Arts Section

PHOTOS: Forest fire smoke paints red sunset over The Brothers mountains

PHOTOS: Forest fire smoke paints red sunset over The Brothers mountains

Resident Elston Hill shares these photos, saying that the reddish sunset over ‘The Brothers’ mountains on Tuesday night (Aug. 23) must be from forest fires in the Olympics (click images to... [Read more]

Get your tickets NOW – 7th annual Blues & Brews Festival is this SATURDAY!

Get your tickets NOW – 7th annual Blues & Brews Festival is this SATURDAY!

Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival from Olav on Vimeo. Get your tickets now – the 7th annual Blues and Brews festival is coming back this SATURDAY, Aug. 27 to the Des Moines Beach Park with music,... [Read more]

PODCAST: Man shot, killed; Burien Police save O.D. victim; Jack Mayne & more

PODCAST: Man shot, killed; Burien Police save O.D. victim; Jack Mayne & more

Here’s episode #64 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]

PHOTOS: Amazing late summer sunsets as seen from Burien

PHOTOS: Amazing late summer sunsets as seen from Burien

Courtesy resident Elston Hill comes these amazing photos of two gorgeous sunsets as seen from Burien over the last two days (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):  Read More →

7th Annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival concert will be Saturday, Aug. 27

7th Annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival concert will be Saturday, Aug. 27

Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival from Olav on Vimeo. Grab your sunscreen, dust off those dancin’ shoes and get ready – the 7th annual Blues and Brews festival at Des Moines Beach Park is... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: Zombie Fest Northwest returning for BRAINZ on Sat., Sept. 17

SAVE THE DATE: Zombie Fest Northwest returning for BRAINZ on Sat., Sept. 17

Mackenzie Bull won the 2015 kid’s costume contest with this amazing, haunting look. Photo by Scott Schaefer. SAVE THE DATE: Join 2,000+ zombies on Saturday, Sept. 17 for Zombie Fest Northwest, a FUN... [Read more]

Burien Arts Gallery featuring Artist Sue Kraft; opening reception Fri., Sept. 2

Burien Arts Gallery featuring Artist Sue Kraft; opening reception Fri., Sept. 2

The Burien Arts Gallery will be featuring work from Artist Sue Kraft, with a solo exhibition of her recent paintings. An Artist’s Reception is set for Friday, Sept. 2, from 5-8 p.m., at the gallery,... [Read more]

Innovative film ‘M.O.P.Z’ to be featured at Film Office Happy Hour Sept. 6

Innovative film ‘M.O.P.Z’ to be featured at Film Office Happy Hour Sept. 6

The incredibly innovative comedy short “M.O.P.Z.” – which was filmed mostly at Burien’s Sunnydale Elementary School – will be featured at the next Burien Film Office Happy Hour,... [Read more]

Former ‘Almost Live!’ Producer Bill Stainton at Toastmasters Thursday

Former ‘Almost Live!’ Producer Bill Stainton at Toastmasters Thursday

The special guest speaker for the Burien Growthmasters Toastmasters Club 4801 this Thursday (Aug. 18) will be Bill Stainton, former Producer/Writer for ‘Almost Live!’ and winner of 29 Emmys. Stainton... [Read more]

El Dorado West holding Car Show & Food Bank Fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 27

El Dorado West holding Car Show & Food Bank Fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 27

Advertiser El Dorado West will be holding a Car Show & Food Bank Fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 27, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at their campus, located at 1010 SW 134th Street in Burien. Here’s what... [Read more]

Children’s Book Festival will be at Burien Library on Saturday, Aug. 20

Children’s Book Festival will be at Burien Library on Saturday, Aug. 20

A Children’s Author Extravaganza will be held at the Burien Library on Saturday, Aug. 20, starting at 10:30 a.m. This event will feature five local Authors. Each Author will read from and talk about... [Read more]

Don’t miss ‘Quack Attack’ at Music in the Park at Marvista Park Sunday!

Don’t miss ‘Quack Attack’ at Music in the Park at Marvista Park Sunday!

All are invited to a very special ‘Music in the Park’ this Sunday, Aug. 14 at Marvista Park (19900 4th Ave SW) – Quack Attack! This is a celebration of music, art, community and Normandy... [Read more]

City of Burien hires Casey Stanley as its new Recreation Manager

City of Burien hires Casey Stanley as its new Recreation Manager

Later this month, the City of Burien will welcome Casey Stanley back to its Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services (PaRCS) Department to replace Debbie Zemke as Recreation Manager. Zemke retired from... [Read more]

Hi-Liners’ 50th Anniversary Celebration will be this Saturday, Aug. 13

Hi-Liners’ 50th Anniversary Celebration will be this Saturday, Aug. 13

The Hi-Liners’ 50th Anniversary Reunion Celebration will be from 2 – 5 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 13, at The Burien Annex. Past and Present Hi-Liners, Family, Friends, and Supporters are all invited! Come... [Read more]

All ages welcome at ‘Summer Sing’ at Glendale Lutheran on Sunday, Aug. 28

All ages welcome at ‘Summer Sing’ at Glendale Lutheran on Sunday, Aug. 28

All ages are welcome at a ‘Summer Sing!” hosted by Northwest Associated Arts’ ChoralSounds, SilverSounds and the Youth Choruses on Sunday Aug, 28, at Glendale Lutheran Church. The free... [Read more]

REMINDER: ‘Music in the Park’ concludes Thurs. with Kim Archer & Band

REMINDER: ‘Music in the Park’ concludes Thurs. with Kim Archer & Band

REMINDER: Burien Parks’ ‘Music in the Park’ concludes this week with the summer’s final FREE concert on Thursday, Aug. 11 at Lake Burien School Park with old school soul, funk... [Read more]

PODCAST: Fire destroys new home; Jack Mayne commentary, more…

PODCAST: Fire destroys new home; Jack Mayne commentary, more…

Here’s episode #63 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]

Meet community Artists Friday night at Burien Arts Gallery

Meet community Artists Friday night at Burien Arts Gallery

Meet your community’s Artists tonight – Friday, Aug. 5, 5-8 p.m. – at an Opening Reception in the Burien Arts Gallery. Since October 2013, the Burien Arts Gallery at 826 SW 152nd Street in Olde... [Read more]

New local film examines lost work of missing surveillance whistleblower

New local film examines lost work of missing surveillance whistleblower

This week, Seattle-based EKE Pictures announced the world premiere release of The Periphery Project, Volume I, will be on IndieFlix, the membership-based global movie hub. According to Producer Steve... [Read more]

Enjoy unexpected new plays in Seattle Playwrights Studio Showcase at BAT

Enjoy unexpected new plays in Seattle Playwrights Studio Showcase at BAT

For about the price of a matinee movie theater ticket, you can see two brand-new plays from the creative minds of local playwrights during the Seattle Playwrights Studio Showcase in August at Burien... [Read more]

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: All-City Swim Meet at Normandy Park Swim Club

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: All-City Swim Meet at Normandy Park Swim Club

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Now in her second year with more great work is our youngest-ever Contributor – 12-year old Isabel Herbruger – Local Girl Scout, 4-H member, and aspiring photojournalist. We encourage... [Read more]

Burien’s annual Arts-A-Glow Lantern Festival & Procession will be Sat., Sept. 10

Burien’s annual Arts-A-Glow Lantern Festival & Procession will be Sat., Sept. 10

Arts-A-Glow, Burien’s Unique & Oh So Sweet Lantern Festival and Procession, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10 at Dottie Harper Park. This is an annual, magical evening in the forest! Lantern... [Read more]

REMINDER: Burien filmmaker at Burien Film Office Happy Hour Tuesday!

REMINDER: Burien filmmaker at Burien Film Office Happy Hour Tuesday!

REMINDER: Burien native Jeff Ferrell has been making films locally since 2008, and he’ll be the Guest Speaker at the next Burien Film Office Happy Hour, to be held this Tuesday night (Aug. 2), from... [Read more]