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PHOTOS: Scenes from Normandy Park’s 3rd annual ‘Zombie Fest’

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 08:29

The 3rd annual ‘Zombie Fest’ crawled into – and took over – the Normandy Park Towne Center on Saturday, Sept. 27, with hordes of brain-eating humans having a blast.

This year’s theme – aside from lots of fun and eating brainz – was to raise Awareness about Disaster Preparedness, provide visibility for local businesses and raise money for the Highline Schools Foundation Excel Grant program, the Highline Food Bank, the Des Moines Food Bank and the Friends of Normandy Park Foundation, a new 501 c3 that will raise funds and plan events to boost awareness about Normandy Park as a great place to live and work.

Scott Schaefer survived the event, and took these photos (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

For more information, visit http://www.nwzombiefest.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/nwzombiefest.

The October B-Town Beat will be Thursday night

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 10:13

The October B-Town Beat will be this Thursday, Oct. 2, from 6 – 9 p.m. in downtown Burien.

“Each business participating with visual art will host an Artist! Please come out and join us on Thursday night”

The B-Town Beat is an independent not-for-profit organization formed in early 2013 with the mission of supporting the development of arts, economic stability and community in Burien. The organization accomplishes this primarily through its monthly Music & Art Walk and its second program, the Art Alley Project

The free event is held from 6pm to 9pm every first Thursday of the month in downtown Burien. To learn more about the event and the B-Town Beat, visit:

  • www.b-townbeat.com
  • www.facebook.com/BTownBeat

Kennedy Catholic High School’s Arts and Crafts Fair seeking Artists and Vendors

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 10:13

Kennedy Catholic High School’s Arts and Crafts Fair is seeking Artists and Vendors for its well-attended annual event, to be held Dec. 6.

There is space for 140 vendors, a student art show, cafe, barista, raffles, bake sale and holiday music.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Nancy Ensminger at [email protected] or at 206-431-9340.

‘Tied By Lightning’ – free events commemorate high tech history in area

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 21:34

Everyone knows King County to be a high tech hub today, but our region’s first brush with cutting-edge technology occurred well before Bill Gates and Paul Allen.

A century and a half ago, the first high tech endeavor to put down roots in King County was the telegraph, which came up from Olympia along Military Road, and arrived in Seattle on October 25, 1864.

To mark the occasion, a flag was raised, a cannon was fired, and the newspapers crowed that the Puget Sound region was now “tied by lightning” to the rest of the world. The next day a dispatch was sent to President Lincoln, commending “the suppression of rebellion and the extension of Science.” At last this western outpost could receive up-to-date news about the Civil War, and settlers could connect with family, friends, and business relations on a nearly instantaneous basis.

This October, with the assistance of 4Culture Historic Site(s) Specific funding, the sesquicentennial of the telegraph’s arrival will be marked with “Tied By Lightning” exhibits, free hands-on telegraph demonstrations, and other events along Military Road in South King County, as well as at 4Culture offices and the King County Courthouse.

Come try your hand at working a telegraph key, read dispatches from the war front 150 years ago to the day, and check out the equipment that may look quaint now, but represented the forefront of technology back then. The Tukwila Historical Society, the Highline Historical Society, the Greater Kent Historical Society and the Historical Society of Federal Way are all participating in this unprecedented collaboration to celebrate history in South King County. The effort was coordinated by SoCoCulture.

For a listing of all events, visit http://sococulture.org/calendar/2014-10/

REMINDER: ‘Dreams Unlimited’ is this Saturday at the Burien Library

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 20:48

Dreams Unlimited – a multimedia presentation (music, spoken word, art, video, oral storytelling) asking people to identify and pursue their dreams – will be held at the Burien Library this Saturday, Sept. 27.

This FREE KCLS event will be held Sept. 27 in Burien and Oct. 5 in Kent.

Local performers will include Troy Osaki, Hodon Hassan, Swil Kanim, Monica Mendoza Castrejon, and Tay & Val.

Kennedy Catholic High School’s Homemade Wine Festival will be Oct. 21

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 10:13

Kennedy Catholic High School’s annual Homemade Wine Festival will be held Sunday, Oct. 19 from Noon – 5 p.m. at the school’s campus as 140 S. 140th Street in Burien.

Cost is $15 per ticket, with live music by the Rigatones, Italian food, raffle prizes, homemade wine and more.

Guests must be 21 or over to attend.

They’re also looking for homemade wine.

For more information, contact Carly Bonora at [email protected].

Fascinating exhibit featured in October at Burien Arts Gallery; reception Oct. 3

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 10:09

Artists Claire Putney and Kristie Smith bring their unique and fascinating artwork to the Burien Arts Gallery, located at 826 SW 152nd Street, in October.

Artist receptions have been changed to the first Friday of the month at the Burien Arts Gallery. Meet Claire and Kristie at the Gallery on Friday, Oct. 3., from 4 – 9 p.m.

The exhibit runs Oct. 1-Nov. 2.

Working with ink on paper, Claire Putney combines maps, charts and diagrams with current and historic imagery. Human experience and geographic location become layered within the composition.

Her work has been featured in many solo exhibitions, including in Chicago, San Diego and Seattle.

Kristie Smith’s oil and acrylic paintings reflect a fascination with landscape, structures, lines, symbol systems and the attempt to create order in an unstable world. Her images are both graphic and painterly.

She has studied at Gage Academy of Art in Seattle and at the San Francisco Art Institute.

Artists United photographers Tom Fletcher and Chris Gonvers will also display their work.

The Gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday, noon-6 p.m. and Sunday, noon-4 p.m. It is closed Monday and Tuesday.

More information is available at www.burienarts.org or 206-244-7808.

Two shows Thursday night at Tin Room Bar & Theater’s Comedy Night!

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 13:29

Tickets are going fast for Advertiser the Tin Room Bar & Theater’s Comedy Night – with two shows (6 & 8 p.m.) this Thursday night, Sept. 25!

Tickets are $14.95 each, and are available at the Tin Room, located at 923 SW 152nd Street.

You must be 21 to attend.

For more information, call (206) 242-8040 or visit http://tinroombar.com.

Auditions for ‘Bob’s Holiday Office Party’ at Burien Actors Theatre Oct. 6 & 7

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 13:26

Burien Actors Theatre announces auditions for the Northwest premiere of the comedy “Bob’s Holiday Office Party,” written by Joe Keyes and Rob Elk, to be held Oct. 6 and 7.

Actors of all ethnicities invited to audition.

Synopsis: In this irreverent satire in which no cows are sacred, insurance agent Bob Finhead’s whacked-out friends and clients stop by his small-town Iowa office for their chaotic annual holiday bash. The town mayor, the sheriff, the twin farmers, the stoner, the town floozy and the pastor’s wife have already RSVPed for this year’s raucous event. Will Bob fulfill his dreams of a bigger life and escape their narrow-minded thinking, or is there a purpose for him in Iowa? Will any of it matter once the party starts, the bickering begins and the drinks hit the floor? “Devastatingly funny!”—L.A. Times. The show has been a smash hit in L.A. for 18 years.

Performances are at Burien Actors Theatre in Burien from Nov. 28 through Dec. 21, 2014. Rehearsals begin on Oct. 20.

The stage director is Isaiah Crowson.

$100 stipend provided.

Auditions are at Burien Actors Theatre on Monday, Oct. 6 from 7 to 10 p.m. and Tuesday, Oct. 7 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Callbacks are Thursday, Oct. 9 from 7 to 10 p.m.  Burien Actors Theatre is located at 14501 Fourth Ave. S.W. in Burien.

To audition, please prepare two contrasting short contemporary monologues (serious/comedy) totaling 3 minutes maximum. Bring resume and headshot. Callbacks will consist of cold readings from the script.

Please make an audition appointment: [email protected], or call 206-242-5180.

Character Descriptions:

Note:  Actors do not need to be the ages listed, but must be able to convincingly play them. Actors of all ethnicities invited to audition.

  • Bob Finhead – Male, age 25-40. The insurance man, a part-time inventor, and the nicest guy in town.
  • Sheriff Joe – Male, age 30-50.  Bob’s know-it-all, slightly paranoid best friend.
  • Mayor Roy Mincer – Male, age 25-45. Husband to Marjorie, but he also likes the fellas.
  • Elwin Beewee – Male, age 25-40. The resentful big shot who made good.
  • La Donna Johnson – Female, age 25-35. The richest farmer in the county.
  • La Voris Johnson – Female, age 25-35. Her equally conservative sister.
  • Marty – Male, age 25-45. The Town Stoner.
  • Marjorie Mincer – Female, age 25-40. Mayor Roy’s obsessive wife.
  • Carol – Female, age 25-45. The minister’s disturbed wife.
  • Brandy – Female, age 25-45. The town floozy.

New plays sought for 2015 Bill and Peggy Hunt Playwrights Festival

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 10:39

The play’s the thing…

New plays are being sought from Washington State playwrights for the 2015 Bill and Peggy Hunt Playwrights Festival at Burien Actors Theatre.

  • Script submission deadline Oct. 22, 2014
  • Winning scripts staged May 1-24, 2015

Burien Actors Theatre is seeking submissions of unproduced, unpublished plays by Washington State Playwrights for the 2015 Bill and Peggy Hunt Playwrights Festival. Both one-act and full-length plays are sought.

Winning scripts will be staged May 1 through May 24, 2015 as part of the company’s 2014-15 season. In addition to having their plays produced, winning playwrights will also receive monetary prizes. Additional scripts of merit may receive readings.

The submission deadline for all scripts is Oct. 22, 2014. To qualify for the Festival, all submissions must follow Playwrights Submission Guidelines detailed below. The guidelines and entry form can also be found at www.burienactorstheatre.org.

About the Bill and Peggy Hunt Playwrights Festival

The mission of the Bill and Peggy Hunt Playwrights Festival is to encourage, promote and showcase previously unproduced theater works written by Washington state residents.

The festival was named to honor Bill and Peggy Hunt’s dedicated services to theater and their devoted involvement with Burien Actors Theatre (BAT). Peggy Hunt joined Burien’s active theater scene in 1960 with a leading role in the play Harvey. Over the next 35 years, both Bill and Peggy Hunt appeared in and directed plays, designed and built sets, served on BAT’s Board of Trustees, and were involved in some aspect of every theater project.

Originally from Canada, the Hunts were familiar with Canadian play competitions and were instrumental in igniting this idea locally. The first staged competitions were theatrical, aimed more at fostering play production instead of writing, with entries from the greater Seattle area. In the early 1970s, these competitions were held as part of Burien’s Arts Festival.

Later, Peggy Hunt suggested establishing a playwriting competition with winning shows to be produced by Burien Actors Theatre. The company has been producing this unique festival every two to three years since 1999.

Playwrights Submission Guidelines:

  • Open to any person residing in the State of Washington.
  • Scripts may be either one-act or full-length.
  • Previously produced plays are not eligible. Staged readings and workshops are not considered productions
  • The Festival provides more of a workshop environment for basic production, so excessive production requirements may result in disqualification. Legal clearance of materials not in the public domain is the full responsibility of the playwright.
  • Submit two copies of the script via snail (regular) mail. No electronic copies accepted. Bind entries securely. Include title page, synopsis (no more than one-half page in length), character list (including gender, age range and features such as skin or hair color necessary to script), setting (time and place), and number of scenes. Entries must be postmarked by Oct. 22, 2014.
  • Judging will be blind. Playwrights should not show their name, address, or any identifying information on any page or on the cover of their scripts. Instead download entry form from www.burienactorstheatre.org or request one by contacting [email protected] or 206-242-5180. Complete and sign the entry form and attach with paper clip to play submitted.
  • All submissions must be in a standard professional play format. Format guidelines can be obtained at http://www.samuelfrench.com/submissions. Failure to comply will result in rejection from competition.
  • If submitted play is a musical or requires music, a recording of the music on a CD must accompany the script.

Submissions should be sent via snail (regular) mail to:

Bill and Peggy Hunt Playwrights Festival
Burien Actors Theatre
P.O. Box 48121
Burien, WA 98148

The Festival is designed to be a collaborative process involving the playwrights, directors, and performers—facilitating a transition of each work from page to stage. As such, playwrights are encouraged to be involved in the production and rehearsal of their scripts. Playwrights will be encouraged to attend a production meeting with the director and producer, at least one rehearsal and all performances.

Playwrights are asked to participate in discussions with the audience following performances.

Submissions will not be returned. Burien Actors Theatre will not be responsible for any loss or damage to entries.

Winners will be announced January 2, 2015. Plays will be staged May 1 through May 24, 2015.

Questions? Contact [email protected] or 206-242-5180.

About Burien Actors Theatre
Exciting live theater has been a tradition in Burien since 1955. Incorporated in 1980, Burien Actors Theatre has been a leading producer of quality live theater serving residents of the Seattle and south Puget Sound areas.

BAT gives audiences an intriguing and invigorating theatre experience with unusual and fantastical productions they can’t get on a DVD or see anywhere else. The company’s mission is to treat audiences to productions of the highest artistic integrity that excite, engage and involve both the local and expanding theatrical communities in the Puget Sound region.

BAT is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) entity and operates on revenue from ticket sales, donations, grants and sponsorships.

REMINDER: Is there a Van Gogh in your garage? Find out this Saturday

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 21:47

Haul out those treasures you’ve always wondered about and bring them to the Highline Historical Society’s antiques appraisal and artifact identification day this Saturday, Sept. 20, from 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., at the Burien Community Center.

Professional appraiser Chris Foss and Burke Museum archaeologists will be on hand.

For $15 per item (reduced rate of $10 per item for Highline Historical Society members), Foss will give a verbal appraisal of your antique – bring a note pad to write down the information he provides.

There will be a limit of four items per person. Jewelry, large furniture, and firearms will not be appraised.

And if you would like to bring in an interesting old bone, stone, or other relic, members of the Burke Museum’s archaeology department will be available from 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. to identify cultural objects found in the region. There is no fee for this service, but the limit is three items. No appraisals will be given.

This opportunity to learn more about the treasures and significant historical artifacts in your family is being sponsored by Patti Gifford, Real Estate Sales, and attorney Scott Gifford.

The Burien Community Center is located at 14700 6th Ave SW in Burien.

For more information about the Highline Historical Society, including membership information and updates on the Highline Heritage Museum project, visit www.highlinehistory.org.

COUPON: Save $5 off Burien Actors Theatre’s ‘Sterno,’ opening Sept. 26

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 07:20

You can save $5 bucks on tickets to Burien Actors Theatre’s new production ‘Out of Sterno’ – starting Friday, Sept. 26 and running through Oct. 19 – with our exclusive coupon:

Click image to print coupon.

“OUT OF STERNO”
Alice in Wonderland meets Peewee Herman as this zany comedy of self-discovery takes Dotty down the rabbit hole. Dotty’s life in Sterno with her husband, Hamel, is absolutely fairytale perfect! True, in their seven years of marriage Hamel has forbidden her to leave their tiny apartment or speak to anyone. But the naïve Dotty is happy spending her days doing arts and crafts and watching video reenactments of the day she and Hamel first met. Then one day, Dotty receives a mysterious phone call, and her life is changed forever. She soon discovers there’s a tawdry world out there, populated by characters such as Barb, the ultra feminist, and Zena, a potty-mouthed hair stylist. Dotty gradually finds herself and learns to make her own choices in this wickedly funny comedy that combines the qualities of a fable with those of a wacky comic strip adventure.

Out of Sterno is a tour de force for the actor performing the role of Dan, who appears as eight different characters, including women.

The show is suitable for ages 13-plus due to occasional adult language.

Ticket prices range from $7 to $20. New this season, student tickets are just $10. For tickets, special deals or other information, go online to www.burienactorstheatre.org or call 206-242-5180.

THE CAST
Rochelle Flynn and Maggie Larrick are stage directing the show.

Also featured are the diverse acting talents of:

  • Connor Kinzer (Dan who plays 8 characters)
  • Adam Hegg (Hamel)
  • Stephanie Spohrer (Dotty)
  • Mahria Zook (Zena)

Allan Loucks is composing original preshow and intermission music to heighten and extend the audience’s experience of the production.

ABOUT BURIEN ACTORS THEATRE
Exciting live theater has been a tradition in Burien since 1955. Incorporated in 1980, Burien Actors Theatre (BAT) has been a leading producer of quality live theater serving residents of the Seattle and south Puget Sound areas.

Burien Actors Theatre gives audiences an intriguing and invigorating theatre experience with unusual and fantastical productions they can’t get on a DVD or see anywhere else. The company’s mission is to treat audiences to productions of the highest artistic integrity that excite, engage and involve both the local and expanding theatrical communities in the Puget Sound region

BAT is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) entity and operates on revenue from ticket sales, donations, grants, sponsorships and volunteers.

TICKET PRICES AND PACKAGES FOR “OUT OF STERNO”:

Tickets at the Box Office:

  • General: $20.00
  • Senior/Student: $17.00

OPENING NIGHT: Only on Sept. 26, get $5 off each ticket in the purchase if you show us your favorite nail art (on your nails or a picture). Good only for purchases at the door.

DATE NIGHT: Only on Sept. 27, all tickets are half price!

SEVEN DOLLAR SUNDAY: Only on Sept. 28, all tickets are just $7! Remember, Sunday is a matinee performance only.

Dinner and a Show Package: This package includes a two-course meal at Mark Restaurant & Bar plus a ticket to the show; cost is $35 per person. Contact the Mark at 206-241-6275.

S’mores, sing-alongs, campfire & more to celebrate restored Seahurst Park Oct. 3

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 15:26

Burien Parks will be celebrating the opening of the newly-restored Seahurst Park Beach with a special campout on Friday, Oct. 3 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. 

“We may not have a traditional bonfire…but the campfires will be ready for s’more making and we have lots of fun activities!” reads an announcement. “Bring your flashlights and camp chairs and enjoy the beautiful new beach at Seahurst Park!”

Here’s what to expect:

  • Join a sing-a-long around a campfire with members of The Jangles
  • Listen to Native American storytelling with Che ok’ ten
  • Enjoy activities hosted by the Environmental Science Center
  • Free s’more supplies
  • Free coffee and cocoa provided by Burien Press

Parking is available in the upper lot with shuttle service.

The park address is 1600 SW Seahurst Drive, Burien, 98166.

For more information please contact Burien Parks, recreation and Cultural Services at 206-988-3700 or at [email protected].

The ‘Wandering Brat’ Instagram contest is back, and will trot through Oct. 2

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 19:02

The Brat Trot’s “Wandering Brat” Instagram contest is back, and will trot through Oct. 2.

“We’ve created a fun little guy out of a plastic toy hot dog and have named him ‘Bret the Brat!'” reads an announcement. “Bring ‘Bret’ with you wherever you go between Sept. 16th and Oct. 3rd and take photos of him in interesting places.”

To participate, just pick up your “Bret the Brat” at the Tin Room Bar & Theater (923 SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien), beginning today (Monday, Sept. 15), or use your “Bret” from last year.

Bring your “Bret the Brat” with you wherever you go through Oct. 2, and take photos of him in interesting, fun and wacky places!

Then, simply post your pics on Instagram and hashtag them with #‎thewanderingbrat and #‎burienbrattrot.

Each tagged photo gives you one entry in a random drawing for a $100 gift card to the Tin Room.

Here are the official rules:

How it Works: #thewanderingbrat

  1. If you haven’t already, register to become a member of Instagram. Instagram is a free app for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Android. Download the Instagram app from iTunes or directly from the App Store on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad or from the Google Play store on your Android device.
  2. Follow us on Instagram @burienbrattrot.
  3. Pick up your Bret the Brat at the Tin Room in Olde Burien, 923 SW 152nd Street—he’s yours to keep!
  4. Snap your photos of Bret in interesting places, near or far.
  5. Post your photos to your Instagram page, between 9/15/14 and 10/2/14, and tag them with  #thewanderingbrat and #burienbrattrot. (Each photo equals one entry in the drawing).
  6. Each day, one photo will be selected as “Wandering Brat—Location of the Day” and featured on the Brat Trot Facebook page.
  7. On Friday, October 3rd, the winner will be randomly drawn from all the entries and announced on Instagram and Facebook.
  8. The winner will receive $100 gift certificate to the Tin Room, 2 free tickets to Highline Schools Foundation’s Oktoberfest Auction, and some great Brat Trot swag!

Questions? Email [email protected].

Burien Parks’ ‘Call For Artists’ opens for 2015 Community Center Gallery Program

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 14:39

Burien Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services is holding a “Call For Artists” for their 2015 Burien Community Center Gallery Program.

The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on Oct. 10.

About the Exhibition Program
Artists working in 2 dimensional media are invited to apply for the 2015 schedule of gallery exhibitions at the Burien Community Center, 14700 6th Ave SW.

  • The exhibit space wall is in the Community Center lobby and measures 14’6” x 8’8”.
  • Artists are encouraged to view the space before applying to see if suitable. The lobby is monitored by staff.
  • The Community Center is open Monday-Thursday, 8:30 AM-8 PM, Friday 8:30 am-5pm.
  • There is no insurance for objects submitted for exhibition, however, every precaution is taken for the safety of the artwork. This is not a sales space, but artists are able to have contact information with their artwork.

Please e-mail the following application materials to [email protected]:

  • 5 digital images (work completed within the last two years) representing the type of work proposed for the exhibition. Please do not send photographs, original artwork, or slides.
  • A list of the images submitted with medium and sizes.
  • Resume detailing exhibition history and/or personal statement. (Please include name, address, phone number, and e-mail address.)

Questions? Please contact Gina Kallman at 206-391-6605 or e-mail: [email protected]

Back-to-School ‘Food Truck-In’ at this Saturday’s Des Moines Farmers Market

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 09:00

From our sister site The Waterland Blog:

What a gorgeous day last Saturday, sunny with a cooling breeze off the water. Even with the Huskies at home and the opening of the Puyallup Fair (yes, we ol’ timers still like to call it that) there was still lot of shoppers stocking up for the coming week!

Here is my tip for the week: I am a bread freak (sliced) and I call in my order to the Snohomish Bakery on Friday and the order is delivered by Ingrid on Saturday. That way you never have to worry about them running out of your favorites. Here is their number: 360-568-1682.

Need I say more about this Saturday; all your favorite truck chefs will be there to treat you to a fabulous lunch or a take home dinner! This Special Day is one of the biggest of the season.

The Des Moines Police Foundation will have a booth to tell people about its future plans for funding projects and showing their logo wear. All net proceeds go to the Foundation’s Bereavement Fund dedicated to aiding an officer’s family should tragedy strike.

South King Fire & Rescue will be instructing two sessions of “hands only” CPR and AED training in the grassy area. Come learn how to save a life! The sessions will be held at 11am and 1pm. The cost is free. For more information email [email protected].

Tonya Seaberry, community service officer, from the Des Moines Police Department will be focusing on personal safety with a couple of new projects: “Take Me Home” and “TrackMole.”

Stop by the Des Moines Legacy Foundation Note Card booth and pick up a $1 raffle ticket to win a limited edition of artist Nancy Bogni’s award winning watercolor print titled “The Work Horse.” Winner will be drawn at the Senior Activity Center Give Thanks Luncheon on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. All proceeds support the many programs and services at the Des Moines Senior/Activity Center.

Don’t forget the Senior Services Hyde Shuttle is available again this Saturday and every other Saturday thru the end of October. The shuttle provides door to door transportation to the market for seniors 55 and older and those with disabilities of all ages living in Des Moines, Normandy Park and Burien from 11am-2pm. To make your reservation, call 206-727-6262.

Volunteer/community groups this week: Highline MaST, King County Master Recycler Composters, Mt Rainier Pool (pumpkin plunge), Friends of the Des Moines Library & the Library to Go Bus, Valley Communication Center (911 Bingo), MRHS Girls Soccer (Bake Sale & Soccer drills in the grass) , Des Moines Gospel (Bouncy House), AT&T (texting & driving simulator), Darcy Read Memorial Co-op (kids activities) and Des Moines Elementary (kids activities).

Music this week is Fabulous Mojo King Blues Band (10 to 12); PK Dwyer (12 to2).

Applications are starting to come in and we only have 20 slots available. You can sign your team up for the 8th Annual Chili Cook-Off. It is held on the last day of the season (Oct 25th). You can pick up an application at the market information booth or check our web site and download an application.

Upcoming events: Volunteer for the Community Clean-Up on September 27th. Annual Spaghetti Night at the Senior Center on October 3rd.

To keep up with all the special events, featuring what’s fresh and entertainment at the market, please log onto the web site and sign up for our e-newsletter that comes out once a week. You can also keep up on the activities by visiting the market’s Facebook page.

The Des Moines Farmers Market takes place at the north parking lot of the Des Moines Marina, located at 22307 Dock Ave South.

REMINDER: Pip! Pip! Cheerio! Let’s all go to St. Luke’s English Fete Saturday!

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 21:09

REMINDER: Enjoy all things British this Saturday at the first-ever English Fete at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Renton, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

“Drawing on our Anglican roots, St. Luke’s inaugural church fete will offer sales of traditional English foods such as Banger’s & Mash, Shepherd’s Pie and Ploughman’s Lunch, English beers and sweets, classic English carnival games, music and fun for all ages,” reads an announcement.

The event will be anchored by festive performances by Seattle’s own Sound and Fury Morris dance troupe:

Click here to view the embedded video.

All proceeds benefit the operation of St. Luke’s and their many community ministries including, ARISE, an interfaith traveling homeless shelter for men, St. Luke’s Community Garden whose bounty is shared with Renton’s needy and warm-up breakfasts on various weekday mornings.

Admission is FREE and open to all (please contact [email protected] for special accommodations or information).

Pip! Pip! Cheerio! let’s all go to the Fete!

St.Luke’s Episcopal Church is located at 99 Wells Ave So in historic downtown Renton, WA 98057 Ph. (425) 255-3323

Directions:

From Burien via SR-518/I-405 North

  • Take Exit 4 toward WA-900 W/Bronson Way
  • Turn right onto WA-169 N
  • Turn Right on Bronson Way N.
  • Turn Right on Wells Ave S.
  • St. Luke’s will be on the left (pic below for reference).

From Bellevue area via I-405 South

  • Take Exit 4 for WA-900 W toward WA 169 S/Renton Enumclaw
  • Merge onto Sunset Blvd N
  • Turn Right on Bronson Way N.
  • Turn Right on Wells Ave S.
  • St. Luke’s will be on the left.

More info here: http://stlukesrenton.blogspot.com/p/events.html

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church is located at 99 Wells Avenue in Renton.

After arson fire, comedy ‘Out of Sterno’ opens at Burien Actors Theatre Sept. 26

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:37

Burien Actors Theatre presents the offbeat comedy Out of Sterno – from Sept. 26 through Oct. 19 – in the company’s newly-restored performance space, which was damaged by an arson fire on Dec. 10, 2013.

“OUT OF STERNO”
Alice in Wonderland meets Peewee Herman as this zany comedy of self-discovery takes Dotty down the rabbit hole. Dotty’s life in Sterno with her husband, Hamel, is absolutely fairytale perfect! True, in their seven years of marriage Hamel has forbidden her to leave their tiny apartment or speak to anyone. But the naïve Dotty is happy spending her days doing arts and crafts and watching video reenactments of the day she and Hamel first met. Then one day, Dotty receives a mysterious phone call, and her life is changed forever. She soon discovers there’s a tawdry world out there, populated by characters such as Barb, the ultra feminist, and Zena, a potty-mouthed hair stylist. Dotty gradually finds herself and learns to make her own choices in this wickedly funny comedy that combines the qualities of a fable with those of a wacky comic strip adventure.

Out of Sterno is a tour de force for the actor performing the role of Dan, who appears as eight different characters, including women.

The show is suitable for ages 13-plus due to occasional adult language.

Ticket prices range from $7 to $20. New this season, student tickets are just $10. For tickets, special deals or other information, go online to www.burienactorstheatre.org or call 206-242-5180.

THE CAST
Rochelle Flynn and Maggie Larrick are stage directing the show.

Also featured are the diverse acting talents of:

  • Connor Kinzer (Dan who plays 8 characters)
  • Adam Hegg (Hamel)
  • Stephanie Spohrer (Dotty)
  • Mahria Zook (Zena)

Allan Loucks is composing original preshow and intermission music to heighten and extend the audience’s experience of the production.

ABOUT BURIEN ACTORS THEATRE 
Exciting live theater has been a tradition in Burien since 1955. Incorporated in 1980, Burien Actors Theatre (BAT) has been a leading producer of quality live theater serving residents of the Seattle and south Puget Sound areas.

Burien Actors Theatre gives audiences an intriguing and invigorating theatre experience with unusual and fantastical productions they can’t get on a DVD or see anywhere else. The company’s mission is to treat audiences to productions of the highest artistic integrity that excite, engage and involve both the local and expanding theatrical communities in the Puget Sound region

BAT is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) entity and operates on revenue from ticket sales, donations, grants, sponsorships and volunteers.

TICKET PRICES AND PACKAGES FOR “OUT OF STERNO”:

Tickets at the Box Office:

  • General: $20.00
  • Senior/Student: $17.00

OPENING NIGHT: Only on Sept. 26, get $5 off each ticket in the purchase if you show us your favorite nail art (on your nails or a picture). Good only for purchases at the door.

DATE NIGHT: Only on Sept. 27, all tickets are half price!

SEVEN DOLLAR SUNDAY: Only on Sept. 28, all tickets are just $7!  Remember, Sunday is a matinee performance only.

Dinner and a Show Package: This package includes a two-course meal at Mark Restaurant & Bar plus a ticket to the show; cost is $35 per person. Contact the Mark at 206-241-6275.

‘Sing & Sketch’ returning to Burien Arts Gallery Thursday night, Sept. 11

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 20:48

After a summer break, Burien Arts Association is back singing and sketching this fall.

The first new informal Sing & Sketch session will be this Thursday, Sept. 11 at the Burien Arts Gallery, 826 SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien, from 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Subsequent get-togethers will be on the second Thursday of the month.

Musicians and artists of all levels are invited to join together in a relaxed no-pressure setting.

Donations of beverages and snacks are always welcome but not required. Light refreshments will be provided so musicians and artists can sing and sketch, sing and sip, sketch and nosh or just sip and nosh while enjoying the action.

Burien Arts Association presents other creative arts programs including monthly fine arts exhibits at the gallery, Life Drawing sessions, Vision 20/20 Art Sale on Nov. 22 and the Highline Classic Jazz Festival.

For more information, visit www.burienarts.org or call 206-244-7808.

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Sights & Sounds from the Arts-A-Glow Lantern Festival

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 19:39

This past Saturday evening was an absolutely perfect night to be outdoors enjoying the weather, especially if you were at Dottie Harper Park in Burien for the 2014 Arts-A-Glow lantern festival!

BTB’s Michael Brunk was at the event and put together a gallery of photos and video that covers just a small sample of the great fun that was on hand for participants.

This first video gives you a 4 minute sample of music, dancing, glow lights, juggling and more.

Click here to view the embedded video.

This next video is raw footage of the procession, play it full screen and see if you’re in there!

Click here to view the embedded video.

Finally, here’s a set of photos from the event. You can click individual thumbnails to view them larger.

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