Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach
The book has been a popular staple in elementary school reading programs, and SJCT’s Youth and Family Theatre Director Penelope Haskew says: “It will be fun for the kids to inhabit all those different roles they are so familiar with.” Camp music director Jamie Mountford is enthusiastic about the play as well. She says the campers [and audiences] will be thrilled with the music, written by the Tony, Oscar, and Golden Globe-winning team of Benj Pasik and Justin Paul. “Every song is different; each has its own flavor, rhythms, and harmonies,” said Jamie.
SJCT Summer Film Series: Soufra
San Juan County Fair
SJCT Summer Film Series: Dark Money
Three Grandads and a Tenor & Brograss
Three Grandads and a Tenor
The Three Grandads and a Tenor Quartet was started in January 2017 and has been singing a Capella and entertaining San Juan Island audiences ever since. On August 23 in the Gubelman, the Quartet will greatly expand its repertoire focusing on “The Many Faces of Romance”. The quartet features Farhad Ghatan as tenor, Nason Hamlin as lead, Doug Rowan as baritone and Merle Turman as bass.
Tashi (16) and Kaj (14) Litch are brothers living on Orcas Island Washington. Their musical lives began with the local weekly Irish session along with Suzuki violin from the age of 5. Tashi was given his first mandolin at the age of 9 and began busking with it 10 minutes later with Kaj playing fiddle. They were spotted by Brandi Carlile and invited to play with her at Benaroya Hall to a standing ovation. Kaj added the guitar at the age of 9 and quickly fell in love with it. They have been lucky enough to study and play with many of their heroes, Liz Caroll, Chris Eldridge, David Grisman to name a few. They discovered Bluegrass through the music of Skaggs and Rice and this journey began.
Friday Harbor Wings & Wheels Fly-In
Get up close and personal with vintage and experimental aircraft, motorcycles and more. Enjoy a fly by or two. Exhibits, open hangars, demos, and food will keep the family entertained for the day. Brought to you in part by Kenmore Air and Kenmore Aero Services, you’ll be able to get inside a 9 passenger Cessna Caravan.
MAGIC NOW starring Matthew Laslo
Magician, Matthew Laslo makes his annual return to the Whittier stage with new illusions and stories from his world travels.
Born on Orcas Island, Matthew Laslo is 17-years-old and one of the youngest magicians on the international circuit. He is an award-winning magician who performs both close-up and grand illusions that has thrilled audiences worldwide. He is an accomplished performer who brings a youthful, innovative approach to the art of magic. Laslo made his national television debut on CW network’s “PENN & TELLER: FOOL US” and impressed the duo with his originality and showmanship. In January of 2018, he was invited to perform for Chinas #1 television show, “The Amazing Magicians,” where he wowed 270 million viewers.
Magic Now is Laslo’s illusion show which is filled with humor, awe, and wonder with lots of audience participation. Joining him is his lovely and talented assistant Maria Bullock. Laslo sums it up by saying, “I think it’s important for people to believe that anything is possible and be inspired to dream big. I hope that my show will do that”.
SJCT Summer Film Series: Faces Places
Birds of Chicago
Under 25 $15
Student RUSH (at door only) $5
SJCT Summer Film Series: Dirtbag
The groundbreaking life story of this rebel athlete, who inspired generations with his monumental first ascents, eloquent books and the lifestyle he fearlessly pioneered, is told for the first time in this exclusive documentary film. There is only one Fred Beckey. His legacy in the mountains will live on forever.
San Juan Island Farm Tour
The San Juan Island Farm Tour is a unique opportunity to visit farms on the island. Join us for the 2018 San Juan Farm Tour and discover the local bounty!
Up Close: Voices of our Elders
Up Close brings the stories, wisdom, artistry, and humor of Island elders to the stage.
Composer and pianist Grisha Krivchenia has teamed up with SJCT to present such stories in Friday Harbor. “I had the great privilege of writing original songs with hospice patients in Santa Fe, New Mexico and was very keen to write songs with and for my Island community, ” said Grisha. “Our elders have powerful words to share from a lifetime of experience, and a song delivers their messages beautifully.”
Friday Harbor Bike-n-Brew!
The San Juan Lions Foundation in Friday Harbor is pleased to announce our next annual fundraising event: Friday Harbor Bike-n-Brew. This event brings together visitors with local islanders on a fun biking tour of the island followed by an evening of relaxing and microbrew-tasting.
They Call Me Q: One Woman Show
Student Reserved $15
Student RUSH (at door only) $5
Proclaimed “A Theatrical Force” by the Orlando Weekly for her uncanny embodiment of 13 characters, Qurrat Ann Kadwani searches for identity in her autobiographical one-woman show. THEY CALL ME Q is the story of a girl from Bombay growing up in the Boogie Down Bronx who gracefully seeks balance between cultural pressure and acceptance into the American culture. Along the journey, Qurrat Ann Kadwani transforms into 13 characters that have shaped her life including her Indian parents, Caucasian teachers, Puerto Rican classmates, Indian and African-American friends. Broadway World DC states Ms. Kadwani has “an undeniable talent for accents and gives the audience a theatrical experience that it will remember far after the show.” Laden with heart and abundant humor, a coming of age tale that the Montreal Gazette says is “witty, polished, inspiring,” THEY CALL ME Q gives voice to all the universal struggles for identity and self-understanding that are experienced by immigrants of all nationalities.
Roccafiore Winemakers Dinner at Coho Restaurant
Join Coho Restaurant for an Italian fall harvest dinner featuring Umbrian “farmhouse” wines. Think pumpkin risotto, duck, braises, mushrooms and vino rosso. We are pleased to welcome back Jack Chase from Maritime Wine Trading Company. He will introduce us to the wines from the Roccafiore winery and Leonardo and Luca. This father son team planted the vineyard and built the winery based on their deep bond for the landscape and hills of Todi. These certified organic and food-friendly wines are made with traditional Italian varietals including grechetto, trebbiano, sangiovese, multipulciano, multipulciano. Leonardo and his son Luca are committed to sustainable wine making techniques as they have a long standing respect for the centuries old ecologic balance of the landscape. Their wine is the liquid witness of their commitment that wine making begins in the vineyard.
This dinner will kick off our fall Savor the San Juan dinner series. Chef Payne will prepare a 5 course Italian dinner paired with their wines. These evenings are always memorable and sell out fast!
Directing: Basics & Beyond
Gain the confidence you need to take your first steps into directing, or expand the skills you’ve gained from prior experience! This class is for beginners and advanced directors alike. You’ll learn the basics of staging, etiquette, and production while delving into more advanced topics like how a director conceptualizes what goes on stage, working with designers and actors, the casting process, and more!
Orcas Project Winemakers Dinner at Coho Restaurant
Join sommelier Cole Sisson, founder of the ‘The Orcas Project” for a wine dinner featuring their special production wines. Cole, a native of Orcas Island, and his wife Stephanie collaborate with acclaimed winemakers and vineyards in the Pacific Northwest to produce small private projects of 50-150 cases. These food-friendly wines feature labels designed by Orcas Island Artist Carlin Hayworth. Each animal on the label corresponds to a different winemaker in the project.
Spire Collection Educational Seminar & Wine Dinner
Please join us for lively evening of wines hosted by San Juan Island native, Travis Morrissey, manager of the Spire Collection of Wines. The wines of the Spire Collection express the unparalleled terroir from some of the finest vineyards around the world. This is a truly impressive portfolio featuring wines from Oregon to Bordeaux, California to Tuscany. The wineries in the collection are committed to honoring tradition in wine making, integrity in the vineyards and, ultimately, quality in the glass. We’ll travel the world exploring our neighbors to the south, tasting 5 wines paired with Chef Tim’s fall harvest dishes.
Chef Tim will prepare some tasty nibbles to enjoy during the seminar portion of the evening. The pre-dinner seminar is $25 and begins at 5:00. Those that attend the seminar will receive a $25 credit toward the purchase of 5 bottles of wines. These evenings are always memorable and sell out!
Eat Island Grown- Tasting Event
You’re invited to an Island Grown Tasting Event showcasing San Juan Islands chefs, and the farmers that make that food possible! Using fresh, quality products from San Juan County farms, local chefs will prepare delicious samples for you to enjoy. Come for a bite or make a meal of it. Locally produced soft and alcoholic beverages will make it a full gourmet adventure. Proceeds benefit programs of the San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
San Juan Island Farmers Market:
Kids Summer Drop Off Camp
Music in the Park
San Juan Island Museum of Art: Conversations With Gee’s Bend
Island Stage Left: “The Tempest”
Wild San Juan Lecture Series
Thursday, August 23: A critter’s eye view of your house
Thursday, September 20: Rat poison and raptors
7:00 p.m. at the Whale Museum (52 Spring St. N. Friday Harbor, WA 98250)