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PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Bears lose two to the Seals and take two from the Blaze

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 16:20

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Now in her third year(!) with more great work is our youngest-ever Contributor – 13-year old Isabel Herbruger – Local Girl Scout, 4-H member, and aspiring photojournalist. We encourage residents of all ages to submit stories and photos for posting – for consideration, please email yours to editor@b-townblog.com!]

Photos and Story by Isabel Herbruger, age 13

The Highline Bears lost two games against the San Francisco Seals on Thursday and Friday, but came back to win two against the Langley Blaze on Saturday.

They are now 5-8 for the season (three games were canceled due to rain).

The Bears are at a tournament in Grand Forks B.C. this week.

Click images to see larger versions/slideshow:

The Seals steal second.

#24 Alex Sisley hit a double late in the game.

One of many runs scored during one inning by the Bears

#23 Marco Calderon at bat.

#26 Chris Glahn pitching.

Inning ending out at second.

The Blaze helped the Bears out with a few errors.

#26 Chris Glahn pitching mid-game.

#17 Edgar Harrell

There are lots more photos and stories at Highline Bears by Isabel.

Thank you for your time and consideration,
– Isabel

 

TICKETS
Tickets to Highline Bears home games are just $5 per person, and kids 12 and under – as well as all active/former service men & women – are admitted FREE! Tickets are available at the gate.

The next B-Town Beat Music and Art Walk will be Friday, July 7

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 09:45

The next B-Town Beat Music and Art Walk will be held from 6 – 9 p.m. on Friday, July 7 in downtown Burien on SW 152nd Street between 4th and 10th Ave SW.

As usual, businesses will display some of Burien’s best local artists and friends.

Be sure to visit the new fantasies in the Art Alley on SW 153rd Place if you haven’t already:

See a map of the Artists at www.B-Townbeat.com

REMINDER: Brunch + LIVE commentary with ‘The Maury Island Incident’ Sunday!

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 14:46

REMINDER: Enjoy a unique, tasty and fun ‘Sunday Brunch with The Maury Island Incident’ tomorrow morning – Sunday, June 25 starting at 11 a.m. – at The Tin Theater!

Tickets are $25 each and will be available at the door, and include a buffet style brunch, along with a one-of-a-kind screening of the locally-produced, award-winning 30-minute film AND a reception with filmmakers afterwards.

In addition to a nice brunch, you’ll get to view a special, one-of-a-kind screening of the locally-produced, award-winning film ‘The Maury Island Incident’ with LIVE Commentary by Director/Producer Scott Schaefer, Writer/Producer Steve Edmiston, and Actor John Patrick Lowrie (who played J. Edgar Hoover in the film).

This ‘Mystery Science Theatre 3000’-style presentation is part of the Burien Film Festival, and will include behind-the-scenes stories, humor and fun facts, all while enjoying the Burien Cult Classic.

For more info:

Burien Pride crowd exceeds expectations, $8,000 donated to local charities

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 10:49

Supporters of Burien’s first-ever Pride celebration (The B-Town Blog was a Sponsor) came out in droves to celebrate at Burien Town Square Park on Saturday, June 3, and $8,000 was raised for local charities.

Organizers announced that more than 3,000 people attended the 12-hour Pride celebration, which included kid-family programming, performances by 80s cover band the Aqua-Nets, Ms. Donnatella Howe and Tru St. James, and a beer garden in the middle of the Square.

“It’s impossible not to dance when the Aqua-Nets take the stage,” said Laurel Humphrey, Burien Pride committee member.

Organizers say they expected approximately 300-500 attendees, but were pleasantly surprised by the crowd size that continued to swell throughout the day’s programming and into the evening’s performances.

“We are so pleased that Burien residents and our neighbors embraced us for our first-ever Burien Pride celebration,” Burien Pride committee member Debra George said. “The support is there and businesses, organizations and community partners are already signing up to sponsor our event next year. This annual event is sure to continue to grow in a positive way for years to come, and we thank you.”

Committee members invite Burien Pride supporters near and far to celebrate 4th of July by walking with them in the Burien Independence Day Parade, now in its 96th year. The parade begins at 3 p.m. and runs approximately two hours. More information on the event is located on the Discover Burien website and contingency information can be found on Burien Pride’s Facebook event page.

Sponsors of Burien Pride included Gay City, BECU, Umpqua Bank, Burien Actors Theater, Burien Nursing and Rehabilitation, and South Seattle Community College. Family-friendly programming ran from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. with FREE admission to the public. Proceeds from the event benefited Burien C.A.R.E.S., a local Burien animal non-profit organization, and Seattle LGBT youth program Camp Ten Trees (a total of $4,000 was donated to each organization).

Additional sponsors included: The B-Town Blog, Seattle Women’s Pride, The Seattle Lesbian, Pit Stop Bottle Shop, RES Graphics, The Aqua-Nets, and Black Zia Cantina.

CLIFF’S EDGE: I turn 80 today

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 09:49

I turn 80 today, and I recall doubting I would ever be able to say that. Now the date arrives, I’m still here, and it doesn’t seem like such a big deal.

Like you, I know our population as a whole is living longer. Individually, then, I arrive at another decade marker and realize I’ve just been carried along on humanity’s life stream and here we are.

So now what? Ninety?

My life’s pace has slowed enough that I’m either blessed – or cursed – with the time to contemplate questions such as that.

So often, we think of aging in terms of deterioration, of what we’re losing in terms of health, for example, or, comfort. Or just in the struggle to keep up with such a rapidly changing world. Do I want another 10 years of all that?

But we also can think of aging in terms of what we’re gaining with added time.

My wife and I lost a son at a far-too-young an age. We have also gained six grandchildren at what at times seemed a far-too-young an age for us. Now, at 80, we could feasibly acquire a great-grandchild. Wow, how great might that be?
Abruptly, we also have gained another span of time with old friends and all that comes along with that.

And ever so often, along comes yet another new friend, and our interests and knowledge expand through that relationship. Why would we want to deny ourselves that acquisition?

So, let’s blow out the candles and go for another 10!

Stealing a line from Monty Python, “Now for something completely different…,” I was surprised and pleased to receive quick responses to my inaugural column. You blog readers seem more inclined to weigh in on topics than those talking back to newspaper columnists or radio commentators. Thanks, so much, and I’ll consider regularly all that you have to say.

Cliff Rowe is a retired journalist and journalism professor. (He practiced both in a time before journalists and what they produced were considered “enemies of the people.”) He and his family have lived in the Shorewood area of White Center (then Burien) since 1969 when they returned to the Northwest after seven years in the Chicago area. There, following graduate school, he wrote and edited with the Chicago Sun-Times and with Paddock Publications in the Chicago suburbs. On moving here, he was with The Seattle Times for 11 years before turning to teaching journalism at Pacific Lutheran University for 35 years, retiring in 2015.

Burien Film Fest’s first-ever ‘International Film Crawl’ is FREE this Saturday

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 15:16

Enjoy the Burien Film Festival’s first-ever ‘International Film Crawl’ for FREE this Saturday, June 24, from 4 – 8 p.m.:

Here’s the schedule:

  1. St. Elizabeth Episcopal Church (1005 SW 152nd St.):
    • St. John Room (in main church): “When We Were Young”
    • Annex: “Pale Blue Dot”
  2. Parallel Public Works (15223 Ambaum Blvd. SW): “City Lights”
  3. Marlaina’s Back Room (642 SW 152nd St.): “No Exit”
  4. BeYoga Burien (636-B SW 152nd St.): “Iran, Surrealism and Theocracy”

For more info:

Get your tickets now for Burien Actors Theatre’s upcoming 2017-18 season!

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 13:47

It’s almost here – Burien Actors Theatre’s 2017-18 season, which promises to be fanatical, amazing and wildly entertaining!

Don’t miss your chance to get season tickets HERE.

Here’s what’s up at BAT:

BAT’s Season Opening Gala – September 16, 2017, from 6 to 9 pm.

Join BAT as we celebrate a new season with fun, food, beverages, and a sneak peak at what’s coming up in BAT’s season. GET YOUR GALA TICKETS HERE.

This wonderful evening is the kickoff of a a season that will amaze and entertain. It is also a chance to help BAT “raise the royalties.” Your donation, early in the season, lets BAT pay for the rights to produce the shows in the season. DONATE HERE When it comes to producing plays, it is strictly pay before you play!

Special musical guest Allan Loucks rounds out the evening.

Right after the Season Opening Gala, the season is off and running! First up:

“Ben Butler” by Richard Strand, a comedy-historical drama

Sept. 29, 2017 through Oct. 22, 2017
Friday, Saturday at 8 pm, and Sunday matinees at 2 pm

Two quick-witted men, one black and one white, and their innate stubbornness radically change the course of U.S. history and the purpose of the North’s cause. This look at a key decision in the Civil War is part comedy, part historical drama and part biography, often all at once, and sometimes none of those. A simultaneously thought-provoking and sidesplitting story of equality and the politics of race in America. Northwest premiere.

Get your tickets HERE, or send an email with your request to: tickets@burienactorstheatre.org.

Next:

“The Christmas Carol Rag” by Norman Allen, a musical comedy

Nov. 24, 2017 through Dec. 17, 2017
Friday, Saturday at 8 pm, and Sunday matinees at 2 pm

In this delightfully irreverent musical take on the Dickens classic, Ebenezer Scrooge has been recast as an embittered woman named Evelyn and moved to 1911 New York City. Evelyn runs her New York City sweatshop with an iron fist, but slowly opens her heart when visited by a Yiddish-spouting Ghost of Christmas Past and a gospel-wailing Ghost of Christmas Present.

Get your tickets HERE, or send an email with your request to:tickets@burienactorstheatre.org.

Up third:

“Rapture, Blister, Burn” by Gina Gionfriddo, a comedy

Feb. 16, 2018 through March 11, 2018
Friday, Saturday at 8 pm, and Sunday matinees at 2 pm

An intensely smart and immensely funny comedy about life, love, and the grass being greener on the other side of the fence. Catherine wants what her friend Gwen has: a husband and children. Gwen wants to be what Catherine is: a famous academic and cultural pundit. Toss in Catherine’s feisty mother, a young former stripper, Gwen’s flawed husband, feminist theory, Dr. Phil and lots of martinis for a bumpy and hilarious ride. A Pulitzer Prize finalist.

Get your tickets HERE, or send an email with your request to: tickets@burienactorstheatre.org.

Completing the season for the home run:

“Church and State” by Jason Odell Williams, a fast-paced dramedy

Apr. 27, 2018 through May 20, 2018
Friday, Saturday at 8 pm, and Sunday matinees at 2 pm

It’s three days before Charles Whitmore’s Senate re-election and he’s decided to finally tell the public exactly what’s on his mind, no filter. What could possibly go wrong, particularly when faith, politics, gun control and ‘The Twitter’ mix it up? Northwest premiere.

Get your tickets HERE, or send an email with your request to: tickets@burienactorstheatre.org.

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Bears are still a lot of fun to watch

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 13:13

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Now in her third year(!) with more great work is our youngest-ever Contributor – 13-year old Isabel Herbruger – Local Girl Scout, 4-H member, and aspiring photojournalist. We encourage residents of all ages to submit stories and photos for posting – for consideration, please email yours to editor@b-townblog.com!]

Photos and Story by Isabel Herbruger, age 13

The Highline Bears have had a rough start this season. Last year, June was often canceled because of rain. This year, the Bears are playing but unable to win a lot. They have won three of the eleven scheduled games.

The games are still a lot of fun to watch with some great comebacks and some close losses in the last innings.

Each home game a player from the other team is picked as the “Hot Dog Hitter” of the game. If they strike out, everyone in the stands gets a coupon for a free 7-Eleven Big Bite Hotdog. There are also lots of field games kids can sign up for, like the pizza box race.

Here are photos from the game against the Kitsap Bluejackets on June 11, 2017. The Bears won one and lost one to them (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Before first pitch, different locals sing the anthem.

Before first pitch, different locals sing the anthem.

Even the neighbors get into the games. They play great music and cheer on the team when they hit home runs.

Here are photos from the winning game against the Thurston County Senators on June 13, 2017:

Warming up before the Senators game on June 13, 2017.

Opening Pitcher against the Senators on June 13, 2017.

Senator player Keenen, the hot dog hitter of the game, later scored on the Bears.

This Senator got himself into a pickle and was tagged out.

Pizza race on the field.

And finally here are from the tough loss to the Seattle Studs June 20, 2017, in Tacoma:

Opening Pitcher against the Studs on June 20, 2017.

This Stud got into a pickle and was able to escape.

Relief pitcher against the Studs.

There are lots more Bear photos at Highline Bears by Isabel where you can follow the team.

The next home games are this Thursday and Friday night against the San Francisco Seals.

Thank you for your time and consideration,
– Isabel H.

TICKETS
Tickets to Highline Bears home games are just $5 per person, and kids 12 and under – as well as all active/former service men & women – are admitted FREE! Tickets are available at the gate or online here:

https://highlinebears.com/schedule-tickets/

UPCOMING HOME GAMES

Thr, 22 Jun 17 San Francisco Seals Steve Cox Memorial 7:05 pm Buy Tickets Fri, 23 Jun 17 San Francisco Seals Steve Cox Memorial 7:05 pm Buy Tickets Sat, 1 Jul 17 Kent Bulldogs Steve Cox Memorial 7:05 pm Buy Tickets

Burien Parks releases its 2017 ‘Music (& Theatre) In The Park’ lineups!

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 09:36

The City of Burien Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services released its 2017 lineup for both ‘Music In The Park’ and ‘Theatre In The Park’ FREE summer events.

‘Music In The Park’ will be held on Thursday nights starting July 13, and ‘Theatre In The Park’ will begin July 22.

MUSIC IN THE PARK STARTS JULY 13
Thursday Night Concerts are held from 6:30–8 p.m. at
Lake Burien School Park (SW 148th and 16th Ave SW): THEATRE IN THE PARK STARTS JULY 22
The 14/48 Projects Presents:

Coyote Stories
The mischievous Coyote encounters many different animals along his path, and delights in misleading and deceiving them.

  • Saturday, July 22, 2 p.m.
    Dottie Harper Park (421 SW 146th St.)
  • Saturday, July 29, 2 p.m.
    New Start High School Garden (614 SW 120th St.)

Burien Arts Association and GreenStage Presents

Shakespeare in the Park
Lake Burien School Park 14640 18th Ave SW:

  • Saturday, July 29, 7 p.m.
    Comedy of Errors
  • Saturday, Aug 5, 7 p.m.
    Richard II

More info at www.burienarts.org.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

ON RAINY EVENINGS
Please call 206.988.3700 after 5 p.m. to learn if a concert has been relocated. Theatre is rain or shine.

Kick-off the Burien Film Fest FREE with old silent cartoons & live music Thursday

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 09:40

Kick-off the 2017 Burien Film Festival for FREE with old school silent animations with live musical accompaniment in Dottie Harper Park this Thursday night, June 22, starting at 9 p.m.

Nine short films will be shown on a 26-foot screen, and also projected on the surrounding trees!

Musical accompaniment will be by some of the region’s most talented musicians.

“This is an experience beyond!”

The groups:

  • The Aubergine String Quartet
  • Korby Sears and Clark Battle
  • Ryan Burns, Hans Teuber, Geoff Harper, Jacques Willis

Dottie Harper Park is located at 421 SW 146th Street:

July issue of Sunset Magazine features great profile about Burien

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 11:28

Writer Heather Hansman profiled Burien for the July, 2017 issue of Sunset Magazine, which should be on newsstands now.

The profile – which starts on page 28 – highlights B-Town’s local arts, businesses like the Tin Room Bar & Theater, Page 2 Books and others, as well as our natural gem Seahurst Park.

“The former resort town turned suburb is now home to ceramists, upcyclers, and chefs, giving the four-block hub a decidedly Brooklyn bent,” Heather wrote.

BTB Founder/Publisher Scott Schaefer helped with background info way back in March for this story.

FYI…as far as we know, there is no online version of this story on the magazine’s website yet.

Wild Strawberry Festival kicked off Saturday; continues with Car Show today

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 10:44

Story & Photos by Katalia Alexander

Saturday, June 17 in Downtown Burien was the Annual Wild Strawberry Festival.

At the event, Burien citizens enjoyed a variety of different activities, including music, dance, and other performances, games, and other special events. Many local groups and organizations also set up booths that people can visit for information, giveaways, activities, or items to purchase.

The types of booths at the festival ranges from those selling handmade jewelry to churches to community theater groups and more. Dozens of local organizations and artisans ae present at the Strawberry Festival, so there is something for everyone. There are also several food trucks selling a variety of products, including the famous strawberry shortcake sold by the Burien Arts Association.

Though the many groups that are a part of the Strawberry Festival are all different, they do share a common purpose in being there: to interact with the local community and show people what a wide variety of events and opportunity exist in Burien. One group at the festival is the Environmental Science Center, which hosts a booth that has games to teach outdoor environmental education to children. They say that the Strawberry Festival is a great way to meet local families and to promote the Center’s free family programs. These programs include Open House Saturdays at Seahurst Park, held every Saturday during the summer from 10-noon where families can learn about local plants and wildlife, and the Tidepools for Tots program, held the first and third Wednesdays of each month during the summer, also at Seahurst Park.

Many other groups at the Strawberry Festival agreed that it was a great place to interact with the community. Many churches host booths at the event. One of these churches is Hope Christian Community, located at 632 SW 143rd Street in Burien. A spokesperson for the church said they came to the festival to “share the love of Jesus with the community” and to serve people at the festival through prayer, free water bottles, and face painting for the children. They also handed out flyers with information about the church and about the free soccer camp they are hosting later in the month.

Overall, the Wild Strawberry Festival is a great community event that has something for everyone to enjoy. The festival continues with the Father’s Day Car Show on Sunday, June 18 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

REMINDER: It’s Wild Strawberry Festival weekend, and here’s the schedule!

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 12:00

REMINDER: It’s Wild Strawberry Festival & Father’s Day Car Show weekend!

Festivities start at and around Burien Town Square Park on Saturday, June 17 (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.), and Sunday, June 18 (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.).

You’ll enjoy a weekend filled with fun, with a variety of live entertainment, food booths, crafts, and exhibits – and don’t forget to get some fresh strawberry shortcake!

On Sunday, bring Dad to the Father’s Day Car Show and Chili Cook-off next to Town Square on SW 152nd Street.

Both events are FREE, and Town Square Park is located at SW 152nd Street & 5th Place SW.

Sunday’s Car show is now in its 14th year, and is the perfect date with Dad. Beautifully restored classic cars and their present-day cousins line SW 152nd Street in downtown Burien.

Don’t miss out on the festivities for all events that weekend including activities for all ages: the Touch-A-Truck, a variety of vendors, Food, Music, Performers, the Chili-Cook-Off and of course the great cars!

Here’s the schedule:

For more information about the Festival schedule, entertainment schedule, activities, Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast visit www.burienstrawberryfestival.org. For more information on the Father’s Day Car Show visit www.discoverburien.org.

Photo from the 2015 Mural Masters event courtesy Elston Hill.

MURAL MASTERS IN THE ART ALLEY
Also, be sure to drop by the Art Alley (between SW 152nd & SW 153rd just south of Town Square Park) for the 3rd annual NW Mural Masters event this weekend, featuring several local graffiti and street artists from the Northwest and beyond!

Some of the artists include They Drift, Hews, Tars, 179, Apaul, Sneke, and more.

There will be live painting on Saturday and Sunday, including a wall for kids to paint.

Here’s a video from the 2015 event, courtesy John White and Shelli Park:

ABOUT DISCOVER BURIEN
The Discover Burien Association is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation working on economic development, business recruitment & retention, education, promotion and marketing of the Burien community. We are a membership based organization, but do not limit our services to only members, we include the entire Burien business community. We work with Burien businesses to find solutions to their problems to help educate or direct to resources that are available. We also work as a liaison between businesses and city hall to help streamline issues.

More info at http://discoverburien.org.

CLIFF’S EDGE: A new column premieres

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 08:00

As I age there seems to be less interest in my opinion, starting at home with my wife and extending on to children, grandchildren, neighbors, clerks and so on.

I’m learning to deal with it, but it still hurts. That’s why it was so wonderful the other day when Scott Schaefer, who runs this B-town Blog offered me the opportunity to write a weekly column in this space.

He showed a lot of courage in extending that offer, and I displayed barely sustained excitement in accepting it.

I’ve had weekly columns published in newspapers before, most recently in the suburbs of Chicago prior to moving in 1969 with the family to the Burien area where we have lived since.

Now 48 years later, I find I have a few things left to say, and theres a guy who’s giving me the opportunity to say them. It’s a blessing, even if no one chooses to pay attention to it.

The column I set aside in returning to the Pacific Northwest was titled “Cliff’s Edge.” The title had no special significance. My writing seldom was what I would describe as “edgy.”

As I recall my editor at the time thought it was clever. Or maybe I’m the one who thought it was clever. Memories fade.

Anyway, with Mr. Schaefer’s blessing, I’ll unearth that title and transplant in this new medium (for me) of blogging.

I’ll be writing mostly about what I routinely encounter around here and my thoughts regarding. Perhaps you’ll find an interest in my musings. I’ll certainly have an interest in yours.

Cliff Rowe is a retired journalist and journalism professor. (He practiced both in a time before journalists and what they produced were considered “enemies of the people.”) He and his family have lived in the Shorewood area of White Center (then Burien) since 1969 when they returned to the Northwest after seven years in the Chicago area. There, following graduate school, he wrote and edited with the Chicago Sun-Times and with Paddock Publications in the Chicago suburbs. On moving here, he was with The Seattle Times for 11 years before turning to teaching journalism at Pacific Lutheran University for 35 years, retiring in 2015.

Burien’s 96th annual Independence Day Parade will follow a new route this year

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 15:52

Proudly in its 96th year, the City of Burien’s 4th of July Independence Day parade is the oldest and one of the best attended in King County, and this year it will follow a new route.

The parade is also officially sanctioned by SEAFAIR as a Seafair Community Event.

“Seafair believes in celebrating the traditions of our region, resources and diverse residents. The thirty festivals and parades selected as Seafair Community events are important elements of our healthy communities” the Seafair Foundation said.

Every year, thousands of spectators gather along the parade route in downtown Burien to see marching bands, floats, Seafair Pirates and much more!

The parade starts at 3 p.m., and runs approximately two hours.

NEW ROUTE this year!
Staging will happen on SW 153rd Street east of Ambaum between 6th and 4th Ave SW, then starts the route east along SW 153rd turning north onto 2nd Ave SW. A turn will follow west onto SW 152nd to 4th where the route will head north to the entrance of City Hall before turning east and following along Town Square Park on 5th Ave SW. The final turn will be onto SW 152nd heading West and dispersing at 8th Ave SW and SW 151st.

Also new this year – Ambaum Boulevard will remain open to all traffic.

Click image to see larger map:

There is still time to get your Parade entry in! Visit www.discoverburien.org under ‘events’, ‘summer events’. We’d love to see you!

Many local restaurants and businesses are planning to stay open especially for the parade and will be offering specials.

If you have any questions at all about the parade please visit www.discoverburien.org, email us at assistant@discoverburien.org or call us at (206) 433-2882.

We’re looking forward to celebrating this 4th of July with all of you in Burien.

ABOUT DISCOVER BURIEN

The Discover Burien Association is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation working on economic development, business recruitment & retention, education, promotion and marketing of the Burien community. We are a membership based organization, but do not limit our services to only members, we include the entire Burien business community. We work with Burien businesses to find solutions to their problems to help educate or direct to resources that are available. We also work as a liaison between businesses and city hall to help streamline issues. Membership and contributions are tax deductible.

More info at www.discoverburien.org.

Watch Graffiti Artists create amazing murals at B-Town Beat Art Alley this weekend

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 08:00

Photo from the 2015 Mural Masters event courtesy Elston Hill.

Come celebrate the 3rd annual NW Mural Masters event, featuring several local graffiti and street artists from the Northwest and beyond this weekend!

Some of the artists include They Drift, Hews, Tars, 179, Apaul, Sneke, and more!

There will be live painting on Saturday and Sunday, including a wall for kids to paint.

The 2017 NW Mural Masters will take place alongside Burien’s Wild Strawberry Festival and the Discover Burien Father’s Day Car Show.

Here’s a video from 2015 courtesy John White and Shelli Park:

Elston Hill and his wife Jackline took these photos in 2015 (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

The Art Alley is a designated alleyway between 4th Ave SW and 6th Ave SW in the SW 152nd Alley.

The goal of this project is to celebrate the different styles and collaborations of street art, graffiti and more traditional muralists.

This type of art deters unwanted graffiti and other undesirable and illegal activities, while creating positive energy in neglected areas, such as alleys…as well as a sense of community, and possibly tourism!

‘Summer Sip in the Garden’ at SeaTac Highline Botanical Garden Sunday, June 25

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 17:00

Enjoy a ‘Summer Sip in the Garden’ on Sunday, June 25, from 3 – 7 p.m. for a wine, beer and cider tasting in the beautiful SeaTac Highline Botanical Garden (13735 24th Avenue, SeaTac – map below).

This event is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Duwamish Southisde and Seattle Uncorked.

Tickets are $25 online – see link at http://duwamishsouthsiderotary.org/, or click below:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2928988

‘Strawberry Jam’ dance competition will be this Saturday at Strawberry Festival

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 14:30

Dancers will be back in the heart of Burien’s annual Wild Strawberry Festival on the main stage at Town Square Park this Saturday, June 17, from 3 – 6 p.m.

This is a FREE dance competition, and it’s also a lot of fun to watch.

“Come get funky with us and jam!”

Details:

  • 1 vs 1 all styles
  • Cost: FREE
  • Mc: Jireh (Soul Felons, HOODZ, BDB)
  • Dj: 4Him (BYC)

Judges:

  • Tracey Wong (CRUW, Chinatown after hours, malicious allure)
  • Jensine san (Chinatown after hours)
  • Chris kaku (Groove clan)

Here’s a video from 2013 courtesy Michael Brunk:

For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2262670683958451/

Taste wines from Ginkgo Forest Winery this Thursday at Tin Room Bar & Theater

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 13:47

From Advertiser The Tin Room Bar & Theater:

A Wine Tasting will be held this Thursday, June 15, from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Tin Rom Bar & Theater.

Featuring wines from the Ginkgo Forest Winery, Wahluke Slope Grapes, WA, this tasting will include a White Blend, Rose, Pinot Noir, Barbera and Cabernet Franc.

“Come join us!”

More info at http://tinroombar.com

The Tin Room is located at 923 SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien:

Flute Circle meets TONIGHT at El Dorado West Retirement Community

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 13:34

A ‘Flute Circle’ will meet TONIGHT – Tuesday, June 13 – from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. (for FREE) at El Dorado West Retirement Community, located at 1010 SW 134th Street.

For more info, call leader Greg at 253-347-8105 or Margo at El Dorado West 206-248-1975.

El Dorado West
1010 SW 134th Street | Burien, WA 98146
(206) 248-1975 | Fax (206) 243-7382www.villageconcepts.com

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