Arts Briefs | June 13 edition

Marshall Law Band, Dance with Eagles, Mariee Siou, Black Cat Cabaret, and more.

Marshall Law Band

Marshall Law Band will play a show at 7 p.m. Friday, June 14, at Sugar Shack.

Since forming in 2017, the band has grown from an unknown funk-hop six-piece to a lauded community collective to the house band of the Seattle Black Lives Matter movement. Check out the band on their Instagram and Facebook pages.

Tim Couldn’t Make It

The powerhouse band made up of island musicians Doug Pine, Bruce Phares, Wes Peterson, and Rick Dahms, will take the stage at 7 p.m. Friday, June 14, at Dig Deep Gardens.

Dance with Eagles

There will be a two-band rock and roll show at the Eagles Club on Saturday, June 15.

EOS will open the show at about 6:15 p.m. and will be followed up by The Duration.

EOS is a group of Vashon musicians that cover legendary rock but also bring their own music to the stage. What started as a jam session two Saturdays a month with friends and family became EOS — an acronym for “Every Other Saturday.”

Band members include Henry Porter on guitar and vocals, Nano Infante on guitar, Geno Kuhns on Drums, Greg Martin (the younger) on bass, and Zelda Porter on vocals. Bands covered range from Rolling Stones and The Doors, to Grateful Dead and Nancy Sinatra.

Formed in 2021, The Duration’s members include Shawn Carkonen on bass and vocals, Teryn Citino on drums, and Ryan Gray and Kevin Kim-Murphy on guitars.

The Eagles is located at 18134 Vashon Hwy SW. On the night of the show, a lasagna dinner will be available for members and guests.

Some’tet plays

Some’tet, with special guest Monica Schley, will play at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at Snapdragon. The band’s music, both composed and improvised, includes South American rhythms, the occasional art song, a dollop of free jazz, and a torch song or two with soulful vocals.

Mariee Siou show

Singer and songwriter Mariee Siou will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 21, at Open Space for Arts & Community. Siou has been a fixture in the neo-folk scene since her 2007 debut, “Faces in the Rocks,” now acclaimed as a cult classic in the indie music world.

She is known for her delicate finger-picking and poetic mysticism and has been lauded for conveying healing through her music.

She has toured widely, opening for artists including Mazzy Star, Buffy St. Marie, Bert Jansch, Brightblack Morning Light, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, and Joanna Newsom. In 2021, she played at the international music festival, Le Guess Who? in Utrecht, Netherlands, at the invitation of Phil Elverum of The Microphones.

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Poetry reading

A Summer Solstice poetry reading, at 6 p.m. Friday, June 21, will take place outdoors at the labyrinth at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit, at 15420 Vashon Highway. Vashon Poet Laureate Margaret Rancone suggests bringing poems about spirituality, seeking, finding, and loss.

Black Cat Cabaret

An all-star night of dance, song, striptease, and spectacle will take the stage at 6:30 and 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, at Snapdragon’s Black Cat Cabaret.

The line-up for the show — also called the Black Cat Cabaret — includes burlesque, dance, and cabaret names such as Indigo Love, Brasswax, Just Ducky, and Penny Banks, each one a master of their chosen art form. And for those who enjoy the hypnotic art of belly dance, Maya Krah, of Bone Deep Bellydance, will also grace the stage.

“We aim to create a space where artistry and amusement merge, making for an unforgettable night that will stick with the audience long after the curtain falls,” said Sarah Howard, a.k.a. Vixy Post, producer, and emcee of the show.

The show is presented by Post Emporium Productions, a creative troupe based on Vashon.

This event is for ages 21 and older, with an option to purchase VIP tables for a more immersive experience. Visit to purchase.

Lisa Loeb in concert

Lisa Loeb, a Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, radio host, actor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, has two upcoming concerts on Monday, June 24, at Vashon Center for the Arts.

The first concert, at 2 p.m., will be a children’s concert, to be followed by a 7:30 p.m. evening show.

Loeb started her career with the platinum-selling hit song “Stay (I Missed You).” A trailblazing independent artist, she was the first pop musician to have a Number 1 single while not signed to a recording contract. She followed that feat with several hit singles and six albums, two of which were certified gold. Loeb is also well known to parents and kids for her five children’s albums and two illustrated children’s books with music.

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Studio Ghibli Festival

Starting on June 25, Friends of Mukai will once again reprise its popular Mukai Studio Ghibli Festival series, scheduled for every two weeks, on Tuesday evenings, in partnership with Vashon Theatre.

The first film in the series, “Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind,” will be shown at 7 p.m.

The 1984 masterpiece by Hayao Miyasaki is the post-apocalyptic tale of Princess Nausicaa, who struggles to unite warring kingdoms amid the chaos caused by environmental destruction.

Adam Foster, founder of the Mukai Studio Ghibli Festival said the festival got its start with an afterschool anime club for kids ages 12-18, at Mukai Farm & Garden.

“The club used anime as a way to learn about Japanese folklore,” he said. “Studio Ghibli’s founder, Hayao Miyasaki drew much of its material from Japanese folk tales.”

Foster also said that Miyazaki’s films have strong, well-written female leads and strong environmental messages.

“‘Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind’ is a good example, because it’s about a princess trying to convince warring tribes of men that the only way to survive environmental destruction is by learning to live in harmony with nature,” he said.

Other 7 p.m. screenings scheduled in the series are “Castle in the Sky” (July 9); “Spirited Away” (July 23); “My Neighbor Totoro” (Aug. 6); and “Princess Mononoke” (Aug. 20).

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