Music, reading and wine on Vashon | Arts & Entertainment Briefs
November 8, 2011 · Updated 12:37 PM
The Bike is bursting with shows
The Accordion Babes will return to Vashon to play a free, all-ages show at 8 p.m. Thursday, at the Red Bicycle Bistro. The duo, made of Amber Lee Baker and Renee de la Prade, tours the country with a show that includes old Celtic melodies, zydeco and punk rock.
Avaaza, a new world music ensemble, will have their debut at 9 p.m. Friday, at the Bike. The band is influenced by flamenco, Gypsy, Arabic, Persian, Indian, Southeast Asian and North African styles. Azula, who is lead vocalist for the group, began her vocal training in opera singing, but moved to Europe in her late teens. Now, she has returned stateside to sing in languages including French, Spanish, Portuguese, Persian and Arabic. Other band members include bassist Jason Everett, percussionist Fletcher Andrews, clarinetist Terri Garrett and Chaz Reed, who plays guitar and mandolin. Special guests will be Michael Nageub on nay and keyboards, Tracy Alima Helming on violin and Bill Moyer on percussion. DJ MirageSix will be on hand to provide a dance beat. The free show is for all ages until 11 p.m., and 21 and older after that.
Rumor Has It, an Island band that plays what they call “stringboard rock,” will play a free all-ages show at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, at the Bike. Band members are Roger Taylor, Steve Amsden, Paul Colwell, Sarah Perlman, Kevin Almeida, Larry Lawson and Dan Bruce.
Author illuminates Latin America
Author Serena Cosgrove will read from her new book, “Leadership from the Margins and Civil Society Organizations in Argentina, Chile and El Salvador,” at 6 p.m. Saturday, at Vashon Bookshop. The book is the culmination of Cosgrove’s career of more than 25 years toiling in and for Latin America as a human rights monitor, post-war reconstruction worker and AVINA Foundation program developer. She currently teaches international studies classes at Seattle University. Cosgrove’s talk on Saturday will focus on the ways women in Latin American are working for human rights and more inclusive democracy.
Wine and song at Café Luna
Sip some wine at a tasting hosted by Ron Irvine at 6:30 p.m. Friday, at Café Luna. Irvine offers four wines for $10. For more information, visit www.vashonwineclub.org.
The earthy folk-rock indie music of Janeen Terrana will be heard at a free show at 7 p.m. Saturday at the café. Terrana, who lives in Astoria, Queens, has released three albums and is currently making her presence known in the New York City music scene.
A different kind of art walk
Seattle artist Vaughn Bell will orchestrate a walk, beginning at the VALISE gallery at 10 a.m. on Saturday, using a “tool for walking” she has created: the I Ped, which Vaughn describes as a “more rustic version of your digital mobile device.” This event is free and open to all ages. Participants can also check out VALISE’s current show, “Time,” with works by painter Carol Schwennesen and sculptor Elizabeth Conner. Schwennesen works with pigment and mixed media. Conner is showing three-dimensional riffs based on recent conversations with Schwennesen.
Save the date for chamber music
The second concert of the Vashon Allied Arts Chamber Music Series will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 18 and 19, at the Blue Heron. An all-female ensemble — cellist Rowena Hammill, violinist Victoria Parker, pianist Cristina Valdes and violist Heather Bentley — will play works by Martinu, Mozart and Schumann. Call 463-5131 for tickets.