Check it out: Our picks Nov. 22-28
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Gideon’s Daughter, Eden Moody 9 p.m. Friday, Columbia Valley Brewery, 538 Riverside Drive, free 888-9993
Country folk singer Eden Moody and Americana duo Gideon’s Daughter shake up Black Friday with a fun night at the brewery.
Aliya Marie 6:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Tastebuds Coffee & Wine, 212 Fifth St., no cover 888-2783
East Wenatchee native Aliya Marie plays a homecoming show after working on a music career in California. A few years ago, she packed up her guitar and enrolled to the Songwriting School of Los Angeles. Since then, she’s seen some success — she won a Southwest Airlines jingle contest with her band the Gajillionaires and launched a solo career with a new EP. She is also playing at Der Hinterhof Dec. 9.
“Our Shared Musical Journey — Father & Daughter Recital” 2 p.m. Sunday, Trinity United Methodist Church, 850 N. James Ave., East Wenatchee, free 679-4309
Father-daughter duo Sarah and Dale Crouse sing everything from country to Broadway to classical hymns. Ron Lodge accompanies.
Jim Faddis & One More Ride 7:30 p.m. Saturday, The Riverside Center, 201 Riverside Drive, $3 plus $8-$11 donation, cashmerecoffeehouse.com 548-1230
You might recognize Jim Faddis from area favorite Prairie Flyer. Faddis will bring his latest solo album to Cashmere Saturday and a few musicians friends to back him up for a night of bluegrass with influences of Steve Earle, Guy Clark and Merle Haggard.
Sheila Roberts 1-3 p.m. Fri.-Sat., A Book for All Seasons, 703 Highway 2; book signing of “Better than Chocolate” and “Merry Ex-Mas,” free 548-1451
Sheila Roberts debuts two new books about the fictional town Icicle Falls, based on Leavenworth. “Better than Chocolate” tells the tale of a family chocolate business struggling to make one last stand before the bank shutters the place. She’ll also sign “Merry Ex-mas,” about three women who face ghosts of love past.
Christkindlmarkt 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday, downtown Leavenworth, Festhalle, $5 per lantern, $6 for pre-decorated lanterns 548-5807
Leavenworth cranks up the Christmas magic with the Christkind (Golden Angel) — the symbol of Christmas in Germany. Browse the shop then take the kids to play games and warm up at the Chumstick Grange Hall. Families can build their own lantern noon to 4 p.m. Friday to Saturday and bring it to the Lantern Parade at 5 p.m.
Norman Baker & The Backroads 7 p.m. Saturday, Icicle Brewing Co., 935 Front St., no cover 548-2739
Pedal steel country meets quirky pop folk, with an exclusively Northwest feel with songs like “Treehugger Stomp” and “Nisqually Earthquake Waltz.” A Seattle favorite, they’ve shared stages with Head & the Heart and Bryan John Appleby.
Hot Friday 6 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Friday, downtown Chelan, free 682-4322
Pass the hot cocoa and get the holiday shopping done early (and local). A few stores will swing open the doors at 6 a.m., with more at 7 a.m. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand at Riverwalk Books. Gather around the Christmas Tree by the museum for a town tree lighting ceremony at 5 p.m.
“Thanks, Ewe All” Noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Snowgrass Winery, 6701 Entiat River Road, free, 784-5101
Snowgrass gives thanks to its fans and resident sheep with a new holiday red wine, “Flambeau” and live acoustic music.
Origami wreath-making 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Confluence Gallery & Art Center, 104 Glover St., Twisp, $15 997-2787
Margaret Kingston teaches artists of all ages to fold brightly colored paper into beautiful Christmas wreathes.
Christmas at the End of the Road Friday-Saturday, downtown Winthrop, free, winthropwashington.com (888) 463-8469
Ole west Winthrop throws its annual Christmas extravaganza with hot air balloons, childrens activities, caroling and a giant fireworks show.
On the schedule:
2 p.m.: Storytelling at Trail’s End Bookstore
5 p.m.: Night Hot Air Balloon glow
Noon: Santa arrives
1 p.m.: Children’s Winter Fest at Winthrop Barn
3 p.m.: Caroling
5 p.m.: Town lighting
6 p.m.: Fireworks
— Compiled by Rachel Hansen, World staff
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