Arts Briefs | Dec. 16 edition

Celebrate 45 years of Drama Dock, see a free screening of “It’s a Wonderful Life,” and more.

Drama Dock Holiday Gala

Celebrate 45 years with Drama Dock at their Holiday Gala on Sunday, Dec. 19.

Join Drama Dock for nibbles and cocktails at a reception at Vashon Island Roasterie from 5 to 6 p.m., followed by a performance at VCA from 6 to 7 p.m.

Tickets for only the VCA performance are available, or for both the Roasterie reception and VCA performance. Visit for ticket pricing and more information.

“It’s a Wonderful Life” at Vashon Theatre

Watch the Christmas classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19, at Vashon Theatre.

Follow along as frustrated businessman George Bailey is guided through his life by his guardian angel, Clarence, who shows him how his town would have been impacted if he had never been born. This event is free, but donations are welcome.

Havilah Rand Concert at Community Pub

Stop by Vashon Brewing Community Pub from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18 for a concert by musician Havilah Rand.

Rand’s music explores multiple genres. She is known for her songwriting that blends a rhythmic edge with poetic lyricism.

St. Ophelia plays Solstice Concert

The popular island band, St. Ophelia, with special guests, will light up Kay White Hall at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21. The group is a five-piece alt-folk rock band fronted by vocalist/guitarist Rebekah Kuzma, singer-songwriter Joe Panzetta, and pedal steel magician Dan Tyack. With a rhythm section of Wesley Peterson on drums and Chuck Keller on bass, the band’s original songs run the gamut from groovy to rockin’ to spacious.

Pedal steel player Dan Tyack will open the show at 7 p.m. — but first stop by VCA, starting at 6 p.m., for free hot cider in VCA’s atrium. Tickets are on sale at

Ring in the New Year with Devotchka

Vashon Center for the Arts’ New Year’s Eve show is being billed as “more than just a farewell to a bumpy year, it’s a feel-good, portal of positivity and rejuvenation for the year ahead.” Tickets include a live show by the Grammy Award-nominated band, Devotchka, and admission to a party in the VCA atrium — complete with a live DJ, no-host bar and a toast of complimentary champagne (or sparkling cider) at midnight. Get tickets at