October 14, 2014
Mark Salman, a world-renowned pianist, will perform with the Sammamish Symphony Orchestra at two upcoming concerts.
“Wild, Wild West” is 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, and 2 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Eastlake High School Performing Arts Center.
October 10, 2014
NEW — 4:51 p.m. Oct. 10, 2014
Second Saturday Film Series presents a free showing of “Little Shop of Horrors” at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 in the Eagle Room of City Hall, 130 E. Sunset Way.
The movie originally scheduled to be shown was “Impact!”
The 1960 classic Roger Corman “Little Shop of Horrors” stars Jonathan Haze as Seymour, a clumsy young man who nurtures a carnivorous plant by feeding it other people.
The film is notable for featuring the film debut of Jack Nicholson, a dental patient who loves pain.
October 8, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. Oct. 8, 2014
The Second Saturday Film Series continues Oct. 11 with the showing of the 1949 drama, “Impact!”
The free movie starts at 7 p.m. in the Eagle Room at City Hall, 130 E. Sunset Way. Donations will be accepted for snacks.
“Impact!” stars Brian Donleavy and Ella Raines (who was born and grew up in the Snoqualmie/North Bend area). This fast-moving and offbeat drama is about a wife who tries to kill her husband but kills her lover instead, while her husband (presumed dead) hides out and watches her trial.
October 7, 2014
If you have a bucket list, THE place to celebrate Oktoberfest is, of course, the site of its origin, Munich, Germany, where a wedding feast was thrown in 1810 in the city’s outskirts to celebrate the union of Prince Ludwig I and Princess Therese from Saxony-Hildburghausen.
But if you can’t drop more than $2,000 to join more than 6 million of your friends for a 17-day celebration, might I suggest the next best thing a little closer to home — Leavenworth’s Oktoberfest.
September 30, 2014
Dan Whitney never misses a Larry the Cable Guy show.
Larry, the stand-up comedian dressed in a shirt with cutoff sleeves and camouflage Huskers baseball cap who delivers one-liners in a Southern good-ol’ boy accent, makes him laugh from the minute he gets onstage to the minute he leaves.
Whitney knows Larry the Cable Guy well.
He is Larry.
“I think everyone has it figured out that the Cable Guy is a character I’ve created,” Whitney said in a telephone interview from Nebraska. “He’s probably America’s longest running piece of performance art around.”
September 30, 2014
ArtEAST Art Center wants to get Eastside residents hooked on art through a variety of free activities at this year’s Salmon Days Festival.
Hands-on activities will happen and innovative displays have been set up at the artEAST gallery, 95 Front St. N.
September 23, 2014
Village Theatre begins its season at the top.
“In the Heights,” a rousing, energetic feature about a largely Dominican-American neighborhood in New York City, opened the 2014-2015 season with a raucous performance Sept. 18.
Though the story itself relies heavily on old “gotta-get-outta-here” tropes and steers well clear of anything approaching the gritty reality of living in an urban environment, the spirit of the music, the talent of the cast and exuberance of the dance brightly shines.
September 23, 2014
September seems always to be a time of change and contradiction, not quite fall, not quite summer.
Warm and sunny days are often juxtaposed with cool and ever quickly-arriving evenings. This change is evidenced in my kitchen as well. I find myself reaching for recipes that feature more squash, potatoes, beets and other root vegetables. All of my dishes seem to be touched with these ingredients lately.
September 16, 2014
Let’s talk about Indian buffets.
When I first started eating this divine cuisine oh so many years ago, I treated buffets like the Holy Grail of exotic dining. Every buffet gave so many choices and so much of them. But as years and restaurants pass, a palette refines and buffets disappoint.
While I looked forward to my experience at Pabla Veggie Cuisine in the Meadows Shopping Center, I was skeptical of the buffet. While it did present a good representation of what the vegetarian restaurant can provide hungry customers, it also fell to many of the same bland faults as other Indian buffets.
September 9, 2014
Fried food, animal smells, concert music and carnival rides — yep, the Washington State Fair has returned.
Until Sept. 21, you can find the best livestock, agriculture, horticulture and crafts the state has to offer in Puyallup. This year’s fair packs a whopping punch with a slew of high-profile music acts and the usual, if no less impressive, bunch of Washingtonian achievements.
Walking in the gate, you might feel overwhelmed at the sheer number of things to do in the fairgrounds. Should you immediately head over and dive into a basket of fried butter? Head over to the livestock barn and hear which rooster crows the loudest? Visit one of the many crafts buildings and spot all the nuance and detail in the dollhouses? These are big decisions that a hardy fairgoer will have to make. Rest assured that if you get your fill of one type of entertainment, plenty more is right around the corner for the whole family.