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Dancers dare to dream new ‘Original Works’

Dancers dare to dream new ‘Original Works’

The show is an annual tradition for Vashon Center for Dance

Dancers dare to dream new ‘Original Works’
Aerial experts prepare to wow with new production

Aerial experts prepare to wow with new production

The high-flying ensemble has been at work for more than a year to create the original piece.

Aerial experts prepare to wow with new production
Makana returns to share virtuosity, aloha spirit

Makana returns to share virtuosity, aloha spirit

The slack-key guitar legend has a special love for Vashon audiences.

Makana returns to share virtuosity, aloha spirit
This guitar god aims his show at pint-sized audience

This guitar god aims his show at pint-sized audience

Music icon Chris Ballew rocks on as Caspar Babypants, having released a total of 14 albums for kids.

This guitar god aims his show at pint-sized audience
Samuel Beckett inspires UMO to “Fail Better”

Samuel Beckett inspires UMO to “Fail Better”

The show is being revived for two nights as a fundraiser for the venerable island theater company.

Samuel Beckett inspires UMO to “Fail Better”
A writer and magician conjures a new book of poetry

A writer and magician conjures a new book of poetry

Islander Thomas Hitoshi Pruiksma will read from “The Safety of Edges” at Vashon Bookshop.

A writer and magician conjures a new book of poetry
Mike and Gerry Feinstein wrote the adaptation of Brian Doyle’s work, inspired by a lecture they arranged for Vashon’s Arts Humanities lecture series (Harry Connolly Photo).

New production shares wisdom of a ‘story-catcher’

Brian Doyle’s work has been adapted for the stage by two longtime island arts lovers.

Mike and Gerry Feinstein wrote the adaptation of Brian Doyle’s work, inspired by a lecture they arranged for Vashon’s Arts Humanities lecture series (Harry Connolly Photo).
A classical series continues with two concerts

A classical series continues with two concerts

Two beloved local groups will have notable guest soloists.

A classical series continues with two concerts
Performers unplug for shows at the Havurat

Performers unplug for shows at the Havurat

In recent years, the Havurat has established itself as a popular venue

Performers unplug for shows at the Havurat
A tribute to Townes Van Zandt offers timeless songs

A tribute to Townes Van Zandt offers timeless songs

The show will feature a lineup of performers and mark the 75th birthday of the singer-songwriter.

A tribute to Townes Van Zandt offers timeless songs
Gender-bending ‘Odd Couple’ opens Friday at arts center

Gender-bending ‘Odd Couple’ opens Friday at arts center

The leads are female in this version, staged by Drama Dock.

Gender-bending ‘Odd Couple’ opens Friday at arts center
Concert series brings renowned players to Vashon

Concert series brings renowned players to Vashon

A Russian piano prodigy is first up in the lineup.

Concert series brings renowned players to Vashon
Storytelling festival supports wilderness program

Storytelling festival supports wilderness program

The free, family-friendly event takes place on Jan. 26 at the Vashon Theater.

Storytelling festival supports wilderness program
Kevin Pottinger remembered as a Renaissance man

Kevin Pottinger remembered as a Renaissance man

Pottinger led a life on Vashon that was centered on family, service and creative accomplishment.

Kevin Pottinger remembered as a Renaissance man
Open Space plans a bash with something for everyone

Open Space plans a bash with something for everyone

On New Year’s Eve, Open Space for Arts & Community will let islanders alternate between revelry and rejuvenation at its annual Re(New)al Year’s Eve party,… Continue reading

Open Space plans a bash with something for everyone
The Wild Mermaid lures islanders for a view of the sea

The Wild Mermaid lures islanders for a view of the sea

The Wild Mermaid, a new restaurant next to Vashon’s north-end ferry dock, opened last week featuring specialty coffees, buttery baked goods and sandwiches-to-go, all served… Continue reading

The Wild Mermaid lures islanders for a view of the sea
Art appreciation: Felted sculpture and whimsy at Hastings-Cone Gallery

Art appreciation: Felted sculpture and whimsy at Hastings-Cone Gallery

Monica Gripman creates astounding work while dreaming of establishing a studio space for artists.

Art appreciation: Felted sculpture and whimsy at Hastings-Cone Gallery
Pop-up sale will feature Middle Eastern food and fashion

Pop-up sale will feature Middle Eastern food and fashion

The spirit of the souq will come alive on Saturday

Pop-up sale will feature Middle Eastern food and fashion
Curtain’s going up on bigger than ever Nutcracker

Curtain’s going up on bigger than ever Nutcracker

For Vadne White, it’s that time of year — when late at night, her husband might jolt her from a reverie of deep, silent contemplation… Continue reading

Curtain’s going up on bigger than ever Nutcracker
Music programs for youth turn up the volume

Music programs for youth turn up the volume

Vashon youth will make a joyful noise in choral and band concerts next week, in anticipation of new opportunities coming up for music-making island kids… Continue reading

Music programs for youth turn up the volume