McIntyre Hall is Skagit County’s premier performing arts hall, located on the Skagit Valley College campus in Mount Vernon. It has a seating capacity of 651 and a conference center that can accommodate up to 300 people.
McIntyre has an outstanding performance lineup planned for 2013, including productions of “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” and “Hello Dolly!” Producers, directors, stage crews and actors have raved about McIntyre as one of the top venues for live theater in the region.
There’s a bar in the large, comfortable lobby where audiences can often watch backstage activity on a large television screen during intermissions.
For more information about tickets or the hall: 360-416-7727, ext. 2; 866-624-6897, ext. 2; or www.mcintyrehall.org
The Lincoln Theatre in downtown Mount Vernon is a splendid performing arts venue designed with an Egyptian motif, and it’s a little piece of the city’s history as well.
Built in 1926, this historic vaudeville and silent movie house has been renovated through the years into a premier stage for a variety of performances and events.
At the same time, the theater is a unique venue to catch showings of both independent and the latest films, and live, high-definition broadcasts of some of the world’s best opera from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York and the National Theatre in London.
For a full list of events,call 360-336-8955 or visit www.lincolntheatre.org
Anacortes Community Theatre
The Anacortes Community Theatre was founded by a loyal group of local theater aficionados in 1964 and has since evolved into a thriving theater organization with its own cozy building offering up a variety of staged productions year-round.
Visitors can expect to see a helping of large-scale musicals, smaller comedies and dramas, and even edgy fringe shows written and produced by locals.
For more information or a complete list of upcoming shows and events: 360-293-6829 or www.acttheatre.com
Phillip Tarro Theatre
Skagit Valley College’s 210-seat Phillip Tarro Theatre, located on the college’s Mount Vernon campus, is an intimate venue perfect for smaller productions or panels or workshops.
The theater is home to the college’s Drama Department and its seasonal stage productions.
For more information about the theater: 360-416-7723 or www.skagit.edu
Museum of Northwest Art
The Museum of Northwest Art on First Street in La Conner is one of the most influential art museums in the Pacific Northwest region, focusing on exhibiting, preserving and interpreting Northwest art and artists.
Since it was founded in 1981 by a tightknit group of local artists, the museum has moved to its current location along First Street in La Conner, and has grown to include a permanent collection of more than 2,500 pieces of art from Northwest artists.
The museum also offers a full season of art workshops, activities and exhibits from nationally known artists.
The museum is open from noon to 5 p.m. Sundays and Mondays, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Admission is free for museum members, $5 adults, $4 seniors, $2 students and free for children 12 and younger.
For a list of upcoming exhibits or to find out more about the museum: 360-466-4446 or www.museumofnwart.org
1ST Street Cabaret & Speakeasy
The RiverBelle Dinner Theatre, owned by Wendy Bell, relocated in January to 612 S. 1st Street, Mount Vernon, with its name changed to 1st Street Cabaret & Speakeasy. The venue has a full bar and restaurant and seven days a week of live entertainment.
Audiences can head to the RiverBelle for a complete Friday or Saturday evening out, enjoying a catered dinner and dessert and an entertaining comedy, drama or musical. The theater offers a variety of shows, some written by promising local playwrights, others that are well-known Broadway and off-Broadway productions performed by some of the region’s best actors, singers and dancers.
The Conway Muse is a multi-faceted venue with live music, dinner theater, improvisation and comedy. It also has a retail store.
The music lineup features country & western, blues, acoustic, and more. The food menu features barbecue, sandwiches and creative twists on burgers. Located at the west end of Conway.
For information and complete schedule, call 360-455-3000 or visit www.theconwaymuse.com
Skagit Valley Casino Resort
Skagit Valley Casino Resort includes a 103-room hotel and conference center, more than 860 slot machines in the casino, three restaurants and live entertainment. Take Interstate 5 to Bow Hill Road (exit 236) and head east for a couple of blocks, then turn left onto Darrk Lane.
5984 N. Darrk Lane, Bow
www.theskagit.com | PH: 877-275-2448 | PH: 360-724-7777
Swinomish Northern Lights Casino
Table games, slots, restaurant, Bingo, poker, comedy, live boxing, banquets, RV park. The casino opened a 98-room hotel last year. It includes a fine dining restaurant, a sports bar, café, deli and meeting and convention space overlooking Padilla Bay.
Take Interstate 5 to exit 230 and head west over the Duane Berentson Bridge onto Fidalgo Island.
12885 Casino Drive, Anacortes
www.swimonishcasinoandlodge.com | PH: 360-293-2691 | PH: 888-288-8883
AMC Lowes Cascade Mall 14
200 Cascade Mall Drive, Burlington
wwwamctheatres.com | PH: 888-262-4386
Anacortes Cinemas (Three screens)
415 O Ave., Anacortes
www.liveanacortes.com | PH: 360-293-7000
712 S. First St., Mount Vernon
www.lincolntheatre.org | PH: 360-336-8955