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Joseph Keckler

Kay White Hall 19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

Joseph Keckler is a singer, writer and multimedia creator who performs both absurdist operatic monologues and eerie, emotive ballads, often zeroing in on moments of daily life and spinning them as underworld voyages. His performances have been presented by the NPR Tiny Desk concert series, Lincoln Center, Centre Pompidou, and on multiple occasions by Fusebox. […]

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Vashon Island Chorale

Kay White Hall 19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

This Christmas, the Vashon Island Chorale celebrates the 150th birthday of the English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams. His "Fantasia on Christmas Carols" has been a favorite for over a century, and his less-well-known "Benedicite" provides suitable panache. Amid shorter, seasonally appropriate Vaughan Williams works, we'll also present music by his two dear friends, Gustav Holst […]

James Hyde – Underwater Oddities

Kay White Hall 19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

Dive into Vashon's underwater world without having to hold your breath! Underwater photographer James Hyde will share and discuss a selection of his favorite subaquatic stills and videos.   Bianca Perla, Director of Vashon Nature Center says, "This talk is a unique chance to peek below the surface of the water surrounding Vashon and to […]

Patterson Hood

Kay White Hall 19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

Debra Heesch and VCA are thrilled to welcome Patterson Hood back to Kay White Hall. Patterson Hood is a prolific writer and performer whose character-driven stories are packed with political subtext. He is best known as front-man, singer, songwriter and guitar player for the critically acclaimed rock and roll band Drive-By Truckers, but is also […]

Art History Talk with Rebecca Albiani – Hendrick Avercamp and the Dutch Winter Landscape

Kay White Hall 19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

A pioneer of the new genre of landscape, Avercamp (1585-1634) specialized in busy winter scenes packed with activity, both professional and recreational. Avercamp, who was known as deaf-mute, was an acute observer of his fellow Netherlanders. Introductions In past years Rebecca’s talks have deepened our understanding of famous artists such as Picasso and Rembrandt. This […]

MarchFourth into 2023!

Kay White Hall 19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

Vashon Center for the Arts is excited to announce a New Years Eve extravaganza featuring MarchFourth! This larger-than-life group of musicians and acrobats are a joy-inducing colorful explosion of brassy funk, rock, and jazz that is all about the g  r  o  o  v  e. The Party Starts at 8:30pm The Beautiful VCA atrium will […]

Vashon Repertory Theater: Simply Sondheim

Kay White Hall 19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

An Evening of Musical Delight! There’s nothing simple about Stephen Sondheim’s plays and that’s their appeal. Part of Sondheim’s genius was in his heart-stopping skill at capturing the highest and lowest moments in human experience and setting them to music. Hosted by Voice of Vashon standouts Jeff Hoyt and Jeannie Dougherty, Sweeney Todd cast members […]

Jovino Santos Neto Trio

Kay White Hall 19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

with Alex Dyring, bass and Mark Ivester, drums  A master pianist, composer, arranger, flutist, and player of a multitude of other instruments including the melodica and the accordion, Jovino Santos Neto is one of the top Brazilian musicians working today. Currently based in Seattle, Washington, he has throughout his career been closely affiliated with the Brazilian […]

Jovino Santos Neto- The Harmonic Forest & Musical Structures Heard as Trees

Kay White Hall 19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

Brazilian pianist and composer Jovino Santos Neto will talk about his experience as a biologist and a musician, connecting musical concepts of harmony, melody and rhythm with the basic structure of living beings, using trees as specific examples. Music is invisible, but the relationships between notes and rhythms follow the same basic patterns that shape […]

Art History Talk with Rebecca Albiani – Tina Modotti in Mexico

Kay White Hall 19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

Tina Modotti (1896-1942) traveled to Mexico as Edward Weston’s apprentice but developed her own photographic vision. Combining strikingly modernist technique with subjects drawn from traditional Mexican life, Modotti’s photography had an important impact on Mexican art. Introductions In past years Rebecca’s talks have deepened our understanding of famous artists such as Picasso and Rembrandt. This […]

Whim W’Him | Winter ’23

Kay White Hall 19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

FEATURING NEW CREATIONS BY Mike Esperanza, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa & Olivier Wevers WINTER ‘23 is sure to thrill audiences with a new voice and much-anticipated returns. As always, Whim W’Him commits to the best in new creations of contemporary dance with this program. Audiences will enjoy the Seattle premiere of multi-disciplinary artist Mike Esperanza. An acclaimed […]

Portage-Fill Harmonic

Kay White Hall 19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

Celebrating our 50th year as an ensemble, Vashon’s Portage Fill Big Band brings the Big Band Era to life, playing jazz standards and dance tunes from the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s, with an entertaining mix of modern big band arrangements added for variety. Come and enjoy the big band sounds of Vashon Island’s home-grown garage […]

Dr. Betty Peralta – How Neuroscience is Catching up to Indigenous Values

Kay White Hall 19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

We are stressed because we're WEIRD (Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich and Democratic). And we have inherited and are passing that stress to the next generation.   Learn how indigenous cultures handle life in ways that we can adapt to meet our modern needs. Betty Peralta will introduce you to a neuroscientific way of seeing stress and […]

Art History Talk with Rebecca Albiani – Kerry James Marshall

Kay White Hall 19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

Kerry James Marshall (born 1955), one of the finest painters working anywhere, turns the sites of Black American experience – the barber shop, the diner, the projects – into settings for figure paintings that combine art historical savvy with the urgency of breaking news. Wednesday, February 15 at 11:30am $20 General Admission $18 VCA Members […]

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VRT Presents: Sweeney Todd

19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

Vashon Repertory Theatre’s production of Stephen Sondheim’s musical version of an old English terror tale will showcase some of the Island’s best singing voices with Stephanie Murray in the late Angela Lansbury’s famed role as Mrs. Lovett, Miles Wingett as Perelli, Max Lopuszynski as Beadle, Arlette Moody as Lucy, and Brad Thomas as the demon […]

Dr. Nancy K. Bristow – Black Power, Law and Order, and the 1970 Shootings at Jackson State College

Kay White Hall 19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

Early in the morning of May 15, 1970, members of the Jackson, Mississippi police and the Mississippi Highway and Safety Patrol—all white—opened fire on unarmed students at the historically-Black Jackson State College.  Two young people were killed and at least twelve wounded.  Though the shooting took place just a little over a week after the […]

Vashon Maury Chamber Orchestra

Kay White Hall 19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

Vashon Maury Chamber Orchestra returns to Kay White Hall for a matinée performance featuring island musicians and student soloists--as well as guest performers--in a program that will both surprise and delight audiences of all ages. The orchestra will be led by director, Danielle McCutcheon. A long-time soloist and guest performer with VMCO, Danielle takes the […]

LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO

Kay White Hall 19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

Ladysmith Black Mambazo was assembled in the early 1960s in South Africa by Joseph Shabalala, then a young farmboy turned factory worker. The group took the name Ladysmith Black Mambazo: Ladysmith, the name of Joseph’s hometown, about three hours west of Durban and 3 hours east of Johannesburg; Black being a reference to the oxen, the […]

Judy R. Twedt – Requiem for the Holocene: Listening to 800,000 Years of Earth’s History

Kay White Hall 19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

Everyday now we experience or can read about symptoms of climate change. The Holocene, which is the name for the stable climate of the last ~12,000 years, is reaching its end after 300 years of fossil fuel economics. We are entering a new and unprecedented geologic era.   Environmental data holds histories of climate change. This […]

Art History Talk with Rebecca Albiani – Alice Neel

Kay White Hall 19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW, Vashon, WA

Alice Neel (1900-1984) painted portraits that are as radical in their own way as the drips of Jackson Pollock. Living and working in Spanish Harlem, she made bold and memorable renditions of the vivid characters she encountered in her search to capture what she called “the dignity and eternal importance of the human being.” Introductions […]