“Murd-arrrr! Pirates of the Salty Dog” 6:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Sept. 27, 28, Clearwater Steakhouse, 838 Valley Mall Parkway, $40 with dinner 664-4077
Raise a bloody hook for a mystery dinner theater by the good ship Apple City Improv. Feast on one of four entrees from the galley and watch a hilarious band of pirates try to turn their ship, The Salty Dog, into a restaurant. As a pesky French privateer begins hounding the crew, a little too much rum leads to … murd-aarrrr! You might be asked raise some grog for a pirate’s oath, sing a song and give a hand in finding the scurvy bilge rat who committed the crime.
Jipsea Party, J.P. Whipple, Cowboy Dan 9 p.m. Friday, Wally’s House of Booze, 322 S. Wenatchee Ave., $5 663-1433
Wally’s hosts a folk circus Friday. Jip Sea Party is a fun Gypsy punk band from Wenatchee that’s gotten a lot of attention around the Pacific Northwest this year. J.P. Whipple is a one-man spectacle who totes a few guitars, a tambourine, kazoo, an accordion and he bangs on a makeshift drum (a pedal on his accordion case). Banjo blues player Cowboy Dan will leave you slappin’ your knee.
Country Financial Fall Music Series 6-8 p.m. Friday, Pybus Public Market, 3 N. Worthen St., free 888-3900
Rail cars and a crisp fall nights — it’s the stuff of songs and it’s every Friday at Pybus Public Market. The riverside hangout will roll out its rail car stage for a wide variety of bands. This week, catch Lindee Hoshikawa — a Seattle-based singer-songwriter of folk, jazz and blues. If you miss the rail car at Pybus, she’s also singing at Tastebuds Coffee & Wine Saturday evening.
Coming up at Pybus:
Sept. 27: Barleywine Revue, a five-piece bluegrass and Americana band from Tacoma
Oct. 4: Planes on Paper: Acoustic songwriting and harmony duo Navid Eliot and Jen Borst of the Americana-rock tradition.
Oct.11: All Strings Considered, a Celtic trio of musicians that includes mandolin, violin, guitar, harp and hammered dulcimer.
Oct. 18: Andrew Vait, a singer-songwriter who sings like Cat Stevens with a modern indie-folk twist.
Wenatchee Taste of Harvest Saturday, downtown Wenatchee, free, wendowntown.org
Downtown Wenatchee shuts down the Avenue for its annual harvest party. The streets will be lined with food and art vendors, a beer and wine garden, a Harvest market and a tractor and classic car show. Kiddos have an entire block, Orondo to Palouse, to play and be entertained, including shows by Abe Lincoln and L-Bow the Clown and hugs from local mascots. Live music starts at noon on the main stage in front of the Performing Arts Center.
On the main stage:
Planes on Paper
Patrick Foster and the Locomotive
Ayron Jones and the Way
Wenatchee Film Festival Sept. 20-22, Liberty Theater, 11 S. Mission St., $8, ncwmovies.com 662-4568
Sun Basin Theaters will screen its first film festival in conjunction with Taste of Harvest Saturday, starring a few hard-to-find flicks like “Kon Tiki,” “Much Ado About Nothing” and a sing-along version of “Grease.” Admission is $8 except the free kids movie “Epic” showing at 11 a.m. Saturday. For a list of movies and show times, see the “flick picks” on Page C3.
Wenatchee River Salmon Festival 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery, 12790 Fish Hatchery Road, free 548-7641
Fish take center stage at this kid-friendly festival. Visit the Native American village, where there will be drumming, dancing and presentations by Native American actress Renee Roman Nose. There will also be Raptor shows, live music, art and an animal costume parade. Don’t want to park? Catch a shuttle every hour 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from Front Street to the fish hatchery. While downtown, stop by Barn Beach Reserve at 5 p.m. for a unique show featuring art made with re-purposed materials.
Mural celebration 2p.m. Saturday, Lee Theater, 347 Basin St., $10 for ice cream and a ticket to see “An American in Paris” at 4 p.m. 754-4566
Marvel at a huge wall of Hollywood’s most memorable characters drawn by local artist and recent high school graduate Michael Bosnar. Lynden Weimerskirch will screen a slide show of the mural’s creation over the last year. A donation of $10 or more gets you a scoop of ice cream and a seat at the 4 p.m. screening of “An American in Paris,” a 1951 classic starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron.
2013 GoodStock Music Festival Saturday, Good Farm, 33 Appleway Road, Okanogan; $15 in advance at brownpapertickets.com, $20 gate 826-1997
Pull up a lawn chair or blanket for a day of great bands at a lush 4-acre farm on the Okanogan River. On the schedule: Cody Beebe & The Crooks, The Wicks, Jesse James and the MOB, Blake Noble, Gideon’s Daughter and more.
“Memory House” Readers’ Theater Production 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, The Merc Playhouse, 101 S. Glover St., Twisp, by donation 997-7529
The Merc hosts a moving stage reading about two women forced to grapple with the past on a winter night as the older woman bakes a pie and a girl tries to finish her college essay.
— compiled by Rachel Hansen, World staff