Auditions for ‘The Elephant Man’ set for May 13-14

WENATCHEE — Mission Creek Players is holding an open audition for its production of Bernard Pomerance’s “The Elephant Man” from 6 to 8:30 p.m. May 13 and 14 at Riverside Playhouse.

The show will run Sept. 12-14 and will be directed by Matt Cadman and produced by Kathy Smithson and Terry Sloan.

Roles are available for 10 actors performing multiple roles. Actors must be 18 or older and able to speak in an English accent.

The play consists of 21 short vignettes with actors playing multiple roles.

Rehearsals will begin Aug. 19. The rehearsal schedule may be flexible due to the vignette organization of the play.

Scripts are available in advance at Smithson Insurance Services, 720 Valley Mall Parkway in East Wenatchee.

For more information, contact Matt Cadman via text at 264-1414 or at matthewcdaman@mac.com.

Sign up to read at the next Four Minutes of Fame

WENATCHEE — Sign ups are open for the next Write on the River Four Minutes of Fame open mic. The reading is set for 7 p.m. May 15 at the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center.

Local authors are invited to read original poetry or prose in four-minute open mic slots. Sign up to read by contacting Marlene Farrell at marlene@team-farrell.com.

Special guest readers include the winners of WOTR's 2019 writing competition.

Snacks and beverages will be available during the event.

For more information, visit writeontheriver.org.

Gallery to host ‘I-90 Project’ exploring the state through artworks

MOSES LAKE — The Moses Lake Museum & Art Center will host an opening reception for Fred Holcomb’s “I-90 Project” from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. The exhibit will remain on display through June 7.

The exhibit features works based on the Washington I-90 corridor with scenes captured from Seattle to the Idaho border. The exhibition comes courtesy of the Linda Hodges Gallery in Seattle.

The reception will include refreshments and live music. A tandem adult swim art activity will teach attendees how to use maps to create coasters memorializing special places or trips.

Admission to the gallery is always free. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information, call 764-3830.

Gallery to host award-winning poet Cindy Williams Gutiérrez

TWISP — Confluence Gallery will host a reading by poet-dramatist Cindy Williams Gutiérrez at 7 p.m. May 9. Gutiérrez will read from her new collection “Inlay with Nacre: The Names of Forgotten Women.”

“Inlay with Nacre” was released in March. The poems tell the story of the oppression of women in snapshots of real-life incidents across the world.

The collection is the Willow Books' 2018 Editor's Choice Selection.

For more information, visit confluencegallery.com or grito-poetry.com.

Music festival recognized by state association

WINTHROP — The Washington Festivals and Events Association recently honored the Winthrop Rhythm and Blues festival with seven gold awards.

The festival received these awards: best event photo, best radio ad, best website, best social media, best social media ad campaign, best T-shirt design and best event recap.

Entries for the annual awards are judged by professionals working in related fields. The association offers professional development for festivals and events with members across the state including local chambers of commerce and non-profits.

The 32nd Winthrop Rhythm and Blues Festival is happening July 19-21. For more information, visit winthropbluesfestival.com.