Arts Section

See ‘Dislecksia: The Movie’ for FREE on May 14 at Event Center Auditorium

See ‘Dislecksia: The Movie’ for FREE on May 14 at Event Center Auditorium

Dislecksia 90 Sec Trailer-ProResHQ 1 from Harvey Hubbell V on Vimeo. A FREE showing of ‘Dislecksia: The Movie’ will be at the Des Moines Event Center Auditorium on Thursday, May 14, starting... [Read more]

Take a survey, help shape the future of Des Moines’ Parks, Rec & more

Take a survey, help shape the future of Des Moines’ Parks, Rec & more

Help shape the future of Des Moines’ Parks, Recreation, Aquatics and Community Services: Please take their Survey now!  Here’s more info from the city: The City of Des Moines is in the process... [Read more]

Garden Gala Plant & Garden Art Sale at North Hill Community Center May 2

Garden Gala Plant & Garden Art Sale at North Hill Community Center May 2

A Garden Gala Plant and Garden Art Sale will be held on Saturday, May 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the North Hill community Center, located at 20827 3rd Ave South in Des Moines. Proceeds will benefit... [Read more]

Expanded Festivities This Mother’s Day at PowellsWood Garden

Expanded Festivities This Mother’s Day at PowellsWood Garden

New garden spaces make it possible for PowellsWood to expand offerings at their annual Mother’s Day weekend event. Each year Monte and Diane Powell offer up a taste of English Garden-inspired hospitality... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Persist.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Persist.

by Dave Markwell Several years ago while neglecting to appropriately monitor my young son; I heard some strange, yet familiar, noises coming from the driveway. The sound was my leaf blower pull cord being... [Read more]

Laugh at Motherhood – ‘Listen to Your Mother’ on Saturday May 9

Laugh at Motherhood – ‘Listen to Your Mother’ on Saturday May 9

South King area businesses along with Des Moines resident and past columnist for the Waterland Blog, Joy Steele, are proud to sponsor and produce the Seattle performance of ‘Listen To Your Mother. ‘ Joy,... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Distracted Driving…

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Distracted Driving…

by Dave Markwell Recently adding a teenage driver to my household, I have become increasingly aware of “distracted driving”. It has been VERY clearly expressed to my son that ANY whiff of him texting,... [Read more]

Aliens, Vulcans, humans come together for 3rd annual Burien UFO Festival

Aliens, Vulcans, humans come together for 3rd annual Burien UFO Festival

From our sister site The B-Town (Burien) Blog: Photo by Michael Brunk / nwlens.com The Burien community decked out in aluminum helmets and Men in Black suits for the third annual Burien UFO Festival on... [Read more]

REMINDER: The 3rd annual Burien UFO Festival is Wednesday night, April 1!

REMINDER: The 3rd annual Burien UFO Festival is Wednesday night, April 1!

Scene from the inaugural Burien UFO Festival on April 1, 2013. Photo by Michael Brunk. REMINDER: The 3rd annual Burien UFO Festival (‘BUFO’) will be this Wednesday night, April 1 (April Fool’s... [Read more]

Take a survey for Des Moines’ Parks, Recreation, Aquatics & Community Services

Take a survey for Des Moines’ Parks, Recreation, Aquatics & Community Services

The City of Des Moines is in the process of updating the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan that provides a six-year plan and 20-year vision for the City’s parks, trails and open space, landmarks,... [Read more]

Seattle P-I: Investigation of Maury Island UFO ‘Incident’ haunted by coincidence

Seattle P-I: Investigation of Maury Island UFO ‘Incident’ haunted by coincidence

The Seattle P-I on Sunday posted a very interesting story about the local film “The Maury Island Incident,” in which journalist Jake Ellison dives deep into a ‘rabbit hole’ about... [Read more]

Burien UFO Festival to feature original short movies as part of new Film Festival

Burien UFO Festival to feature original short movies as part of new Film Festival

This year, the Burien UFO Festival (‘BUFO’) – set for Wednesday, April 1 – will introduce the first-ever Burien Film Festival, featuring locally-made short, sci-fi themed films vying... [Read more]

Nina McLemore Trunk Show benefits Highline Music4Life

Nina McLemore Trunk Show benefits Highline Music4Life

The Music4Life™ initiative – including the local version called “Highline Music4Life” – has won corporate support from New York-based Nina McLemore, the clothing line for executive and... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Scenes from the 11th annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival

PHOTOS: Scenes from the 11th annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival

The 11th annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival was held this weekend at the newly remodeled Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium, the location where it first started some 10+ years ago. For the past decade, the... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Card Dealers…

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Card Dealers…

by Dave Markwell On a Tuesday morning, a lovely friend informed me that she was pregnant. (NOT mine!!) She is a married mother of three equally lovely little girls, including a fine set of twins. This... [Read more]

REMINDER: The Poverty Bay Wine Festival opens Friday night!

REMINDER: The Poverty Bay Wine Festival opens Friday night!

REMINDER: The Poverty Bay Wine Festival will return to where it all began this weekend – Friday and Saturday, March 6–7 – at the newly remodeled Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium. BUY TICKETS HERE! Come... [Read more]

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]