Blues for the Burn on Saturday
Too Slim and the Taildraggers and Terry Lee Hardesty will headline Blues for the Burn, a fundraising concert to benefit the Carlton Complex Long Term Recovery Group, on Saturday (Sept. 12) at the Twisp River Pub. The show begins at 6 p.m. Suggested donation is $15. For more information, visit www.carltoncomplexrecovery.com.
Childs returns as part of comedy trio
Methow Valley native Toby Childs, a 2009 graduate of Liberty Bell High School, will be back in the valley on Sept. 20 in a comedy show as part of the Peter Comedy Trio. The event begins at 4 p.m. at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp. Admission is $10; advance tickets are available at Winthrop Mountain Sports.
Childs has been a main-stage performer at the Upfront Comedy Club in Bellingham. The group’s appearance at The Merc will be Childs’ first performance in the Methow as a professional comedian, and marks the kick-off of a three-month road trip that will take the trio to clubs, festivals and universities throughout the West.
The Peter Comedy Trio also features Jake Foerg and Levi Friedman. The group’s performance will include short- and long-form improv, sketch, stand-up and freestyle rap, honest conversation, general nuttery and what Childs calls “a twisted romp of insane imagination” appropriate for the PG-13 crowd.
Chorale rehearsals begin
Cascadia Chorale rehearsals begin at 7 p.m. on Monday (Sept. 14) at Methow Valley United Methodist Church. All singers are welcome. The 29th annual holiday concert will be Dec. 15-16. For information call 997-1000 or (509) 322-6249.
Riding program featured
Confluence Gallery in Twisp will host “Horse Tales,” a presentation about Methow Valley Riding Unlimited, and its popular Let ’Em Ride program, by director Annie Budiselich, on Sept. 18. The free event begins at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 997-2787.
Artists’ reception in Winthrop
The Winthrop Gallery will host an artists’ reception for its new exhibit, “Light,” on Sept. 19 from 5 – 7 p.m. The show opens on Sept. 16 and continues through Oct. 26. For information call 996-3925.
Comedy benefit for interpretive center
RightNow Improv will present a comedy show to benefit the Methow Valley Interpretive Center at 7 p.m. on Sept. 25 at The Education Station at TwispWorks. Admission is by donation. For more information, call (509) 342-4900.
Phoenix Festival seeks vendors
Confluence Gallery, Methow Arts and TwispWorks are seeking vendor applications for the artist marketplace at the Phoenix Festival on Oct. 3. Applications are due by Tuesday (Sept. 15). For application information, email email@example.com or call 997-2787.
Artists’ studio tour on Sept. 19 – 20
The 2015 Methow Valley Artists Studio Tour, presented by Confluence Gallery, Methow Arts Alliance and TwispWorks, will take place on Sept. 19 and 20, and will feature 27 artists at 18 studios around the valley. The tour will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Artists will provide demonstrations along with finished art works for sale. Tickets and maps for the self-guided tour will be available at Confluence Gallery in Twisp. Cost is $10-$20. For information call 997-2787 or visit www.methowarts.org/2015-artists-studio-tour.
Participating artists are Cheryl Wrangle, Don McIvor, Elizabeth Drake, Ginger Reddington, Jae Cremin, Jerry Merz, Jillian Lukiwski, Joanne Marracci, Katie Swanson, Laura Gunnip, Robin Doggett, Mary Kiesau, Matt Armbrust, Nancy Daniels, Nicole Ringgold, Patrick Hannigan, Paula Christen, Rich Davis, Rick Swanson, Robert Nelson, Robin Nelson Wicks, Rod Weagant, Salyna Gracie, Sara Ashford, Sarah Jo Lightner, Steve Love, Sue Marracci and Tori Karpenko.