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.

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