Arts

Can’t-miss performances, blockbuster new shows to debut

Island’s first art walk of the summer will unfold from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 7.

Vashon Dance Academy does ‘The Wizard of Oz’

Performance will incorporate ballet, hip hop and modern dance to tell familiar story.

  • Jun 5, 2019

Jon Langford comes to town

Founded punk band The Mekons and alt-country ensembles The Waco Brothers and Pine Valley Cosmonauts.

  • Jun 5, 2019

Peter Mulvey plays at VCA

Mulvey began his career as a college student busking on the streets of Dublin, Ireland.

  • May 31, 2019

What’s Happening May 30 – June 6

Clown school gymnasts, young string players in concert, “A Swampbottom Jamboree,” and more.

  • May 29, 2019

Nikkita Oliver set to send powerful message

The acclaimed activist and artist will present programs for youth and general audiences.

Dancers will soar in ‘Divertissements’ and ‘Hook Pan’

Double bill to include traditional and reinvented classics, original mixes of dance styles

  • May 29, 2019

Poets Tess Gallagher and Alice Derry to read recent works

Both will read selections from old and new collections.

Rainbow Girls come to Vashon for an intimate show

The Californian folk trio meld love, self-reflection and social justice into their music.

What’s Happening May 23 – May 30

A punk rock flea market, an open call audition, a dancing double bill, and more.

  • May 22, 2019

A Flamenco artist returns to Vashon with new show

Presentation will feature singer/percussionist Jose Moreno and guitarist Pedro Cortes.

  • May 22, 2019

A new film tells the ‘enormous’ story of The Gorge

A Vashon screening is bookended by the film’s Seattle premiere at SIFF.

What’s Happening May 16 – 23

A night of guitar, “A Streetcar Named Desire,” an exhibit of photos from the border, and more.

  • May 15, 2019

Japanese Day of Exile remembered in art and poetry

Commemorates the day Japanese American residents of Vashon Island were forced to leave their homes.

  • May 15, 2019

Award-winning memoirist to read at Vashon Bookshop

Alice Bloch’s latest book explores the meaning of motherhood from various perspectives.

  • May 15, 2019

Band takes Peter Gabriel’s music in a new direction

The Security Project will recreate some of the mystery from Gabriel’s original music.

  • May 15, 2019

‘Mamma Mia’ leaves audiences singing

The production is, in the end, the ultimate crowd pleaser.

What’s Happening May 9 – 16

Art studio tour continues, a roots balladeer takes to new island stage, a poetry workshop, and more.

  • May 8, 2019

American Fingerstyle Guitar Night

National recording artists to play at Tip the Scales event

  • May 8, 2019

Vashon Opera journeys to New Orleans

Composer André Previn adapted the opera from Tennessee Williams’ play.

  • May 8, 2019