April 7, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. April 10, 2015
In “The Road” (1907), Jack London observed, “The hobo never knows what is going to happen the next moment; hence, he lives only in the present moment.”
The life of the hobo may be of the moment, but the fundamental need for shelter has spanned the ages. In the economic depressions of the 1890s and 1930s, there was a surge of homelessness, and hobos like Jack London hitched rides on trains in search of better opportunities.
Railroad towns like Issaquah were brief stopping points, and sometimes destinations.
March 3, 2015
August 19, 2014
July 8, 2014
The city’s free film series continues July 12 with the presentation of “I Walk the Line.”
The show is at 7 p.m. in City Hall Eagle Room, 130 E. Sunset Way.
“I Walk the Line” stars Gregory Peck as Sheriff Henry Tawes, a small Tennessee town man of strong moral fiber who is quick to judge others and follows the law zealously. Tawes’ world is turned upside down when he meets Alma, played by Tuesday Weld.
June 10, 2014
The city’s free film series continues June 14 with the presentation of “The Cincinnati Kid.”
Presented with support from the city of Issaquah Arts Commission and 4Culture, the screening is at 7 p.m. in City Hall Eagle Room, 130 E. Sunset Way.
“The Cincinnati Kid” stars Steve McQueen as an up-and-coming poker player who tries to prove himself in a high-stakes match against a long-time master of the game, played by Edward G. Robinson.
May 6, 2014
The city of Issaquah’s free Second Saturday Film Series returns May 10 with a showing of the 1963 movie “Charade,” starring Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant.
This star-filled international thriller tells the story of a young woman whose deceased husband hid millions of dollars that may have been stolen decades earlier. She is pursued by several sultry and sleazy characters, all of them intent on recovering the money, no matter what the cost.
April 8, 2014
The city of Issaquah’s free Second Saturday Film Series returns April 12 with a showing of the 1964 movie “Murder Most Foul.”
The film follows Miss Marple, the only jury member who believes that an accused is innocently charged with murder, as she joins a local acting troupe and tries to figure out who the real murderer is.
“Murder Most Foul” is based loosely on the Agatha Christie novel “Mrs. McGinty’s Dead.” It stars Margaret Rutherford and Bud Tingwell.
February 18, 2014
Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park will soon host a unique art installation that honors its past, while nurturing its future.
4Culture and the King County Parks and Recreation Division present Black Forest [29,930,000 tons], a land-art project created by Seattle-based artist Hans Baumann.
January 24, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. Jan. 24, 2014
Village Theatre was one of 42 projects to receive a 4Culture 2013 Cultural Facilities funds.
4Culture’s Cultural Facilities program funds the purchase, design, construction, and remodeling of arts and heritage facilities throughout King County.
The funding assists in creating sustainable organizations and places for cultural activities to take place.
September 17, 2013
4Culture’s Heritage Collections Care program recently awarded $4,850 to the Issaquah History Museums for its Move Ready project.
The award was part of 4Culture’s sixth annual Heritage Collections Care Funding Program.
In total, 4Culture donated $63,655 to 23 King County nonprofit organizations to support the conservation of their historic collections. The awards ranged from $977 to $5,000, with the Issaquah History Museums receiving the second-largest grant.