Winthrop ‘49er Days: Friday through Sunday in downtown Winthrop
Explore the Old West heritage of Winthrop during this annual celebration. Festivities kick off with a procession of horseback riders through downtown. The weekend's events include shoot-out performances, line dancing, a parade, old-fashioned games and mechanical bull rides. Quick cowpokes can compete in a packing competition to prove how fast they can wrap gear and pack a mule. Most activities are free, but some may require pre-registration or a donation. For more information and a full schedule, call 996-2125 or visit winthropwashington.com.
Hell on Hooves Roughstock Rodeo: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Town Toyota Center
Settle in for two nights of Western competition and entertainment including barrel racing, bareback riders, bull-riding, saddlebronc riding and Cowboy Bull poker. A field of 45 competitors will face off for a chance to win the rodeo belt buckle and cash prizes. The field will narrow Saturday, with the top eight contestants in each category advancing to head-to-head competition. The Rancho Los Lagos Mexican dancing horses will also perform Saturday night. General admission is $20 and reserved seating $25. Admission for kids 12 and under is $5. Doors open at 6 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 667-7847 or visit towntoyotacenter.com.
Friday Movie Night 'Life Cycles' and 'Deathgrip': 8 to 10 p.m. Friday at Loge Leavenworth
Catch a couple of free outdoor films as part of Loge's spring movie series. "Life Cycles" explores themes of life, death, creation and destruction viewed through a mountain biking expedition. "Deathgrip" follows a duo of mountain bikers — Clay Porter and Brendan Fairclough — seeking to redefine the sport by pushing the limits in extreme environments. The screening is free and open to the public. Dogs and kids are welcome. For more information, call 690-4106 or visit logecamps.com/leavenworth-wa.
'Dialogues des Carmelites' at The Met, live HD stream: 9 a.m. Saturday at Icicle Creek Center for the Arts
Watch a live stream of Polenc's 1957 French opera performed in the spectacular style of New York's Metropolitan Opera. The Met's music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads a cast that includes Isabel Leonard as Blanche de la Force, Adrianne Pieczonka as Madame Lidoine and Erin Morley as Constance. Advance tickets are $22 or $12 for students. At the door, ticket prices increase to $24 or $14 for students. Youth 12 and under get in for $5. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 548-6347 or visit icicle.org.
Four Minutes of Fame: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center
Listen to local writers read original works during this low-key community open mic. Writers get four minutes to read a piece of original poetry or prose. Some reading spaces may still be open. To sign up, email Marlene Farrell at firstname.lastname@example.org. Winners of the 2019 Write on the River Writing Competition will be featured during the event. There is no cover. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. For more information, visit writeontheriver.org.
'Chicago': 7 p.m. May 15-18 and 2 p.m. May 19 at The Merc Playhouse
Enjoy Liberty Bell Drama Company's production of the sultry musical "Chicago." The local production is directed by Kelly Graham and Danbert Nobacon and choreographed by Missi Smith, with music production by Dana Stromberger. Set in the roaring '20s, the show follows Roxie Hart, a death row inmate searching for fame, fortune and acquittal. Tickets are $12 or $5 for students. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 997-7529 or visit mercplayhhouse.org.