First Friday various locations in Wenatchee, free, wenatcheeworld.com/blogs
This month, you make the art. Meet photographer Nicole Conner and videographer Charley Voorhis at 6 p.m. in the alley behind 311 S. Wenatchee Ave., where they plan to host a “happening” with flying chalk, live music and colored smoke. Afterward, dust off and check out the Wenatchee Valley Museum’s “Not Your Ordinary Doll” installation — what do you think, creepy or cute? Just in time for election season, Dan McConnell shows his cartoons at Two Rivers Gallery. For a list of all six stops, visit wenatcheeworld.com/blogs.
Animal Eyes, Eternal Fair 8 p.m. Friday, Caffé Mela, 17 N. Wenatchee Ave., $8 advance at ticketfly.com, $10 at the door 888-0374
Check your iTunes. If My Morning Jacket, Jeff Buckley or Pink Floyd are in your playlists, then check out Seattle band Eternal Fair. Frontman Andrew Vait (who plays fairly often in the Methow) weaves vintage soul with funk and psychedelic rock. Seattle alt weekly The Stranger said the band “lets its freak flag fly by bringing a backline of keys to the forefront which … makes listening comparable to getting punched in the aural gut after Vait’s got you looking up.” Sounds dreamy.
Movies in the Park 8 p.m. Saturday, Lincoln Park stage, Wenatchee, free 888-3283
Pack up your blankets and lawn chairs for a free screening of “Wreck-It Ralph” under the stars. The 2012 Disney film is about an old-school arcade villain who sneaks into other video games to play the good guy for a change. Show up early for a series of kids’ games and activities.
Wayward Youth, Rich & Rare Rebels, Panic Bomb! 9 p.m. Saturday, Wally’s House of Booze, 322 S. Wenatchee Ave., $5 663-1433
Punks of the old Grange shows unite! The band Wayward Youth will get back together for a crazy night with two other local favorites: Rich & Rare Rebels, a five-piece punk rock band that’s loud as hell, and Panic Bomb, a ska/punk/surf band that combines Mitch, the drummer from Ghost Power!!, Tiffany of Bitchy Vicky and Drew from Lover’s Tryst.
Chelan First Friday — Dog’s Night Out 5–8 p.m. Friday downtown Chelan, free 682-4322
Have a date night with your pooch in Chelan — kissy, kissy! —where downtown will become a dog’s dream with photo booths, a doggy pool party and canine carnival games like “Last One Sitting” and “Trail the Dragon.” Just three rules: No biting, howling or peeing in the stores. That goes for dogs, too.
“I Promise Not to Suffer” Gail Storey 7-9 p.m., River House at Barn Beach Reserve, 347 Division St., free 548-1451
Gail Storey is not a hiker. But she wasn’t about to let her husband Porter plans to trek from Mexico to Canada alone. She’ll talk about their journey on the Pacific Crest Trail at Barn Beach Reserve 7 p.m. Friday, and sign her book “I Promise Not to Suffer” 10:30 a.m. Saturday at A Book for All Seasons.
Laura Love, The Vicci Martinez Band 9 p.m. Saturday, Twisp River Pub, 201 State Route 20, $20 in advance at brownpapertickets.com 997-6822
If you don’t have tickets yet, you better get on it. Vicci Martinez returns to North Central Washington with her full band after a stint at Bumbershoot and a national tour. A Tacoma native, Martinez earned a huge local following with her big voice, six string and hand drums. In 2011, she earned third place on the television show, “The Voice,” and released her first major-label record last year. Laura Love opens the show with a strong voice and guitar style all her own.
Mazama Festival of Books 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, Mazama Community Center, 512 Goat Creek Road, Mazama, $15 for both days, free for children 18 and under 997-4004
A group of all-star authors will speak candidly about their writing process and works at the second annual Festival of Books. On the schedule: Stehekin author Ana Maria Spagna; Spokesman-Review columnist Shawn Vestal; Leslie Helm, a former Los Angeles Times journalist who published a memoir about his family’s history in Japan, short fiction writer Sharma Shields, and Nikki McClure, who gained a national following with her paper cutout books, prints and calendars.
Hudson’s Bay Company Reenactment 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Sunday, Okanogan Fort Interpretive Center, 14379 Highway 17, Brewster, free 634-2200
Aah, life in the 1820s. A group of re-enactors will show folks how to prepare a hide, fire a Flintlock rifle and make pemmican (a mix of fat and proteins).