Ballet at The Merc
The Paradosi Ballet Company, a professional Christian ballet company based in Tacoma, will present two performances of “Forever” on Sept. 27 at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp. Suggested donation is $10. The shows are at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are available at Community Covenant Church in Twisp. Founded in 2007, the company was established with the intent of sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the world through dance, drama, and personal witness. The company has toured extensively up and down the West Coast, across the country, and internationally in churches, conferences, schools, and public festivals.
Cascadia/Pipestone School of Music is now accepting applications for Christine Cherrington Memorial Scholarship need-based awards. Applications may be gotten from local music teachers or at the Cascadia office in room 3 of the Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp. Deadline for scholarship applications is Oct. 5.
Need-based scholarships are available to students of any age and ability, and are based on both financial need and commitment to furthering musical study.
Applications may be dropped off at the Cascadia office or mailed to Cascadia, P.O. Box 1013, Twisp, WA 98856. For more information call 997-0222.
Squirrel Butter concert at grange
A community concert, square dance and potluck with music by the Seattle-based duo Squirrel Butter will be on Sept. 26 at Twisp Valley Grange. Cost is $5 if you bring a potluck dish, or $10 if you don’t. The potluck begins at 6 p.m., and the concert and dance start at 7 p.m. Proceeds will support the grange’s dance floor fund. For more information, call 997-0711.
Squirrel Butter is Charmaine Slaven on guitar, fiddle and vocals, and Charlie Beck on banjo, fiddle, steel guitar and vocals. The couple explore the roots of old time, early country, bluegrass, and blues music. They were featured on the NPR show “A Prairie Home Companion” in June.
Exhibit opens at D*SIGNS
Local artists Jason Briggs, Steve Ward and Squeak Meisel will be featured in an exhibit opening on Sept. 26 at D*SIGNS Gallery in Twisp. An opening reception that day will be from 5 – 8 p.m. For more information, call 997-0255. The Spartan Art Project, a vintage travel trailer converted to a mobile gallery, will be parked in front of D*SIGNS Gallery.
Phoenix Festival is back
The Phoenix Festival, a creative arts festival celebrating the resilience of the Methow Valley that was launched after last year’s fires, returns to TwispWorks on Oct. 3 from 4 – 9 p.m. The event is sponsored by TwispWorks, Methow Arts Alliance and Confluence Gallery.
The theme will be an autumnal Brazilian Carnaval with music, Brazilian dance and colorful costumes and Capoiera arts interwoven with local musicians, artisans, and art-making. There will also be a giant piñata, fire dancing, juggling and open art studios. Local foods and beverages will be available.
Tickets are $19 in advance at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2111820, or $25 at the door; and $5 for ages 5 – 15. For more information, call 997-4004.