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Shows for the season
Molly’s Revenge adds Celtic spice to song and dance
Molly’s Revenge, with vocalist Christa Burch and the Murray School of Irish Dance, returns to Vashon with “Winterdance: 8th Annual Celtic Christmas Celebration” at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Bethel Church. This afternoon of lively music and dance includes Christmas songs but with a Celtic flair, played with bagpipes, fiddle, whistle, guitar, mandola and bodhran. The California-based acoustic band sets traditional jigs and reels to a contemporary beat, which the performers respond to in percussive and joyful dances. Tickets are $20 in advance at www.brownpapertickets.com or $22 at the door.
Boogie down with Bill Brown and the Kingbees
Buzz on down to the Red Bicycle Bistro at 8:30 p.m. Saturday to catch the rockin’ blues of Bill Brown & The Kingbees. Brown’s harmonica and vocals have been likened to the sounds of Paul Butterfield, and anyone who has heard this band knows these musicians put on a fun, high-energy show. This free event is open to all ages until 11 p.m., then 21 and over only.
Hear ‘A Child’s Christmas in Wales’ and holiday songs
Drama Dock brings to life Dylan Thomas’ nostalgic description of a Christmas in Wales on the Blue Heron stage. Director Michael Barker’s adaptation of Thomas’ narrative promises to “transport audiences all the way from Vashon Island to a magical winter scene in Wales,” according to a press release, with holiday songs from around the world under the musical direction of Elizabeth Nye and Marita Ericksen. Holiday sweets plus old-fashioned ornament making is included. Shows are 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20, 21, 23 and 26 and 3 p.m. Dec. 22 and 24. Tickets, $10 and 15, are available through Drama Dock or www.vashonalliedarts.org.
Evening festivities welcome back the light
Celebrate the return of the light at the second annual Vashon Community Solstice Celebration at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Open Space. Called “The Return,” the event will include a steel drum band, dancing, a dessert potluck, outdoor fire, musical performances and storytelling. Producers Kevin Joyce and Martha Enson of EnJoy Productions have collaborated with storyteller Michael Meade and local artists to create this year’s event. All ages are welcome. Dress warmly for outside festivities, and bring a dessert to share. Tickets, $15 or $30 for a family, are available at www.brownpapertickets.com.