Elizabeth Shepherd

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

Holiday studio tour begins this weekend

Islanders can experience art up close and personal when the members of Vashon Island Visual Artists (VIVA) collectively fling open their doors to the public… Continue reading

Beer Puppet Theatre comes to Vashon

A fanciful new series, Beer and Puppet Theatre, will launch at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Vashon Brewing Community Pub. The maestro of the… Continue reading

Storytelling series brings true tales to cozy pub

Mic Drop will offer a roster of performers every other Friday night.

Vashon Then & Now: New season looks at island’s Japanese-American past

Islanders can step back in time to examine the contributions of Japanese Americans on Vashon, as well as the tragedy and shame of their forced… Continue reading

Civic Rep offers a revelation in new production

“Dragon Country: Four Short Plays,” by Tennessee Williams.

Sharing the Stage headliners return to their musical roots

Local youth musicians will open for Snuff Redux.

Artist and youth create new public art

The whimsical sculpture adorns a spot by Vashon Pharmacy.