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Chorus sings with humor

Captain Smartypants, an a cappella comedy group, will bring its unique blend of humor and accomplished voices to the Blue Heron 7 p.m. Saturday.

An offshoot of the larger Seattle Mens Chorus, Captain Smartypants’ stylistic range includes swing, doo-wop, pop covers, Motown, techno-pop and barbershop. Led by director Eric Lane Barnes, the group has performed all over the Pacific Northwest with stars such as Margaret Cho, Jennifer Holliday, Kristin Chenoweth, American Idol finalist Blake Lewis and many others. Their video performance of “Kislev Cowboys” has received over half a million hits on YouTube since it posted in 2008 and was featured on NPR’s “Hearing Voices.”

Tickets are $16 for VAA members, students and seniors or $20 for general admission and are availalbe at VAA, Heron’s Nest and www.vashonalliedarts.org.

VCM plays season finale

Concluding its fifth season, Vashon Chamber Music will offer a finale program that features the music of Haydn, Schnittke and Brahms at 7 p.m. Sunday at the  Methodist church.

Guest cellist Charmian Bartlett will join artistic directors Douglas Davis and Rowena Hammill in an arrangement for three cellos, a piece originally written by Haydn. The Schnittke trio for violin, viola and cello will feature series regular Artur Girsky on violin, Hammill on cello and guest violist Timothy Christie. Founder and artistic director of the Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival, Christie plays with Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra, the Seattle Symphony and the Seattle Opera as well as numerous chamber music series throughout the U.S. Brahms G Major string sextet will bring the program to a close.

Tickets are $18 for VAA members, students and seniors or $22 for general admission and are availalbe at VAA, Heron’s Nest and www.vashonalliedarts.org.

Reggae rocks the Bike

Seattle’s Highlife Band will bring reggae to the Bike at 8:30 p.m. Friday. Rhythms from the Spanish and French Caribbean join Jamacian rockers, bif-baf, steppers, one-drop and dancehall reggae traditions.

Playing over 40 shows last year around the Northwest and northern California, The Highlife Band boasts a music video, two albums and four live in-studio radio performances.

This is a free all-ages show until 11 p.m. and then only 21 and older.

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