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Shows for all ages come to Vashon | Entertainment Briefs
Believe in magic at Open Space
The original, world-class magic of Joey Pipia will be featured in “The Magic Chamber: 30 Seats, 60 minutes, One Outrageous Event” presented at two shows, 7 and 9 p.m., Saturday at the Open Space for Arts & Community.
Pipia has escaped from a straitjacket 80 feet above the street while dangling by his ankles and has appeared in film, on TV and on stages across the country. He performs with the Moisture Festival and tours regularly with The New Old Time Chautauqua and The Flying Karamazov Brothers.
Only 30 seats are being sold for each show. Tickets cost $20 and can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com or by calling 800-838-3006.
Café Luna serves up wine and films
Café Luna’s weekend offerings will include a wine tasting with Vashon Winery owner Ron Irvine from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday and a free screening of two important Great Depression-era documentaries, “The Plow that Broke the Plains” and “The River,” at 7 p.m. Saturday. Both films were directed by Pare Lorentz, one of the pioneers of documentary filmmaking. Peter Ray will lead a discussion after the films.
Don’t miss ‘Godspell’
The exuberant strains of the rock opera “Godspell” will be heard on Vashon next week when the show is staged by Drama Dock’s Youth Theatre Initiative.
The cast of 13 teenage thespians has been in rehearsal for the show for the past two months under the direction of Drama Dock’s artistic director Elizabeth Ripley.
“Godspell,” by Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tebelak, took Broadway by storm in 1971 with its groundbreaking musicalization of the Gospel of St. Matthew. The show will be performed on Vashon at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 21 and 22, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, at Vashon High School. Tickets, $7.50 for youth and seniors and $10 general, are on sale now at Island book stores.
Laugh it up at a kid-friendly show
Alex Zerbe, an award-winning comic, will bring a show of amazing stunts, physical comedy and audience participation to the Blue Heron at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23. The show, part of Vashon Allied Arts’ Family Series, promises plenty of family fun. Call 463-5131 for tickets, $5 (for ages 10 and younger), $9 for VAA members and $12 general.
Acclaimed jazz artist plays the Heron
Jazz guitarist, composer and recording artist Mimi Fox will play a concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Blue Heron.
Fox has appeared in major festivals from New York to Tokyo, including the Caribbean, Japan, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand and Europe. She has headlined New York City’s The Blue Note and Merkin Concert Hall, The Kennedy Center and Blues Alley in Washington D.C., Yoshi’s and the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco and has become a welcome favorite at Seattle’s Triple Door and Jazz Alley.
Tickets to the show are $15/$18 and are on sale at the Blue Heron, Heron’s Nest, Island book stores and www.brownpapertickets.com.