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San Juan Island Artists’ Studio Tour – May 31 & June 1

Join us for the 23rd annual San Juan Island Artists’ Studio Tour. This event is a self-guided tour of 13 working studios, with 39 participating artists. These artists are mutually supportive of one another and are using this special weekend to open up their personal studio spaces to the public. The free event celebrates the […]

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The Met: Live in HD – May 25, Cosi Fan Tutte

Whittier Theatre See the full 2013 – 2014 season listing below Adults $20 Student Reserved $10 The Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live opera and the best of British theater from the London stage are now coming to Friday Harbor. San Juan Community Theatre will be presenting The Met: Live in HD and National Theatre […]

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Spring Musical – Annie – May 9-24

After being the first musical to hit the San Juan Community Theater stage in 1989, it seemed only appropriate to celebrate the 25th anniversary season with the ever-loving Annie!  Director Susan Williams has cast more than 30 islanders in this play based on the comic strip character, Little Orphan Annie (played by 9-year-old ElsaDora Arendt). Her […]

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Orca Greeting Ceremony Dinner and Auction – May 9

Each summer, our resident pods of orca whales come together in what are called “greeting ceremonies.” In this spirit, the Whale Museum invites all orca supporters to our 8th Annual Celebration of the “Orca Greeting Ceremony.” This fundraising dinner and auction will be held on Friday, May 9 at Brickworks in Friday Harbor. The evening will […]

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Salish Sea Early Music Festival – May 3

The fourth annual Salish Sea Early Music Festival presents four programs of chamber music from 1550 through 1850 on Lopez, Orcas, San Juan and Vashon Islands and in Tacoma, Bellingham and Seattle with some of the finest performers of early music on period instruments from the Northwest, elsewhere in the United States and Germany. We’re celebrating the 300th birthday of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach in many of our programs. […]

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Whale Museum’s Marine Naturalist Training Program – May 3-25

Ever wanted to take a step toward working with the wildlife of the San Juans? Or would you just like to learn more about the amazing place we live and all the marine mammals that inhabit it? Check out the Whale Museum’s Marine Naturalist training program. The course is endorsed by the Pacific Whale Watch […]

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Grammy Nominee Ruthie Foster – May 2

Ruthie Foster returns to the San Juan Community Theatre, bringing her heated blend of soul, blues, rock, folk and gospel. She has been nominated for two Grammy awards. Her list of achievements include Best Female Vocalist in 2007, 2008 and 2013 from the Austin Music Awards, a 2012 and 2009 Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary […]

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History Lives Here Heritage Month – May 1-31

Each year the Town of Friday Harbor celebrates local history by coordinating a month-long calendar of  local history events including guided tours, history talks, and special events at historic sites. Most of the events are free and open to local residents and island visitors alike. Get to know people and events that make Friday Harbor […]

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