Meet the artists
The Confluence: Art in Twisp hosts a talk with artists represented in its current exhibits on Friday (Feb. 24) from 6 – 8 p.m. Attending will be “Hiraeth” curator Sarah Jo Lightner and artists Sandi Bransford, Janet Fagan, Salyna Gracie and Jennifer Loew; and “Birds, Bridges and Basalt” artist Abbie Birmingham. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. For information, call (509) 997‑2787.
New shows at Confluence
Two new exhibits will open on March 4 at The Confluence: Art in Twisp, both continuing through April 15. In the main gallery will be “Inspired,” which will combine art and poetry contributions; in the community gallery will be “Art for the Anthropocene,” featuring works by Claire Sianna Seaman.
“Inspired” is curated by Jennifer Molesworth and Merry Maxwell. There will be a poetry reading on March 5 to accompany the exhibit.
For information, visit www.confluencegallery.org.
‘Beauty and the Beast’ at Merc
The Merc Playhouse’s Tom Zbyszewski Children’s Theater will stage “Beauty and the Beast,” an adaption and dramatization of the classic story by Vera Morris, opening March 10 and continuing through March 26. The production is directed by Jane Orme and choreographed by Missi Smith.
Performances are at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $20 at the door; $5 for youth. Order online, and find more information, at www.mercplayhouse.org/happening-now.html.
Methow Pride stages ‘Snowball’
Methow Pride presents “Snowball,” a dance party and drag show, on March 11 at the Twisp Valley Grange, from 7:30 – 11:30 p.m. Cost is $10. The event features live music, dancing, a drag show by the Ice Queens of Wenatchee and Chelan, a photo booth by Sunfire Photography, and crowning of a Snowball king and queen. All ages are welcome. For information, visit www.methowpride.org.