Arts Section

REVIEW: Bill & Peggy Hunt Playwrights Festival Part 2: ‘great regional playwriting’

REVIEW: Bill & Peggy Hunt Playwrights Festival Part 2: ‘great regional playwriting’

2017 Bill & Peggy Hunt Playwrights Festival Part 2 April 29, 2017 Review by Shelli Park Will (Josh Kibbey) and Jane (Cara Hazzard) are two recovering addicts struggling to find the truth—and healing—in... [Read more]

The B-Town Blog proud to be a Sponsor of the ‘Burien Pride Festival’ June 3

The B-Town Blog proud to be a Sponsor of the ‘Burien Pride Festival’ June 3

The B-Town Blog is proud to be a Sponsor of the first-ever Burien Pride Festival – to be held on Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. at Town Square Park. The LGBTQ+ event is open to... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Elston Hill photographs behind-the-scenes at Sea-Tac Airport

PHOTOS: Elston Hill photographs behind-the-scenes at Sea-Tac Airport

Resident Elston Hill was invited recently to get a behind-the-scenes tour of Sea-Tac Airport’s environmental program, and here’s what he photographed: A couple weeks ago, Jackie and I were... [Read more]

Learn about ‘The Woodmont Dock Raid-Story of Roy Olmstead’ on Wed. May 10

Learn about ‘The Woodmont Dock Raid-Story of Roy Olmstead’ on Wed. May 10

Local historian/lawyer/writer Steve Edmiston (pictured, left) will present ‘The Woodmont Dock Raid – Story of Roy Olmstead’ at a fundraiser for the Des Moines Historical Society on Wednesday,... [Read more]

REMINDER: NW Symphony Orchestra’s 30th Anniversary Concert is Saturday

REMINDER: NW Symphony Orchestra’s 30th Anniversary Concert is Saturday

REMINDER: The Northwest Symphony Orchestra’s 30th Anniversary Celebration Concert will be held this Saturday, April 29, starting at 8 p.m. at the Highline Performing Arts Center. PROGRAM for the EVENING: FANFARE... [Read more]

Schedule/Map for May 5 B-Town Beat Student Music & Art Walk released

Schedule/Map for May 5 B-Town Beat Student Music & Art Walk released

The B-Town Beat’s Student Music & Art Walk will be held on Friday, May 5, 2017, from 6 – 9 p.m. on SW 152nd Street, between 4th and 10th Ave SW. This event will include artwork and performances... [Read more]

Two more award-winning new plays start at Burien Actors Theatre this weekend

Two more award-winning new plays start at Burien Actors Theatre this weekend

Two more weeks, with two more award-winning and thought-provoking new plays coming alive during the Playwrights Festival at Burien Actors Theatre. The 2017 Bill & Peggy Hunt Playwrights Festival... [Read more]

Discover Burien’s Farmers Market opens Thurs., May 4, continues through Oct.

Discover Burien’s Farmers Market opens Thurs., May 4, continues through Oct.

Next week brings us to the start of Discover Burien’s Farmers Market – with opening day on Thursday, May 4th 2017, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Town Square Park. Many of your favorite vendors as well... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Recent fair weather inspires some great photography

PHOTOS: Recent fair weather inspires some great photography

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos, taken from his Burien home on Thursday, April 20 and Friday, April 21. “This is the rainiest and coldest winter/spring in 30 years,” Elston said.... [Read more]

‘Oh say, can you sing?’ Highline Bears seeking National Anthem singers

‘Oh say, can you sing?’ Highline Bears seeking National Anthem singers

The Highline Bears announced this week that they will be holding tryouts for talented artists and performers on Sunday, April 30, to get the opportunity to sing the National Anthem at a 2017 Highline... [Read more]

Resolution recognizing ‘The Maury Island Incident’ passed in State Senate

Resolution recognizing ‘The Maury Island Incident’ passed in State Senate

Sen. Keiser with the “Maury Island Incident” team: Steve Edmiston, Scott Schaefer, Shelli Park and John White, taken April 18th, 2017. On Tuesday, April 18, the Washington State Senate passed... [Read more]

Larry Snyder will talk storytelling at Film Office Happy Hour May 2, which will include a Food Bank fundraiser

Larry Snyder will talk storytelling at Film Office Happy Hour May 2, which will include a Food Bank fundraiser

Young Reflections Photography Where do stories come from? How do we know anyone will care? How can I tell my stories in the most meaningful way? Although these are challenging questions for any of us to... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Immature teenage hoodlums brawl in Burien

PHOTOS: Immature teenage hoodlums brawl in Burien

On Sunday morning (April 16), four immature bald eagles came to Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood to ride the wind. Soon…fights erupted. Elston Hill was there to take these amazing photos... [Read more]

Northwest Symphony Orchestra’s 30th Anniversary Concert will be Sat., April 29

Northwest Symphony Orchestra’s 30th Anniversary Concert will be Sat., April 29

The Northwest Symphony Orchestra’s 30th Anniversary Celebration Concert will be held on Saturday, April 29, starting at 8 p.m. at the Highline Performing Arts Center. PROGRAM for the EVENING: FANFARE... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Tin Room’s monthly Wine Tasting will be 5–7 p.m. this Thursday, April 20

Tin Room’s monthly Wine Tasting will be 5–7 p.m. this Thursday, April 20

Advertiser the Tin Room Bar & Theater’s April Wine Tasting will be this Thursday, April 20, from 5– 7 p.m., focusing on “International Meeting of the Wines.” Featured Wines: Prosecco... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Orcas frolic off Burien’s Three Tree Point Saturday

PHOTOS: Orcas frolic off Burien’s Three Tree Point Saturday

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos of Orca Whales, who frolicked off Burien’s Three Tree Point for a while on Saturday, April 15. “They stayed around more than any I have seen in... [Read more]

Burien Actors Theatre’s Playwrights Fest is ‘an example of really fine theatre’

Burien Actors Theatre’s Playwrights Fest is ‘an example of really fine theatre’

The Bill and Peggy Hunt Playwrights Festival is a fantastic way to see some of the top new plays in the region. Eric Dickman and Maggie Larrick put an amazing amount of work and passion into…

Wayfinding, Arts, Animals & more on agenda for Monday Council meeting

Wayfinding, Arts, Animals & more on agenda for Monday Council meeting

Here’s what’s on the agenda for Monday night’s regular meeting of the Burien City Council, to be held on April 17, starting at 7 p.m. at City Hall: Public Hearing and Potential Action... [Read more]

Student Music & Art Walk will be held in downtown Burien on Friday, May 5

Student Music & Art Walk will be held in downtown Burien on Friday, May 5

The B-Town Beat’s Student Music & Art Walk will be held on Friday, May 5, 2017, from 6 – 9 p.m. on SW 152nd Street, between 4th and 10th Ave SW. “Celebrate the start of the B-Town Beat... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Great photos of an amazing rainbow seen over Burien Monday

PHOTOS: Great photos of an amazing rainbow seen over Burien Monday

Courtesy Jamie Castillo comes this great photo of a rainbow seen over Burien during a stormy late Monday afternoon, April 10 (click image to see larger version): And courtesy Todd Loiselle comes this... [Read more]

Our new local restaurant critic ‘The Viand Pundit’ reviews Snack Gyros

Our new local restaurant critic ‘The Viand Pundit’ reviews Snack Gyros

The following is a new column by ‘The Viand Pundit,’ our new, anonymous restaurant critic: A short review by The Viand Pundit Snack Gyros 15217 6th Ave SW Burien, WA 98166 (206) 353-2384 This... [Read more]

Highline High School Drama presenting two one-act comedies this Saturday

Highline High School Drama presenting two one-act comedies this Saturday

Highline High School’s spring production is a double-header – two one-act comedies: “Check Please” is a humorous look at the risky world of blind dating “21 Guaranteed Ways... [Read more]

Bill & Peggy Hunt Playwrights Fest starts at Burien Actors Theatre April 14

Bill & Peggy Hunt Playwrights Fest starts at Burien Actors Theatre April 14

For about the price of a matinee movie theater ticket, enjoy two award-winning and thought-provoking new plays live in April and May during the Playwrights Festival at Burien Actors Theatre. The 2017... [Read more]

South King Media’s Scott Schaefer awarded ‘Paul Harris Fellow’ by Rotary

South King Media’s Scott Schaefer awarded ‘Paul Harris Fellow’ by Rotary

South King Media Founder/Publisher Scott Schaefer was honored Wednesday (April 5) with a Paul Harris Fellow award from the Rotary Club of Des Moines/Normandy Park, WA. The award was presented at the Rotary... [Read more]