“Beauty and the Beast” – Theater Arts for Children, for ages 8 through adult, Sunday-Monday, 6:30 p.m., Spokane Valley Partners building, 10814 E. Broadway Ave. Auditioners should come prepared to sing one verse and chorus of any musical and perform a dance audition (sheet music preferred, but a CD or tape with music only will be accepted). www.theaterarts forchildren.org, media@theater artsforchildren.org, (509) 892-5413
“Steel Magnolias”– Spokane Civic Theatre, Monday-Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Firth J. Chew Studio Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. Auditioners will be expected to read cold from the script. Need: six women appearing ages 19-68. Performances Feb. 26-March 21. (509) 325-1413, www.spokanecivictheatre.com
“The Nerd” – Pend Oreille Players, Monday-Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. at Pend Oreille Playhouse Community Theatre, 240 N. Union Ave., Newport, Wash. Call (509) 671-3389 or visit www.pendoreilleplayers.org for more information.
“Arsenic and Old Lace” – Pend Oreille Players, Jan. 11-12, 4 p.m. at Pend Oreille Playhouse Community Theatre, 240 N. Union Ave., Newport, Wash. Auditioners must be 21 years of age or younger. Call (509) 671-3389 or visit www.pendoreilleplayers.org for more information.
“Servicemen’s Canteen” – Pend Oreille Players, Jan. 12, immediately following auditions for “Arsenic and Old Lace,” at Pend Oreille Playhouse Community Theatre, 240 N. Union Ave., Newport, Wash. Auditioners must be 21 years of age or younger. A variety of singers, actors and dancers are needed. Call (509) 671-3389 or visit www.pendoreilleplayers.org for more information.
Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Nightingale” – Spokane Children’s Theatre, Jan. 17 at 2 p.m. and Jan 18 at 6 p.m. at St. Aloysius School, 611 E. Mission Ave. Need: 12-15 actors ages 10 through adult. Auditioners should be prepared to do cold readings from the script. Performances held March 20-28. Call (509) 328-4886 or visit www.spokanechildrens theatre.org for more information.
“The Spitfire Grill”– Spokane Civic Theatre, Jan. 18-19, 6:30 p.m., Spokane Civic Theatre, Main Stage, 1020 N. Howard St. Auditioners should come prepared with a verse and chorus from a contemporary musical, and be expected to perform cold readings from the script. Accompanist will be provided. Need: three men ages 25-45; four women ages 21-70. Performances March 19-April 11. (509) 325-1413, www.spokanecivictheatre.com
“Escanaba in da Moonlight”– Spokane Civic Theatre, Feb. 22-23, 6:30 p.m., Firth J. Chew Studio Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. Auditioners will be expected to read cold from the script. Need: Five men ages 30-70; one woman age 30-40. Performances April 9-25. (509) 325-1413, www.spokanecivictheatre.com
“Annie Get Your Gun”– Spokane Civic Theatre, March 22, 6:30-8 p.m. for ages 9-17; March 22, 8-9:30 p.m. and March 23, 6:9:30 p.m. for adults only, Firth J. Chew Studio Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. Auditioners will be expected to perform a verse and chorus from a classical musical, in addition to cold readings from the script. Native American adults and children are needed for this production. Need: 12 men and 9-12 women, ages 18-60; 3-4 boys and 3-4 girls ages 9-17. Performances May 21-June 20. (509) 325-1413, www.spokane civictheatre.com
Classes and workshops
Christian Youth Theater – Spokane Winter Session – Classes begin Monday. Held Mondays, 5-7 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5-7 p.m. at 6205 E. Mansfield Ave., Spokane Valley, and at 13521 N. Mill Road. Enrolled students will have the opportunity to audition for “Wizard of Oz” on Jan. 8. No experience necessary. Cost is $170. (509) 487-6540, www.cytspokane.com
Christian Youth Theater – North Idaho Winter Session – Classes begin Tuesday. Held Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4-6 p.m. for 10 weeks at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1700 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Enrolled students will have the opportunity to audition for “Sleeping Beauty” on Jan. 8. No experience necessary; cost is $175. www.cytnorthidaho.com, (208) 765-8600
Fun With The Brush – Sumi-e and Japanese calligraphy classes teach traditional techniques. Thursdays beginning Jan. 7 for six weeks, 10 a.m.-noon at Spokane Art Supply, 1303 N. Monroe St., or 6-8 p.m. at Spokane Art Supply Too, 14401 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. Cost is $60 for either session. Supply list and registration forms are available at both stores. (509) 534-8712, (509) 892-0353
World Drumming – Open to all levels; beginners will get a primer of proper technique and both beginners and advanced musicians will learn tradition-specific rhythms and pieces. No prior musical training necessary. Jan. 9 or 23, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Holy Names Music Center, 3910 W. Custer Drive. Cost is $10. (509) 326-9516, Suzanne@hnmc.org
Sing From the Heart for Teens – For ages 12-16. Participants gain confidence as they learn musical creativity and self-expression on stage. Tuesdays, 3:45-4:45 p.m., Jan. 12-Feb. 16, at Manito United Methodist Church, 3220 S. Grand Blvd. Cost is $115. (509) 625-6200, www.spokane parks.org
Silver Spurs International Folk Dance Youth Group – Cultural dances from around the world. Cost is $25-$40 per month (costumes included). Dancers perform at community events such as the Fall Folk Festival and First Night. Classes are at 1426 E. 19th Ave. (509) 533-9966, email@example.com
Spokane Valley Senior Writers – Informal group meets to write and exchange ideas, Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines Road, Spokane Valley. New members welcome. (509) 921-9284
RiversEdge Chorus of Sweet Adelines – Women’s a cappella singing group. Tuesdays, 6:45 p.m., Millwood Community Presbyterian Church, 3223 N. Marguerite Road, Spokane Valley. (509) 323-9059, firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for artists
February Visual Arts Tour – Local galleries, studios, alternative spaces and businesses are welcome to participate in the winter Visual Arts Tour on Feb. 5-6. Registrations and images, accompanied by a check for $35, are due to Spokane Art Supply, 1303 N. Monroe St., Spokane, WA 99201 by Tuesday at 5 p.m. Registration forms are available online at www.spokanearts.org/ hottopics.aspx and at www.downtownspokane.net or can be picked up at Spokane Art Supply, Chase Gallery and Pottery Place Plus. Call (509) 456-0580 ext. 102 or e-mail lsangster@downtown spokane.net if you are a business looking for an artist’s work to show or an artist looking for a place to show your work. For all other questions, call (509) 327-6622 or e-mail email@example.com.
Raw Space Exhibit – Artists in all media are invited to participate in the annual “Raw Space” exhibition, Feb. 5-7 in conjunction with the February Visual Arts Tour. The nonjuried community art event is held at the Fernwell Building, 505 W. Riverside Ave. Applications are available online at www.spokane arts.org/hottopics.aspx and at www.downtownspokane.net or can be picked up at Spokane Art Supply, Chase Gallery, and Pottery Place Plus. Applications and a check for $10 are due to Spokane Art Supply, 1303 N. Monroe St., Spokane, WA 99201 by Jan. 12. (509) 710-0362, firstname.lastname@example.org
Third Annual Amateur Arts Show and Sale – Seeking artists to participate in the Arts Show and Sale at On Sacred Grounds Art and Book Gallery, 12212 E. Palouse Highway, Valleyford, Jan. 12-26. Includes all media. Call (509) 747-6294 for eligibility requirements or sign up online at www.onsacredgrounds.com.
Art Works Gallery – Seeking one or two artists to become members of the Sandpoint artists cooperative. Call (208) 263-2642 or visit www.sandpointartworks.com.
Northeast Washington Arts Council – Accepting original work from artists for the new gallery and studio space at 260 Oak St., Colville. Cost is minimal, environment is professional. (509) 936-1527, email@example.com
Garden Gallery – Recently opened gallery in Coeur d’Alene is seeking artists who specialize in metal work, garden sculpture, wood crafts, jewelry and pottery (bird baths, etc. – art that complements gardens and patios). E-mail Anny Gold at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for musicians
2010 Moscow Farmers Market – Moscow Arts Commission is booking music for the 2010 Farmers Market. Seeking musicians to perform Saturdays from 9:30-11:30 a.m., May 1-Oct. 30. Call (208) 883-7036 or e-mail email@example.com for application forms. Applications are due Jan. 29.
MusicFest Northwest 2010 – Performing opportunities for varying age and skill levels in ballet, brass, flute, classical guitar, organ, piano, reed, string and voice divisions. Entry information is available online at www.musicfestnorthwest.org; deadline is March 10. (509) 465-8916
Call for writers
Children’s Poetry Contest – Spokane County students from grades 1-12 are invited to submit up to three poems no longer than 21 lines each. Finalists will be read onstage by Spokane-area actors during the Get Lit! literary festival in April. Winning author will receive a free class at the Spokane Civic Theatre Academy. Poems may be on any subject appropriate for a family audience and should be the original work of the author. Entry deadline is Jan. 31. Poems may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org along with author’s name, grade, school, parent/guardian name, phone number and e-mail address. (509) 953-9928
Deadline to submit items is noon on the Friday before publication. Send information to Libby Fisher, Arts Calendar, Features Dept., P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210 or e-mail to email@example.com.