‘One Act Play’ continues
The Merc Playhouse production of “The One-Act Play That Goes Wrong” continues on Thursday and Friday (Sept. 29 – 30), and Saturday (Oct. 1) at 7 p.m.; and on Sunday (Oct. 2) at 2 p.m. Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime and advance ticket purchases are recommended. Ticket prices are $18 advance; $20 at the door; $5 for youth. Sept. 22 and 29 shows are admission by donation. Visit mercplayhouse.org for more information.
Holiday Concert rehearsals
Rehearsals are underway for Cascadia Music’s annual Holiday Concert in December:
- Cascadia Chorale — Rehearsals are weekly on Mondays at 7 p.m. at the Methow Valley United Methodist Church under the direction of Rebecca Gallivan. No experience is necessary, just bring your voice and love for making music.
- Methow Valley Orchestra — Rehearsals are weekly on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp under Terry Hunt, orchestra director. Musicians who have at least two years of experience with their instrument and who read music are welcome. Contact Hunt for more information at email@example.com.
Proof of vaccination is required. Dress rehearsals and performances will be the week of Dec.11 – 14.
Contact Cascadia Music at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Live music in the valley
Methow Music Monthly, compiled by local musician George Schneider, is a free listing of live music events in the va slley. 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.
- Thursdays at 6 p.m. at the Twisp River Tap House, open mic jam and ping pong, hosted by Gregg Hardy. No cover.
- Fridays 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Methow Valley Community Center, Zumba dance lessons. By donation.
- Sept. 30, 7 p.m. at the Twisp River Tap House, Buzz Brump performs. Free.
OVOC fall concert
The Okanogan Valley Orchestra & Chorus (OVOC) fall concert, “New Beginnings,” will be on Oct. 15 starting at 3 p.m. at the Omak Performing Arts Center. Tickets for the family-oriented event are $10, available at the door or at Rawson’s in Okanogan. Visit ovocmusic.org for more information.
Music Association grants
The Winthrop Music Association board of directors announced that it is providing grants this year to the following organizations:
- The Cove Food Bank, $5,000.
- The Tommy Zbyszewski Methow Valley Education Foundation scholarship, $1,000.
- Room One, $2,000.
- Methow Valley School District music program, $1,500.
- Methow Housing Trust, $1,000.
- Washington Blues Society Musician Relief Program, $750.
Since its formation in 2005, the nonprofit Winthrop Music Association — which stages the annual Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival — has provided more than $90,000 in support for these and other organizations.