Arts Briefs | Jan. 20 edition

New pieces on display at VCA’s gift shop, comedy night at Vashon Theatre and more.

Local artists make gift shop glow

Work by artists who are members of Vashon Island Visual Arts fills the shelves and walls of Vashon Center for the Arts’ gift shop this month. The pieces on display include six wood memorial urns by Lyle Harris. Other artists include Don Cole, Gordon Barnett, Gale Lurie, Penny Grist, Robert Thomas, John Woodard, Kate Rutherford, Barb Gustafson, Irene Otis, Margaret Smith, Annette Messitt, Laurie Brown and Lynn McClain.

Gallery hours are 12 to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. Find out more at

Movies and comedy at Vashon Theatre

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

General admission tickets, $30, can be purchased at

From Friday, Jan. 21, to Thursday, Jan. 27, the Vashon Theatre will show “Sing 2,” the follow-up in the animated franchise. Buster Moon the koala and his cast of performers prepare to launch their new stage extravaganza, but they must convince the world’s most reclusive rock star to join them.

“House of Gucci” will play from Friday, Jan. 28, to Monday, Jan. 31. When Patrizia Reggiani marries into the Gucci family, her ambitions unravel the family legacy and trigger a spiral that leads to murder. Lady Gaga, Adam Driver and Al Pacino star.

“Jewels” from the Bolshoi Ballet will be screened at 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 23. The ballet was inspired by George Balanchine’s visit to jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels on New York’s Fifth Avenue.

Attendees must wear masks and provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

Chris King concert at Vashon Brewing Community Pub

From 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28 Chris King will perform at the Vashon Brewing Community Pub.

Described as Neil Young meets Bill Withers, King’s music revolves around existential themes of joy, love, and pain. King also fronts the Seattle garage twang band, Chris King and the Gutterballs.