“Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story” – Spokane Civic Theatre, Monday-Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., 1020 N. Howard St. Needed: 10 men (appearing ages 18-50) and eight to 10 women (appearing to be ages 18-50). Auditioners will be expected to perform a verse and a chorus from a contemporary musical and should bring their own sheet music (accompanist provided). (509) 325-2507, www.spokanecivictheatre.com
Spokane’s Got Talent – Auditions for the 2010 show to cast dancers, musicians, bands, singers and entertainers. Monday and Wednesday, 7-10 p.m.; Aug. 7-8, 3-6 p.m.: and Aug. 9 and 14, 7-10 p.m. at The Empyrean, 171 S. Washington St. Sign up at http://redeyepromotions.wufoo.com/ forms/spokanes-got-talent-2010. For more information, visit www.spokanesgot talent.com, call (509) 720-7736 or e-mail email@example.com.
“Beauty and the Beast, Jr.” – Pend Oreille Players Association is holding a read-through and sing-through for middle- and high-school age youth on Aug. 5; auditions are Aug. 12, both days from 3:15 to 5:30 p.m. at the Playhouse, 240 N. Union Ave., Newport, Wash. No previous acting experience required. (509) 671-3389, (208) 437-1060, (509) 447-2180, www.pendoreilleplayers.org
“A Streetcar Named Desire” – Ignite Community Theatre Booklight Reader’s Theatre, Aug. 5, 7 p.m. at the Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. Needed: six men and six women to appear ages 30-50. Auditioners should be prepared to cold read from the script. www.ignitetheatre.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, (509) 330-1066 or (509) 230-9992
Accordion for Children and Adults – For ages 7 and older. Four-week class is held Thursdays, Aug. 5-26, 6-7 p.m. at Music City, 1322 N. Monroe St. Cost is $54. www.spokaneparks.org, (509) 625-6200
Art Coop Workshops – Wool Felting: Aug. 7 and 22, 1-3 p.m., cost is $30 for either class. Microscope Slide Necklace: Aug. 10 and 26, 6-8 p.m., cost is $25 for either class. All supplies provided. Classes are held at a private home studio, 4225 N. ‘G’ St. (509) 327-3726, www.theartcoop.net
Video Camp – Teens will create a video about communicating with partners, parents and others to enter into the Spokane County health district’s Videofest competition. Mondays-Fridays, Aug. 9-20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Tincan, 1317 W. Second Ave. Cost is $130; scholarships available. (509) 744-0972, www.tincan.org
Beginning Soap Making Class – Hands-on class teaches the basics of cold process. Participants design their own fragrance and take home more than 2 pounds of soap. Aug. 12-13 at Greencastle Soap, 203 N. Stone St. Cost is $45 (includes equipment and supplies). (509) 466-7223, www.greencastlesoap.com
Pend Oreille Playhouse Association’s Music-Theater Summer Camp – Open to area youth, grades 5-12. Monday-Friday, Aug. 16-27; cost is $50, students bring sack lunches, snacks and beverages are provided. Space is limited; register at the Pend Oreille Playhouse, 240 N. Union Ave., Newport, Wash. or online at www.pendoreilleplayers.org. (509) 671-3389
Step in the Write Direction – Presented by the Inland Empire Region of The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Includes speakers, a book sale, “The Nuts and Bolts of Publishing,” crafting your novel, an agent critique of first pages, “Illustrators’ Intensive” and more. Sept. 18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W. First Ave. Cost is $105 by Aug. 15, or $120 at the door. (509) 482-5288, www.scbwiwaid.org, email@example.com
Call for artists
32nd Annual Betty Bowen Award – Visual artists working in Washington, Oregon or Idaho are invited to apply for the Seattle Art Museum’s annual award. Applications are available at www.callforentry.org. Cost to apply is $10. Entries must be submitted online by Sunday. www.seattleartmuseum.org/bettybowen, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Heart Treasures: Old and New – Juried art exhibition is open to painters of oil, acrylic, watercolor and mixed media and potters. Sponsored by Studio B – Heartworks Gallery. Submission deadline is Aug. 20. There is no age restriction on artwork submitted. E-mail Deb Blahuczyn at email@example.com for more information.
32nd Annual Washington State Quilters Show – Open to anyone who wishes to enter a quilt they made (no entry fees). Categories include hand-quilted, machine quilted, baby quilts, wall hangings, home décor items, large bed quilts, vintage antique quilts, modern fabric art quilts and a youth division for quilters age 18 and younger. Show is Oct. 15-17; entry deadline is Aug. 23. Visit www.wsqspokane.org for an entry form; call (509) 276-7707 for more information.
Peace Arts Festival – Open to all artists and poets. One Peace, Many Paths is sponsoring this event for all ages which will encompass music, dance, poetry and visual arts, Sept. 18 at Unity Church, 2900 S. Bernard St. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for entry information.
Dodson’s Jewelers – Open call for paintings, either watercolor or oils, with an Italian theme for an exhibition to run during November. Call (509) 624-4163 for more information.
First Friday – Seeking artists whose work is ready to show in nontraditional venues such as coffee shops, wineries and other downtown businesses during self-guided monthly art walks. Referral opportunity only, venues are responsible for selecting their own artists. (509) 625-6079, www.spokanearts.org
Call for nominations
City of Spokane Arts Awards - Nominations sought in six categories: Individual Artist, Arts Organization, Arts in Education, Individual Benefactor, Business Benefactor and Arts Community Leadership. Online nomination form is available at www.spokanearts.org/awards.aspx. Submission deadline is Aug. 6. (509) 625-6050
Call for volunteers
Spokane International Film Festival (SpIFF) – Looking for energetic, creative folks to help with promoting the 2011 festival, finding sponsors for program ads, marketing, contacting special interest groups for films and more. Contact Rebecca Bishop at email@example.com or Pete Porter at firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.