‘Girl on the Train’ continues
The Readers’ Theater production of “The Girl on the Train,” based on the best-selling book by Paula Hawkins and a subsequent movie, and directed by Jane Orme, continues this weekend at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp. Performances are 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday (Oct. 20 and 21), and 2 p.m. on Sunday (Oct. 22). Admission is by donation. Visit www.mercplayhouse.org for information.
Get the ‘Big Picture’
The Liberty Bell Drama Company fall production, “The Big Picture,” will be staged at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp on Oct. 24 and 27 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 29 at 2 p.m. Admission is free for families of the cast and crew, Methow Valley School District students, and staff; $15 for general community members. Cash and check only at the door.
“The Big Picture” is an evening of short plays woven together into a cohesive evening of theater. There will be nine 10-minute plays with an intermission in the middle. The material will range from comedy to drama to tragedy and even some tragicomedy.
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 Hall. Friday there will be a country and honkytonk 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.
Holiday gift shop
The Confluence: Art in Twisp is calling for artist submissions of items for its holiday gift shop. They are looking for pieces in a variety of sizes and mediums including cards, pottery, decor, jewelry, fiber, or other giftable items. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with images and a description of size, medium and price by Nov. 1.
Methow At Home sponsors swing dance lessons focused on the Triple Step and Lindy Hop, with Jeff and Tracy Pownie, on Nov. 3 and Nov. 10 from 4:30-6;30 p.m. at the Twisp Valley Grange. Cost is $20 for members and $40 for nonmembers. Visit methowathome.org to register.
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 email@example.com.
• Thursdays, Zumba workout at Methow Valley Community Center, 5:30-6:20 p.m. By donation.
• 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.
• 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 appears at Sun Mountain Lodge, 7-9 p.m. No cover.
• Friday, Oct. 27, Lonesome & Pine, a folk/blues duo from Vashon Island, at Old Schoolhouse Brewery, Winthrop, 6-9 p.m. No cover.
• Saturday, Nov. 4, Methow made music with the elusive Zonky at Twisp River Tap House. No cover.
• Friday, Nov. 17, SmallTown Strings, a brother-sister duo from Curlew (niece and nephew of Brandi Carlisle) offer a mix of folk, Americana, and indie at Sun Mountain Lodge, 6 p.m. Benefit for Cascadia Music; $10 donation suggested.