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.

The music of Home Sweet Home is the gorgeous blend of ethereal vocal reflections of love and loss set against a musical backdrop of bayou groove meets classic rock and soul. Home Sweet Home consistently packs the house at their shows for a reason.

Formed from deep within the Westsound Union, Rippin’ Chicken plays a greasy brand of funky, bugaloo and soul jazz, executed with creative ease by three funky brothers from different mothers who LOVE to play together.

The Vashon Island ShakesKIDS! present KING LEAR at First Friday Art Walk at Spoke Gallery along with artwork inspired by King Lear and generated by the company.

Vashon Film Society presents Academy Award nominated “Anomalisa,” a quirky animated tale from the fertile imagination of writer-director Charlie Kaufman, on Friday, April 1 at 9:30 pm at the Vashon Theatre.

Music Fans know Chris Webster and Nina Gerber as two of the most skilled and artful musical talents out there today.  Webster’s voice is uniquely compelling while Gerber’s guitar playing is beautiful and powerful.  Playing mostly originals, some tasteful covers, soulful ballads, jazzy tunes, and sweet folk, their shows are known to please just about everyone.

Makana’s concerts at Open Space have been extraordinary - huge audiences brimming with excitement, who were brought to both tears and standing ovations by the amazing talent and giant heart of this virtuoso, world-class performer.

Come celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day and our beautiful friend Karla Hill at The Red Bike! Enjoy music, food and AWESOME friends as we dance, celebrate and remember…

Birch Pereira and the Gin Joints is a project that dips into the music from the golden era of jazz, country and rock n’ roll from the 30s through the early 60s. With upright bassist Birch Pereira and his classic crooner inspired vocals at the center

The Hardware Store Restaurant decided to start having a regular live music night a couple of years back and it has turned out to be a lot of fun and a great venue to hear some really talented people perform.  

The Vashon Land Trust will present a free showing of the movie “Return of the River” the story of the Elwha River dam removal and habitat restoration near Port Angeles, Washington. The movie will play at the Vashon Theater on March 22nd from 5:30 – 8:00 PM

One hundred years after the birth of French cabaret singer Edith Piaf, local artist and musician Azula Phillips is paying her tribute on Vashon. Phillips says she first discovered Piaf while studying and performing in France in 1992, and in a subsequent visit years later she happened into a gathering on the anniversary of the singer’s death.

VAA Center for Dance “Original Works” returns this March. Previously part of the VAA Center for Dance Spring Recital, Original Works stands as its own production for the third year in a row.

Cherrywood Station is Gus and Camille Reeves. The duo met in Portland, OR, and, after singing gospel tunes together acapella the first night they met, they never stopped collaborating.

Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons formed their blues duo in 2012 after performing together for two years with Renegade Stringband. The music Hunter and Seamons play is truly American––inspired by early 20th century American folk and African music.

Acclaimed actor/storyteller Stephen Tobolowsky will narrate stories from his popular podcast, The Tobolowsky Files, at the Vashon Theatre on Sunday, March 6, at 7 p.m. as a fundraiser for the Vashon senior class and the Vashon Scholarship Foundation.  His last performance on Vashon in 2011--also a fundraiser for the schools--filled the house.

On Saturday, March 5th at 7:00pm, a talented group of Island artists will perform Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater at St. John Vianney Church on Vashon. 

Islanders Daryl Redeker and Sam and Sara Van Fleet, known as Van Redeker, think hard about how to put energy into a crowd. Redeker, who teaches guitar, speaks fondly of the band’s beginnings. “It was spooky how easy it was to talk without worrying what to say,” says the lead guitarist.

From roving giant puppets to puppet and comedy shows, Vashon Island’s Zambini Brothers are a versatile and always entertaining troupe of puppeteers and artists. The puppets are handmade from papier-mâché and unusual materials, making every character unique, beautiful and engaging.

Maggie Laird and her band perform an all-original set at the Red Bike, including the songs from her new CD release, One More Manhattan. Recorded last June in Nashville, this set was first performed to a standing-room-only crowd at Maggie’s album release party at the Skylark Café in Seattle.

In February the gallery features two artists who use light, shape and color to express movement and emotions. The exhibit showcases paintings by Allison Crain Trundle and stone sculptures by Jon Schmidt.