Arts Section

Meet Artist/Developer Dan Spalding, the new owner of the Des Moines Theater

Meet Artist/Developer Dan Spalding, the new owner of the Des Moines Theater

Outboard Portrait V by Dan Spalding. We first announced on Monday that Dan Spalding of Spokane will be the new owner of the Des Moines Theater, which has sat vacant for years at 22325 Marine View Drive. Spalding... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: The Burien UFO Festival (‘BUFO’) will be April Fool’s Day!

SAVE THE DATE: The Burien UFO Festival (‘BUFO’) will be April Fool’s Day!

SAVE THE DATE: The 3rd annual Burien UFO Festival (‘BUFO’) will be Wednesday, April 1 – April Fool’s Day – starting at 6 p.m. in Olde Burien. This year, expect some new surprises –... [Read more]

Des Moines Theater sold to Dan Spalding, a Spokane Musician/Artist/Developer

Des Moines Theater sold to Dan Spalding, a Spokane Musician/Artist/Developer

According to a post on Mayor Dave Kaplan’s Facebook page, the Des Moines Theater – located at 22325 Marine View Drive – has been sold. “The Des Moines Theatre has finally sold to someone... [Read more]

Poverty Bay Wine Festival returns to where it all began on Fri.-Sat. March 6-7

Poverty Bay Wine Festival returns to where it all began on Fri.-Sat. March 6-7

The Poverty Bay Wine Festival will return to where it all began next Friday and Saturday, March 6–7, at the newly remodeled Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium. For the past decade, the Des Moines Rotary... [Read more]

Our talented new Intern Sterling Paris will paint your face (or your kids’)!

Our talented new Intern Sterling Paris will paint your face (or your kids’)!

We’ve been serving as Mentors to students at Big Picture High School since 2009, and this year we’re proud to have Sterling Paris as our newest – and fourth – Intern. Sterling – who... [Read more]

Got your tix yet? Only 15 days remaining until the Poverty Bay Wine Festival!

Got your tix yet? Only 15 days remaining until the Poverty Bay Wine Festival!

You are invited to the 11th Annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival, coming to the Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium March 6-7! To purchase tickets, click here and save $5 with special early bird pricing! Proceeds... [Read more]

Enter to win two FREE tickets to the Mar. 6-7 Poverty Bay Wine Festival!

Enter to win two FREE tickets to the Mar. 6-7 Poverty Bay Wine Festival!

You are invited to the 11th Annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival, coming to Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium on March 6-7! To purchase tickets, click here and save $5 with special early bird pricing. Proceeds... [Read more]

Like wine? Volunteers needed for Poverty Bay Wine Festival, coming Mar. 6-7

Like wine? Volunteers needed for Poverty Bay Wine Festival, coming Mar. 6-7

Do you want to have a great time, meet new friends, support your community and get free entrance to the 2015 Poverty Bay Wine Festival, to be held March 6-7? Then organizers have great news for you! The... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Arrivals.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Arrivals.

by Dave Markwell My father-in-law came to town last week. He flew in from upstate New York on Saturday and will be here for a month or so. It’s always an adventure when “Hurricane Bob” hits town... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Friendly Apparitions.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Friendly Apparitions.

by Dave Markwell Last weekend was busy. My son had a wrestling tournament, which tends to consume an entire day, and my daughter needed serving prior to this event. I was up early on a Saturday morning... [Read more]

SoKing Internet Radio receives prestigious grant to create Newscasts

SoKing Internet Radio receives prestigious grant to create Newscasts

Four startups – including our very own SoKing Internet Radio – have been awarded $12,000 each in national Encore Media Entrepreneurs funding, J-Lab announced on Thursday (Feb. 5). SoKing Internet Radio... [Read more]

Sponsors needed for 11th annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival, coming Mar. 6-7

Sponsors needed for 11th annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival, coming Mar. 6-7

YOU are invited to the 11th Annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival, coming March 6-7 to the Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium. To purchase tickets, click here and save $5 with special early bird pricing (NOTE:... [Read more]

REMINDER: ‘Maury Island Incident’ benefit for Historical Society is Feb. 11

REMINDER: ‘Maury Island Incident’ benefit for Historical Society is Feb. 11

REMINDER: A full screening of the locally-produced film “The Maury Island Incident” to benefit the Des Moines Historical Society will be next Wednesday night, Feb. 11, at Mt. Rainier High... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Legacy.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Legacy.

by Dave Markwell As a young boy, I remember watching my beloved Seahawks games with my dad. He sat in his orange chair with the orange ottoman, while I sat on the orange couch. The seventies had some... [Read more]

SLIDESHOW: Thousands of crazed fans pack SeaTac streets to send off Seahawks

SLIDESHOW: Thousands of crazed fans pack SeaTac streets to send off Seahawks

Photographers Michael Brunk and Francis Zera braved the throngs of crazed 12th Fans in SeaTac on Sunday (Jan. 25), as they lined the streets to send the Seattle Seahawks onto their second straight Super... [Read more]

Poverty Bay Wine Festival will be March 6-7 at Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium

Poverty Bay Wine Festival will be March 6-7 at Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium

SAVE THE DATE: The 11th Annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival will be held Friday and Saturday, March 6–7, at Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium. To purchase tickets, click here and save $5 with special early... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Two Pains.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Two Pains.

by Dave Markwell Last week, I checked a to-do off of my list. After several months of dancing with emotions which ranged from annoyed to outraged, I spent an hour out of my day and cleaned up a crappy... [Read more]

Comedian Kermet Apio saves the world from itself, one joke at a time

Comedian Kermet Apio saves the world from itself, one joke at a time

by T.M. Sell Kermet Apio’s comedy career began at an early age. “Sesame Street went national when I was 5,” he recalls, and with it the meaning of his name. “I found that if I could make a joke... [Read more]