Arts Briefs May 9 – 16

  • Tuesday, May 8, 2018 10:58am
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Joshua James at the Roasterie

Musician Joshua James will perform his Americana tunes at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, at the Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie. Tickets, $16, are available at Vashon Bookshop or online at

Peter Mulvey at Snapdragon

Musician Peter Mulvey will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, May 14, at Snapdragon. Over the past 20 years, Mulvey has pursued an eclectic path as a writer and musician, immersing himself in Tin Pan Alley jazz, modern acoustic, poetry, narrative, and Americana stylings. Relentlessly touring as a headliner, he has also shared the stage with luminaries such as Emmylou Harris, Richard Thompson, Ani diFranco, Indigo Girls, and Greg Brown, and has attracted an audience that stretches from Anchorage to Amsterdam. Tickets, $10, are available at Vashon Bookshop or

The Magic Flute

Vashon Opera will bring Mozart’s enchanting opera “The Magic Flute” to the stage in May, with three performances May 16 to 20. In the opera, a handsome prince, Tamino, is tasked with saving a princess while a comical birdman, Papageno, seeks his own spouse. This comedy will be sung in

English. Tickets are available at The opera will be performed at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 16; 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 18; and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 20. All performances are at the Vashon Center for the Arts.

Capable Virtuoso

A trio of musicians will perform Johann Mattheson’s “The Capable Virtuoso” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, at Bethel Church. With Carrie Krause on baroque violin, John Lenti on theorbo and baroque guitar and Jeffrey Cohan on baroque flute, the concert will feature music published in Hamburg in 1720. Tickets are by suggested donation of $15 to $25.

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