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Beach 3 will play at Café Luna.  - Courtesy Photo
Beach 3 will play at Café Luna.
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Teresa Storch has a show on Thursday

Teresa Storch, a triple threat performer who plays guitar, sings and writes songs rooted in folk, jazz and blues, will perform a free show at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, at Café Luna. Storch has toured nationally and released two EPs and a full-length album.

Thaddeus Spae plays at Café Luna

Songwriter, entertainer and multi-instrumentalist Thaddeus Spae will play a free show at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19. Spae’s show business spans four decades, and his act includes boisterous storytelling and heartfelt vocals, not to mention expressive playing on 12-string guitar, harmonica, high-hat, trombone, guitarron and anything else he can fit on the stage. To find out more , visit www.tspae.com.

Jim Page appears at the Bike

Jim Page, a singer and songwriter who has been on the Seattle scene for many years, will play a free show at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at Red Bicycle Bistro. Page is known for his timely, topical songs and riveting performance style. He has toured all over the world, and shared stages with the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris and Michelle Shocked.

Chamber music is a hit on Vashon

Vashon Chamber Music will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 19 and 20, at the Blue Heron. The Friday show is sold out, but tickets for Saturday ($18 and $22) are available at the Blue Heron or www.brownpapertickets.com. The repertoire will include “Quartet for the End of Time” by Olivier Messiaen and a selection of French songs performed by soprano Jennifer Krikawa. Other musicians will include pianist Jeanine Jacobson, violinist Karin Choo, clarinetist Jennifer Nelson and cellist Rowena Hammill.

The Free Range Choir raises the roof

Vashon’s Free Range Folk Choir will present a concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, at Vashon Methodist Church. The choir celebrates the ways that music from around the world can lift the spirit and cultivate community. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. For more information, e-mail freerangefolkchoir@gmail.com.

A family-friendly night is on tap

Music that is fun for both kids and grownups will take place from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at Café Luna. The family-friendly evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. when Swing Set Music teachers Kim Thal and Gabriele Burgess offer a special Swing Set class complete with tongue twisters, sing-alongs, a puppet named Ms. Froggy and a genuine cake walk. At 7 p.m. Beach 3, a group of 12-year-old musicians who interpret Irish, Cape Breton, Old-Time, Scottish and Quebecois music, will take the stage. Band members Samantha Braman, Riley Calcagno and Leo Shannon have been friends since they were toddlers, and now they gig at festivals and venues in and out of Seattle. Visit www.beach3.org to find out more about the group. The evening will conclude with a set by Radiator Charlie’s Mortgage Lifters, a new music project of Kim Thal, Robert Hinrix and Johnny Calcagno. They play old tunes and original songs.

Save the date for a ‘Chocolatada’

The Chocolatada, an annual extravaganza and fundraiser for The Backbone Campaign, will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, at Open Space for Arts & Communty. The event will include a participatory game show, performances, an auction and delicious food. Tickets, $25, are on sale at Vashon book stores and www.brownpapertickets.com. To volunteer for the event, contact yve@backbonecampaign.org. To donate an auction item, contact jlakey@centurytel.net or visit www.backbonecampaign.org.

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