Arts Section

‘We All Have Stories to Share’: Grammy-Nominated Storyteller Visits the Northwest

‘We All Have Stories to Share’: Grammy-Nominated Storyteller Visits the Northwest

by Greg Wright Diane Ferlatte, the National Storytelling Network’s Circle of Excellence Award winner, will be a featured “teller” at this year’s PowellsWood Storytelling Festival. The first day... [Read more]

REMINDER: ‘Music in the Park’ kicks off with Pearl Django Thursday night!

REMINDER: ‘Music in the Park’ kicks off with Pearl Django Thursday night!

Burien’s 2014 “Music in the Park” series kicks off this Thursday night, July 10, at Lake Burien School Park with acclaimed jazz band Pearl Django, starting at 6:30 p.m.! So grab a... [Read more]

Burien Community Garden Green House has some new artwork

Burien Community Garden Green House has some new artwork

The Burien Community Garden has some new artwork – thanks to local artist Alina Gridley, the Green House at the gardens is now graced with colorful flowers, vegetables and a butterfly made from recycled... [Read more]

Opening Reception for ‘No Boundaries’ at Burien Community Center July 17

Opening Reception for ‘No Boundaries’ at Burien Community Center July 17

The Burien Community Center is now presenting “No Boundaries 2014,” an exhibit showcasing artists with disabilities, with an opening reception on Thursday, July 17 from 6 – 8 p.m. “No... [Read more]

First-ever ‘Awesome Kids Day’ is this Saturday at Burien Town Square Park

First-ever ‘Awesome Kids Day’ is this Saturday at Burien Town Square Park

The first-ever ‘Awesome Kids Day,’ a family event co-sponsored by the Burien Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department and Collins Chiropractic, will be held at Burien Town Square... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Readers share their photos & stories of the 4th in Burien

PHOTOS: Readers share their photos & stories of the 4th in Burien

BTB Reader Ethan Busse, 16, shared this great photo he took of the fireworks at Three Tree Point (click image to see larger version): New Burien resident Elston J. Hill also celebrated the 4th of July... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Pics from this year’s Independence Day Parade in Burien

PHOTOS: Pics from this year’s Independence Day Parade in Burien

Awash in red, white and blue in front of a crowd of thousands, the 93rd annual Independence Parade made its way around downtown Burien on the 4th of July, and Photographer Michael Brunk was there to capture... [Read more]

Come Alive at the PowellsWood Storytelling Festival

Come Alive at the PowellsWood Storytelling Festival

by Greg Wright The PowellsWood Storytelling Festival “is like a little pearl,” enthuses storyteller Syd Lieberman. The two-day festival, which runs July 18-19 this year at PowellsWood in Federal Way,... [Read more]

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Fireworks light up the skies above Three Tree Point

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Fireworks light up the skies above Three Tree Point

When he’s not busy calculating millibars and hectopascals, our own Puget Sound Weather Geek – Chris Scragg – is also a Photographer who lives just above Burien’s Three Tree Point. He also... [Read more]

VIDEO: Area residents read the Declaration of Independence

VIDEO: Area residents read the Declaration of Independence

We first posted this video on July 4, 2010, but we love it so much we thought it was worth a rerun: Out of the red, white and blue, it occurred to us that our third President, one Thomas Jefferson, who... [Read more]

Another film comes to Burien – ‘Every Beautiful Thing’ shooting this week

Another film comes to Burien – ‘Every Beautiful Thing’ shooting this week

// Post by Athena Hitson. ^ CLICK “PLAY” BUTTON TO VIEW VIDEO FROM FIRST DAY OF SHOOTING ^ Actress Lauren Weedman poses in front of the Burien Eagles sign. Click image to see full version. Burien... [Read more]

REMINDER: Independence Day Parade starts at 3pm on Friday; here’s a Map!

REMINDER: Independence Day Parade starts at 3pm on Friday; here’s a Map!

REMINDER: Burien’s 93rd Annual Independence Day Parade will start at 3 p.m. on Friday, July 4th (we’re Media Sponsors), and the weather peeps are calling for “mostly cloudy, with a high... [Read more]

PODCAST: Learn about Blues & Brews band James King & The Southsiders

PODCAST: Learn about Blues & Brews band James King & The Southsiders

The 5th annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival is coming up on Saturday, Aug. 23, with a day filled with local blues together with a variety of fine brews from local breweries. This event is the... [Read more]

Start your 4th of July early at the B-Town Beat this Thursday night

Start your 4th of July early at the B-Town Beat this Thursday night

Start your 4th of July celebration early by joining your favorite local and regional visual artists and musicians at the B-Town Beat Music and Art Walk this Thursday, July 3, from 6 – 9 p.m. For more... [Read more]

Olde Burien Block Party will be Saturday, July 19

Olde Burien Block Party will be Saturday, July 19

The annual Olde Burien Block Party will be held on Saturday, July 19, from 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. on SW 152nd Street between 9th and 10th Ave SW. Here’s the lineup: 12:00-1:00: Darrell Data –... [Read more]

Here’s what’s going on at local libraries during July

Here’s what’s going on at local libraries during July

Here’s what’s going on at the Burien branch of the King County Library during July: BURIEN LIBRARY JULY 2014 EVENTS Please click on the links below to view the programs for each age group. Children... [Read more]

Benefit screening of local UFO film for Discover Burien will be Friday, Aug. 1

Benefit screening of local UFO film for Discover Burien will be Friday, Aug. 1

A benefit screening of the locally-produced UFO film “The Maury Island Incident” for Discover Burien will take place on Friday night, Aug. 1 at the Tin Theater, starting at 7 p.m. “The Maury... [Read more]

Winners announced for 2014 Father’s Day Car Show & Chili Cook-Off

Winners announced for 2014 Father’s Day Car Show & Chili Cook-Off

Congrats to the following Father’s Day Car Show participants who ended up taking home an award for their cars: Oldest/Original Car: Eric Moe – 1917 Model T Date Car: Dennis Engberg – 1955... [Read more]

Burien’s 2014 ‘Music in the Park’ series starts Thursday, July 10

Burien’s 2014 ‘Music in the Park’ series starts Thursday, July 10

Burien’s 2014 “Music in the Park” series will take place Wednesday nights at North SeaTac Park (starting July 16), and Thursday nights at Lake Burien School Park (starting July 10). So... [Read more]

Fundraiser for Burning Man theme camp – ‘Burning Bazaar’ – is Saturday

Fundraiser for Burning Man theme camp – ‘Burning Bazaar’ – is Saturday

‘Burning Bazaar’ – a fundraiser for a theme camp at Critical Northwest, Seattle’s Burning Man event – will be held this Saturday June 28, from Noon – 6 p.m. at 13628 8th Ave SW, located... [Read more]

City of Burien’s 2015 Arts and Culture Grant Applications now available

City of Burien’s 2015 Arts and Culture Grant Applications now available

The City of Burien’s 2015 Arts and Culture Grant Applications are now available, and the deadline to apply is Friday, Aug. 15. The city allocates approximately $20,000 each year for Arts and Culture... [Read more]

Burien Arts Gallery’s July show will feature three local Artists

Burien Arts Gallery’s July show will feature three local Artists

Burien Arts Gallery’s July show will feature three local Artists – Ken DeRoux, Robert Dean and Diane Baxter, with an opening reception set for Thursday, July 3 from 5 – 8 p.m., as part of... [Read more]

The 5th annual Des Moines Rotary Blues & Brews Fest will be Saturday, Aug. 23

The 5th annual Des Moines Rotary Blues & Brews Fest will be Saturday, Aug. 23

For the fifth year in a row – on Saturday, Aug. 23 – people from around Western Washington and beyond will be flocking to the shores of Puget Sound at the Des Moines Beach Park to savor tasty licks... [Read more]

REMINDER: Burien’s annual ‘Wild Strawberry Festival’ is this weekend!

REMINDER: Burien’s annual ‘Wild Strawberry Festival’ is this weekend!

REMINDER: Burien’s annual ‘Wild Strawberry Festival’ is this weekend – Saturday & Sunday, June 14-15 – in downtown Burien and Town Square Park! There will be fabulous music on... [Read more]

‘Sing & Sketch’ will be at Burien Arts Gallery this Thursday night, June 12

‘Sing & Sketch’ will be at Burien Arts Gallery this Thursday night, June 12

Musicians–grab your instruments. Artists–grab your drawing pads. Then join together between 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. this Thursday, June 12 for Burien Arts’ unique Sing & Sketch program at the new... [Read more]

Para Los Niños holding Community Poetry Workshop on Saturday, June 14

Para Los Niños holding Community Poetry Workshop on Saturday, June 14

Para Los Niños will be holding a Community Poetry Workshop on Saturday, June 14, as part of their partnership with 4Culture for the “Poetry on the Buses” campaign. “Some of us were born here.... [Read more]