Check it out: Our picks for Jan. 24-30
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
“One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday, Riverside Playhouse, 233 N. Wenatchee Ave., $5-$15, pacwen.org 663-2787
Last chance to see Music Theatre of Wenatchee’s winter drama with an all-star cast. Jared Morgan stars as a criminal, Randall McMurphy, who inspires a patient rebellion at a psychiatric institution. Tiffany Mausser portrays Nurse Ratched, the cold oppressive authority determined to keep McMurphy and the others behind lock and key forever. Reserve tickets early and find a baby sitter; this intense, R-rated show will likely sell out.
Wenatchee Valley Winterfest 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Wenatchee Avenue and Centennial Park, Wenatchee, free, wendowntown.org 662-0059
Crunch, crunch. It’s the sound of a new festival. Strap on a pair of snowshoes at the demo station and crunch on over to the s’more table. Also at the park, kids’ crafts, hay rides, karaoke and snow recreation vehicles. Warm up with a free 5K “Bundle Up” run with Run Wenatchee, which will offer prizes for the most imaginatively dressed runners.
Wenatchee Winter Wine Gala 6 p.m. Saturday, Wenatchee Valley Museum, 127 S. Mission St., $38-$45 888-6240
The best of the best will be served in an elegant gala presented by Wenatchee Valley Museum and Foothills Magazine. The top wineries from the North Central Washington Wine Awards will be pouring, including Chateau Faire Le Pont, Horan Estates, Malaga Springs and Okanogan Estate. Delicious morsels will be provided by winners from Foothills’ Dream Meals contest (featured in January). Proceeds benefit the museum.
The Grizzled Mighty, Blake Noble 8 p.m. Saturday, Caffé Mela, 17 N. Wenatchee Ave., $5 advance at ticketfly.com, $8 door 888-0374
Drum-and-guitar duo The Grizzled Mighty is a rising rock band from Seattle, with an edgy sound like the White Stripes or the Black Keys. They were named 107.7 The End’s “latest local music crush” in September. Blake Noble is a sight to see himself — he’s an Australian musician who can play didgeridoo, thump a beat and strum a guitar all at the same time.
Masters of Motown 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Wenatchee High School auditorium, $55 Wenatchee Community Concert Association membership, $20 student membership 884-6835
Ain’t no mountain high enough to keep this 10-member band from singing. With three women, three men and a full band, these guys play all the Motown favorites: Steve Wonder, Jackson Five, the Supremes, Diana Ross and more.
David Grier 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Riverside Center, 201 Riverside Drive, $3 plus $8-$11 donation for the musician, cashmerecoffeehouse.com 548-1230
Cashmere Coffeehouse brings in master guitarist David Grier, who was named “Guitarist of the Decade” by Acoustic Guitar Magazine and “Best Guitar Player of the Year” by the International Bluegrass Music Association. In his latest solo album, “I’ve Got the House to Myself,” Grier re-inventions of classic fiddle tunes with his innovative style.
Jip Sea Party, Angie and the Car Wrecks 9 p.m. Friday, Ducks and Drakes, 221 8th St., $5; 9 p.m. Saturday, Wally’s House of Booze, Wenatchee, $5, 548-0270
Snatchee Records lined up two shows with local gypsy rock band Jip Sea Party (yay, they’re back!) and Angie and the Car Wrecks — a psychobilly band from Centralia. On Saturday, The Shivering Denizens — a rockabilly band from Seattle — descend from the Mountain Music Fest at Mission Ridge to join the lineup at Wally’s House of Booze.
Burns Night Supper 6 p.m. Sunday, The Kingfisher Restaurant & Wine Bar, Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort, 7375 Icicle Road, $39 adults, $16 children 5-12, children 4 and under free 548-6344
Executive chef Ken MacDonald —a native of Glasgow, Scotland — prepares a traditional Ayrshire Burns Supper to honor the national poet of Scotland, Robert Burns. On the menu: Haggis with neeps (turnips) and tatties (potatoes), Aberdeen butteries and cock-a-leekie soup.
“The Women” 7 p.m. Today- Saturday, Merc Playhouse, 101 S. Glover St., Twisp, by donation, mercplayhouse.org 997-7529
More than 30 Methow women will bring Clare Boothe Luce’s book “The Women” to the stage. It’s a satirical comedy about the lives of high society wives in New York as they face issues of the “modern woman” during the Great Depression.
— Compiled by Rachel Hansen, World staff
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