Hear the story behind Tara Westover's bestselling memoir "Educated" during these talks hosted by North Central Regional Library. Westover's memoir follows her journey from Idaho — where she grew up with no formal education — to the halls of Cambridge where she earned her PhD. The Friday presentation will be livestreamed at the Cashmere, Chelan, Ephrata, Moses Lake, Quincy, Tonasket, Twisp and Oroville libraries. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit  ncrl.org.

Enjoy a romantic comedy put on by The Merc's Reader's Theater. The story begins when novice nun Catherine visits her aunt Eve upon being asked to leave the convent. Eve's home is over a country music bar which allows Catherine a glimpse into the wild world of modern country and introduces her to a man named Roy who is keen to court her. The Merc's production is directed by Carolanne Steinebach. Tickets are $10 or free for kids 18 and under. Tickets are available at the door only. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 997-7529 or visit mercplayhouse.org.

Explore the works of composers inspired by William Shakespeare during this classical concert experience. The program includes Nicolai's Overture to "The Merry Wives of Windsor," Williams' "Serenade to Music" and Shostakovich's Hamlet film suite. Tickets cost $21 for general admission or $27 for choice seats, $33 for preferred seats or $40 for premium seats. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 663-2787 or visit numericapac.org.

Listen to a program of politically-charged tunes by singer-songwriter Roy Zimmerman. Zimmerman's original music uses a progressive political angle to offer an upbeat and satirical analysis of current events. His songs have been played on HBO and Showtime and he has shared a stage with Ellen DeGeneres, Holly Near, Robin Williams, Bill Maher, Arlo Guthrie, John Oliver, Kate Clinton and George Carlin. Tickets are $20 or pay what you can.  For more information, visit wwrld.us/2I8U45z.

Sample a variety of beers and wines while enjoying live music at the 13th annual Alefest. The festival includes 40 breweries from across the Northwest and beyond. Participating breweries include 20 Corners Brewing Co. of Woodinville, 509 Bierworks and Badger Mountain Brewing of Wenatchee, Aslan Brewing Co. of Bellingham and Bale Breaker Brewing Co. and Berchman's Brewing Co. of Yakima. Admission includes eight taster tokens and a tasting glass. General admission tickets cost $35 or $25 for Chelan County residents. Designated drivers can attend for $5. VIP tickets cost $55 or $45 for Chelan County residents. The gate opens early for VIPs at 5:30 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 548-6347 or visit icicle.org.

Learn about the fragile state of the world's oceans during this free documentary screening. "A Plastic Ocean" follows journalist Craig Leeson and diver Tanya Streeter as they spend four years exploring the oceans and documenting the tragic truths of plastic pollution. The screening and documentary is family friendly. Free popcorn will be served and a no-host bar will be available during the event. For more information, call 888-6240 or visit wenatcheevalleymuseum.org.