Roy Zimmerman 7 p.m. today, Cascade Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1550 Sunset Highway, East Wenatchee, $18 or pay what you can 881-9658
Listening to songwriter Roy Zimmerman is like watching an episode of “The Daily Show,” but with a guitar. He’s a nationally touring satirist best known for left-leaning songs like “Abstain with Me,” “I Approve this Message” and “I Want a Marriage Like They Had in the Bible.”
Ayron Jones and The Way, Jesse James and the M.O.B. 8 p.m. Friday, Caffé Mela, 17 N. Wenatchee Ave., $8 advance at ticketfly.com, $10 door 888-0374
Ayron Jones plays a mean blues guitar to rival that of Santana or Jonny Lang. The band has opened for Robert Cray, Lukas Nelson and grabbed a prime spot at Bumbershoot. A music critic at The Stranger called their show “one of the most entertaining performances I’ve seen so far this year.” Between tours, they’re in the studio producing their debut album with Sir Mix-a-Lot.
International Accordion Celebration Today to Sunday, downtown Leavenworth, costs vary, accordioncelebration.org
Tango accordion. Classical accordion. Ethnic accordion. Hundreds of musicians descend on little Bavaria for a festival that offers every flavor of squeezebox imaginable this weekend. Both amateur and pros alike will play a variety of concerts all over town. Check out their website for tickets and a schedule. The annual accordion parade will wind its way down Front Street at 12:45 p.m. Saturday.
Allan Fuller Benefit Concert 7 p.m. today, Canyon Wren Recital Hall, 7409 Icicle Road, $30 show, $100 dinner at Sleeping Lady and show 548-0408
World renowned pianist Allan Fuller returns to his hometown to for a good cause: An affordable housing project in Leavenworth by Upper Valley MEND. Watch the concert alone, or enjoy a dinner at Kingfisher Restaurant at Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort. A cocktail reception follows.
Polecat 8 p.m. today, the Vogue Liquid Lounge, 117 E. Woodin Ave., by donation 888-5282
This Bellingham five-piece will bring the caffeinated masses to the dance floor with Americana music with hints of Irish and rock. They’re on tour with a new album released last month, “Fathoms,” which was recorded at the famed Bear Creek Studios in Woodinville. They’re also playing at Twisp River Pub 9 p.m. Saturday.
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts 7 p.m. Saturday, Deep Water Amphitheater, 455 Wapato Lake, Manson, $43 to $98 687-6911
Put another dime in the jukebox, baby. Joan Jett still loves rock ‘n’ roll after eight platinum albums and nine Top 40 singles. If you haven’t had one of her songs stuck in your head today, here you go: “I Hate Myself for Loving You,” “Cherry Bomb” and “Crimson and Clover.”
Biker Rally Friday-Sunday, North Central Washington Fairgrounds, 601 N. Monroe St., $5 745-8480
Oh, the games bikers play. They’ll gather at NCW Fairgrounds for a weekend of cowboy-mounted shooting competitions, engine burn-outs, a front-wheel keg roll, a hot-dog eating game and Ring Around the Rosie. If you can hear over the engines, they’ve got quite a music lineup too: Massy Ferguson, Velvet Elvis, Jessica Lynne, Brody Blackburn and Desert Valley Stranglehold.
“The Legend of Cat Ballou” 7 p.m. Saturday, June 26, 28-29, 3 p.m. Sunday, Community Cultural Center of Tonasket, 411 Western Ave., $8, communityculturcalcenter.org 486-1328
Tonasket Community Theater presents a musical comedy about a young woman finds herself in trouble after she hires a gunslinger to protect her father’s ranch from developers. Some of the shows have sold out, so buy tickets in advance at Tonasket Natural Foods, Roy’s Pharmacy, Main Street Market in Omak or Oroville Pharmacy.
Conscious Culture Festival Friday-Sunday, 72 Cayuse Mountain Road, $50 at brownpapertickets.com, $55 gate (800) 838-3006
A more music-focused festival than the Okanogan Barter Faire, Conscious Culture Festival is attracting a following all its own with an expected crowd of 2,000. Indigitize, Rocker T, Acorn Project and Manooghi Hi will grace the main stage, although dozens of reggae, folk and electronic bands will play on several stages throughout the festival. Between acts, check out the arts and crafts and dozens of free workshops and demonstrations in green living, yoga and natural healing. Camping is free.
Wally Bivins slideshow 7-9 p.m. Friday, Confluence Gallery & Art Center, 104 N. Glover St., free; Workshop 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Twisp River Pottery, $85 997-2787
Ceramic sculptor Wally Bivins talks about the path to originality in a slideshow lecture and all-day Friday, and all-day workshop at his studio Saturday. At the workshop, he’ll demonstrate how to incorporate thrown and hand-built parts, and the discoveries he’s made over his 30 years in the arts. His work is also on display as part of Confluence’s “Interpreting the Methow” show on display through July 27.
Soap Lake Art Museum Off-Site Party 7-11 p.m. Saturday, 110 Elder St. North, free 683-8696
For the first time in 10 years, SLAM will host an artist party off site — OK, OK a block down the street. Check out a wide variety of paintings, ceramics, photos and prints the home studio of Nick Jahn and Alison Gooding.
— compiled by Rachel Hansen, World staff