Check it out: Our picks Feb. 14-Feb. 20
Thursday, February 14, 2013
“Mission Improv Presents Valentine’s Day” 7 p.m. today, Clearwater Steakhouse, 838 Valley Mall Parkway, East Wenatchee, $40 includes dinner, brownpapertickets.com 670-8233
Lovers and loners, get ready to laugh at the true meaning of Valentine’s Day. Mission Improv takes on the four-letter L-word in a series comedy sketches and musical numbers. The show includes a three-course dinner — prime rib or scampi shrimp, anyone?
Winter Ice Gala 6 p.m. Friday, Town Toyota Center, 1300 Walla Walla St., $100 per person includes formal dinner and a glass of wine, towntoyotacenter.com 667-7847
The Town Toyota Center rolls out the red carpet for Valentine’s Day with a formal, candlelit dinner and a headline performance by Team USA skaters Jean-Luc Baker and Kaitlin Hawayek. The pair won the silver medal at the National Junior Championships last month. The night also includes performances by Miss Washington 2012, the Glen Isaacson string trio, violinist Gigi Stephens, vocalist Stacia McRae and the Wenatchee Figure Skating Club. Proceeds benefit the Youth Arena Enrichment fund.
The Great Washington Porter Festival 5-11 p.m. Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, Saddlerock Pub & Brewery, 25 N. Wenatchee Ave., no cover 888-4790
Celebrate George Washington’s birthday with a pint of his favorite brew — a rich, dark porter ale. He brewed his own at his estate at Mount Vernon in 1757. Have a taste of porters brewed by some of the region’s best breweries, including Icicle Brewing (Leavenworth), Elysian Brewing (Seattle), Diamond Knot Brewing (Mukilteo), Methow Valley Brewing/Twisp River Pub (Twisp) and Flyers Brewery (Oak Harbor).
Kevin Sur, Radiation City 8 p.m. Friday, Caffé Mela, 17 N. Wenatchee Ave., $7 advance at ticketfly.com, $10 door 888-0374
Radiation City is a big deal. Hailing from Portland, Ore., the group was named “best new band” by alt-weekly The Willamette Week and one of the “11 Great Bands You Don’t Know (But Should) by Time magazine last year. They have an addictively retro sound — a blend of soaring harmonies mercurial pop, reminiscent of the ’60s. Also on the bill, big-hearted folk musician Kevin Sur of Seattle’s Indian Valley Line.
“The City Dark” 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center, 127 S. Mission St., $5, wvmcc.org 888-6420
How important are the stars shining above? The question drove award-winning to filmmaker Ian Cheney to study hatching turtles in Florida, an island threatened by killer asteroids and cities where a generation of kids are growing up without a night sky to gaze upon.
“The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” by Classical Theatre Project 7 p.m. Wednesday, Performing Arts Center of Wenatchee, 123 N. Wenatchee Ave., $40 adults, $35 seniors, $30 students, pacwen.org 663-2787
The Classical Theatre Project adapts the Mark Twain classic into an engaging stage show that examines the nature of friendship and freedom in the face of racial prejudice. Recommended for ages 10 and up.
North Country 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Cashmere Riverside Center, $3 cover plus $8-$11 hat pass, cashmerecoffeehouse.com 548-1230
North Country returns for a night of traditional bluegrass with some of the Northwest’s best: Will McSeveney on banjo, guitarist Norm Olsen, fiddle player Stephen Burwell, Nick Dumas on mandolin and Kent Powell on bass.
Leisure Games 3-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Leavenworth Festhalle, $15 general admission, $20 admission and games, $70 team (four people), iciclebrewing.com 548-2739
Don’t be leisurely getting tickets to this new festival with Seattle bands Pickwick and Hot Bodies in Motion headlining. Tickets to participate in the games are sold out, but they promise to be hilarious to watch — think backyard barbecue-type games like ring toss or lawn darts that teams and individuals will compete in with a beer in one hand.
Yogoman Burning Band 8 p.m. Sunday, Der Hinterhof, 321 9th St., $10, leavenworthbeergarden.com 548-5250
Bellingham dance band Yogoman Burning Band keeps the party going in Leavenworth for President’s Day. If you like ska, you’ll love these guys. They bring a hoppin’ horn section and a positive, slightly silly vibe.
Barn Dance 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Canyon Wren Recital Hall, 7409 Icicle Road, $7 548-6347
The Winter Fiddle Festival wraps up with a big dance for the community. Try your feet at contra, square and couples dancing to the tunes of The Jake Lake Trio — Stuart Williams, Sarah Comer, David Cahn and caller Sherry Nevins.
Louie Foxx, magician 5:30 p.m. Saturday, North Shore Bible Church Gym, 123 Wapato Point Way, Manson, $25 adults, $12 children under 12, admission includes dinner, chelanracc.eventbrite.com 888-5387
Seattle magician Louie Foxx is a one-man side show, with tricks, whips and comedic wonderments. He broke the Guinness World Record for the most bounces of a soap bubble — 88 bounces off his hand in 2011 — and appeared on the television show “America’s Got Talent.” The show is kid-friendly and includes dinner.
Spirit of the West Cowboy Gathering Today through Sunday, various locations in Ellensburg $15-$55 (888) 925-8804
A caravan of cowboys are headed to Ellensburg this weekend for western dancing, poetry, fiddling, ranch roping and a chuckwagon chili cookoff. Check out ellensburgcowboycathering.com for a list of concerts and dances happening all weekend long.
— Compiled by Rachel Hansen, World staff
MORE LIKE THIS
Thursday, May 23
BNI Better Business Boosters
Rivertop Bar & Grill, 201 N. Wenatchee Ave., 7:30 a.m.
Thursday, May 23
BNI High Noon Achievers
Red Lion Hotel, noon
Thursday, May 23
S.T.Y.L.E. Boot Camp!
Wenatchee Valley Mall, space A-4, 6:30 p.m.
Friday, May 24
BNI Wenatchee Valley Friday
Smitty's Pancake House, 7 a.m.