Dama After Dark 6 p.m. Friday, Foothills Middle School, 1410 Maple St., $10 per person includes a kendama string, a drink and snack, kids under 10 must be accompanied by an adult, damaafterdark.com 664-8961
Kids with kendamas rule at Foothills Middle School Friday. Pros from Kendama USA and Wenatchee Kendama will show their best tricks and engage in battle. Raffle prizes will be given away all night. The event might sell out, so register in advance at damaafterdark.com.
First Fridays comedy night 8 p.m. Friday, Clearwater Steakhouse, 838 Valley Mall Parkway, East Wenatchee, $5 884-7605
Laughed lately? Stand-up comic Stefan Davis is in town for the new First Friday comedy series at the Clearwater. Davis is nationally known for his stories of being a single dad, a terrible lover, an awkward guy and did we mention funny?
First Friday various locations around Wenatchee, free 888-6240
This is for you lovebirds: A stack of valentines handmade by Marnye Woodrum from textured Italian paper and little found things stitched in at Pickle Papers. Hop in a cozy carpool and find your date some flowers — abstract orchids actually — at the MAC gallery. St. Luke’s stone church is showing retrospective show by 90-year-old artist Dahlia Davis. The night doesn’t end there; check out six more stops on the First Friday map at wenatchee world.com/weblogs.
ACRD Season 2, Bout 2 5 p.m. Saturday, Wenatchee Valley Sportsplex, 2 Fifth St., $10 general, $15 trackside, applecityrollerderby.com
Apple City Roller Derby hosts a double-header with an out-of-town league. Hydro Elektras will battle North Idaho Roller Derby, and Apple City gets down to business with two home teams, Black Label Barbies and the Jawbreakers. Outlaw country band The Skiffs will set the mood.
Scott McDougall 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort, 7500 Mission Ridge Road, free; 9 p.m. Saturday, Wally’s House of Booze, 322 S. Wenatchee Ave., $5 663-6543
Old-time folk music with a hi-hat, kick drum, banjo and guitar — all by one guy, Scott McDougall. The one-man band will play two shows Saturday, first at Mission Ridge and later that night at Wally’s House of Booze with Dept. of Martyrs and Mothra.
“Seussical” 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Feb. 7-9; Cashmere Middle School auditorium, 300 Tigner Road, $8 adults, $5 students and seniors 782-2914
The Cashmere drama program opens a huge musical production this weekend with cast members of all ages, from award-winning seniors to the cutest little Whos and fishes (think One Fish, Two Fish). The play includes characters from favorite Dr. Seuss stories, including Horton the Elephant, Cat in the Hat and Cindy Lou Who.
Tim Alexander 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Der Hinterhof, 321 9th St., free, leavenworthbeergarden.com 548-5250
If you’re a fan of Tom Petty or guys with guitars in general, check out one of two Leavenworth shows by Portland-based Tim Alexander before he heads over to Seattle’s Tractor Tavern.
Chumstick Liberation Front 6 p.m. Saturday, Foggy Goggle, Stevens Pass, free 782-5516
Leavenworth’s favorite jam band heads up the hill for a post-ski fusion of funk, folk, hip-hop and soul.
Bob Marley Birthday Celebration 9 p.m. Friday, Twisp River Pub, 201 N. Methow Valley Highway, $8; 7 p.m. Saturday, Tonasket Community Cultural Center, 411 S. Western Ave., $6-$10, kids under 12 free, students and seniors $8, 6 p.m. dinner $6-$10, sickdonkeyrecords.com
They’re jammin’ up north this weekend in memory of reggae legend Bob Marley. Indigitize — the brainchild of Seattle’s Adrian Xavier and Stingshark — headlines a two-night celebration with Sarah Christine of Vashon Island and local reggae artists Jahson Ites, Essential I and DJ Sticky.
Beat the Chill Chili cookoff 5 p.m. Saturday, Methow Valley Community Center, 201 Highway 20, Twisp, $7 adults, $5 youth 997-2926
The Methow’s best cooks compete in a battle for the honor of “top chili,” “top salsa” and cash prizes up to $200. They’ll be serving chili by the gallon at 5 p.m. and music by the earful at 7 p.m. Download entry forms at methowvalleycommunity center.org.
“New and Used Work by Brent Blake” Artist party 7 p.m. Saturday, Soap Lake Art Museum, 410 East Main Ave. 855-6131
Brent Blake, the man behind the Soap Lake lava lamp project and Soap Lake Art Museum, will host one last art party, starring his photography and abstract paintings, small and large. The well-known artist was diagnosed with terminal leukemia. Expect a grand shindig with live music and 50 or 100 people.
— compiled by Rachel Hansen