Elizabeth Shepherd

Local comics act up at the Red Bike

An all-Island team of comedians is out to tickle Vashon’s funnybone during a night of comedy slated for 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, at Red… Continue reading

‘Ponyo’ — a must-see film for young and old

Could anyone be blamed if they’ve fallen out of love with animated children’s films?

A new lecture series aims to expand Islanders’ horizons

Vashon Allied Arts is branching out with a new program that will bring acclaimed art world movers and shakers, authors, conductors and other cultural heavyweights to Vashon for a series of informative lectures.

Open Space reshapes the artistic landscape

It’s an oft-quoted line from a movie about baseball, but as it turns out, it also applies to a cavernous former coffee warehouse on Vashon: “If you build it, they will come.”

Artists create for ‘All that Jazz’

Oil painter Mary Rothermel is not only an artist, she’s also an avid rower and environmentalist whose piece for VAA’s auction represents a confluence of those three passions.

A well-known comic comes to the Island

A big name in comedy is coming to Vashon Theatre this week, to perform in a live show that will also feature a classic car show and lively music by a local band.

Note by glorious note, opera arrives on Vashon

Island music aficionados will be transported to the streets, garrets and cafés of Paris this month, when Giacomo Puccini’s beloved opera, La Bohème, springs to life on the stage of Vashon High School on Sept. 18 and 20.

Hans York returns to Vashon

Hans York, a 2008 winner at the Kerrville Folk Festival, will return to Vashon for a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, at the Land Trust Building.

Islanders converge on Maury beach to celebrate federal ruling against Glacier Northwest

It was a familiar scene on Saturday — scores of activists and community members gathering on the rocky shores near Gold Beach, toting bullhorns, placards, drums, banners and babies.

A folk festival touts talent from near and far

Wine, song and the waning days of summer will be celebrated this weekend as Vashon Winery presents its second annual folk festival on the winery grounds.

A scrappy, do-it-yourself event returns for its 18th year on Vashon

This weekend, Islewilde will present “Tales From an Organ Grinder,” the 18th annual version of its unique festival.

The Bike’s busy weekend will include honky tonk and a big name band

Red Bicycle Bistro and Sushi has a full lineup this weekend for Island music fans, including a first-time ever appearance on the Island by BLVD, a nationally known touring band.

Islanders divided about Chamber of Commerce’s tourism marketing plan

Several Islanders weighed in last week on plans by the Vashon-Maury Chamber of Commerce to market Vashon to off-Island tourists, with some suggesting the idea made enormous sense while others sounded a note of caution.

Gallery cruisers will soon be able to drink legally

For years, the “first Friday” art walk has been a time for Island art lovers to gallery hop, munch on appetizers and help themselves to glasses of wine.

Two artists, separated by a century, celebrate Vashon

The connection between two women artists, born almost a century apart yet bound together by temperament, talent and a shared love of Vashon, will be celebrated in joint exhibitions slated to open this weekend.

Music lovers can find a wealth of options this weekend on Vashon

Vashon venues will overflow with musical acts in the next few days, with shows for every taste on tap.

Galleries and shops will strut their stuff during Friday’s gallery cruise

Despite a new law that may temporarily stem the flow of wine at openings (see story, page 1), Vashon’s art spaces are gearing up for a festive First Friday, with receptions planned to launch the openings of several new exhibits. The gallery cruise will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7. For complete listings, see page 13.

A one-day music festival brings a world beat to Vashon

Islanders can groove to a mix of upbeat Indian pop rock, Brazilian samba and Afro-Cuban dance tunes at Vashon Allied Arts’ annual World Music Festival, set for 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at Camp Burton’s outdoor amphitheater.

The weekend boasts more than a dozen bands

The Island will be jumping this weekend with a wealth of bands storming the stages all over Vashon.