(Courtesy Photo) St. Ophelia will perform at Kay White Hall Tuesday, Dec. 21.

(Courtesy Photo) St. Ophelia will perform at Kay White Hall Tuesday, Dec. 21.

Arts briefs | Dec. 9 edition

Celebrate solstice with St. Ophelia, head to Vashon Theatre to catch new films and more.

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Head to Vashon Theatre

“East of the Mountains,” an acclaimed new indy film starring Seattle actor Tom Skerritt, will have a screening at Vashon Theatre at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9. Skerritt, the film’s director, S.J. Chiro, and its editor, Eric Frith, will attend and have a Q & A with audience members after the film. Starting Dec. 10, the blockbuster new film version of “West Side Story” will light up the big screen. Find out more and buy tickets at vashontheatre.com.

McMurray Middle School Winter Concert

Come celebrate the winter holidays and see the accomplishments of student musicians. The McMurray Winter concert begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9 in the McMurray Auditorium/Lunchroom.

Bellydance Nutcracker at Snapdragon

Stop by the Black Cat Cabaret at Snapdragon Bakery & Cafe at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10 to see “The Bellydance Nutcracker.”

Alessandra Rose at Kay White Hall

Alessandra Rose, a singer with experience across diverse genres including rock, pop, and jazz, will perform holiday classics at Kay White Hall at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17.

Rose’s performance will feature Seattle-based pianist Christopher Jones and instrumentalist and vocalist David Nichols. Tickets are available at vashoncenterforthearts.org.

Classical pianist Asiya Korepanova at VCA

Described as a “pianistic powerhouse,” Asiya Korepanova is the only pianist currently performing Liszt’s 24 Etudes as a single program and one of a few to tout a concerto list that features over 60 works.

Korepanova has received numerous awards for her abilities, including the Russian Federation’s President Award for “Exceptional Achievement in the Arts.”

She will perform at Kay White Hall at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18. A pre-concert talk will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available at vashoncenterforthearts.org.

Drama Dock hosts gala

Drama Dock will host a festival fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 19, at Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie. The event will include a reception from 5 to 6 p.m. followed by a performance of Broadway and other musical classics at 6 p.m. The event is directed by Drama Dock artistic director Lisa Peretti, with Holly Boaz co-producing.

The evening will also feature a special guest, award-winning actor Bill Epstein, in a poignant and funny scene from “My Life In Sports.” Musical performances will be provided by cellist Rowena Hamill, baritone Hugh Davis, sopranos Alivia Jones, and Holly Boaz, plus highlights and sneak-peeks into Drama Dock’s 2022 season, with selected songs from the new musical, “Winghaven Park,” all wrapped in stories and poems to brighten the new year and celebrate Drama Dock’s 45-year run as a vibrant community theater group on Vashon.

Masks and proof of vaccination are required to attend. There is limited capacity at the Roasterie.

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 vashoncenterforthearts.org.

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