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On tap this weekend: A band, an open mic, a grand opera
Islanders can choose from an array of entertainment in the next few days, from seeing Island kids tear up the stage to getting a dose of Russian culture courtesy of Vashon Opera. Here’s what’s on tap.
Vashon Opera performs a Russian favorite
Performance of Vashon Opera’s production of the Russian opera “Eugene Onegin” will begin today at Bethel Church, with a dress rehearsal at 7 p.m. The rehearsal is aimed at family audiences, with discounted $15 tickets. A few $32 tickets might also be left for regular performances at 8 p.m. Friday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Bethel Church. Check www.vashonopera.com, Vashon Bookshop or at the door.
The opera will feature star turns by opera founders Andrew and Jennifer Krikawa, as well as a star-studded cast of regional performers, including tenor Anthony Kalil, who has been invited to join the Lindemann Young Artist Development at The Metropolitan Opera next year.
Enjoy baroque music with period instruments
The Salish Sea Early Music Festival will present “An Evening with Wilhelmine,” with renowned players on baroque lute, cello and baroque flute, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, at Vashon Methodist Church. The suggested donation is $15 to $20; youth 18 and younger are free.
High school students stage Best of Open Mic at VHS
The annual Best of Open Mic — also known as “BOOM” — will take place at 7:30 Thursday, in the Vashon High School. The show will highlight the crème de la crème of VHS students’ contributions to monthly open mics at the school.
The talent show is sponsored by the Literary Journal Club, and its 2012 Literary Journal, a collection of writing and art by VHS students, will be sold at the event. Admission is $5 at the door.
Local musicians perform surfin’ songs at the Bike
Shark Biscuit, a local surf band inspired by such mid-century music makers as The Ventures and Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass, will play a free show at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, at Red Bicycle Bistro.