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Movies and music for all | Arts & Entertainment Briefs
‘Old Goats’ raises funds
“Old Goats,” a film about the adventures of three older men who bristle at the idea of retirement, will have a run at Vashon Theatre Friday through Thursday, Oct. 19 to 25. Tickets are $9 general and $8 for seniors.
The film, shot entirely in Washington, was directed by Taylor Guterson. It was named an official “best of the fest” selection at the Seattle International Film Festival, the Palm Springs International Film Festival and the Sun Valley Film Festival. It won the Special Jury Prize for Narrative Features at the Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose. The film made its official theatrical release on Aug. 17.
A portion of all ticket sales from the run of the film will be donated to Vashon Community Care. Tuesday’s show, sponsored by Island GreenTech, will offer the highest percent of proceeds. For show times, visit www.vashontheater.com.
Fly to the Bike for music
Birdhouse, a quartet of songwriters, poets and composers from Santa Cruz, Calif., will play a free, all-ages show at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, at the Red Bicycle Bistro. The group’s website touts its sound as resulting from an “equal emphasis on songwriting and unique composition,” adding that the band “filters an articulated jazz vocabularly through country, rock and roll and California.”
Pete Welch, who is organizing the concert, said listeners will “discover nods to The Band, Paul Simon, Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, John Hartford, Steely Dan and many others.”
Family series offers play
This weekend, Seattle’s Book-It Repertory Theatre will launch Vashon Allied Arts’ Family Series with “Thank you, Mr. Falker,” a poignant, fully staged play based on a book written by Patricia Polacco. The show starts at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Blue Heron.
Written for kindergartners through middle-schoolers, the play is the story of a young girl who struggles with math and reading. Schoolyard bullies make a bad situation worse, until the girl is saved by a caring teacher who winds up changing her life forever.
According to author Polacco, the story is autobiographical.
“It’s about my own struggle with not being able to read,” she said, adding that she hopes the story is a help to anyone who is having a hard time in school.
Tickets to the show, $5 for kids and $8 for adults, are on sale at the Heron’s Nest, Vashon Bookshop and the door. Series tickets, at a discounted rate, are available for the October through March series of shows for families. Call 463-5131 for