First Friday 5-8 p.m. Friday, downtown Wenatchee, free, wenatcheeworld.com/weblogs/wenatchee-first-fridays
Walk, bike, drive — however you get there, don’t miss the 13 stops on this month’s First Friday tour. You’ll find everything from time-lapse video, ancient stone churches, sculptures of classic novel characters and a new artisans’ market at the new Pybus building. Print out a tour map from the First Friday blog at wenatcheeworld.com, or pick up a paper copy at one of the venues.
Alex Haley Presents Comedy Night 9 p.m. Friday, Clearwater Steakhouse & Saloon, 838 Valley Mall Parkway, East Wenatchee, $5 421-0548
The winners of the Wenatchee Comedy Festival’s stand-up competition will take their victory lap on stage at the Clearwater in the return of Friday Comedy Night. Both from Seattle, Aaron Kirby opens for comedy champion Scott Losse.
The Maldives 8 p.m. Saturday, Caffé Mela, 17 N. Wenatchee Ave., $8 advance at ticketfly.com, $10 door 888-0374
Two Bar Productions brings longtime Seattle favorite The Maldives. These guys rocked Americana before it was cool. They’ve graced stages at SXSW, CMJ, Capitol Hill Block Party, Sasquatch, Bumbershoot, and they were featured as one of Seattle’s best on MTV’s $5 cover series.
Voodoo Chile 9 p.m. Saturday, Clearwater Steakhouse, 838 Valley Mall Parkway, East Wenatchee, $5 884-7605
A trio of professional musicians faithfully recreates the sound, choreography and attire of the late Jimi Hendrix. They’re not just your average fanboys. Between guitarist Carl Ray Blake, bassist Hunter Blake and drummer B.C. Dolsen, they’ve worked professionally with the likes of Harry Connick Jr., Nirvana, George Strait, B.B. King and Dr. John.
Dylan Marney 7 p.m. Saturday, The Grove, Wenatchee Valley College, 1300 Fifth St., by donation 682-6757
Pianist Dylan Marney returns to raise money for music scholarships at Wenatchee Valley College. On the program: Sergie Prokofiev’s “Sonata No. 6, Op. 82” and the world premiere of “Homage: Beethoven, Brahms and Bartok,” a piano sonata by WVC music director Juel Iwaasa. The concert will be recorded, so children under 10 will not be admitted.
ClassHickal Guitar with RJ Rex 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Silvara Vineyards, 77 Stage Road, no cover 548-1000
RJ Rex infuses his own style in a bunch of 200-year-old classics with his steel string guitar and drum machine. He’s also playing Friday night at Twisp River Pub.
“Spring Garden” Kids and Pets Parade 10 a.m. Saturday, American Legion Hall to Peshastin-Dryden Elementary School, free 548-2010
A double-dose of cute: Kids and dogs dressed up in costume for a “spring garden” themed parade down a small stretch of North Road. Show up at 9:30 a.m. to participate and stick around for popsicles and prizes.
“From Berlin to Budapest — A Piano Concert” 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Snowy Owl Theater, 7409 Icicle Road, $16, icicle.org 548-6347
Enjoy the best of Europe, in an Alps-like setting, with Inger-Kristine Riber — an award-winning Norwegian pianist who lives in Germany and performs worldwide — and Georgia Alessandra Brustia, a specialist in Chopin and a founding member of award-winning Trio di Pavia in Italy.
“CruiZin Chelan” First Friday 5-8 p.m. Friday, downtown Chelan, free 682-4322
Follow the rumble of classic cars to Chelan’s First Friday, where you’ll find a street dance, hula hoops, artists in action and tricycle races.
Twisp Art Walk 4-8 p.m. Saturday, downtown Twisp, free 997-4004
The Spartan Art Project begins its maiden voyage as a vintage trailer-turned-gallery. The christening begins at 6 p.m. Make leather cuffs and metal hooks at TwispWorks. Stop by Confluence Gallery for its latest show, “Interpreting the Methow, Plein Aire to Studio” — an exhibit dedicated to art created under the Methow’s open skies.
— compiled Rachel Hansen, World staff