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Rowan Catel and Carlos Narvaez perform in Olympic Ballet Theatre’s production of “Efanora,” premiering on YouTube on April 2. (Into Dust Photography)

Olympic Ballet Theatre returns with two virtual performances

“Efanora” and “In a Clearing” explore pandemic-era themes of loss, fear and grief through movement.

 

Andy Gross

‘Split Man’ aims to boggle minds at Historic Everett Theatre gig

Andy Gross is a comedian, magician and ventriloquist — and he can throw his voice. You can see him April 9.

 

"Enza" by Jan Hopkins

Trash gets an artistic transformation at Schack Art Center

The “Art of Recycling: Repurpose with a Purpose”exhibit aims to make you think about your effect on the environment.

 

The Snohomish band Fretland includes Luke Francis (guitar and bass), Hillary Grace Fretland (lead vocals) and Jake Haber (guitar, bass and piano). (Christine Mitchell)

Snohomish band Fretland to release second album amid pandemic

The nine-track album “Could Have Loved You” was recorded in a studio housed in a century-old Catholic church.

The Snohomish band Fretland includes Luke Francis (guitar and bass), Hillary Grace Fretland (lead vocals) and Jake Haber (guitar, bass and piano). (Christine Mitchell)
Tony Verhey, owner of Tony V's Garage, outside of the brand new bar front on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Tony V’s is back with live shows each weekend in Everett

The venue was hit hard by the pandemic. It has reopened after a six-month shutdown thanks to a $150,000 loan.

Tony Verhey, owner of Tony V's Garage, outside of the brand new bar front on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
2020 The Game creators Kathryn Christensen and Jonathan Noble display the card game they created at their home on Saturday, March 6, 2021 in Bothell, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

The year 2020 — now it’s a card game, thanks to Bothell couple

The craziest, most trying year ever inspires the game invented by Kathryn Christensen and Jonathan Noble.

2020 The Game creators Kathryn Christensen and Jonathan Noble display the card game they created at their home on Saturday, March 6, 2021 in Bothell, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Allison Standley stars as Amalia Balash in Village Theatre's "She Loves Me" production. (Mark Kitaoka / Village Theatre)

Anonymous donor gives $3 million to Everett’s Village Theatre

The gift is the largest in the theater’s 42-year history and comes at a critical time.

Allison Standley stars as Amalia Balash in Village Theatre's "She Loves Me" production. (Mark Kitaoka / Village Theatre)
Betsy Schildt (top) and Erin Kendall test the frigid waters of Lake Stevens Saturday morning at Lundeen Park in Lake Stevens on March 13, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Lake Stevens Brewing Co. helps Snohomish County YMCA thrive

The brewer and Lake Stevens Open Water Swimmers will host a fundraiser for the Y on March 20.

Betsy Schildt (top) and Erin Kendall test the frigid waters of Lake Stevens Saturday morning at Lundeen Park in Lake Stevens on March 13, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Aaron Loveitt's salvaged-steel sculpture titled "Fell" is a replica of an old-growth Western red cedar.

See premier Northwest sculptors’ work at Camano Island gallery

Matzke Fine Art Gallery & Sculpture Park showcases pieces by 15 Northwest sculptors in a variety of mediums.

Aaron Loveitt's salvaged-steel sculpture titled "Fell" is a replica of an old-growth Western red cedar.
Edmonds Center for the Arts presents the children's play “Jabari Dreams of Freedom,” starring Cameron Goode as Jabari, March 13 via Livestream.

Children’s play explores what it means to have courage and hope

The Edmonds Center for the Arts screens the Black Lives Matter-inspired “Jabari Dreams of Freedom.”

Edmonds Center for the Arts presents the children's play “Jabari Dreams of Freedom,” starring Cameron Goode as Jabari, March 13 via Livestream.
Scuttlebutt Brewing Company chef Jeremiah Marleau created The Triple Threat burger with three meats and ghost pepper jack cheese among the ingredients. Shot on Monday, March 8, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Take the 1½-pound burger challenge — if you have the guts

For Everett Restaurant Month, the city’s eateries are offering specials like Scuttlebutt Brewing Co.’s Triple Threat Burger.

Scuttlebutt Brewing Company chef Jeremiah Marleau created The Triple Threat burger with three meats and ghost pepper jack cheese among the ingredients. Shot on Monday, March 8, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Carole G. Barton, teacher and author of 'The Friendship Adventure'  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Snohomish woman’s new book fulfills a promise to her mother

“The Friendship Adventure” teaches children about working together and problem-solving.

Carole G. Barton, teacher and author of 'The Friendship Adventure'  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
The vocal supergroup Säje will perform at the DeMiero Jazz Festival, which is March 4-6 this year.

DeMiero Jazz Festival packed with headlining performers

Edmonds’ 45th annual event will feature 17 virtual performances, plus jazz workshops for local students.

The vocal supergroup Säje will perform at the DeMiero Jazz Festival, which is March 4-6 this year.
See 81 original paintings by Jack Dorsey in the "No. 81" exhibit through May at Sunnyshore Studio on Camano Island.

Camano Island studio celebrates a patriarch of the arts

“No. 81” features 81 of Jack Dorsey’s paintings on his 81st birthday. You can see 28 of them at Sunnyshore Studio.

See 81 original paintings by Jack Dorsey in the "No. 81" exhibit through May at Sunnyshore Studio on Camano Island.
Owners Kim and Larry Harris at Bayernmoor Cellars on Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 in Stanwood, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

World-class wine, from grapes grown right here

Bayernmoor Cellars makes award-winning pinot noir from grapes grown at its vineyard northeast of Stanwood.

Owners Kim and Larry Harris at Bayernmoor Cellars on Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 in Stanwood, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Dave Dodge stands on a speaker while playing his guitar during Nite Wave's show at Tony V's Garage on Saturday, June 8, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

1980s new wave streams when Bothell cover band performs

Hear Bothell’s own Nite Wave rock out at the “Best ’80s Party Ever!” on Feb. 27 via Facebook.

Dave Dodge stands on a speaker while playing his guitar during Nite Wave's show at Tony V's Garage on Saturday, June 8, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
"Prophets, Teachers and Kings" is a 2020 documentary by Snohomish's John Carswell.

Urban art gets the spotlight at a new Snohomish gallery

The Rosella Gallery features artwork featured in the “Prophets, Teachers and Kings” documentary through March 30.

"Prophets, Teachers and Kings" is a 2020 documentary by Snohomish's John Carswell.
Riley Wong, 7, shows his pen pal, Smudge, the picture he drew for her in addition to his letter at Pasado's Safe Haven on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021 in Monroe, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Kids make connections with critters through pen pals program

Pasado’s Safe Haven near Sultan invites children to write to a turkey, a goat, a cow and a rooster.

Riley Wong, 7, shows his pen pal, Smudge, the picture he drew for her in addition to his letter at Pasado's Safe Haven on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021 in Monroe, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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Monroe artist’s oil paintings illustrate dark children’s fable

Hilma Josal used her daughters as models for “Hjilmer and The Fire Witch.” You can see her paintings, and hear the story, Feb. 27 in Snohomish.

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Kendra Swanson, Colleen Fadden and Sara Boyle hike Heybrook Ridge Trail near Index Friday afternoon on February 12, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Their weight-loss secret? Hiking nearly 1,000 miles

Over the past two years, friends Colleen Fadden of Startup and Kendra Swanson of Monroe have lost nearly 250 pounds.

Kendra Swanson, Colleen Fadden and Sara Boyle hike Heybrook Ridge Trail near Index Friday afternoon on February 12, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)