Polecat, a band that plays high-energy folk music, is up next in Vashon Park District’s free Summer Concerts in the Parks series. They will play at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, at Ober Park (Jonathan Gipaya Photo).

Polecat, a band that plays high-energy folk music, is up next in Vashon Park District’s free Summer Concerts in the Parks series. They will play at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, at Ober Park (Jonathan Gipaya Photo).

What’s Happening Aug. 22 – 29

Concerts in the Park, classic flicks on the big screen, and lots of music to round out the summer.

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Polecat in the park

Vashon Park District’s free Summer Concerts in the Park series continues at 7 p.m. tonight, Aug. 22, at Ober Park, with Polecat. The high-energy folk act was formed in Bellingham in 2010, blending the sounds of bluegrass, country, Celtic, rock and world music into their sound. The band’s instrumentation includes guitars, drums, a fiddle and an upright bass. The concert series, curated by Vashon Events, will end on Thursday, Aug. 29, with The Paperboys, a band that plays Celtic bluegrass.

Dance at the Summer Arts Fest

The last days of Vashon Summer Arts Fest will include a dance showcase by island dancers and choreographers, including Arlette Moody, Duncan Barlow, Emma Rose DeSantis, Talia Roybal, Tiffany Adams, Vanessa Wiley and Vadne White, at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at Vashon Center for the Arts. Admission is $5 at the door. Vashon Summer Arts Fest — a free two-month summer festival including visual art by more than 100 islanders in 40 individual and collaborative exhibits — will end officially on Aug. 25 at Vashon Center for the Arts.

Classic movies on the big screen

Vashon Theatre will soon boast a limited run of a newly restored version of “Apocalypse Now,” scheduled for screenings at 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, and 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, at the movie theater. The theater will also screen “Jaws” as the final film in its popular “Summer Nights” family series at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, and 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30. Tickets for “Jaws” are free for kids ages 12 and younger, and $8 for adults. For more information, visit vashontheatre.com.

Moody Little Sister on the way

The Truth or Consequences, New Mexico duo, Moody Little Sister, will bring what they call “Southwestern Americana soul” to an upcoming performance at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, to Vashon Center for the Arts. Duo members Naomi Sparrow and Rob Stroup’s show is a celebration of Moody Little Sister’s new CD, “Great Big Mama Sunshine.” Special guests Skybound Blue and Ara Lee James will open the show. Tickets, ranging from $15 to $22, are on sale now at vashoncenterforthearts.org. The show is co-presented by islander Debra Heesch.

The Posies come to town

The Posies, a renowned and well-traveled Seattle band formed in the late 1980s, is playing a full band show at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 3, at Snapdragon’s Black Cat Cabaret. The group will perform their best-known songs as well as present the Vashon debut of new music created in recording sessions this summer. Islander Debra Heesch is presenting the show as part of her ongoing exhibition of rock-and-roll documentary photography by Monica Gripman, in Snapdragon’s Hastings-Cone Gallery. Tickets for the all-ages show are $30 and can be purchased in advance at brownpapertickets.org and Vashon Bookshop.

Join the Chorale

Singers can register for Vashon Island Chorale’s fall session, which begins Tuesday, Sept. 3, and culminates in concerts scheduled for Dec. 7 and 8. Rehearsals are held from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays at the Presbyterian church. This year’s concert music will be a varied program of traditional carol tunes. All singers, age 16 and older, are welcome without audition. Registration sessions will take place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, in the Windermere Real Estate conference room, and from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 31, in the meeting room at the Vashon Library. Singers can also register at the first rehearsal on Sept. 3 by arriving before rehearsal begins. Chorale dues are $65, with music costs of $39, but full and partial scholarships are available — contact treasurer Karen Baer, at vashonbaer@gmail.com, for information. Email info@vashonislandchorale.org with questions.

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