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From opera to hip-hop | Arts & Entertainment Briefs
Fly over to Wings
Wing Birdseed Company is celebrating its second anniversary of being in business on Vashon with a month-long exhibit by artist Marcia McKinzie, who creates original watercolor batiks on rice paper. Stop by the shop’s gallery and check out the work, which includes rooster designs rendered in a multi-layered process involving water and wax media.
Head to the opera
A few tickets might still be available for Vashon Opera’s production of Mozart’s “Così fan tutte,” slated for regular performances 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at Vashon High School. Check $32 ticket availability at Vashon Bookshop and www.vashonopera.org. There will also be student/family dress rehearsal at 7 p.m. tonight. Tickets for this performance are $15 and will be sold at Vashon Bookshop and, depending on availability, at the door.
Go out dancing
DJ Million, also known as Davee C. Carpenter from Seattle, will spin dance tunes from 9 p.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Nirvana Indian Restaurant. Nirvana owner Rohit Sharma said, “DJ Million plays funk, hip-hop and soul and he knows the best songs to get everyone up and moving. Our guests always have a great time.” Dancing is free, and all ages are welcome until 11 p.m. After that, the show is for ages 21 and older.
Raise your paddle
Vashon Allied Arts is gearing up for its annual art auction — a festive, two-night gala that will raise funds for general operations for the organization, as well as a scholarship fund for Islanders who need assistance attending VAA’s art and performance classes. The auction — themed “Bond with the Arts” — will take place Sept. 21 and 22 in a big tent on the Blue Heron grounds. Tickets to the Sept. 21 auction are $45/general and $25/contributing artists; for the Sept. 22 event, tickets are $120. Tickets can be purchased by calling 463-5131.