Upcoming Events

October 21, 2017

FREE Workshop to Beautify & Care for your Streamside Property is Oct. 21

Curious about what it takes to return your stream to a more natural state?

Want to learn ways you can support wildlife, enhance your property’s aesthetic, and reduce maintenance needs?

On Saturday, Oct. 21, the King Conservation District is hosting a FREE workshop in partnership with the city of Burien to learn about managing stream, lake and wetland properties in a way that supports the environment and your land use needs.

The workshop will also include an optional stream walk to learn more and interact with other homeowners managing similar situations.

Event details:

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 21: 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

WHAT: Beautify & Care for Your Streamside Property Workshop

WHERE: Burien Community Center, 14700 6th Ave SW

Topics Include:

  • Minimizing pollution runoff on your property
  • Controlling invasive weeds
  • Utilizing native plants for wildlife habitat and erosion control
  • Adding value and beauty to your yard naturally
  • Learning about environmental regulations that impact your property

Register Here

Start: October 21, 2017 9:30 am
End: October 21, 2017 1:30 pm
Venue: Burien Community Center
Address:
14700 6th Ave SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

Highline Medical Center Foundation’s Gala & Auction will be Saturday, Oct. 21

Highline Medical Center Foundation’s 2017 To Your Health! Gala & Auction will be held on Saturday, Oct. 21.

The fundraiser will start at 6 p.m. at the Seattle Airport Hilton & Conference Center in SeaTac.

The theme this year is ‘Havana Nights.’

WHEN: Saturday, October 21:

  • 6:00pm silent auction
  • 7:30pm dinner and live auction

WHERE: Seattle Airport Hilton & Conference Center, 17620 International Blvd Seattle, WA 98188

THEME: Havana Nights

ATTIRE: Black tie optional

Additional information available at www.supporthighline.org

To register, visit http://www.supporthighline.org/galaregister

Start: October 21, 2017 6:00 pm
End: October 21, 2017 9:00 pm
Venue: Seattle Airport Hilton & Conference Center
Address:
17620 International Blvd, SeaTac, WA, 98188, United States

REMINDER: Burien Actors Theatre’s excellent ‘Ben Butler’ ends this weekend!

From left to right, the slave Shepard Mallory (Sharif Ali) shows the results of being punished to Major Benjamin Butler (Michael Mendonsa) in Burien Actors Theatre’s comedy-historical drama Ben Butler about slavery, politics and the Civil War. Photo by Michael Brunk / nwlens.com.

REMINDER: Burien Actors Theatre’s excellent production of ‘Ben Butler’ ends this Sunday, Oct. 23!

Don’t miss your last chance to see this great production – there will be performances Friday and Saturday night at 8 p.m., with the finale on Sunday at 2 p.m.

Below is our review, as well as a $5 off Coupon:

Review by Shelli Park

Entering the theater, the experience begins. Early black spirituals take the mind back in time. They play to a dimly lit stage: a pre-Civil War office, simply appointed, and oriented at a refreshing angle. A few trunks are stacked in the room with nameplates denoting that we are in the office of the title character: Maj. Gen. Benjamin Franklin Butler.

As the lights come up, a well-seasoned man in high-ranking Union colors sits at his desk, letter in hand. He is processing the contents of the letter as a subordinate officer enters with pressing information. This initial exchange opens the window into the thought processes of a man, Maj. Gen. Butler, who would profoundly influence the direction of the Civil War.

Burien Actors Theatre’s season opener is a Northwest Premiere. ‘Ben Butler’, a witty and eye-opening historical comedy, is written by Richard Strand, an award-winning playwright, and is directed by Rachel Rene.

‘Ben Butler’ takes a poignant look at a tumultuous and uncertain time period in U.S. history. This moment is distilled by Strand into a series of conversations which take place over the course of a few days. Rene guides the action in skilled way, directing the actors so that their placement on stage underscores the nuances of the character relationships.

The two main characters, Maj. Gen. Butler, played by Michael Mendonsa and Shepherd Mallory, and an escaped slave, played by Sharif Ali, engage in tentative exploration of the other. The two are a mixture of intellectually curious, stubborn, and insecure. Strand uses the dialogue to construct a very satisfying experience using wit, psychology, and humor to bring about a difficult but ethical conclusion. Human weakness is on display, but is accepted as a part of the human condition. The play is generous in its ability to navigate what we think we know until we find that we don’t know what we don’t know. In the end, knowledge and open curiosity about ‘other’ is the key to opening the closed doors of the heart and mind. What we may think of as ‘other’ and entirely alien to ourselves, often is more similar than that we want to admit.

Mendonsa and Ali are wonderful counterpoints. They play off of each other as in a dynamic musical score, complete with poignant pauses,, pizzicato, allegro, forte, and an appropriate amount of dissonance which, finally, resolves.

Lieutenant Kelly (Mark Fox) is the comedic foil in the equation, and his evolution of thought gives hope that humans can indeed learn and grow, all the while making us laugh. Fox does a wonderful job in this role. His manner alternates between appropriately irritating and quite endearing.

Major Cary (Dave Tucker) is the villain. Tucker’s slow, vexed manner is successful in creating the necessary unsympathetic character.

Ben Butler is a timely play as we navigate, on a local and national level, the idea of us vs. them. We are, as it turns out, all part of the human race. We are all a part of the same community, on both a local and national level.

The BAT production of Ben Butler is wonderfully done. It both provokes thought and thoroughly entertains. The talent is top notch and is well worth taking the time to enjoy!

MORE INFO
The Burien Actors Theatre production also features specialty drinks themed to the show, as well as plenty of free on-site parking.

Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. at Burien Actors Theatre, 14501 4th Ave SW in Burien (map below).

COUPON
Click on the coupon below, then print from your home computer and save $5 bucks:

TICKETS
Ticket prices range from $7 to $20. Student tickets are just $10. Enjoy an opening weekend deals: Tickets on opening night, Sept. 29, include free admission to the opening night party. On Saturday, Sept. 30 all tickets are half price. On Sunday, Oct. 1, 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.

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

Start: October 21, 2017 8:00 pm
End: October 21, 2017 10:00 pm
Venue: Burien Actors Theatre
Phone: 206-242-5180
Address:
14501 4th Ave SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

October 22, 2017

Final performance of Burien Actors Theatre’s excellent ‘Ben Butler’ is Sunday!

From left to right, the slave Shepard Mallory (Sharif Ali) shows the results of being punished to Major Benjamin Butler (Michael Mendonsa) in Burien Actors Theatre’s comedy-historical drama Ben Butler about slavery, politics and the Civil War. Photo by Michael Brunk / nwlens.com.

REMINDER: Burien Actors Theatre’s excellent production of ‘Ben Butler’ ends this Sunday, Oct. 23!

Don’t miss your last chance to see this great production – the final performance will be this Sunday, Oct. 23, at 2 p.m.!

Below is our review, as well as a $5 off Coupon:

Review by Shelli Park

Entering the theater, the experience begins. Early black spirituals take the mind back in time. They play to a dimly lit stage: a pre-Civil War office, simply appointed, and oriented at a refreshing angle. A few trunks are stacked in the room with nameplates denoting that we are in the office of the title character: Maj. Gen. Benjamin Franklin Butler.

As the lights come up, a well-seasoned man in high-ranking Union colors sits at his desk, letter in hand. He is processing the contents of the letter as a subordinate officer enters with pressing information. This initial exchange opens the window into the thought processes of a man, Maj. Gen. Butler, who would profoundly influence the direction of the Civil War.

Burien Actors Theatre’s season opener is a Northwest Premiere. ‘Ben Butler’, a witty and eye-opening historical comedy, is written by Richard Strand, an award-winning playwright, and is directed by Rachel Rene.

‘Ben Butler’ takes a poignant look at a tumultuous and uncertain time period in U.S. history. This moment is distilled by Strand into a series of conversations which take place over the course of a few days. Rene guides the action in skilled way, directing the actors so that their placement on stage underscores the nuances of the character relationships.

The two main characters, Maj. Gen. Butler, played by Michael Mendonsa and Shepherd Mallory, and an escaped slave, played by Sharif Ali, engage in tentative exploration of the other. The two are a mixture of intellectually curious, stubborn, and insecure. Strand uses the dialogue to construct a very satisfying experience using wit, psychology, and humor to bring about a difficult but ethical conclusion. Human weakness is on display, but is accepted as a part of the human condition. The play is generous in its ability to navigate what we think we know until we find that we don’t know what we don’t know. In the end, knowledge and open curiosity about ‘other’ is the key to opening the closed doors of the heart and mind. What we may think of as ‘other’ and entirely alien to ourselves, often is more similar than that we want to admit.

Mendonsa and Ali are wonderful counterpoints. They play off of each other as in a dynamic musical score, complete with poignant pauses,, pizzicato, allegro, forte, and an appropriate amount of dissonance which, finally, resolves.

Lieutenant Kelly (Mark Fox) is the comedic foil in the equation, and his evolution of thought gives hope that humans can indeed learn and grow, all the while making us laugh. Fox does a wonderful job in this role. His manner alternates between appropriately irritating and quite endearing.

Major Cary (Dave Tucker) is the villain. Tucker’s slow, vexed manner is successful in creating the necessary unsympathetic character.

Ben Butler is a timely play as we navigate, on a local and national level, the idea of us vs. them. We are, as it turns out, all part of the human race. We are all a part of the same community, on both a local and national level.

The BAT production of Ben Butler is wonderfully done. It both provokes thought and thoroughly entertains. The talent is top notch and is well worth taking the time to enjoy!

MORE INFO
The Burien Actors Theatre production also features specialty drinks themed to the show, as well as plenty of free on-site parking.

Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. at Burien Actors Theatre, 14501 4th Ave SW in Burien (map below).

COUPON
Click on the coupon below, then print from your home computer and save $5 bucks:

TICKETS
Ticket prices range from $7 to $20. Student tickets are just $10. Enjoy an opening weekend deals: Tickets on opening night, Sept. 29, include free admission to the opening night party. On Saturday, Sept. 30 all tickets are half price. On Sunday, Oct. 1, 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.

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

Start: October 22, 2017 2:00 pm
End: October 22, 2017 4:00 pm
Venue: Burien Actors Theatre
Phone: 206-242-5180
Address:
14501 4th Ave SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

October 25, 2017

Seattle Southside Chamber holding Celebration of Women in Business event Oct. 25

The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce – the driving force of business for Southwest King County – announced that they will be holding a new event and initiative celebrating women in business and leadership in Southwest King County on Wednesday, Oct. 25.

The ‘Celebration of Women in Business’ will be an inspiring event that brings together successful local female leaders, executives, business owners and young professionals to share insights, exchange ideas and empower their careers. Everyone is welcome as we gather together to commit ourselves and our community to mentor, encourage and celebrate women who have and will lead our local economy and community.

Senator Karen Keiser will address attendees as well as Andrea Reay, President/CEO Seattle Southside Chamber.

“Highlighting the work of women in every industry is vital as we collectively work to ensure a more equitable and competitive business environment,” said Sen. Karen Keiser, D-Des Moines. “I thank the South Seattle Chamber of Commerce for their continued partnership to empower and encourage women in our state to make an impact in their professions”

Celebration of Women Event will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 25t, from 4 – 6 p.m. at Anthony’s Homeport in Des Moines (421 S 228th Street).

“Thank you to our host, Anthony’s Homeport, and to our event sponsors Wells Fargo, Crain Photography and South King Media.”

Space is limited at the event so don’t forget to register early to reserve your place.  Register online here:

http://www.seattlesouthsidechamber.com/events/details/celebration-of-women-in-business-633

…or call the office during regular office hours (206) 575-1633 or email Emma Oglesby, Membership Service Director, at [email protected]

About the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce
The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit business organization that has served the communities of Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac and Tukwila since 1988.  The mission of the Chamber is to be a leader in Southwest King County and a regional voice and resource for building business success.  The Chamber focuses on business advancement in the region by helping to build and maintain a strong economic environment.

Start: October 25, 2017 4:00 pm
End: October 25, 2017 6:00 pm
Venue: Anthony's Homeport
Phone: (206) 575-1633
Address:
421 S 228th Street, Des Moines, WA, 98198, United States

October 26, 2017

Celebrate UFOs – including The Maury Island Incident – with Beer(!) Oct. 26

The Washington State History Museum in Tacoma will be celebrating the 70th Anniversary of two of history’s most notable UFO sightings with a 21+ evening of beer tastings and all things flying saucers on Thursday, Oct. 26, from 7 – 10 p.m.

The two cases being celebrated include the Kenneth Arnold UFO sighting and the Maury Island incident, which both took place in Washington in 1947. These two events gave rise to the terms “flying saucer” and “men in black” and kicked off a craze of sightings that year, which included the Roswell incident and many others.

The evening event includes beer tastings with Three Magnets Brewing Co., a showing of the film The Maury Island Incident with the filmmakers, UFO-related crafting with the The Museum of Flight, open exhibit galleries, and more.

Admission is $15 in advance, $20 at the door, and includes a commemorative glass and two drink tickets – buy tickets here:

https://webformsrig02bo3.blackbaudhosting.com/49882/UFO-Night

More info here:

It’ll be a night you won’t soon forget, regardless of what the men in black try to tell you…

The Washington State History Museum is located at 1911 Pacific Ave in Tacoma:

Start: October 26, 2017 7:00 pm
End: October 26, 2017 10:00 pm
Venue: Washington State History Museum
Address:
1911 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA, 98402, United States

October 27, 2017

Northwest Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Family Concert’ will be Oct. 27 at Performing Arts Center

NORTHWEST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Anthony Spain, Music Director

“Family Concert”- The West Coast premiere of visuals to accompany performance of “Pictures at an Exhibition” by Modest Mussorgsky

Friday, October 27, 2017: “Family Concert”- at Highline Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m.

AND… 

Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 3 p.m.: Family Concert at Federal Way Performing Arts and Events Center

Pieces to include:

  • Pictures at an Exhibition – Modest Mussorgsky
  • American premiere of visuals by Adrian Wyard
  • Sound Track- Brent Irwin (Federal Way Composer)
  • *Finlandia- Jean Sibelius- with students from Highline and Federal Way School District
  • Slavonic Dance- Op. 46 #1- Antonin Dvorak
  • *Finale (Dargason) from St Paul’s Suite- Gustav Holst

*with students from Highline and Federal Way School Districts

**Children are invited to wear family friendly costumes

Following up on our sold out Planets concert that included the World Premiere of visuals to accompany this piece by Adrian Wyard, we present the West Coast premiere of visuals by Adrian Wyard to accompany the popular piece ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’ – this will be a spectacular event,” Music Director, Anthony Spain said.

Tickets for the Highline Performing Arts Center are available by calling Brown Paper Tickets at (800) 838-3006, or you can order them online at www.brownpapertickets.com.

Tickets for the Federal Way Performing Arts and Events Center are available by calling (253) 835-7010.

Tickets:

  • Adult – $20
  • Senior (Over 60) – $15
  • Student – $15
  • Group Rate – $12 per person when total ticket purchase is 10 tickets or more

For more information on Northwest Symphony Orchestra, including the full concert schedule, musicians and ticket information, please visit their website at www.northwestsymphonyorchestra.org or call (206) 242-6321.

Contact: Anthony Spain, Music Director, NWSO at [email protected]

Start: October 27, 2017 7:30 pm
End: October 27, 2017 9:00 pm
Venue: Highline Performing Arts Center
Phone: (206) 242-6321
Address:
401 S 152nd Street, Burien, WA, 98148, United States

October 28, 2017

Annual ‘Boo In Burien’ – & ‘Creepy Crawlers Pub Crawl’ – will be Saturday, Oct. 28

Discover Burien’s annual ‘Boo In Burien’ – and the first-ever ‘Creepy Crawlers Pub Crawl – will be held in downtown Burien on Saturday, Oct. 28.

‘Boo,’ the safe trick or treating event, will again be happening down SW 152nd Street from, Noon – 4 p.m. with lots of FREE candy for the kids, as well as the exciting return of the Wiener dog races and costume dog parade!

This annual event is presented by Discover Burien and is packed with lots of entertainment for the whole family. Children can trick-or-treat for goodies at downtown businesses with a “Trick or Treat-Welcome” sign from 12pm until the treats run out.

NEW this year is the ‘Creepy Crawlers Pub Crawl,’ happening just after the Boo, from 6 p.m. to Midnight. $10 Passports will be sold before the event and on the day of, as the Discover Burien office will be open late that day. There will also be a MEGA costume contest for $1,000 for the best costume.

There will be tons of other fun treats all day, including:

  • Trick or Treat In Downtown Burien 12 noon until candy is gone (kids can go business to business for free candy)
  • Noon-3pm: Hayrides – Olde Burien to Town Square
  • Noon-3pm: Two Haunted Houses, one at Hot Feet Fitness and one at Merrill Gardens
  • Noon-3pm: Scary Photos at The Jungle Gym
  • Noon-3pm: Bouncy House at Taproot Church SW 152nd ST.
  • Noon-3pm: Maze at Burien 1st Assembly of God, 6th and SW 152nd ST
  • Noon-3pm: Children’s Crafts at various locations
  • 3pm: Costume Dog Parade registration in Town Square
  • 3pm: Costume Dog Parade starts in Burien Town Square Park
  • Wiener Dog Races After Dog Parade at Town Square Park
  • Specials in local businesses along with hot treats for all and much more!

Go to www.discoverburien.org or call (206) 433-2882 for more details and timing of each activity.

ALSO…the first-ever Creepy Crawlers Pub Crawl and Costume Contest will be held after the Boo In Burien on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 6 p.m. to Midnight.

Join the fun as Burien Bars come together for the Creepy Crawlers Pub Crawl.

Pick up your $10 Passport at the Discover Burien Office before the event or on the day of at 427 SW 152nd Street.

Passports are good for food and drink specials at each bar all night.

Vote for your favorite decorated bar, and enter the costume contest.

$1000 1ST PLACE PRIZE FOR THE BEST COSTUME!  Call 206-433-2882 for more information.

Start: October 28, 2017 12:00 pm
End: October 28, 2017 4:00 pm
Venue: Downtown Burien
Phone: 206-433-2882
Address:
SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

Open House for historic Des Moines ‘Red House’ will be Saturday, Oct. 28

An Open House for the historic Van Gasken ‘Red House’ Property will be held on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 1 – 3 p.m. at the house at 402 S. 222nd Street (map below).

“Join the City of Des Moines and Forterra to Celebrate the Van Gasken Property Acquisition.”

As we previously reported, the City signed an agreement with Forterra to purchase the historic property located above the Des Moines Marina, with the intention of expanding the city’s parks and open spaces as well as preserving it for permanent conservation. The property contains the former home of sawmill operator William Van Gasken, was built in 1889, and has remained in the family until it was recently put on the market.

The purchase price was $1.19 million, which was financed by Forterra.

Here’s more info from the Des Moines Historical Society:

This house overlooking Puget Sound was built in 1889 for Capt. William D. Fleming and his wife Jane. Jane, a widow with 2 children, met and married Capt. Fleming in Liverpool, England. The Fleming’s had moved to Oakland, California and Bonner’s Ferry, Idaho before settling in Des Moines.

When Mr. Fleming died Jane’s daughter, Emma, and son-in-law, William Van Gasken moved in with Mrs. Fleming. Jane Fleming died in the family home in 1919.

The Van Gasken’s were among the first permanent residents of Des Moines. A 15 year-old schoolteacher in Delaware, Mr. Van Gasken worked his way west as a camp cook. In the winter of 1886-1887 he traveled to Alaska hoping to better himself. When returning from Juneau he met his soon to be wife, Emma Rebecca Shaw. She was an English born passenger-guest on her brother’s schooner the George W. Elder. The couple married on December 4, 1888 and in 1889 moved to Des Moines to operate a lumber mill. Mr. Van Gasken operated his saw mill on Des Moines Creek from 1889 to 1892. The two moved to Bonner’s Ferry, Idaho to run Kootenai Trading Company until 1910. They returned to Des Moines in 1910 with their children (sons-Pullman, Jack, Mark E. and daughter-Harriette) and spent their lives as active members of the community. Emma passed away, a resident of Des Moines, in 1958. Their son Mark E. Van Gasken married a local girl, Gladys Case, and their son, Mark W., was the Mt. Rainier Senior High band director from 1964-1981. The house remains in the family through Harriett Bray-Peterson.

NOTES:

  • Onsite parking is NOT available.
  • ADA parking and shuttle service to the Open House will be provided from the Des Moines Marina north parking lot.
  • Parking at the Marina will be FREE and validated at the Open House.

Start: October 28, 2017 1:00 pm
End: October 28, 2017 3:00 pm
Venue: Van Gasken House
Address:
402 S. 222nd Street, Des Moines, WA, 98198, United States

King County Parks’ Family Halloween Carnival will be in White Center Oct. 28

The Annual King County Parks Family Halloween Carnival is coming up on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 2 – 5 p.m. at the White Center Community Center, in Steve Cox Memorial Park (1321 SW 102nd, 98146.)

Doors open at 2 p.m. and admission is FREE.

Local teens have planned nearly 30 different monster-themed crafts and games for local children ages 10 and under.

Tickets for each activity are sold for .25 each or 4/$1.00.

In addition to the games, the carnival will also feature a free performance by magician Jeff Evans at 3:30 p.m.

This year’s carnival is once again sponsored by the Teens and Staff of the White Center Teen Program. The WCTP offers free recreational, educational and social enrichment programming to over 1100 culturally diverse participants ages 12-19 each year. The program operates five days a week, forty-eight weeks a year and provides structured recreational classes and programs, homework assistance, educational and computer resources, leadership training, volunteer opportunities, special events, field trips, and drop-in activities.

The Annual Halloween Carnival is traditionally one of the teens favorite volunteer events. Program staff estimate at least 50 teens will volunteer at the event.

For additional Information, please contact Darlene Sellers, Recreation Coordinator at 206.477.2104.

Start: October 28, 2017 2:00 pm
End: October 28, 2017 5:00 pm
Venue: Log Cabin at Steve Cox Memorial Park
Phone: 206.477.2104
Address:
1321 SW 102nd Street, White Center, WA, 98146, United States

Para Los Niños Annual Fundraising Dinner will be Saturday, Oct. 28

¡Adelante!

Para Los Niños’ Annual Fundraising Dinner will be held on Saturday, Oct. 28 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in SeaTac.

Join Para Los Niños to show solidarity with immigrant children and families as they keep going ¡adelante! –onward!– and join a community of support for the success of every Latino student and parent in our community.

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017:

  • 5:30 p.m.: No host bar
  • 6:30pm: Dinner & Program

WHERE: DoubleTree by Hilton at SeaTac, 18740 International Blvd, 98188

Register Now by clicking here.

“Join us!”

Start: October 28, 2017 5:30 pm
End: October 28, 2017 8:00 pm
Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton at SeaTac
Address:
18740 International Blvd, SeaTac, WA, 98198, United States

Creepy Crawlers Pub Crawl & Costume Contest will be Sat. night, Oct. 28

After enjoying the Boo In Burien, Discover Burien invites everyone (21 and over) to the inaugural Creepy Crawlers Pub Crawl and Costume Contest on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 6 p.m. – Midnight.

Nine Burien bars are coming together to host this fun event in Downtown Burien.

Passports will be sold starting Monday, Oct. 23 in the Discover Burien office (427 SW 152nd Street) and will be $10. You can also purchase passports at the Boo In Burien event. Each passport will be good for food and drink specials at participating bars.

Creepy Crawlers can vote on their favorite decorated bar as they enjoy a fun night out on the town. And don’t forget your own costume! There is a MEGA first place prize of $1,000 for the best costume of the night. Prizes also for second and third place.

After Creepy Crawlers get 6 or more stamps in their passport, they should come to the Discover Burien office to have their picture taken as the official entry to the contest. Pictures will be uploaded to the Discover Burien Facebook page, at the stroke of Midnight, for all to view and enjoy! Voting will be a combination of “likes” on their picture on Discover Burien’s Facebook page, plus votes from each participating bars employees and votes of the Discover Burien Staff.

Be sure to attend this new event with your family and friends for a scary good time! See you there!

Thank you to the following bars for sponsoring this event: 909 Coffee and Wine, Bison Creek Pizza, Classic Eats, Elliot Bay, Frankies B-Town Bistro, Pit Stop Taproom and Pub, SmartyPants Garage, The Point Liquor and Eats, and Tin Room Bar.

ABOUT DISCOVER BURIEN

Discover Burien is a non-profit focused on local community and business development, education, and promotion. Membership and contributions are tax deductible.

More info at http://www.discoverburien.org.

Start: October 28, 2017 6:00 pm
End: October 29, 2017 12:00 am
Venue: Tickets at Discover Burien Office
Phone: (206) 433-2882
Address:
427 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

October 29, 2017

Northwest Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Family Concert’ will be Oct. 29 at Federal Way Performing Arts and Events Center

NORTHWEST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Anthony Spain, Music Director

“Family Concert”- The West Coast premiere of visuals to accompany performance of “Pictures at an Exhibition” by Modest Mussorgsky

Friday, October 27, 2017: “Family Concert”- at Highline Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m.

AND… 

Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 3 p.m.: Family Concert at Federal Way Performing Arts and Events Center

Pieces to include:

  • Pictures at an Exhibition – Modest Mussorgsky
  • American premiere of visuals by Adrian Wyard
  • Sound Track- Brent Irwin (Federal Way Composer)
  • *Finlandia- Jean Sibelius- with students from Highline and Federal Way School District
  • Slavonic Dance- Op. 46 #1- Antonin Dvorak
  • *Finale (Dargason) from St Paul’s Suite- Gustav Holst

*with students from Highline and Federal Way School Districts

**Children are invited to wear family friendly costumes

Following up on our sold out Planets concert that included the World Premiere of visuals to accompany this piece by Adrian Wyard, we present the West Coast premiere of visuals by Adrian Wyard to accompany the popular piece ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’ – this will be a spectacular event,” Music Director, Anthony Spain said.

Tickets for the Highline Performing Arts Center are available by calling Brown Paper Tickets at (800) 838-3006, or you can order them online at www.brownpapertickets.com.

Tickets for the Federal Way Performing Arts and Events Center are available by calling (253) 835-7010.

Tickets:

  • Adult – $20
  • Senior (Over 60) – $15
  • Student – $15
  • Group Rate – $12 per person when total ticket purchase is 10 tickets or more

For more information on Northwest Symphony Orchestra, including the full concert schedule, musicians and ticket information, please visit their website at www.northwestsymphonyorchestra.org or call (206) 242-6321.

Contact: Anthony Spain, Music Director, NWSO at [email protected]

Start: October 29, 2017 3:00 pm
End: October 29, 2017 5:00 pm
Venue: Federal Way Performing Arts Center
Phone: (253) 835-7010
Address:
31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way South, Federal Way, WA, 98003, United States

November 3, 2017

Dia de los Muertos celebration will be at Burien Community Center Friday, Nov. 3

Burien’s free ‘Dia de los Muertos’ (Day of the Dead) events are coming to the Burien Community Center on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017.

This fun, family-friendly event is open to the entire community and celebrates the tradition of honoring and remembering our ancestors and families.

This celebration, which runs from 6 – 9 p.m., will include:

  • Altars/Ofrendas
  • Face Painting hosted by Burien Arts
  • Loteria (bingo) Room
  • Arts & Crafts — mask making and more!
  • Come dressed in costume or as a Catrina!
  • Traditional Music and Dance
  • Food for purchase from Maria’s Tamales
  • Storytelling
  • …and More!

Dia de los Muertos Background
“El Dia de los Muertos,” has enjoyed renewed popularity since the 1970’s when Latino activists and artists in the United States began expanding “Day of the Dead” north of the border with celebrations of performance art, Aztec danza (dance), art exhibits, and other public expressions. The Day of the Dead in the USA is providing cultural awakenings as the tradition is embraced by the mainstream.

Ofrendas are an essential part of the Day of the Dead celebrations. The word ofrenda means offering in Spanish. They are also called altares or altars, but they are not for worshiping. Altars are set up during Dia de Muertos to honor ancestors, or relatives or friends who have passed on.

An ofrenda is a fusion of pre-Hispanic traditions and Spanish elements. All Souls’ Day in the United States is dedicated to prayers for the dead. Day of the Dead is also celebrated on this day. Many western churches annually observe All Souls’ Day on November 2, and many eastern churches celebrate it prior to Lent and the day before Pentecost.

Mexico and the USA embrace two types of ofrendas: Traditional ofrenda and freestyle installation (Ofrenda Traditional y Instalacion Libre). In many Mexican towns, there are contests for ofrendas. Judges go house to house and pick the three most beautiful altars. Ofrendas are works of art!

More info here: www.burienwa.gov/DDLM

Start: November 3, 2017 6:00 pm
End: November 3, 2017 9:00 pm
Venue: Burien Community Center
Address:
14700 6th Ave SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

November 4, 2017

Artists United’s annual Art Fair will be Nov. 4-5 at the Normandy Park Cove

Artists United will be presenting its annual Art Fair on Nov. 4-5 (Saturday & Sunday) from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Normandy Park Cove.

Original fine art, photography, prints, cards, and jewelry from over 20 local artists!

Free admission to their family friendly show at Normandy Park Community Club, located at 1500 SW Shorebrook Drive (map below).

Check out the art raffle for a chance to win an original artwork.

Find the perfect art gift for someone special—or for yourself.

“You won’t want to miss this popular weekend show!”

Sponsored in part by: Normandy Park Community Club and Des Moines Legacy Foundation.

For more information, please visit http://www.artistsunitedclub.com.

Start: November 4, 2017
End: November 5, 2017
Venue: Normandy Park Communty Club
Address:
1500 SW Shorebrook Drive, Normandy Park, WA, 98166, United States