“The Nutcracker” – For this year’s Ballet Memphis production with the Spokane Symphony, Friday, 5-7:30 p.m., Ballet Arts Academy, 109 W. Pacific Ave. Open to dancers ages 8 and older with at least three years experience. Auditions for non-pointe roles are 5-6:15 p.m.; auditions for boys are 6:15-6:45 p.m.; and auditions for pointe roles are 6:45-7:30 p.m. Arrive 45 minutes early to complete paperwork. Cost is $12. (509) 838-5705
“The Dancing Princesses” – For dancers ages 5-9, open to all ballet students regardless of studio affiliation. Saturday, Academy of Dance, 14214 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. Auditions for children ages 5-6 are 1-1:30 p.m., children ages 7-9 will audition from 1:45-2:30 p.m. Arrive at least 15 minutes early, in ballet class attire. (509) 838-0207, email@example.com
“A Tuna Christmas” – Monday-Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. Needed: two men. Auditioners will perform a one- to two-minute comedic monologue or joke and cold readings from the script. (509) 325-2507, www.spokanecivictheatre.com
“Dearly Departed” – Spokane Falls Community College Revelers Drama Club, Monday-Tuesday, 1 p.m., SFCC Playhouse, Building 5, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. Open to students, faculty, staff and community members. Auditioners will be expected to deliver a two-minute comedic monologue and/or tell a really good joke. (509) 533-3592
“Babes in Toyland” – Spokane Children’s Theatre, Oct. 4, 2 p.m., and Oct. 5, 6 p.m., St. Aloysius Catholic School, 611 E. Mission Ave. Needed: at least 20 boys, girls, men and women ages 8 through adult. Bring sheet music for a one-minute song from any show and dress comfortably for dance/movement auditions. (509) 328-4886, www.spokanechildrentheatre.com
“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” – Oct. 5-6, 6:30 p.m., Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. Needed: four men, four women, eight boys and nine girls. Auditioners will be expected to do cold readings from the script. (509) 325-2507, www.spokanecivictheatre.com
“A Little Princess” – Lake City Playhouse, Oct. 5-6, 4-8 p.m., Harding Family Center, 411 N. 15th St., Coeur d’Alene. Auditioners will perform a one-minute song along with sheet music or a backtrack. (208) 667-1323
Classes and workshops
Creative Dance Classes – For ages 3-5 or 6-8. Covers the basics of dance with fun games, improv, stories and other exercises designed to spark creativity. Thursdays starting today through Oct. 29, 4-5 p.m. at The Woman’s Club of Spokane, 1428 W. Ninth Ave. Cost is $59. (509) 625-6200, www.spokaneparks.org
“Plein Air in the Palouse” – Oil painting workshops for beginning to intermediate students; advanced painters also welcome. Saturdays through Oct. 31, beginning with an optional breakfast at 8 a.m. followed by carpooling to a predetermined destination around 9 a.m. Cost is $50 per Saturday, plus supplies (panels and/or canvas provided each week). (509) 868-3684, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.kathleencavender.com
Stamp-Carving Workshop – Carve stamps from rubber and linoleum and print them on an assortment of papers. Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 4225 N. G St. (private home studio). Cost is $40, includes supplies. Reservations required. (509) 327-3726, www.theartcoop.net
Beginning Bowl Turning Class – Basic class for students ages 18 and older. Saturday, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Artisans at the Dahmen Barn, 419 N. Park Way, Uniontown, Wash. Cost is $55, includes the wood and use of power lathe and other tools (students may bring their own tools and wood). Preregistration required by today. (509) 229-3414, email@example.com, www.artisanbarn.org
The Art Coop Classes – Classes run Mondays-Thursdays, 2-8 p.m., at 4225 N. G St. (private home studio). Open studio format, students drop by on their own time. Mosaics: Bowling Balls and Boulders – Monday-Thursday. Glass Beaded Bracelet – Oct. 5-8 Microscope Slide Necklace Workshop – Oct. 9, 6-8 p.m. Cost is $25, includes supplies; preregistration requested. Cost is $10 per hour studio time, plus supplies. (509) 327-3726, www.theartcoop.net
Spokane An Daire Irish Dancers Fall Semester – Beginner classes for ages 5 years and are held Mondays at 4 p.m. and Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. Cost starts at $55/month. (509) 294-3771
Wheel Throwing Class – For adults. Wednesdays through Nov. 4, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Spokane Potters Guild, 1404 N. Fiske St. Cost is $105, plus $15 for clay. (509) 532-8225
The Cathedral Arts Workshop – Educational program offered by The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist for ages 3 through adult. Classes include ceramics, watercolor, painting, drawing, photography and writing. Classes are held Wednesdays and run through December at the cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. (509) 838-4277, www.stjohns-cathedral.org/ cathedral_arts_workshop.php
Stan Miller Watercolor Landscape Workshop – Oct. 1-4 in Moscow, Idaho. Limited to first 20 students. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot and for more information.
Inland Northwest Drawing School – Drawing and painting classes for ages 5 through adult begin Oct. 5. Classes are held once a week at either Spokane Art Supply, 1303 N. Monroe St. or Spokane Art Supply Too, 14401 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 230-1880, email@example.com, www.indrawschool.com
Ballroom Dance Beginning – For ages 18 and older. Four-week session begins Oct. 5 and is held Mondays, 6-6:40 p.m. at Spokane Dance Company, 902 W. Indiana Ave. Cost is $49. (509) 625-6200, www.spokaneparks.org
Hip-Hop Dance for Beginners – For ages 9-17. Eight-week session begins Oct. 6 and is held Tuesdays, 4-5 p.m. at Lotus Self-Defense School, 212 W. Second Ave. Cost is $69. (509) 625-6200, www.spokaneparks.org
Silver Spurs International Folk Dance Youth Group – Classes teach cultural dances from around the world. Cost is $25-$40 per month of classes (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, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Spokane Novelists Group – Writers support/critique group, open to anyone with an interest in writing fiction. Participants should bring 5 to 10 pages to read aloud and 6 to 8 copies for others to read along and critique. Saturday, noon, Spokane County Library, Argonne Branch, 4322 N. Argonne Road. (509) 590-7316
Riverridge Art Association – New members welcome. Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., Spokane Art Supply, 1303 N. Monroe St. (509) 924-4571, (509) 465-0369
Call for artists
Regional Juried Watermedia Exhibition – Open to all watermedia artists. Entries must be delivered to the Pullman Gallery, Market Square Building, 107 S. Grand Ave., Pullman, on Saturday. Jurying will take place that afternoon. Exhibition is Oct. 1-31 at the Pullman Gallery. E-mail email@example.com or write to Palouse Watercolor Society, P.O. Box 9336, Moscow, ID 83843 for more information and a prospectus.
Violence Awareness Month Art Contest – For Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Lutheran Community Services is organizing an art contest focusing on the impact of domestic violence on children and teens. Artwork must be dropped off or sent to “Attention: Art Contest,” 210 W. Sprague Ave., Spokane, WA 99201 no later than 10 a.m. on Monday. Winners will be selected in age-group categories: children 10 and under, youth ages 11-19, and adults ages 20 and up. (509) 343-5012, firstname.lastname@example.org
Riverridge Association of Fine Art – Seeking submissions for 2009 juried show Oct. 15-Nov. 21. Categories include oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel and drawing/mixed media. Entry deadline is Oct. 8. (509) 465-0369, (509) 489-3868
Call for nominations
2009 Governor’s Arts and Heritage Awards – Nominations are being accepted to honor outstanding artists, arts organizations, arts educators, supporters and cultural leaders in Washington state. Nominations are due by Wednesday. Forms are available at www.arts.wa.gov/projects/awards.shtml. Awards will be presented in January 2010. (360) 586-8093, email@example.com
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