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Arts Briefs

Pictured are dancers Diego Trujillo, holding a white rat; and Isa Trujillo and Bright Shannon, in a scene from Vashon Junior Civic Ballet’s production of “The Pied Piper.” - Courtesy Photo
Pictured are dancers Diego Trujillo, holding a white rat; and Isa Trujillo and Bright Shannon, in a scene from Vashon Junior Civic Ballet’s production of “The Pied Piper.”
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The Diggers (Islanders Camille Coldeen, Nick Simmons and David and Danny Salonen) will play their monthly gig at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 11, in a double bill with Vashon Winery’s Ron Irvine and his regular Second Friday wine tasting from 6 to 8 p.m at Café Luna.

Clinton Fearon & the Boogie Brown Band will play at the Red Bicycle at 9:30 p.m. Friday, June 11. The popular roots reggae act has performed on Vashon before to sold-out crowds, and promises to put on an excellent show this weekend as well. Cover is $10; the event is an all-ages event until 11 p.m., when the Bike becomes a 21-and-up venue.

Steve and Kristi Nebel will perform at Café Luna at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 12, with their socially concerned folk-rock sound. The internationally touring duo has performed together for 15 years and recorded nine albums. Both sing; Kristi plays bass guitar, and Steve plays guitar.

Blue Monster and Hi-Fi Reset will play a funky rock show at the Red Bicycle at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, June 12. The event is for all ages until 11 p.m., when the venue is only for patrons 21 and older. Blue Monster is a grooving, wailing, mind-warping group that’s been called “a psyche-funk throwdown.” Hi-Fi Reset plays a funkadelic mix of funk, afro-beat, Latin, hard rock, pop and acid jazz.

Summer Concerts in the Park kick off with an event from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 17, when Island group Rumor Has It will perform “string band rock.” The eight-member band made its debut just a year ago, but already has gained a following with its danceable music and mesmerizing harmonies. Sponsored by Vashon Park District and Vashon Allied Arts, the event is free. Vashon Junior Civic Ballet will present its spring production, “The Pied Piper,” later this month. Dozens of dancers, from toddlers to teens, will take part in the Island-grown dance. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 18, and Saturday, June 19, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 20, at the Vashon High School theater. Tickets are $6 to $10 and can be purchased at the door. Children 5 and under are admitted free.

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