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See movies outdoors at Celestial Cinema

See movies outdoors at Celestial Cinema

Spring Creek Ranch teams up with Methow Arts to again show family-friendly movies under the stars this weekend at the ranch just outside of Winthrop on Twin Lakes Road. Zootopia (rated PG) will be screened on Friday (July 29). Star Wars: The Force Awakens (rated PG-13) will be shown on Saturday (July 30). Each evening,...
Artists draw on natural elements for Winthrop Gallery show

Artists draw on natural elements for Winthrop Gallery show

Four artists working in photography, handmade furniture, pastel painting and woodturning bring their work together in an exhibit called “Natural Elements” at the Winthrop Gallery that opens Wednesday (July 27).
Chamber music festival blends the familiar with some unexpected pieces

Chamber music festival blends the familiar with some unexpected pieces

In the casual atmosphere of a old barn (upgraded with first-rate acoustics), chamber music aficionados, people new to classical music, and musicians from as far away as London and Hong Kong come together each year in a vibrant interplay. …
Annual Winthrop R&B Festival will rock the Methow Valley again this weekend

Annual Winthrop R&B Festival will rock the Methow Valley again this weekend

Nearly nonstop music starts Friday night (July 15) and continues through the weekend as the 29th annual Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival takes over the expansive Blues Ranch just west of Winthrop. If you can only make it for one night, consider Friday. The usual array of top-tier talent will begin taking the stage at...
Art award for Reddington

Art award for Reddington

Methow Valley artist Ginger Reddington has won the Morrie and Joan Alhadeff Purchase Award for her painting “Tri Triptych Perfecta,” presented by the Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association and Emerald Downs Racetrack. The work will be shown at the racetrack near Auburn in the Equine Art 2016 exhibit.
Sparling art collection sales will benefit Confluence Gallery, chamber music festival

Sparling art collection sales will benefit Confluence Gallery, chamber music festival

Descendants of the late Drs. Gerald and Virginia Sparling have agreed to donate the bulk of their family’s art collection for the joint benefit of Confluence Gallery and the Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival. Part of the collection will be for sale at the festival this year. “This is a wonderful collection gathered over a...
Chamber music festival offers another star-studded lineup

Chamber music festival offers another star-studded lineup

Visitors will enjoy five concerts plus free performances over 10-day event An international array of renowned musicians will headline the 21st annual Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival, set for July 28–Aug. 6 at Signal Hill Ranch between Winthrop and Twisp. Classical musicians from Hong Kong, China, London and Canada will perform. Jing Wang, concertmaster of...
‘Too Slim:’ a rhythm and blues heavyweight

‘Too Slim:’ a rhythm and blues heavyweight

Countless musicians were inspired to play by the iconic classic rock of the 1960s and ’70s. It was no exception for Tim “Too Slim” Langford of Too Slim and the Taildraggers, the iconic blues/rock band that had its start in Spokane 30 years ago. Bands like the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Black Sabbath, Ted Nugent...
Twisp goes all out on the Fourth

Twisp goes all out on the Fourth

It’s hard to know whether people celebrating the first Independence Day 240 years ago were decked out in “paleo bling,” but locals can observe the holiday in style by making their very own early-modern accouterments at this year’s Fourth of July festivities on Monday.
Free music festival on Saturday features local musicians, barbecue

Free music festival on Saturday features local musicians, barbecue

A free festival featuring local musicians and a barbecue will be held from 4-10 p.m. on Saturday (July 2), organized by the Methow Headwaters Campaign — a grassroots organization fighting potential copper mining in Mazama. The event will be held at John Doran’s Walking D Ranch Adventures on Highway 20, just north of Twisp.  Musical guests include...