What’s Happening July 25 – Aug. 1

Sitar, Sandra Dee, aerialists at Open Space, Summer Concerts in the Park, and more.

  • Wednesday, July 24, 2019 2:52pm
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Ian Moore and his band will kick off Vashon Park District’s Summer Concerts in the Parks at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1 (Pete Welch Photo).

Ian Moore and his band will kick off Vashon Park District’s Summer Concerts in the Parks at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1 (Pete Welch Photo).

Acapella group performs medieval music

The acapella vocal ensemble Les Chanterelles, directed by Emi Ostrom, will perform its 10th and final performance at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 25, at Burton Community Church. This family-friendly program will include a mix of medieval chants, dances, madrigals and motets. Tickets, $20 general, $18 seniors and free to those ages 18 and younger, are on sale at Vashon Bookshop.

Tabla and sitar at Spoke

Deobrat and Prashant Mishra will perform Indian classical music at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 25, at Spoke Vashon. The concert is a benefit for Benares Academy and Charitable of Yoga Programs. For more information visit deobratmishratour.com. Tickets, on sale at brightstarevents.net, are $23 in advance and $28 at the door.

Family movie night with ‘Gidget’

“Gidget,” the 1959 Sandra Dee movie, is next up in Vashon Theatre’s Summer Nights Series of family-friendly film. Showtimes are 4 p.m. Friday, July 26 and 6 p.m. Saturday, July 27. Tickets are free for kids ages 12 and younger and $8 for everyone else. For more information about the screenings and everything else going on at Vashon’s historic movie house, visit vashontheatre.com.

Concerts in the Park on the way

Austin Texas-born, Vashon-based rocker Ian Moore and his band will kick off Vashon Park District’s annual free Summer Concerts in the Park series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at Ober Park. Moore’s musical story is well known both to his island friends and fans worldwide. His debut record propelled him to national tours with the Rolling Stones, ZZ Top and Bob Dylan. Moore has deviated from his initial blues-oriented guitar sound on subsequent records, touching on pop songs to psychedelia, to British pub rock and deep Americana. Moore’s latest album, “Toronto,” combines his guitar prowess with radio-friendly singles. Concerts in the Park, curated by Vashon Events, will continue through August, on Thursday nights in Ober Park. After Moore’s show, concerts will be by Clinton Fearon (Aug. 8), Portage Fill (Aug. 15), Polecat (Aug. 22) and The Paperboys (Aug. 29).

Open Air is on the way

Aerialists will soar above a lush meadow at “Open Air,” an annual afternoon of drama and delight at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at Open Space for Arts & Community. The afternoon will include choreographed spectacles from touring artists, local aerialists and students from the UMO School of Physical Arts. “Open Air” has a suggested donation of $12, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket or folded seating that stays low to the ground. Find out more about Open Air at openspacevashon.com.

Mark Salman and sons play arts center

Celebrated Seattle pianist Mark Salman and his two sons, pianist Benjamin Salman and cellist Jonathan Salman, will perform the works of Beethoven, Schubert, Liszt and other major classical composers at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at Vashon Center for the Arts. Mark Salman is renowned for his recording of Schubert’s sonatas and Chopin’s mazurkas. Hailed as a “heroic virtuoso” and “a dazzling performer,” the Juilliard School graduate is a Connecticut native who began his studies at age 8 and made his recital debut at age 11. He also studied chamber music and composition for two years at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His older son, Benjamin, recently graduated from Stanford University. Mark’s younger son, Jonathan, currently studies performance at the New England Conservatory. Advance tickets range from $16 to $20; all tickets at the door are $20. Visit vashoncenterforthearts.org for more information.

Audition for a show

Auditions for Drama Dock’s next play, “She Kills Monsters” by Qui Nguyen, will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, July 25 and 26, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at Vashon Library. Chris Boscia, the play’s director, said he is seeking actors to play warriors, ogres, vampires, cheerleaders and more. Characters range in age from teenagers to late-20s. Performers of color, LGBTQ and people with disabilities are highly encouraged to audition. Contact dramadockauditions@gmail.com for an audition time slot and more information. Copies of the play are available at Vashon Library. Performances at the play will take place Nov. 14 to 24 at Open Space.

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