Arts Section

Historical Society to showcase local prohibition legacy this Saturday, Mar. 17

Historical Society to showcase local prohibition legacy this Saturday, Mar. 17

The Historical Society of Federal Way will kick off St. Patrick’s Day with a party, presentation, and fundraiser this Saturday, March 17, all focused upon bootlegging legend Roy Olmstead’s life... [Read more]

Saltwater Music Series ‘Une Soirée Parisienne’ will be Saturday, March 17

Saltwater Music Series ‘Une Soirée Parisienne’ will be Saturday, March 17

Saltwater Music Series: ‘Une Soirée Parisienne’ will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2018, starting at 7 p.m. at Des Moines United Methodist Church: Liz Frazer, soprano Steven Luksan, piano/composer Celebrate... [Read more]

REMINDER: Poverty Bay Wine Festival is this weekend!

REMINDER: Poverty Bay Wine Festival is this weekend!

REMINDER: The 14th annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival opens TONIGHT (5–10 p.m., Friday, Mar. 2) and continues through Saturday (Noon–8 p.m., March 3)! This is an outstanding, local/grassroots wine festival... [Read more]

10-year old girl from Des Moines wins ‘Poison Prevention Week’ poster contest

10-year old girl from Des Moines wins ‘Poison Prevention Week’ poster contest

And the winner is… The Washington Poison Center announced this week that this year’s winner of the 2018 Annual Statewide Poison Prevention Week Poster Contest is Sharlene Le, a 10-year old... [Read more]

Film Contest winners earn recognition, cash prizes at Highline College

Film Contest winners earn recognition, cash prizes at Highline College

Student filmmakers found a variety of ways to tell the story of “Transformation,” the theme of the 2018 Highline College Film Festival. Contest judges selected four winners, with two very different... [Read more]

REVIEW: BAT’s <em>Rapture, Blister, Burn</em> is a very satisfying experience

REVIEW: BAT’s Rapture, Blister, Burn is a very satisfying experience

Photos by Michael Brunk Review by Shelli Park If you want to warm your hearts and minds during this February cold-spell head to Burien Actors Theatre for Rapture, Blister, Burn. Attending this production... [Read more]

REMINDER: ‘Waterland Wine & Art Walk’ is this Wednesday, Feb. 21!

REMINDER: ‘Waterland Wine & Art Walk’ is this Wednesday, Feb. 21!

REMINDER: Destination Des Moines’ Waterland Wine & Art Walk will be this Wednesday, Feb. 21, from 5 – 8 p.m.! This walk will include six Des Moines businesses, with featured Wineries and local... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Mt. Rainier, Blue Heron & amazing red sunset

PHOTOS: Mt. Rainier, Blue Heron & amazing red sunset

Courtesy Author/Photographer George Matthew Cole comes these great photos that showcase the beauty of our region (click images to view larger versions/slideshow): A view of Mount Rainier from a neighborhood... [Read more]

Tardy Cupids rejoice! Enjoy amazing ‘Love, Chaos & Dinner’ at Teatro Zinzanni

Tardy Cupids rejoice! Enjoy amazing ‘Love, Chaos & Dinner’ at Teatro Zinzanni

By Scott Schaefer It’s an amazing (make that‘Amazonian if you like your local Yodeling Dominatrix’ tall) night of ‘Love, Chaos and Dinner‘ in an authentic spiegeltent at Teatro Zinzanni,... [Read more]

VIDEO: Here’s episode 1 of new ‘The Briefing’ Port of Seattle documentary film

VIDEO: Here’s episode 1 of new ‘The Briefing’ Port of Seattle documentary film

FOLLOWUP: Des Moines resident Steve Edmiston reports that his new documentary film project – intended to provide a “briefing” to the Port of Seattle Commissioners addressing the harms to airport... [Read more]

Big changes coming to 14th Annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival March 2-3

Big changes coming to 14th Annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival March 2-3

Big changes are planned this year for the 14th annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival, coming March 2 – 3. Changes include: Magician Nate Jester from ‘America’s Got Talent’ will be amazing... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Shirts.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Shirts.

By Dave Markwell I’ve been on a bit of a purge lately. I’ve been going through closets of crap and getting rid of it. I have too much stuff, much of which serves no useful purpose. I don’t even... [Read more]

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: What it was like singing live at Benaroya Hall!

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: What it was like singing live at Benaroya Hall!

EDITOR’S NOTE: Cass Huff is a special needs student at Mt. Rainier High School. In 2016, she was named “Citizen of the Year” by the City of Burien. By Cass Huff Hey Readers! I’m so... [Read more]

Destination Des Moines ‘Waterland Wine & Art Walk’ will be Wednesday, Feb. 21

Destination Des Moines ‘Waterland Wine & Art Walk’ will be Wednesday, Feb. 21

Join Destination Des Moines in another fun Waterland Wine & Art Walk on Wednesday, Feb. 21, from 5 – 8 p.m. This walk will include six Des Moines businesses, with featured Wineries and local Artists. Tickets... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: A call from a boy…

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: A call from a boy…

By Dave Markwell At 4:30 this morning my phone rang. Being familiar with phone calls at this hour, I knew it was probably not good news. It wasn’t. My caller ID said, “Aden”, my son. “Hi, buddy”,... [Read more]

Saltwater Music Series at Des Moines United Methodist Church Saturday

Saltwater Music Series at Des Moines United Methodist Church Saturday

The Saltwater Music Series will be held at Des Moines United Methodist Church this Saturday, Jan. 20, starting at 7 p.m. Composer/pianist Steven Luksan will perform musical styles of the last 400 years... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: We’ll see…

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: We’ll see…

By Dave Markwell Last weekend, my daughter informed me that she was going to see a movie with her friend, “Becky”, and would need a ride Saturday evening. Now, the only surprising element of this... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD NEW YEAR: Still can…

FEEL GOOD NEW YEAR: Still can…

By Dave Markwell A few weeks ago, I was at my old buddy, Scott’s, house catching up a bit following the memorial service for his dad. It was one of those simple, beautiful moments of life and friendship... [Read more]

Jack Kniskern – the man who helped design Des Moines – has passed at 91

Jack Kniskern – the man who helped design Des Moines – has passed at 91

Sadly, longtime Des Moines resident and local icon Jack Kniskern passed away at the age of 91 on Dec. 21. A memorial is planned for Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 at 1 p.m. at Des Moines United Methodist Church. Jack... [Read more]

Christmas Eve worship will be Sunday at Des Moines United Methodist Church

Christmas Eve worship will be Sunday at Des Moines United Methodist Church

Christmas Eve worship will be this Sunday, Dec. 24, at Des Moines United Methodist Church: 9:30 a.m.: Regular morning worship. 7:00 p.m.: Harvest Band choir, Candlelight. 11:00 p.m.: Bell & Chancel... [Read more]