Outlaw blues at the Bike
The JD Hobson Band will play a free show at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi. JD Hobson has combined his Appalachian roots with Seattle’s Americana and rock scene, creating a new genre he calls Outlaw Blues. The band, which has played at such venues as Seattle’s Tractor Tavern, includes Dan Infecto on bass, Mike Peterson on drums and Ron Weinstein on Hammond B3 organ. This show is for all-ages until 11 p.m., and 21 and older after that.
A farm-fresh music fest
Farmstad, an organic farm co-op made up of 10 members/families, will host its own music festival, complete with dinner on the grounds, from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at the farm located at 12108 SW 148th St. on Vashon. Appearing on the outdoor stage will be singer Alexandra Blakely, followed by Boka Kouyate & the Dieliyah Band, playing a West African fusion of Griot, Afro-Beat and the modern music of Guinea. A one-time-only menu will be created and served by chefs Rustle Biehn and Lauren Garaventa, of The Ruby Brink. Bring your own beverages. Tickets are $20. There will also be a farm-to-table dinner at the farm on Sept. 15, prepared by Chef Chis Koerber, of Earthen Bistro. For more information, visit Farmstad.com.
Native sons’ new film
“Low Low,” a new movie on the film festival circuit, will have a screening at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Vashon Theatre. The film, directed by Nick Richey, was produced by Zach Mann and Mark Sayre, who grew up on Vashon. “Low Low” tells the story of four high school girls attempting to navigate their last day of summer in a failing town. A recent review in The Los Angeles Times called the film a strong feature film debut for director Richey. Richey and the film’s star, Ali Richey, will attend the Sept. 8 screening on Vashon, along with Mann and Sayre, to introduce the film and answer questions after the show. Tickets, $9 and $10, are on sale now at vashontheatre.com. For more information on the film, visit lowlowmovie.com. The movie is currently unrated, but would be rated R, said Mann.
Show your true colors
“True Colors,” a showcase of songs celebrating diversity and pride, will be performed by LGBTQ artists and allies at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at Open Space for Arts & Community. The evening, presented by Vashon Events in its popular showcase series featuring local musicians, will also include a silent auction and libations. Tickets, $10 in advance and $15 at the door, can be purchased at vashonevents.org.
Best of Conscious Cartoons shine again
A “best of” program of from the 2018 Conscious Cartoons International Animation Festival will be screened at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Vashon Theatre. Conscious Cartoons, which debuted last year on Vashon, is a competitive international animation festival and the first of its kind solely focused on short works addressing social issues. The “Best of” program features 11 award-winning films from nine countries. Tickets, on sales at vashontheatre.com, are $10 for adults and $8 for teens and seniors. The show is appropriate for teenaged to adult audiences. For information, visit conciouscartoons.org.