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Islewilde gets set to kick off a new festival
IsleWilde will celebrate Father’s Day weekend with “The Father of all Shows,” a benefit variety show at 8 p.m. Saturday, at Red Bicycle Bistro. The night will include music, theater and more.
The benefit will raise money for IsleWilde, a homegrown organization that is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Islewilde produces a community festival each summer that brings a blend of puppetry, pageantry and old-fashioned family fun to Vashon.
The musical lineup for the evening includes bluesman John Browne, the duo of Andre Sapp and Noah Dolan, Rob Strausser, Iris Spring and Greg Martin. Other performers will include clown Steve Lipke, Patrick McManus, Janessa Hope-Wight, Cathy DeSmet, Catherine Daves and Kathy Zbryk.
A donation of $10 will get adults into the show; admission is free for kids 18 and younger.
A choir sings music from around the world
Vashon’s Free Range Folk Choir will present a Father’s Day concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, at the Vashon Methodist Church. The choir’s repertoire will include folk music from Croatia, South Africa, Macedonia, England and the United States. Admission is free; donations are welcome. Find out more at www.freerangefolkchoir.blogspot.com.
Squeezebox goddesses ride back into the Bike
Amber Lee Baker and Renee de la Prade — a duo known as The Accordion Babes — will play their fourth show on Vashon at 7 p.m. Sunday, at Red Bicycle Bistro. One reviewer called their music “a funky fusion of old Celtic melodies, zydeco and punk rock power.” After the show, they will sell their 2012 Accordion Babes album and pin-up calendar. The show is free and for all ages.