Elizabeth Shepherd

What’s Happening Nov. 14 – 21

Rock out at the skate park, films light up the screen, dreams lost, found and transformed, and more.

 

Drama Dock show is milestone for troupe

“She Kills Monsters” is Drama Dock’s first offering by a non-white playwright.

 

Life is a ‘Gaybaret’ for two talented islanders

The show’s creators weave storytelling, songs and theater to tell a story about their lives together.

 

Two islanders stage a summit on compassion in Seattle

Presenters will discuss how to bring compassion and mindfulness into workplaces and communities.

Island music comes calling at an album release party

“Vashon Calling” includes 13 tracks by island bands and singer-songwriters.

Ready, set, go on a gallery cruise for art and music

Most spots are open from 6 to 9 p.m.

Audiences will explore four collections of award-winning short films

The Wandering Reel Traveling Film Festival is coming to the Vashon Theatre for the first time.

While searching for a new leader, VCA hires second-in-command

Vashon Center for the Arts has named Darragh Kennan as its new associate executive director.

A spicy night of burlesque is back at Open Space

“Enchanted” is the latest performance in an ongoing series.

Bullying at homecoming prompts concern at high school

“What comes out of these experiences … is we get to create more opportunities to learn empathy.”

Health care hangs in the balance | Updated

A look at how islanders, particularly the elderly, would be impacted without island primary care

Helping immigrants the focus of two fundraisers

Poet Merna Ann Hecht will be joined by cellist Michelle Dodson for “Singing Hope in a Dark Time.”

Jazz fans, rejoice: a virtuoso of vibes visits Vashon

Joel Ross’s island performance is the latest stop on a busy tour of major West Coast jazz venues.

Benefit aims to help sick islanders with ferry costs

The second annual “Home 2 Vashon” will include music by The Kings of Mongrel Folk.

Harbor School looking for a new head of school

Mark McGough, who joined the staff in 2016, has stepped down.

Scenes from Homecoming

A Pirate Pride was on display at Vashon High School last Friday.

Poets will introduce a film that ‘cries out for conversation’

“If one person truly gets it and changes, it will be well worth it.”

The Church of Great Rain strikes back after hiatus

Island talent will serve up a series of skits, musicals and monologues this weekend.

A reclusive poet steps out of the shadows in ‘The Myth of Amherst’

Debbie Dimitre, a Northwest storyteller, will perform her show about Emily Dickinson on Oct. 19.

Fall art season rolls on with October’s gallery cruise

Most galleries are open from 6 to 9 p.m.