On December 4, 5 and 6, VAA Center for Dance presents its annual Nutcracker at Vashon High School Theater. This production features more than 50 dancers, showcasing five graduating seniors. New choreography includes the Arabian Princess danced by senior Hannah Van Dusen
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 Youth Chorus under the direction of Marita Ericksen will perform with the Vashon Island Chorale at their Winter Wonderland concerts on Saturday, Dec 5 (7:30pm) and Sunday, Dec. 6 (3pm) at Bethel Church.
The Seattle International Comedy Competition is the REAL “Last Comic Standing.” 26 Days, 22 Shows, 18 Venues from Vancouver to Bellingham. 33 comedians from the U.S., Canada, UK, Europe, Australia, and Africa.
The concert will feature “One Voice” by the Wailin’ Jennys, as well as a new composition based on a poem by Thich Nhat Hanh. The show will continue with Toto’s popular 80’s hit, “Africa”, Sweet Honey in the Rock’s “Ella’s Song” and special trio performances by choir founders, Tom Pruiksma, Shane Jewell and Emily Pruiksma.
On the weekend of November 20 – 22, Vashon Allied Art’s Youth Musical Theater program will be presenting the new musical, The Snow Queen, based on the story by Hans Christian Anderson, at the Vashon United Methodist Church. There will be 3 shows – Friday, Nov. 20 and Saturday, Nov. 21 at 7 PM and Sunday, Nov. 22 at 4 PM. 16 students will perform onstage and Lizzie Staehli (also a student) will design and run lights and the power point slides.
Get ready to twist and shout with Caspar Babypants! Playing Fab Four covers off his brand new album BEATLES BABY! (along with lots of old favorites), ‘90s alt-rock icon Chris Ballew is back for another fun, high-energy performance full of singing, dancing, jumping and fun you don’t want to miss. Come and sing along to fun renditions of “Hey Jude,” “Honey Pie,” “For You Blue” and a whole lot more. Halloween costumes encouraged! Saturday, October 31, 2015, 10:30 am at Vashon Allied Arts
The classical concert Series continues with violinist and educator Dr. Quinton Morris has played Carnegie Hall, and founded The Young Eight, the only professional African-American classical octet in the world. Morris launches his world tour on Vashon, playing the sonatas of the eighteenth century violinist, conductor and first classical composer of African origin. Accompanied by Alastair Edmonstone on piano.
Within an old trunk in the attic lies a treasure trove of games, memories and circus acts. As the trunk’s contents are revealed, five friends are inspired to relive their formative years, and rekindle their love of play.
The Ike Harmon Band plays original Cordilleran Tribal rock’n’roll, blues, folk and ballads. The resulting music is passionate and exhilarating as only masterfully-crafted and powerfully played songs can be.
From deep in the swamps of Vashon, where dreams are born and come to rest, comes an evening of inspired performance featuring some of our Island’s most imaginative entertainers. On October 3, Steffon and Arlette Moody present Swamp Bottom Cabaret—a spin-off of their roving outdoor Swamp Bottom Jamborees, adapted for the Blue Heron stage—featuring local musical groups The S Curves and The Nilbillies.
The Van Redeker Band performs danceable interpretations of songs by pop music’s greatest songwriters, including The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Sam Cooke and JJ Cale, as well as originals by veteran musician Daryl Redeker.
Have you been longing to watch films that are more like short stories than like novels? Are you fascinated by the homemade high quality video production made possible by recent technology developments? The Sixty Second Film Festival is for you.
Poultry in Motion is basically what happens when you take talent, good looks, charm and enthusiasm, throw it all together in one band, then take away the talent, good looks and charm. They started out playing volleyball in vacant lots, alleys and transfer stations for tips. Later they graduated to playing music on empty trash bins in old car lots for pigeon food.
One of the world’s most frequently performed operas, The Elixir of Love is cherished for its whimsical wit and endearing characters, not to mention the many intoxicating duets and “Una furtiva lagrima,” one of the most hauntingly beautiful of all tenor arias. Season Seven of Vashon Opera opens in September
Vashon Island band Fendershine’s members hail from five distinct corners of America, and their respective swampy, poppy, psychedelic, prog-rock and folk-punk influences come together in their own concoction of danceable rock.
Vive la France! On September 18 and 19, be transported to Provence and Paris for two nights of French festivities in support of Vashon Allied Arts. The 2015 Art Auction begins with Friday’s “Picnic in Provence” and continues with Saturday’s “Soirée à Paris”—a Francophile’s dream come true.
An all day music festival featuring prominent young and older established musicians from Vashon and Seattle to raise money for underprivileged kids in the Chautauqau and McMurray music and other arts programs.
Vashon Events and the Vashon Park District have announced the lineup for the annual Summer Concerts in the Park. The extremely popular and free outdoor concert series will begin on Thursday, July 2nd and run through Thursday, September 10th. All concerts start at 7pm and are held in Ober Park on Vashon Island.