Arts Section

Normandy Park Arts Fest will be June 7–8; Artist application deadline is May 29

Normandy Park Arts Fest will be June 7–8; Artist application deadline is May 29

The 16th annual Normandy Parks Arts Festival will be held at the Normandy Park City Hall from June 7 – 8, and the Artist application deadline is May 29. “All the world is a stage and you’re... [Read more]

Highline Historical Society‘s online auction opens – shop for Mother’s Day!

Highline Historical Society‘s online auction opens – shop for Mother’s Day!

The Highline Historical Society’s online fundraiser auction is officially open! From now through May 3 at 7 p.m., shoppers can browse through a virtual storehouse of inspired merchandise and fun experiences... [Read more]

Discover Burien’s 2014 Farmers Market season starts Thursday, May 1

Discover Burien’s 2014 Farmers Market season starts Thursday, May 1

[EDITOR'S NOTE: BTB Founder/Publisher Scott Schaefer is on the Board of Discover Burien, a local business non-profit.] Discover Burien will again put on its weekly Farmers Market starting Thursday, May... [Read more]

Moshier Spring Pottery Sale will be Saturday, May 3

Moshier Spring Pottery Sale will be Saturday, May 3

The annual Moshier Spring Pottery Sale will be held on Saturday, May 3, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Moshier Art Center, located at 430 S. 156th Street. “Twice a year the potters at the Moshier... [Read more]

Middle School Students’ film about Hicklin Lake to premiere Tuesday night

Middle School Students’ film about Hicklin Lake to premiere Tuesday night

Female Science Students from Cascade Middle School will be premiering their first documentary film about White Center’s Hicklin Lake this Tuesday night, April 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Highline Performing... [Read more]

Highline Historical Society to mark Earth Day with ‘Chasing Ice’ film on April 22

Highline Historical Society to mark Earth Day with ‘Chasing Ice’ film on April 22

To celebrate Earth Day on Tuesday, April 22, the Highline Historical Society will be presenting a screening of Chasing Ice, the National Geographic film that frames the story of our planet’s changing... [Read more]

Northwest Symphony Orchestra’s Season Finale will be April 26

Northwest Symphony Orchestra’s Season Finale will be April 26

Northwest Symphony Orchestra’s Season Final concert will be on Saturday, April 26 at the Highline Performing Arts Center in Burien. The concert will begin with Shostakovich’s Festive Overture,... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Scenes from the 2nd annual ‘Burien UFO Festival’ in Olde Burien

PHOTOS: Scenes from the 2nd annual ‘Burien UFO Festival’ in Olde Burien

On Tuesday night, April 1, businesses and residents of Olde Burien were “abducted” by UFOs, Men – and Women – in Black, and more Aliens than you could shake a probe at. It was the second... [Read more]

Burien Artist Danny Mansmith featured at Community Center through May

Burien Artist Danny Mansmith featured at Community Center through May

The Burien Community Center will be hosting an exhibit by Burien artist Danny Mansmith through the end of May. Danny is a self taught, mixed media, fiber, and installation artist. His exhibit is titled... [Read more]

City of Normandy Park Arts Commission holding Reception Thursday night

City of Normandy Park Arts Commission holding Reception Thursday night

Exhibit Artist Anette Lusher and one of her works. The City of Normandy Park Arts Commission will be holding an opening night reception for ‘Without Limitations – Visions of Many: An Exhibit Showcasing... [Read more]

LETTER: Burien Actors Theatre says ‘Thanks to one and all’ for recent success

LETTER: Burien Actors Theatre says ‘Thanks to one and all’ for recent success

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] BAT (Burien Actors Theatre) just completed its... [Read more]

Get into a ‘Hot Mess’ at Burien Arts Gallery reception on Thursday, April 3

Get into a ‘Hot Mess’ at Burien Arts Gallery reception on Thursday, April 3

A “Hot Mess” will have an opening reception from 5 – 8 p.m. at the Burien Arts Gallery at 826 SW 152nd Street on Thursday, April 3, and running through April 26. Here’s more info... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Burien UFO Fest Flash Mob; 1st rehearsal is Sunday!

Volunteers needed for Burien UFO Fest Flash Mob; 1st rehearsal is Sunday!

Organizers of the 2nd annual ‘Burien UFO Festival’ (aka BUFO) are seeking volunteers to participate in a ‘Flash Mob Dance’ at the event on Tuesday night, April 1, with the first... [Read more]

Mt. Rainier student to display drawings in Olde Burien as part of senior project

Mt. Rainier student to display drawings in Olde Burien as part of senior project

Mt. Rainier High student Amber Fiol will display four of her drawings during April at Skinperfect Salon in Olde Burien as part of her senior year project. The grand opening for Amber’s show, titled... [Read more]

Welcome spring at the ‘B-Town Beat Art & Music Walk’ on Thursday, April 3

Welcome spring at the ‘B-Town Beat Art & Music Walk’ on Thursday, April 3

Welcome spring to Burien at the next ‘B-Town Beat Art & Music Walk’ in downtown Burien on Thursday night, April 3. “Come down to B-Town and enjoy live art and music, for free!”... [Read more]

Breeders Theater’s ‘Tolstory’ opens April 4 at Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium

Breeders Theater’s ‘Tolstory’ opens April 4 at Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium

Breeders Theater, South King County’s premier professional theater company, returns to Des Moines in April with a new show – Tolstory. The show runs April, 4, 5, 11, 12 at 7 p.m., and April 6 and... [Read more]

REMINDER: 2nd annual ‘Burien UFO Festival’ is just 2 weeks away!

REMINDER: 2nd annual ‘Burien UFO Festival’ is just 2 weeks away!

Scene from the inaugural Burien UFO Festival on April 1, 2013. Photo by Michael Brunk. REMINDER: You’ve got two weeks to get your homemade UFO built, and your Man/Woman in Black – or Alien –... [Read more]

Kennedy Catholic High’s Spring Musical ‘The Music Man’ opens Thursday

Kennedy Catholic High’s Spring Musical ‘The Music Man’ opens Thursday

The Kennedy Catholic High School drama department’s Spring Musical ‘The Music Man’ will be marching into the Highline Performing Arts Center starting Thursday night, March 20, through... [Read more]

Council selects 2 residents, neighborhood group as its 2014 ‘Citizens of the Year’

Council selects 2 residents, neighborhood group as its 2014 ‘Citizens of the Year’

Burien City Councilmembers unanimously selected two residents – Maureen Hoffmann and Betty Olson Vacca – along with a local group – Neighbors of Seahurst Park – as Burien’s 2014 ‘Citizens... [Read more]

Celebrity Nick Cannon was ‘Principal for the Day’ at Sylvester Middle School Friday

Celebrity Nick Cannon was ‘Principal for the Day’ at Sylvester Middle School Friday

Nick Cannon, an actor, comedian, rapper, entrepreneur, record producer, radio, and television personality, served as “Principal for the Day” at Burien’s Sylvester Middle School on Friday,... [Read more]

2nd annual ‘Burien UFO Festival’ will crash land in Olde Burien April Fool’s Day

2nd annual ‘Burien UFO Festival’ will crash land in Olde Burien April Fool’s Day

The 2nd annual ‘Burien UFO Festival’ (aka ‘BUFO’) will crash land in Olde Burien on Tuesday, April 1 – April Fool’s Day – beginning at 7 p.m. in and around The Tin Room Bar…

SilverSounds’ ‘Those Were the Days’ Spring Concert will be March 30

SilverSounds’ ‘Those Were the Days’ Spring Concert will be March 30

SilverSounds’ Spring Concert “Those Were the Days” will be held on Sunday, March 30 at the Highline Performing Arts Center. SilverSounds Northwest remembers the music of its youth with... [Read more]

‘Poets with a Purpose’ will help Burien Actors Theatre on March 21

‘Poets with a Purpose’ will help Burien Actors Theatre on March 21

Have you heard of Poets with a Purpose? They are BAT-fans, and they are holding a fundraiser for our friends at Burien Actors Theatre following the December 10, 2013 fire. The fundraiser will be held on... [Read more]

PHOTO: Recent Sunrise over Lake Burien

PHOTO: Recent Sunrise over Lake Burien

Here’s a photo taken by BTB Reader Marc Anderson of a recent Sunrise over Lake Burien – something we’ll be seeing an hour later now that Daylight Savings Time has kicked in (click image to... [Read more]

Highline & Aviation High School Bands holding ‘Big Band Dance’ March 22

Highline & Aviation High School Bands holding ‘Big Band Dance’ March 22

The Highline and Aviation High School Bands will be holding a ‘Spring Big Band Dance’ on Saturday, March 22 from 7 – 10 p.m. at the Highline High School Cafeteria. Dance to your favorite... [Read more]

Normandy Park Community Club’s Country-Western Dance is March 29

Normandy Park Community Club’s Country-Western Dance is March 29

HOWDY PARNTER! Ya’ll are invited to the Normandy Park Community Club’s second annual country-western dance! THE JESS CARTER BAND (www.thejesscarter.com) will play live country/pop music while we chow... [Read more]