On the first Friday in December at Hastings-Cone Gallery, Vashon artist Monica Gripman will introduce the island to a few of her friends. Some will be wearing alpaca, others sheep’s wool or even dog hair underneath finely sewn outfits Gripman designed.
If a pack of porpoises is called a pod, hippopotomi called a bloat, cats a clowder, foxes a sloth and bears a skulk, then what might a collective of illustrations for a new children’s book be named? For island artist Mary Rothermel, they might well be dubbed an exhibit, one that will be held for one night only on Tuesday, Dec. 1, from 6 to 9 p.m. at VALISE.
When USA Today described the Shook Twins, the newspaper said the folk group “is ready to rattle the music world.” Rattle or shake, the Shook Twins are staking their claim with favorable reviews and a busy tour, which will bring them to the Open Space for Arts & Community at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. Doors will open at 7 p.m.
Independent film producers Matthew and Sean Kohnen will screen their latest movie, “The Funeral Guest,” at a free showing at 1 p.m. Saturday at Vashon Theatre, courtesy of Raechel and Eileen Wolcott, who support indie filmmakers.
Trio will play at red Bike, island artist among SAM exhibitors.
The Vashon Youth Musical Theatre will present “The Snow Queen” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday at the Methodist church.
Music of the 1940s will fill the Red Bike; Lecture will look at Arts and Crafts artist; Folk choir will give Thanksgiving concert
The nonprofit group Friends of Mukai will bring Vancouver, B.C. filmmaker Pia Massie to the island to show and discuss her documentary “Just Beyond Hope” at 7 p.m. Saturday at Spoke. The film is free and the first of a series sponsored by Friends of Mukai.
Watching “Speech & Debate,” this year’s opening play for the Vashon High School drama season, people may think they’re seeing a show about what The New York Times described as “a dark comedy (that seems to be) about a frumpy girl, a nerdy guy and an openly gay guy who band together to disclose the truth about a teacher who preys on his male students.”
Island singer-songwriter Lance Morgan will play a free solo concert called “Songs for My Mom” at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Havurat Ee Shalom.
Island singer-songwriter Ike Harmon recently launched a crowd-funding campaign to finance the recording of his CD, “These Mansions Made of Sky.”
Island performance group Lelavision launched a Kickstarter campaign last September to fund a project to heighten awareness about the dramatic increase in new HIV cases among youth in the United States.
For a humorous play that explores the pitfalls of life as a teen in the 21st century, “Speech & Debate” makes for a less-than-inspiring title.
Animated film portrays the realities of World War I