This week: Enjoy a host of live music events — with something for everyone, including an orchestra performance. Take in a Shakespeare play, learn about bats and enjoy the opening ceremonies of the Special Olympics Winter Games.

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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Santana and Earth, Wind & Fire are teaming up for a joint summer tour that comes 46 years after they first joined forces for a 1974 tour of Europe. Dubbed the Miraculous Supernatural 2020 Tour, it will mark the first time the two bands have shared t…

NCW — The sixth annual Congressional Art Competition for Central Washington is now accepting submissions. All high school students in Washington’s 4th Congressional District to participate. The district includes Douglas County outside of East Wenatchee and Okanogan and Grant counties.

WATERVILLE — Join fellow green thumbs for a free Native Planting 101 workshop from noon to 4 p.m. March 7 in the community hall at the North Central Washington Fairgrounds, 601 N. Monroe St.

LEAVENWORTH — The Icicle Creek Center for the Arts’ Vox Docs Film Festival is March 6 and 7, featuring two distinct days of the best documentary films of the past year at The Snowy Owl Theatre.

LOS ANGELES — Hulu has nabbed exclusively U.S. streaming rights to "Parasite," the film that made history as the first foreign-language film to win best picture at this year's Oscars.

LOS ANGELES — Dogs, in their rambunctious domesticated way, can lead us overly civilized humans a step or two closer to the natural world. So it's only fitting that the best dog movies have saluted that unruly canine spirit without a lot of artificial flavoring. Hollywood's classic dog tales…

Much like our furry friends, movies about man’s best friend come in all shapes and sizes: lost dog movies, talking dog movies, military dog movies, reincarnated dog movies. “The Call of the Wild,” directed by Chris Sanders and based on the classic novella by Jack London, is what one might ca…

OMAK — The students of Okanogan County music teachers will perform a free public recital at 6 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Omak Community Presbyterian Church, 9 S. Birch St., Omak.

WENATCHEE — The cast has been announced for Numerica Performing Arts Center's 2020 Hot August Nights production of "Pippin."

This week: Hibernate no more. It is going to be a three-day weekend, after all. Rev up with a Beach Boys tribute band, paint a wine glass or an empty bowl, enjoy live drama, both human and four-legged varieties, and learn about Antarctica … or use all that to start your novel.

Ye Olde Bookshoppe:, 11 Palouse St., hosts The Darkest Moon Trunk Show, 5-8 p.m. Feb. 14 and a book signing with author Alainna MacPherson is 5-8 p.m. Feb. 21. The shop also offers palm and tarot readings from 5-8 p.m. Fridays and open mic nights at 6 p.m. Tuesdays.