Winning writers read
Local winners in the 2021 and 2022 Write on the River writers’ competition will read from their award-winning works at the Twisp library on Wednesday, Aug. 31, starting at 6 p.m. Presenters will include Rebekah Jensen, Ashley Lodato, Nick Hershenow and Rose Weagant. Free refreshments will be provided. For information, call (509) 997‑4681.
‘One Act Play’ opens Sept. 16
The Merc Playhouse production of the quirky comedy “The One Act Play that Goes Wrong” opens on Sept. 16 and continues through Oct. 2.
The play, written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields and directed by Mark Easton, is a physical slapstick play-within-a-play exposing the inner workings and foibles of a community theater company staging a classic murder mystery.
Performances are at 7 p.m. on Sept. 16 – 17, 22 – 24, 29 – 30 and Oct. 1. Shows are at 2 p.m. on Sept. 25 and Oct. 2. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 online or $20 at the door; youth tickets are $5. Admission is by donation on Sept. 22 and 29. For information, visit www.mercplayhouse.org.
Twisp Art Walk
Twisp’s fall Art Walk will take place on Sept. 24, from 3 – 7 p.m. Artists who would like to participate can email email@example.com to reserve a spot.
Live music this month
Methow Music Monthly, compiled by local musician George Schneider, is a free listing of live music events in the valley. Email Schneider at MethowMusicMonthly@gmail.com to be included in the listings or to receive the monthly listings via email. The information below was provided by Schneider and other sources. With COVID cases on the rise, it might be prudent to check with the venues to make sure if the scheduled musicians will be performing.
- Thursdays at 6 p.m., Twisp River Tap House, open mic jam and ping pong hosted by Gregg Hardy. No cover.
- Sundays at 5:30 p.m., Twisp River Tap House, classical guitarist Terry Hunt. No cover.
- Aug. 25, 6 – 9 p.m., TwispWorks Pavilion, Emele and The Boys. Free.
- Aug. 26, 6:30 p.m., Twisp River Tap House, Rojer Arnold. No cover.
- Aug. 26, 7 – 9 p.m. local band Danville at TwispWorks Pavilion as part of “Fourth Friday” activities. Free.
- Aug. 27 9:30 a.m. – noon, Methow Valley Farmers Market, Twisp, The Tamarack String Quartet. Free.
- Aug. 27, 6 – 9 p.m., SweetRiver Bakery, Pateros, Shongo Bongo. No cover.
- Aug. 27, 6 – 9 p.m., Mazama Public House, folk punk with Danbert, Kira & Anna. Free.
- Aug. 27, 6 – 9 p.m., Methow Valley Ciderhouse, Winthrop, Emele and The Boys. Free.