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Comedy show in Edmonds to benefit Edmonds CC

“Learn to Laugh Comedy Night,” a benefit for Edmonds Community College, is 7 p.m. Saturday, March 9. It's at the Wade James Theater, 950 Main St., Edmonds. You can get tickets at Brown Paper...


DeMiero Jazz Fest returns for 43rd year in Edmonds

The North Sound Church and the Edmonds Center for the Arts will host the 43rd annual DeMiero Jazz Festival March 7-9 in Edmonds. This music education event brings in more than 65 jazz choirs from... Full story


Cascade Symphony to perform ‘Petrushka’ concert March 11

Cellist Nathan Chan will be the featured soloist when the Cascade Symphony Orchestra – under the direction of maestro Michael Miropolsky – performs “Petrushka, a Puppet’s Life,” featuring the...


New exhibits at Edmonds Library and Frances Anderson Center

The Edmonds Arts Commission features mixed-media book art creations by local Belltown Book Arts group in the Frances Anderson Center display Case (700 Main St.) and fine photography by Lynnwood...


2 new 'On the Fence' art installations in Edmonds

Through April, “Almost Gone, But Not Forgotten” by Angie Hinojos Yusuf is on exhibit on the Main Street fence at the Frances Anderson Playfield. In addition, “Welcome, Immigrants” by Elise... Full story


‘Painters of the Northwest’ lecture at Cascadia March 2

Cascadia Art Museum presents a lecture on its featured exhibition, “Painters of the Northwest: Impressionism to Modernism, 1900-1940,” 10 a.m. Saturday, March 2. John Impert, author of the exhibit... Full story

 By Jesse Blair    A&E    February 20, 2019

In Edmonds: A story as large as the universe itself

Edmonds Driftwood Players’ new show, “Silent Sky,” is a thought-provoking, fluidly performed true story based on female astronomers who made significant scientific contributions in the early 20t... Full story

 By Jesse Blair    A&E    February 8, 2019

Different endings, same result: Another solid production

The Phoenix Theatre’s presentation of Alan Ayckbourn’s “It Could Be Any One of Us” is an ambitious display, blending extensive dialogue, eccentric characters, British accents and alternate endings into a play that runs for nearly two and a ha...

 By Jesse Blair    A&E    February 8, 2019

‘Silent Sky’: ‘It’s not just a guy’s world’

Director Eric Bischoff hopes his new show at Driftwood Theater, “Silent Sky,” will open some eyes. “This is about three forgotten female astronomers in the early part of the 20th century from about 1900 to 1920,” he said. “It’s about how... Full story

 By Jesse Blair    A&E    January 25, 2019

Pelindaba Lavender owner Lisa Reddick writes ‘The Same River’

Lisa Reddick’s new novel, “The Same River,” was birthed at a workshop that focused on how to use fiction to talk about social and economic change. “It’s doing very well, and I’m really proud of it,” said Reddick, a longtime Edmonds resi... Full story


Edmonds Martin Luther King Jr. tribute: Bringing community together

“Always fight with love,” the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. told us. On Monday in Edmonds, MLK Day, a group of citizens came together to highlight the lessons that King taught us, the most central...


Cascadia Art Museum in Edmonds has 3 new exhibits

Cascadia Art Museum has three new exhibits that debuted Jan. 17. “Painters of the Northwest: Impressionism to Modernism, 1900-1940” Focusing on a variety of early modern artists active primarily in Washington and Oregon, this exhibition presents... Full story

 By Jesse Blair    A&E    January 10, 2019

In a galaxy far away, what can go wrong?

Driftwood Players Theater of Intriguing Possibilities (TIPs) kicks off the new year with the world premiere of “Red Planet Blue,” a sci-fi play written by local playwright James Lyle. “It’s... Full story

 By Brian Soergel    A&E    December 7, 2018

Edmonds’ Paddle Pilgrim: Kayaking the fjords of Norway

There’s no quit in Edmonds’ “Paddle Pilgrim,” David Ellingson. At age 70, Ellingson has just released his latest book, “Paddle Pilgrim: Kayaking the Fjords of Norway,” his follow-up to...


3 acts performing for annual Celtic Christmas concert

This year’s Celtic Christmas concert at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church concert, “Stille Nacht (Silent Night”) features a varied program of European- and Celtic-infused Christmas music featuring... Full story


Sno-King Community Choral performing 'Dreamweaver'

The 100-voice Sno-King Community Chorale has its annual “Holiday Magic” concert Saturday, Dec. 8, at Edmonds Center for the Arts. There will be two shows. The chorale, under the direction of...


Cascade Symphony Orchestra to perform 2 ‘Holiday Pops’ concerts

Washington trumpeter George Steward will be the featured soloist when the Cascade Symphony Orchestra – under the direction of Michael Miropolsky – performs the “Holiday Pops Concert” on two...

 By Jesse Blair    A&E    November 30, 2018

Peter Pan, before he never grew up

You already know the story of Peter Pan. A young boy who never grows up, a menacing Captain Hook, a fairy named Tinker Bell, mermaids, a group of lost boys, and a faraway world called Neverland. But... Full story


Gothard Sisters pause for a photo shoot in Edmonds

The Gothard Sisters of Edmonds – Greta, Solana and Willow – took a break from their annual Celtic holiday show rehearsals so the Edmonds Beacon could get fresh photos of the local celebrities....


Zany ‘Twist of the Magi’ returns to Edmonds

“Twist of the Magi” returns to the Phoenix Theatre in Edmonds this holiday season. Written by Debra Rich Gettleman, the play starts with O'Henry's classic short story, "Gift of the...


Diversity Commission Commission film Saturday at Edmonds Theater

Coinciding with Native-American heritage month, and the first time in history that Native-American women were elected to Congress, the Edmonds Diversity Film Series offers a free screening of the...


Edmonds 2018 Scarecrow contest winners honored

The winners of the 2018 Edmonds Scarecrow Festival were recognized and honored Nov. 5 at a reception at Edmonds Historical Museum. An annual event, the Edmonds Scarecrow Festival combines creativity... Full story


Holiday Market opens Saturday in Edmonds

The city of Edmonds’ Holiday Market – the third of the year after the Edmonds Historical Museum’s Garden and Summer markets – opens it fourth season Saturday, Nov. 10, on Fifth Avenue North in front of City Hall. It will be held six Saturdays...

 By David Brewster    A&E    November 2, 2018

Recommendations: New and forthcoming nonfiction | Fresh Reads

Several readers (and one editor) of my previous column on new fiction books asked for a follow-up piece on new and forthcoming nonfiction titles that the Edmonds Bookshop staff are anticipating will...


'Shruti Ghatak: Displacements’ opens Nov. 9 in Shoreline

From her native India, to New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, and now Washington, artist Shruti Ghatak traveled over 8,000 miles in a voyage that began with a degree in science and emerged over the years to a focused study of art and detailed... Full story


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