The Methow Valley Photography Club meets Thursday (Feb. 9) at 7 p.m. in the meeting room at TwispWorks, Building A. Visitors are welcome. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
OVOC variety show
There will be music for all tastes — everything from Americana and acoustic guitar to swing, original rock, brass band, baroque flute and worship music — on Saturday (Feb. 11) when the Okanogan Valley Orchestra & Chorus host a musical variety show. A dozen acts will share their talents. The concert starts at 6 p.m. at the Omak Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10 for adults and free for those 18 and younger.
The Merc Playhouse is looking for three cast members for its Readers Theater production of “The Lifespan of a Fact,” which will open in mid-April.
“The Lifespan of a Fact” is a stage adaption of a nonfiction book of the same title co-written by John D’Agata and Jim Fingal, which followed the real-life fact-checking process for a magazine-length narrative essay.
The cast is one woman and two men:
• The woman editor of a major national magazine.
• A just-out-of-college fact-checker for the magazine.
• A renowned national writer whose essay is being fact-checked.
Rehearsals will be in early April; there will likely be a few table readings before that. If interested, email email@example.com. Scripts are available for review.
Methow Arts presents the legendary Second City comedy troupe in an adults-only performance, “Second City Swipes Right: an Incomplete guide to the Ultimate Date Night,” on Saturday (Feb. 11) at the Winthrop Barn.
The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Visit www.methowarts.org/category/events to buy tickets for what will likely be a sold-out event, or come by the Methow Arts office in Twisp. Individual tickets are $40; a Gold Premier Table is $250 for four; a Gold Table is $200 for four.
Ecstatic Dance sessions will be offered on Friday, Feb. 10, March 3 and March 17, from 7-9 p.m. at Wellspring, Methow Valley Community Center. Cost is $10. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
R&B Festival tickets
Tickets are now on sale for the annual Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival, scheduled for July 21-23 at the Blues Ranch west of Winthrop.
This year’s lineup is scheduled to include Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, North Mississippi Allstars, Ruthie Foster, Marc Broussard, Rick Estrin & the Nightcats, Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers, Jackie Venson, Too Slim & the Taildraggers, Yates McKendree, Veronica Lewis and the Methow Juke Joint Allstars.
Visit https://winthropbluesfestival.com for complete information.
Reggae at Omak PAC
Reggae singer Mike Love will perform at the Omak Performing Arts Center on Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. Love’s sound is rooted in the message-based music of reggae and Rastafari, fusing progressive and classic rock, soul, blues, jazz, flamenco, classical and more. Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for students. Children 4 and under are free. Tickets are available at Rawson’s in Okanogan, Kelley Connect in Omak, Tonasket Interiors and online at www.omakpac.org.
Live music in the valley
The information below was provided by Methow Music Monthly (MethowMusicMonthly@gmail.com) and other sources.
• First Sundays, The Methow Acoustic Musicians Association — an informal gathering of local folk who like to share music and sing together — meets at The Cove 2, Twisp, 3-5 p.m.
• Mondays (but Feb. 14), Twisp and Mazama ukulele groups at Winthrop library community space, 4 p.m., newcomers welcome. Email email@example.com for information.
• Tuesdays (except Feb. 14), classical singer Roberto Salina at Methow Valley Ciderhouse, Winthrop, 5:30-8 p.m. No cover.
• Wednesdays, line dancing and more with Debbie Bair at Twisp River Tap House, 6-8:30 p.m. $10.
• Wednesdays Zumba with Tani at Winthrop Physical Therapy and Fitness, 11 a.m. Free to gym members; drop-in rates available. for information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Thursdays, Zumba with Brandi at Methow Valley Community Center gym, 5:30-6:20 p.m. By donation.
• Fridays, open mic jam with Gregg Hardy at Twisp River Tap House, 6 p.m.-close. No cover.
• Fridays, Soleil Kelley, Loren Boley and Isaac Shaw at Meza restaurant, Winthrop, 6-8 p.m. No cover.
• Feb. 11, The Summit Band, featuring local musicians Ray Beaupre, Mike Schliesser and Gregg Hardy deliver old-fashion rock ‘n’ roll at Twisp River Tap House, 7 p.m. No cover.
• Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day Special with Cascade Highway featuring Emele Clothier, Matt Armbrust, John Evans and Jason Russell at Methow Valley Ciderhouse, 5-9 p.m. Dinner available, reservations only, $55.
• Feb. 16, open mic with Stephen Kish at OSB Taproom, Twisp, 5:30-8 p.m. All kinds of performances welcomed. No cover.
• Feb. 17, Stephen Kish brings his eclectic style to the OSB Pub, Winthrop, 6-9 p.m. No cover.
• Feb. 18, Jerome Bowler and Randy Thordarson offer a variety of genres at Methow Valley Ciderhouse, Winthrop, 6-9 p.m. No cover.
• Feb. 18, The New Family Dog, featuring Terry Hunt, Marcus Duke, Galen Hunt, Todd Eberline and Sarah Studen, at Twisp River Tap House, 7 p.m. No cover.