This fall shapes up as a battle of reality vs. fantasy. The reality is a movie industry that continues to unlearn lessons never easily learned in Hollywood: how to create and simultaneously point stockholders toward new work, new intellectual properties, new storytelling for a sustainable future.

Editor’s note: Judges for the 2022 North Central Washington Wine Awards competition awarded this bottle Best Dessert wine honors. It earned Gold status and Best of Class recognition from the judges.

WENATCHEE — Tigers in India, snow leopards in the Himalayas, jaguars in Brazil, cougars in America — National Geographic explorer Steve Winter has specialized in photographing big cats for over two decades. At 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, he presents at Numerica Performing Arts Center, 123 N. Wenatchee Ave.

GEORGE — The Australian electronic-dance music trio Rüfüs Du Sol will make a tour stop on Saturday at the Gorge Amphitheatre. It closes out the summer season for the venue, which holds over 20,000 people for concerts with camping. Standard camping is $67 per vehicle and general admission tic…

Every week there is live music at local wineries, bars and other venues to go enjoy. This is a selection of musical artists who perform at venues in the area this weekend.

This weekend has local music at wineries, bars and arts venues to go enjoy. 

WENATCHEE — Two Rivers Gallery offers cash prizes for the plein air Paint Out this weekend. The theme is any scene with local wines and vineyards. At least 80% of the painting must be done without photo reference on site in two days.

Editor’s note: Judges for the 2022 North Central Washington Wine Awards competition awarded this red blend Best Red wine honors. It earned Double Gold status from the judges.

SEATTLE — Participate from the comfort of home in the 35th anniversary of the Seattle Arts & Lectures (SAL) series, presented by the Seattle Times. This invitation reaches far and wide to literary-minded people interested in joining the series online.

GEORGE — Listening to Jack Johnson is like sitting on a warm beach, watching surfers ride the waves. On Saturday, he plays the Gorge Amphitheatre with special guest Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, plus guests Ron Artis II and Thunderstorm Artis. Tickets are $51 for general admission a…

Every week there is live music at local wineries, bars and other venues to go enjoy. This is a selection of shows that will make the most of any sipping and tasting experience.

When actress Maria Bello visited the West African nation of Benin in 2015, she learned the history of the Agojie, an all-female military regiment from the Kingdom of Dahomey (and the inspiration for Wakanda’s Dora Milaje from “Black Panther”). Recognizing the cinematic potential for this sto…

Editor’s note: Judges for the 2022 North Central Washington Wine Awards competition awarded this white blend Best White wine honors. It earned Double Gold and Best of Class status from the judges.

Algo más de 10,000 personas están anticipadas a la Fiesta Mexicana anual de Triangle Park en Wenatchee. El evento de dos días — viernes y sábado — celebra el Día de Independencia Mexicana y tendrá música, comida, diversión y juegos.

WENATCHEE — About 10,000 people are expected to turn out for this year’s Fiestas Mexicanas at Wenatchee’s Triangle Park after a two-year recess due to the pandemic. The two-day event — Friday and Saturday — celebrates Mexican Independence Day and will feature music, food, fun and games.

Every week there is live music at local wineries, bars and other venues to go enjoy. This is a selection of shows that will make the most of any sipping and tasting experience.

Abigail Leong is a Seattle-based cyr wheel artist and coach. She’ll perform a duo act at Cirque Quatrefoil's "A Night Out in Vegas" at the Numerica PAC on Friday and Saturday.

WENATCHEE — Michael Carter Rallis left the football field for the ring of World Wrestling Entertainment in 2014. This weekend he will be at Town Toyota Center as Madcap Moss and part of WWE’s Sunday Stunner event.

Back in 2007, Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez tapped an up-and-coming genre filmmaker, Edgar Wright, to make a parody trailer for a fake movie to play between their “Grindhouse” double feature. Wright came up with “Don’t,” in which a gravelly voice intones, “If you are thinking of goi…

WENATCHEE — A microscopic world lives in all of us, and the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center’s new exhibit “Zoo in You” will help us explore the fascinating, complex microbiome inside our bodies.

Editor’s note: Judges for the 2022 North Central Washington Wine Awards competition awarded this wine Best of Show honors, heralding it as the top wine out of 208 entries. It earned Double Gold and Best of Class status from the judges.

Imagine how much stronger our communities would be if grandparents learned effective skills and techniques to engage with their grandkids to forge strong relationships. With a mindset of curiosity and openness, grandparents could be a positive and stabilizing influence for their grandchildren.

WENATCHEE — “We find that one image will talk to another image, so they start to resonate,” said Scott Bailey, director of Wenatchee Valley College’s art program. He made the comment last Thursday while installing the CHA CHA art exhibit into the MAC gallery on the WVC campus.

Attention nature lovers and curious minds, Wenatchee River Institute’s Red Barn season begins in September and continues through May 2023. Join live or via Zoom for enlightening speakers, discussions, stories and more.

Visitors to the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center's "Zoo in You" exhibit can explore the vibrant world of our inner microorganisms through interactive exhibits and programs that are bilingual.

GEORGE — The George Washington Bluegrass Festival aims to provide a joyful, relaxing time of making music and being with friends. The free festival begins Monday and continues through Sunday at George Community Hall, 403 W. Montmorency Blvd., Quincy. Terri Jones is camp host for the 15th ann…

CHELAN — TLC Jazz Band lead singer Susan House thinks “it doesn’t get any better than this” while performing at winery venues with beautiful views near Lake Chelan. Catch the band's next live performance from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Mellisoni Vineyards, 3155 US-97A.

LEAVENWORTH — Artemidorus is a collective of professional musicians from North Central Washington with the passion, skill and lasers to perform Pink Floyd music. Experience their rendition of two full Pink Floyd albums performed live in their entirety at Icicle Creek Center for the Arts, Sno…

Dave Matthews Band (DMB) has been jamming at the Gorge Amphitheatre almost every Labor Day weekend since 2001. Three-day passes are already sold out for this traditional Friday-Sunday event, but single-day tickets are still available at livenation.com.

New art exhibits open at galleries and venues in downtown Wenatchee, with receptions on the First Friday of each month. For more information on shops and restaurants offering specials, visit wendowntown.org/events.

LEAVENWORTH — Musician Seth Garrido “had a pile of songs ready to go” so he formed a band to make the record “Heavy-Handed Heart.” Now Seth Garrido and the Long Relief have a regional CD release and premiere performance Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Icicle Creek Center for the Arts Meadow Stage.

Artist Kassandra Howk is one of two featured artists whose work will be displayed at Collapse Gallery in downtown Wenatchee during September. The Tacoma-based painter said her work represents "the different ways we find hope and beauty around us."