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The Katherine L White Hall is a beautiful 300 seat theater that opened in 2016 as a home for people, art, music, laughter, theatre and dance on Vashon Island. This state-of-the-art facility has hosted local, regional and international talent including k.d. lang, Judy Collins, Leo Kottke, Matisyahu, David Grisman, Della Mae, and Paula Cole.

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Vashon Center For The Arts would love to host your special gathering. The Center is available to both public and private groups to rent for private events, parties, off-site meetings and retreats, lectures and much more.

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Vashon Center For The Arts produces several wonderful series, including Art History Talks, Arts & Humanities lectures, Jazz Series, The Classics at VCA Series, and our Family Series.

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February 2019

DRAMA DOCK – “The Odd Couple”

February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on February 17, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on February 24, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Katherine L. White Hall, 19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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Performances at 7:30pm: February 15, 16, 21, 22, and 23
Sunday Performances at 1:00pm: February 17 and 24
Thursday, February 21 is “Pay What You Will” night and donations will be accepted at the door.

Tickets: $20 General, $18 Students, Seniors, VCA and Drama Dock Members
Online ticket sales end 2 hours prior to curtain

In this female buddy play, Unger and Madison are at it again! Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is, in Neil Simon's hilarious contemporary comic classic: the female version of "The Odd Couple." Instead of the poker party that begins the original version, Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. The Pidgeon sisters have been replaced by the two Constanzuela brothers. But the hilarity remains the same.

Drama Dock Presents: “The Odd Couple.” Directed by Chaim Rosemarin and Produced by Trudy Rosemarin. The cast includes: Cate O’Kane, Dedra Dakota, Bonny Moss, Chai Ste. Marie, Thea Vernoy, Sue DeNies, James Norton, and Russell Baker.

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March 2019

Kissing the Joy as It Flies: The Wit and Wisdom of Brian Doyle

March 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on March 10, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Katherine L. White Hall, 19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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Saturday, March 9 | 7:30pm
Sunday, March 10 | 2:00pm

Advance Tickets: $5 Student, $14 Member, $16 Senior, $18 General | All Tickets at the Door: $18

This lively and provocative dramatic presentation featuring the late writer’s best essays and writings. The production has been adapted for the stage by Gerry and Mike Feinstein and directed by Charlotte Tiencken. Actors will include Jeanne Dougherty, David Mielke, Paul Shapiro, and Cate O’Kane with original songs and musical interludes provided by Kat Eggleston.

Note that “Kissing the Joy as It Flies: The Wit and Wisdom of Brian Doyle” differs from the February lecture, "Story-Catcher—the Life and Writing of Brian Doyle"

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Original Works

March 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on March 23, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on February 24, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Katherine L. White Hall, 19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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March 22 & 23 at 7:00pm | March 24 at 1:00pm

An eclectic mix of dances and music, created by both student and professional choreographers has been prepared for VCD's annual production of Original Works. Aspiring choreographers and their dancers will gather on our beautiful stage in the Kay White Hall for a lovely show of original choreography.

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April 2019

Lit Con Nonfiction Workshop with Jen Huntley

April 13 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on April 13, 2019 at 3:30 pm

Katherine L. White Hall, 19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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Thursday, April 11th | 11am - 2:30pm (first meeting)
Saturday, April 13th | 3:30 - 5:00pm (second meeting- optional)
Archetype and Imagination: Inspiring Creative Nonfiction through the Classics.

From Odysseus’ journey to the scientific dystopia of Frankenstein, today’s writers can gain creative inspiration and structure for their craft through discussion of classic themes and their application to contemporary topics. Develop the impetus and framework for your next Creative Nonfiction essay or profile through hands-on discussion and quick writing exercises. Bring three topics you wish to explore and move your writing to the next level.

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Vashon Island Chorale – 30th Anniversary

April 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on April 28, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Katherine L. White Hall, 19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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Saturday, April 27 | 7:30pm
Sunday, April 28 | 3:00pm
Dr. Gary Cannon will deliver a pre-concert lecture 30 minutes prior to curtain

The Vashon Island Chorale celebrates its 30th anniversary with familiar classics by Bernstein, Copland, and Fauré, but also with Vaughan Williams's sumptuous "Serenade to Music" and Borodin's jubilant "Polovtsian Dances". Local composers Eric Lane Barnes and Buzz Brusletten, plus a quartet of extraordinary local soloists, add to the festive and fun occasion.

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May 2019

Willy Wonka Jr.

May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on May 3, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on May 4, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on May 4, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Katherine L. White Hall, 19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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May 2nd (Open Dress) 5pm | May 3rd 7pm | May 4th 1pm & 7pm

The delicious adventures of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantastical tale. Featuring the catchy songs of the 1971 film, plus a host of fun new songs, this is a musical that is guaranteed to delight both kids and adults!

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Vashon Opera Presents: A Streetcar Named Desire

May 19 @ 2:30 pm - 5:15 pm
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One event on May 19, 2019 at 2:30 pm

Katherine L. White Hall, 19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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May 17, 2019, 7:30 pm
May 19, 2019, 2:30 pm

Vashon Opera Presents: A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire serves up two unforgettable characters, Blanche DuBois and Stanley Kowalski. Truth unravels the masquerade of a former life and the resulting descent into madness makes for an unforgettable performance. André Previn’s jazz-inspired score perfectly captures the sultry underworld of New Orleans. A masterpiece of American opera.

Music By André Previn. Sung in English with English Supertitles. Approximate Running Time: 2 hours and 45 minutes (including one intermission)

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June 2019

VCD Presents Divertissements and Hook & Pan

June 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on June 1, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on June 1, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on June 2, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Katherine L. White Hall, 19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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May 31 | 7pm
June 1 | 1pm & 7pm
June 2 | 1pm

Vashon Center for Dance presents Divertissements and Hook & Pan, a double bill of non-stop dancing.

Divertissements is our advanced dancer showcase. A collection of the most famous short, traditional and reinvented variations from beloved productions like Swan Lake, Paquita, and Don Q will be performed.

Hook & Pan is 2019's all-school production. Enjoy a performance of ballet, hip hop, tap, jazz, modern, and even disco in our own reinvention of a story about pirates, lost boys, fairies, and a boy that never wants to grow up.

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Peter Mulvey in Concert

June 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Katherine L. White Hall, 19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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Sunday, June 2 | 7:00 pm
Advance Tickets: $15 Student, $18 Member, $20 Senior, $22 General, $25 Front Rows
All Tickets at the Door: $25
 
Peter Mulvey has been a songwriter, road-dog, raconteur and almost-poet since before he can remember. Raised working-class Catholic on the Northwest side of Milwaukee, he took a semester in Ireland, and immediately began cutting classes to busk on Grafton Street in Dublin and hitchhike through the country, finding whatever gigs he could. Back stateside, he spent a couple years gigging in the Midwest before lighting out for Boston. Small shows led to larger shows, which eventually led to regional and then national and international touring. The wheels have not stopped since.

Kat Eggleston will be opening for Peter and Denver-based singer-songwriter, John Statz will also be sitting in for a few numbers.

The concert is being presented in partnership with Debra Heesch.

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Jay Thomas Quartet

June 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Katherine L. White Hall, 19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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Thursday, June 6 | 7:30PM

Jay Thomas, a native of Seattle who grew up in the middle of the fertile jazz scene of the sixties, is a versatile multi-instrumentalist (trumpet, flugelhorn, saxophones, and flutes). His music has been described as earthy and lyrical with the blues and swing always in evidence. "You can recognize jazz as an art form," says Mr. Thomas, "but remember, it also used to be danced to. And that became part of people's lives."

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Dr. Patricia McConnell – Lecture

June 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Katherine L. White Hall, 19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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Saturday, June 8, 2019 | 7pm
Dr. Patricia McConnell will be the featured speaker for the 10th Anniversary of the Vashon Sheepdog Classic. Dr. McConnell will be speaking at the Kay White Hall on Saturday, June 8 at 7pm. Patricia is a gifted speaker and writer-- one of the most sought after dog professionals in the world. Don't miss an opportunity to see her!

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Music History – The Life and Music of Maurice Ravel

June 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Katherine L. White Hall, 19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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Sunday, June 9 | 1pm

Hosted by Michael Tracy, lecturer and pianist Mark Salman with his son, this multi-media lecture-concert provides a look into the life and music of the French Impressionist composer, Maurice Ravel.

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Stand and Sway – Ara Lee James & Beth Wood

June 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Katherine L. White Hall, 19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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June 14 | 7:30pm
$15 Student, $18 Member, $20 Senior, $22 General, $25 Front Rows
All Tickets at the Door: $25

Debra Heesch and VCA are proud to present Ara Lee James and Beth Wood in concert. If Dolly Parton and Aretha Franklin had a love child it would be Americana roots duo Stand and Sway. Steeped in soul, poetry, and harmony, Beth Wood and Ara Lee James blend together in a way that tends to break things: ceilings, hearts, ideas about genres. The power of these two voices together is undeniable, and their music changes the weather. If you see them live, prepare for foot-stomping, tear-inducing, mountain-sized joy.

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Oh Brother!

June 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Katherine L. White Hall, 19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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Sunday, June 16 | 7pm

A play, set as an audition for a fictional, future production on Vashon Island of O Brother Where Art Thou, featuring various island performers and their renditions of songs made famous in the soundtrack from the movie. Some of the arrangements are traditional to the soundtrack, others will be original arrangements. Dotted with foolery and some Vashon-centric lore, the story breathes some fresh air into the music.

Featuring performances by Jon Whalen, Lyn McManus, Arlette Moody, Adrienne Selvy Mildon, JD Hobson and many more!

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Garden Party

June 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Mukai Farm & Garden, 18017 107th Ave SW
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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Join us for a lovely evening of delightful wine, delicious food, enchanting music, and exquisite nature at Mukai Farm & Garden, one of the most historic locations on Vashon.

Friday, June 21 | 5:30 pm

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Garden Tour

June 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on June 23, 2019 at 10:00 am

Katherine L. White Hall, 19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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June 22 & 23, 2019
10:00am - 4:00pm

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Ciscoe Morris Lecture and Beer, Perry and Cider Tasting

June 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Katherine L. White Hall, 19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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Favorite Seattle personality and gardening expert, Ciscoe Morris will share his lifelong passion, experience, and how best to care for your own native plant garden.

Sunday, June 23 | 4:30-6:30 pm

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July 2019

Drama Dock Presents: Tommy

July 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on June 28, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on June 29, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on June 30, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on July 5, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on July 6, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on July 7, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Katherine L. White Hall, 19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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Thursday, Friday, Saturday, June 27-29, at 7 pm
Sunday, June 30, 2 pm
Friday and Saturday, July 5 and 6, at 7 pm
Sunday, July 7 at 2 pm

Tickets $25 general; $22 seniors, students, VCA and Drama Dock members

Rock! Opera! Drama Dock! Vashon's longstanding community theatre organization pulls out all the stops with its all-Island summer production of The Who's 'Tommy.' 

Based on the iconic 1969 rock concept album by Pete Townshend, The Who's 'Tommy' is an exhilarating journey of hope, healing and the human spirit. The story of the pinball-playing, deaf, dumb and blind boy who triumphs over his adversities has inspired, amazed and puzzled audiences for 50 years.

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Seattle Dance Collective presents “Program One”

July 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on July 13, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on July 13, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on July 14, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Katherine L. White Hall, 19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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Friday, July 12 | 7pm
Saturday, July 13 | 1pm (family matinee) and 7pm
Sunday, July 14 | 1pm 
Tickets | $75, $60, $45
Family Matinee on Saturday | $25 adult $10 student

Artistic Directors Noelani Pantastico and James Yoichi Moore have selected works by five choreographers from three continents for Seattle Dance Collective’s debut performances. Program One will present seven diverse pieces of contemplative emotional journeys, high-octane athleticism and riveting exploration of movement, all designed to challenge expectations through the universal language of dance. SDC artists include dancers from internationally recognized Pacific Northwest Ballet and acclaimed Seattle-based contemporary dance company Whim W’Him.

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Kathryn Gustafson – Landscape Architect

July 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Katherine L. White Hall, 19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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Sunday, July 21 | 4:00pm
$20 General, $18 Members, $15 Students/Seniors

Reimagining the landscape of the Eiffel Tower with American Landscape Architect Kathryn Gustafson

Vashon Center for the Arts brings a glimpse of Paris to Vashon on July 21. VCA welcomes internationally renowned and award-winning landscape architect Kathryn Gustafson for an insider look at the redesign of Paris’ Eiffel Tower Park. The new design of this 100-acre park is the largest in Paris. Kathryn will share a look at the work her firm is doing on this incredible project, which will be completed in 2024. She will also speak about her recent design work at Valencia Parque Central in Spain that was completed this year.

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Frozen

July 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Katherine L. White Hall, 19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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Friday, July 26 | 7pm | $5

Come see Elsa, Anna and the magical land of Arendelle come to life on the VCA stage. Based on the 2018 Broadway musical, Frozen Jr. features memorable songs from the animated film, plus new songs written just for the Broadway production. This show is full of magic, humor and plenty of action. Fun for the whole family!

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August 2019

Salman Family Classical Concert

August 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Katherine L. White Hall, 19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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Saturday August 3 at 7:30 pm
$16 VCA Members, $18 Seniors/Students, $20 General. All Tickets at the Door $20.

The Salman Family in a concert of Beethoven, Schubert, Liszt and other great classical composers

Mark Salman, pianist is a frequent performer at VCA in our music history lecture series, the last being the life and works of Maurice Ravel. At the August 3rd concert Mark will join his sons Benjamin Salman, also a pianist and Jonathan Salman, a cellist in works written for two pianos, cello and piano, four-hands (2 pianist at one piano) as well as solo piano.

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Christine Andreas ‘Love Is Good’ in Concert

August 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Katherine L. White Hall, 19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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Saturday, August 10  |  7:30pm
VIP Seats $45, $35/General, $25/Members, $30/Seniors, $22/Students

Ms. Andreas first captured New York City theatre-goer’s hearts in the 20th anniversary production of MY FAIR LADY as Eliza Doolittle (Theatre World Award); followed by the revival of OKLAHOMA!, as Laurey, working with Billy Hammerstein & Agnes de Millle (Tony Nomination); and ON YOUR TOES, as Frankie Frayne, directed by the legendary director George Abbott, (Tony Nomination). She has sung in concert in Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Town Hall, the Kennedy Center Jazz Festival and the Caramoor Festival to name a few. Symphonic work includes the Boston Philharmonic with Ben Zander, the Tulsa Symphony with Peter Nero, the Detroit Symphony, the Richmond Symphony with Charles Strouse, the Palm Beach Pops, and The Silicon Valley Symphony.

And you can hear her live in this exclusive Pacific Northwest engagement only at Vashon Center for the Arts on August 10!

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Shawn Mullins in Concert – Danny Newcomb opens

August 16 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Katherine L. White Hall, 19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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Friday, August 16 | 8 PM
First 2 rows at $40, $35/General, $25/Members, $30/Seniors, $20/Students
Vashon's own, Danny Newcomb opens

Twenty years ago, one record changed Shawn Mullins’ life. After a series of indie record releases, Shawn Mullins’ critical breakthrough came when the 1998 Soul’s Core album shot him to fame on the strength of its Grammy-nominated No. 1 hit, “Lullaby.” Now, two decades later, Mullins is revisiting the album that catapulted him from the folk circuit to the international spotlight.

VCA and Debra Heesch are excited to present Shawn Mullins in concert at the Kay White Hall on Friday, August 16. Shawn will be performing in the intimate 300 seat hall as a duo with his keyboardist, Rad.

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Micaiah Sawyer and Robin Alice

August 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Katherine L. White Hall, 19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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Saturday, August 17  |  7:30 pm
Free Concert!

Sometimes you just have to pinch yourself to believe it’s true . . . that’s what we’re feeling about putting dazzling up-and-coming singer/songwriter Micaiah Sawyer and the supremely cool Ameicana duo Robin Alice on the Kay Hall main stage August 17th

Micaiah is the kind of artist you’ll be proud to say, “I heard her when . . .” In 2018 she was the first ever female artist to win MoPoP’s prestigious Sound Off Competition, a premier 21-and-under music showcase competition. Says Adrienne Clark of the Museum of Pop Culture, “If you want to see the future of folk music, look no further than Micaiah Sawyer.” ROBIN ALICE will make a perfect bookend to a great evening. Adroitly mixing pop melodies, rock & roll muscle, out-of-the-box arrangements, and powerhouse vocal performances, Robin Alice is the unexpected pairing of songwriters Kelley Jakle and Jeff Hortillosa.

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VCD and SAF Presents: Hot Night Cool Dance

August 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Katherine L. White Hall, 19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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August, 23 |  7:00pm
Admission is $5 at the door

Come and enjoy a collection of dances created in celebration of Summer on Vashon Island by All Vashon dancers and choreographers, including: Arlette Moody, Duncan Barlow, Emma Rose DeSantis, Talia Roybal, Tiffany Adams, Vanesa Wiley and Vadne White. 

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