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San Juan Island
Sponsored by
Sunday, May 4, 2014
7:00 p.m.
San Juan Grange Hall, 152 1st Street

Elisabeth Wright, harpsichord (Bloomington, Indiana);vSusie Napper, viola da gamba (Montreal);vJeffrey Cohan, baroque flute.

This trio represented the Northwest early music scene in Europe as the Seattle Baroque Trio three decades ago. Northwest early music lovers will be delighted with the return of Elisabeth Wright and Susie Napper.

 There is a suggested donation of $15 or $20; 18 and under free; university students $5.

Orcas Island
Sponsored by
Sunday, May 4, 2014
1:00 p.m.
Orcas Adventist Fellowship Church, 107 Enchanted Forest Road

Elisabeth Wright, harpsichord (Bloomington, Indiana);vSusie Napper, viola da gamba (Montreal);vJeffrey Cohan, baroque flute.

This trio represented the Northwest early music scene in Europe as the Seattle Baroque Trio three decades ago. Northwest early music lovers will be delighted with the return of Elisabeth Wright and Susie Napper.

There is a suggested donation of $15 or $20; 18 and under free; university students $5.

San Juan Island
Sunday, May 4, 2014
2:30 p.m.
Port of Friday Harbor

Enjoy the beginning of boating season with a festive parade in Friday Harbor. The parade is open to just about any kind of seaworthy vessel, powerboats, sailboats, and human powered boats.  There will be prizes for the winners in a variety of categories. 

Lopez Island
Sunday, May 4, 2014
7:30 p.m.
Lopez Center for Community and the Arts, Lopez Village

Those who have followed Ruthie Foster's eclectic musical history know that she can burn down any stage with her combustible blend of soul, blues, rock, folk and gospel. Ruthie's astonishing voice has taken her on an amazing ride. She came from humble church choir beginnings in rural Texas followed by a tour of duty with the U.S. Navy Band, and ended up in Austin, Texas.

Ruthie's 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 Blues Album, the 2010 Living Blues Music Award Critic's Poll for Female Blues Artist of the Year, the 2013 Living Blues Award Critic's Poll for Bluest Artist of the Year (female) and the recent Blues Music Award wins for Best Contemporary and Best Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year. Ruthie's latest and Grammy-nominated CD, "Let It Burn," is a deeply intimate recording featuring a smoky mix of original songs coupled with inventive interpretations of an unexpected collection of covers.

San Juan Island
Sponsored by
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 to Tuesday, May 20, 2014
7:00 p.m.
San Juan Grange Hall, 152 1st Street

Enjoy screenings from the past 2013 Friday Harbor Film Festival every other Tuesday night.  Show time:  7:00 p.m.

Dates and Films:

5/6/14  Keiko, The Untold Story of the Star of Free Willy

5/20/14  Good Food

 

San Juan Island
Sponsored by
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
7:00 p.m.
San Juan Grange Hall, 152 1st Street

Keiko, The Untold Story of the Star of Free Willy

In this film, fans of the international icon Keiko learn what happened when the Free Willy star became the first and only captive orca to be released back into the wild. Torn from his family at the tender age of two, Keiko spent 14 years in captivity as a performing tourist attraction before Hollywood discovered him for the title role in the 1993 blockbuster movie, Free Willy. When his millions of fans realized that Keiko was not free like his on-screen character, a crusade was launched to save him. The decision was ultimately made to return Keiko to his native waters off Iceland. After spending two years in Oregon regaining his health, he was airlifted to Iceland in the fall of 1998, and lived his last years in freedom.  But until now, exactly what happened after he went back to his native waters has never been revealed.

Running time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Lopez Island
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
7:30 p.m.
Lopez Center for the Community and the Arts, 204 Village Rd.

Musekiwa Chingodza, Katura Marimba and Mamatamba - Musekiwa Chingodza was born into a family of great mbira players in Mwangara village, Murewa, Zimbabwe, in 1970. He began playing mbira at the age of five and is self-taught. Through listening to other gwenyambira, or great mbira players, he developed a strong attachment to and love for mbira music. He says, “Our music is both medicine and food, as mbira has the power to heal and to provide for people. Mbira pleases both the living and the dead.”

In 1991 Musekiwa was a key member of the band Panjea, founded by Chris Berry. Musekiwa formerly taught mbira at Prince Edward School in Harare for many years, and continues to be in demand to play mbira at ceremonies in Zimbabwe. Since 1999, he has been a regular visitor to the U.S., sponsored biennially by Kutsinhira Cultural Arts Center in Eugene, Oregon. Musekiwa is considered to be one of the greatest living mbira musicians.  He is also an excellent singer, dancer and drummer and plays both mbira dzavadzimu and nyunga nyunga mbira. 

Orcas Island
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 to Sunday, June 22, 2014
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Orcas Island Historical Museum

This special History Lives Here event, Signature Orcas Island Quilts: Old and Contemporary,  features an exhibit of handmade quilts made by Orcas Island women. 

Museum Hours: Prior to May 23, by appointment only. Starting May 23rd, visit the Orcas Island Historical Museum Wednesday through Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and  Sunday 12:00 p.m.  – 3:00 p.m.

San Juan Island
Friday, May 9, 2014 to Saturday, May 24, 2014
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San Juan Community Theatre, 100 2nd Street

SJCT celebrates its 25th Anniversary season with the return of its first musical in 1989:  ever-loving Annie! 

Music by CHARLE STROUSE, Lyrics by MARTIN CHARNIN. Book by THOMAS MEEHAN. Original Broadway Production Directed by Martin Charnin. Directed by Susan Williams. Musical Direction by Jim Collado

Dates & Show Times:

Friday & Saturday, May 9-10 at 7:30 p.m.  Thursdays - Saturdays May 15*-17, 22-24 at 7:30 p.m. Sundays, May 11 & 18  at 2:00 p.m. 

*May 15 is Bargain Night: Adults $16  Students $8

Lopez Island
Friday, May 9, 2014 to Sunday, May 18, 2014
Noon - 4:00 p.m.
Lopez Island Historical Museum, Lopez Village

A display of signature quilts made by the Lopez community beginning in the late-1800's.

Photo Credit:  Karen Alexander

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