cuisine recently, well past the standard lunch hour, it was still packed! Only one parking space left. “Wonder what’s up,” said my spouse….

Sponsor spotlight: Jazz Connection set for May 18 in downtown Edmonds

Edmonds residents and visitors have long enjoyed the annual Edmonds Jazz Connection in May of each year. This year’s Connection, to be held on on May 18, marks the 19th anniversary of the Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary Club’s signature event.  Once again, student jazz musicians from schools around Western Washington will gather in three venues in…

May 3 fundraiser to help Edmonds CC Salsa Band travel to Puerto Rico

The Edmonds Community College Jazz and Salsa Band students will travel to San Juan, Puerto Rico, in January to listen to and learn la musica salsa from world-renowned salsa musicians during the San Sebastian Street Festival, one of the largest festivals in Puerto Rico. “These opportunities to experience Caribbean music and culture first hand are…

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…