What’s Happening June 6 – 13

  • Tuesday, June 5, 2018 11:02am
  • Arts
Allison Shirk (Courtesy Photo)

Allison Shirk (Courtesy Photo)


The music of Silvius Leopold Weiss, a lutenist of the baroque period, will be heard at the final performance of the 2018 Salish Sea Early Music Festival at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, at Bethel Church. The concert will feature baroque lutenist Oleg Timofeyev, from Iowa City, Iowa, and Jeffrey Cohan on the one-keyed baroque flute. The pair will play reconstructions of music by Weiss (1687-1750), who rivaled Johann Sebastian Bach in improvisational skill and worked for more than three decades at the court of the Elector of Saxony in Dresden. The program will also include music for obbligato lute and flute by Ernst Gottlieb Baron and Friedrich Wilhelm Rust. Admission is by free will offering, with a suggested donation of $15, $20 or $25. Those ages 18 and younger are admitted free. For more information, visit salishseafestival.org/vashon.


Students of the VHS Theatre Arts class will present an original work, “Isolate/Connect,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 7, at the VHS theater. The show was created during a Vashon Artists in the Schools residency in Stephen Floyd’s classroom by UMO Ensemble members Elizabeth Klob and Maria Glanz. The show is a collection of short scenes and monologues that explore the theme of isolation among adolescents.

“There is both humor and pathos in the show,” Floyd said, adding that another element of the production is that through movement and gesture and dance, students will also create images, settings and movement patterns that reinforce the ideas being talked about in the scenes and monologues.

Admission is free, with donations for the VHS Theater program and Vashon Artists in the Schools accepted.


Local performer Allison Shirk will bring her band to Vashon Center for the Arts for a free show at 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 8.

Shirk, a singer-songwriter and guitarist whose music blends her Texas country roots with her love for vocal jazz and rock, plays both original and cover songs. She is a juried member of the 4Culture Touring Arts Roster, Gigs4U Roster and Amazon.com’s roster of performing artists. She has two albums, “Break My Heart” (2015) and “Live from the Blue Heron” (2016) and is currently working on a video for her single, “Comfort.”

Shirk’s band includes Tony Mann on keys and vocals, Doug Pine on guitar and vocals, Chuck Keller on bass and vocals, and Wesley Peterson on drums and vocals.


Jenny De Leon, a dancer from New Zealand whose work incorporates both her classical ballet training and contemporary innovation, will first perform and then present a workshop beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, June 8, at Spoke Gallery. The performance will last one hour, and the one-hour workshop will begin at 8:15 p.m.

As a performer and teacher, De Leon encourages dancers at all levels of their development.

“It’s a beautiful thing to move — it doesn’t matter about fame and bright lights, what matters is to be thankful for the gift of body and breath and grace and courage,” she said.

The cost of the evening is $20 for the performance or $30 for the performance and workshop, payable by cash or check at the door.


Michael Tracy, a local musician and musicologist, will preside over a music talk and performance of the music of Franz Liszt at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 10, at Vashon Center for the Arts. The afternoon will include a lecture, slide show and live piano performance by Mark Salman, a virtuoso Julliard graduate who is known for his recordings and performances of music by Liszt and Chopin. Tracy’s talk will cover details of the life and career of Liszt, who was the first pianist to play a concert from memory.

Tickets to the talk and performance are $14 for VCA members, $16 for seniors and students, and $18 general. For more information, visit vashoncenterforthearts.org.


Enjoy pizza by-the-slice, your favorite beverage and two hours of the original music of Ike Harmon at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 10, at Rock Island Pizza & Pub. The show marks the first installment of a new second-Sunday-of-the-month series of rock shows at the pizza parlor.

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