‘Thrill the World’ dance canceled
WENATCHEE — Organizers of the local portion “Thrill the World” dance, a worldwide attempt to recreate the dance from Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” have canceled the event due to lack of interest. The local dance, a fundraiser for The Kitty Rescue cat adoption program, was to take place Saturday at Wenatchi Park; practices and instruction scheduled for 6 p.m. today and 3:30 p.m. Friday have also been canceled.
Khoomei-Taiko Ensemble 7:30 p.m. Friday; Performing Arts Center of Wenatchee, 123 N. Wenatchee Ave.; $23; pacwen.org 663-2787
The Khoomei-Taiko Ensemble combines Mongolian and Japanese folk music and cultural traditions, led by artistic director Kaoru Watanabe. Khoomei-Taiko implements instruments and techniques such as morin khuur (horse-head fiddle), Mongolian jaw harp, khoomei (throat singing), long song, matgaal (praise) songs, Japanese flutes and taiko (drums).
Synic Radio “The Trilogy” hip-hop show 8 p.m. Saturday; The Volcano Night Club, 27 N. Chelan Ave.; $6 888-1054
Synic Radio, a Wenatchee-based show promoter and music distributor, offers up a hip-hop concert featuring local and out-of-town artists. The show features freestyle battles and free admission for the first 10 female patrons; it’s open only to guests 18 and older.
Jubilee, indie rock 6:30 p.m. Wednesday; Mountain Springs Lodge, 19115 Chiwawa Loop Road; $10 advance, $12 at door; brownpapertickets.com 668-4663
Seattle quintet Jubilee plays a fundraising concert in Plain. A portion of proceeds from the show go to the International Justice Mission which helps fight child prostitution and slavery across the world. Band members include singer-guitarist Curtis Romjue, singer-keyboardist Grace Romjue, cellist Emily Peterson, guitarist Jonny Akamu and drummer Steven Wilbur. Local folk singer Beth Whitney opens. Artwork by local and regional artists is also on display during the event, and available for sale.
Tania Opland and Mike Freeman, world music 7:30 p.m. Friday; Barn Beach Reserve, 347 Division St.; $3; leavenworthcoffeehouse.org 548-7374
Since 1995, the duo has performed together internationally, playing acoustic music in various styles and languages. Using instruments such as hammered dulcimer, cittern and Native American flute, the musicians open the Leavenworth Community Coffeehouse’s new season.
Bill Staines, folk 7 p.m. Tuesday; Merc Playhouse, 101 Glover St.; $20; acousticmusic.com/staines 996-3528
Folk legend Staines brings his year-round tour to Twisp, presented by local promoter Hank Cramer. Staines’ guitar skills and honeyed voice both enliven traditional folk and animate his original work, rooted in American folk traditions. His songs have been recorded by Fairport Convention, Nanci Griffith and Jerry Jeff Walker, among others, and his composition “A Place in the Choir (All God’s Critters)” has become a children’s music classic.