Arts and Entertainment

Arts briefs: July 29

Kate McKnight and Reece Bredle perform in “Twelfth Night.” - Courtesy photo
Kate McKnight and Reece Bredle perform in “Twelfth Night.”
— image credit: Courtesy photo

Get a groove on at the Bike

Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi has three bands on tap for the weekend.

At 9:30 p.m. Friday, July 31, the funk band Stingshark will play a free show for ages 21 and older. Led by longtime Phat City guitarist Brian “Stingshark” Ray, the band features a horn section, keyboard, guitars, vocals and what Pete Welch, concert organizer, called “an unstoppable groove.”

The next night, at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, Clinton Fearon & The Boogie Brown Band will return to the Bike for a night of roots reggae. Fearon, a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter from Jamaica, first appeared on the scene in the 1970s as one of the founding members of the legendary reggae band The Gladiators.

Fearon’s show has a cover charge of $10 and is for ages 21 and older.

House Engine, a Vashon band that plays blues, rock, alternative country, originals, Motown and funk, will play a free, all-ages show at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2.

Music brews at Café Luna

Dave Hannon is both the name of a three-person band and the name of its lead singer; the Tacoma-based group will perform a free show at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 31, at Café Luna.

The group is an acoustic, pop and rock ensemble that’s been playing a hectic schedule of gigs in the region since 2006.

To sample Hannon’s music, visit

Havilah, who goes by her first name, will come from Austin, Texas, to perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Café Luna.

Her songwriting fuses jazz and blues influences with an alternative edge.

To learn more about Havilah visit

Local artist wins award

Tlingit artist Odin Lonning has an award-winning piece on display at the Washington State History Museum in downtown Tacoma.

Lonning’s “Tlingit Shaman/Bear House Chief,” a sculpted dance figure, won second place at the July 16 opening of “In the Spirit: Contemporary Northwest Native Arts Exhibit,” a juried show.

Visit or call 463-9041 to learn more about his work.

The exhibit runs through Aug. 30. The public can vote on favorite pieces for the People’s Choice award until Aug. 9. A Native Arts Market and Festival is slated for Aug. 8 to 9, outdoors at the history museum.

The free festival showcases First Nations cuisine, dance, music and storytelling. Lonning will have artwork for sale at the market.

Photographers get prizes

Prizes have been announced for the juried photo show, “Island Waters,” on view through Aug. 5 at The Hardware Store Restaurant.

Buzz Blick’s “Scruffy Crow” took first place in the People’s Choice awards for the show. Nancy Carr’s “Wishing Rocks” came in second, and Sharon Morris’ “Ripples on Raab’s Lagoon” took third. Photographs by Edith Sehulster, Christel Stierle and Susie Murphy captured honorable mentions.

Shakespeare at Grange Hall

The Young Shakespeare Workshop, directed by Islander Darren Lay, will perform “Twelfth Night or What You Will” at 7 p.m. Saturday Aug. 1 at the Grange Hall (located at the north end upper parking lot). Admission is free, and picnics are encouraged.

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