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The Rock overflows with shows | Arts and Entertainment Briefs
A poet speaks at the Heron
A few tickets are left to hear poet Heather McHugh speak at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Blue Heron. The lecture is part of Vashon Allied Arts’ Arts and Humanities series.
McHugh, currently on faculty at the University of Washington, received a MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant in 2009. She has published eight volumes of poetry and says her work is influenced by Dylan Thomas, Wallace Stevens, Yeats and Shakespeare.
Tickets, $18 and $20, are available at the Blue Heron or by calling 463-5131.
Local talent at the Bike
The Fieldhands — a band comprised of Island talent — will play a free show of mostly original music at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Red Bike. The Fieldhands’ Americana and power-pop style songs range from folk rock to blues to countrified ballads.
John Whalen on guitar and Dorsey Davis on bass share the band’s singer/songwriter duties. Simon Martin, who also plays with Vince Martinez and the Great Blue Yonder in and around Seattle, holds down the rhythm sections, and they are accompanied by lead-guitarist Richard Lipke, of Subconscious Population fame.
Barton Carroll will open for the Fieldhands. The show is all ages until 11 p.m. and 10 and older after that.
Burlesque is back
Burlesco Notturno, a group of some of the Northwest’s best burlesque artists, will bring the heat back to Vashon with a circus-themed show at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Open Space for Arts & Community.
The greatest show on Earth has never been so spectacular or sexy, featuring aerialist Terry Crane and acrobat and juggler Romeo Valentino. Burlesque stars Randi Rascal and Bunny Monroe will take the stage, and French jazz will come from the acclaimed Seattle group Bric-a-brac, which is featured weekly at The Pink Door.