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REVIEW: <i>In the Next Room (or the vibrator play)</i> substantial, with humor & heart

REVIEW: In the Next Room (or the vibrator play) substantial, with humor & heart

Photos by Michael Brunk / nwlens.com Review by Shelli Park As the proverbial curtain rises, we are witness to the dawn of electricity in domestic life. A time when the magic of a harnessed electrical... [Read more]

Two Burien Musicians/Bands competing in EMP Museum’s 2016 ‘Sound Off!’

Two Burien Musicians/Bands competing in EMP Museum’s 2016 ‘Sound Off!’

Two Burien musicians and bands will be competing in the Experience Music Project Museum’s 2016 ‘Sound Off!‘, being held next Saturday, Feb. 20 – Animal Camera and Travis Thompson. Both... [Read more]

PODCAST: Police seeking armed robbery suspect; boom truck goes boom…

PODCAST: Police seeking armed robbery suspect; boom truck goes boom…

Here’s episode #38 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

Next Burien Film Office Happy Hour will be Tuesday, March 1 at Tin Theater

Next Burien Film Office Happy Hour will be Tuesday, March 1 at Tin Theater

The next Burien Film Office Happy Hour will be Tuesday, March 1, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the Tin Theater in Olde Burien. This month’s guest speaker will be Courtney Sheehan, Artistic Director of... [Read more]

Sponsored Post St. Francis of Assisi School’s ‘Shrek the Musical Jr.’ runs Feb. 26-27

St. Francis of Assisi School’s ‘Shrek the Musical Jr.’ runs Feb. 26-27

St. Francis of Assisi School – in collaboration with the Hi-Liners Musical Theatre – proudly presents DreamWorks’ ‘Shrek the Musical Jr.’, running Feb. 26 and Feb. 27! Shrek is the... [Read more]

Poverty Bay Wine Festival Volunteers get FUN benefits; here’s how YOU can help

Poverty Bay Wine Festival Volunteers get FUN benefits; here’s how YOU can help

Poverty Bay Wine Festival Volunteers get FUN benefits! Do you want to help your community and have fun at the same time? The 12th annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival – sponsored by the Rotary Club of... [Read more]

FREE screening of ‘SCREENAGERS’ film will be Feb. 28 at Performing Arts Center

FREE screening of ‘SCREENAGERS’ film will be Feb. 28 at Performing Arts Center

As featured on Good Morning America, SCREENAGERS is the first feature documentary to explore the impact of screen technology on kids and to offer solutions that work to help kids find balance. And now,... [Read more]

‘PHOTOS BY ISABEL’ becomes an Art Installation at Australian Pie Company

‘PHOTOS BY ISABEL’ becomes an Art Installation at Australian Pie Company

While Burien may have lost one piece of artwork to a truck at lunchtime Wednesday, it gained a new display before dinner when local 11-year old Photojournalist Isabel installed her first official display... [Read more]

COUPON: $5 Off ‘In the Next Room or the vibrator play,’ opening Friday night!

COUPON: $5 Off ‘In the Next Room or the vibrator play,’ opening Friday night!

A finalist for the Pulitzer Prizc, In the Next Room or the vibrator play is a touching and comical love story about a young doctor and his wife in the Victorian age, and it opens at Burien Actors Theatre... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Champagne Reception for Georgette Valle at Normandy Park Art Gallery Feb. 25

Champagne Reception for Georgette Valle at Normandy Park Art Gallery Feb. 25

Local Author Georgette Vikingstad Valle will celebrate the launch of her third book – Hi Diddle Diddle, Read a Bird Riddle – with a book signing at the Thursday, Feb. 25 Normandy Park Art Gallery... [Read more]

United Way’s ‘Fuel Your Future’ hosting Valentine’s Family Day this Saturday

United Way’s ‘Fuel Your Future’ hosting Valentine’s Family Day this Saturday

United Way’s ‘Fuel Your Future’ program will be hosting a Valentine’s Family Day at the Burien Community Center this Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. This will be a FREE... [Read more]

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Pirate Wrestlers ‘Taking Down Pancreatic Cancer’

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Pirate Wrestlers ‘Taking Down Pancreatic Cancer’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Back with more great work is our youngest-ever Contributor – 11-year old Isabel Herbruger – who has earned a Girl Scout badge in Journalism, and is also developing her skills for... [Read more]

PODCAST: Obama cites Highline Public Schools; change in weather & more…

PODCAST: Obama cites Highline Public Schools; change in weather & more…

Here’s episode #37 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

Puget Sound Skills Center’s Digital Media Arts Dept. releases first Podcast

Puget Sound Skills Center’s Digital Media Arts Dept. releases first Podcast

Burien’s Puget Sound Skills Center’s (PSSC) Broadcast Communications department recently expanded its Digital Media Arts program to include radio and podcast production, and they just released... [Read more]

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Lady Pirates Basketball beat Evergreen Wolverines

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Lady Pirates Basketball beat Evergreen Wolverines

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Back with more great work is our youngest-ever Contributor – 11-year old Isabel Herbruger – who has earned a Girl Scout badge in Journalism, and is also developing her skills for... [Read more]

Premiere Burien Film Office Happy Hour plays to a packed house Tues. night

Premiere Burien Film Office Happy Hour plays to a packed house Tues. night

by Scott Schaefer The first-ever monthly ‘Happy Hour’ for the new Burien Film Office premiered to a packed house at the Tin Theater Tuesday night (Feb. 2), with over 50 film and arts enthusiasts... [Read more]

Art from Erin Algiers Segarra at Burien Community Center through March

Art from Erin Algiers Segarra at Burien Community Center through March

The Burien Community Center is pleased to present the works of local artist Erin Algiers Segarra through the end of March. Erin shifted her creative focus from writing to the visual arts while working... [Read more]

PHOTOS: ‘Empty Bowls’ fundraiser raises over $19,000 for food banks

PHOTOS: ‘Empty Bowls’ fundraiser raises over $19,000 for food banks

The 2016 Empty Bowls fundraiser – held on Friday, Jan. 29 – welcomed 1,125 visitors, and raised over $19,000 for both the Highline Area and White Center Food Banks. “A huge thank you to all who... [Read more]

Three Tree Montessori holding screening of ‘Most Likely to Succeed’ film Thursday

Three Tree Montessori holding screening of ‘Most Likely to Succeed’ film Thursday

Three Tree Montessori School will be holding a FREE film screening of “Most Likely to Succeed,” a 2015 Sundance Film Festival selected documentary, on Thursday, Feb. 4, from 6:30 – 9 p.m.... [Read more]

Northwest Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Valentine’s Concert’ will be Fri., Feb. 12

Northwest Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Valentine’s Concert’ will be Fri., Feb. 12

Northwest Symphony Orchestra kicked off their Season this past October with a very successful family concert, and this season – their 29th – they will be featuring local women composers for a special... [Read more]

CALL FOR FILMMAKERS: Burien Film Festival now accepting ~5-minute movies

CALL FOR FILMMAKERS: Burien Film Festival now accepting ~5-minute movies

Burien Film Festival (BFF) 2016’s five­-minute short film contest will screen on April 1, in conjunction with the Burien UFO Festival! This year BFF will highlight Burien’s 17 neighborhoods. Movie... [Read more]

Enjoy the cool sounds of ‘Rat City Brass’ at BAT’s Valentine’s Concert Feb. 14

Enjoy the cool sounds of ‘Rat City Brass’ at BAT’s Valentine’s Concert Feb. 14

On Sunday, Feb. 14, enjoy the irresistible 21st-century musical stylings of the Rat City Brass while indulging in chocolate and champagne, beer or wine at Burien Actors Theatre’s Valentine’s Fundraiser... [Read more]

Mixed media, encaustic paintings featured in February at Burien Arts Gallery

Mixed media, encaustic paintings featured in February at Burien Arts Gallery

Laura Van Horne’s mixed media paintings and Corrie LaVelle’s encaustic paintings are featured in February at the Burien Arts Gallery. Meet Laura and Corrie during the Opening Reception on Friday,... [Read more]

Ignite your bustle with comedic Victorian love story at Burien Actors Theatre

Ignite your bustle with comedic Victorian love story at Burien Actors Theatre

A finalist for the Pulitzer Prizc, In the Next Room or the vibrator play is a touching and comical love story about a young doctor and his wife in the Victorian age, and it will run at Burien Actors... [Read more]

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Pirates Boys Basketball team wins in overtime

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Pirates Boys Basketball team wins in overtime

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Back with more great work is our youngest-ever Contributor – 11-year old Isabel Herbruger – who has earned a Girl Scout badge in Journalism, and is also developing her skills for... [Read more]

REMINDER: ‘Empty Bowls’ lunch & dinner fundraisers will be this Friday!

REMINDER: ‘Empty Bowls’ lunch & dinner fundraisers will be this Friday!

REMINDER: Burien’s annual Empty Bowls fundraiser will again hold Lunch and Dinner events this Friday, Jan. 29, at the Burien Community Center, raising money to benefit both the Highline and White... [Read more]

REMINDER: Film Office Happy Hour is Tuesday night at Tin Theater

REMINDER: Film Office Happy Hour is Tuesday night at Tin Theater

REMINDER: The City of Burien’s new Film Office will be premiering its new monthly Happy Hour next Tuesday, Feb. 2, from 5:30–7 p.m. at the Tin Theater, located at 923 SW 152nd Street. This new... [Read more]