“In | Habit — Seeing the Spirit in the Pacific Northwest” Reception 5-8 p.m. Friday, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 428 S. King St., free 662-5635
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church challenges you to think about the natural world as a place to experience the divine with art chosen from faculty at the Grunewald Guild, a faith-based retreat center in Plain. The church will also be open First Friday Dec. 7.
Warren Miller’s “Flow State” 7 p.m. Friday, Wenatchee Convention Center, 121 Wenatchee Ave., $13 adults, $11 youths 18 and under, $1 off advance tickets at Arlberg Sports and Java Dog Espresso; 670-1993
Sunday’s snow was just a tease. Ready for the real stuff? The Mission Ridge volunteer ski patrol screens its annual powder sports film with more jumps, sprays and tricks than you can shake a ski pole at. Show up at 6 p.m. for a silent auction. Proceeds benefit the ski patrol.
Julie Zielinski, book signing 9-11 a.m. Friday, Cellar Cafe, 249 North Mission St., 662-1722; 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Java Station, 531 South Miller St. 888-5369
Wenatchee author Julie Zielinski reflects on her son’s suicide while informing parents and children of the dangers of suicide in “Matt’s Last Call: Surviving Our Protectors.” With 25 suicides this year, the topic couldn’t be more relevant.
Numerica Festival of Trees: Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree Friday-Sunday, Performing Arts Center of Wenatchee, 123 N Wenatchee Ave., costs vary, pacwen.org 663-2787
The PAC throws it’s annual holiday party with a little something for everyone. Pick up some Christmas decorating ideas from the 13 incredible Christmas trees by different community groups. Kids can get their first glimpse of Santa, and a spoonful of ice cream. Next weekend, the area’s best performers will ring in the holidays with dancing, music and theatrics. Proceeds benefit the PAC, a nonprofit venue.
On the schedule:
Tree viewing, free: 3-6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday
Little Black Dress Party (sold out): 7 p.m. Friday
Sundaes with Santa, $10: 1 p.m. Sunday
Holiday Spice, $15-$20: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29
Wenatchee Empty Bowls Festival 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8; 1:30-6 p.m. Dec. 20; Wenatchee Public Library, 310 Douglas St., $15 includes bowl and dinner Jan. 18 662-6156
Fight hunger with a paintbrush Saturday with the first weekend of Wenatchee Empty Bowls. Here’s how it works: Paint a ceramic bowl, leave it there so it can be fired in a kiln, then come back in January to enjoy a soup dinner in your new bowl. Proceeds benefit 13 local food banks. Organizers will also raffle off bowls and platters made by local artists.
Laugh Riot 8 p.m. Saturday, Wenatchee Convention Center, 121 Wenatchee Ave., $22 advance, $25 door, laughriot.net 662-4411
Two big-name comedians are coming to town to lighten up the gray, dark days. You might remember Carl Banks on BET’s “Comic View,” A&E’s “An Evening at the Improv.” He was also a cast member of “In Living Color” and appeared on “Seinfeld” and “The Drew Carey Show.” Kermit Apio won the Seattle International Comedy Festival, The Great American Comedy Festival and has headlined comedy clubs across the country.
“Dive!” 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center, 127 S. Mission St., $5 888-6240
The Wenatchee Valley Environmental Film Series shows a timely documentary that follows a group of friends who dumpster dive behind Los Angeles supermarkets to drive home a point — nearly 96 billion pounds of edible food is sent directly to landfills each year. After the movie, members of EAT and Community Farm Connection will lead a discussion about local efforts to keep good food from going to waste.
Enchantment Celebration Weekend Friday-Saturday, Barn Beach Reserve, 347 Division St., free 548-1451
Celebrate the towering mountains and meandering trails above Leavenworth with three events. On Friday, biologist David Williams will discuss the history of cairns, from Scotland’s moors to Himalayan peaks. Find out how to make them Saturday during a two-hour workshop. Then, celebrate the Enchantment Lakes with Greg and Kathi Rivers Shannon, who backpacked the Enchantment Lakes every October for 30 years. Bring some finger food for a potluck, your favorite backpacking recipe and a photo of the Enchantments for a “Backpacker’s Choice” contest.
On the schedule:
7 p.m. Friday: “Cairns — Messengers in Stone” lecture by author David Williams
12-2 p.m. Saturday: Cairn-building workshop
2-4 p.m. Saturday: Enchantment Lakes Celebration with Greg and Kathi Rivers Shannon
“Stirring the Fire, a Global Movement toward Gender Equality” 7 p.m. Friday, Sleeping Lady Chapel Theater, 7375 Icicle Road; $20 general, $15 seniors, students, veterans; book signing after lecture, sleepinglady.com 548-6344
Phil Borges has documented endangered cultures around the world for more than 25 years. On Friday, the photographer will talk about his latest project that showcases extraordinary women and the issues they face in the developing world.
Banff Mountain Film Festival 7 p.m. Tuesday, Leavenworth Festhalle, 1001 Front St., advance $13 adults, $8 kids; door $15 adults, $10 kids, skileavenworth.com 548-5477
The Leavenworth Winter Sports Club screens Banff’s best breathtaking footage of death-defying outdoor sports, encounters with wildlife and exotic adventures around the world. A silent auction starts at 6 p.m. Free raffle prizes will be awarded during intermission.
— Compiled by Rachel Hansen, World staff