Centaur Midwife is back
Centaur Midwife, a folk/rock/Americana quartet from Ellensburg, returns to perform on Saturday (Feb. 13) at Copper Glance Bar in Winthrop. The free performance starts at 8 p.m. For more information, call (509) 433‑7765.
Masquerade Ball staged by OVOC
The Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus present their second annual Valentine’s Masquerade Ball fundraiser on Saturday (Feb. 13) from 6 – 10 p.m. at the Old Flour Mill in Okanogan. Food will be served by Breadline Cafe, and The Mood Swings will provide live music. A silent auction will take place throughout the evening. There will be a prize for the best-dressed couple.
Ticket prices are $40 each or a table of eight for $300. Tickets are available by calling or texting Lynn Hoover at (509) 322‑0261 or Lisa Lindsay at (509) 560‑3828.
OVOC family concert on Feb. 21
The Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus always present a fun program for their family concert on Feb. 21, and this year — thanks to a grant from the North Central Washington Community Foundation — admission is free for the whole audience. The choir will perform songs from Broadway shows — including Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Gondoliers,” “All I Ask of You” from The Phantom of the Opera, and Les Misérables.
The orchestra will play a highlight of the classical repertoire, “Carnival of the Animals” by Camille Saint-Saëns, with ingenious parts that mimic creatures from tortoises to kangaroos. The orchestra will also play a Western-style waltz and a medley from Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean, plus a witty riff on “Old MacDonald.” As always, kids will have a chance to join the orchestra on-stage while they play.
The concert is at 3 p.m. at the Omak Performing Arts Center.
T.R. Stewart coming to Twisp
Cowboy singer and picker T.R. Stewart will perform on Feb. 29 at the Methow Valley Inn in Twisp. The concert will be a blend of cowboy music and pure Americana, according to a press release about the event. Tickets are $15 and can be reserved by calling Stewart at (206) 304‑1298 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and the concert begins at 7 p.m. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. For more information, call (206) 849‑5581.
Omak Film Festival
The 13th annual Omak Film Festival, a partnership of the Wenatchee Valley College college student government and the Omak Theatre, begins on Feb. 18 and continues through March 10. Featured films include Spotlight, Brooklyn, The Big Short, Trumbo, The Danish Girl and Room. The lineup:
• Spotlight, Feb. 18 – 20 — Boston Globe reporters explore allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church.
• Brooklyn (PG-13), Feb. 21 – 24 — An Irish immigrant falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.
• The Big Short (R), Feb. 25 – 27 — The housing collapse of the mid-2000s and how four denizens in the world of high finance predicted the collapse and decided to take on the big banks for their greed and lack of foresight.
• Trumbo (R), Feb. 28 – March 2 — Biography of Dalton Trumbo, who, in 1947, was Hollywood’s top screenwriter until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs.
• The Danish Girl (R), March 3 – 5. A fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of Elbe and Wegener, and how their marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey.
• Room (R), March 10 — Drama based on the novel by Emma Donoghue.
Admission is $9 for adults and $6.40 for children under 11. Discount matinees are $6.50 for all ages. A festival season pass is $36 and is good for one admission to each of the six films. To determine which theater the films will be shown in, visit www.omaktheater.com or call the Omak Theater, (509) 826‑0860 or the Mirage Theater, (509) 826‑1615.