First Friday 5-8 p.m. today, downtown Wenatchee, free 888-6240
It’s the perfect time of year for a walk downtown. Watch flowers blooming on the street corners and canvases at the First Friday art walk. At every First Friday venue you stop, enter your name for a chance to win two tickets to the Wenatchee Downtown Association’s second annual “Girls Night Out” on April 19.
Pick up a map and check out the new “Dog and Cat Show” at Wenatchee Valley Museum. Linda Lowry’s vivid colors and photographic composition will take you to another place in Gallery 4 South’s show, “Photographic Expressions.” Two Rivers Gallery continues its third anniversary celebration with hors d’ oeuvres, wine tasting and music by Celestial Strings. Kasey Koski — a Wenatchee painter and mixed media artist — is showing her work at Lemolo Café. Check out artists Jan Cook Mack and Nik Penny at Caffé Mela before the Star Anna show at 8 p.m. On Columbia Street, watercolorist Lila Putnam recently opened her new gallery space inside Salon Expressions.
Kate Lynn Logan, Star Anna & the Laughing Dogs 8 p.m. today, Caffé Mela, 17 N. Wenatchee Ave., $10 advance at ticketfly.com, $15 door 888-0374
There’s something about Star Anna’s voice that’s both aching and tough, deeply beautiful and straight from the soul. The Ellensburg native recently paired up with guitarist Mike McCready of Pearl Jam on her latest album, “Alone in this Together.” Waterville native Kate Lynn Logans opens.
Ohm Wrecker and DJs FLY1N6M1K3, Welfed, SOHC, Kid Break 9 p.m. today The Hurricane Lounge, 240 N. Wenatchee Ave., Wenatchee, $5 470-8444
The Hurricane Lounge serves up a night of heavy bass and a touch of dub step with a glitch electronica twist for First Flight Friday. Seattle’s Ohm Wrecker (formerly known as Dubble Penetration) headlines. They’re a trippy electronica duo conceived at Burning Man by Penny Wide Pupils (Will Costello) and Humpfree LowGart (Jon Curran).
Seattle Men’s Chorus — “The Beatles, Come Together” Pre-show discussion 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m. show Saturday, Performing Arts Center of Wenatchee, 123 N. Wenatchee Ave., $15 students, $25 adults 663-2787
The Seattle Men’s Chorus will bring their new Beatles tribute show, along with a message of unity and acceptance. The night begins with a half-hour panel discussion with a few of the singers. The benefit show was organized in memory of Rafael Morelos, an openly gay teen who committed suicide in January. Part of the proceeds will be donated to his family and the rest will be given to Partnership for Children and Families, the umbrella nonprofit for more than 35 organizations, including Catholic Family & Child Services, Children’s Home Society of Washington, SAGE (DSV) Crisis Center of Chelan-Douglas Counties and Women’s Resource Center of NCW.
“The Great Missoula Floods, Other Megafloods and Wenatchee Reach” 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center, 127 S. Mission St., free 665-2100
What caused the scabland topography of Eastern Washington — the great Missoula Flood, several Ice Age floods, or something else? Richard Waitt, a research geologist from U.S. Geological Survey, will examine the evidence.
Noah Gunderson, Ben Fisher 8 p.m. Thursday, Caffé Mela, 17 N. Wenatchee. Ave., Wenatchee, $10 advance at ticketfly.com, $15 door 888-0374
Just listen to Noah Gunderson’s lyrics for for a few seconds and you can’t look away: “I don’t want to be a proud man, just a man. A little less like my father and more like my dad.” His sound is folk with his spare acoustic instrumentation and deep, soft voice.
First Friday Jam 7 p.m. today, George Community Hall, 403 W. Montmorency, free, georgecoffeehouse.com
George’s bluegrass and American roots jam will take a turn toward the gospel tonight. Bring a dish for the potluck at 6 p.m., and bring an instrument for the jam at 7. Any guitarless old hoots can tap a foot or slap a knee.
“Planet Chelan” First Friday 5 p.m. today, downtown Chelan, free 682-4322
Local experts will be on hand to talk about organic farming, recycling and composting, solar power, safe pest control and protecting Chelan’s natural beauty. Main Street Gallery’s “Artists in Action” will feature Concie Luna making recycled callage cards. Kids can craft egg carton bugs at the Chelan Museum.
— Rachel Hansen, World staff