A Christmas Carol is back for the holidays—for five golden nights—with an outstanding musical cast of over 70 local islanders of all ages! With original music and lyrics by Jim Bredouw, this redux of the classic heart-warming holiday tale is directed by Jake Perrine and adapted by Deborah Sparks.
Wooden clogs, colorful serapes and "old man" masks accent the Dance of the Elders procession through Friday Harbor and ending at St. Francis Church.. The dozen or so dancers make a distinctive clacking sound as they perform a variety of folk dance routines to mariachi music. This dance is an ancient pre-Columbian ritual. Photo credit San Juan Update
Prime Rib special every Thursday night! Starting November 20th we are bringing back prime rib night. Choice prime rib served with organic vegetables, baked potato, au jus, and creamy horseradish. Full menu is still availble and we have vegetarian options as well.
Artistic Director Aloysia Friedmann says "Joining me will be the charismatic and beloved artists, baritone Philip Cutlip and pianist Ian Parker, performing music reflective of the season. Get in the holiday spirit with Philip singing Bach, Schubert and some holiday favorites! I'll play the traditional carol Greensleeves and the glorious Ave Maria. We celebrate Gershwin with Ian Parker's solo piano version of Rhapsody in Blue. There'll be other surprises revealed along the way! I know this will be an evening of pure enchantment."
The historic Rosario Mansion, adorned for the holidays, is the perfect setting for this very special evening. A reception filled with delectable hors d'oeuvres, delicious desserts and wine will followed in the Orcas Room of the Mansion.
For reservations, call (360) 376-6636 or email email@example.com. All proceeds benefit Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival programming and music education. The event is hosted by Rosario Resort owners Jan and Jerry Barto.
Live music in Octavia's Bistro in the Orcas Hotel! Martin Lund and Gene Nery are preforming every Friday night from 6:00 p.m. till 9:00 p.m. Come early to find a seat! Reservations for parties of 6 and over only.
Following the mass, all are welcome to a Mexican fiesta at the Mullis Center.
Cakes, pies, cookies, breads. Stop by for a sample. Coffee/tea $1.00. Proceeds benefits seniors going to pay for “Meals on Wheels” and the maintenance of Woodmen Hall. Contact: Angie Clothier Phone: (360) 468-3092
Join 12 island artists for holiday shopping, treats and good cheer, with a festive atmosphere at the historic Port Stanley School.
San Juan Island’s community chorus is going straight to the heart of Christmas this year, with beautiful settings of familiar carols and Christmas traditionals. To add to the festivity, an island-grown chamber orchestra will join the Singers onstage for John Rutter's Magnificat. This energetic, joyful piece sets the Magnificat text and a 15th century prayer to Mary in lush harmonies and dancing rhythms.
Dates and Show Times: Saturday, December 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 14 at 2:00 p.m.
Join us for a holiday open house at Lime Kiln Point State Park. The Interpretive Center/Gift Shop will be open and there will be guided tours of the Light Keepers Quarters and the Light House.