Arts Briefs | Nov. 10 issue

Audubon Party, Travel to Venice, Night of song with Kevin Joyce, and more.

‘Buddy- The Buddy Holly Story’ bows

Drama Dock will present “Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story,” an acclaimed musical that won multiple top theater awards, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10-12, and 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12.

The show features more than 20 of Holly’s greatest hits, including “Peggy Sue,” “That’ll Be the Day,” “Everyday” and “Raining in My Heart.”

The 5th Avenue Theatre star, Billy Joe Huels, will reprise his role as Buddy Holly, backed by a band of musician-actors, including Vashon’s Gavin Kovite, Matt Wilson, Kelly Van Camp, Nancy Lee Spears and Dianne Kutzke. Carrie Perna will co-star as Holly’s love interest and wife, Maria-Elena, and Franco Weaver will make his Vashon debut as Ritchie Valens.

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Audubon Party

This Friday, Vashon Audubon will host a preview party of a short video featuring outstanding photos of Island birds, complemented with bird songs. More than 30 local photographers contributed.

Drop by Friday, Nov. 11 at the Vashon Heritage Museum, which is partnering with Audubon on the new video. The Museum opens at 1 p.m.; between 3 and 5 p.m., Audubon invites the public to enjoy refreshments and chat with the photographers.

The event also unveils the 2023 Vashon Audubon calendar, sold for $15 to support the organization’s activities.

Open Mic at Community Pub

Vashon Brewing Community Pub will present an open mic from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at the pub.

Join in the fun to listen, sing, play an instrument, or tell a story.

Travel to Venice

“Venice: Infinitely Avant-Garde,” will screen at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, at Vashon Theatre.

A tour of the magical city, Venice: Infinitely Avant Garde showcases masterpieces by Tiepolo, Canaletto and Rosalba Carriera, and recounts the intellectuals who fell in love with Venice: from Canova to Goethe, Lord Byron to Walter Scott, down to the great Hollywood stars drawn to its yearly film festival. Get tickets at

Night of song with Kevin Joyce

Rescheduled after a case of COVID canceled its May date, Kevin Joyce will present an evening with a theme of “Music and Healing” – the ways songs have the power to explore the complex, the tragic and the hilarious in ways no other medium can.

The show, set for 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, at Vashon Center for the Arts and via live stream, will feature new tunes from the pandemic, others Joyce has never sung publicly, and songs from the campfire that make fun of everything and everyone.

Joyce moved to the island, with others in Vashon’s famed UMO Ensemble, in 1989, and in 2003 he co-founded EnJoy Productions with partner Martha Enson.

Together they have produced and performed music, comedy, theater, circus and spectacle for more than 500 events throughout the U.S. and abroad.

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