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Seven great ways to beat boredom when you’re stuck at home

Seven great ways to beat boredom when you’re stuck at home

During the pandemic, there’s time enough for everything — except cleaning out closets.

Seven great ways to beat boredom when you’re stuck at home
Escape to an island of calm — and cuteness — during the pandemic

Escape to an island of calm — and cuteness — during the pandemic

Stuck at home, millennials have been finding refuge in Nintendo’s Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Escape to an island of calm — and cuteness — during the pandemic
Everett artist paints the heroes who inspired his journey

Everett artist paints the heroes who inspired his journey

Julius Wilson is a self-taught illustrator, painter and sculptor who’s making a name for himself in his new hometown.

Everett artist paints the heroes who inspired his journey
Bands come to the aid of Engel’s Pub, a beloved bar in Edmonds

Bands come to the aid of Engel’s Pub, a beloved bar in Edmonds

Hear eight bands play at Engel’s — with no audience, of course — on Facebook for the next two weeks.

Bands come to the aid of Engel’s Pub, a beloved bar in Edmonds
This Everett artist finds strength in flower power

This Everett artist finds strength in flower power

Kimberly Mattson is drawn to the infinite number of elements that can be seen in a flower.

This Everett artist finds strength in flower power
Pandemic moves Dueling Pianos act to couple’s Lynnwood garage

Pandemic moves Dueling Pianos act to couple’s Lynnwood garage

You can catch Jeff Coleron and Rhiannon Kruse this Friday live on social media.

Pandemic moves Dueling Pianos act to couple’s Lynnwood garage
Board game designer picks 9 to play while you’re stuck at home

Board game designer picks 9 to play while you’re stuck at home

There’s a game here for players of any age — and most of them don’t take hours to play.

Board game designer picks 9 to play while you’re stuck at home
Actors Morgan Peeler, Carissa Meisner Smit and Amy Gentry were randomly assigned to work with director Keith Gehrig at Phoenix Theatre’s 24 Hour Theatre Festival in 2017. (Phoenix Theatre)

Eight easy rules for putting on your own 24-hour play at home

Thespians Amy Gentry and Morgan Peeler turn their jobs into a game you can play with your kids.

Actors Morgan Peeler, Carissa Meisner Smit and Amy Gentry were randomly assigned to work with director Keith Gehrig at Phoenix Theatre’s 24 Hour Theatre Festival in 2017. (Phoenix Theatre)
Local jewelry maker offers artful pieces of Lockdown Love

Local jewelry maker offers artful pieces of Lockdown Love

Everett’s Melanie Brauner is a metalsmith and papermaker whose latest line is inspired by the coronavirus emergency.

Local jewelry maker offers artful pieces of Lockdown Love
She seeks to connect us through art in the pandemic age

She seeks to connect us through art in the pandemic age

Everett artist Rosemary Jones’ greeting cards and coloring pages are heartfelt — and sometimes profane.

She seeks to connect us through art in the pandemic age
Zoom on over to Everett Comedy Night’s 8th anniversary show

Zoom on over to Everett Comedy Night’s 8th anniversary show

The events have been held at Emory’s on Silver Lake. This month’s online show will benefit Emory’s furloughed staff.

Zoom on over to Everett Comedy Night’s 8th anniversary show
Schack Art Center’s Teen Night activities go online

Schack Art Center’s Teen Night activities go online

Teens can log on to make blackout poetry, a gratitude journal, macrame and a colored pencil abstract.

Schack Art Center’s Teen Night activities go online
Stacy Jones Band brings the blues to Facebook this month

Stacy Jones Band brings the blues to Facebook this month

You can watch the award-winning Edmonds band live from its own studio at 6 p.m. May 7, 15, 23 and 30.

Stacy Jones Band brings the blues to Facebook this month
During the shutdown, Republic Bottleshop opens in Marysville

During the shutdown, Republic Bottleshop opens in Marysville

Since you can’t go to the bar right now, this new specialty beer store will bring the bar to you.

During the shutdown, Republic Bottleshop opens in Marysville
Pandemic puts Fisherman’s Village Music Festivals on hold

Pandemic puts Fisherman’s Village Music Festivals on hold

The music event in downtown Everett may return in scaled-down form, or online only.

Pandemic puts Fisherman’s Village Music Festivals on hold
Cascadia museum’s videos keep art alive during the quarantine

Cascadia museum’s videos keep art alive during the quarantine

Virtual Visits, on the museum’s exhibits, and Studio Cascadia, with art teacher Mona Fairbanks, keep homebound art aficionados engaged.

Cascadia museum’s videos keep art alive during the quarantine
Idled by virus, Everett’s Ludovico releases 2 music videos

Idled by virus, Everett’s Ludovico releases 2 music videos

The songs are cuts off the band’s upcoming album, which they were recording when the shutdown went into effect.

Idled by virus, Everett’s Ludovico releases 2 music videos
Quarantined artists respond to Schack’s Chalk Art Contest

Quarantined artists respond to Schack’s Chalk Art Contest

The art center’s contest, conceived as way to engage the community during the shutdown, drew more than 70 entries.

Quarantined artists respond to Schack’s Chalk Art Contest
This strawberry cake is light, bright and pretty as a picture

This strawberry cake is light, bright and pretty as a picture

Poke cake is my birthday tradition — and the ingredients may be sitting on your pantry shelf.

This strawberry cake is light, bright and pretty as a picture
Gothard Sisters cook up some cozy Celtic music in the kitchen

Gothard Sisters cook up some cozy Celtic music in the kitchen

The Edmonds trio’s weekly streaming shows feature music they don’t normally play live.

Gothard Sisters cook up some cozy Celtic music in the kitchen