“Rocky Horror Show” 9 p.m. today through Saturday, Performing Arts Center of Wenatchee, 123 N. Wenatchee Ave., $55 cabaret seating, $33 premium seating, $29 standard seating, $19 students, pacwen.org 663-2787
Last call for fishnets and Frank-N-Furter! The PAC hosts the final weekend of “The Rocky Horror Show,” a wildly fun musical about two newlyweds who wind up at the castle of a transvestite scientist. Two well-known directors star as the mad doctor — Wenatchee Follies director Jaime Donegan on Friday and longtime musical theater director Paul Atwood today and Saturday. Show up in costume and come prepared to receive a bag of props — the Red Hat ladies (Cynthia Brown and Stephanie Matthews) will show you what to do.
Third Sunday at the Garden Tomato Tasting Gala 3–5 p.m. Sunday, Community Education Garden, 1100 N. Western Ave., free 884-4073
Whether you’re a to-may-to fan or a to-mah-to fan, you’re invited. The WSU Chelan County Master Gardeners are hosting their annual Tomato Tasting Gala this Sunday. About two dozen different types of tomatoes will be available to sample, from heirlooms to hybrids, and in a rainbow of colors, all grown by the Master Gardeners themselves. Even if you aren’t inclined to try the tomatoes, the free plant clinic will offer guidance for lost gardeners looking to change or improve the way they garden. Tours of the beautiful and sustainable gardens boasting a variety of plants, edible or otherwise, are also available. For more information from one of the Master Gardeners, see Mary Fran McClure’s piece “You say ‘Tomato’” in the At Home section of Tuesday’s paper.
Queens of the Night 9 p.m. Wednesday, Boom Boom Room, 27 S. Chelan Ave., $5 822-0947
Weekdays in Wenatchee can be a bit of a drag … OK, we’ll spare you the terrible puns. But it’s true. And the Boom Boom Room has come up with just the thing to spice up your week. The Queens of the Night drag show promises drag queens and “Wenatchee’s finest and funniest” drag kings, not to mention drink specials all night. Check their Facebook for updates and more information.
Cecilia Durbin, Camille Bloom 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Friday, Der Hinterhof, free 548-5250
Two rockin’ songstresses heat up the outdoor beer garden Friday night. If you’ve never heard Chelan native Camille Bloom belt it out, stand back. She’s a powerhouse singer and songwriter, whether she’s with the full band or just a guitar. Kentucky singer Cecilia Durbin is just as passionate, but in a more subtle, introspective way.
Icicle Creek Theater Festival 1 p.m. Sunday, Snowy Owl Theater, 7409 Icicle Rd., $12 per play, $20 for both 265-6026
This weekend you can be there for first performance of two new plays. The directors of each have worked with professional actors and directors, and each play has undergone a series of rewrites and changes to lead up this weekend. Here’s the lineup:
A Perfect Robot at 1 p.m.: In this play by Sarah Saltwick, Mollybot may very well be the closest thing to human in the history of robots, but with her creator’s mysterious disappearance, new challenges arise in proving her worth to investors.
The Private Sector at 7 p.m.: Cory Finley writes a play about four new employees forced to prove themselves at a wilderness resort under increasingly difficult circumstances.
Leavenworth Wine Festival noon–6 p.m. Saturday Smallwood’s Harvest, 10461 Stemm Road, Peshastin, $40 per person, $75 for couples 548-4196
It’s the weekend — well, it will be soon. And it’s about the time you kicked up your feet and enjoyed a glass of wine. At the Wine Fest you can do just that, and you’ll have your choice of 20 regional wineries, gourmet dining and even a little cider to shake things up. Throughout the event you can enjoy live music by The Wicks and Jr. Cadillac and participate in drawings for bottles of wine and cider. Plus, a commemorative glass. Can it get any better? You can grab your tickets now online at cascadefarmlands.com, or on the day of the event at the Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce (548-5807.)
Lake Chelan Fine Arts Festival Today–Sunday, Riverwalk Park, Campbell’s River Room, free 953-3376
Lake Chelan gathered some of the best local and regional artists to show works of every medium — including wood, metal, ceramics, paint — in a huge fine arts and crafts show at Riverwalk Park. On Saturday and Sunday, bring the kids to Riverwalk Park to play while you peruse more than 30 arts and crafts booths, or bid on the festival’s “Art by the Foot” silent auction. Local bands will perform all weekend at Riverfront Park, including Waterdog, Django Jazz, Velvet Elvis and the Lake Boys to name a few.
Bread, Cheese and Cured Meat Festival 6 p.m. Saturday, White Heron Cellars, 23832 Fine Wine Rd NW., $10 797-9463
Have you ever wished you could spend your summer nights eating artisan sausage, bread, and cheese and listening to the rhythmy blues of a local band? We understand. And so do White Heron Cellars, and that’s why they’re putting on their annual festival dedicated to all of those things. Glondo’s Sausage out of Cle Elum, Vinman’s Bakery out of Ellensburg, and Alpine Lakes Cheese out of Peshastin will provide the food. Wenatchee-based Queens of Seven will provide the tunes. It’s up to you to provide the hungry audience.
Ayron Jones and the Way 7 p.m. Friday, Old Schoolhouse Brewery, 155 Riverside Ave., Winthrop, $2 996-3183
The Old Schoolhouse Brewery booked a killer weekend of blues and folk rock. Rivertown Ramblers open the weekend today, followed by a blues band out of Seattle that’s opened for the likes of Robert Cray and Lukas Nelson. The Stranger called their show “one of the most entertaining performances so far this year.” On Saturday, folk-rock musician Ian McFeron is on tour with a new record he’s billing as upbeat but soul-searching, “Time Will Take You,” featuring Alisa Milner on fiddle, cello and backing vocals, Norman Baker on bass and Mark Bateman on drums.
Celestial Cinema 8:30 p.m. Friday, Spring Creek Ranch, Winthrop, $10, kids under 10 free, springcreekwinthrop.com 996-2495
Goonies never say die! Bring your blankets and chairs for a movie night under the stars. For their last show, Celestial Cinema will screen the 1985 classic about a group of unlikely friends on an quest to find One-Eyed Willie’s pirate treasure.
Come early for dinner at 6:30 p.m. with food from local venues like Northcott BBQ and Rocking Horse Bakery. Games for kids will begin at 7:30 p.m., kids activities 7:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit Little Star Montessori School.
— Compiled by Holly Thorpe, Rachel Hansen