Comedy show coming to Redmond

  • Thursday, August 6, 2009 5:20pm
  • Life

Comedy is coming to Redmond Arts in the Parks for the first time.

On Friday, August 7 beginning at 7 p.m., Open Improv arrives in Redmond, featuring comedians from Unexpected Productions. The performance will be held on the lawn behind Redmond City Hall, 15670 NE 85th Street.

Unexpected Productions, which began in 1983, have performed in Germany, Australia, New Zealand and all over the U.S.

“We’re thrilled to have Unexpected Productions come to Redmond for this special show,” stated Mary Yelanjian, City Arts Administrator. “This will be one of the best ways to relax with your family, eat a picnic dinner and laugh away the heat.”

Arts in the Parks performances will run through August 25, with special children’s shows every Tuesday at noon and family events on Friday evenings at 7 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to bring a picnic and a low-backed chair or blanket.

Schedule of remaining performances follows.

Fridays at 7 p.m.

Aug 7: Open Improv with Unexpected Productions.

Aug 14: Teen Performances in collaboration with the Old Fire House Teen Center. Now in its third year, the teens take the stage to perform original music and spoken word.

Aug 21: Unexpected Theater. A variety of theater, movie, pop-culture, and artistic styles come to life through your requests

Tuesdays at noon

Aug 11: Storytelling and Music. Interactive music and stories for the family

Aug 18: Junk Chime. Band members play a big percussion instrument made up of recycled metal

Aug 25: Dandelions and Daydreams by Redwood Theatre. A little girl falls asleep in the garden and wakes up the same size as the bugs

See www.redmond.gov/arts for detailed information or call (425) 556-2316.

Arts in the Parks is sponsored by the City of Redmond Arts Commission and Redmond Parks and Recreation Department with funding support from 4Culture Sustained Support Program and experienceredmond.com. Facilities are accessible to people with disabilities. Request sign language interpreters two weeks in advance.

More in Life

A day of service at Redmond’s Idylwood Park

About a dozen volunteers showed up at the park to help remove non-native plants growing in the woods.

From left: students Riley Retinger, Abby Smith, Mimmi Hubbard and Sadie Rabinowitz. Photo by Calah Webb
‘It’s one of my favorite places to be’: School of Rock Issaquah gears up for January shows

In January, students will be paying homage to the Beatles, Black Sabbath, Chris Cornell and others.

Steve Poulter retires from UPS after 127,499 accident-free miles. Photo courtesy of Steve Poulter
Redmond UPS driver retires after 30 years with no accidents

Steve Poulter retires after 127,499 accident-free miles.

Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo 
                                Panko enjoying Redmond’s annual Winter Festival on Dec. 7.
A weekend of Redmond Lights

Redmond celebrated its annual winter festival.

Dora Gyarmati. Photo by Nityia Photography
Three simple rules for the holiday

A monthly column about mindfulness.

Redmond Lights will take place Dec. 7 and 8. Photo courtesy of city of Redmond Facebook
Redmond Lights will have new additions this year

The parks and recreation department shared a preview of the festival with city council.

NAMI volunteer Jesse Levine, director Michele Meaker, and volunteer Cole Swanson after their End the Silence presentation. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo
NAMI Eastside: Ending the stigma of mental health

NAMI Eastside offers advocacy, education, and support to those affected by mental illness.

Photo courtesy of Help Hungry Kids! GoFundMe campaign 
                                Barrett Rugge created a GoFundMe campaign after he realized that students at Clara Barton Elementary often didn’t have access to snacks throughout the day.
Redmond student raises funds for hungry kids

Barrett Rugge started a GoFundMe to help Clara Barton students have snacks throughout the day.

Photo courtesy of Neelam Chahlia 
                                The Redmond City Council recognized Neelam Chahlia’s participation in the Mrs. America contest as Mrs. Washington at its Nov. 19 meeting.
Redmond council recognizes Chalia’s participation in the Mrs. America contest

The Mrs. Washington winner was recognized at the Nov. 19 city council meeting.

Photo courtesy of The Bear Creek School 
                                Bear Creek National Honor Society students from left, Kate McDonough, Chuck McDonough, James Wadhwani, Tyler Doyle, Benjamin Ferreira, Kathryn Sutherland, Ryan Bracewell, Nelson Sun and Annemarie Mullet delivered food donations to the Hopelink food bank in Redmond.
Bear Creek food drive brings in six and a half tons of food

The school’s National Honor Society chapter organized the drive and the food was donate to Hopelink.

For veterans, there’s no better cause to push than helping other vets

Jim Curtis and Mark Gorman are two of many veteran advocates on the Eastside.