Pack a picnic dinner, grab a blanket, family and friends and head to Ober Park at 7 p.m. Thursday to watch a free performance of Shakespeare in the Park — “Othello” by GreenStage, Seattle’s longest-running Shakespeare company.
Allison Shirk, a singer/songwriter and co-founder of Vashon Events, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the recording and distribution of her debut country-rock album. The album, “Break My Heart,” will be comprised of Shirk’s best original songs written over the last decade and will tell the story of her life, centered around the experience of living in a small town.
When the collaborative gallery Barnworks shuttered its doors at the end of 2012, it left a significant hole in the Vashon art scene. For over 30 years the barn situated in the field behind Sharon Munger’s house held biannual art shows, retreats, weddings and parties and became the site for sewing the annual Vashon Allied Arts community quilt. Yet while the venue may be gone, the spirit behind the artist collective remains. The group will hold a reunion show at The Hardware Store Restaurant, opening on Friday, Aug. 1, during the First Friday Gallery Cruise
Get ready for the funk and soul sound of the seven-piece band Soul Senate, which will play its high-energy rhythm and dancing tunes beginning at 9 p.m. Friday at the Red Bike.
Publish the Quest, a band with deep Vashon roots that has made a name for itself worldwide as both a musical and philanthropic force, is coming home to play during the Strawberry Festival. It will play a concert at 9 p.m. Saturday at The Red Bike.
Who’d a thunk that a play about a stripper could be a family show? But “Gypsy” is and has been since its Broadway premiere in 1959. Drawn from the memoirs of famed burlesque stripper Gypsy Rose Lee, the musical with Jule Styne tunes, Stephen Sondheim lyrics and an Arthur Laurents story is all about family with a focus on Mom.
Responding to a call for making a “cool” island T-shirt and with the aim of visually capturing what they call the quirks Vashon, two island artists — Ellen Parker and Megan Minier of Cowbelle Industries — launched a series of Vashon T-shirts last year at Strawberry Festival. The duo plan to return to a vendor booth this weekend to sell the distinctly Vashon T-shirts at Strawberry Festival.
Vashon Opera’s sixth season kicks off in September with Mozart’s “Don Giovanni.” Tickets for the 2014-2015 season are on sale now, with individual tickets for “Don Giovanni” going on sale in August.
The sounds of music will be abound on Vashon over the next few days.
Drama Dock will present the 1959 Tony award-winning Broadway musical “Gypsy, a Musical Fable,” at the Vashon High School theater. The show, directed by Stephen Floyd, will open on Friday and run for two weekends.
Most galleries and arts spots will be open from 6 to 9 p.m.