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Arts briefs: Oct. 22

Call for actors

Drama Dock will hold auditions for “On Golden Pond,” from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 28 and 29, at McMurray Middle School and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at Blue Heron Art Center.

The award-winning play, by Ernest Thompson, tells the story of a retired professor and his spirited wife as they return to their summer cottage. Their idyll is interrupted by the visit of their daughter, with her fiancé and son in tow.

Their are parts for three men ages 40 to 80, two women ages 40 to 70, and one young man age 13. During auditions, actors will read from the script and may also present a one- to two-minute monologue, if they so choose. Scripts are available for preview at Vashon Library.

Performances of the play will take place at Blue Heron Art Center, Jan. 23 through 25, and Jan. 30 through Feb. 1.

Make a joyful noise

A new Island choir is looking for singers.

Vashon Folk Choir will hold its first rehearsal from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit.

Under the direction of Shane Jewell, the choir will celebrate the ways that music from around the world can lift the spirit and cultivate community. The fall season’s set-list will include styles from gospel to Slavic, African to Americana.

Individuals, couples and families with children ages 10 and up are welcome to join. No auditions are required.

For information, call Shane at 463-0778, or e-mail him at

Island pianist gives recital

Anne Herfindahl, Vashon piano teacher and member of the Tacoma Symphony, will give a solo piano recital at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at the Methodist Church. Admission will be by donation.

The program will include works by Debussy, Chopin, Beethovan, Mussorgsky and American composer Roy Harris.

Luna screens a film classic

Café Luna will present a free screening of Francis Ford Coppola’s “Apocalypse Now Redux” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23.

Organizers called the film a synthesis of modern and classic writings, drawing from the war reportage of Michael Herr in his book “Dispatches,” the theme from Joseph Conrad’s novel “Heart of Darkness” and religious musings from the classic tome “The Golden Bough.”

The film contains the pounding drive of rock icons The Doors, Jimi Hendrix and The Rolling Stones and bravura performances by Marlon Brando and Martin Sheen.

Guitarist will play at Luna

Mike Fekete of Olympia will perform a free solo guitar concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Café Luna.

George Winston has called Mike “one of the great new 21st century guitarist/composers.”

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