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A concert for a cause
What’s being billed as “A Magical Night of Improvisation, Music and Movement” will take place at Hanna Barn Studio at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26. The studio is located at 7712 S.W. Point Robinson Rd. The evening will feature a set of Indonesian music by renowned Island composers and musicians Jessika Kenney and Eyvind Kang, a performance by the Island duo Lelavision and a dance piece called “Spell” by Karen Nelson. The performance is a benefit for KTO Sari Alam, an organization in West Java, Indonesia, that promotes traditional herbal medicine and sustainable farming and living practices. The suggested donation for the show is $10 to $20.
Dig in to a documentary
Filmmaker Deborah Koons Garcia will bring her latest film to the Vashon Theatre at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1. Admission is $9 and $8 for seniors. “Symphony of the Soil” is a documentary feature film that explores the complexity and mystery of soil. It was filmed on four continents and features the insights and voices of some of the world’s most esteemed soil scientists, farmers and activists. Visit www.symphonyofthesoil.com to view a trailer and find out more.
A buoyant gospel show
Seattle’s acclaimed Total Experience Gospel Choir will perform a fundraiser for the Bailey-Boushay House, which provides care for people with HIV, AIDS and other terminal illnesses. Admission is by donation. The event takes place at 7 p.m. Sunday at Vashon Island Community Church.
The Vashonistas — a collective of local apparel designers and acessory artists — will present “Fusion: An Evening of Fashion and Performance” at 5:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Open Space for Arts & Community. Tickets are $50 for the best catwalk seating, $30 for general seating. Buy them at www.brownpapertickets.com or visit www.vashonistas.com for more information.
New Sharing the Stage
Vashon’s Sharing the Stage series will kick off its fourth season at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Red Bicycle, with Zac Anthony and Kate Goldby of The Wellingtons. Following tradition, Island youth will open the show — the lineup includes Skyler Ford, Cameron Sonju and his band, and “The Funions,” featuring Peyton Levin, Duncan Ende and Nick Barber. The Wellingtons, from Melbourne, Australia, are an independent band that has released four albums through labels in Japan, Spain, Great Britain, the United States and Australia. They have also toured extensively, winning fans around the globe. Tickets to the show are $5 for students and $10 for adults.