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Sunday Social Hour will feature several local performers
Once again, it’s time for Sunday Social Hour with The Rev. Multiple performers will join David Godsey as his signature character, the Rev, on stage. Performers include Rusty Willoughby and Jennifer Sutherland, Michael Meade, Sarah Christine, Steve Amsden, Dianne Krouse, Azula and Chau Yuong, who will sing a song in Vietnamese.
The show will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Open Space for Arts & Commmunity.
Sunday Social Hour is part of a new series called “Sundays at 4,” which is supported in part by 4Culture. Tickets for Sunday Social Hour are $10 at the Vashon Bookshop or www.brownpapertickets.com and $12 at the door. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Doors will open at 3 p.m. for socializing.
Young performers show off their choreography skills
This weekend more than 30 young dancers will perform dances they choreographed themselves at the sixth-annual Original Works show.
The show is put on by the Vashon Allied Arts Center for Dance, and the dancers, ages 10 to 18, will perform mostly contemporary dance, with one jazz dance and one point piece. Students have been preparing the performances, both solo and in groups, for months and have received instruction from artistic director Christine Juarez as well as other dance faculty.
Original Works will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday at the Vashon High School theater. Tickets are $12 for VAA members, students and seniors and $16 general admission. They are on sale at VAA, the Heron’s Nest and www.vashonalliedarts.org.
Seattle rock bands will play to benefit the food bank
Two Seattle bands will play a show Saturday to benefit the Vashon-Maury Community Food Bank. Chasing Oz and Michele D’Amour and The Love Dealers will play beginning at 7 p.m. at the VFW Hall.
The female-fronted rock band Chasing Oz performs soulful rock, playing award-winning originals as well as popular cover tunes. Chasing Oz has played all over the country and has become known for the members’ powerful stage presence.
Michele D’Amour and the Love Dealers, a group of friends who honed their craft in Seattle’s blues scene, has been playing together since 2012. The band relies heavily on rhythms, provided by the rock solid team of Rick Bowen on drums and Patrick McDanel on bass. Guitarist Frank Snow rounds out the foursome.
At Saturday’s event, there will be drawings for gift certificates from local businesses. Admission is $10 and/or a bag of non-perishable food items. All proceeds will benefit the food bank.
Save the date for nostalgic French music
Transport yourself to Paris with an evening with Rouge, Seattle’s premiere nostalgic French music group. Rouge will play a show at the Blue Heron at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12.
International touring musicians based in the Northwest, Rouge performs racing waltzes, romantic ballads and happy jazz-swings — from Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel and Serge Gainsbourg to Pink Martini.
Janet Rayor fronts with sensual vocals, channeling the best French chanteuses throughout time in instantly recognizable classics such as “La Vie en Rose” and “Ne Me Quitte Pas.” Rayor has performed in Seattle Opera’s Pagliacci, and appears regularly with the Ruby Slippers Swing Band. Rayor will be joined by Ruthie Dornfeld (violin) and Toby Hanson (accordion).
Tickets are $12 for Vashon Allied Arts members, students and seniors and $16 general admission. Tickets are available at the Blue Heron, the Heron’s Nest and www.vashonalliedarts.org.