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February 24, 2017

St. Francis of Assisi School’s ‘Annie Jr.’ will be Friday, Feb. 24 & Saturday, Feb. 25

St. Francis of Assisi School – in collaboration with Hi-Liners Musical Theatre – proudly presents ‘Annie Jr.’ on Friday, Feb. 24 and Saturday, Feb. 25!

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan.

Performances will be on Friday, February 24th and Saturday, February 25th, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the Highline Performing Arts Center, located at 401 S. 152nd Street in Burien.

Tickets can be purchased for $10 each at the school office.

This is the 14th year that St. Francis of Assisi School has been performing.

Contact 206-243-5690 for more information.

Our mission is to educate the whole person within a Christ-centered, Catholic community that fosters active faith, provides a balanced curriculum and promotes academic growth to prepare students for success.

Start: February 24, 2017 7:00 pm
End: February 24, 2017 9:00 pm
Venue: Highline Performing Arts Center
Phone: 206-243-5690
Address:
401 S. 152nd Street, Burien, WA, 98148, United States

Burien Actors Theatre’s ‘Sex with Strangers’ not to be missed; plus, a $5 Off Coupon!

Photos by Michael Brunk

Review by Shelli Park

A play entitled ‘Sex with Strangers’ can be a bit provocative if the subject of sex makes you feel uncomfortable.

Burien Actors Theatre (BAT) is currently running a production of the play, written by Laura Eason, as you may have heard. You may be thrilled at the courage it takes for a small theatre company in a small town to produce a play with such a potentially controversial title. Or you may be offended by the seeing the word sex displayed on advertising all around town.

If you are offended, let me assure you that this play is not pornographic. And while sex figures off-stage, it is a thoughtfully written play about a love affair (yes, there is PG level intimacy), how the world, and technology, is rapidly changing; about having passion for writing, and reading; and about honesty with others, and with oneself, to name a few themes.

The play opens on a scene of a quaint cabin living room. A woman, Olivia (Alexandra Novotny) sits in a large, soft chair reading what looks to be a manuscript and drinking a glass of wine. Her peace is shattered when she hears the crunch of tires on snow, then more crunching as feet approach the door of the cabin. Enter, center stage, the force of nature which threatens to uproot her cozy existence, Ethan (J. Woody Lotts).

Chemistry between characters in a two person production is vital. Lotts and Novotny have plenty of it. Eason’s dialogue is witty and poignant, shooting straight for the tender heart balanced by a very healthy sense of humor. Our actors finesse their parts, bringing them to life. It is easy to identify with the characters.

Lotts is perfect in the role of the e-connected hipster. He is brash, but sensitive. His character is a classic narcissist, but not without heart.

Novotny carries the feeling of a woman nearing middle age who has settled. She barely hides the hope she carries for a different reality.

The journey through this complex relationship is satisfying. Flynn and Larrick partner well to guide their actors with their collective experienced wisdom.

The music, designed by Eric Dickman, delights, adding on-point layers to the production. Albie Clementi’s set is a feat of engineering and sets good tone for the two acts. The only weakness in the production, in my opinion, is Olivia’s costuming. Olivia may have settled in life, but I don’t think she has given up.

Burien Actors Theatre’s production of ‘Sex with Strangers’ is not to be missed. What a gift it is to have great, challenging theater in our town.

UPDATE: The supply of free tickets donated by the Burien UFO Festival has concluded:

GET FREE TICKETS COURTESY BUFO!
Organizers of the Burien UFO Festival (BUFO) – which is taking a sabbatical this year – want to offer our Readers FREE tickets to this great production!

  • Friday, February 17, 2017: 8:00 pm – Purchase
  • Saturday, February 18, 2017: 8:00 pm – Purchase
  • Sunday, February 19, 2017: 2:00 pm – Purchase
  • Friday, February 24, 2017: 8:00 pm – Purchase
  • Saturday, February 25, 2017: 8:00 pm – Purchase
  • Sunday, February 26, 2017: 2:00 pm – Purchase
  • Friday, March 3, 2017: 8:00 pm – Purchase
  • Saturday, March 4, 2017: 8:00 pm – Purchase
  • Sunday, March 5, 2017: 2:00 pm – Purchase

These FREE tickets are courtesy a generous grant to BAT by BUFO Founder/Organizer John White!

COUPON
You can save $5 off tickets by using this Coupon:

Click image to print coupon.

BURIEN ARTS ON EXHIBIT
Also, during this production, BAT will be hosting Burien Arts with an exhibit of photos by the Artful Activists of the Backbone Campaign. The show is called ‘Love Wins.’

The photos feature ordinary people expressing their love and passion for Puget Sound while raising awareness about environmental stewardship.

Sex with Strangers is sponsored by 4Culture and Pickled & Preserved.

THE CAST, DIRECTOR AND DESIGNERS
Co-stage directors Rochelle Flynn and Maggie Larrick direct the talented cast of Alexandra Novotny (Olivia) and J. Woody Lotts (Ethan)

Designers for the show are: Albie Clementi, set; Zanna Paulson, lighting; Cyndi Baumgardner, props; Tucker O’Connor, costumes; and Eric Dickman, sound.

ABOUT BURIEN ACTORS THEATRE
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 Actors Theatre is located at 14501 4th Avenue SW, Burien, WA 98148:

Start: February 24, 2017 8:00 pm
End: February 24, 2017 10:00 pm
Venue: Burien Actors Theatre
Phone: (206) 242-5180
Address:
14501 4th Avenue SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

February 25, 2017

St. Francis of Assisi School’s ‘Annie Jr.’ final performance is Saturday, Feb. 25

St. Francis of Assisi School – in collaboration with Hi-Liners Musical Theatre – proudly presents ‘Annie Jr.’ on Friday, Feb. 24 and Saturday, Feb. 25!

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan.

Performances will be on Friday, February 24th and Saturday, February 25th, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the Highline Performing Arts Center, located at 401 S. 152nd Street in Burien.

Tickets can be purchased for $10 each at the school office.

This is the 14th year that St. Francis of Assisi School has been performing.

Contact 206-243-5690 for more information.

Our mission is to educate the whole person within a Christ-centered, Catholic community that fosters active faith, provides a balanced curriculum and promotes academic growth to prepare students for success.

Start: February 25, 2017 7:00 pm
End: February 25, 2017 9:00 pm
Venue: Highline Performing Arts Center
Phone: 206-243-5690
Address:
401 S. 152nd Street, Burien, WA, 98148, United States

Burien Actors Theatre’s ‘Sex with Strangers’ not to be missed; plus, a $5 Off Coupon!

Photos by Michael Brunk

Review by Shelli Park

A play entitled ‘Sex with Strangers’ can be a bit provocative if the subject of sex makes you feel uncomfortable.

Burien Actors Theatre (BAT) is currently running a production of the play, written by Laura Eason, as you may have heard. You may be thrilled at the courage it takes for a small theatre company in a small town to produce a play with such a potentially controversial title. Or you may be offended by the seeing the word sex displayed on advertising all around town.

If you are offended, let me assure you that this play is not pornographic. And while sex figures off-stage, it is a thoughtfully written play about a love affair (yes, there is PG level intimacy), how the world, and technology, is rapidly changing; about having passion for writing, and reading; and about honesty with others, and with oneself, to name a few themes.

The play opens on a scene of a quaint cabin living room. A woman, Olivia (Alexandra Novotny) sits in a large, soft chair reading what looks to be a manuscript and drinking a glass of wine. Her peace is shattered when she hears the crunch of tires on snow, then more crunching as feet approach the door of the cabin. Enter, center stage, the force of nature which threatens to uproot her cozy existence, Ethan (J. Woody Lotts).

Chemistry between characters in a two person production is vital. Lotts and Novotny have plenty of it. Eason’s dialogue is witty and poignant, shooting straight for the tender heart balanced by a very healthy sense of humor. Our actors finesse their parts, bringing them to life. It is easy to identify with the characters.

Lotts is perfect in the role of the e-connected hipster. He is brash, but sensitive. His character is a classic narcissist, but not without heart.

Novotny carries the feeling of a woman nearing middle age who has settled. She barely hides the hope she carries for a different reality.

The journey through this complex relationship is satisfying. Flynn and Larrick partner well to guide their actors with their collective experienced wisdom.

The music, designed by Eric Dickman, delights, adding on-point layers to the production. Albie Clementi’s set is a feat of engineering and sets good tone for the two acts. The only weakness in the production, in my opinion, is Olivia’s costuming. Olivia may have settled in life, but I don’t think she has given up.

Burien Actors Theatre’s production of ‘Sex with Strangers’ is not to be missed. What a gift it is to have great, challenging theater in our town.

UPDATE: The supply of free tickets donated by the Burien UFO Festival has concluded:

GET FREE TICKETS COURTESY BUFO!
Organizers of the Burien UFO Festival (BUFO) – which is taking a sabbatical this year – want to offer our Readers FREE tickets to this great production!

  • Friday, February 17, 2017: 8:00 pm – Purchase
  • Saturday, February 18, 2017: 8:00 pm – Purchase
  • Sunday, February 19, 2017: 2:00 pm – Purchase
  • Friday, February 24, 2017: 8:00 pm – Purchase
  • Saturday, February 25, 2017: 8:00 pm – Purchase
  • Sunday, February 26, 2017: 2:00 pm – Purchase
  • Friday, March 3, 2017: 8:00 pm – Purchase
  • Saturday, March 4, 2017: 8:00 pm – Purchase
  • Sunday, March 5, 2017: 2:00 pm – Purchase

These FREE tickets are courtesy a generous grant to BAT by BUFO Founder/Organizer John White!

COUPON
You can save $5 off tickets by using this Coupon:

Click image to print coupon.

BURIEN ARTS ON EXHIBIT
Also, during this production, BAT will be hosting Burien Arts with an exhibit of photos by the Artful Activists of the Backbone Campaign. The show is called ‘Love Wins.’

The photos feature ordinary people expressing their love and passion for Puget Sound while raising awareness about environmental stewardship.

Sex with Strangers is sponsored by 4Culture and Pickled & Preserved.

THE CAST, DIRECTOR AND DESIGNERS
Co-stage directors Rochelle Flynn and Maggie Larrick direct the talented cast of Alexandra Novotny (Olivia) and J. Woody Lotts (Ethan)

Designers for the show are: Albie Clementi, set; Zanna Paulson, lighting; Cyndi Baumgardner, props; Tucker O’Connor, costumes; and Eric Dickman, sound.

ABOUT BURIEN ACTORS THEATRE
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 Actors Theatre is located at 14501 4th Avenue SW, Burien, WA 98148:

Start: February 25, 2017 8:00 pm
End: February 25, 2017 10:00 pm
Venue: Burien Actors Theatre
Phone: (206) 242-5180
Address:
14501 4th Avenue SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

February 26, 2017

Burien Actors Theatre’s ‘Sex with Strangers’ not to be missed; plus, a $5 Off Coupon!

Photos by Michael Brunk

Review by Shelli Park

A play entitled ‘Sex with Strangers’ can be a bit provocative if the subject of sex makes you feel uncomfortable.

Burien Actors Theatre (BAT) is currently running a production of the play, written by Laura Eason, as you may have heard. You may be thrilled at the courage it takes for a small theatre company in a small town to produce a play with such a potentially controversial title. Or you may be offended by the seeing the word sex displayed on advertising all around town.

If you are offended, let me assure you that this play is not pornographic. And while sex figures off-stage, it is a thoughtfully written play about a love affair (yes, there is PG level intimacy), how the world, and technology, is rapidly changing; about having passion for writing, and reading; and about honesty with others, and with oneself, to name a few themes.

The play opens on a scene of a quaint cabin living room. A woman, Olivia (Alexandra Novotny) sits in a large, soft chair reading what looks to be a manuscript and drinking a glass of wine. Her peace is shattered when she hears the crunch of tires on snow, then more crunching as feet approach the door of the cabin. Enter, center stage, the force of nature which threatens to uproot her cozy existence, Ethan (J. Woody Lotts).

Chemistry between characters in a two person production is vital. Lotts and Novotny have plenty of it. Eason’s dialogue is witty and poignant, shooting straight for the tender heart balanced by a very healthy sense of humor. Our actors finesse their parts, bringing them to life. It is easy to identify with the characters.

Lotts is perfect in the role of the e-connected hipster. He is brash, but sensitive. His character is a classic narcissist, but not without heart.

Novotny carries the feeling of a woman nearing middle age who has settled. She barely hides the hope she carries for a different reality.

The journey through this complex relationship is satisfying. Flynn and Larrick partner well to guide their actors with their collective experienced wisdom.

The music, designed by Eric Dickman, delights, adding on-point layers to the production. Albie Clementi’s set is a feat of engineering and sets good tone for the two acts. The only weakness in the production, in my opinion, is Olivia’s costuming. Olivia may have settled in life, but I don’t think she has given up.

Burien Actors Theatre’s production of ‘Sex with Strangers’ is not to be missed. What a gift it is to have great, challenging theater in our town.

UPDATE: The supply of free tickets donated by the Burien UFO Festival has concluded:

GET FREE TICKETS COURTESY BUFO!
Organizers of the Burien UFO Festival (BUFO) – which is taking a sabbatical this year – want to offer our Readers FREE tickets to this great production!

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE:

  • Sunday, February 26, 2017: 2:00 pm – Purchase
  • Friday, March 3, 2017: 8:00 pm – Purchase
  • Saturday, March 4, 2017: 8:00 pm – Purchase
  • Sunday, March 5, 2017: 2:00 pm – Purchase

These FREE tickets are courtesy a generous grant to BAT by BUFO Founder/Organizer John White!

COUPON
You can save $5 off tickets by using this Coupon:

Click image to print coupon.

BURIEN ARTS ON EXHIBIT
Also, during this production, BAT will be hosting Burien Arts with an exhibit of photos by the Artful Activists of the Backbone Campaign. The show is called ‘Love Wins.’

The photos feature ordinary people expressing their love and passion for Puget Sound while raising awareness about environmental stewardship.

Sex with Strangers is sponsored by 4Culture and Pickled & Preserved.

THE CAST, DIRECTOR AND DESIGNERS
Co-stage directors Rochelle Flynn and Maggie Larrick direct the talented cast of Alexandra Novotny (Olivia) and J. Woody Lotts (Ethan)

Designers for the show are: Albie Clementi, set; Zanna Paulson, lighting; Cyndi Baumgardner, props; Tucker O’Connor, costumes; and Eric Dickman, sound.

ABOUT BURIEN ACTORS THEATRE
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 Actors Theatre is located at 14501 4th Avenue SW, Burien, WA 98148:

Start: February 26, 2017 2:00 pm
End: February 26, 2017 4:00 pm
Venue: Burien Actors Theatre
Phone: (206) 242-5180
Address:
14501 4th Avenue SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

March 2, 2017

Friend to Friend America doing presentation at El Dorado West March 2

The public is invited to El Dorado West Retirement Community for a presentation by Friend to Friend America on Thursday, March 2 at 10:30 a.m.:

Would you like a visitor?

Do you know someone that could benefit from a visiting friend?

Friend to Friend America recruits and matches volunteers to visit (one-to-one) with elderly and disabled persons who live in nursing, retirement and adult family homes.

Senior to Senior is part of the Friend to Friend program which increases intergenerational awareness, foster comfort, understanding and compassion between different generations potentially improving graduation rates in high school students.

Participants will receive training, including orientation, background check, and sensitivity training before being matched. They will also have access to and receive ongoing support from FTFA staff and volunteers to facilitate the visits as needed.

For more information, call (206) 248-1975.

More info at www.villageconcepts.com.

El Dorado West is located at 1010 SW 134th Street in Burien:

Start: March 2, 2017 10:30 am
End: March 2, 2017 12:00 pm
Venue: El Dorado West
Phone: (206) 248-1975
Address:
1010 SW 134th Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

March 3, 2017

Burien Actors Theatre’s ‘Sex with Strangers’ not to be missed; plus, a $5 Off Coupon!

Photos by Michael Brunk

Review by Shelli Park

A play entitled ‘Sex with Strangers’ can be a bit provocative if the subject of sex makes you feel uncomfortable.

Burien Actors Theatre (BAT) is currently running a production of the play, written by Laura Eason, as you may have heard. You may be thrilled at the courage it takes for a small theatre company in a small town to produce a play with such a potentially controversial title. Or you may be offended by the seeing the word sex displayed on advertising all around town.

If you are offended, let me assure you that this play is not pornographic. And while sex figures off-stage, it is a thoughtfully written play about a love affair (yes, there is PG level intimacy), how the world, and technology, is rapidly changing; about having passion for writing, and reading; and about honesty with others, and with oneself, to name a few themes.

The play opens on a scene of a quaint cabin living room. A woman, Olivia (Alexandra Novotny) sits in a large, soft chair reading what looks to be a manuscript and drinking a glass of wine. Her peace is shattered when she hears the crunch of tires on snow, then more crunching as feet approach the door of the cabin. Enter, center stage, the force of nature which threatens to uproot her cozy existence, Ethan (J. Woody Lotts).

Chemistry between characters in a two person production is vital. Lotts and Novotny have plenty of it. Eason’s dialogue is witty and poignant, shooting straight for the tender heart balanced by a very healthy sense of humor. Our actors finesse their parts, bringing them to life. It is easy to identify with the characters.

Lotts is perfect in the role of the e-connected hipster. He is brash, but sensitive. His character is a classic narcissist, but not without heart.

Novotny carries the feeling of a woman nearing middle age who has settled. She barely hides the hope she carries for a different reality.

The journey through this complex relationship is satisfying. Flynn and Larrick partner well to guide their actors with their collective experienced wisdom.

The music, designed by Eric Dickman, delights, adding on-point layers to the production. Albie Clementi’s set is a feat of engineering and sets good tone for the two acts. The only weakness in the production, in my opinion, is Olivia’s costuming. Olivia may have settled in life, but I don’t think she has given up.

Burien Actors Theatre’s production of ‘Sex with Strangers’ is not to be missed. What a gift it is to have great, challenging theater in our town.

UPDATE: The supply of free tickets donated by the Burien UFO Festival has concluded:

GET FREE TICKETS COURTESY BUFO!
Organizers of the Burien UFO Festival (BUFO) – which is taking a sabbatical this year – want to offer our Readers FREE tickets to this great production!

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE:

  • Friday, March 3, 2017: 8:00 pm – Purchase
  • Saturday, March 4, 2017: 8:00 pm – Purchase
  • Sunday, March 5, 2017: 2:00 pm – Purchase

These FREE tickets are courtesy a generous grant to BAT by BUFO Founder/Organizer John White!

COUPON
You can save $5 off tickets by using this Coupon:

Click image to print coupon.

BURIEN ARTS ON EXHIBIT
Also, during this production, BAT will be hosting Burien Arts with an exhibit of photos by the Artful Activists of the Backbone Campaign. The show is called ‘Love Wins.’

The photos feature ordinary people expressing their love and passion for Puget Sound while raising awareness about environmental stewardship.

Sex with Strangers is sponsored by 4Culture and Pickled & Preserved.

THE CAST, DIRECTOR AND DESIGNERS
Co-stage directors Rochelle Flynn and Maggie Larrick direct the talented cast of Alexandra Novotny (Olivia) and J. Woody Lotts (Ethan)

Designers for the show are: Albie Clementi, set; Zanna Paulson, lighting; Cyndi Baumgardner, props; Tucker O’Connor, costumes; and Eric Dickman, sound.

ABOUT BURIEN ACTORS THEATRE
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 Actors Theatre is located at 14501 4th Avenue SW, Burien, WA 98148:

Start: March 3, 2017 8:00 pm
End: March 3, 2017 10:00 pm
Venue: Burien Actors Theatre
Phone: (206) 242-5180
Address:
14501 4th Avenue SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

March 4, 2017

Enjoy a ‘Seaside Soiree’ fundraiser for local students on Saturday, March 4

Have a whale of a time during a (sea)star studded evening benefiting local students on Saturday, March 4, starting at 5 p.m. at the Normandy Park Cove.

The evening will include a previous student speaker, Surbhi Ghadia, who now studies oceanography at the University of Washington as well as the unveiling of new video footage of ESC’s impact on students during their Beach and Salmon Heros programs in South king County. There will be drawings for many high value items, such as Alaska Airline Tickets, flight simulations, resort and spa gift certificates and more. Enjoy environmentally themed carnival style games during the cocktail hour for a fun filled night!

Dinner is provided by Madre’s Kitchen, and is serving a delicious French Themed cuisine followed by a competitive Dessert Dash. Beer and wine will be available throughout the night, as well as a wine wall competition that includes a chance to win a bottle of Dom Perignon!

Don’t miss this exciting event! Proceeds from this event support over 9000 students who receive environmental education that focuses on continued curiosity, scientific inquiry and environmental stewardship.

Tickets are $75, and may be purchased at: http://envsciencecenter.org/seaside-soiree/

Seaside Soiree

  • Meet a naturalist
  • Drawings
  • Cocktail Hour
  • Games
  • Wine Wall
  • Dinner

More info at http://envsciencecenter.org/seaside-soiree/.

Start: March 4, 2017 5:00 pm
End: March 4, 2017 8:00 pm
Venue: Normany Park Cove
Address:
1500 SW Shorebook Drive, Normandy Park, WA, 98166, United States

Fundraiser for Hospitality House Shelter for Homeless Women will be Mar. 4

A Fundraiser for Burien’s Hospitality House Shelter for Homeless Women will be held Saturday, March 4 at St. Francis of Assisi Unity Hall.

The 2017 Spring Fling will be an evening of fun, music and an amazing dinner provided by students from Highline School District’s Puget Sound Skills Center Culinary Arts.

There will also be a Buffet Dinner, Wine/Beverage Bar, along with a silent and live auction.

Also, hear some Hospitality House Stories as shared by a graduate resident and the Executive Director.

“All of this to support the 17th year of effort to support homeless women with a 90 program to regain home, health and hope.  Come have a great evening for a great cause!”

WHEN: Saturday, March 4; Doors open at 6:15 p.m.

WHERE: St. Francis of Assisi Unity Hall, 15216 21st Ave SW.

TICKETS: Tickets are $50/each and available online www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2753278

INFO: More info at www.hospitalityhousesouthking.org

 

Start: March 4, 2017 6:15 pm
End: March 4, 2017 9:00 pm
Venue: St. Francis of Assisi Unity Hall
Address:
15216 21st Ave SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

Burien Actors Theatre’s ‘Sex with Strangers’ not to be missed; plus, a $5 Off Coupon!

Photos by Michael Brunk

Review by Shelli Park

A play entitled ‘Sex with Strangers’ can be a bit provocative if the subject of sex makes you feel uncomfortable.

Burien Actors Theatre (BAT) is currently running a production of the play, written by Laura Eason, as you may have heard. You may be thrilled at the courage it takes for a small theatre company in a small town to produce a play with such a potentially controversial title. Or you may be offended by the seeing the word sex displayed on advertising all around town.

If you are offended, let me assure you that this play is not pornographic. And while sex figures off-stage, it is a thoughtfully written play about a love affair (yes, there is PG level intimacy), how the world, and technology, is rapidly changing; about having passion for writing, and reading; and about honesty with others, and with oneself, to name a few themes.

The play opens on a scene of a quaint cabin living room. A woman, Olivia (Alexandra Novotny) sits in a large, soft chair reading what looks to be a manuscript and drinking a glass of wine. Her peace is shattered when she hears the crunch of tires on snow, then more crunching as feet approach the door of the cabin. Enter, center stage, the force of nature which threatens to uproot her cozy existence, Ethan (J. Woody Lotts).

Chemistry between characters in a two person production is vital. Lotts and Novotny have plenty of it. Eason’s dialogue is witty and poignant, shooting straight for the tender heart balanced by a very healthy sense of humor. Our actors finesse their parts, bringing them to life. It is easy to identify with the characters.

Lotts is perfect in the role of the e-connected hipster. He is brash, but sensitive. His character is a classic narcissist, but not without heart.

Novotny carries the feeling of a woman nearing middle age who has settled. She barely hides the hope she carries for a different reality.

The journey through this complex relationship is satisfying. Flynn and Larrick partner well to guide their actors with their collective experienced wisdom.

The music, designed by Eric Dickman, delights, adding on-point layers to the production. Albie Clementi’s set is a feat of engineering and sets good tone for the two acts. The only weakness in the production, in my opinion, is Olivia’s costuming. Olivia may have settled in life, but I don’t think she has given up.

Burien Actors Theatre’s production of ‘Sex with Strangers’ is not to be missed. What a gift it is to have great, challenging theater in our town.

UPDATE: The supply of free tickets donated by the Burien UFO Festival has concluded:

GET FREE TICKETS COURTESY BUFO!
Organizers of the Burien UFO Festival (BUFO) – which is taking a sabbatical this year – want to offer our Readers FREE tickets to this great production!

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE:

  • Saturday, March 4, 2017: 8:00 pm – Purchase
  • Sunday, March 5, 2017: 2:00 pm – Purchase

These FREE tickets are courtesy a generous grant to BAT by BUFO Founder/Organizer John White!

COUPON
You can save $5 off tickets by using this Coupon:

Click image to print coupon.

BURIEN ARTS ON EXHIBIT
Also, during this production, BAT will be hosting Burien Arts with an exhibit of photos by the Artful Activists of the Backbone Campaign. The show is called ‘Love Wins.’

The photos feature ordinary people expressing their love and passion for Puget Sound while raising awareness about environmental stewardship.

Sex with Strangers is sponsored by 4Culture and Pickled & Preserved.

THE CAST, DIRECTOR AND DESIGNERS
Co-stage directors Rochelle Flynn and Maggie Larrick direct the talented cast of Alexandra Novotny (Olivia) and J. Woody Lotts (Ethan)

Designers for the show are: Albie Clementi, set; Zanna Paulson, lighting; Cyndi Baumgardner, props; Tucker O’Connor, costumes; and Eric Dickman, sound.

ABOUT BURIEN ACTORS THEATRE
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 Actors Theatre is located at 14501 4th Avenue SW, Burien, WA 98148:

Start: March 4, 2017 8:00 pm
End: March 4, 2017 10:00 pm
Venue: Burien Actors Theatre
Phone: (206) 242-5180
Address:
14501 4th Avenue SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

March 5, 2017

FINALE: Burien Actors Theatre’s ‘Sex with Strangers’ not to be missed; plus, a $5 Off Coupon!

Photos by Michael Brunk

Review by Shelli Park

A play entitled ‘Sex with Strangers’ can be a bit provocative if the subject of sex makes you feel uncomfortable.

Burien Actors Theatre (BAT) is currently running a production of the play, written by Laura Eason, as you may have heard. You may be thrilled at the courage it takes for a small theatre company in a small town to produce a play with such a potentially controversial title. Or you may be offended by the seeing the word sex displayed on advertising all around town.

If you are offended, let me assure you that this play is not pornographic. And while sex figures off-stage, it is a thoughtfully written play about a love affair (yes, there is PG level intimacy), how the world, and technology, is rapidly changing; about having passion for writing, and reading; and about honesty with others, and with oneself, to name a few themes.

The play opens on a scene of a quaint cabin living room. A woman, Olivia (Alexandra Novotny) sits in a large, soft chair reading what looks to be a manuscript and drinking a glass of wine. Her peace is shattered when she hears the crunch of tires on snow, then more crunching as feet approach the door of the cabin. Enter, center stage, the force of nature which threatens to uproot her cozy existence, Ethan (J. Woody Lotts).

Chemistry between characters in a two person production is vital. Lotts and Novotny have plenty of it. Eason’s dialogue is witty and poignant, shooting straight for the tender heart balanced by a very healthy sense of humor. Our actors finesse their parts, bringing them to life. It is easy to identify with the characters.

Lotts is perfect in the role of the e-connected hipster. He is brash, but sensitive. His character is a classic narcissist, but not without heart.

Novotny carries the feeling of a woman nearing middle age who has settled. She barely hides the hope she carries for a different reality.

The journey through this complex relationship is satisfying. Flynn and Larrick partner well to guide their actors with their collective experienced wisdom.

The music, designed by Eric Dickman, delights, adding on-point layers to the production. Albie Clementi’s set is a feat of engineering and sets good tone for the two acts. The only weakness in the production, in my opinion, is Olivia’s costuming. Olivia may have settled in life, but I don’t think she has given up.

Burien Actors Theatre’s production of ‘Sex with Strangers’ is not to be missed. What a gift it is to have great, challenging theater in our town.

UPDATE: The supply of free tickets donated by the Burien UFO Festival has concluded:

GET FREE TICKETS COURTESY BUFO!
Organizers of the Burien UFO Festival (BUFO) – which is taking a sabbatical this year – want to offer our Readers FREE tickets to this great production!

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE:

  • Sunday, March 5, 2017: 2:00 pm – Purchase

These FREE tickets are courtesy a generous grant to BAT by BUFO Founder/Organizer John White!

COUPON
You can save $5 off tickets by using this Coupon:

Click image to print coupon.

BURIEN ARTS ON EXHIBIT
Also, during this production, BAT will be hosting Burien Arts with an exhibit of photos by the Artful Activists of the Backbone Campaign. The show is called ‘Love Wins.’

The photos feature ordinary people expressing their love and passion for Puget Sound while raising awareness about environmental stewardship.

Sex with Strangers is sponsored by 4Culture and Pickled & Preserved.

THE CAST, DIRECTOR AND DESIGNERS
Co-stage directors Rochelle Flynn and Maggie Larrick direct the talented cast of Alexandra Novotny (Olivia) and J. Woody Lotts (Ethan)

Designers for the show are: Albie Clementi, set; Zanna Paulson, lighting; Cyndi Baumgardner, props; Tucker O’Connor, costumes; and Eric Dickman, sound.

ABOUT BURIEN ACTORS THEATRE
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 Actors Theatre is located at 14501 4th Avenue SW, Burien, WA 98148:

Start: March 5, 2017 2:00 pm
End: March 5, 2017 5:00 pm
Venue: Burien Actors Theatre
Phone: (206) 242-5180
Address:
14501 4th Avenue SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

March 6, 2017

‘Rally for Public Safety’ demonstration will be at City Hall on Monday, March 6

A ‘Rally for Public Safety’ demonstration will be held at Burien City Hall on Monday, March 6, starting at 6 p.m.

The rally – intended to share residents’ concerns about rising crime in Burien – will begin at 6 p.m. outside City Hall, located at 400 SW 152nd Street.

Participants are encouraged to then speak during the council meeting’s public comment section, which begins at 7 p.m.

Organizers have created a Facebook page, which states:

“Come down to City hall in Burien and let our council members know our concerns!

It is time for a plan of action to truly take back Burien,

Rally will start @6pm, sign up to speak at the council meeting which starts at 7.

Bring the family! Strength in numbers!”

Start: March 6, 2017 6:00 pm
End: March 6, 2017 7:00 pm
Venue: Burien City Hall
Address:
400 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

March 10, 2017

Discover Burien’s annual ‘Best of Burien’ awards dinner will be Friday, Mar. 10

Discover Burien announced its “Best of Burien” award winners, which will be presented at its annual Dinner and Auction fundraiser on Friday, March 10 at the Burien Community Center, located at 14700 6th Ave SW.

The fundraiser dinner will start at 6 p.m.

“Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey to choose the recipients of these community awards,” Organizers said. “Discover Burien is proud to congratulate and announce this year’s award recipients.”

Here are the winners:

  • Educator of the year: Gloria Witters-Burien Cooperative Pre-school
  • Best Burien Restaurant: Elliot Bay Brewhouse and Pub
  • Best Burien Beverage: The Point, “Get to the point” Cocktail
  • Exemplary Service Award: Dr. Aaron Collins, Collins Chiropractic
  • Charity of the Year: Burien Actors Theatre
  • Public Servant of the Year: Chris Craig, City of Burien
  • Audacious Innovator: Eliav Cohen, Seattle Ballooning
  • Burien Hero: Dr. Aaron Collins
  • Jeff Kearney Award: Jorden Amantea
  • Business Leader of the Year: Daniel Keane, Serenza Salon

You’re invited to join Burien’s community and business leaders to support the nonprofit service organization, Discover Burien, at its annual fundraiser and awards dinner event the “Best of Burien: Building a vibrant community through engagement.”

Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Discover Burien office located at 427 SW 152nd Street in Burien. Tickets include dinner and drinks at $40 for Discover Burien Members, or $50 for non-members. The dinner is an opportunity to sample food from a variety of Burien restaurants.

You will also have a chance to bid on amazing silent auction items ranging from theater tickets to gift certificates.

All proceeds from the event will benefit Discover Burien and support its mission and programs to create and sustain a thriving and vibrant community in Burien.

This is the organizations largest annual fundraiser and is an opportunity to recognize dedicated community members who have made a real difference in Burien.

For more information please visit www.discoverburien.org, or call (206) 433-2882.

ABOUT DISCOVER BURIEN
The Discover Burien Association is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation working on economic development, business recruitment & retention, education, promotion and marketing of the Burien community. We are a membership based organization, but do not limit our services to only members, we include the entire Burien business community. We work with Burien businesses to find solutions to their problems to help educate or direct to resources that are available. We also work as a liaison between businesses and city hall to help streamline issues.

Start: March 10, 2017 6:00 pm
End: March 10, 2017 9:00 pm
Venue: Burien Community Center
Phone: (206) 433-2882
Address:
14700 6th Ave SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

March 16, 2017

West Seattle Montessori Pre Primary–Kindergarten Open House will be Thursday, May 16

Advertiser West Seattle Montessori will be holding an Open House for Pre-Primary through Kindergarten from 6 – 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 16.

Since 1985, West Seattle Montessori School has been an integral part of the West Seattle community.

Offering preschool through eighth grade education, WSMS prides itself on fostering independence and intellectual curiosity, stimulating personal growth, and encouraging innovation and a love of learning.

For more information, please contact the main office at 206-935-0427.

West Seattle Montessori School & Academy: “Fostering Independence and a Love of Learning.”

West Seattle Montessori School is located at 11215 15th Ave SW.

For more information, visit www.westseattlemontessori.com, or call 206.935.0427.

Also, be sure to “Like” them on Facebook here.

Start: March 16, 2017 6:00 pm
End: March 16, 2017 7:30 pm
Venue: West Seattle Montessori
Phone: 206.935.0427
Address:
11215 15th Ave SW, Burien, WA, 98146, United States

March 23, 2017

West Seattle Montessori Open House will be Thursday, March 23

Advertiser West Seattle Montessori will be holding an Open House from 6 – 7:30 p.m. on Thursday March 23.

Since 1985, West Seattle Montessori School has been an integral part of the West Seattle community.

Offering preschool through eighth grade education, WSMS prides itself on fostering independence and intellectual curiosity, stimulating personal growth, and encouraging innovation and a love of learning.

For more information, please contact the main office at 206-935-0427.

West Seattle Montessori School & Academy: “Fostering Independence and a Love of Learning.”

West Seattle Montessori School is located at 11215 15th Ave SW.

For more information, visit www.westseattlemontessori.com, or call 206.935.0427.

Also, be sure to “Like” them on Facebook here.

Start: March 23, 2017 6:00 pm
End: March 23, 2017 7:30 pm
Venue: West Seattle Montessori
Phone: 206.935.0427
Address:
11215 15th Ave SW, Burien, WA, 98146, United States