What’s Happening Oct. 4 – Oct. 11


Award-winning singer and songwriting legend Judy Collins, now 77, will perform a concert at Vashon Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7. The show is sold out. Sign up for the waiting list at vashoncenterforthearts.org.


Little Creatures, Vashon’s only Talking Heads tribute band, will serve up danceable Talking Heads’ tunes in a no-cover show at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi. Islanders Stephen Buffington and Andy James, who formed the band, will be joined by Dorsey Davis, Rick Vanselow, Alex Drissell and Jon Whalen. Get ready to pogo on the dance floor to everything from the Talking Heads’ MTV classics to more obscure “B-sides” experiments from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Also on Friday, Oct. 5, the island band RiverBend will have a free showcase at Vashon Center for the Arts. Band members Paul Colwell, Peter Larsen, Dick Gordon and Chuck Roehm will bring instrumentation, including guitars, banjos, mandolins, fiddle, harmonica and upright bass to their show.


The first in a monthly series of art history talks by art historian Rebecca Albiani will take place at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Vashon Center for the Arts. Albiani’s first lecture will be about Rembrandt’s largest work, “The Night Watch,” a 1642 group portrait packed with incident and drama. For tickets and more information about the series, visit vashoncenterforthearts.org.


Burlesco Notturno, a spicy evening of song, dance and burlesque for ages 21 and older, will be back at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Open Space for Arts & Community. The night will be hosted by the exquisitely costumed and stilted Mme. X (Janet McAlpin) and her loyal lawyer (David Godsey), with cabaret music from the band The Love Markets. Top-notch burlesque talent will include The Atomic Bombshells, Kitten ’N Lou, Ruby Mimosa and Paris Original and spICE. Tickets range from $30 (advance) to $75 (including food and drink). Find out more and reserve at openspacevashon.com.


Vashon Island Visual Artists will offer a salon and a workshop in the coming days. From 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at Gather Vashon, island artists Stephanie Marotta and Jeff Good will lead “How We Fit In,” a free salon based on the subject of how artists new to the island can integrate into the Vashon artist community.

A new workshop on documenting your artwork will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Vashon Land Trust Building. The workshop, led by professional photographer Michelle Bates, will cover helpful camera and lighting techniques plus information on what curators, jurors and selection committees look for in your documentation. The cost is $45. For more information and to register, visit vivartists.com. Space is limited.


Vashon Artists in Schools is in the midst of developing its 2018/19 school year VAIS roster. Find out more by contacting Kaycie Alanis at Vashon Center for the Arts at 206-408-7800.