Arts around town this week (Oct. 11 – Oct. 18)

Arts around town

Chamber music

Vashon Chamber Music Orchestra will present an evening with two music from two composers, Arvo Part and Srul Irving Glick, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, at the Kay White Hall.

“Divertimento” by Glick, is both melodic and playful, invoking sounds of Dvorak and Prokofiev, with roots in the music of the synagogue and Jewish folk music. Estonian composer Part’s “Tabula Rasa” is a contrast to Glick’s work, but both pieces invoke the divine. “Tabla Rasa” is often referred to as “angel music,” a meditation on the divine. It includes a concerto for two violins, piano, strings and percussion. Violin soloists Karin Choo and Dan Brandt will perform.

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One-day print auction at Granny’s

Granny’s Attic will hold a one-day auction for limited edition prints on from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Granny’s.

The prints being auctioned include a signed Peter Max print of “Art Expo, New York, 1981,” with a starting bid of $500. A signed Art Hansen print will also open at $500. Three other Hansen prints will be auctioned, one with a opening bid of $60, and two at $100. Auctioned art must be picked up and paid for by 5 p.m. on Saturday, or it will be sold to the next highest bidder. Granny’s Attic extends a big “thank you” to the donors of the art. Proceeds will benefit Vashon community organizations.

VCA Family Series presents Caspar Babypants

Perennial favorite Caspar Babypants will return to Vashon to perform from his 13th album, “Jump for Joy,” at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Kay White Hall.

Part of Vashon Center for the Arts’ Family Series, the program will engage children and parents alike when Caspar Babypants — the alter ego of twice Grammy-nominated songwriter Chris Ballew — takes the audience on a musical trip with simple acoustics and thoughtful arrangements.

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Americana singer performs Saturday

With her music compared to a mix of Joni Mitchell, Patty Griffin, Emmylou Harris and Gillian Welch, singer Emily Scott Robinson will perform her signature brand of roots music at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Kay White Hall.

Robinson’s music is equal parts folk and country, a brand she calls Southern Gothic folk on her website. Featured on PRI’s show “The World” for her single, “Traveling Mercies,” Robinson performs with “stories and songs that are equal parts playful, darkly funny, heart-wrenching and redemptive.”

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On the road: an evening with two cross-country cyclists

Take two old friends, two bicycles, two coasts, 13 connecting states, over 100 watercolor paintings, 250 Nutty Buddy ice cream cones and 4,322 miles, mix them together and you’ll have an evening of images and stories told by Bob Horsley and Bruce Morser about their ride across the country. VCA’s Arts & Humanities lecture: “On the Road with Bruce Morser and Bob Horsley” will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday at Vashon Center for the Arts.

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