Island indie favorite Kate Atwell is part of a lineup of island musicians set to perform in “Welcome Home” concerts on June 26, at Open Space (Courtesy Photo).

Island indie favorite Kate Atwell is part of a lineup of island musicians set to perform in “Welcome Home” concerts on June 26, at Open Space (Courtesy Photo).

What’s Happening June 17 – 24

See movies under the stars and in the theater, welcome back live music, and more.

  • Thursday, June 17, 2021 10:24pm
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See movies under the stars and in the theater

Travel back in time to see young Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Tom Cruise and Harrison Ford strut their stuff in classic movie blockbusters at the Night Light Drive-in — a spot for cinema on the big screen, under the stars, on the Great Lawn of Open Space for Arts & Community. Upcoming movies include “Raiders of the Lost Ark” on Thursday, June 17 and Saturday, June 19; “Top Gun” on Thursday, June 21 and Saturday, June 26; and “Sleepless in Seattle” on Friday, June 25 and Sunday, June 27.

To purchase tickets and concessions for the show, visit, and while you’re on the website, check out the new releases playing and coming soon at the re-opened historic movie house in town on Vashon. These include “Cruella” and “Black Widow.”

Welcome back musicians at ‘Welcome Home’

On June 26, Vashon Events and Open Space for Arts & Community will present two outdoor acoustic concerts featuring a slew of Vashon musicians, many of them back on stage for the first time in 15 months.

The concerts, taking place in the meadow of Open Space, will have plenty of room for music lovers to spread out and enjoy the music.

The first concert, taking place from 12 to 2 p.m., will include such island legends as John Browne, Kate Atwell, Gregg Curry, Steve Itterly and Lonesome Mike Nichols, and Chris Anderson and Steve Amsden. The second concert, from 4 to 6 p.m., will include Phil Roayl, Gus Reeves, Madeleine Wolczko, Tim Couldn’t Make It, and Danny Newcomb.

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Get involved with Drama Dock

Drama Dock, Vashon’s 45-year-old community theater company, invites islanders to attend an outdoor volunteer gathering from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, at Heron Meadow, just east of Vashon Center for the Arts.

Newcomers to Vashon, theater veterans who are ready to re-engage, and longtime islanders looking for something new to do (either on stage or backstage) are all welcome. At the gathering, there will be door prizes, tickets to future shows, and lots of information on the theater group’s upcoming plans. For more information, contact President Gaye Detzer at

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