“Love, Sex and the IRS” – Ignite Community Theatre, today, 7 p.m. at the Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. Needed: five men and three women appearing ages 23-65. Auditioners should come prepared to cold read from the script. (509) 999-4984, www.ignitetheatre.org, firstname.lastname@example.org
Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre – Auditions for “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” “Cinderella,” “Pump Boys and Dinettes” and “Hairspray.” Feb. 20, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at North Idaho College, 1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Looking for strong dancers, actors, and singers ages 16 and older. Auditioners should bring a 16 bar-cut song and other song selections and be prepared to dance. Send a headshot and résumé to 11199 N. Point Hayden, Hayden Lake, ID 83835; additional YouTube and DVD submissions accepted, send to email@example.com. (208) 661-6010
Escanaba in da Moonlight – Spokane Civic Theatre, Feb. 22-23, 6:30 p.m. at 1020 N. Howard St. Needed: five men (appearing ages 30-70) and one woman (appearing age 30-40). Auditioners will be expected to perform cold readings from the script. (509) 325-2507
“Lips Together, Teeth Apart” – March 1-2, 6:30 p.m. at Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. Needed: two men and two women, all appearing ages 35-50. Auditioners will be expected to read cold from the script. (509) 325-2507
Classes and workshops
NEWAArts Classes – Batik and Silk Painting: Learn the art of painting on silk and explore the Indonesian art of resist and dyes. Four-week class begins today, Thursdays from 6:30-8 p.m. Cost is $55, includes materials. Beginning Drawing Class – Feb. 21, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. A professional artist will teach basic techniques with an emphasis on contour drawing. Cost is $25; students provide their own materials. Space is limited; preregistration requested. Creative Drawing Studio: Held once a month. Cost is $25; students provide their own materials. Space is limited; reservations requested. Classes are held at NEWAArts Arts Supply Store, 260 N. Oak St., Colville. Materials can be purchased at the store. Call (509) 775-0982 or (509) 936-1527, visit www.newaarts.org, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wedding and Party Dance – For ages 16 and over. Learn traditional and contemporary dances. Fridays in February, 8-8:40 p.m. at Spokane Dance Company, 902 W. Indiana Ave. Cost is $49. (509) 625-6200, www.spokaneparks.org
Precious Metals Clay Workshop – Create one-of-a-kind pieces for a loved one just in time for Valentine’s Day. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. Cost is $100; space is limited, prepaid registration required. (208) 457-8950
The Art Coop Classes – Microscope Slide Necklace: Saturday, 1-3:30 p.m. Cost is $25. Artist Trading Card Night: Monday, 6-8 p.m. Cost is $10, includes pizza and pop. Wooden Assemblage: Two-part class is Thursday and Feb. 18, 6-8 p.m. Cost is $40. Fused Glass: Feb. 13, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost is $30. Beaded Shamrock Pin: Feb. 16, 6-8 p.m. Cost is $25. Fused Glass: Feb. 17, 6-8 p.m. Cost is $30. Hand-Carved Stamps: Feb. 27, 1-4 p.m. $40. Classes are held at 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.
“Getting Started: Basic Drawing Techniques” – Taught by Colfax artist Carrie Vielle. Wednesday and Feb. 17 and 24, 6-8 p.m. at The Bank Left Gallery, 100 S. Bridge St., Palouse, Wash. Cost is $60. (509) 878-8425, (509) 878-1800, email@example.com
Holy Names Music Center Classes – Music Theory 1: Twelve-week class is held Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., beginning Feb. 22. Music Theory 2: Twelve-week class is held Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 22. The basics of music theory help anyone studying music on any level. Cost is $125 for either class. Holy Names Music Center, 3910 W. Custer Drive. (509) 326-9516
Idaho Writers League – Coeur d’Alene Chapter – Writers of all genres, teens through seniors, meet to exchange ideas and learn how to improve their craft. Wednesday, 9 a.m.-noon at the Jewett House, 1501 Lakeshore Drive, Coeur d’Alene. Visitors welcome. (208) 762-0976
Call for artists
Spokane Arts Commission – Seeking a lead artist to lead a team of younger artists to design and facilitate the painting of three downtown Spokane underpasses. Position is grant funded through the Northwest Community Foundation and is temporary. Qualifications are due to the Spokane Arts Commission, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., Spokane, WA 99201 by 3 p.m. on Wednesday. Download a prospectus at www.spokanearts.org/ hottopics.aspx, pick one up at the Chase Gallery, City Hall lower level, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. or call (509) 625-6050.
Swan Festival – Looking for art of Tundra swans in any media for Swan Festival on March 20. No fees. (208) 437-0274, (509) 671-0295, firstname.lastname@example.org
Pottery Place Plus – Looking for new members, particularly woodworkers but will consider any fine craft media; contact membership@potteryplace. com. Also looking for guest artists to be featured each month, including First Friday receptions; contact email@example.com.
Artisans at the Dahmen Barn – Seeking performing artists of any genre to fill out the 2010 event calendar. (509) 229-3655, firstname.lastname@example.org
Art Works Gallery – Seeking one or two artists to become members of the Sandpoint artist’s cooperative. (208) 263-2642, 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
Call for musicians
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.