Some of Vashon’s most well-known actors, dancers and musicians will come together at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Blue Heron, to stage a benefit performance for two Islanders, Geoff Johns and Marynell Matt.
Vashon’s “Sharing the Stage” series will launch its fourth season at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, with a concert by Zac Anthony and Kate Goldby of the Australian pop band The Wellingtons. The show will take place at Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi.
Last week, while returning to the office after a meeting with members of the local fashion design collective The Vashonistas, I had to slow down and wait for a peacock, of all things, to cross the road.
Best-selling author and textile artist Kaffe Fassett is returning to the Island next week to teach workshops and lecture about his ground-breaking work and passionate theories about color and design.
This Friday the Gallery Cruise will once again bring a diverse mix of art into Vashon’s studios and businesses — painting, sculpture, photography and more by all ages, from budding students to masterful creators. Most galleries open at 6 p.m.
Roughly 400 Islanders came out dressed to the nines last weekend for “Bond with the Arts” — a James Bond-themed, two night auction to benefit Vashon Allied Arts. The gala netted approximately $120,000.
What’s being billed as “A Magical Night of Improvisation, Music and Movement” will take place at Hanna Barn Studio at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26. The studio is located at 7712 S.W. Point Robinson Rd. The evening will feature a set of Indonesian music by renowned Island composers and musicians Jessika Kenney and Eyvind Kang, a performance by the Island duo Lelavision and a dance piece called “Spell” by Karen Nelson. The performance is a benefit for KTO Sari Alam, an organization in West Java, Indonesia, that promotes traditional herbal medicine and sustainable farming and living practices. The suggested donation for the show is $10 to $20.
Publish the Quest, a band with deep Vashon roots that has made a name for itself worldwide as both a musical and philanthropic force, is coming home to Vashon this weekend after several whirlwind trips around the world.
The chills and thrills of dating, love, marriage and all that comes after will get the musical theater treatment when Drama Dock presents the off-Broadway hit, “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” this weekend at Vashon High School.
Community Cinema begins its second season on Vashon next week with a 45-minute premier that follows actress Olivia Wilde to Kenya, where she explores issues of women’s economic empowerment. Called “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide,” the film is a preview of a four-hour mini-series that will air on PBS Oct. 1 and 2.