Keyser Soze at the Pub

Keyser Soze, a Reno, Nev.-based band with what they call “an original ska/rocksteady sound,” will appear at the Twisp River Pub on Saturday (Oct. 26) beginning at 8 p.m. Ticket prices have yet to be announced. The concert is for the 21-and-over crowd. The group – named after a mysterious fictional character in the 1995 movie The Usual Suspects – plays regularly throughout the West Coast. For more information, call 996-3183.


Remember Memory House?

By popular request, The Merc Playhouse in Twisp has added a return engagement on Nov. 9 for the Readers’ Theater production of the play Memory House, written by Kathleen Tolan and directed by Merc Artistic Director Ki Gottberg. The staged reading features Bo Thrasher and Morgan Tate. The show begins at 7 p.m., and admission is by donation. For more information, call 997-7529.


Words, images linked in show

“Visions of Verse,” an exhibit featuring the work of 16 writers and 16 visual artists, opens Nov. 9 with an opening day reception from 4-8 p.m.  at Confluence Gallery and Art Center in Twisp, and runs through Jan. 11.

“Visions of Verse” writers were asked to submit poetry and short fiction. Visual artists were asked to submit art in response to the selected writing. The exhibit will pair the art with the writing. A chapbook of the work will be available for purchase, and a reading of the work is scheduled for Dec. 7. For more information, call 997-2787.


Poetry headlines at The Merc

Poetry takes center stage at The Merc Playhouse on Friday (Oct. 25) when Sam Green, Washington state’s first poet laureate, offers readings from his works beginning at 7 p.m.

Green will be joined by his wife, Sally, who is also a poet, and by local poets.

Tickets are $15 for adults or $5 for students (suggested price) and are available at Methow Arts, Twisp Daily Business and

Green has been visiting local schools this week and will offer adult poetry workshops on Wednesday (Oct. 23) and Thursday (Oct. 24) at the ARTscapes Studio, 213 Glover St. in Twisp, beginning at 5:30 p.m. each day. To register for the workshops, call 997-4004 or email

Green, who was born in Sedro-Woolley and raised in Anacortes, has taught poetry in various venues for more than 30 years. He is currently Distinguished Visiting Northwest Writer at Seattle University.