“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.” -As You Like it, by William Shakespeare.

 

Island drummer Todd Zimberg will reunite with two of his closest musician friends once again, guitarist Michael Gotz and bass player Keith Lowe, for another epic performance at the Red Bicycle Bistro. The trio has had so much fun playing gigs at the Red Bike that they decided to come back and give the Island another spectacular night of jazz, rock and blues.

“Remember when you were a little kid and you would spin until you had to fall down? Or run to cool off? Or jump from the back of a couch and really really fly?”

Bring the family!  There’s plenty of grass and natural berms to spread out those picnic blankets and enjoy some wonderful music on a warm summer night.  Families can come relax, let the kids play on the playground and enjoy the entertainment at these summer events.

Chautauqua Music Festival is an all-day music festival on Vashon Island that raises money for underprivileged kids in the elementary and middle school music programs. It combines Vashon youth and adult music acts with performers from Seattle, great outdoor food and camping at our local Eagles Aerie 3144

Jeff Kanzler is a Seattle born singer-songwriter. Initially working in Seattle before he moved to Los Angeles, then to a remote part of the Alaskan interior and ultimately to Vashon, his work to date is primarily Americana with traditional instrumentation.

Revolutionary music may seem hard to come by in these days and times. Long gone is the era of artists like Bob Marley, The Clash, Stevie Wonder and Patti Smith getting airplay and bringing their messages to the masses.

Together for years writing and playing original music on Vashon Island and in the Seattle area, The FieldHands are a rock band. Their music blends some of the best traits of rock, alternative country and the Americana vibe present in music from artists like Wilco, Son Volt, Lucinda Williams, Ryan Adams, Iris Dement and others.

Join us in our new location for an exhibition from John Anderson!  A long time islander John Anderson’s large scale photos have been exhibited at the Tacoma Art Museum and top galleries in Seattle.

Since the last Strawberry Festival in 2015, Bill Brown and the Kingbees have been performing all over Puget Sound. Folks love Bill’s crisp harmonica and no holds barred vocals. They are a favorite for private parties for their energy and dynamic tonal vocals.

Dance! Vashon brings Roald Dahl’s “Charlie & the Chocolate Factory” to stage at the Vashon High School Theater this weekend, June 24-26.  The production is the 20th show directed by Vashon Dance Academy Artistic Director and Dance Teacher Cheryl Krown and Co-Director/Teacher Julie Gibson, featuring over 100 Vashon dancers, from ages 3 to adult.

The Echosphere is something of an acoustical wonder. It is a 68’ inflatable sphere with 1000 sf floor space and an echo that hits you before you can enunciate. Inside the sphere, singers and musicians can play in an environment that emulates to others inside the full body experience of creating sound.

With a career spanning five decades, David Bowie is a rock icon and trailblazer, influencing generations of musicians with his experimental sounds and iconoclastic style. Join us as we celebrate his life and career with a fitting tribute concert that will cover some of his all-time greatest hits

Pianist, composer, and teacher Kate Moody will present a series of Connect & Glow Guided Meditations and Music on second Saturdays at 4:00 p.m. at Vashon Intuitive Arts. Each session focuses on a different topic. The topic on June 11th is “Spring Cleaning - I Forgive Me.” August 13th is “Vitality and Growth,” and September 10th is “Connecting With Inner Guidance.”

Shakespeare’s glorious comedy of love and change comes to the National Theatre for the first time in over 30 years, with Rosalie Craig (London Road, Macbeth at MIF) as Rosalind.

Vashon’s own, Cami Lundeen, returns to the island this June for a show with her band. Lundeen will rock the stage with your favorites from her debut album as well as new songs she’s written since leaving the island.

Classically trained in ballet, tap and modern, more than 200 dancers studying at the VCA Center for Dance present a robust, beautiful evening of dance in the inaugural season at the Katherine L White Hall.

“Remembrances of Childhood”
I create worlds; safe and tranquil places where Beings can come and rest for awhile. My ideas can manifest as paintings, sculptures, or stories. The medium or style is not as important to me as the experience that my pieces evoke.

Wailing guitar, swirling organ, thunder Bass, throbbing drums and the urge to make you dance are what we bring to the party. The group has made appearances in the last three Strawberry Festival lineups, two years at the “Cat Butt” festival, several dates at the “Red Bike” and a truly unique mid-summer party for Tony’s Going Away (that never happened, he’s still here).

From the opening shot of Krisha, this month’s First Friday Art Film offering from the Vashon Film Society, the viewer gets the feeling of being dragged by a locomotive that’s about to go off the tracks.

Comprised of about 20 Islanders ranging from professional musicians to amateurs, the community musical group is celebrating its 41st anniversary this year. Charter member Lou Engels still plays in the band.

The Vashon Beethoven Quartet Project continues on April 17th with the Quartet op.18 no.5 in A major. The Girsky Quartet performs this fifth of the early Beethoven quartets along with the charming Mozart Bb quartet K. 589. Join Artur Girsky, Natasha Bazhanov, Joseph Gottesman and Rowena Hammill as they continue this highly popular series.

The Salish Sea Early Music Festival offers a rare opportunity to hear the complete Musical Offering and other chamber music by Johann Sebastian Bach on period instruments with German harpsichordist Hans-Jürgen Schnoor, baroque violinist Ingrid Matthews and baroque flutist Jeffrey Cohan in Bach’s Musical Offering on Monday, April 18 at 7:00 PM at Bethel Church at 148th Ave SW & 119th Street (14736 SW Bethel Lane) on Vashon Island.

Open Space and Drama Dock are delighted to partner to produce this acclaimed contemporary play with a very special Vashon connection.
Becky’s New Car was commissioned in 2008 as a birthday gift from former islander Charles Staadecker to his wife Benita. Written by Steven Dietz and premiered at ACT Theatre, Becky’s New Car has grown into an extraordinarily successful phenomenon with dozens of productions worldwide.Open Space and Drama Dock are delighted to partner to produce this acclaimed contemporary play with a very special Vashon connection.