Cascadia concert on Saturday
Cascadia Music will present a special performance, “Music of the Americas,” on Saturday (May 13) at the Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp. The concert will feature the Cascadia Chorale, Pipestone Orchestra and Pipestone Youth Orchestra.
The Hottell Ragtime Band will open the show at 6:30 p.m.; the Cascadia performances will begin at 7 p.m. Before the concert, kids will be offered an opportunity to see and hear the instruments in the orchestra and have them demonstrated by orchestra members.
Admission is by donation. For information, email email@example.com or visit www.cascadiamusic.org.
Twisp Art Walk
The Twisp Spring Art Walk, featuring artists, makers, musicians and food vendors, will be happening all day on Saturday, May 20. The free event starts from 9 a.m.-noon at the Methow Valley Farmers Market, continues from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. with shopping and activities such as street Scrabble and a community chalk mural on Glover Street, and continues into the evening with live music and food vendors from 11 a.m. forward at the TwispWorks campus. There will be a live DJ at Methow Arts, and performances by Cascadia Music. The Shift will take the Pavilion stage at TwispWorks from 3-5 p.m. For more information, visit https://twispwa.com. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://twispwa.com/events/ if you are interested in participating as a vendor or business.
Artist Perri Howard and naturalist David Lukas are offering “The Naturalist’s Sketchbook: A Springtime Adventure Series,” a series of three field excursions combined with studio time; the remaining dates are May 13 and 27 from noon-5 p.m. each day. Cost is $95 per class. Each session will include a two-hour field trip in the Methow Valley, followed by two hours of studio time at Howard’s studio on the TwispWorks campus for writing, drawing, and reflection. Register through Eventbrite; by text or phone (509) 557-2299; or by email at email@example.com.
‘Book of Liz’ is back
The Merc Playhouse Readers Theater production of “The Book of Liz” will be reprised June 2 and 4, at 7 p.m. on Friday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is by donation. The play, written by Amy and David Sedaris, is directed by Phil Quevillon. It had an earlier run this year that was disrupted by rain damage.
Trashion Show tickets
General admission tickets are now available online for the June 3 Trashion Show presented by The Confluence: Art in Twisp. Tickets can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/6002992. Visit www.confluencegallery.org/events/trashion-show for more information.
General admission ticket prices $20. Ages 21 and over only.
The Trashion Show is returning after a three-year absence related to COVID. It will be at the Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp. Emceed by former executive director of The Merc Playhouse Missy Smith, the show opens for a VIP reception at 5 p.m., followed by a general admission opening at 6 p.m. The design showcase itself begins at 7 p.m.
Arts Fest is moving
The Methow Valley Arts Fest, which has been held on the Fourth of July at Twisp Town Park for years, will move to the TwispWorks campus this year.
Because of the Arts Fest set-up, the usual staging area for the annual Fourth of July parade will need to be relocated, to a spot yet to be determined.
The Arts Fest, which begins after the parade, will be from 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. This year’s theme will be “Outer Space.”
Chamber Music Festival
Tickets for the Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival are now available for four performances in June.
The four concerts are on June 15, 17, 22 and 24. There will be many opportunities to hear music for free, including open rehearsals in the community center, plus one scheduled at Sun Mountain Lodge and one at the Mazama Public House. People can also hear selections from the concerts at the farmers market in Twisp on June 17 and 24.
Tickets can be purchased online at methowmusicfestival.org, where there will also be details about the performers and program. Ticket prices are $40 per ticket; a discounted season ticket to all four concerts is $150.
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.
• Tuesdays, Mazama Ukulele Group at Winthrop library community space, 4-6 p.m., newcomers welcome. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
• Wednesdays, line dancing and more with Debbie Bair at Twisp River Tap House, 6-8:30 p.m. $10.
• Wednesdays, Zumba 101 with Tani at Winthrop Physical Therapy and Fitness, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Free to gym members; drop-in rates available. For information, email email@example.com.
• Thursdays (no class May 18 or May 25), Zumba with Brandi at Methow Valley Community Center gym, 5:30-6:20 p.m. By donation. Through June, 50% of all donations will go to Friends of the Pool.
• Every other Friday, Ecstatic Dance at Methow Valley Community Center, Wellspring Room, $10.
• Fridays, open mic jam with Gregg Hardy at Twisp River Tap House, 6:30 p.m.-closing. No cover.
• Fridays, Soleil Kelley, Loren Boley and Isaac Shaw and friends, at Meza restaurant, Winthrop, 6-8 p.m. No cover.
• Thursday, May 11, open mic with Stephen Kish at OSB Taproom, Twisp, 5-8 p.m. No cover.
• Thursday, May 11, Fred Cooley, guitar and vocals, at Twisp River Tap House, 6 p.m. No cover.
• Saturday, May 13, Devil’s Gulch and Make Up Sax at the Twisp River Tap House, No cover.
• Sunday, May 14, classical guitarist Terry Hunt at Twisp River Tap House, 5:30 p.m. No cover.
• Sunday, May 14, Swallowtail (Matt Armbrust and Emele Clothier) at Methow Valley Ciderhouse, Winthrop, 4-8 p.m.
• Thursday, May 18, Seattle-based singer-songwriter, guitarist and banjoist Nick Drummond, Twisp River Tap House. No cover.
• Friday, May 19, Sky Kyss featuring Buddy Thomas, Shelley Block and Chris Campbell at Twisp Eagles, 8 p.m. No cover.
• Saturday, May 20, Danville offers original rock, bluegrass, Americana and folk at Twisp River Tap House, 7 p.m. No cover.
• Sunday, May 21, annual Pam Hunt Studio Recital at Methow Valley Community Center, 3-5 p.m. Free.
• Sunday, May 21, Swallowtail (Matt Armbrust and Emele Clothier) at Twisp River Tap House, 6 p.m. No cover.
• Tuesday, May 23, Stephen Kish performs at Mazama Public House, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. No cover.
• Thursday, May 25, Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival guitarist Rojer Arnold at Twisp River Tap House. No cover.
• Friday, May 26, Zonky, a new local jam band featuring Steve Hirsch, Peter Neitlich, Will Kiefer, Mike Borowski, Hans Smith, and EA Weymuller, at Methow Valley Ciderhouse, Winthrop. 6-9 p.m. No cover.