The Merc Playhouse will host auditions for the full production of “Ripcord,” written by David Lindsay-Abaire and directed by Phil Quevillon, on Saturday, July 29, from 4-6 p.m. and Wednesday, Aug. 2, from 5-7 p.m. Performances will be between Sept. 22 and Oct. 1. Callbacks will be Saturday, Aug. 5, from 4-6 p.m. Casting will include two women in their 70s-80s, one woman in her 30s-40s, and three men ages 20s though 40s. For information, visit www.mercplayhouse.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The comedy, promoted as “Golden Girls” meets “The Odd couple,” revolve around two women in a senior living facility who engage in an increasingly perilous competition for a prime living space.
‘The Claw’ at Merc
The Merc Playhouse’s summer camp for kids will present performances of “The Claw” on Aug. 4 at 4 p.m., Aug. 5 at 2 p.m., Aug. 11 at 4 p.m. and Aug. 12 at 2 p.m. There will be different casts for the two weekends. Admission is by donation. For information, visit www.mercplayhouse.org.
Sounds and storytelling
The Winthrop Library hosts “Storytelling through Sound: Sound Effects & Technology Workshop,” on Thursday, Aug. 10, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. The program is suggested for ages 10-16. Participants will explore the sounds inside movies and video games including sound effects, dialog and soundtracks.
Live music in the valley
The information below was provided by Methow Music Monthly and other sources. For more information, visit www.methowmusicmonthly.com.
• Mazama Ukulele Group, time and space to be determined. Email email@example.com for more information.
• Sundays, classical guitarist Terry Hunt at Twisp River Tap House, 5:30 p.m. No cover.
• First Sundays, The Methow Acoustic Musicians Association — an informal gathering of local folk who like to share music and sing together — meets at Twisp Town Park, 3-5 p.m.
• Tuesdays, Roberto Salina sings operatic versions of Latin and popular songs at Methow Valley Ciderhouse, Winthrop, 5 p.m. No cover.
• Wednesdays, “Wunderkind Wednesdays,” talented youth perform at the Twisp River Tap House, curated by Ilo Curtis, 6 p.m. No cover.
• Wednesdays, Zumba with Tani at Winthrop Physical Therapy and Fitness, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Free to gym members with drop-in rates available.
• Thursdays, Zumba with Brandi at Methow Valley Community Center, Room 7, 5:30-6:20 p.m. By donation.
• 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.
• Wednesday, July 26, local mandolin and guitar prodigy Ilo Curtis at Twisp River Tap House, 6:30 p.m.
• Thursday, July 27, acoustical guitarist and flautist Rojer Arnold at Twisp River Tap House, 6:30 p.m. No cover.
• Thursday, July 27, Swallowtail (Matt Armbrust and Emele Clothier) will perform at the OSB Taproom on the TwispWorks campus, 5:30 p.m. No cover.
• Friday, July 28, beach party luau and dance party with DJ Mantis at Twisp River Tap House, 7-9 p.m. No cover.
• Saturday, July 29, the Marcus Duke Project performs jazz, world, Brazilian and rock and roll at Twisp River Tap House. 6:30 p.m. No cover.
• Wednesday, Aug. 2, 16-year-old singer-songwriter and acoustical guitar prodigy Liberty Linklater offers a mix of country, folk and Americana at Twisp River Tap House, 6:30 p.m. No cover.
• Thursday, Aug. 3, acoustical guitarist and flautist Rojer Arnold at Twisp River Tap House, 6:30 p.m. No cover.
• Friday, Aug. 4, Two Lions Band performs folk-rock band, jazz and punk at Twisp River Tap House, 6:30 p.m. No cover.