Arts

Dancing shoes a must for reggae show at Bike

Clinton Fearon and The Boogie Brown Band will return to Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi at 9:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 23 for what organizers promise will be a rousing and free-wheeling night of reggae music.

  • Aug 19, 2008

New conductor brings baton to Vashon Island Chorale

The Vashon Island Chorale has named choral conductor Gary D. Cannon as its new artistic director. Cannon served as guest conductor in the fall of 2007, giving members of the chorale and the community a chance to get to know him.

  • Aug 19, 2008
The Yarkins began selling produce regularly at the Farmers Market last year.

Sun Island Farm in Dockton bursts with the earth’s bounty

People swear that Maury Island has a different climate than Vashon, and a visit to Celina and Joe Yarkin’s sunny acreage offers edible proof in early August.

  • Aug 13, 2008
The Yarkins began selling produce regularly at the Farmers Market last year.
Moria Robinson on a butterfly hunt.

‘Vashon’s Butterfly Lady’ leads insect safari

Please promise us, August, a run of sunny days — days with heat soaking into dry meadows and butterflies browsing the shrubs and flowers despite the notoriously temperate, moist climate of Puget Sound.

  • Aug 13, 2008
Moria Robinson on a butterfly hunt.
The Virginia V decks are often packed with people during the vessel’s around-the-Islands cruise.

Circumnavigate Vashon on the ‘Virginia V’

Islanders will have an opportunity to see a maritime treasure when the steamer “Virginia V” visits Vashon and Maury’s waters on Sunday, Aug. 17.

  • Aug 13, 2008
The Virginia V decks are often packed with people during the vessel’s around-the-Islands cruise.
Pictured are some of the 70 musicians of Vashon Celtic Players.

The weekend’s packed with tunes at Luna

Café Luna will host a slew of free musical events this weekend, beginning with a concert by 5:01, “the best country rock on this Rock,” organizers said.

  • Aug 13, 2008
Pictured are some of the 70 musicians of Vashon Celtic Players.
Balkan Cabaret’s music is all acoustic and features

Corbin Beach to close out Vashon’s world music, folk dance party series

At 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18, Corbin Beach will host the last of this summer’s World Music concert and folk dance parties sponsored by Vashon Park District and Vashon Folkdancers.

  • Aug 12, 2008
Balkan Cabaret’s music is all acoustic and features

The Vashon Maury Island Heritage Association still has

The Vashon Maury Island Heritage Association still has a few tickets available for a cruise around the Island on Sunday, Aug. 17, aboard the Virginia V. Boarding will begin at 12:30 p.m. at the north-end passenger ferry dock. It will cruise south around Point Robinson, into Quartermaster Harbor and north along Colvos Passage past Camp Sealth and other historic sites, returning to the dock around 5:30 p.m.

  • Aug 12, 2008
Martin Nyberg

A summer ceili on the Village Green

The Vashon Celtic Dance Society and the Vashon Park District are hosting a free summer Irish Ceili Dance on the grass of the Village Green from 6 p.m. to dark Saturday, Aug. 16. The dance will will feature live music by the Vashon Ceili Band (Martin Nyberg, Marilyn Kleyn and Steve Austin).

  • Aug 12, 2008
Martin Nyberg
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Quintet will jazz up Ober Park

Island Jazz Quintet will play its brand of smooth, cool jazz at Ober Park, from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, as part of the free Concerts in the Park series. The quintet’s full cabaret sound has been heard in venues throughout the region and internationally for a decade.

  • Aug 12, 2008
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Have a slice of Trombone Cake at the Bike

Seattle band Trombone Cake will glide across the Sound to Vashon on Saturday to perform at the Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi.

  • Aug 12, 2008

Vashon Beachcomber Arts Briefs | August 6

Hear the urban soul of Seattle group the Darrius Willrich Project at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, at Ober Park. Seattle keyboardist Darrius Willrich will be joined by Donyea Goodman on drums and vocals, Gerald Turner on bass and Thaddeus Turner on guitar.

  • Aug 6, 2008
Herky Cutler loves to involve his audience in his concerts.

Canadian country comes to Café Luna

Canadian folk-blues-country rocker Herky Cutler will bring his genre of guitar playing to Café Luna at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8. Those who attend should prepare to play a percussion instrument Cutler will provide.

  • Aug 6, 2008
Herky Cutler loves to involve his audience in his concerts.
The Chain Gang

Send-off held for Backbone’s ‘Procession’

t Acclaimed, one-woman show ‘The Boycott’ will be part of the festivities.

  • Aug 6, 2008
The Chain Gang
Sue Nattrass left for Beijing last week.

Islander shooting for Olympic medal in Beijing

Vashon resident, Canadian national and professional trapshooter Sue Nattrass, nominated early this July to Canada’s four-person Olympic shooting team, is aiming this August for the one target she has yet to hit in her illustrious 39-year career: an Olympic medal.

  • Aug 5, 2008
Sue Nattrass left for Beijing last week.
The Fur Ball
The Fur Ball
Cambalache has performed on Vashon before.

Salsa dance in the park

The second free concert of Vashon Park District’s summer World Music and Dance Series will take place at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11, at Ober Park.

  • Aug 5, 2008
Cambalache has performed on Vashon before.
Cassandra Robertson weaves social awareness into her folksy

Luna hosts acoustic folk

Cassandra Robertson, a Corvallis, Ore., singer and songwriter who plays “acoustic conscious folk,” will play a free concert from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9 in Café Luna.

  • Aug 5, 2008
Cassandra Robertson weaves social awareness into her folksy
A scene from Islewilde’s 2006 pageant at Agren Park.

Islewilde returns to Vashon Celebratory festival is homegrown and colorful

Islewilde, Vashon’s homegrown, collaborative, build-it-yourself arts celebration, will unfold at Farmstad on the north end of the Island on Aug. 15 to 17, after nine days of workshops where participants will build puppets, make costumes and design events for the festival.

  • Aug 5, 2008
A scene from Islewilde’s 2006 pageant at Agren Park.
Trolls Cottage performs at Earthfair.

Trolls Cottage returns to the Rock

Trolls Cottage, the band that loves the Island as much as the Island loves them, is coming back to perform at the Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9.

  • Aug 5, 2008
Trolls Cottage performs at Earthfair.