Friday Movies in the Parks this summer in Vancouver, Washington

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, where one of the Friday Movies in the Park will be held in the summer of 2021 in Vancouver, Washington (photo by Cheryl Landes) The City of Vancouver (Washington) Parks and Recreation is hosting a series of free, family-friendly movies this summer in parks throughout the city on Friday nights. … Continue reading Friday Movies in the Parks this summer in Vancouver, Washington

2021 Roots in the Park a series of virtual and in-person music and cultural events

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Every year, Washington State Parks hosts a series of musical and cultural events throughout the state as part of its Folk and Traditional Arts Program. This year, the Roots in the Parks series kicked off in June with some virtual concerts from Deception Pass State Park. Watch selected performances … Continue reading 2021 Roots in the Park a series of virtual and in-person music and cultural events

2021 Olympic Music Festival features in-person performance, virtual salon

Featured image by Rebecca Jasso from Pixabay The 2021 Olympic Music Festival kicks off its thirty-eighth season with the Opening Celebration with GardenMusic on Sunday, August 29. The concert will be held outdoors at the Littlefield Green at Fort Worden State Park at 200 Battery Way in Port Townsend, Washington. Tickets are $40 per person … Continue reading 2021 Olympic Music Festival features in-person performance, virtual salon

Can’t make the Waterfront Blues Festival this year? Stream it!

This weekend, the Waterfront Blues Festival returns to Portland in a new location with limited seating, and only a few tickets are left for Monday, July 5. If you can't make it to the live performances or are not comfortable going to gatherings yet due to COVID-19, don't worry. There are two ways you can … Continue reading Can’t make the Waterfront Blues Festival this year? Stream it!

Tour six Eugene gardens virtually at Music in the Garden

Photo by Cheryl Landes Starting Sunday, June 27, take a virtual stroll through six beautiful gardens in Eugene, Oregon. "Music in the Garden" features the garden tours, interviews with the gardeners, and local musicians. The event is in its twenty-third year, but this is the first year it has been held virtually. It's hosted by … Continue reading Tour six Eugene gardens virtually at Music in the Garden

Celebrate the 2021 summer solstice in person or online at Make Music Day Seattle

Image from RadioAvenueRadio.world June 21 isn't just summer solstics. It's also Make Music Day, which is celebrated in 1,000 cities worldwide. In Seattle, RainierAvenueRadio.world is celebrating by hosting a day of live music in three locations. Everyone is welcome to attend in person and perform. If you want to perform, register at seattle.makemusicday.org. If you … Continue reading Celebrate the 2021 summer solstice in person or online at Make Music Day Seattle

Tickets on sale for the Minnesota Orchestra’s 2021-2022 season

The stage at the Minnesota Orchestra's concert hall in downtown Minneapolis (photo by Cheryl Landes) Tickets are now on sale to the general public for the Minnesota Orchestra's 2021-2022 season. This season's schedule is a mix of digital and in-person concerts. Performances include Dvořák’s New World Symphony, Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony, music by Florence Price and … Continue reading Tickets on sale for the Minnesota Orchestra’s 2021-2022 season

Chef in Your Garden features seasonal bounties for 2021

Photo by Cheryl Landes For 17 years, Chef in My Garden brought people together to support Growing Gardens' mission of using "the experience of growing food in schools, backyards and correctional facilities to cultivate healthy, equitable communities." During this annual dinner, top local chefs created delicious multi-course meals served in a beautiful home garden in … Continue reading Chef in Your Garden features seasonal bounties for 2021

On Memorial Day, Taps Across America honors those who died in service

Image by Keturah Moller from Pixabay For many, Memorial Day is considered the unofficial start to summer. But to many others, it's a day of remembrance for their family and friends who sacrificed their lives for their country. Taps Across America has remembered them since 2000, and the tradition continues this year. At 3 p.m. … Continue reading On Memorial Day, Taps Across America honors those who died in service