A film in book form. That’s what one reviewer said of Mark Giles’ new noir thriller “The Wolf Hunter,” which the island author will discuss and read at 6 p.m. Friday at the Vashon Bookshop.
From auditions to music to comedy sketches, artful opportunities abound
Inter galactic space travelers get ready. It’s time to don your favorite martian space suit, practice your best Vulcan salute and brush up on your Klingon. Phone E.T. for tips on how to dress for A Starry Starry Night, the second evening of Vashon Allied Art’s annual two-night auction. The galaxy of events begins at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Open Space for Arts & Community.
There will be several opportunities for arts and entertainment on Vashon this weekend.
Imagine watching the Royal Shakespeare Company perform the Bard’s high-spirited romantic comedy “The Two Gentelmen of Verona” in Shakespeare’s hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon. How about seeing Benedict Cumberbatch play Frankenstein at London’s National Theatre or the Bolshoi Ballet — the world’s oldest dance company — execute its classical repertoires. Now picture viewing these stellar international shows without leaving the island. That’s the idea behind Vashon Theatre’s lastest cinematic series of live, world-class performances rebroadcast on Vashon’s silver screen.
Contemporary Northwest native artist Shaun Peterson is slated to give a free presentation about Coast Salish art and culture for the Vashon-Maury Island Heritage Association’s (VMIHA) ongoing exhibition about Vashon natives, at 3 p.m. Saturday, at the Penny Farcy Center next to the museum.
On a windy knoll behind a prehistoric walled settlement in beguiling and enigmatic West Penwith, England, an American archeology team makes an unnerving discovery. Beneath a Stone Age burial quoit, at the site of an Iron Age village, a single, skeletal finger sticks up out of the soil.
In an effort to raise awareness about the potentially tragic plight of the Northwest’s wild salmon, Vashon’s Fendershine and the Seattle band Big Dirt will play a free show at 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Red Bike
The stage is set. Chandeliers aglow with candlelight hang from the rafters in a room adorned like a 17th-century palace in Seville. A concrete statue stands in a stately courtyard, while a brick and mortar gate marks the entrance to the underworld.