Arts Section

Burien Actors Theatre holding Auditions for musical comedy starting Nov. 12

Burien Actors Theatre holding Auditions for musical comedy starting Nov. 12

Starting Nov. 12, Burien Actors Theatre will be holding auditions for the musical comedy “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” written by Joe DiPietro with music by Jimmy Roberts. The show calls... [Read more]

St. Pauls of Shorewwod Lutheran Church’s annual craft sale will be Nov. 8

St. Pauls of Shorewwod Lutheran Church’s annual craft sale will be Nov. 8

St. Paul’s of Shorewwod Lutheran Church’s annual craft sale will be held Saturday, Nov. 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its campus located at 11620 21st Ave SW. The event will take place in the... [Read more]

There’s a FREE face painting workshop at Burien Arts Gallery today

There’s a FREE face painting workshop at Burien Arts Gallery today

Today – Halloween, Oct. 31 – from Noon – 4 p.m., you can learn how to paint faces for FREE at the Burien Arts Gallery, located at 826 SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien. This is a “drop in”... [Read more]

REMINDER: Bring carved pumpkins to ‘Night of 1000 Pumpkins’ this Saturday!

REMINDER: Bring carved pumpkins to ‘Night of 1000 Pumpkins’ this Saturday!

REMINDER: Be sure to bring your carved pumpkins and tea light candles to Dottie Harper Park this Saturday night, Nov. 1 to fill the park up with pumpkins for the ‘Night of 1000 Pumpkins’! The... [Read more]

Help Transform Burien at November B-Town Beat on Thursday, Nov. 6

Help Transform Burien at November B-Town Beat on Thursday, Nov. 6

November’s B-Town Beat is coming up on Thursday, Nov. 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. In addition to showcasing art, select venues will also be collecting donations of new or gently used winter clothing, blankets,... [Read more]

Burien Arts to paint faces for FREE at Saturday’s Pumpkin Festival

Burien Arts to paint faces for FREE at Saturday’s Pumpkin Festival

Pumpkins won’t be the only things decorated at this year’s Night of 1000 Pumpkins – coming this Saturday, Nov. 1. The artists from the Burien Arts Association will be painting faces for FREE at the... [Read more]

REMINDER: ‘Night of 1000 Pumpkins’ is Saturday night, Nov. 1!

REMINDER: ‘Night of 1000 Pumpkins’ is Saturday night, Nov. 1!

REMINDER: ‘Night of 1000 Pumpkins’ is returning and will be held next Saturday, Nov. 1 at the Burien Community Center from 6-10 p.m. Entrance to the event is FREE. Wrist bands for unlimited... [Read more]

REMINDER: See & Hear ‘The Planets’ with NW Symphony Orchestra Saturday

REMINDER: See & Hear ‘The Planets’ with NW Symphony Orchestra Saturday

REMINDER: The Northwest Symphony Orchestra first concert in its 2014-2015 season – a multimedia extravaganza called “The Planets” – will be this Saturday night, Oct. 25 at Burien’s... [Read more]

Burien Arts Gallery’s November exhibit spotlights two unique Artists

Burien Arts Gallery’s November exhibit spotlights two unique Artists

Kalvin Zane Rutagengwa is a self-taught painter and sculptor who discovered his artistic talent as a 6-year-old boy in Rwanda. Tamara Stephas is a landscape painter and sculptor whose work is deeply... [Read more]

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Burien Arts Gallery accepting submissions for 2015-16

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Burien Arts Gallery accepting submissions for 2015-16

CALL FOR ARTISTS: BURIEN ARTS GALLERY now accepting submissions for the 2015-16 Gallery Exhibition Schedule. The Burien Arts Gallery, centrally located in downtown Burien, is calling for artists to apply... [Read more]

‘Night of 1000 Pumpkins’ will be Saturday, Nov. 1 at Community Center

‘Night of 1000 Pumpkins’ will be Saturday, Nov. 1 at Community Center

‘Night of 1000 Pumpkins’ is returning and will be held on Saturday, Nov. 1 at the Burien Community Center from 6-10pm. Entrance to the event is FREE. Wrist bands for unlimited carnival games... [Read more]

See local UFO film ‘The Maury Island Incident’ at Gig Harbor Film Fest Sat.

See local UFO film ‘The Maury Island Incident’ at Gig Harbor Film Fest Sat.

The locally-made short film ‘The Maury Island Incident‘ will screen this coming Saturday night, Oct. 18, at 7:30 p.m. at the Gig Harbor Film Festival. The screening will be followed by a Q... [Read more]

See & Hear ‘The Planets’ with Northwest Symphony Orchestra Oct. 25

See & Hear ‘The Planets’ with Northwest Symphony Orchestra Oct. 25

The Northwest Symphony Orchestra will be holding the first concert in its 2014-2015 season – a multimedia extravaganza called “The Planets” – on Saturday, Oct. 25 at Burien’s Highline... [Read more]

Locally-made alien & UFO films will screen at upcoming film fests

Locally-made alien & UFO films will screen at upcoming film fests

Two films made by Burien filmmakers will be screening at upcoming film festivals in Tacoma and Gig Harbor. The alien abduction thriller feature “The Device,” Directed by Burien resident Jeremy Berg,... [Read more]

REVIEW: ‘Out of Sterno a beautiful journey wrapped in caricatures & humor’

REVIEW: ‘Out of Sterno a beautiful journey wrapped in caricatures & humor’

by Shelli Park “Like Mama always said: ‘Nothing is so horrible that it can’t be explained away.’” And, like an ostrich with her head in the sand, Dotty has lived a static life in service to her ‘“hunk” of a husband…

‘Night of 1,000 Pumpkins’ will haunt Dottie Harper Park on Saturday, Nov. 1

‘Night of 1,000 Pumpkins’ will haunt Dottie Harper Park on Saturday, Nov. 1

The ‘Night of 1,000 Pumpkins’ will haunt Burien’s Dottie Harper Park from 6 – 10 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1, as a fun family-safe celebration of Halloween and the Day of the Dead! “Bring... [Read more]

New Exhibit at Burien Community Center features local Artist Keli Sim-DeRitis

New Exhibit at Burien Community Center features local Artist Keli Sim-DeRitis

The Burien Community Center is now showing the paintings of local Artist Keli Sim-DeRitis through the end of November. Keli has been a graphic designer and artist for over 25 years. She has dabbled with... [Read more]

The October B-Town Beat will be Thursday night

The October B-Town Beat will be Thursday night

The October B-Town Beat will be this Thursday, Oct. 2, from 6 – 9 p.m. in downtown Burien. “Each business participating with visual art will host an Artist! Please come out and join us on Thursday... [Read more]

Kennedy Catholic High School’s Arts and Crafts Fair seeking Artists and Vendors

Kennedy Catholic High School’s Arts and Crafts Fair seeking Artists and Vendors

Kennedy Catholic High School’s Arts and Crafts Fair is seeking Artists and Vendors for its well-attended annual event, to be held Dec. 6. There is space for 140 vendors, a student art show, cafe, barista,... [Read more]

Fascinating exhibit featured in October at Burien Arts Gallery; reception Oct. 3

Fascinating exhibit featured in October at Burien Arts Gallery; reception Oct. 3

Artists Claire Putney and Kristie Smith bring their unique and fascinating artwork to the Burien Arts Gallery, located at 826 SW 152nd Street, in October. Artist receptions have been changed to the first... [Read more]

Auditions for ‘Bob’s Holiday Office Party’ at Burien Actors Theatre Oct. 6 & 7

Auditions for ‘Bob’s Holiday Office Party’ at Burien Actors Theatre Oct. 6 & 7

Burien Actors Theatre announces auditions for the Northwest premiere of the comedy “Bob’s Holiday Office Party,” written by Joe Keyes and Rob Elk, to be held Oct. 6 and 7. Actors of all ethnicities... [Read more]

New plays sought for 2015 Bill and Peggy Hunt Playwrights Festival

New plays sought for 2015 Bill and Peggy Hunt Playwrights Festival

The play’s the thing… New plays are being sought from Washington State playwrights for the 2015 Bill and Peggy Hunt Playwrights Festival at Burien Actors Theatre. Script submission deadline Oct. 22,... [Read more]

COUPON: $5 off Burien Actors Theatre’s ‘Out of Sterno,’ opening Sept. 26

COUPON: $5 off Burien Actors Theatre’s ‘Out of Sterno,’ opening Sept. 26

You can save $5 bucks on tickets to Burien Actors Theatre’s new production ‘Out of Sterno’ – starting Friday, Sept. 26 and running through Oct. 19 – with our exclusive coupon: Click... [Read more]

Burien Parks’ ‘Call For Artists’ opens for 2015 Community Center Gallery Program

Burien Parks’ ‘Call For Artists’ opens for 2015 Community Center Gallery Program

Burien Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services is holding a “Call For Artists” for their 2015 Burien Community Center Gallery Program. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on Oct. 10. About the Exhibition... [Read more]

After arson fire, comedy ‘Out of Sterno’ opens at Burien Actors Theatre Sept. 26

After arson fire, comedy ‘Out of Sterno’ opens at Burien Actors Theatre Sept. 26

Burien Actors Theatre presents the offbeat comedy Out of Sterno – from Sept. 26 through Oct. 19 – in the company’s newly-restored performance space, which was damaged by an arson fire on Dec. 10,... [Read more]

‘Sing & Sketch’ returning to Burien Arts Gallery Thursday night, Sept. 11

‘Sing & Sketch’ returning to Burien Arts Gallery Thursday night, Sept. 11

After a summer break, Burien Arts Association is back singing and sketching this fall. The first new informal Sing & Sketch session will be this Thursday, Sept. 11 at the Burien Arts Gallery, 826... [Read more]

SATURDAY: Kids’ Day, Piano Studio, Hi-Liners Alumni Night & Arts-A-Glow!

SATURDAY: Kids’ Day, Piano Studio, Hi-Liners Alumni Night & Arts-A-Glow!

It’s going to be a busy, artsy, lively and lovely day in the area this Saturday, Sept. 6, with a bunch of great local events that will make you think “Do the B-Town!”: Hi-Liners Alumni... [Read more]

‘Mantra’ – bringing visibility to Burien through the Arts

‘Mantra’ – bringing visibility to Burien through the Arts

by Shelli Park Recently, the B-Town Beat had the opportunity to host the French artist, ‘Mantra.’ Mantra is a self-educated artist who hails from Metz, France. Sam Sneke, one of the organizers... [Read more]