It’s been 50 years since the Beatles first appeared on the Ed Sullivan show and took contemporary music in a completely new direction. We wouldn’t have so many of our beloved music groups without them! To celebrate and honor the Beatles, the Friday Harbor Film Festival is hosting a fun-filled evening of film and music. Come dressed in your favorite outfit from the 60s; we will have prizes for the best costumes! And of course, come ready to sing and dance along to those classic songs we all know and love.
Ticket price includes two glasses of beer or wine, unlimited non-alcoholic beverages, and heavy appetizers, all provided by some of our favorite local restaurants. There will also be a live auction featuring items such as passes to the film festival, a Pedego electric bike, a week’s stay on Kauai or weekend in Seattle, a weekend of sailing the San Juans, a 3-hour boat tour for you and your 30 closest friends, and much more.
The Friday Harbor Film Festival is primarily funded by donations, so come out, have some fun and do some good! Tickets are available at the Friday Harbor Film Festival office located at 10 First St. or call 298-1939.
Admission: $50 per person, $85 per couple
Date/Time: Saturday, March 29 from 6-9 p.m.
Location: San Juan Island Grange, 152 N. First St.
The best of British theater from the London stage is now in Friday Harbor! SJCT joins more than 1,900 theaters in 64 countries that record the live transmissions via a satellite feed and then present them to theater audiences.
The National Theatre’s original stage production of War Horse will be broadcast live from London’s West End to cinemas.
Since its first performance at the National Theatre in 2007, War Horse has become an international smash hit, capturing the imagination of four million people around the world.
Based on Michael Morpurgo’s novel and adapted for the stage by Nick Stafford, War Horse takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of First World War France. Filled with stirring music and songs, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing life-size puppets by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage.
Buy your tickets here or call 360-378-3210.
Admission: Adults $20 ($18 for members at box office only). students $10
Dates/Times: Sat. March 22 at 7 p.m. and Sun. April 6 at 2 p.m.
Location: San Juan Community Theatre, 100 2nd St. N.
Doreen Castle leads this two day event.
Tile Stories (Day 1) - Tile stories are perfect canvases for quirky expression. Explore a fanciful narrative or create a design or image of your choice. We’ll sculpt polymer in relief over ceramic tiles.
Whimsical Creatures & Beasts (Day 2) - Make a Mermaid, an Owl man, or any creature or beast your imagination can concoct. Using our bohemian brains we’ll create creatures like no others!
For more information and to register, visit WildAtHeartStudios.com.
Admission: $260 per person; after January 1, $310 per person
Location: Friday Harbor Grange, First Street
See the full 2013 – 2014 season listing below
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 Live productions inside the Whittier Theatre (see schedule below). SJCT joins more than 1,900 theaters in 64 countries that will record the live transmissions via a satellite feed and then present them to theater audiences.
This new partnership, including purchasing new sound, satellite and projector equipment, was made possible thanks to a bequest from the late Dodie Gann.
“Our new high definition projector and the amazing sound upgrades bring the world stage into our community,” said SJCT Artistic Director Susan Williams. “Watching the most exciting talents in the world perform with the Met and National Theatre is an experience you won’t forget.”
Tickets for the 2013-2014 season of The Met: Live in HD and National Theatre Live will be available for sale in the SJCT box office and on-line beginning August 21.
The Met: Live in HD and National Theatre Live 2013-2014
Monday, September 9 * .……National Theatre Live: The Audience featuring Helen Mirren
Monday, September 30………National Theatre Live: Othello
Sunday, October 6……………..The Met: Live in HD Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky)
Sunday, November 3 .……..…The Met: Live in HD The Nose (Shostakovich)
Monday, November 4 .…….…National Theatre Live: Macbeth featuring Kenneth Branagh
Sunday, November 17 ………The Met: Live in HD Tosca (Puccini)
Sunday, December 29 ……….The Met: Live in HD Falstaff (Verdi)
Monday, February 10 …..…….National Theatre Live: Coriolanus
Sunday, February 16 .…..……The Met: Live in HD Rusalka (Dvorák)
Sunday, March 16…….…..……The Met: Live in HD Prince Igor (Borodin)
Monday, March 31 …….….…..The Met: Live in HD Werther (Massenet)
Sunday, April 13……………..….The Met: Live in HD La Bohéme (Puccini)
Sunday, May 25……….…….….The Met: Live in HD Cosí Fan Tutte (Mozart)
Sunday, June 8……….…..….…The Met: Live in HD Cenerentola (Rossini)
*Monday Events: 7 pm………….Sunday Events: 2 pm
Since moving to the island from California three years ago, Sue (former Principal Clarinetist of the La Jolla Symphony) set out to uncover the many island musical talents she’d heard so much about. For this edition of Melodious Notes, Sue is happy to collaborate with pianists Dorothy Baker, Carol Hooper, Grisha Krivchenia and Sonja Zarek; flutist Pam Stewart; bassoonist Pat Nelson and cellist Sasha von Dassow.
Sue’s goal has been to create a “not your typical” chamber concert that presents a variety of what she calls “unique bites of great music.” The program this time around expands the horizons to include works by Haydn, Mendelssohn, Chabrier, Piazzola, Tchaikovsky and Dutilleaux. Plus, our own island composers-Richard Hieronymus and Grisha Krivchenia- will have their works presented.
“The musicians have had so much fun doing this,” said Sue. “Our island audiences have been so loving and appreciative!”
Buy your tickets NOW at www.sjctheatre.org or call 360-378-3210.
Admission: Adults $17, Student reserved $8, RUSH $5
Date/Time: Sat. March 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: San Juan Community Theatre, 100 2nd St. N