Arts Section

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]

Collectible t-shirts for ‘The Maury Island Incident’ at Des Moines Market Saturday

Collectible t-shirts for ‘The Maury Island Incident’ at Des Moines Market Saturday

Cool, collectible t-shirts for the locally-made film “The Maury Island Incident” will be on sale at The Waterland Blog’s booth at the opening day of the Des Moines Farmers Market, from... [Read more]

Former members of Steppenwolf to perform on 4th of July in Des Moines

Former members of Steppenwolf to perform on 4th of July in Des Moines

Former members of Steppenwolf and Pegasus will be performing a live concert before the 4th of July fireworks at Des Moines Beach Park, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting scholarships for local... [Read more]

Momentum Music and Dance Academy holding performances in June

Momentum Music and Dance Academy holding performances in June

Burien’s Momentum Music and Dance Academy will be holding some performances in June at the Highline Performing Arts Center: GISELLE A full-length ballet presented by Momentum Music and Dance Academy’s... [Read more]

Normandy Park Arts Festival is this weekend – June 7–8

Normandy Park Arts Festival is this weekend – June 7–8

All the world is a stage and you’re invited to the Normandy Park Arts Festival this weekend – Saturday, June 7 and Sunday, June 8. This will be the 16th year of this colorful celebration of art... [Read more]

Local Author/Artist Virginia Wright seeking photos for new book about Burien

Local Author/Artist Virginia Wright seeking photos for new book about Burien

Three Tree Point resident Virginia Wright is putting together a new book on the history of Burien, and is seeking photos. “The book will focus primarily on relatively recent history, and will feature... [Read more]

Burien Community Center hosting new exhibit by Artist Jose Johann Bitanco

Burien Community Center hosting new exhibit by Artist Jose Johann Bitanco

The Burien Community Center is hosting a new exhibit by artist Jose Johann Bitancor titled “ISTRUKTURA” through the end of July. Bitancor is a Filipino painter and graphic designer with a... [Read more]