August 22, 2015
NEW — 10 a.m. Aug. 22, 2015
“I Am,” an exhibit of art quilts by the Pacific Northwest African-American Quilters, will be on display from Sept. 9 through Nov. 18 at Blakely Hall, 2550 N.E. Park Drive.
Presented by artEAST and the Issaquah Highlands Council, with support from 4Culture and the Issaquah Arts Commission, “I Am” explores the concepts of individual and community identity. The exhibition is curated by quilt artists Gwen Maxwell-Williams and Janice King. In addition to Maxwell-Williams, quilt artists represented in the exhibition include LueRachelle Brim-Atkins, Lynn Hambie, Annie Harper, Oneda Harris, Cheryl Haskins, Erma Hill, Sheila Holmes, Luana Langford, Amy Pierce, Sharon Sobers and Kintisha Williams.
The exhibition will open with a day of free programming from 1-9 p.m. Sept. 12, with the following activities: Read more
August 21, 2015
NEW — 1:40 p.m. Aug. 21, 2015
The Sammamish Symphony Orchestra will kick off its 24th concert season with a musical romp across the world.
“Expanding Horizons,” the first in the group’s nine-concert lineup, features music crafted in celebration of countries other than the writers’ own homelands.
The program includes George Gershwin’s “An American in Paris” and Malcolm Arnold’s “Four Scottish Dances,” which the orchestra describes as “musical picture-postcards of their composers’ travels.”
Audiences have two chances to catch “Expanding Horizons,” which is also set to feature a guest appearance by regionally renowned violinist Jae-In Shin. Read more
August 13, 2015
NEW — 1:41 p.m. Aug. 13, 2015
Tickets are now available for Stephen Schwartz’s newest musical to come to Village Theatre, “Snapshots.”
The Issaquah run of “Snapshots” is from Sept. 10 to Oct. 18. Tickets are $36-$68 and are available by calling the Village Theatre box office at 392-2202 or in person from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 303 Front St. N.
Snapshots, conceived by David Stern and Michael Scheman, is a romantic comedy that tells the story of one couple’s changing relationship, from their childhood friendship to their waning marriage decades later.
In an innovative new musical format, the show features a score comprised of Schwartz’s work , with 26 songs from 12 shows throughout his career. Songs featured include “Popular” (“Wicked”), “All Good Gifts” (“Godspell”), “Meadowlark” (“The Baker’s Wife”) and “That’s How You Know” (Disney’s “Enchanted”). Read more
August 11, 2015
UPDATED — 9:25 a.m. Aug. 13, 2015
*Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that Levitate Gastropub was located in the former H&H Tavern. The H&H Saloon is still open and located at 91 Front St. N.
Restaurant reviews are a regular feature of The Issaquah Press. Reviewers visit restaurants unannounced and pay in full for their meals.
There are plenty of options for “pub grub” in Issaquah, consisting of your typical bar food, from burgers to salads.
However, there’s only one eatery in town touting itself as a “gastropub” — Levitate.
The basic definition of a gastropub is a pub that elevates its menu fare with high-end ingredients. Read more
August 5, 2015
NEW — 4 p.m. Aug. 5, 2015
The Kaleidoscope School of Music presents the last performance by longtime teen group Between the Lines at 6:40 p.m. Aug. 7 at the train depot.
The performance is part of the school’s ArtWalk lineup from 4:45-9:30 p.m. that also features youth groups Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs, Alternate Universe, Pineapple Massacre, Melancholy Maniacs and Parallel Dimensions.
The train depot museum is at 78 First Ave. N.E.
Learn more about the Kaleidoscope School of Music at http://kaleidoscopeschoolofmusic.com.
August 5, 2015
NEW — 12:27 p.m. Aug. 5, 2015
Village Theatre recently announced the lineup for its 15th annual Festival of New Musicals, Aug. 7-9.
Started in 2000, the festival is the nationally renowned birthplace of new musicals and the foundation of the theater’s commitment to new work. This year’s festival features six new musicals with the collaboration of more than 100 artists, performed and directed by the theater professionals and guest artists from across the country. Read more
July 29, 2015
NEW — 11 a.m. July 29, 2015
Heather Sullivan has performed from Carnegie Hall to the community center, and around the world aboard luxury liners
Although Heather Sullivan is a regular performer for years in Issaquah, thanks to a fan vote, she got her first chance to headline the Concerts on the Green series July 14.
July 29, 2015
NEW — 10:55 a.m. July 29, 2015
Salads and summer are ubiquitous partners, naturally melding together in our conscious and subconscious thoughts and always provide, thankfully, a simple answer to the never-ending question of what to eat for dinner.
Salads are simply the best go-to option for many of us this time of year. They provide a healthy meal that uses the best of what’s fresh, abundant and delicious, and they can be thrown together quickly without the sweat-inducing necessity of turning on the oven.
July 23, 2015
The Grand Ridge Plaza Sounds of Summer concert series continues July 25 with a trio of stringed instrumentalists.
July 23, 2015
Create artwork at the annual Chalk Art Festival July 28.
The free festival is from noon to 5 p.m. on the sidewalks around the community center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S.