While Halloween draws out the spooks and witches, the Vashon-born band Trolls Cottage brings out islanders who love to dance to the band’s blend of reggae, rock and world music.
Songwriter and musician Bill Carter will return to the Red Bike for a show at 8:30 p.m. Saturday.
In the first of two island appearances coming up, Caspar Babypants — a Vashon family favorite — will perform at the Blue Heron as part of Vashon Allied Arts’ Family Series at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
Strings are the thing at the Vashon Maury Chamber Orchestra’s (VMCO) fall concert, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Vashon High School theater.
Let Seattle gardener and author Marty Wingate take you on a tour of England, Scotland and Ireland with tales of the gardens and gardeners who inspired her new Potting Shed mysteries at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, at the Vashon Library.
Giraffe will celebrate its eighth anniversary and the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos with a gallery opening of Day of the Dead artwork by Gregory Reyes-Herbold at 4 p.m. Sunday.
The novelist Salman Rushdie once said a poet’s work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world and stop it from going to sleep.
Seattle’s first lady of comedy Peggy Platt will headline the DoVE Project’s second annual comedy night “Laughter is the Best Medicine” at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Open Space for Arts & Community.
The Vashon Theatre and Island GreenTech will bring Sir Laurence Olivier’s 1948 film adaptation of “Hamlet” to the silver screen for a free showing at 7 p.m. Saturday. The movie was the first British film to win an Academy Award for Best Picture.
A group of islanders interested in local fiber production has organized a two-day event to raise awareness about what they call an important but not well recognized part of agriculture and the arts.
Burlesco Notturno will present its eighth show, called “Fantasma,” at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Open Space for Arts & Community, with doors opening at 7 p.m.
Well-known local musicians Star Anna and Mark Pickerel will play an acoustic set of alt-county and rock music at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Blue Heron.
A group of singers will perform both original and cover songs at Vashon Events’ third annual Voices of Women Showcase at 8 p.m. Friday at the Red Bike.
From circus arts to politics, coming up, there is something for everyone.
Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece “A Streetcar Named Desire” will be rebroadcast live from London by National Theatre Live at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, and 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at the Vashon Theatre.
Vashon Allied Arts has invited six contemporary choreographers to mount short snapshots of new work in a show called “Flashpoint” at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Vashon High School Theater.
Vashon Artists in Schools (VAIS) celebrates its 26th year with a new program manager at the helm. Holly Houston assumed her post in mid-July, taking over from Pamela McMahan, a longtime arts supporter and one of the founding members of VAIS.
When an author wakes up in the middle of the night with a concept and first line for a book completely formed in his head, then it might be worth taking notice. For writer Tom Brenner, paying attention to just that paid off with the publication of his children’s book “And Then Comes Halloween” by Candlewick Press