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Wenatchee meets Wilder: ‘Our Town’ opens tonight

Thornton Wilder’s 1938 Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Our Town” has been performed on some of the biggest stages in the world and by community theater troupes and high school students alike over the years. Now, this quintessentially American play comes to Wenatchee. Music Theatre of Wenatchee’s production of “Our Town” opens tonight at Riverside Playhouse and runs for the next three weekends. Go! asked the show’s director, Peter Kappler, to tell us what we might except from the play.
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A romantic comedy for the ages at Icicle Creek

For the next two weekends, Icicle Creek Center for the Arts will present “The Fantasticks,” the longest-running musical in history. Icicle Creek’s production of this wonderful romantic comedy still embraces such classic songs as “Try to Remember,” “Soon It’s Gonna Rain,” and “They Were You,” but this version is set in the back alleys of a city where homeless denizens bring the story and the magic to life.
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The power of art: Leavenworth students create art to promote change

When school starts late on Wednesday mornings, a handful of Cascade High School students meet over mugs of coffee to make art and talk about changing the world. On Wednesday, the group’s work will be on display and for sale at Blackbird Bistro in Leavenworth.

‘Idol’ winner coming to Mela

Square Productions has announced that “American Idol” winner Lee DeWyze will perform at Caffè Mela on Feb. 27.

Symphony announces musician competition

The Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce the 2015 Angela Schuster Svendsen Memorial Young Musician Competition to be held on Saturday, April 11. The Young Musician Competition is open to all musicians in the Greater Wenatchee Valley who will be entering the 10th through 12th grades in the fall of 2015. The competition is open to all musicians, whether they are attending public, private or home schools. Musicians will find the application form online at wenatcheesymphony.org. The application form, $25 entry fee and music teacher recommendation form must ...

‘Cabaret’ coming to Numerica PAC

The Numerica Performing Arts Center announces its 2015 Hot August Nights performance will be “Cabaret.” Don Fox and Jaime Donegan return in August to produce 11 performances of the Broadway musical on the Numerica PAC stage.
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It’s cold. Stay in and read

Go! asked local bookstore owners to share their recommendations for good wintertime reads. Here are some of their favorites:

Poker is in, live music is out at the new Clearwater

The rumors are true. The Clearwater Steakhouse & Saloon has new owners. Dave and Neang “Touch” Dvorak, Jerry Howe and Bill Harrison took ownership of the East Wenatchee bar and restaurant on Jan. 1 from longtime owner Ken Dominguez. And while they promise that much will remain the same — the popular menu, the bar and kitchen staff and the Old West theme — the place is getting a major facelift. The right side of what is now called the Clearwater Saloon & Casino is being converted into a card ...