WENATCHEE — Christmas-y variety show “Holiday Spice” features local volunteer talent performing a festive review of music and dance numbers on stage at Numerica Performing Arts Center (PAC), 123 N. Wenatchee Ave. Performances begin at 7 p.m. this Thursday and Friday, with tickets for $27-$33.

TWISP — To appreciate the world around us, artists prompt us to take a fresh view. More than 40 local, regional and national artists are featured in the new exhibit “Perspectives” at The Confluence, this month through Jan. 7. The opening reception is at 5-7 p.m. on Saturday at 104 S. Glover …

WENATCHEE — Grand Christmas trees, mini trees and wreaths will deck the halls and stage as a benefit for the Numerica Performing Arts Center, this weekend. Each is designed by a local business, organization, group or individual. Public viewing is free and open to the public, Thursday through…

LEAVENWORTH — A film about the wives of combat veterans will have its Washington premiere at the Bavarian Lodge, 810 Highway 2, on Saturday. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at wwrld.us/3fQY6Tc.

WENATCHEE — Who lives in a pineapple under the sea on the Wenatchee High School stage? It’s “The SpongeBob Musical,” a 12-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical based on the TV cartoon series. This local production, which opens Thursday, is the 18th biennial district musical in which eve…

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Valley Senior Activity Center will host its 25th annual Holiday Gift and Craft Fair on Saturday after a three-year break due to COVID-related closures. It is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

LOS ANGELES — Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel will emcee the 95th Academy Awards, the show’s producers announced Monday, returning to the Oscars stage for the third time following back-to-back stints in 2017 and 2018. The show is set to air March 12 on ABC.

WENATCHEE — On the first Friday of each month, downtown businesses host receptions with artists present for new art gallery openings. Local shops also offer discounts, with details and a map available online at wendowntown.org.

LEAVENWORTH — Dozens of award-winning independent documentary films that feature the natural world will be screened at the three-day Summit to Sea Fest at Icicle Creek Center for the Arts, 7409 Icicle Road. It begins Friday.

WENATCHEE — Two funny guys will do stand-up comedy starting at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Wenatchee Convention Center, 121 N. Wenatchee Ave. The event is produced by Laugh Riot. Tickets are $24 at bit.ly/3TWpSwG.

WENATCHEE — Boo! Halloween is on Monday, Oct. 31, so expect kids to come around trick or treating for candy in the evening. Over the weekend, grown ups can put on a costume and clown around too at a variety of events. 

Take a tractor ride or munch on caramel apples and donuts at Chelan Valley Farms this weekend. Pumpkins, apples and flowers are ripe for the picking.

Fit for fun in formal gowns — the Wenatchee High School Chamber Choir will perform at a musical benefit concert on Saturday.

WENATCHEE — Go to a concert to make a profound difference in the lives of three groups: African widows, local music students and adoptable animals. The benefit concert at Wenatchee High School on Saturday, Make a Difference Day, will feature student groups, local soloists and ensemble entert…

NCW — Today is the 30th annual World Mental Health Day, a day set aside to raise awareness and to mobilize efforts in support of mental health issues around the world.

NCW — Author and poet Ricardo Ruiz will speak at three branches of the NCW Libraries this month. Check out a copy of his book “We Had Our Reasons,” written in collaboration with multi-generational members of his predominantly Mexican farm community in Eastern Washington.

WENATCHEE — Critically-acclaimed author Silvia Moreno-Garcia will present online via Zoom for North Central Washington Libraries’ Virtual Reads event at 7 p.m. Thursday. Prepare questions for the chat and register for the free event online at wwrld.us/3BQX8O4.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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WATERVILLE — Country music duo Maddie & Tae, and singer Matt Stell will headline the Friday night concert at this year’s North Central Washington Fair in Waterville. The fair begins its four-day run on Thursday, Aug. 25.

It’s the end of July — how’s your summer reading going? Are you revisiting the classics or tearing through page-turners? (Any progress on your Summer Book Bingo card?) Maybe it’s too darn hot to read… or maybe we can take literary inspiration from Seattle’s favorite martial arts star, Bruce …

Dance Creations Studio's Junior level group, the 9-11 age group, won two runner-up honors at Spotlight Dance Cup.