Elizabeth Shepherd

Makana returns to share virtuosity, aloha spirit

The slack-key guitar legend has a special love for Vashon audiences.


This guitar god aims his show at pint-sized audience

Music icon Chris Ballew rocks on as Caspar Babypants, having released a total of 14 albums for kids.


Samuel Beckett inspires UMO to “Fail Better”

The show is being revived for two nights as a fundraiser for the venerable island theater company.


A writer and magician conjures a new book of poetry

Islander Thomas Hitoshi Pruiksma will read from “The Safety of Edges” at Vashon Bookshop.

Mike and Gerry Feinstein wrote the adaptation of Brian Doyle’s work, inspired by a lecture they arranged for Vashon’s Arts Humanities lecture series (Harry Connolly Photo).

New production shares wisdom of a ‘story-catcher’

Brian Doyle’s work has been adapted for the stage by two longtime island arts lovers.

Mike and Gerry Feinstein wrote the adaptation of Brian Doyle’s work, inspired by a lecture they arranged for Vashon’s Arts Humanities lecture series (Harry Connolly Photo).

A classical series continues with two concerts

Two beloved local groups will have notable guest soloists.

Performers unplug for shows at the Havurat

In recent years, the Havurat has established itself as a popular venue

A tribute to Townes Van Zandt offers timeless songs

The show will feature a lineup of performers and mark the 75th birthday of the singer-songwriter.

Gender-bending ‘Odd Couple’ opens Friday at arts center

The leads are female in this version, staged by Drama Dock.

Concert series brings renowned players to Vashon

A Russian piano prodigy is first up in the lineup.

Storytelling festival supports wilderness program

The free, family-friendly event takes place on Jan. 26 at the Vashon Theater.

Kevin Pottinger remembered as a Renaissance man

Pottinger led a life on Vashon that was centered on family, service and creative accomplishment.

Open Space plans a bash with something for everyone

On New Year’s Eve, Open Space for Arts & Community will let islanders alternate between revelry and rejuvenation at its annual Re(New)al Year’s Eve party,… Continue reading

The Wild Mermaid lures islanders for a view of the sea

The Wild Mermaid, a new restaurant next to Vashon’s north-end ferry dock, opened last week featuring specialty coffees, buttery baked goods and sandwiches-to-go, all served… Continue reading

Art appreciation: Felted sculpture and whimsy at Hastings-Cone Gallery

Monica Gripman creates astounding work while dreaming of establishing a studio space for artists.

Pop-up sale will feature Middle Eastern food and fashion

The spirit of the souq will come alive on Saturday

Curtain’s going up on bigger than ever Nutcracker

For Vadne White, it’s that time of year — when late at night, her husband might jolt her from a reverie of deep, silent contemplation… Continue reading

Music programs for youth turn up the volume

Vashon youth will make a joyful noise in choral and band concerts next week, in anticipation of new opportunities coming up for music-making island kids… Continue reading

Island singers come a-caroling for good causes

On Friday, dozens of talented islanders will give the gift of song in a special concert aimed at raising lots of money for local nonprofits.… Continue reading

New play tells stories of mothers and daughters

The world premiere of a new play about the bond between mothers and daughters, “My Mother, MySelf,” will have performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov.… Continue reading