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Room One hosts benefit jazz concert in February

Room One hosts benefit jazz concert in February

Room One will host a benefit jazz concert to support local family planning services on Feb. 11 at the Mazama Country Inn. The concert will feature Wayne Horvitz on piano and Joe Casalini on Bass. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the music starts at 8 p.m. There is a $50 donation requested for reserved...
Merc Playhouse production offers short, funny takes on challenges of human relationships

Merc Playhouse production offers short, funny takes on challenges of human relationships

Fight off the winter doldrums with an evening of laughter and poetry by taking in “Getting Through — Double-edged Comedies for the New Year,” The Merc Playhouse production that opens Thursday (Jan. 19). “Getting Through” includes three one-act plays plus some poetry readings.
Abstract art explored in new exhibit

Abstract art explored in new exhibit

An exploration of abstract art — its contradictions and failure to abide by rules — is the focus of a new exhibit at Confluence Gallery and Art Center opening Saturday (Jan. 14) with a reception from 4 – 8 p.m. Curators Vern White and Joanne Marracci have brought …
Start the new year with trio of one-act plays at The Merc

Start the new year with trio of one-act plays at The Merc

Three one-act plays will make up The Merc Playhouse presentation “Getting Through — Double Edged Comedies for the New Year,” opening Jan. 19 and continuing through Jan. 28. The three plays, all directed by The Merc’s Artistic Director Ki Gottberg, are: • “Sure Thing,” written by David Ives, the author of “Venus in Fur,” which was on...
Adult contemporary dance series offered in Twisp

Adult contemporary dance series offered in Twisp

A new six-week adult contemporary dance series will be offered by Laurel Carlton beginning Jan. 19 at the Twisp Movement Studio on Glover Street. Carlton, who grew up in the Methow Valley and has danced for many years, said she …
‘Fresh,’ ‘Living Color’ exhibits open at Confluence on Jan. 14

‘Fresh,’ ‘Living Color’ exhibits open at Confluence on Jan. 14

Confluence Gallery will open a new exhibit, “Fresh — A Collection of Contemporary Abstraction,” on Jan. 14. Also opening that day is a solo exhibit by Chelan artist Gene Barkley, “Into Living Color,” in the community gallery. Both exhibits run through Feb. 19. There will be an opening day reception from 4–8 p.m. on Jan. 14 at the...
Stratman wins local Poetry Out Loud competition

Stratman wins local Poetry Out Loud competition

Liberty Bell High School junior Mia Stratman won the Methow Valley School District’s fifth annual Poetry Out Loud competition at The Merc Playhouse last week, qualifying to compete in the …
December arts events

December arts events

For your planning purposes, here’s a roundup of upcoming holiday events: • Thursday (Dec. 22): Cookie decorating with Santa Claus at Sun Mountain Lodge, Methow Room. Free; begins at 11 a.m. For more information, call 996‑2211. • Friday (Dec. 23): Open mic with Ben Gilmore at the Methow Valley Ciderhouse in Winthrop. Free; 4 – 9 p.m. For more...
End of the trail for Horse Crazy Cowgirl Band – but not the music

End of the trail for Horse Crazy Cowgirl Band – but not the music

It’s been a harmonious 17 years for the Methow Valley’s nationally renowned Western music trio, the Horse Crazy Cowgirl Band. Now Lauralee Northcott, a Horse Crazy Cowgirl Band founder and only original member left …
Merc Playhouse announces its 2017 lineup of stage productions

Merc Playhouse announces its 2017 lineup of stage productions

The Merc Playhouse in Twisp has announced its 2017 season. Productions will include: • “Getting Through,” a festival of one-act plays curated and directed by The Merc’s Artistic Director Ki Gottberg, opening Jan. 19 and continuing through Jan. 28. • “The Miss Firecracker Contest,” a full-length comedy set in the South about a young woman...