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Bluegrass at the Bike

Tab Tabscott, John Schubert & Friends will play a free, all-ages bluegrass show at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Red Bicycle Bistro.

Tabscott, a pedal steel and dobro player, and Schubert, a guitarist and vocalist,  have been playing music together for many years. On Friday, they’ll be joined by 18-year-old fiddle phenom Stephen Burwell and upright bass player Al Hutteball. Will McSeveney will wield the banjo, and Nolan Elwell will play mandolin and sing. The group will play a mix of rock, classic bluegrass and traditional country music.


Film series continues with a popular indie flick

“Safety Not Guaranteed,” a 2012 indie film shot in the Pacific Northwest that has won great reviews and a screenwriting prize at the Sundance Film Festival, is being presented by the Vashon Film Society at 9 p.m. Friday at Vashon Theatre. Admission is $7. The show is part of the society’s ongoing Art Film Series.

“Safety Not Guaranteed” is a comedy that tells the story of a cynical Seattle magazine writer who drags two interns along with him on what he thinks is a joke of a story, following up on a mysterious classified ad written by someone who is looking for a time-traveling companion. But when the trio meets the author of the ad, their real journey begins.

“Safety Not Guaranteed” is rated R.


Learn about upcoming Seattle Art Museum show

Two upcoming talks will prepare Islanders for “Elles: Women Artists from the Centre Pompidou,” opening Oct. 11 at the Seattle Art Museum. The blockbuster exhibit includes 125 works made by 75 women artists between 1909 and 2007.

The first talk, scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Wings Birdseed, features art historian Susan Olds and will be presented free of charge by Friends of the Vashon Library. Olds’ lecture will cover major art movements from Cubism and Surrealism to contemporary painting, video and installation. Seating is limited; call 463-2069 to reserve a seat.

Another talk, by art historian Rebecca Albiani, also about the “Elles” exhibit, will take place on 7 p.m. Sunday at the Blue Heron. Albiani will discuss works of well-known artists such as Mexican painter Frida Kahlo and more obscure artists. Albiani believes that much of the work poses questions about female stereotypes, class and sexuality.

Her lecture is the kickoff to Vashon Allied Arts’ Arts & Humanities lecture series. As part of the series, Albiani will also offer five Tuesday morning talks on “Masters of Color.”  Visit for more information and prices.


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