Vashon cloud soars
A photograph by island photographer and painter, Richard Rogers, was selected by the Cloud Appreciation Society as Cloud of the Day and emailed to the group’s 50,000-plus members worldwide last week. The photograph, capturing a cloud that looked like a soaring dove, has been part of an exhibit of Roger’s paintings and photographs for the past month at Puget Sound Cooperative Credit Union. According to Rogers, the cloud was spotted by him after a heartfelt end-of-life conversation with a friend, who died a few days later.
A night of Flamenco
Seattle-based Flamenco dancer Savannah Fuentes will present her latest show, “Como el Aire,” at 8 p.m. Friday, March 6, at Vashon Havurah, 14401 Westside Hwy. S.W. Fuentes, whose dancing has been called “real Flamenco, straight and stunning,” by Seattle critic Regina Hackett, will be joined by two acclaimed Spanish collaborators: singer and percussionist Diego Amador, Jr. and internationally recognized Flamenco guitarist, Carlo de Jacoba. Buy tickets at brownpapertickets.com.
Klezmer and more for Purim
The raucous Jewish holiday of Purim will be celebrated from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at Havurat Ee Shalom, 14401 Westside Hwy. S.W. Expect masks and costumes at the festivities, which will include traditional Yiddish music by Klezmer Local No. 206, a band whose members have played together in various combinations for more than 35 years. Mustafa’s Syrian Kitchen food truck will provide eats and there will be games for all ages. The price of the event is $12 in advance and at the door, $15 for non-Havurah members and $12 for members and seniors, with children admitted free. Buy tickets at eventbrite.com.
POSTPONED: “Come Together” features island artists for showcase fundraiser
Update: This show will be postponed until further notice based on the Public Health – Seattle & King County guidelines around the novel coronavirus.
Enjoy island musicians and bands as they perform a showcase of songs by The Beatles at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 13, at Open Space for Arts & Community. Organizers Pete Welch and Allison Shirk will bring homegrown talent to the stage to pay tribute to the Fab Four and support Vashon Events. A bar stocked with offerings from Camp Colvos Brewing and Palouse Winery, as well as non-alcoholic beverages and snacks, will be open throughout the evening. Cuisine from the Syrian Grill will also be available. Reserved Table Seating is $25 advance, $35 at the door (if available). General Admission is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Get your tickets online at vashonevents.org/support-us/beatles2020.
Climate change talk on March 15
Heidi Roop, lead scientist for Science Communication at the University of Washington Climate Impacts Group, will share her expertise on climate change in the Pacific Northwest with islanders at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 15, at VCA. During her talk, she will explore the range of observed and projected climate impacts in the region, discuss the factors that hinder and motivate changes in political will and social acceptance of climate change, and suggest ways people can work together to prepare communities for a warming world.
Tickets range in price from $5 to $10.
Original Works on March 20, 21 and 22
A mix of dances created by both student and professional choreographers at Vashon Center for Dance will be on view in the seventh annual production of “Original Works,” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 20 and 21, and 1 p.m. Sunday, March 22. Tickets range from $12 to $18.