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A lively night at the Bike

Reptet, a genre-bending Seattle band, will play a free show at Red Bicycle Bistro at 9 p.m. Friday. It’s an all-ages show until 11 p.m. and for ages 21 and older after that. The six-member band plays drums, bass and four horns. Their original music incorporates reggae, rock, ska, punk, modern classical, avant-garde, eastern European folk influences and more. Their live performances have been described as “arresting, compelling and just plain cranked-up,” with shows augmented with costumes, storytelling, dance routines and absurdist humor.

Listen to music at Luna

The Field Hands, a band that plays Americana, folk and upbeat rock tunes, will play a free show at Café Luna from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. The show will showcase fresh tunes along with stories and smooth melodies to augment a nice cup of coffee, tea or a microbrew.

Laugh it up at the Heron

Guinness World Record holder Matt Baker, who has appeared in television’s “Last Comic Standing” and “America’s Got Talent,” will bring his “Curious Comedy Show” to Vashon Allied Arts’ Family Series at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Blue Heron. Baker’s act includes wacky physical comedy and plenty of off-the-cuff humor about being raised in a quirky family. Tickets, $5, $10 and $12, are on sale at the Blue Heron, Heron’s Nest, Vashon Bookshop and www.brownpapertickets.com.

Kids will strut their stuff

Almost 20 young Island thespians, ages 11 to 18, are getting ready to entertain audiences with “All Night Strut: A Jumpin’ Jivin’ Jam,” a song-and-dance revue of music from the 1930s and 40s. The show, directed by Marita Ericksen, is the latest offering from Drama Dock’s Youth Theatre Initiative, a program that provides young Islanders with a chance to sing, dance and act and also take care of all the behind-the-scenes business of putting on a show. A press release, written by two young participants, Alivia Jones and Sarah Hotchkiss, described the show as a “mixture of wartime, chaotic musical-within-a-musical, catchy tunes, wildly fun swing dances and more.” The pre-teen publicists also promised that audience members would find their “feet tapping and fingers drumming to the beat.” Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at Vashon High School. Tickets, $7.50 and $10, are on sale at Vashon Bookshop and at the door.

Save the date for Redekers

Daryl and Renee Redeker will play a concert together at 7:30  p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Blue Heron. Daryl, a longtime Island musician, and Seattleite Renee toured the Northwest together in the 1970s and 80s, producing nine albums together. Now they’re a duo again, offering an eclectic menu of standards and original songs. Call 463-5131 for tickets.

 

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