Jennifer Byrd and Jamey Heim of Queens of 7 with Mike Bills 6:30-9:30 p.m., Saturday, Tastebuds Coffee & Wine, 212 Fifth St., no cover 888-2783
Mike Bills joins singer Jennifer Byrd and percussionist Jamey Heim for a night of good wine and bites at Tastebuds. Heim was a session musician in Nashville. Byrd is a singer in Queens of Seven and Bills plays in the band Velvet Elvis.
Multicultural Fest 2013 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center, 127 S. Mission St., free 888-6240
More than 20 ethnic groups celebrate their heritage with dance, food and crafts from all over the world — including Japan, Ecuador, Norway and the Philippines. The festival doubles as a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who will be honored through readings and the Civil Rights and Social Justice Awards. Sons of Italy and Taco Centenario will be on hand with lunchtime fare.
Eden Moody, Mighty High 3:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort, 7500 Mission Ridge Road, free 663-6543
Mission Ridge kicks off six Saturdays of live music with Tacoma reggae group the Mighty High, voted “Best Jam Band” by The Weekly Volcano (Tacoma) reader poll last year. Start the night early for Eden Moody, a local singer-songwriter with a strong voice and a country that draws from several genres.
“Arid Lands” 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center, 127 S. Mission St., $5, wvmcc.org 888-6420
The Native Plant Society presents an award-winning documentary about the richly diverse landscape of the Hanford nuclear site. The 2007 film shows the facility’s history and importance, the environmental impact and a community caught in the middle.
The Hydro Elektras challenge last year’s Apple City champs, Black Label Barbies, in the year’s first derby rumble. Outlaw country band The Skiffs will set the mood at this family-friendly affair. Buy tickets online at brownpapertickets.com, or one of Apple City’s sponsor locations —Tastebuds and For The Love Of It in Wenatchee, Glaze Bakery in East Wenatchee and The Wood Shop Hat Shop in Leavenworth.
“An Evening of Jazz and Wine” 7 p.m. Saturday, Music and Arts Center, Wenatchee Valley College, 1300 Fifth St., $10 adults, $5 students, wine not included 669-2105
A night of the good stuff — the area’s top-shelf jazz musicians, four award-winning wineries and a good cause. Sixteen Strings, The Erin Smith Jazztet and Confluence Jazz headline in the new Grove Recital Hall with Jones of WA Winery, White Heron Cellars, Crayelle Cellars and Horan Estates Winery pouring. Proceeds benefit the Jazz Workshop, which brings six world-class musicians to mentor local students every February.
Brad Brisbine, Jennifer Evenhus Reception 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Cashmere Art and Activities Center, 120 Cottage Ave., on display through Feb. 28 669-4851
Painters Brad Brisbine and Jennifer Evenhus show new work, with a reception that includes music by Kirk Llewellen and hors d’oeuvres. Brisbine specializes in local landscapes, inspired by his frequent backpacking trips. Evenhus is a nationally recognized artist who paints natural shapes and patterns with bold colors and a style that’s both impressionistic and abstract.
Chelan Winterfest Friday-Sunday, Jan. 18-20, various locations Chelan, cost varies, chelanwinterfest.com (800) 442-3526
Chelan packs all that’s enchanting about the season in two weekends. Highlights include Chinese lantern lighting, yoga in snowshoes, ice sculpting, bonfires and fireworks. For a full schedule, check out chelanwinterfest.com.
Third Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Masquers Theater, 322 Main Ave. E., free 246-6259
The Soap Lake Artists Guild invite Big Bend art instructors, Rie and Fran Palkovic, and watercolorist Angela Green to talk about their art and the techniques they use. Snacks provided, and food for thought.
“Anonymous” Reception 4 p.m. Saturday, Confluence Gallery and Art Center, 104 Glover St., Twisp, on display through March 16, confluencegallery.com 997-2787
Every work of art is 100 square inches and priced at $100 — but you won’t know who the artist is until the piece is yours. Curator Nicole Ringgold puts an interesting twist on the latest Confluence show by questioning how and why people purchase art. Is it the artist’s notoriety? Whether they’re local?
Cabin Fever Night Out 5:30 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. show, Saturday, Community Cultural Center of Tonasket, 411 Western Ave., $7 admission, $6 for members, $7 chili dinner, communityculturalcenter.org 486-1328
Brush the snow off your Stetson and head to Tonasket to hear cowboy poet Stan Kvistad and western singer Paul Wilson. Local musicians Leo Brett and Kyle McConnell open.
— Compiled by Rachel Hansen, World staff