Arts Section

Northwest Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Music for the Soul’ will be March 15

Northwest Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Music for the Soul’ will be March 15

Northwest Symphony Orchestra’s third concert of the season, “Music for the Soul,” will be held on Saturday, March 15, and will present Anton Bruckner’s monumental Symphony No. 8 in C minor, followed... [Read more]

Laugh with outrageous late-night improv from ‘Turbo Turkey’ at BAT

Laugh with outrageous late-night improv from ‘Turbo Turkey’ at BAT

Hilarious late-night improv has arrived in the form of ‘Turbo Turkey’ at Burien Actors Theatre’s pop-up theater at 14907 4th Ave SW – the former Staples space – Saturday nights through March 23…

Saturday could be last chance to attend jazz festival in historic Masonic castle

Saturday could be last chance to attend jazz festival in historic Masonic castle

This Saturday (March 8), YOU can enjoy a great party and share in making a little history at the perfect setting for a classic jazz festival – the historic Landmark Event Center in Des Moines. It will... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Scenes from Burien Actors Theatre’s ‘Noises Off!’

PHOTOS: Scenes from Burien Actors Theatre’s ‘Noises Off!’

Burien Actors Theatre’s hilarious production of “Noises Off!” continues at the former Staples space (located at 14907 4th Ave SW) until March 23, with a special ‘Turbo Turkey’... [Read more]

‘Minor Differences’ Documentary film screening at Explorer West March 20

‘Minor Differences’ Documentary film screening at Explorer West March 20

On March 20, Explorer West Middle School will be hosting a screening of ‘Minor Differences,’ a poignant documentary about juvenile offenders in maximum security lock-up and their lives 18... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Two weeks ago, you were asked to participate in a citizen survey…’

LETTER: ‘Two weeks ago, you were asked to participate in a citizen survey…’

[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:] Hello Neighbors and Members of the Burien Community, Thank... [Read more]

Local Jazz Vocalist to perform at Poverty Bay Wine Festival this Sunday

Local Jazz Vocalist to perform at Poverty Bay Wine Festival this Sunday

Local Vocalist Kerry Wallingford and her trio will perform jazz standards at the Poverty Bay Wine Festival this Sunday, March 2. Wallingford regularly takes the stage at Seattle jazz clubs, including... [Read more]

Eclectic mix on display at Burien Arts Gallery during March

Eclectic mix on display at Burien Arts Gallery during March

The  Burien Arts Association is presenting a wide range of styles in its March exhibit at the new Burien Arts Gallery, located at 826 SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien. Titled, “Transformations,” the... [Read more]

B-Town Beat Art & Music Walk returning to downtown Burien Thursday, March 6

B-Town Beat Art & Music Walk returning to downtown Burien Thursday, March 6

The B-Town Beat Art & Music Walk will be returning to downtown Burien on Thursday night, March 6, from 6 – 9 p.m. This will be the first B-Town Beat of 2014. “Come down to B-Town and enjoy... [Read more]

REVIEW: ‘Noises Off!’ – ‘from the ashes of tragedy comes a comedy so hilarious…’

REVIEW: ‘Noises Off!’ – ‘from the ashes of tragedy comes a comedy so hilarious…’

Photo of the cast of ‘Noises Off!” by Michael Brunk. by Shelli Park If anyone is dedicated to bringing, and keeping, great theatre to Burien it is Maggie Lerrick and Eric Dickman, managing... [Read more]

Highline Community Symphonic Band’s ‘Festival of the Bands’ is March 3

Highline Community Symphonic Band’s ‘Festival of the Bands’ is March 3

The Highline Community Symphonic Band will be hosting its annual “Festival of the Bands” concert on Monday, March 3, with two local area high schools: The Kennedy Catholic Symphonic Band and... [Read more]

Council to review previous Community Center plans at Monday session

Council to review previous Community Center plans at Monday session

by Scott Schaefer The Burien City Council will review a presentation at its Monday, Feb. 24, Study Session about previous plans – last reviewed in 2008 – for a new Burien Community Center that were... [Read more]

LETTER: Member of Mt. Rainier High Choir seeking help for upcoming trip

LETTER: Member of Mt. Rainier High Choir seeking help for upcoming trip

[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:] Hello, my name is Samantha Crotty. I am in the... [Read more]

Internationally-acclaimed Jazz Group Pearl Django to perform at Wine Festival

Internationally-acclaimed Jazz Group Pearl Django to perform at Wine Festival

Gypsy Jazz stand-out Pearl Django will perform at the Poverty Bay Wine Festival on Sunday, March 2 at the historic Landmark Event Center in Des Moines. With a performance history spanning almost two decades,... [Read more]

COUPON: Save $5 off ‘Noises Off,’ opening Friday at former Staples space

COUPON: Save $5 off ‘Noises Off,’ opening Friday at former Staples space

Burien Actors Theatre will be presenting the comedy “Noises Off” – called “the funniest farce ever written” – starting this Friday, Feb. 21 and running through March 23 at... [Read more]

Checks presented to Highline & White Center Food Banks from Empty Bowls

Checks presented to Highline & White Center Food Banks from Empty Bowls

Wednesday afternoon (Feb. 12) two checks – for $8,160 each – were presented to both the Highline Area and White Center Food Banks from Organizers from the “Empty Bowls” fundraiser…

Burien Arts wants to paint your face – for FREE – on Valentine’s Day

Burien Arts wants to paint your face – for FREE – on Valentine’s Day

The Burien Arts Association has a special gift for visitors to its new gallery on Valentine’s Day (Friday, Feb. 14) – FREE face painting! The Burien Arts artists will quickly transform participants into their own personal valentine…

’15-Token Friday’ to kick off Poverty Bay Wine Festival on Friday, Feb. 28

’15-Token Friday’ to kick off Poverty Bay Wine Festival on Friday, Feb. 28

The Poverty Bay Wine Festival is back for its 10th year in Des Moines, and opening night – Friday, Feb. 28 – is ’15-Token Friday’! Your ticket that night will be good for 15 tasting tokens —five more than on Saturday and Sunday…

Volunteers needed for Poverty Bay Wine Festival, Feb. 28-Mar. 2

Volunteers needed for Poverty Bay Wine Festival, Feb. 28-Mar. 2

Would you like to contribute to your community and at the same time enjoy the Northwest’s best wines and great entertainment? You Can! Please join the Rotary Club of Des Moines as a valued Volunteer…

Burien Actors Theatre’s ‘Noises Off’ is ON – at the old Staples, starting Feb. 21

Burien Actors Theatre’s ‘Noises Off’ is ON – at the old Staples, starting Feb. 21

“Noises Off” is ON, hitting a new stage Feb. 21, as Burien Actors Theatre has received permission to use the old Staples retail space, located in the southwest corner of the Burien Town Plaza…

Northwest’s only classic jazz festival set for March 8 at historic venue

Northwest’s only classic jazz festival set for March 8 at historic venue

The time is rapidly approaching for the Northwest’s only music festival that exclusively features classic jazz from the first half of the 20th Century – Burien Arts Association’s 6th annual Highline Classic Jazz Festival, coming Saturday, March 8…

Reception for ‘Spotlight on Student Art’ is Friday at Burien Arts Gallery

Reception for ‘Spotlight on Student Art’ is Friday at Burien Arts Gallery

Burien Arts invites YOU to the ‘Spotlight on Student Art’ Exhibit, opening this Friday, Feb. 7, with a reception from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Burien Arts Gallery…

STOLEN: Eagle carving at Eagle Landing Park has gone missing

STOLEN: Eagle carving at Eagle Landing Park has gone missing

The Eagle sculpture at Eagle Landing Park – carved by Galen Willis-Eagle – has been stolen, according to Michael Lafreniere, Executive Director of Burien Parks…

Art from Marianne Perkins now on display at Burien Community Center

Art from Marianne Perkins now on display at Burien Community Center

The Burien Community Center will be displaying work from artist Marianne Perkins through the end of March. Marianne grew up in Chicago, and spent her teen years hanging around the Chicago Art Institute…

City issues contract for repairs to the arson-damaged Burien Annex

City issues contract for repairs to the arson-damaged Burien Annex

The City of Burien announced Tuesday (Feb. 4) that it has issued a contract to Belfor Property Restoration for repairs to the fire-damaged Annex Auditorium…

PHOTOS: Monday’s sunset over the Cascades as seen from Lake Burien

PHOTOS: Monday’s sunset over the Cascades as seen from Lake Burien

BTB Contributor Gregory Rehmke took some great pics of the sunset from Burien Monday, but rather than pointing his lens west he aimed it to the east towards the airport over Lake Burien…