Arts Briefs | Jan. 13 edition

Best of Seattle Comedy Competition at Vashon Theatre, Whim W’Him at VCA and more.

Update: In The Beachcomber’s Jan. 13 print edition, this article included information about Vashon Maury Chamber Orchestra’s “Silver and Gold” concert, originally scheduled for Jan. 15. This concert has been postponed, with a new date not yet set. For more information, visit

Movies at Mukai Farm & Garden

Mukai Farm & Garden will begin its monthly movie series that explores Japanese culture through film. On Thursday, Jan. 13, the film “Inuyashiki” will be shown.

All films run from approximately 7 to 9 p.m., depending on run time. All ages are welcome, but those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Attendees must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, and there is a limit on the number of attendees. The event is free, with a suggested donation of $10.

Memphis Radio Kings and Sumband Live Concert

In celebration of islander musician Tony Mann’s birthday, the Memphis Radio Kings and Sumband will perform a free concert at Sporty’s at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14.

Best of Seattle Comedy Competition

Vashon Theatre will host the Best of Seattle Comedy Competition at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, with comedians Sterling Scott, Taylor Clark and Drew Barth performing live.

General admission tickets, $30, can be purchased at Attendees must show their COVID-19 vaccination card as they enter.

Whim W’Him returns to Vashon Center for the Arts

Whim W’Him, in the midst of their 12th season, returns to Vashon Center for the Arts for a one-night-only event at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26.

The contemporary dance company will premiere two new dance creations by Los Angeles-based choreographers Jakevis Thomason, Ethan Colangelo and Olivier Wevers.

Reserved tickets are $35. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or a negative COVID test, and masks are required.