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Island to celebrate MLK Day on Jan. 20

Island to celebrate MLK Day on Jan. 20

An afternoon of performances will honor the visionary work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Island to celebrate MLK Day on Jan. 20
‘Big Joy’ celebrates exuberant poet and filmmaker

‘Big Joy’ celebrates exuberant poet and filmmaker

Film screenings, discussions and a performance will celebrate the life and work of James Broughton.

‘Big Joy’ celebrates exuberant poet and filmmaker
Go on a gallery cruise to see first exhibits of the new year

Go on a gallery cruise to see first exhibits of the new year

Most receptions are planned from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Go on a gallery cruise to see first exhibits of the new year
Upcoming concert has a boogie-woogie beat

Upcoming concert has a boogie-woogie beat

The concert is a fundraiser for Drama Dock’s upcoming summer production of “Winghaven Park.”

Upcoming concert has a boogie-woogie beat
Looking back at an artful year on Vashon

Looking back at an artful year on Vashon

2019 saw a flurry of performers, concerts, theater productions, art exhibitions and more.

Looking back at an artful year on Vashon
Menorahs bring a warm glow to Vashon Center for the Arts

Menorahs bring a warm glow to Vashon Center for the Arts

In early December, Vashon Center for the Arts gallery business manager Lynann Politte walked into VCA’s soaring lobby, filled with a Christmas tree and wreath,… Continue reading

Menorahs bring a warm glow to Vashon Center for the Arts
The arts are the gift that keeps giving in December

The arts are the gift that keeps giving in December

Offerings include all-star performances, concerts, special exhibits and holiday sales.

The arts are the gift that keeps giving in December
Studio tour to include debut of new puzzle art

Studio tour to include debut of new puzzle art

A new family business will show its wares during the Vashon Island Visual Artists’ studio tour.

Studio tour to include debut of new puzzle art
In concert, divas will pay tribute to country queen Patsy Cline

In concert, divas will pay tribute to country queen Patsy Cline

The show, with its ever-evolving cast of singers, is back on the island by popular demand.

In concert, divas will pay tribute to country queen Patsy Cline
In new book, islander unveils a vanished world

In new book, islander unveils a vanished world

“Sound Portraits From Bulgaria” explores a place Martin Koenig describes as now being “completely gone.”

In new book, islander unveils a vanished world
Island elder leads charge for more volunteers at school

Island elder leads charge for more volunteers at school

“You’re supposed to give and contribute to your community until the day you’re in a box.”

Island elder leads charge for more volunteers at school
‘She Kills Monsters’ is a must-see

‘She Kills Monsters’ is a must-see

Drama Dock’s latest production delivers high comedy and wrenchingly emotional character transitions.

‘She Kills Monsters’ is a must-see
Joy of reading is the subject of latest ‘talk on the rock’

Joy of reading is the subject of latest ‘talk on the rock’

Seattle broadcast personalities will talk about their mutual interest in “all things bookish.”

Joy of reading is the subject of latest ‘talk on the rock’
Cast of ‘Footloose’ shines in crowd pleaser

Cast of ‘Footloose’ shines in crowd pleaser

The production came complete with the full Broadway script and a rocking band.

Cast of ‘Footloose’ shines in crowd pleaser
Jewish literature comes to life in ‘Dreaming in American’

Jewish literature comes to life in ‘Dreaming in American’

The production explores the Jewish immigration and assimilation experience of the last century.

Jewish literature comes to life in ‘Dreaming in American’
What’s Happening Nov. 14 - 21

What’s Happening Nov. 14 – 21

Rock out at the skate park, films light up the screen, dreams lost, found and transformed, and more.

What’s Happening Nov. 14 - 21
Drama Dock show is milestone for troupe

Drama Dock show is milestone for troupe

“She Kills Monsters” is Drama Dock’s first offering by a non-white playwright.

Drama Dock show is milestone for troupe
Life is a ‘Gaybaret’ for two talented islanders

Life is a ‘Gaybaret’ for two talented islanders

The show’s creators weave storytelling, songs and theater to tell a story about their lives together.

Life is a ‘Gaybaret’ for two talented islanders
Two islanders stage a summit on compassion in Seattle

Two islanders stage a summit on compassion in Seattle

Presenters will discuss how to bring compassion and mindfulness into workplaces and communities.

Two islanders stage a summit on compassion in Seattle
Island music comes calling at an album release party

Island music comes calling at an album release party

“Vashon Calling” includes 13 tracks by island bands and singer-songwriters.

Island music comes calling at an album release party