Elizabeth Shepherd

Snapdragon renovates to reveal ‘arts center for the people’

Snapdragon Bakery & Café will open a new area of the restaurant on Friday.

Spicy series is back with ‘Flights of Fancy’

Burlesco Notturno will unveil its latest installment this weekend.

Arts center changes leadership lineup

One leadership role at the organization was eliminated to create another.

Vashon Bookshop celebrates its independence

The one-day national party hosted by booksellers across the country will be held this Saturday.

Chorale celebrates 30 years of song in concert this weekend

Beginning in 1989, the Chorale has since become a beloved island institution.

Recommendation: Patterson Hood at Vashon Theatre

The singer is known for writing music expressing the duality of the south’s prideful soul and shame.

Organizations join forces to restore meadow

Vashon Nature Center will take up residence at Vashon Center for the Arts.

Musical trifecta showcases early, classical and chamber music

From a string quartet to the talents of a piano prodigy, audiences are sure to be dazzled.

Changing course, pondering the future

Vashon Center for the Arts has seen budget-stretching expansion for visual arts programs.

Lit Con set to unfold on Vashon

Poets will ply their wisdom in workshops and readings.

Do a musical double-take at Shook Twins show

The duo write music, sing and play a range of instruments that could fill a music shop

A plethora of poetry and prose will pop at Lit Con

The first-time event will offer up 75 literary events for young and old.

Spring into April’s First Friday Art Walk

Most island galleries and art spots will be open from 6 to 9 p.m. with many featuring musical acts.

A local artist takes the helm at Open Space

Jiji Saunders was appointed executive director of the space in late January.

Dancers dare to dream new ‘Original Works’

The show is an annual tradition for Vashon Center for Dance

Aerial experts prepare to wow with new production

The high-flying ensemble has been at work for more than a year to create the original piece.

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.