Book reading in Wenatchee
Portland-based author Molly Gloss will discuss her new book, Falling from Horses, at the Wenatchee Public Library on Thursday (May 7). The free event begins at 7 p.m. and will be followed by a book signing. Gloss is the author of five novels. For more information, call (509) 662-5021.
Senior project photo exhibit
Liberty Bell High School student Wil Chandler will present his senior project — a collection of photographs titled “Design by Nature” — at a reception next Wednesday (May 13) from 3-6 p.m. at Rocking Horse Bakery in Winthrop. Bids will be accepted for the photos, with proceeds going to Little Star Montessori School in Winthrop, where Chandler began his education. Chandler used iPhones and a point-and-shoot Fuji camera to take the photos. “Seeing nature through someone else’s eyes by means of photography can open up detail that would have otherwise gone unnoticed by most people. My photo display is a snapshot of insight into how I view the world,” Chandler said in describing his project.
Concert in Tonasket
Alice DiMecele and her band will appear May 16 at 7 p.m. at the Community Cultural Center in Tonasket. DiMecele plays a blend of folk, soul, rock and funky music, according to a press release, and has recorded 13 albums in her career as an acoustic guitar player, singer and songwriter. A tamale dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. Dinner is $7 for members and $8 for the general public. Cost of the concert is $10 for members and $12 for non-members. For more information, call (509) 486-1328.
Painting, drawing workshop
“Immerse Yourself in the Process,” an experiential painting and drawing workshop with Diana Sanford, will be offered May 16-17 in the North Warehouse at TwispWorks from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. Cost is $225. A Confluence Gallery press release describes the event as “a fun, interactive and intense workshop open to all adults with basic comfort with the materials.” To register and for more information, call 997-2787.
Merc presents two plays
The Merc Playhouse in Twisp is bringing two productions to the valley this month. On May 16, the Seattle Shakespeare Company will perform Macbeth in a 90-minute touring production. Terri Weagant, who performed at The Merc last year in The Amish Project, plays Lady Macbeth. The show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children, and are available at the door or online.
On May 22 and 23, Arts at Seattle University will present William Inge’s classic play Picnic. Ki Gottberg, who heads the Seattle U drama program and also is artistic director of The Merc, directs the performance. Shows are at 7 p.m. each night. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children, and are available at the door or online.
The Merc is also offering a 20 percent discount if you buy tickets to both plays. For more information, visit mercplayhouse.org. or call 997-7529.