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Enjoy Hepburn on Valentine’s Day
Step back in time to fall in love with Audrey Hepburn on Valentine’s Day, when Vashon Theatre will have a one-night-only screening of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.”
Based on a novella by Truman Capote, the beloved 1961 film tells the story of a lonely, struggling writer who becomes enchanted by his neighbor — an independent young woman named Holly Golightly who loves high fashion and wild parties. Hepburn’s portrayal of the role helped make her reputation as one of the most beautiful and glamourous women to ever grace the big screen, and the film’s theme song, Henry Mancini’s “Moon River,” never, ever gets old.
Tickets are two for $14, $9 general and $8 for kids and seniors. The show plays at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Hawaiian slack-key fills O Space
Makana — a slack-key guitarist, singer and composer — will perform a Valentine’s show at the Open Space for Arts & Community at 7 p.m., Thursday.
Makana is a master musician whose songs transcend category and trend by integrating elements of folk, rock, ethnic, classical, bluegrass, jazz and Hawaiian slack-key.
His work can be heard in the Academy Award-winning movie “The Descendants,” and he’s toured with internationally recognized artists such as Jason Mraz, Santana, Elvis Costello, Sting, No Doubt, Jack Johnson and John Legend. He’s even performed for Pres. Obama.
Tickets to the show, $18 in advance, are available at Vashon Bookshop and www.brownpapertickets.com. They will be available for $22 on the day of the event.
Pairs sing love songs at The Bike
Grab a date or fly solo to hear more than 50 local singers sing about love on the night after Valentine’s Day, at Red Bicycle Bistro. The performances are part of a show, “Love Duets,” set for 8 p.m. Friday at the Bike.
Emcees for the night, Allison Shirk and Cami Lundeen, will welcome a who’s who of Island songbirds, sirens, divas and belters to the stage. The lineup includes Kat Eggleston, Kate MacLoud, Azula, Kevin Joyce, Louis Mangione, Elizabeth Ripley, Sarah Christine, Steffon Moody, Bill Brown, Stephanie Murray and more.
The evening is for all ages until 11 p.m. and 21 and older after that.
A suggested donation of $5 will go toward a scholarship fund for the Rock Island String Kollective, or RISK, an all-ages string orchestra, and support music lessons and instrument rentals for low-income children. RISK plays in a cozy, coffee house setting, welcoming players of violin, viola, cello, guitar, ukulele, mandolin, banjo and harp to join them in embracing an eclectic array of world, pop and folk music.
Scotsman serves up a house concert
Scottish troubadour Jim Malcolm will return to Vashon for a house concert at 3 p.m. Sunday. It’s the second time the renowned singer has come to the Island to play an intimate show.
Traveling the world with his guitar, harmonicas and engaging wit, Malcolm sings the traditional songs of Scotland as well as his own modern compositions. He is highly regarded as an interpreter of the songs of Robert Burns and has been lauded by critics as being one of the finest singers in Scotland. Though he now performs solo, Malcolm was lead singer with the multi‐award-winning band Old Blind Dogs for eight years. He’s released numerous highly praised albums and performed on the stages of top Celtic music festivals for many years.
To purchase $20 tickets and find out the location of the Vashon concert, contact Lori Lowrance at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 369-9234.
Students perform Shakespeare
Vashon Island Shakespeare Festival will present a work in progress by Shakespeare Studies students at 7 p.m. Friday at the Ober Park Performance Room. The students, ages 9 to 12, will present the Bard’s “12th Night, or What You Will.”
The program is now seeking students ages 7 to 17 for its next session, where instructor Aimée van Roekel will lead students through the paces of “Romeo and Juliet.” To find out more, visit www.vashonshakes.org.