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Christmas Treats from Northwest Associated Arts!

Fri, 09 Dec 2016

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Northwest Associated Arts's youngest singers touch your hearts and bring a smile to your face as they take the stage for their annual celebration of Christmas joy!

This year, for the first time, the performance will be a Saturday matinee, and Artistic Directors Colleen Thomas-Reitsma and Kerstin Shaffer have programmed a concert that is sure to fill your stocking with familiar and favorite songs as well as new muscial treats of the season.

Date: December 10, 2016
Time: 2:00pm
Location: Highline Performing Arts Center

Adults: $15
17 & Under: FREE with Adult


Highline Band brings "Tidings of Joy" to Tukwila

Fri, 09 Dec 2016

Highline Community Symphonic Band

Highline Community Symphonic Band is having their first concert of the season on Monday, December 12th at 7:30 PM at Foster High School in Tukwila, WA (4242 S 144th St, Tukwila, WA 98168)

The title of the concert is "Tidings of Joy", and will include joyful concert band and holiday music from Johannes Brahms, Leroy Anderson, Alfred Reed, Frank Ticheli and more!

You can find out about our upcoming concerts in 2017 on our website. Also, please check out our Facebook page.

As always, Highline Band concerts are free! (donations are graciously accepted). Come to the concert on Monday night to hear them spread a little joy this holiday season!

Holiday Concert with the Northwest Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet

Tue, 22 Nov 2016

On December 17, BAT presents a Holiday Concert with the Northwest Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet featuring Natalie Dungey, soloist (check out solo starting at at 2:34). This will be traditional Holiday music played by a brass quintet in chamber music style.

The quintet is:

  • Philip Dungey – Trumpet
  • Natalie Dungey – Trumpet
  • Julia Broome-Robinson – Trombone
  • Ron Gilbert – french horn
  • Chris Barnes- Tuba

The Holiday concert/fundraiser begins at 7:30 pm and runs until 9:00 pm

Tickets are $10 at the door and they are available ONLINE and at the door, while tickets last.

Here is a list of what you’ll hear:

  • Canzona per Sonare No. 2 Giovanni Gabrieli (1557-1612)
  • Nocturne from A Midsummer Night’s Dream Felix Mendelssoohn, arr. by Ron Gilbert
  • Christmas Bell Fantasy Arr. by Bill Holcombe
  • La Virgen De La Macarena Traditional, Arr. by Geoffrey Bergler
  • Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen Johannes Brahms, Transcribed by Lewis Niven
  • Scherzo John Cheetham
  • Canzona per Sonare No. 4 Giovanni Gabrieli, transcribed by Graeme Page

— Intermission —

  • Sonata from Die Bankelsangerlieder Anonymous (c. 1684)
  • Fum, Foom, Phoom Traditional, Arr. by T. Cooper & C. Warren
  • The Christmas Song Mel Torme & Robert Wells,
    Arr. by Luther Henderson
  • Minor Alterations David Lovrien, transcribed by Chas Warren
  • “Christmas Through the Looking Glass”
  • Christmas Time is Here By Vince Guaraldi, Arr. by Zack Smith
  • Let It Snow, Frosty! Arr. by Paul Chauvin
  • We Wish You A Merry Christmas Arr. by Zach Smith

Moshier Holiday Sale and Preview Party

Fri, 18 Nov 2016

Poster for Pottery Sale, with ceramic figurine of mother and child

It’s that time of year, Moshier is hosting its Holiday Pottery Sale and Preview Party! The Preview Party is Friday, December 2nd from 5-7pm.

Get a sneak peek and first selection of pottery from our students, instructors, and studio artists.

Can’t make it to the preview party? Stop by Moshier on Saturday, December 3rd from 10-3pm for our annual Holiday Sale.

(Cash and checks only.)

Twisted holiday cheer comes to BAT!

Thu, 17 Nov 2016

Poster for The Christmas Show (three elves peeking from behind a red curtain)

Twisted holiday cheer warms the heart in The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged), a comedy at Burien Actors Theatre.

Celebrate the season with a tour de force in which three actors do absolutely everthing in the irreverently heartwarming comedy The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged) at Burien Actors Theatre Nov. 25 through Dec. 18.

The Burien Actors Theatre production features specialty drinks themed to the show and plenty of free on-site parking, plus an opening night party.


It’s the Annual Holiday extravaganza at St. Everybody’s Non-Denominational Universalist Church. But bad weather has barred the scheduled acts from arriving. So three church members have to perform the entire pageant themselves. This irreverent trip through the holidays promises a good time gift-wrapped in song, parody and delightfully twisted holiday cheer—along with an elf ballet. If you liked The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), you’ll love this tour de force for three actors.

Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. at Burien Actors Theatre, 14501 4th Ave. S.W. in Burien.

Ticket prices range from $7 to $20. Student tickets are just $10. Enjoy an early Christmas present with opening weekend deals: Tickets on opening night, Nov. 25, include free admission to the opening night party. On Saturday, Nov. 26 all tickets are half price and on Sunday, Nov. 27, known as Seven Buck Sunday, admission is just $7.

For tickets, special deals or other information, go to www.burienactorstheatre.org or call 206-242-5180.

The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged) is sponsored by 4Culture.


Stage director Marc “Mok” Moser direcst the talented cast of Beth Davis, Pepper Hambrick and Anna Richardson.

Designers for the show are: Albie Clementi, set; Rob Falk, lighting; Cyndi Baumgardner, props; Audrey Herold, costumes; and Tony Cochran, Marc “Mok” Moser and Eric Dickman for sound.


Exciting live theater has been a tradition in Burien since 1955. Incorporated in 1980, Burien Actors Theatre (BAT) has been a leading producer of quality live theater serving residents of the Seattle and south Puget Sound areas.

Burien Actors Theatre gives audiences an intriguing and invigorating theatre experience with unusual and fantastical productions they can’t see on film or see anywhere else. The company’s mission is to treat audiences to productions of the highest artistic integrity that excite, engage and involve both the local and expanding theatrical communities in the Puget Sound region.

BAT is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) entity and operates on revenue from ticket sales, donations, grants, sponsorships and volunteers.

Burien’s biggest art party is this Saturday, November 19

Thu, 17 Nov 2016

Vision 2020 Icon

Don’t miss out on Burien’s biggest annual art party this Saturday, Nov. 19 at the Burien Community Center, 14700 6th Ave. S.W. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Burien Arts Association’s 9th Annual Vision 20/20 Art Gala and Fundraiser offers affordable art, a buying frenzy, silent art auction, fabulous food from local restaurants, marvelous music by Trio Abaraka, refreshing beverages and great raffle prizes.

This year there will be more artwork from more artists at a lower price than last year.

Student art from Highline High School will also be featured.

Remember, fancy dress is encouraged—everything from tux and tails to tiaras and tutus.

Admission is free but donations for Burien Arts programs are gladly accepted.

Veteran Vision 20/20 participants will know to browse carefully the 500 pieces of small artworks from over 50 artists and then stake out a spot by their favorite pieces.

Because when the bell rings, there will be a buying frenzy as they snatch their favorites off the wall and head over to the waiting cashiers. You could be the one who wins the right to ring the bell.

Each 8”x 8” work is only $40 and the money goes to support Burien Arts great programs throughout the year. Each artwork makes a great holiday gift.

Your participation will help fund Arts in Education programs, the Linda Dougherty Scholarship Fund, fine-arts exhibits, the Highline Classic Jazz Festival, Shakespeare in the Park, Wild Strawberry Festival strawberry shortcake booth and more.

More information is available on Facebook, our Website, and on Instagram.

Experience Rhythms of Nature at Burien Arts Gallery

Wed, 02 Nov 2016

"Last Warm Rays" by Lolly Shera

The Burien Arts Gallery just might have the cure for your fall rainy-day blues.

This Friday night, Nov. 4, you can step out to meet artist Lolly Shera and experience the “Rhythms of Nature” through her delightful paintings showcased at the Gallery in November.

The Artist’s Reception runs 5-8 p.m. at the Gallery, 826 S.W. 152nd St. in Olde Burien.

Also meet Marta Creswell and Janet Price who will be exhibiting in the Artists United room at the Gallery.

Marta, a versatile artist adept at many mediums, will be showing her pastel work. Janet exhibits her art nationally and will be featuring her portraits and figurative work.

Discussing her oil on linen painting of Mt. Si in the Snoqualmie Valley, Lolly Shea reveals her artistic process. She titles the piece, “Last Warm Rays.”

“I remember the day I started this painting ‘en plein air’ and it was a fall day, really cold and windy!” Lolly notes. “ I could hardly keep the easel standing upright and I had to use the car as a wind block.

“Many times I will start a painting outdoors and bring it back to the studio to finish. It's a little more comfortable inside and my hands aren't frozen holding the brush. Fortunately, I can bring back all the memories of being there, including the sounds, smells and sights, all of which assist me in completing the painting.

“For this one I decided to add a stream feature because I liked how it leads the eye into the painting. Lots of times I will make compositional choices during the painting process because the painting is conversing back and forth with me and I try to listen and feel where it needs to go.”

Lolly’s honors and awards include Best of Show, The Clymer Museum & Gallery, West of the Mississippi Juried Exhibition, 2015; Scholarship Award, Puget Sound Group of Northwest Artists, 2011; and Second Place, Burien Arts Juried Competition, 2010.

Her work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions throughout Washington state.

Lolly’s show runs through November at the Gallery.

The Burien Arts Gallery is open Wednesdays through Saturdays, noon-6 p.m. and Sundays, noon-4 p.m.

For more information, visit www.burienarts.org or call 206-244-7808.

[Pictured: "Last Warm Rays" by Lolly Shera]

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