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Auditions

“Macbeth” – Ignite Community Theatre, April 8, 7 p.m. at the Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. Needed: men and women ranging from age 17-70. Auditioners should be prepared to read cold from the script. www.ignitetheatre.org, rebeccacook@excite.com, (509) 999-4984

“ ’Til Death Do Us Part” – Ignite Community Theatre, April 9, 6:30 p.m. on the second floor of Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. Murder mystery fundraiser for OutSpokane. Needed: 15 to 20 male and female actors appearing ages 21-65. No preparation required, but auditioners should be ready to play improv games. Performance date is April 29. (509) 999-4984, www.outspokane.com

Classes and workshops

Corbin Art Center Classes - Treasure Adventure Camp – For ages 6-11. Children solve clues and organize a search party to locate the treasure. Today, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $29. Kids Create Camp – For ages 6-11. Children discover the basics of painting and sculpture in abstract and pop art using clay, paints and more. Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $29. Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. (509) 625-6200, www.spokaneparks.org

Greencastle Soap Company Classes – Beginning Soap Making: Design your own fragrance and take home more than three pounds of soap. Friday, 7-9 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon. Cost is $45 for each two-part class, equipment and supplies included. Open Studio Soap Making Session – April 9, 6 p.m.; soap is provided, participants bring their favorite fragrance, additives and colors. Technical assistance will be available, but this is not a class. Cost is $45, which includes six pounds of soap. Advanced Soap Making: Explore the world of soap and color. Class covers goat’s milk soap and pigments versus dyes. April 21-22, 7-9 p.m., $45 (includes all necessary materials). Greencastle Soap Company, 203 N. Stone St. (509) 466-7223, www.greencastlesoap.com

Piano for Adults – For adults who have always wanted to play piano. Students will begin reading music and playing simple tunes. Four-week class is held Saturdays in April, 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Music City, 1322 N. Monroe St. Cost is $40. (509) 625-6200, www.spokaneparks.org

An Daire Irish Dancers Spring Term Classes – Begins Monday and runs through June 14. Call Amy at (509) 294-3771 or e-mail Spokane@andaire.org to register or for more information.

Nia for Kids – For ages 3-6. Class enhances children’s natural dancing skills through guided movements with and without props to diverse music. Four-week class is held Wednesdays in April, 3-3:45 p.m. at Woman’s Club of Spokane, 1428 W. Ninth Ave. Cost is $29. (509) 625-6200, www.spokaneparks.org

Painting with Spirits at Lone Canary Winery – Enjoy a glass of wine while you paint during this three-hour creative session conducted by a local artist. Step-by-step guidance is offered and all materials are provided, including canvas, paint, brushes, easel and paint palette. Cost is $45. April 8, 6-9 p.m. at Lone Canary Winery, 109 S. Scott St. (208) 651-2110, paintingwithspirits@hotmail.com

The Art Coop Classes – Artist Trading Card Night – April 12, 6-8 p.m. Cost is $10, includes pizza and pop. Two-Sided Dimensional Bird Canvas – April 14 and 21 (two-part class). Cost is $40. Fused Glass Jewelry – April 16, 1-3 p.m., or April 26, 6-8 p.m. Cost is $30. Microscope Slide Necklace: April 19 or 30, 6-8 p.m., $25. Wooden Assemblage – April 22 or 29, 6-8 p.m. Cost is $40. The Art Coop, 4225 N. G St. (private home studio). All materials are provided. Reservations required; call (509) 327-3726 or (509) 290-2542 or visit www.theartcoop.net.

“Superb Artistic Slide Show and Talk on Venice” – Presentation by European travel photographer Linda Lowry and Italian teacher and painter Angelica di Chiara. April 16, 6:30 p.m., Avenue West Gallery, 122 S. Monroe St. Admission is $5. Call (509) 838-4999 for reservations or more information.

Call for artists

28th Annual Inland Crafts Sale and Exhibition – Seeking fine contemporary crafts of all media and photography. Entry deadline is Monday. Event is Nov. 12-14 at the Spokane Convention Center. (509) 624-8566, www.zapplication.org

Spokane Convention Center Art Project – The Public Facilities District Board and Spokane Arts Committee will commission an artist or artist team to create a work to enhance the site improvements at the Spokane Convention Center – Group Health Exhibit Hall. All artwork will be indoors and may be a wall or overhead sculpture. A full prospectus can be downloaded at www.spokanearts.org/hottopics.aspx. Send or deliver submissions to Karen Mobley, Arts Director, Spokane Arts Commission, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., Suite 609, Spokane, WA 99201 by 3 p.m. on Wednesday. kmobley@spokanecity.org, (509) 625-6050

Manhole Cover Student Design Contest – The Spokane Arts Commission and the City of Spokane Wastewater Management are seeking decorative designs with local themes for manhole covers to be placed throughout the city. Artists must be citizens of Spokane and age 18 or younger. Selected artists will receive $100 and their design on manhole covers in Spokane for up to 50 years. Download a prospectus at www.spokanearts.org/hottopics.aspx. Submissions should be sent by April 30 to Manhole Cover Art Contest, Attn.: Gary Kaesemeyer, City of Spokane, 909 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane, WA 99202. Call (509) 625-7909 or (509) 625-6050 for more information.

Avenue West Gallery Juried Art Exhibition – Artists of all media are invited to enter the Juried Exhibition held in August at Avenue West Gallery. Entry fee is $10 per entry, limit of five entries per artist. Entry deadline is May 20. Contact Katie Densley at (509) 647-5480 or ktdensley@centurytel.net, or Dennis Smith at (509) 299-4979 or jamilia1@centurytel.net.

Artists Loose on the Palouse – Seeking artists and crafters for the Valleyford Art Festival, July 23-25. Weekend includes dinner and dance, historical tours and a parade. (509) 747-6294, www.onsacredgrounds.com

Bluewaters Bluegrass Festival Accepting applications from vendors and artisans with unique crafts and artwork for this year’s festival, Aug. 6-8 at Waterfront Park in Medical Lake. www.bluewatersbluegrass.org, (509) 869-0252

Call for writers

One Act Play Festival – Pend Oreille Players Association is seeking original one-act plays to be produced at the Pend Oreille Playhouse Community Theatre. Up to four plays will be selected for presentation. Plays should be 25-35 minutes long; small casts and simple sets are preferred. Submission deadline is May 1. (509) 447-2750, mail@pendoreilleplayers.org

Lost Horse Press Idaho Prize for Poetry 2010 – National competition offering $1,000 plus publication of a book-length poetry manuscript. Postmark deadline for manuscript submission is May 15 (must include $25 reading fee and SASE). Winner and finalists will be announced Aug. 15. For guidelines or additional information, call (208) 255-4410, e-mail losthorsepress@mindspring.com or visit www.losthorsepress.org.

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 libbyf@spokesman.com.


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