Things to Do Week of April 15 to April 21

Happy April 15th. Just kidding (taxes) other than it is Spring and we live on one of the most beautiful island on the planet. Sorry to mention taxes but today is the last day to get them in the mail.

Time to request an extension if you can’t meet April 15 tax deadline
April 15, 2013 is the due date for filing your federal individual income tax return for the 2012 calendar year.
If you cannot file by the deadline, you need to request an extension. There are electronic and paper options available to file an extension. Learn more about your options. http://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc304.html
Requesting an extension of time to file is NOT an extension of time to pay.
There are a number of ways to find free tax help. The IRS has trained volunteers and tax counseling programs. Find out if you qualify for tax counseling. http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Free-Tax-Return-Preparation-for-You-by-Volunteers
For detailed information on tax help, download the 2012 IRS Guide to Free Tax Services (PDF). http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p910.pdf

On a lighter note there is still a chance to see “A Number” that will be performed this week from the 18th through the 21st. This is a MUST SEE!

Island Stage Left’s “A Number”performances Thursday-Sunday through April 21
Island Stage Left’s spring show – “A Number” by Caryl Churchill – a taut, psychological thriller, set slightly in the future and centered around the themes of father/son relationships, genetics and cloning, is presented this weekend at 7:30 p.m. at the San Juan County Fairgrounds this weekend: Thursday, April 11, Friday April 12 and Saturday April 13. A matinee takes place at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 14.
The play wraps up its run April 21. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays – Saturdays and at 4 p.m. Sunday.
Caryl Churchill is probably the most important playwright to emerge from England in the last 50 years. She changed the face of modern theatre with her ground-breaking plays “Top Girls” and “Cloud Nine” and continues to innovate and amaze.
Here are some of the reviews of this particular work:

  • ‘Thought-provoking, superbly-written and sharply acted. Everything you could ask for from a play.’Edel Coffey – Dublin – Abbey
  • Human cloning is the subject of this beguiling hour-long psychological thriller that blends topical scientific speculation with a stunning portrait of the relationship between fathers and their sons. The Off-Broadway production starred Dallas Roberts and Sam Shepherd.
  • “Rarely in my theatre going experience has a new play conveyed such a disturbing or enthralling impression of domestic weirdness…. An astonishing event.”” – Evening Standard
  • Magnificent…. Contains more drama, and more ideas, than most manage in a dozen full-length works…. It combines elegant structural simplicity with an astonishing intellectual and emotional depth…. What a tremendous play this is, moving, thought-provoking and dramatically thrilling.” – Daily Telegraph
  • “Churchill’s power to grip an audience is an extraordinary thing. Her plays perform a pincer-movement on your attention. Their ear for a subject of real concern … has always been acute, and often prescient.” – Observer.

This Friday try to attend Chamber Music San Juans and hear “The Winds of Yarrow. NOT TO BE MISSED!

Chamber Music San Juans The Winds of Yarrow April 19
Returning to the Whittier Stage after an enthusiastically successful debut concert in the 2011 Season, the Winds of Yarrow promise to bring back all the fun and spine tingling excitement from 2011. Chamber Music San Juans Presents The Winds of Yarrow at 7:30 pm Friday, April 19 at Whittier Theatre at San Juan Community Theatre.
Take four virtuoso clarinetists and a remarkably versatile string bass player and combine them with outstanding and a delightfully diverse repertoire and you have the formula for one unique evening of music. Suitable for the entire family, this is a concert not to be missed.
Musicians include clarinetists Patricia Kostek, Rebecca Hissen (Eb clarinet), Rainer Roth (bass clarinet), jazz specialist Tom Ackerman and Bruce Miekle, string bass. Artistic Director: Patricia Kostek

Have a great week and enjoy our beautiful Spring!