What’s Happening June 13 – 20

  • Tuesday, June 12, 2018 11:43am
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Photo by Mike Hipple
                                Robin Jones and Sam Read will appear in a “A One Night Stand with Tennessee.”

Photo by Mike Hipple Robin Jones and Sam Read will appear in a “A One Night Stand with Tennessee.”

POETRY READING AT VALISE

There will be a poetry reading by islander Susan Lynch at 7 p.m. Friday, June 15. The event, “Now here is nowhere,” will be held in conjunction with VALISE’s current exhibit of artwork by Rachel LordKenaga. This reading is by donation and will benefit The DOVE Project, which provides advocacy to survivors of domestic violence on Vashon, both though support and direct services.

NIGHT OF TENNESSEE WILLIAMS

Civic Rep, a new theater company in residence at Open Space for Arts & Community, will present a “A One Night Stand with Tennessee” as a coming-out celebration and fundraiser to launch their inaugural season at Open Space.

Entrance is free, and all are invited to lift a glass and toast the life and work of Tennessee Williams, at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 23, in the Bruce Black Box Theatre. Entrance is free.

The fundraiser will feature live music, food, drink and performance. Attendees can experience an excerpt of Civic Rep’s production of “The Two-Character Play,” directed by Civic Rep’s co-artistic director L. Zane Jones, featuring company members Robin Jones and Sam Read. Los Angeles-based writer, director and actor Doug Tompos will also perform portions of his one-man show about Tennessee Williams, “Bent to the Flame.”

Civic Rep’s first season at Open Space will include a production of “Something Unspoken” and other one-act plays by Tennessee Williams in early November.

In May of 2019, the company will present “The Night of the Iguana.” For more information, visit civicrep.org.

MODERN FOLK AT OPEN SPACE

Modern-folk and husband/wife duo Moody Little Sister will bring their road-inspired sound to Open Space for Arts & Community at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 30. The group’s 2015 debut album, “Wild Places,” was produced by folk-rock icon and islander Pete Droge.

Save the date for music

Vashon Center for the Arts has two concerts coming up that will feature living legends of guitar and folk music. Leo Kottke will take the stage at VCA at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 27, and Judy Collins is slated to appear at VCA at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7. Tickets for Leo Kottke are $45 and $60; all tickets to the Judy Collins show are $75.

For more information and to buy tickets, visit vashoncenterforthearts.org.

Courtesy Photo
                                Rachel LordKenaga’s exhibit, “Submerged (The Ophelias),” is on view at Valise Gallery.

Courtesy Photo Rachel LordKenaga’s exhibit, “Submerged (The Ophelias),” is on view at Valise Gallery.

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