Arts Calendar


“Amadeus” – Lake City Playhouse, Sunday, 5 p.m. and Monday-Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Harding Family Center, 411 N. 15th St., Coeur d’Alene. Needed: 12 men and three women; come prepared to read from the script. (208) 667-1323, lcplayhouse@gmail.com

“Arsenic and Old Lace” – Pend Oreille Players, Monday-Tuesday, 4 p.m., Pend Oreille Playhouse Community Theatre, 240 N. Union Ave., Newport, Wash. Must be 21 or younger. (509) 671-3389, www.pendoreilleplayers.org

“Servicemen’s Canteen” – Pend Oreille Players, Tuesday, immediately following auditions for “Arsenic and Old Lace” (see above), Pend Oreille Playhouse Community Theatre, 240 N. Union Ave., Newport, Wash. Must be 21 or younger. A variety of singers, actors and dancers are needed. (509) 671-3389, www.pendoreilleplayers.org

Classes and workshops

Hand Drumming Workshops – West African Drumming – Eight-week session begins today, 6 p.m. Middle Eastern Drumming – Eight-week session begins Friday, 6 p.m. Malidoma World Drum and Dance Studio, 408 W. Third Ave. Cost: $90 for each sessions, drums provided (no experience necessary). Register online at www.malidoma.biz or by calling (509) 624-7573.

Fun With The Brush – Sumi-e and Japanese calligraphy classes teach traditional techniques. Thursdays beginning today 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

Tiny Tot Combo Classes – For ages 3-5 or 5-8. Introduces children to jazz, ballet and tap dance with creative and fun movements. Four-week class runs Saturdays through Jan. 30. Class for children ages 3-5 is 10-10:45 a.m., class for ages 5-8 is 11-11:45 a.m. Cost is $39. Spokane Dance Company, 902 W. Indiana Ave. (509) 625-6200, www.spokaneparks.org

World Drumming – Open to all levels; no prior musical training necessary. Saturday or Jan. 23, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Holy Names Music Center, 3910 W. Custer Drive. Cost is $10. (509) 326-9516, suzanne@hnmc.org

Intro to Piano – Adults – For ages 18 and older. Participants learn how to play simple melodies. Saturdays through Jan. 30, 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Music City, 1322 N. Monroe St. Cost is $40. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit www.spokaneparks.org for more information.

Kickstart Your Creative Life – Workshop for anyone interested in all manner of creativity – be it art, music, drama, writing, etc. Participants will outline and walk through a few simple steps that will encourage the creative process to flow. Sundays through Jan. 24, 1-3 p.m., 1717 W. 10th Ave. Cost is $60 for all three sessions. Space is limited; reservations encouraged. (509) 868-3684, kathleen@kathleencavender.com

Sing From the Heart – Participants gain confidence as they learn musical creativity and self-expression on stage. Classes for ages 12-16 are Tuesdays through Feb. 16, 3:45-4:45 p.m. Classes for ages 6-12 are Thursdays, Jan. 14-Feb. 18, 4-5 p.m. Manito United Methodist Church, 3220 S. Grand Blvd. Cost for either session is $115. (509) 625-6200, www.spokaneparks.org

Advanced Soapmaking Class – Two-part class will discuss soap coloring, additives, goats milk soap, designing your own recipe, dyes vs. pigments and more. Wednesday-Jan. 14, 7-9 p.m., Greencastle Soap and Supply, 203 N. Stone St. Cost: $45 (includes all equipment and supplies). Class size is limited, call for reservations. (509) 466-7223


The Spokane Novelists Group – Writers support/critique group, open to anyone with an interest in writing fiction. Participants should bring 5-10 pages to read aloud and 6-8 copies for others to read along and critique. Saturday, noon, Spokane County Library, Argonne Branch, 4322 N. Argonne Road. (509) 590-7316

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, Jewett House, 1501 Lakeshore Drive, Coeur d’Alene. Visitors welcome. (208) 762-0976

Call for artists

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 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. Applications and a check for $10 are due to Spokane Art Supply, 1303 N. Monroe St., Spokane, WA 99201 by Tuesday. (509) 710-0362, nan@dryegoods.com

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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