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Get ready for art, music and theater | Arts & Entertainment Briefs
Plan now for the art tour
Art will be bursting out all over during the spring Vashon Island Art Studio Tour, slated for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 5, 6, 12 and 13. More than 20 artists’ studios — featuring painting, pottery, jewelry, tile, glass, candles, textiles and other art forms — are participating in this free, self-guided tour.
A notable thing about this tour is that it will be last to include Barnworks, one of the art tour’s founding studios. For more information about all the studios, visit www.vashonislandartstudiotour.com or pick up a tour map.
Head out to the Bike
A double bill of Fendershine and Joe Panzetta will play a free show at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Red Bicycle Bistro. Fendershine is a new local band that plays a mix of original songs and rarely covered rock and roll. Band members include Rick Vanselow and Eric Frith, Steve Meyer and Kim Thal. Joe Panzetta is an Island-based multi-instrumentalist, composer and singer. He performs original songs on guitar, banjo and harmonium. He has a long and eclectic musical resume that includes many collaborations and recordings.
Mazel tov to a big cast
Vashon Allied Arts’ youth musical theater production of “Fiddler on the Roof, Jr.,” under Marita Ericksen’s direction, will explode on stage next weekend with 35 singers, actors and musicians, ages 7 to 17.
The show is being staged at Vashon Methodist Church — the Blue Heron stage is too small to accommodate so many thespians. Actors will also double up on many of the parts, with some performing one show time and others the next. Performances take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 3, 4 and 5, and 2 p.m. Saturday, May 5.
The Thursday show is a benefit for the food bank — bring a donation. Call 463-5131 for tickets to the other performances.