40 FINGERs at Omak PAC
Four guitarists from Italy, 40 Fingers, will perform at the the Omak Performing Arts Center on Saturday (Oct. 7) at 7 p.m. The group will perform their own compositions as well as well-known covers. Tickets are $28 for adults, $10 for students with children under 5 free. Tickets can be purchased at omakpac.org. Call (509) 846-4773 for information.
FunFest this weekend
A Fall FunFest featuring music, games, trails, and other activities as well as onsite camping, will be staged Saturday (Oct. 7) starting at noon at the Twisp River Fun Ranch, 688 Twisp River Road. Cost is $20 at the gate, free for ages up to 12. Advertised performers are the Unsinkable Heavies, Panda Conspiracy, the Chumlillies, Zonky, Blackpine, the Wednesday, and Insite Sounds. For information, email. Twispriverfunranch@gmail.com.
Two new exhibits will open Saturday, Oct. 14, at The Confluence: Art in Twisp: “From Root to Canopy” in the main gallery, and “Painting the Grain,”works by Kalindi Kunis, in the Community Gallery. Both continue through Nov. 18 An opening reception will be from 5-7 p.m. on Oct. 14.
“From Roots to Canopy,” curated by Joanne Marracci, is described as “a celebration of all the parts of the mystical, life giving Tree and its importance to the very survival of our planet.”
Poetry readings at Casia
Join poets from across the Columbia Plateau, including members of the Methow’s own Confluence Poets, as they read poems from the latest edition of the “Shrub-Steppe Poetry Journal” on Friday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Casia Lodge Cascade Room. The free event, hosted by Methow Press, is open to the public. Light snacks and beverages will be available. For information, visit methowpress.com.
At the Merc
The Merc Playhouse’s next presentation is a Readers’ Theater production of “The Girl on the Train,” based on the bestselling novel by Paula Hawkins and the DreamWorks film, and directed by Jane Orme. Performance dates are Oct. 13-22. Shows are at 7 p.m. on Oct. 13, 14, 20 and 21, and at 2 p.m. on Oct. 22. Admission is by donation at all performances; there are no pre-sales.
Cascadia Chorale needs you
The Cascadia Chorale, directed by Terry Hunt, has started rehearsing for its Holiday Concert and invites people to join. Singers practice on Monday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Methow Valley United Methodist Church between Twisp and Winthrop. Prior experience singing or reading music is helpful. All ages are welcome and no auditions are required.
The Holiday Concert featuring the Cascadia Chorale, the Pipestone Orchestra and friends will be held on Dec. 12 and 13. For more information, contact Terry Hunt at email@example.com or (509) 699-3589.
Dancing at the grange
Two days of dancing with the Seattle-based Paradise Drifters Country Band will be offered Oct. 27-28 at the Twisp Valley Grange. Friday there will be a country and honky tonk dance night from 8-10:30 p.m. On Saturday from 2-4 p.m. there will be a workshop on community square dancing. Saturday evening from 6-9 p.m. there will be a square dance. Ticket prices to be announced.
Live music in the valley
The information below was provided by Methow Music Monthly and other sources. For more information, visit www.methowmusicmonthly.com.
• Sundays, classical guitarist Terry Hunt at Twisp River Tap House, 6 p.m. No cover.
• Mondays, Cascadia Chorale rehearsals, Methow Valley United Methodist Church, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
• Wednesdays, dance instruction with Debbie Bair at Twisp River Tap House, 6-8:30 p.m. $10.
• Wednesdays, Methow Ukulele Group meets at Mazama Store, 4-6 p.m. More information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Thursdays (except Oct. 5), Zumba workout at Methow Valley Community Center, 5:30-6:20 p.m. By donation.
• Thursdays, blues guitarist and flautist Rojer Arnold, Twisp River Tap House, 6:30 p.m. No cover.
• Thursdays, Pipestone Orchestra rehearsals at Methow Valley Community Center, 6 p.m.
•Thursdays in October, A Cove canned soup & cup o’ noodles soup drive at Twisp River Tap House, donate and receive 10% off your purchase.
• Fridays, open mic jam with Gregg Hardy at Twisp River Tap House, 6 p.m.-closing. No cover.
• First and third Fridays, Friday Feels (Soleil Kelley, Loren Boley, Isaac Shaw, Noah Ashford and friends) at Meza restaurant, Winthrop, 6-8 p.m. No cover.
• Friday, Oct. 6, Stephen Kish at Old Schoolhouse Brewery, Winthrop, 6 p.m. No cover.
• Thursday, Oct. 5, and Saturday, Oct. 7, singer/songwriter Brooke “Madame” Mackintosh at Sun Mountain Lodge, 7 p.m. No cover.
• Tuesday, Oct. 10, Nic Allen offers classic rock/folk/blues to current hits at Mazama Public House, 5:30-8:30 p.m. No cover.
• Saturday, Oct. 14, Nic Drummond brings his distinct alt-folk sound to the Twisp River Tap House. No cover.
• Tuesday, Oct. 17, singer/songwriter and recording artist Jeffrey Foucault at Sun Mountain Lodge, 7 p.m. $25.
• Thursday, Oct. 19, Stephen Kish at OSB Taproom, Twisp, 6-9 p.m. No cover.
• Friday, Oct. 20, Okanogan native Natalie Johnson plays a mix of folk, Americana old and new and the classics at Old Schoolhouse Brewery, Winthrop, 6-9 p.m. No cover.
• Tuesday, Oct. 24, George Schneider/Marcus Duke Duo at Mazama Public House, 5:30-8:30 p.m. No cover.
• Thursday, Oct. 26, Swallowtail (Matt Armbrust, and Emele Clothier) at the OSB Taproom, Twisp, 5:30-8:30 p.m. No cover.
• Friday, Oct. 27, locally legendary folk singer Hank Cramer performs at Sun Mountain Lodge, 7-9 p.m. No cover.
• Friday, Oct. 27, Lonesome & Pine, a folk/blues duo, at Old Schoolhouse Brewery, Winthrop, 6-9 p.m. No cover.
• Saturday, Nov. 4, Zonky performs at Twisp River Tap House. No cover.
• Friday, Nov. 17, SmallTown Strings, a brother-sister duo from Curlew, offer a mix of folk, Americana and indie at Sun Mountain Lodge, 6 p.m. Benefit for Cascadia Music; $10 donation suggested.