The Cave Singers, Chris Pureka 8 p.m. Friday, Caffé Mela, 17 N. Wenatchee Ave., $20 advance at ticketfly.com, $25 door 888-0374
Go ahead and kick yourself now for missing one of Caffé Mela’s favorite acts — the Cave Singers. The Seattle folk rock band is on tour with their fourth album, “Naomi” — which features a new member of their band, Morgan Henderson of the Fleet Foxes and Blood Brothers, and a new producer Phil Elk, the guy behind the Shins and Modest Mouse. The range on this album pays tribute to their rock roots and reinvention into folk with equal parts electric, back-of-the-bar sass and slow, stripped-down reflections. Take heart because just maybe, there’s a few tickets left.
Roller Skate Parade 6 p.m. Friday, Hooked on Toys to Town Toyota Center, $5 per person, $2 for skate rentals, towntoyotacenter.com 667-7847
Lace up those old four-wheelers for a parade to the Town Toyota Center’s new roller skating rink — Wenatchee’s first in more than 20 years. Dress up as your favorite roller derby girl — even if you’re walking — and roll from Hooked on Toys to the rink. After the parade, the TTC will bring back old roller skate traditions like the limbo, hokey-pokey and a “ladies only” skate. Check out town toyotacenter.com for the roller rink’s schedule and the dates of their theme nights.
Founder’s Days Friday-Saturday, various locations in Cashmere, free, cashmerechamber.org 782-7404
The Cashmere Museum and Chamber of Commerce teamed up this year to build the biggest Founder’s Days festival in a long time. This year promises a grand parade at 11:30 a.m. (instead of the evening) , four pingpong drops (one for each age group) beginning at 2 p.m. and an arts and crafts fair all day Saturday. At the museum, check out a classic car cruise-in, a slow-roasted baron of beef dinner at 4 p.m. and Native American drumming at the museum’s Pioneer Village at 7 p.m.
Summerfest Noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Entiat City Park, Highway 97A, free 670-5157
Gather along the riverbank for a relaxed summer festival with lots of arts and crafts, live music, food, a classic car show and a wine and beer garden featuring Snowgrass Winery, Swakane Winery, Methow Valley Brewing Co., and Icicle Brewing Co.
Leavenworth International Dance Festival 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, downtown Leavenworth, free 548-0150
More than a dozen dance troupes will represent cultures from all over the globe, including Croatia, Spain, Peru, Germany and Ireland. Visit leavenworthinternationalfestival.com for the two-day schedule. Professional dance instructors will teach traditional dances from places as far away as Romania, Norway and Macedonia at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Front Street Gazebo.
July Book Buzz 1-3 p.m. Saturday, A Book for All Seasons, 703 Highway 2, free 548-1451
Score a chance to win a $25 bookstore gift card and shake hands with Lance Weller, an avid hiker from Gig Harbor whose debut novel “Wilderness” is causing a literary stir. It’s an epic narrative about a group of survivors trying to untangle their lives in the midst of a civil war. He’s also speaking at Leavenworth Library 7 p.m. Friday. Also at the book buzz, Jeanne Matthews — author of “Her Boyfriend’s Bones” and H.S. Clark, who wrote “Secret Thoughts.”
Summer Symphony Concert 11 a.m. Saturday, Snowy Owl Theater, 7409 Icicle Road, $5, icicle.org 548-6347
After an intensive stay at summer symphony camp, some of the best young musicians in the Northwest will perform their finale concert under the direction of Nikolas Caoile and Kara Hunnicutt. A barbecue lunch will be available for purchase if you’re in the mood for a picnic in the meadow.
Barleywine Revue 6 p.m. Saturday, White Heron Cellars, 23832 Fine Wine Road NW $10; 7 p.m. Sunday, Der Hinterhof, Leavenworth, free 548-5250
White Heron Cellars kicks off its summer music season with a bit of kickin’ bluegrass in its outdoor amphitheater. The winery is an oasis in the sage-and-basalt cliffs near Trinidad, overlooking the Columbia. A Tacoma band, the Barleywine Revue is also playing at the Wenatchee Farmers Market at 10 a.m. Saturday and at Der Hinterhof beer garden Sunday at 2 p.m.
The True Spokes 7 p.m. Friday, Old Schoolhouse Brewery, 155 Riverside Ave., $2 996-3183
The True Spokes — formerly known as Flow Motion — are coming to rock this mountain town brewery with their own style of danceable funk and the long instrumental jams that have made them a Cascades favorite.
Gran Jaripeo de Lujo 3-10 p.m. Sunday, Omak Stampede arena; $20 adults, $10 kids 11 and older, free for under age 10 449-1644
If you’ve never experienced the sights, sounds and colors of a Mexican rodeo, you’re in for a treat — no plane reservations needed. The Omak Stampede arena will host a day of bullriding, entertainment by a troupe of dancing, calf-riding dwarves and live music by three headlining bands — Los Principes de la Banda, Amenisando Cuerra de Bandas and Banda Presumida.
“Bed Ride” 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, July 5-6, July 12-13; 2 p.m. Sunday, July 7, 14, Masquers Theater, 322 Main Ave. East, $12 general, $10 seniors and students 246-2611
Masquers stages a comedy penned by Matthew Weaver, a former reporter for the Columbia Basin Herald. It’s about a married couple confined to their king-sized bed — Agatha is 9.5 months pregnant and her husband Bob is suffering from two broken legs. For a couple of shut-ins, they’re really busy. As they juggle job duties and visitors, they also must deal with hit men, birdwatchers, family and nurses. Bev Hasper directs.