Arts Section

Ugandan Chess Champ Phiona Musei will be at SeaTac Community Center Thurs.

Ugandan Chess Champ Phiona Musei will be at SeaTac Community Center Thurs.

Phiona Musei – the Ugandan Chess Champion featured in the Disney film “Queen of Katwe” – will be making an appearance at the SeaTac Community Center this Thursday, Jan. 19. Doors will... [Read more]

REMINDER: Food Bank fundraiser concert at Des Moines UMC this Saturday

REMINDER: Food Bank fundraiser concert at Des Moines UMC this Saturday

REMINDER: ‘Saltwater Music Series’ – a fundraiser concert for the Des Moines Area Food Bank – will be at the Des Moines United Methodist Church this Saturday, Jan. 14, starting at 7 p.m. The... [Read more]

Des Moines United Methodist Church holding free concert this Saturday night

Des Moines United Methodist Church holding free concert this Saturday night

Des Moines United Methodist Church will be holding a concert this Saturday, Jan. 14, starting at 7 p.m. – an Evening of Folk-inspired chamber music, stretching from North America, to the British Isles,... [Read more]

Highline College celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. with free events Jan. 17–20

Highline College celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. with free events Jan. 17–20

The public is invited to free events and workshops Jan. 17–20, 2017, as Highline College hosts its 22nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Week celebration. The theme of this year’s celebration is “Fear,... [Read more]

Highline Film Festival to show work of five students on Wednesday, Jan. 25

Highline Film Festival to show work of five students on Wednesday, Jan. 25

UPDATE: This post has been revised to reflect a new date – Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017 – for the film festival screening: A tender film focused on family and backed by a simple soundtrack took top honors... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Rocket Ships.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Rocket Ships.

by Dave Markwell 2016 sucked. Hard. It was without question the most challenging year of my life and maybe just simply the worst one I’ve ever had. I hope it dies in the dust of my history and not become... [Read more]

REMINDER: Des Moines Gospel Chapel’s ‘Hark the Harold’ play is this Sunday

REMINDER: Des Moines Gospel Chapel’s ‘Hark the Harold’ play is this Sunday

REMINDER: Des Moines Gospel Chapel will be presenting a Taproot Theatre Christmas Play – ‘Hark the Harold’ – this Sunday, Dec. 18 at 11 a.m. This is a hilarious and poignant presentation of... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Tables.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Tables.

by Dave Markwell During my lifetime, I have sat at many tables. I have enjoyed dinner tables and picnic tables and high-top bar tables. I have rested my elbows on various shapes and sizes and textures... [Read more]

PODCAST: Armed man causes lockdowns; purse snatcher; Jack Mayne & more

PODCAST: Armed man causes lockdowns; purse snatcher; Jack Mayne & more

Here’s episode #77 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

Boeing Choir Christmas Concert at Des Moines United Methodist Church Sunday

Boeing Choir Christmas Concert at Des Moines United Methodist Church Sunday

There will be a Boeing Choir Christmas Concert at Des Moines United Methodist Church this Sunday, Dec 4, starting at 3:30 p.m. Join us for an afternoon of holiday music. Gift Baskets for silent auction... [Read more]

REVIEW: <i>The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged)</i> is a holiday gift within a gift

REVIEW: The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged) is a holiday gift within a gift

Review by John Van de Ven. The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged), is a holiday gift within a gift – or a pageant within a play. The premise of the play (written by Reed Martin) is a pageant featuring a number of acts…

Des Moines United Methodist Church holding Holiday Rummage Sale Saturday

Des Moines United Methodist Church holding Holiday Rummage Sale Saturday

Des Moines United Methodist Church will be holding a Holiday Rummage Sale this Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at its campus, located at 22225 9th Ave. S. Lots of holiday themed items to decorate... [Read more]

Enjoy Brass Quintet Concert of Holiday Music at Burien Actors Theatre Dec. 11

Enjoy Brass Quintet Concert of Holiday Music at Burien Actors Theatre Dec. 11

On Sunday, Dec. 11, enjoy the sounds of the season as Burien Actors Theatre presents a Holiday Concert with the Northwest Symphony Orchestra (NWSO) Brass Quintet—featuring internationally renowned... [Read more]

Des Moines Gospel Chapel presenting ‘Hark the Harold’ play on Sunday, Dec. 18

Des Moines Gospel Chapel presenting ‘Hark the Harold’ play on Sunday, Dec. 18

Des Moines Gospel Chapel will be presenting a Taproot Theatre Christmas Play – ‘Hark the Harold’ – on Sunday, Dec. 18 at 11 a.m. This is a hilarious and poignant presentation of the Christmas... [Read more]

Holiday Gift Bazaar fundraiser for youth basketball team will be Saturday, Dec. 3

Holiday Gift Bazaar fundraiser for youth basketball team will be Saturday, Dec. 3

Don’t miss the 2016 Holiday Gift Bazaar, to be held Saturday, Dec. 3 at Resurrection Lutheran Church, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Do your holiday shopping away from the crowds. Bring your friends and enter... [Read more]

Retirement Sale happening now at Kimberley’s Exquisite Jewelry in Des Moines!

Retirement Sale happening now at Kimberley’s Exquisite Jewelry in Des Moines!

Kimberley Beasley, proprietor of Kimberley’s Exquisite Jewelry in Des Moines and friend of the Blog, would like to remind our readers of her Retirement Sale, going on now through Dec. 24. Kimberley’s... [Read more]

Des Moines/Normandy Park Rotary donates $15,000 to Highline Music4Life

Des Moines/Normandy Park Rotary donates $15,000 to Highline Music4Life

David Endicott, CEO of Music4Life, accepts an oversized check for $15,000 from Des Moines/Normandy Park Rotarians Dan Johnson and Carri Litowitz. On Wednesday Nov. 16, 2016, the Rotary Club of Des Moines... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Pretending.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Pretending.

by Dave Markwell I walked into my house and sensed disaster…again. Opening the front door, I was met with shredded napkins and a trail of rice leading up the stairs. At the top of the stairs, my old... [Read more]