Arts

The Lasses & Kathryn Claire will harmonize at the Coffee Roasterie

The Lasses & Kathryn Claire, a Dutch-American folk trio, will perform at 7:30 pm Thursday, April 19, at the Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie. Katherine Claire,… Continue reading

  • Apr 11, 2018

Make it a musical weekend on the island

Vashon Island will be alive with the sound of music this weekend, with performances and talks on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, spanning genres from rock… Continue reading

  • Apr 11, 2018

Vashon poet laureate shares newest work

April is National Poetry Month, and islanders can celebrate the lovely literary form at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at Vashon Bookshop, with a book… Continue reading

  • Apr 11, 2018

Island artist comes home to painting

By ELIZABETH SHEPHERD For The Beachcomber Climb the 20 stairs to Vashon artist Steffon Moody’s studio, and you may find yourself transported to a windswept… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2018

Local band plays local music series

Vashon Events in partnership with Vashon Center for the Arts will present a free concert with the band Tim Couldn’t Make It from 8:30 to… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2018

First Friday Gallery Cruise stpes into Spring with new exhibits

Most art spots and galleries are open from 6 to 9 p.m. Blue Heron Education Center Gallery will show artwork by students in Chautauqua’s multi-age… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2018

HOME & GARDEN: More than a bridge — Maury Island home’s unique features run deep

Maury Island residents have dubbed it “the bridge house,” a home built in 2009 with twin lookout-inspired towers and indeed, a bridge the leads to… Continue reading

The Olson garden includes a peony border that originated from tubers brought from a family home in Minnesota. (Courtesy Photo)

HOME & GARDEN: VCA’s annual tour showcases five gardens

Vashon Center for the Arts is excited to host the 28th Annual Garden Tour on Vashon Island. This year’s tour will feature five properties that… Continue reading

The Olson garden includes a peony border that originated from tubers brought from a family home in Minnesota. (Courtesy Photo)

HOME & GARDEN: Vashon-Maury Island Garden Club recognizes ‘artists of the land’ each year

By DEBORAH RICHARDS Gardeners are their own breed of artists. We use the canvas of the land to sculpt and paint with the colors and… Continue reading

HOME & GARDEN: Farmers market begins season soon

With spring’s lengthening days, the Farmers Market will soon return to the Village Green. Opening day is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday,… Continue reading

HOME & GARDEN: Stock up for spring at garden club plant sale

The Vashon-Maury Island Garden Club will hold its popular annual plant sale on Saturday, May 5. The sale provides an opportunity for the island gardeners… Continue reading

Island author pens moving memoir

Island author Catherine Johnson opens her moving memoir, “Finding Mercy in This World,” with a journal entry she wrote while walking the Camino de Santiago… Continue reading

25 years of printmaking: VCA honors artist collective

Correction: Brian Fisher is the co-curator of the show. When island artist Valerie Wilson moved from Portland to Vashon in 1992, her car looked like… Continue reading

New film stars former islander

One of Vashon’s own will appear on the big screen at the Vashon Theatre next week as part of the Her Story Film Festival Showcase.… Continue reading

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                                Actors rehearse for “Romeo & Juliet.”

Classic tale retold in new performance

William Shakespeare’s “The Tragedy of Romeo & Juliet” will be performed in a newly-imagined student production at 7 p.m. Friday and at 1 p.m. Saturday… Continue reading

  • Mar 27, 2018
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                                Actors rehearse for “Romeo & Juliet.”
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                                Barry Cooper takes a break at a Vashon Events’ show.

’70s music event at Red Bike

Vashon Events will host “Music of the 70s” at 8 p.m. Friday at the Red Bike. The evening will showcase two dozen island musicians and… Continue reading

  • Mar 27, 2018
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                                Barry Cooper takes a break at a Vashon Events’ show.

High school musical spells success to both reviewer and audience

By ALEXANDRA DRISSELL For The Beachcomber Your word is: wonderful. Definition, please? Inspiring delight, pleasure, or admiration; extremely good; marvelous. Can you use it in… Continue reading

  • Mar 27, 2018

Documentary tells powerful story

The remarkable award-winning documentary “Big Sonia” will be shown at 7 p.m. tonight and Thursday at the Vashon Theatre and will include a Q &… Continue reading

  • Mar 21, 2018

Lecture and performance series looks at three major composers

When Austrian composer Franz Schubert died in 1823 at the early age of 31, he left behind quite a legacy — over 600 secular vocal… Continue reading

Musical comedy engages audience members, literally

When characters in a musical comedy compete with audience members in a spelling bee, the result is an evening of improvised, unexpected entertainment, exactly what’s… Continue reading