Tune in for entertaining events on the island coming up.
Vaudeville — in the form of the two dynamic performers who call themselves Duo Finelli — will come to the Blue Heron at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Island drummer Todd Zimberg, guitarist Michael Gotz and bass player Keith Lowe will reunite under the name of Long Lost for an evening of jazz, rock and blues at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Bike.
As a storyteller, creative writer and teacher Merna Hecht knows firsthand the power of the written word. Among her many projects is a poetry program she established five years ago for the students at Foster High School in Tukwila, which is recognized as the most language diverse high school in the country. A poetry anthology created by students this year is called “The Colors of My Past: Immigrant and Refugee Voices of Struggle, Migration and Hope.” Next week, Hecht will showcase the project at the Vashon Bookshop, reading student poems and inviting audience members to experience several of the writing prompts she used for the project.
For its annual All-Island (and Beyond) Invitational Art Show, VALISE Gallery invites every island artist working in any media to submit one original piece to be displayed in the show. The exhibit opens Friday, May 2, and runs through the month.
After 17 months of curating fine art collections and home furnishings, Bergamot Studio owner Kassana Holden is moving on to a new project, closing her gallery and showroom in the historic Burton Masonic Lodge.
Islander Cal Kinnear likes to ponder life’s big questions. For this natural-born philosopher dressed in the guise of a writer, former English professor and bookstore owner, the answers to his musings often appear in the form of poetry. His latest and fourth book, “The House of My Father,” explores what he calls the magical border between memory and imagination in a series of prose poetry about his late father. Kinnear will read excerpts and talk about his book next week at the Vashon Bookshop.
Vashon Allied Arts will launch a new science series that will begin Sunday with a lecture by a local geologist.
Let French café music transport you back to Paris when Rouge, Seattle’s premiere nostalgic French music ensemble, performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Blue Heron.
The Seattle band Cordaviva will bring its Afro-beat to the Bike with a concert at 8:30 p.m. Friday.
On June 21, 1947, something happened to Harold Dahl while he was trolling the waters in his boat off of Maury Island
The longtime rock band The FieldHands will play original music at the Red Bike beginning at 8:30 p.m. Friday
“Eden,” a dramatic feature film telling a survivor’s story of human trafficking, will be shown by Vashon Film Society this week as part of the First Friday Art Film Series at the Vashon Theatre. The movie is based on the real-life horror story of teenager Chong Kim, who was abducted in Oklahoma and trafficked into Las Vegas and California.
Fill your social calendar with island entertainment
Most galleries and hotspots for art are open from 6 to 9 p.m.