Arts

SURJ sponsors presentation

Racial justice educator and author Debby Irving will present a talk called “I’m a Good Person, Isn’t That Enough?” from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2018
“On Top In Underneath” by Nan Leiter (Courtesy Photo)

Artist’s work focuses on water

Island artist exhibits paintings at Tacoma’s Gathering Space gallery

  • Feb 6, 2018
“On Top In Underneath” by Nan Leiter (Courtesy Photo)

Love duets at the Red Bike

Serenade your sweetheart or listen to songs about love during Vashon Events’ annual show celebrating Valentine’s Day, “Love Duets VI,” at 8 p.m. Friday at… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2018

Raven’s Nest reopens as new gallery and business model

When Raven’s Nest Gallery re-opened last Friday night, gallery cruisers stepped into a newly designed, somewhat smaller gallery that in some ways felt more spacious.… Continue reading

Author, activist talks about white privilege

Racial justice educator and author Debby Irving will present a talk called “I’m a Good Person, Isn’t That Enough?” from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday,… Continue reading

Two nonprofits partner to feature local musicians on First Friday

A new partnership between two nonprofits, Vashon Events and Vashon Center for the Arts, will bring local bands to the stage of the Kay White… Continue reading

Take a cruise through Vashon’s sea of art

Most galleries and art spots will be open from 6 to 9 p.m. Café Luna will show “Garden Bliss,” a collection of paintings by visionary/healer… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2018

Author, activist talks about role of white privilege and systemic racism

Racial justice educator and author Debby Irving will present a talk called “I’m a Good Person, Isn’t That Enough?” from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday,… Continue reading

Storytelling festival celebrates 11 years

For the past 11 years, local, professional and amateur storytellers have gathered for an afternoon of storytelling hosted by Vashon Wilderness Program (VWP). The free,… Continue reading

  • Jan 23, 2018

Acoustic mandolinist performs two shows this weekend

Mandolinist, composer, bandleader and producer David “Dawg” Grisman has been a guiding force in the evolving world of acoustic music for nearly half a century.… Continue reading

  • Jan 23, 2018

World’s quickest theater festival returns to Vashon

It will be an invigorating mad-capped scramble when “14/48: The World’s Quickest Theatre Festival” returns to Vashon for four shows on two nights this weekend… Continue reading

Singer, songwriter kd lang to perform fundraiser concert on Vashon

This version of the article corrects information about tickets at the Moore Theater. Vashon just got lucky, very lucky. Not lucky once, but twice as… Continue reading

Illustration from Beatrix Potter’s “Two Bad Mice” (Courtesy Photo)

Puppet show brings Beatrix Potter’s tale to life

Vashon Center for the Arts’ Families Series will present “The Tales of Two Bad Mice,” performed by the professional Seattle puppet company Thistle Theatre at… Continue reading

  • Jan 16, 2018
Illustration from Beatrix Potter’s “Two Bad Mice” (Courtesy Photo)
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                                Abby Enson and Steve Jones improvise in last year’s 14/48 Theater Festival.

World’s quickest theater (14/48)

What happens when 14 plays are created from scratch in 48 hours by dozens of actors, writers, musicians, directors, sound and light techs, costumers and… Continue reading

  • Jan 16, 2018
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                                Abby Enson and Steve Jones improvise in last year’s 14/48 Theater Festival.
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                                Annalisa Pappano

Salish Sea early music festival

The first of six concerts in the 2018 Salish Sea Early Music Festival will feature Annalisa Pappano, one of the world’s foremost players of treble… Continue reading

  • Jan 16, 2018
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                                Annalisa Pappano
Roncone was born and raised in upstate New York. In 2002, she moved to the Pacific Northwest, where she began to take her poetry more seriously.
                                She hosted a poetry open mic in Seattle for more than 10 years before moving to Vashon to enjoy the quiet and wild.
                                She recently published the poetry anthology “Three Birds Dreaming” with two other poets, one from the island, to celebrate writing a poem a day for more than six years. She continues this practice to better understand the brilliant magic of words.
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January Poetry Well

The Poetry Well is a monthly column that showcases island poetry. This month includes a poem by Margaret Roncone. Imagine We plant our fathomless lives… Continue reading

  • Jan 16, 2018
Roncone was born and raised in upstate New York. In 2002, she moved to the Pacific Northwest, where she began to take her poetry more seriously.
                                She hosted a poetry open mic in Seattle for more than 10 years before moving to Vashon to enjoy the quiet and wild.
                                She recently published the poetry anthology “Three Birds Dreaming” with two other poets, one from the island, to celebrate writing a poem a day for more than six years. She continues this practice to better understand the brilliant magic of words.
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Island musician releases new single

Longtime guitarist and songwriter Danny Newcomb hung up his musical ax in the late 1990s and moved to Vashon to become a farmer. But he… Continue reading

  • Jan 16, 2018

Musical double-header features Pretenders, Talking Heads tribute bands

The Red Bike will feature two bands — Jealous Dogs and Little Creatures — in one night, beginning at 8 p.m. Friday. Jealous Dogs is… Continue reading

  • Jan 16, 2018

Former islander lands part in ABC series

Actor McKay Stewart, a former islander who lived on Vashon between 1989 and 1992 and attended Vashon High School, recently landed a role in an… Continue reading

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                                Janus coin of Roman Republic

Start the new year with a community open mic poetry reading

Begin the New Year with all-ages community open mic poetry reading at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Vashon Bookshop. Vashon Poet Laureate Merna Hecht said… Continue reading

  • Jan 9, 2018
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                                Janus coin of Roman Republic