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Shadow Puppetry Workshop at the Burien Library

Fri, 30 Oct 2015

November 3 and 10, from 3:30-5:30pm, join the Burien Library for a Shadow Puppetry Workshop.

A two-day workshop for students in grades 5-8. Some of the first stories people told long ago were with shadows on walls created by the flicker of a fire. We don’t use fire anymore for the shadows but shadow puppetry is still one of the most intriguing and creative ways to tell a story. In this workshop, learn how to tell a well known children’s story using shadow puppets you create yourself. Taught by Master puppeteer Brian Morris, you will get to create characters, voices and produce a final show for others to watch! Please register with Burien Library or Burien Arts Association at 206-244-7808.

Sponsored by Burien Arts Association, Burien Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services and 4Culture.

Reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities is available; please contact the library prior to the event if you require accommodation.

Burien Library • 400 SW 152nd Street, Suite 100 • 206.243.3490

Day of the Dead In Burien, Friday Oct. 30

Tue, 27 Oct 2015

Dia De Los Muertos / Day Of The Dead Celebration!

New Event! Free!

Friday, October 30, 2015

Burien Community Center
14700 6th Ave SW


  • 6-7 & 8-9pm - Bolero music by Alma Villegas
  • 7:15-7:45pm - Mexican dance with Grupo Folklorico Guadalajara
  • 6:30-8:30pm - Mariachi Fiesta Mexicana
  • 7-8:30pm - Storytelling around the campfire with Mirta Wymerszberg: Mirta y su bolsa de canciones, Mirta and her bag of songs!


  • Face painting by Burien Arts
  • Make sugar skulls, skull masks, Gods eyes, and help with a community altar!
  • Play Loteria-Mexican Bingo!
  • Food available for sale by Maria's Tamales
  • Ofrendas (Altars) by Highline High School Students, Para Los Ninos, Highline Historical Society, Grupo Folklorico Guadalajara, SeaMar, and more!

For more information click here or 206-988-3700

"Gen Silent" Film Screening

Mon, 26 Oct 2015

Gen Silent screen shot

Burien Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is glad to host a free screening of the groundbreaking documentary Gen Silent – the LGBT Aging Film by Stu Maddox.

6:30pm, October 27th, 2015
Space is limited. Please RSVP to Nichole at 

“What would you do if you were old, disabled or ill – and the person feeding you put down the spoon and said that you are going to hell unless you change your sexual preference?

Sound absurd? Social workers around the world say it’s happening every day.

Gen Silent is the critically acclaimed documentary from filmmaker Stu Maddux that asks six LGBT seniors if they will hide their friends, their spouses- their entire lives in order to survive in the care system.”


"Bountiful Textures" at Burien Arts

Fri, 23 Oct 2015

Cape by Gail Wax

Burien Arts Gallery’s upcoming exhibit is just so big it can’t be confined to only one venue--or only one month!

Bountiful Textures” presents works in fiber by Fiber 19 artists at Burien Arts Gallery, 826 S.W. 152nd St. in Olde Burien.

In addition, Patricia Galavin exhibits her “heirloom baskets with a contemporary flair” at the Gallery.

Patricia will also teach basket making workshops on Nov. 5 and Nov. 8. Each workshop is five hours from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost is $40, which includes all materials. Patricia will present more classes in December with the dates to be announced later. Register for any of the workshops at lauriehaslund@gmail.com.

The Gallery also features Artists United artists Janet Price and Marta Creswell. They are both diverse artists who work in several different mediums.

And across the street from the Gallery, fiber artists Sonia Grasvik, Gail Wax and Deb Rychert will be exhibiting their fine-art quilts at Skinperfect, 905 S.W. 152nd St.

The Bountiful Textures exhibit at the two venues opens Nov. 5 and does not close until the day after Christmas.

Meet the many artists at the Opening Reception, Friday, Nov. 6, 5-8 p.m. at the Gallery.

The Fiber 19 artists are an eclectic group of mixed media fiber artists who meet to visit, support, critique and show their art. Among the members are basket makers, quilters, silk painters, tapestry weavers, fabric and fiber sculptors and embroiderers.

In 2008, a variety of forces brought the core members together into the Fiber Arts Certificate Program at the University of Washington. The graduating class numbered 19; hence they claimed the title Fiber 19.

Participating in the Burien Arts Gallery show are Sally Anaya, Mary Auld, Terry Berg, Debra Calkins, Nikki deRelle, Jan Fisher, Kaylin Francis, Barbara Matthews, Liz Pulos, Louise Roby, Joan Schlichting, Deborah Taylor and Rebecca Wachtman.

Sonia Grasvik, who will exhibit at Skinperfect, has enjoyed lecturing and teaching in the Pacific Northwest, where she resides, and more recently in Brazil by invitation. She has had a solo show at the LaConner Quilt & Textile Museum and her work has been displayed in juried national and international exhibits.

Gail Wax, who also will be exhibiting at Skinperfect, owns “Art Quilting Workshops.”

The Burien Arts Gallery is open Wednesday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. More information at www.burienarts.org or 206-244-7808.

“Conflicted interests – Science and the Arts" at the Burien Community Center

Wed, 07 Oct 2015

Fog Harbor, by Michael Diegel

The Burien Community Center is pleased to present photography by artist Michael Diegel. His exhibit “Conflicted interests – Science and the Arts” will be on exhibit from October 6th through the end of November.

The artist’s interest in photography started following a four year enlistment in the Navy. While pursuing photography, Michael received B.S. degrees in Microbiology, Medical Technology and a M.S. degree in Immunology. This education allowed him to pursue careers in Medical Technology and the Biotechnology field where, as part of a team, autoimmune and prostate cancer therapies were developed. During this science career, photography skills we used in microscopic work and Photoshop labeling/sizing for presentations.

Recently, Michael returned to full time efforts and development in his photographic artistic side with formal training at the Rocky Mountain School of Photography in Missoula, Montana. Photography interests were and are used as a vehicle for documenting travels to foreign and domestic locations. Photographic interests include portraiture, documentary, landscapes and cityscapes.

For more information on the artist’s work please go to: www.marrakeshphotography.com.

The Burien Community Center is open Monday-Thursday from 8:30am-8pm, Friday from 8:30am-5pm, and Saturday from 8-noon. For more information: parksinfo@burienwa.gov or 206-988-3700.

Alley Art Comes Inside at Burien Arts

Tue, 29 Sep 2015

The Burien Arts Gallery is presenting something completely new and excitedly different in October with its “They Drift X Sneke” exhibit.

Sneke One is a fixture in Seattle’s graffiti art and hip-hop scene. He and his crew have left an indelible mark on the Pacific Northwest and cities throughout the world including New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Geneva Switzerland and Paris France.

Meet Sneke at the Burien Arts Gallery’s Artist’s Reception, Friday, October 2, 5-8 p.m.

Known for “style writing” Sneke has been delivering dynamic, aerosol murals for over 20 years. He transforms a variety of shapes, symbols and letters into colorful bursts of abstract magnificence.

In the past several years, Sneke has moved to a multimedia platform, creating contemporary urban-inspired pieces with canvas, vinyl foam core and layered wood.

Some of his more notable works include Blue Scholars Brand identity, 2004; Red Bull Music Academy, 2005; Xbox Videogame booth, 2005; Cherry St. Coffee installation and mug design, 2006; Stomp Concessions booths at Hard Rock Café, 2006; Starbucks Spring Hip Hop CD, 2009 and Vain Hair Salon, 2006-2013.

The exhibit runs October 1- October 31 at the Burien Arts Gallery, 826 S.W. 152nd St. in Olde Burien.

Artists United also presents a photography exhibit featuring Tom Fletcher and Chris Gonvers.

The Gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday, noon-6 p.m. It is closed Sunday though Tuesday.

Visit www.burienarts.org or call 206-244-7808 for more information

Get creepy and kooky with musical comedy "The Addams Family"

Mon, 28 Sep 2015

(Sept. 16, 2015 - Burien, WA) – Have some ghoulish fun with the musical comedy The Addams Family at Burien Actors Theatre from Oct. 2 through Nov. 1. Enjoy free on-site parking and don’t miss the Halloween performance.


The wonderfully macabre Addams family is put to the test when Wednesday, the ultimate princess of darkness, grows up and falls for a “normal” young man from a respectable family. If that weren’t enough, she tells her father, Gomez, a secret he must hide from is adored wife, Morticia. When the boyfriend and his parents come to dinner, they plunge the Addams family into a night that is sure to change the family forever.

Based on the bizarre and beloved characters created by Charles Addams in his cartoons, and with nods to the television show The Addams Family, the show received a Tony nomination for Best Original Score. Music and lyrics are written by Andrew Lippa and book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice.

The show is suitable for all ages.

Ticket prices range from $7 to $20. Student tickets are just $10. For tickets, special deals or other information, go online to www.burienactorstheatre.org or call 206-242-5180.


Mok Moser is stage directing and Daryl Spadaccini is music directing the show and leading the live band. Also featured are the diverse acting talents of Leroy Chin (Lurch), Taylor Davis (Wednesday Addams), Daniela Ferdico (Morticia Addams), Izzi Ferdico (Pugsley Addams), Andrew Hunter (Lucas Beinecke), Nathaniel Jones (Gomez Addams), John Kelleher (Uncle Fester), John Lynch (Mal Beinecke), Anna Richardson (Grandmama) and Leslie Youngblood (Alice Beinecke) plus Dylan Cook, James Fesalbon, Jeremy Force, Erin O’Loughlin, Lani Smith and Laura York as the Ancestors.

Photographs and Cast Bios available upon request; please contact Maggie Larrick at 206-949-9554.

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