Upcoming Events

February 23, 2018

St. Francis of Assisi School’s ‘The Lion King Jr.’ will be Feb. 23 & 24

St. Francis of Assisi School – in collaboration with Hi-Liners Musical Theatre – proudly presents a production of Disney’s ‘The Lion King JR.’ on Friday, Feb. 23 and Saturday, Feb. 24.

Join Rafiki and the animals of the Pridelands as they welcome the new cub, Simba, who is destined to be the next king. However, as Simba grows into a young lion, his uncle, Scar, has different ideas! Through various evil deeds, he places himself on the throne and nearly destroys the Pridelands. Rafiki eventually encourages Simba to return to his homeland and, with the help of the other animals, he confronts his uncle and assumes his rightful place on the throne. Peace is restored again!

Tickets can be purchased for $10 each at the school office or the ticket office on the night of performance.

This is the 15th year that St. Francis School has been performing their all-school musical.

Contact 206-243-5690 for more information.

“Come see how hard our 7th and 8th graders have been working!”

There are two performances:

  • Friday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m.

Both will be at the Highline Performing Arts Center.

“We hope to see you at the show!”

The Highline Performing Arts Center is located at 401 South 152nd St. in Burien:

Start: February 23, 2018 7:00 pm
End: February 23, 2018 9:00 pm
Venue: Highline Performing Arts Center
Phone: 206-243-5690
Address:
401 South 152nd Street, Burien, WA, 98148, United States

COUPON: Save $5 at ‘Rapture, Blister, Burn,’ which runs through Mar. 11 at Burien Actors Theatre

Rapture, Blister, Burn‘ at Burien Actors Theatre (“BAT”) is an intensely smart and immensely funny Pulitzer Prize finalist that explores whether the grass really is greener on the other side of the fence, and performances will run Feb. 16 through March 11.

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

Written by Gina Gionfriddo, this keen, clever, sharp-eared comedy mixes big discussions about serious topics with plenty of cocktails.

Gwen stayed home, supporting her husband and raising children. Catherine went the academic route, published several books on feminist issues, and is a prominent speaker and teacher.

When the two women, who went to college together, reunite more than a decade later, each envies what the other has. Looking back at turning points in their own lives, they can’t help but wonder if they could have been better off. Through a feminist theory class accompanied by plenty of martinis, their viewpoints clash. They begin to wonder if, just like a Disney movie, there might not be some way they could trade places.

Toss in Catherine’s feisty mother, Gwen’s flawed husband, and a young former stripper. Then shake it all together with feminist theory, Dr. Phil and lots of martinis for a bumpy and hilarious ride.

This show contains some adult language that includes “F, B, and A” words, plus mature content and frank discussions of sex and sexuality. BAT’s policy is to inform audiences of content but to let parents, guardians and teachers make decisions that they feel appropriate for the youth and teens in their care.

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

TICKETS & $5 OFF COUPON
Ticket prices range from $7 to $20. Student tickets are just $10. Enjoy opening weekend deals: Tickets on opening night, Feb. 16, include free admission to the opening night party. On Saturday, Feb. 17 all tickets are half price. On Sunday, Feb. 18, which is BAT’s Seven Buck Sunday, admission is just $7.

You can also save $5 off tickets by using the coupon below (click coupon, then print it yourself):

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

Rapture, Blister, Burn is sponsored by 4Culture and Pickled & Preserved.

THE CAST, DIRECTOR AND DESIGNERS
Stage directors Barbara Cawley and Beau M.K. Prichard direct the talented cast of Kris Pepper Hambrick (Catherine), Alissa Cattabriga (Gwen), Caitlin Colman (Avery), Trish Cosgrove (Alice) and Wade Hicks (Don). Natalie H. Berg is the show’s stage manager.

Designers for the show are: Albie Clementi, set; Zanna King, lighting; Cyndi Baumgardner, props; Janelle Kimbrough, 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.

For more info, visit www.burienactorstheatre.org.

Start: February 23, 2018 8:00 pm
End: February 23, 2018 10:00 pm
Venue: Burien Actors Theatre
Phone: 206-242-5180
Address:
14501 4th Ave SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

February 24, 2018

FREE Tree Giveaway will be Saturday, Feb. 24 at Burien Library

Come join DIRT Corps at the Burien Library on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, for a FREE tree giveaway event from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Part of our green infrastructure mission is to increase tree canopy in our local areas. Any local resident is welcome to stop by to grab a FREE tree for their property.

We hope you enjoy your tree as much as we enjoy giving them away!

On this day we are having two tree giveaways, one in Burien and the other at the South Park library. Stop by either locations from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

We hope to see you at either locations!

Start: February 24, 2018 10:00 am
End: February 24, 2018 2:00 pm
Venue: Burien Library
Address:
400 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

Potential purchasers of historic Landmark on the Sound holding Open House Sat.

The new ‘potential purchasers’ of Des Moines’ historic Landmark on the Sound will be holding an Open House this coming Saturday, Feb. 24, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

This historic property was built in 1926, originally as a retirement home for Freemasons on a ridge with a commanding view of Puget Sound in the then-town of Zenith, which is now part of Des Moines. Constructed of slate and copper, Terra Cotta and Terrazzo, marble and stained glass, this majestic “castle on the hill” has played host to the Des Moines Poverty Bay Wine Festival and numerous other events in the past, event serving as an event center in its last incarnation. Its elegant, 5-story, 118,000 square foot main structure, along with 1960s addition of 3 wings (65,000 SF) sit on 27 acres of gentle sloped property w/16 acres of wooded land.

According to a recent MLS listing, the Landmark was priced at $20 million, and the sale is pending.

While the identity of these mysterious buyers/developers remains a secret for now, here’s what we know so far about this Open House:

Come tour the Masonic Home/Landmark on the Sound and be a part of the future vision.

Friends of Masonic Home want to hear what our friends and neighbors of Des Moines could benefit from most in their community with this transformation. Food, refreshments and music will be provided in the main lobby. Raffles will be held with prizes for families to enjoy. Stop in for a bite to eat, get informed on exciting plans for the Masonic Home and grab a sweet treat on your way out.

Stations will be located inside the Masonic Home for the community to participate and provide input. The preservation of the Masonic Home and features for the community to enjoy will mark the success of this iconic site.

The event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 24, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Landmark on the Sound, located at 23660 Marine View Dr. S. Des Moines, WA 98198.

Parking will be available on the grounds.

“We look forward to meeting you.”

Landmark on the Sound is located at 23660 Marine View Dr. S.:

Start: February 24, 2018 11:00 am
End: February 24, 2018 5:00 pm
Venue: Landmark on the Sound
Address:
23660 Marine View Dr. S., Des Moines, WA, 98198, United States

St. Francis of Assisi School’s ‘The Lion King Jr.’ will be Feb. 23 & 24

St. Francis of Assisi School – in collaboration with Hi-Liners Musical Theatre – proudly presents a production of Disney’s ‘The Lion King JR.’ on Friday, Feb. 23 and Saturday, Feb. 24.

Join Rafiki and the animals of the Pridelands as they welcome the new cub, Simba, who is destined to be the next king. However, as Simba grows into a young lion, his uncle, Scar, has different ideas! Through various evil deeds, he places himself on the throne and nearly destroys the Pridelands. Rafiki eventually encourages Simba to return to his homeland and, with the help of the other animals, he confronts his uncle and assumes his rightful place on the throne. Peace is restored again!

Tickets can be purchased for $10 each at the school office or the ticket office on the night of performance.

This is the 15th year that St. Francis School has been performing their all-school musical.

Contact 206-243-5690 for more information.

“Come see how hard our 7th and 8th graders have been working!”

There are two performances:

  • Friday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m.

Both will be at the Highline Performing Arts Center.

“We hope to see you at the show!”

The Highline Performing Arts Center is located at 401 South 152nd St. in Burien:

Start: February 24, 2018 7:00 pm
End: February 24, 2018 9:00 pm
Venue: Highline Performing Arts Center
Phone: 206-243-5690
Address:
401 South 152nd Street, Burien, WA, 98148, United States

COUPON: Save $5 at ‘Rapture, Blister, Burn,’ which runs through Mar. 11 at Burien Actors Theatre

Rapture, Blister, Burn‘ at Burien Actors Theatre (“BAT”) is an intensely smart and immensely funny Pulitzer Prize finalist that explores whether the grass really is greener on the other side of the fence, and performances will run Feb. 16 through March 11.

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

Written by Gina Gionfriddo, this keen, clever, sharp-eared comedy mixes big discussions about serious topics with plenty of cocktails.

Gwen stayed home, supporting her husband and raising children. Catherine went the academic route, published several books on feminist issues, and is a prominent speaker and teacher.

When the two women, who went to college together, reunite more than a decade later, each envies what the other has. Looking back at turning points in their own lives, they can’t help but wonder if they could have been better off. Through a feminist theory class accompanied by plenty of martinis, their viewpoints clash. They begin to wonder if, just like a Disney movie, there might not be some way they could trade places.

Toss in Catherine’s feisty mother, Gwen’s flawed husband, and a young former stripper. Then shake it all together with feminist theory, Dr. Phil and lots of martinis for a bumpy and hilarious ride.

This show contains some adult language that includes “F, B, and A” words, plus mature content and frank discussions of sex and sexuality. BAT’s policy is to inform audiences of content but to let parents, guardians and teachers make decisions that they feel appropriate for the youth and teens in their care.

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

TICKETS & $5 OFF COUPON
Ticket prices range from $7 to $20. Student tickets are just $10. Enjoy opening weekend deals: Tickets on opening night, Feb. 16, include free admission to the opening night party. On Saturday, Feb. 17 all tickets are half price. On Sunday, Feb. 18, which is BAT’s Seven Buck Sunday, admission is just $7.

You can also save $5 off tickets by using the coupon below (click coupon, then print it yourself):

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

Rapture, Blister, Burn is sponsored by 4Culture and Pickled & Preserved.

THE CAST, DIRECTOR AND DESIGNERS
Stage directors Barbara Cawley and Beau M.K. Prichard direct the talented cast of Kris Pepper Hambrick (Catherine), Alissa Cattabriga (Gwen), Caitlin Colman (Avery), Trish Cosgrove (Alice) and Wade Hicks (Don). Natalie H. Berg is the show’s stage manager.

Designers for the show are: Albie Clementi, set; Zanna King, lighting; Cyndi Baumgardner, props; Janelle Kimbrough, 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.

For more info, visit www.burienactorstheatre.org.

Start: February 24, 2018 8:00 pm
End: February 24, 2018 10:00 pm
Venue: Burien Actors Theatre
Phone: 206-242-5180
Address:
14501 4th Ave SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

February 25, 2018

COUPON: Save $5 at ‘Rapture, Blister, Burn,’ which runs through Mar. 11 at Burien Actors Theatre

Rapture, Blister, Burn‘ at Burien Actors Theatre (“BAT”) is an intensely smart and immensely funny Pulitzer Prize finalist that explores whether the grass really is greener on the other side of the fence, and performances will run Feb. 16 through March 11.

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

Written by Gina Gionfriddo, this keen, clever, sharp-eared comedy mixes big discussions about serious topics with plenty of cocktails.

Gwen stayed home, supporting her husband and raising children. Catherine went the academic route, published several books on feminist issues, and is a prominent speaker and teacher.

When the two women, who went to college together, reunite more than a decade later, each envies what the other has. Looking back at turning points in their own lives, they can’t help but wonder if they could have been better off. Through a feminist theory class accompanied by plenty of martinis, their viewpoints clash. They begin to wonder if, just like a Disney movie, there might not be some way they could trade places.

Toss in Catherine’s feisty mother, Gwen’s flawed husband, and a young former stripper. Then shake it all together with feminist theory, Dr. Phil and lots of martinis for a bumpy and hilarious ride.

This show contains some adult language that includes “F, B, and A” words, plus mature content and frank discussions of sex and sexuality. BAT’s policy is to inform audiences of content but to let parents, guardians and teachers make decisions that they feel appropriate for the youth and teens in their care.

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

TICKETS & $5 OFF COUPON
Ticket prices range from $7 to $20. Student tickets are just $10. Enjoy opening weekend deals: Tickets on opening night, Feb. 16, include free admission to the opening night party. On Saturday, Feb. 17 all tickets are half price. On Sunday, Feb. 18, which is BAT’s Seven Buck Sunday, admission is just $7.

You can also save $5 off tickets by using the coupon below (click coupon, then print it yourself):

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

Rapture, Blister, Burn is sponsored by 4Culture and Pickled & Preserved.

THE CAST, DIRECTOR AND DESIGNERS
Stage directors Barbara Cawley and Beau M.K. Prichard direct the talented cast of Kris Pepper Hambrick (Catherine), Alissa Cattabriga (Gwen), Caitlin Colman (Avery), Trish Cosgrove (Alice) and Wade Hicks (Don). Natalie H. Berg is the show’s stage manager.

Designers for the show are: Albie Clementi, set; Zanna King, lighting; Cyndi Baumgardner, props; Janelle Kimbrough, 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.

For more info, visit www.burienactorstheatre.org.

Start: February 25, 2018 2:00 pm
End: February 25, 2018 4:00 pm
Venue: Burien Actors Theatre
Phone: 206-242-5180
Address:
14501 4th Ave SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

February 28, 2018

HAPPY 25th BIRTHDAY BURIEN!

HAPPY 25th BIRTHDAY BURIEN!

Today – Feb. 28 – is the City of Burien’s 25h birthday! (which means it can now rent a car…)

The City was officially incorporated on Feb. 28, 1993 after voter approval.

According to Historylink.org:

Although residents had rejected the idea four times before, unchecked growth, plans for a third runway at Sea-Tac Airport, and a proposal to build a floating bridge through the community generated new interest in becoming a city. The new city consists of approximately nine square miles between Seattle and Normandy Park and between the City of Seatac and Puget Sound and has a population of about 27,700.

Burien was named after pioneer Gottlieb Van Boorian whose name was misspelled to Burien. The idea of becoming a city was presented to voters four times including 1954, 1960, and 1984, but in each case they voted the measure down, the last time by a margin of three to one. The only direct political influence the unincorporated area had on local government was through a single member of the King County Council and the county executive.

Currently, Burien’s population is ~52,000, making it the state’s 24th largest city, just above Lacey (50,384).

To hear some great oral histories about the region from longtime residents, visit the Highline Historical Society here.

Here are some historical documents outlining the origins of our fine city (click images to see larger versions):

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Date: February 28, 2018
Venue: Burien's 25h Birthday!
Address:
Burien, WA, 98166, United States

B-Town Beat Art Walk seeking Artists; holding ‘Meet & Greet’ Wed., Feb. 28

The B-Town Beat Art Walk is getting ready to kick off its 2018 Art Walk(s), and they’re inviting artists and arts facilitators (venues, curators, etc.) to a ‘Meet and Greet’ event on Thursday, Feb. 28.

“We’ll be talking about our upcoming season, and how you can be a part of this passionate arts group.”

Come by Burien Press from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. to meet ‘The Beat’ volunteers and find out what we have in store for Burien’s Monthly Art Walk.

There will be live music and great conversation!

Burien Press is located at 423 SW 152nd Street:

Start: February 28, 2018 6:30 pm
End: February 28, 2018 8:30 pm
Venue: Burien Press
Address:
423 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

March 2, 2018

Highline High’s National Honor Society holding Bingo Night fundraiser Mar. 2

Highline High School’s service club – the National Honor Society – will be holding Bingo Night fundraisers on Friday, March 2 and Friday, March 16 at the Pit Stop Taproom & Pub.

They will begin selling bingo cards at 6:30 p.m., and the actual bingo event will begin promptly at 7 p.m. on both Fridays.

Here’s more info:

The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.

Highline’s NHS chapter is a student-led club that focuses on building character and leadership in high achieving students through participation in service opportunities in the community. Our group’s mission is to inspire a love of service in students and help members further develop as leaders. Previous projects we’ve done include planting trees in Mathison Park, tutoring fellow students, and helping run carnival games at Gregory Heights Elementary among many other projects. It is a very beneficial experience for students as it fosters a love of service and is a highly regarded activity on their college applications.

At our high school’s chapter, most of our students are from low-income backgrounds and so they are allowed to join without paying for membership. However, our chapter is still responsible for paying $400 to the national organization in order to maintain our chapter title. In order to do this, our club must actively fundraise during the school year.

Pitstop is located at 216 SW 153rd Street:

Start: March 2, 2018 7:00 pm
End: March 2, 2018 9:00 pm
Venue: Pitstop Taproom & Pub
Address:
216 SW 153rd Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

March 4, 2018

Ladies Musical Club of Seattle will perform at Merrill Gardens on Sunday, March 4

On Sunday, March 4 at 3 p.m., the Ladies Musical Club of Seattle (LMC) initiates a collaboration with the City of Burien with a program of Music of Spain and South America at Burien’s Merrill Gardens.

Ladies Musical Club of Seattle was founded in 1891 by a group of 24 women musicians. Its original mission was to foster an appreciation of classical music in the cultural life of a city that was just starting to find its identity. For more than a century, the LMC members presented a stellar International Artist Series whose make up is literally a Who’s Who list of classical music artist luminaries of the 20th century such as: Sergei Rachmaninoff, Fritz Kreisler, Ascham Heifetz, Marian Anderson, Kirsten Flagstad, Artur Rubinstein, Vladimir Horowitz, Marilyn Horne, Alicia de Larrocha, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Joshua Bell, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the New York Symphony Orchestra, and the London Chamber Orchestra, to name a few. See the entire list. Although no longer presenting international artists, LMC continues to foster classical music in the community through education, performance and competition awards. MOHAI houses LMC’s historical archives.

More info at http://lmcseattle.org.

PROGRAM:

Co-sponsored by the City of Burien

El Simpatico Tango for Clarinet and Bassoon by Carlos Posadas (1874-1918) arr. John Gibson

Julie Shankland, clarinet and Eric Shankland (guest artist), bassoon

Milonga del ángel  by Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
Adiós Nonino “Tango Rhapsody”

Joyce Gibb, piano

from Siete canciones populares by Manuel de Falla (1876-1946)

“Cancion” (Song)
“Nana” (Lullaby)
“Jota” (Aragonese dance)

“Aranjuez, Ma Pensee” from Concierto de Aranjuez  by Joaquin Rodrigo (1901-1999)
“Junto al Generalife”

Diane Althaus, soprano and Lucas Victor (guest artist), guitar

Suite populaire espagnole, arranged from “Siete Canciones populares españolas”      Manuel de Falla (1876-1946)

Arranged for cello and piano by Maurice Maréchal (1892-1964)

  1. El Paño moruno
  2. Nana
  3. Cancion
  4. Polo
  5. Asturiana
  6. Jota

Ericka Pierson, cello and Annie Center, piano

Anda, Jaleo (Come on, Jaleo) by Federico Garcia Lorca (1898-1936)
Zorongo by Federico Garcia Lorca
Tres Morillas (Three Moorish girls) by Fernando Obradors (1897-1945)
El Vito (The Vito*) by  Fernando Obradors
“Carceleras”(Jailers) from Las hijas del Zebedeo (The daughters of Zebedee) by Ruperto Chapí (1851-1909)
*The Vito is a dance from Andalusia in southern Spain.

Clarice Warrick, soprano and Joan Lundquist, piano

Tonadillas al estilo antiguo, H136  by Enrique Granados
“La maja dolorosa” (The sorrowful woman)
“El mirar de la maja” (The gaze of the beloved)

Diane Althaus, soprano and Lucas Victor (guest artist), guitar

Escenes de l’exili (Scenes from Exile) by Enrique Granados
Canto gitano (Gypsy song) by Enrique Granados
Elegia eterna (Eternal elegy) by Enrique Granados

Clarice Warrick, soprano and Joan Lundquist, piano

“Oriental” from Danzas españolas  by Enrique Granados (1867-1916)

Ericka Pierson, cello and Annie Center, piano

Poema en forma de canciones, Op.19 by Joaquín Turina (1882-1949)

  1. Dedicatoria (Dedication)
  2. Nunca olvida (You never forget)
  3. Cantares (Songs)
  4. Los dos miedos (Two fears)
  5. Las locas por amor (Crazy for love)

Gwen Trussler, mezzo-soprano; Joan Lundquist, piano

ABOUT THE PERFORMERS:
Diane Althaus has explored many arenas of music, classical to sacred, Bach to Dvorak to Gershwin. She has organized opera ensembles, sung in a concert series titled Classy to Sassy, sung leading roles with the Fat Chance Opera company for several seasons and performed Rachmaninov songs at the Russian Community Center. She thoroughly enjoys her musical adventures and tries to entice a younger generation who may not have heard live classical vocal music into wanting to hear more.

Equally at home with viola and piano, Annie Center enjoys an international career as a soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician. She has performed as piano soloist with the San Francisco Symphony, the Hong Kong Philharmonic, and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. As violist, she has performed at the Marlboro, Ravinia, Olympic, Utah, Prague, Red Rocks, and Music In The Mountains Festivals. She has also performed with members of the Juilliard, Guarneri, Emerson, Cleveland, Philadelphia string quartets. Annie holds degrees from the Peabody Conservatory and San Francisco Conservatory. Her major teachers include Robert Schultz, Paul Hersh, Isadore Tinkelman, Robert Weirich, and Paul Coletti. While she lived in Arizona, she was the pianist of the Concorda Trio with her cellist husband, Michael Center and violinist Dana Pasley.

Joyce Gibb was born in Sri Lanka and started her early piano studies with the admired, but feared music critic Elmer DeHaan. After surviving his rigorous training, she moved to London for further studies with Swiss pianist Albert Ferber whose teachers included Rachmaninoff. Studying both piano and cello, she was awarded a gold medal for performance by the Royal Schools of Music. Now a Seattle resident, Joyce teaches and performs regularly and has been the concerto soloist with the Cascade Symphony, Seattle Philharmonic, Rainier Symphony, Port Angeles, Thalia, and Philharmonia Northwest Orchestras. Her performances have included concertos by Beethoven, Poulenc, Grieg, Addinsell, and Chopin and the 1st and 2nd piano concertos by Rachmaninoff.

Joan Lundquist has served as a collaborative pianist for Seattle area musicians and organizations for 30 years. Since moving to the area from Humboldt State University in northern California, where she was staff accompanist, Joan has worked with the Northwest Boychoir, Seattle Choral Company, has taught at Seattle University and Northwest University, and has worked with several area private music teachers. Currently, Ms. Lundquist is the Director of Music at Immanuel Lutheran Church in downtown Seattle and rehearsal accompanist for the Seattle Choral Company.

Erika Pierson grew up in the Seattle area, beginning cello at age 7. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Cello from Indiana University and her Master’s Degree in Performance from University of Michigan. Between her degrees Erika studied in Berlin, at the Hochschule der Kunste, and privately in London, England under Eileen Croxford. Erika has given solo recitals in England, including a solo performance at St Martin in the Fields, London, in Germany, Spain, and in the United States. She has performed as featured soloist with orchestras in Berlin, Ann Arbor, and Everett, WA. Currently, Erika performs regularly as the cellist in Bella Sala String Quartet, NOCCO Chamber Orchestra, and freelances and teaches in the Seattle area.

Eric Shankland (guest artist) has been playing bassoon since age 15. He played in the NCR band and the Youth Philharmonic in Dayton, Ohio. He studied with Arthur Grossman and played in the University Symphony at the University of Washington, and currently studies with Paul Rafanelli of the Seattle Symphony. He was principal bassoon in the Eastside Symphony (Redmond) for fifteen years. Eric is a research scientist at the University of Washington.

Julie Shankland has played clarinet since marching band in the Ohio snow. Since moving to Washington, Julie has played in the UW Concert Band, Eastside Symphony, West Seattle Community Orchestras, Rain City Symphony, and various chamber music camps. Julie is an adult student of Jennifer Nelson and recently learned to play bass clarinet. Julie works in the Office of General Counsel at the Washington State Bar Association.

Gwen Trussler, mezzo-soprano, holds Performance degrees from Florida State University (BM/MM) as well as ARRT Certification in Radiography, Computed Tomography, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging. She has appeared with Tacoma Musical Playhouse, Heavier Than Air Theatre, Evergreen Performers, TMP Family Theater, Amici Opera, Operesque, South Georgia Opera, and Florida State Opera. A Wagner enthusiast, she was chosen to perform in the inaugural year of the Baldwin-Wallace Wagner Intensive where she coached with Jane Eaglen, Timothy Mussard, and Nancy Maultsby. Gwen works with MultiCare and Franciscan Health as an MRI Technologist and is also a Voice Over artist specializing in audiobook narration.

Lucas Victor (guest artist) is a guitarist who has been praised for his musicality, unique phrasing and inspiring playing. He studies in the studio of guitarist Michael Partington at the University of Washington. In 2017, Lucas was a finalist in the Adult Solo Guitar Competition at the Northwest Guitar Festival in Portland, Oregon, which is a competition open to the Northwestern U.S. and Western Canada. At the UW, he has been honored to be a recipient of the John Tripp Endowed Fund for Student Support, and the Helen A. Reynolds Endowed Scholarship in Music. Lucas also performs with the UW Guitar Ensemble. As a youth, Lucas studied several years with Jason Williams at the Rosewood Guitar studio in Seattle. During that time, he was a finalist twice in the Youth Solo Guitar Competition of the Northwest Guitar Festivals held in Idaho, and in Washington. Before studying with Jason Williams, he also had instruction from guitarists Mary Lord, Ken Elia, and others. Lucas also performed and recorded with Mark Wilson’s Guitar Orchestra of Seattle. Lucas has been fortunate to have the opportunity to perform in guitar master classes for acclaimed musicians David Russell, Ana Vidovic, Stephen Stubbs, Jorge Caballero, Marc Teicholz, Martha Masters, and others. Lucas Victor can be found online at www.domopod.com/guitar

A recent transplant from Chicago, Il, soprano Clarice Warrick received her master’s degree in voice performance from the Chicago College of Performing Arts. Past feats this season have included her Orchestra Hall debut as the soloist in the North American premiere of Jacob TV’s Mountaintop, First Lady in Die Zauberflöte with Chicago Chamber Opera, and Julia Jellicoe in The Grand Duke. Clarice has sung with the Grant Park Chorus and Chicago Symphony Chorus, is a part of the VOX3 Ensemble, and often gives concerts featuring musical theater, jazz, and opera.

WHAT: Music of Spain and South America

WHEN: Sunday, March 4 at 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: Merrill Gardens at Burien, 15020 5th Ave SW, Burien, WA:

Start: March 4, 2018 3:00 pm
End: March 4, 2018 4:00 pm
Venue: Merrill Gardens
Address:
15020 5th Ave SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

March 8, 2018

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training begins March 8

The next session of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training will begin on Thursday, March 8, and registration is now open.

When widespread disasters strike – such as floods, windstorms or an earthquake – emergency responders and City workers will be overwhelmed. This course is designed to give residents the skills and confidence to safely help themselves and others when help is delayed.

This eight week program has an afternoon session that meets on Thursdays from 1 – 4:30 p.m., and an evening session on Thursdays from 6 – 9:30 p.m., starting March 8.

This session is open to area residents as well as City Employees and their family members.

“Help ensure that your family will be prepared for a major disaster and able to care for themselves if you are unable to get to them quickly and until help arrives.”

This is a FREE training opportunity.

The Puget Sound Fire CERT program serves the areas of Kent, Covington, SeaTac/Burien and Fire District 37.

If you have any questions, please contact Will Lugo at 206.973.4745 or [email protected].

Click here for registration and more information.

Start: March 8, 2018 6:00 pm
End: March 8, 2018 9:30 pm

March 10, 2018

B-Town DOG holding ‘FIDO’ Dog Fashion Show on Saturday, March 10

Come see the latest in Dog Fashions and perhaps win a Quilt or some other great prize!

B-town DOG will hold a ‘FIDO’ (Fashion Introspective Dog Objective) FASHION SHOW on Saturday, March 10, 2018, from 7 – 11 p.m. at The Black Zia Cantina.

There will be also a silent auction.

Tickets are $5 presale or $10 day of the show, and are available at the Black Zia Cantina (51212 6th Ave SW), now until Friday, March 9.

Tickets include a door prize ticket to win a beautiful dog quilt made by our own local quilt Artist Kellie Bassen.

“Hopes are everyone will come out and support our efforts to make improvements to Burien Toyota – Burien Chevrolet Dog Park, and have a great time with the dogs!”

Start: March 10, 2018 7:00 pm
End: March 10, 2018 11:00 pm
Venue: Black Zia Cantina
Address:
15212 6th Ave SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

March 16, 2018

Highline High’s National Honor Society holding Bingo Night fundraiser Friday, Mar. 16

Highline High School’s service club – the National Honor Society – will be holding its second Bingo Night fundraiser on Friday, March 16 at the Pit Stop Taproom & Pub.

They will begin selling bingo cards at 6:30 p.m., and the actual bingo event will begin promptly at 7 p.m. on both Fridays.

Here’s more info:

The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.

Highline’s NHS chapter is a student-led club that focuses on building character and leadership in high achieving students through participation in service opportunities in the community. Our group’s mission is to inspire a love of service in students and help members further develop as leaders. Previous projects we’ve done include planting trees in Mathison Park, tutoring fellow students, and helping run carnival games at Gregory Heights Elementary among many other projects. It is a very beneficial experience for students as it fosters a love of service and is a highly regarded activity on their college applications.

At our high school’s chapter, most of our students are from low-income backgrounds and so they are allowed to join without paying for membership. However, our chapter is still responsible for paying $400 to the national organization in order to maintain our chapter title. In order to do this, our club must actively fundraise during the school year.

Pitstop is located at 216 SW 153rd Street:

Start: March 16, 2018 7:00 pm
End: March 16, 2018 9:00 pm
Venue: Pitstop Taproom & Pub
Address:
216 SW 153rd Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States