Bob Haworth “Tales of the Folk Music Era”

Bob Haworth presents “Tales and Tunes from the Folk Music Era”, after 40 years of playing with The Brothers Four & The Kingston Trio Bob has put together a show tracing the rise in popularity of the genre from Woody Guthrie and The Weavers in the 1940’s and ‘50’s to the many artists that caught the ear of music lovers throughout the 1960’s, including The Brothers Four and The Kingston Trio. Every song has a story and Bob strives to recreate a “hootenanny” atmosphere by encouraging his audiences to sing along.
Drawing on the hit songs that fueled the commercial popularity of folk music, Bob’s show includes interesting and often humorous behind-the-scenes anecdotes about his life on the road and his encounters with the other stars of the era. Delving into the history of the songs in his repertoire, Bob reveals little-known facts about the evolution of the music, adding a fascinating educational angle to his presentation. Appropriate for all ages, this show provides an upbeat, toe-tapping, interactive glimpse into the music that comprises the Americana song bag. As a world-class performer and a charismatic entertainer, Bob Haworth is a guaranteed crowd pleaser! Bob is also proud to feature John Hollis on guitar and harmony vocals.

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National Theatre Live Presents: Yerma

Thursday, September 28th, 6PM

$20 general/$18 honored citizens & children

The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece. The unmissable theatre phenomenon sold out at the Young Vic and critics call it ‘an extraordinary theatrical triumph’ (The Times) and ‘stunning, searing, unmissable’ (Mail on Sunday). Billie Piper’s lead performance is described as ‘spellbinding’ (The Evening Standard), ‘astonishing’ (iNews) and ‘devastatingly powerful’ (The Daily Telegraph). Set in contemporary London, Piper’s portrayal of a woman in her thirties desperate to conceive builds with elemental force to a staggering, shocking, climax. Please note that this broadcast does not have an interval.

“Brutal yet ferociously funny”, Metro

“Billie Piper makes a shattering Yerma in Simon Stone’s inspired reworking of Lorca”, The Observer

“A shatteringly powerful reinvention of a familiar classic”, The Independent

Greentech & Backbone Present “Racing Extinction”

Backbone Meaningful Movies, a project of the Backbone Campaign, brings Racing Extinction to the big screen on Tuesday, October 10th at 6 pm. Oscar®-winning director Louie Psihoyos has assembled a unique team of artists and activists on an undercover operation to expose the hidden world of endangered species and the race to protect them against mass extinction. Spanning the globe to infiltrate the worlds most dangerous black markets and using high tech tactics to document the link between carbon emissions and species extinction, Racing Extinction reveals stunning, never-before seen images that truly change the way we see the world.
This event is made possible thanks to the generous support of Island Green Tech and Vashon Theatre. Admission is by donation, with no one turned away for lack of funds.

Ike Harmon CD Release Party

Saturday, September 30th at 1:00PM

Tickets $25; children under 10 free

After 5 years in the making, Island singer-songwriter Ike Harmon will premiere Vashon Island’s answer to the Beatles’ “Sergeant Pepper.” Harmon’s “These Mansions Made of Sky” features 12 original and monumental rock compositions showcasing 22 of the Island’s finest musicians and covers a range of passionately expressed themes including: liberty, loss love, disillusion, social responsibility, yearning, and transcendent joy. The songs on this singular record will be played over the newly-enhanced Vashon Theatre sound system and will be accompanied by 12 original music videos by Islander Peter Ray. Join us for this singular event (free popcorn!) and “Get Harmonized!”

Makana: Live in Concert

Sunday, October 1st at 4:00PM

Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at door

A protégé of the Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar legends, including the late master Uncle Sonny Chillingworth, Makana has dedicated his life to perpetuating as well as evolving the traditional Hawaiian art form of Slack Key or “Ki Ho’alu”. From this tradition Makana has spawned his own dynamic, high-octane style, coined “Slack Rock”: slack key infused with elements of bluegrass, rock, blues and a broad scope of cultural traditional music. Makana’s playing has garnered praise from such guitar luminaries as Kirk Hammett (Metallica) & Pepe Romero (Spanish Flamenco Master). A contributor to two Grammy-nominated “Hawaiian Slack Key Kings” albums, Makana is considered one of the “greatest living players” (Esquire Magazine) who’s “instrumental brilliance bears comparison with the work of such groundbreaking acoustic guitarists as John Fahey and Michael Hedges” (Maui News). Hailing from the isle of O’ahu, Makana began singing when he was 7 years old, took up ‘ukulele at 9 and began learning the ancient art of slack key at 11. By 14, he was already performing professionally, and before long playing four nights a week. In addition to his own headlining tours, Makana has opened shows and toured with the likes of Joe Walsh, Sting, Santana, Elvis Costello, Paul Rodgers, Chris Isaak, Yes, No Doubt, Jason Mraz, and Jack Johnson, and in 2008 he was a runner-up in Guitar Player Magazine’s National “Guitar Superstar” Competition.

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National Theatre Live presents – Angels in America

Part One, Millenium Approaches                      Part Two, Perestroika

Sunday, October 8th at 1:00PM                        Sunday, October 15th at 1:00PM


$20 general/18 honored citizens

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass).

This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse).

Island GreenTech & Backbone Campaign Present:

Racing Extinction

Tuesday, October 10th at 6:00PM

In Racing Extinction, a team of artists and activists exposes the hidden world of extinction with never-before-seen images that will change the way we see the planet. Two worlds drive extinction across the globe, potentially resulting in the loss of half of all species.

The international wildlife trade creates bogus markets at the expense of creatures that have survived on this planet for millions of years. And the other surrounds us, hiding in plain sight — a world that the oil and gas companies don’t want the rest of us to see.

Using covert tactics and state-of-the-art technology, the Racing Extinction team exposes these two worlds in an inspiring affirmation to preserve life as we know it. From the Academy Award® Winning Filmmakers of “The Cove.” Watch the trailer here.

Admission is by donation; Lumbar Club members get in free as our thanks to you for supporting Backbone so reliably – you are the “Backbone” of the Backbone Campaign!

Island GreenTech & Backbone Campaign Present:

Anne Braden: Southern Patriot

Tuesday, November 14th at 6:00PM

Anne McCarty Braden was an American civil rights activist, journalist, and educator. From a very young age, growing up in the South, she knew she would dedicate her life to civil rights and racial equity.

Anne Braden: Southern Patriot provides a moving, in-depth biography of an organizer and journalist who for a remarkable 60 years participated in the most significant movements for racial and economic justice in this country’s most conservative region – the South. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. praised her steadfast activism in support of civil rights and civil liberties, but she was threatened, attacked, indicted and labeled a “Communist agitator” and “race traitor” by white supremacists. Her conservative background gave her special insight into white racism, why it poses such a great obstacle to social change in this country and what progressive white people can do to end it.

Watch the trailer here.

A discussion will follow the film.

The film is co-sponsored by Vashon SURJ.  The event is made possible thanks to the generous contribution of the Theatre by Vashon Theatre and Island Green Tech. Admission is by donation to Backbone Campaign, a 501c3 not for profit.  Lumbar Club members, donors who support Backbone Campaign with a monthly contribution, get in free, in gratitude for your ongoing support.