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School bands play concerts
The Vashon High School band will present its winter concert at 7 p.m. tonight at the VHS theater. Highlights will include music from Handel’s “Messiah,” “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and a trumpet solo by Dylan Basurto. The McMurray band will play its winter concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, in McMurray’s multipurpose room.
Don’t miss an art studio tour
The last weekend of the Art Studio Tour will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. A total of 41 studios are participating, offering paintings, silver bells, artful cards, jewelry, wooden toys, pottery, carved boxes, hand-dyed yarn, hand-crafted furniture, sculpture, photography, scarves, candles and more. For more information and a map, visit www.vashonislandartstudiotour.com.
Dogs get loud at the Bike
The Crunge-ing Black Dogs will play a free, all-ages set of music by Led Zeppelin at 9 p.m. Friday at the Red Bike. The band is made up of Mike Marlatt on guitar, Jeremy Lightfoot on bass, Keith Jaeger on drums and Paul Gulledge on vocals.
Luna offers music and more
A wine tasting with Vashon Winery owner Ron Irvine will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday. The same night, at 7 p.m., acoustic solo guitarist Ronnda Cadle will play music, along with Montana native Heidi Swan, who is a singer/songwriter and keyboardist. Cadle will soon release “Will’s Embrace,” a collaboration with producers Corin Nelsen and Windham Hill founder William Ackerman.
Greg Curry, a local artist and musician, will play at the café from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Curry’s night of music will accompany his show of paintings currently on exhibit on the café’s walls. Curry’s musical resume includes time as the front man in Ghost Dance, a grunge-era Seattle band, and being the founder of Branch Ricky, a roots rock group.
‘Christmas Carol’ is coming
Drama Dock will soon bring Charles Dickens’ classic, “A Christmas Carol,” to life on the Blue Heron stage. Islanders can break away from their own holiday parties to attend those thrown by the Cratchits and Fezziwigs at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16, 17, 22, 23 and 26. Matinees will take place at 2 p.m. Dec. 18 and 24. Buy tickets, $15/$10, at the Blue Heron, Heron’s Nest, Vashon Bookshop and www.brownpapertickets.com.
Joyce jumps the pond
Well-known Island actor and impresario Kevin Joyce is presenting his solo show, “A Pale and Lovely Place,” through Dec. 11 at West of Lenin in Fremont. To find out more, visit www.apaleandlovelyplace.com.
See another ‘Nutcracker’
Young dancers from the Vashon Island Community Ballet program will perform excerpts from “The Nutcracker” at 7 p.m Friday and Saturday, Dec. 16 and 17, and 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 17 and 18. Tickets will be on sale at the door.