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'Grumpy Old Men' will be screened in Issaquah City Hall's Eagle Room Saturday evening.

‘Grumpy Old Men’ to screen at Second Saturday Film Series

The city of Issaquah's Arts/Culture department will screen "Grumpy Old Men" 7 p.m. Saturday as part of its Second Saturday Film Series.

 

Master Chorus Eastside presents A ‘Choral’ Christmas Carol

Master Chorus Eastside, formally known as the Issaquah Chorale, will bring a Charles Dickens' classic to life during the choir's 25th concert season.

 

Esther Kim (violin I

Issaquah orchestra offers casual holiday concert

Families, seniors and all who enjoy live classical music are welcome to attend the free Issaquah Philharmonic Orchestra holiday concert Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m.

 

Jeanne Ryan and Stasia Ward Kehoe will speak at Talking Pages.

TONIGHT: Jeanne Ryan and Stasia Ward Kehoe visit Talking Pages

Young adult fiction writers Jeanne Ryan and Stasia Ward Kehoe will visit the historic Shell Station as part of the Talking Pages reading series at 7 p.m. tonight, Sept. 15.

Jeanne Ryan and Stasia Ward Kehoe will speak at Talking Pages.

State Route 18 closure canceled due to rain

WSDOT announced Wednesday it had canceled a planned closure of State Route 18 from Interstate 90 to Issaquah-Hobart Road Southeast.

A poster from Stacy Jones Band's latest recording

Stacy Jones Band playing Gas Station Blues tonight

The inaugural Gas Station Blues series ends with the Stacy Jones Band.

A poster from Stacy Jones Band's latest recording
Kurt Russell and Robin Williams in the 1986 sports comedy 'The Best of Times.'

‘The Best of Times’ screening Saturday as part of Issaquah’s Second Saturday Film Series

The film stars Robin Williams as a banker who finds himself obsessed with the dropped pass that caused Taft High School's 1972 football team to lose a crosstown rivalry match against Bakersfield.

Kurt Russell and Robin Williams in the 1986 sports comedy 'The Best of Times.'
Rinko Kikuchi in 'Kumiko the Treasure Hunter.'

Issaquah International Film Festival returns for a second year

The festival will take place Feb. 28 and March 1 at Cinebarre Issaquah 8.

Rinko Kikuchi in 'Kumiko the Treasure Hunter.'

Jazz Walk set March 14 in North Bend

The Boxley Music Fund will present the fourth annual North Bend Jazz Walk March 14.

  • Feb 27th, 2015
Four deep-sea creatures that embody electric eels inside the Seeker’s cabinet come to life in a contortion act. The wriggling artists execute a series of pyramids using the Mechanical Hand as a platform.

Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Kurios’ challenging audiences visions of reality

In Cirque du Soleil's latest production, audiences are discovering a hidden world filled with crazy ideas and grand dreams.

  • Feb 27th, 2015
Four deep-sea creatures that embody electric eels inside the Seeker’s cabinet come to life in a contortion act. The wriggling artists execute a series of pyramids using the Mechanical Hand as a platform.
Richard Akutagawa draws on real life people and experiences for his characters and plots.

Wife’s death promps Issaquah man to complete book

Richard Akutagawa has a simple message for all writers: "Do it, do it now, because you never know when you won't have now anymore."

  • Feb 19th, 2015
Richard Akutagawa draws on real life people and experiences for his characters and plots.
This kilncast glass and metal piece by Rei Chikaoka will be on display at the Bellevue Arts Museum’s upcoming ‘Rising Stars’ exhibit and should continue the record attendance trend.

Arts museum hosts record number of visitors

The Bellevue Arts Museum broke all of its attendance records last year as more than 81,000 visitors toured its exhibits, 32 percent more than in 2013.

  • Jan 19th, 2015
This kilncast glass and metal piece by Rei Chikaoka will be on display at the Bellevue Arts Museum’s upcoming ‘Rising Stars’ exhibit and should continue the record attendance trend.
Audrey Hepburn in 1967's 'Wait Until Dark.'

See the horror classic ‘Wait Until Dark’ at Issaquah City Hall

Audrey Hepburn plays Susy, a blind housewife terrorized by criminals after her husband (Efrem Zimbalist Jr.) unwittingly brings home a doll stuffed with heroin.

Audrey Hepburn in 1967's 'Wait Until Dark.'
A wood cut mosaic by Naoko Morisawa

‘A Cut Above’ art exhibit to put blade work on display at the Sammamish Commons

Artists Betsy Best-Sparado, Mia Yoshihara Bradshaw, Lauren Iida and Naoko Morisawa will be present from 6-8 p.m. Jan. 5. The exhibit's original curator, June Sekiguchi, will join them.

A wood cut mosaic by Naoko Morisawa

Tips for a healthy holiday and new year

Here are 10 suggestions to enjoy the festivities without over-indulging.

  • Dec 23rd, 2014
The 5th Avenue Theatre's revival of 'A Christmas Story

‘A Christmas Story, The Musical’s’ revival a flawless spectacle of comic brilliance

"It's better than the movie." You've heard the refrain before, usually as a term of lament for a much beloved book subjected to a less than loving film adaptation. But in this case — the intermission-time chatter between acts of "A Christmas Story, The Musical" —the statement was countlessly repeated as high praise for the stage adaptation of a holiday film classic.

  • Dec 15th, 2014
The 5th Avenue Theatre's revival of 'A Christmas Story

Tickets on sale for Christmas concert

Tickets are now available for Master Chorus Eastside's "Christmas in the Northwest" concert on Sunday, Dec. 14.

  • Dec 9th, 2014

Reception set for Sammamish art exhibit

The Sammamish Arts Commission will present "A Cut Above," an exhibit featuring hand-cut work in paper, wood, prints and sculpture by four artists.

  • Dec 9th, 2014
Sensational singing and dancing highlight 'Mary Poppins' at the Village Theatre.

Much to like about Mary Poppins despite a shaky start | Review

There's trouble at 17 Cherry Tree Lane and it's not Mary Poppins. The Village Theatre's opening night production of the popular children's story had several magical moments, including flying people, kites and a chimney sweep dancing on the ceiling. But many of those fell flat as numerous miscues, both musical and spoken, clumsy stage blocking and stagehands appearing in plain view took audience members out of the story. By the time you read this I'm sure both cast and crew will have ironed out the majority of its timing issues, taking copious amounts of sugar to help the medicine go down, which is why I'm throughly encouraging people to see this production.

  • Nov 18th, 2014
Sensational singing and dancing highlight 'Mary Poppins' at the Village Theatre.

Youth concerto contest applications open

The Sammamish Symphony's 2015 Youth Concerto competition is open to young musicians 19 years of age or younger who play a woodwind, brass, string, harp, piano or classical guitar instrument. Voice performers are also eligible to compete.

  • Nov 12th, 2014