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Fender Shine will perform Friday night at the Red Bike. - Courtesy Photo
Fender Shine will perform Friday night at the Red Bike.
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Music abounds at the Bike

Red Bicycle Bistro will feature free live music on Friday and Saturday nights.

At 8:30 p.m. Friday, a musical double bill will spotlight two local bands, TV Dinner and Fender Shine.

TV Dinner blends jazz, blues, soul and rock to cover movie and TV songs. Band members include Pat Reardon, Steve Meyer, Dianne Krouse and Andre Sapp. Fender Shine — a group that includes Islanders Rick Vanselow, Eric Frith, Steve Meyer and Kim Thal — plays a mix of original tunes and obscure rock songs.

At 9 p.m. Saturday, the blues band One More Man will play. Concert organizer Pete Welch said the band is increasingly causing a buzz on Vashon, due to its all-star lineup of frontmen Jason Loller, Tommy Bean and Mike Nichols. Backing up the trio is  David Salonen on bass and Sammy Veatch on drums.


Full weekend planned at Café Luna

Café Luna has quite a lineup of concerts, talks and other events lined up.

At 7 p.m. Friday, singer/songwriter Tim Fast will have a free show of folk and Americana music. Fast is a veteran performer who has put out two albums and will soon finish his third. He’s also crisscrossed the country on tour and won several awards for his songwriting.

At 7 p.m. Saturday, San Juan Island musician Kels Boreen will perform. His debut album, “Life is Too Sweet,” was dedicated to all the people and things that have influenced him throughout his musical journey.

At 3 p.m. Sunday, local author and historian Bruce Haulman will discuss his latest book, a narrative history of Vashon-Maury Island. Haulman has taught film history and Pacific Northwest history and is on the board of the Vashon-Maury Island Heritage Association.

At 4:30 p.m. Sunday, the café will be open to its regular gathering and jam session of Celtic players and knitters. Everyone is invited to join in or just enjoy the crafting and Irish jigs, reels and polkas.


Chamber music opens new season

Vashon Allied Arts is gearing up to present its third annual Vashon Chamber Music Series, beginning with an Oct. 7 concert, including the Beethoven Archduke Trio and Dvořák Piano Quartet No. 2 in E flat minor. The concert will feature violinist Stephen Bryant, violist Sue Jane Bryant, pianist Allan Dameron and cellists Rowena Hammill and Douglas Davis.

For more information and tickets, visit or call 463-5131.

Island artist has Seattle show

Nari Baker, an artist who grew up on Vashon, has an installation, “Talking to Ghosts: Waiting in the River Between Worlds,” running at Jack Straw New Media Gallery, 4261 Roosevelt Way N.E. in Seattle, through Sept. 16. The exhibit, which received a rave review in The Seattle Times, is a collection of messages from Korean transnational adoptees to their imagined birth families.

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