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Celestial Cinema offers three nights of film under the stars in Winthrop

Celestial Cinema offers three nights of film under the stars in Winthrop

By Laurelle Walsh

The third annual Celestial Cinema presents three evenings of films under the stars on Thursday, Friday and Saturday (Aug. 21 – 23) at Spring Creek Ranch in Winthrop.
Hosted by local screenwriter and film buff Sarah Berns, this year’s selections include Babe on Thursday, Grease on Friday, and Frozen on Saturday....

Concert will benefit Carlton Complex Fire victims

Concert will benefit Carlton Complex Fire victims

Too Slim & the Taildraggers, Greg Hardy and Fred Cooley, and Honey and the Killer Beez will headline a “Blues for the Burn” benefit concert on Aug. 29 at the Winthrop Barn beginning at 7 p.m. The suggested donation is $20. All proceeds will be used to help victims of the Carlton Complex Fire, through...
Winthrop hosts MountainFilm on Tour on Saturday

Winthrop hosts MountainFilm on Tour on Saturday

By Laurelle Walsh MountainFilm on Tour, select films from the 2014 Telluride MountainFilm Festival, travels to Winthrop for a showing in Mack Lloyd Park on Saturday (Aug. 23). The gate opens at 7 p.m.; the films start at 8 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the event or online at squareup.com/market/north-cascades-mtn-hostel,  $15 for adults, $10...
Arts briefs: August 20, 2014

Arts briefs: August 20, 2014

Blues at the pub Anni Piper, described as Australia’s “First Lady of Blues,” will appear Saturday (Aug. 23) at the Twisp River Pub. The show begins at 9 p.m. and there is a $5 cover charge. For more information, call 997-6822. a Love, Big Bad Gina share stage Local favorite Laura Love will be joined...
Contest offers prizes, production for local playwrights

Contest offers prizes, production for local playwrights

By Laurelle Walsh Methow Valley Theater is sponsoring a play-writing contest called “Pen the Play,” complete with prizes and the chance for one or two talented winners to get a self-penned play produced in the Methow Valley. Local playwrights from Okanogan and Chelan counties have until May 1, 2015, to develop and submit their script....
Arts briefs: Aug. 13, 2014

Arts briefs: Aug. 13, 2014

This week: Celestial Cinema screens three films starting Aug. 21, MountainFilm on Tour coming to Winthrop Aug. 23, and Meet artists at Winthrop Gallery Aug. 23.
Relationships at the heart of Heart of the Methow Powwow

Relationships at the heart of Heart of the Methow Powwow

By Laurelle Walsh

For those whose Methow Valley ancestry extends back centuries, and for those whose love of the valley is deeply felt, the Heart of the Methow Powwow is a day of remembrance, reconciliation and cultural sharing.

The 12th annual powwow takes place on Saturday (Aug. 16) from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on...

Visiting teacher and actor mentors young thespians

Visiting teacher and actor mentors young thespians

By Laurelle Walsh
Kids are hard at work having fun this week at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp. In the midst of a weeklong drama camp session, 16 youngsters are working together under the tutelage of teacher Megan Fox Hicks painting a backdrop, crafting costumes, …
Arts briefs: August 6, 2014

Arts briefs: August 6, 2014

This week: Reddington wins awards in equine art contest, Twelfth Night staged at Merc for one more weekend, Musical worship in Omak on Aug. 10, Powwow coming to Twisp Aug. 16, and an invitation to Join the follies on Sept. 20
Shafer celebrates traditional music with Cascadia

Shafer celebrates traditional music with Cascadia

By Laurelle Walsh
Cascadia’s Old-time Music Celebration, a day-long tribute to traditional American music including workshops, performances and a community dance, comes to the Methow Valley on Saturday (Aug. 9). The festivities begin at Winthrop’s Shafer Historical Museum at 10 a.m. and move to the TwispWorks campus for evening revelry starting at 7 p.m.