Coeur d’Alene Resort Holiday Variety Show – Musicians, jugglers, acrobats, magicians and performers of all kinds are welcome to audition Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sunday, 5-8 p.m. at the resort, 115 S. Second St., Coeur d’Alene. Performers should prepare for less than a five-minute act and bring a headshot and resume. Auditions must be scheduled by calling (208) 765-4000, ext. 21. E-mail email@example.com for more information.
The R.I.O.T (Revolution to Inspire Our Theatres) – An ensemble to inspire arts appreciation among today’s youth. Auditions for singers and dancers ages 18-25 will be Nov. 2 at Second Studio, 610 W. Second Ave. (509) 385-9028, firstname.lastname@example.org
“Don’t Dress for Dinner” – Spokane Civic Theatre, Nov. 15-16, 6:30 p.m. at the Firth J. Chew Studio Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. Needed: three women and three men appearing between their mid-20s and late 40s. (509) 325-2507, www.spokanecivictheatre.com.
Classes and workshops
Egyptian Belly Dance Classes – Tone and improve body awareness while learning the art of belly dance. Beginning classes are held Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., and continuing classes are held Sundays at 10 a.m. at A Time to Dance Studio, 3815 N. Post St. Cost is $40 per month, or $12 per class. (509) 535-7101, email@example.com
The Art Coop Classes - Wool Felting: Friday, 6-8 p.m., $30. Microscope Slide Necklace: Sunday, 1-3 p.m., $25. Fused Glass Pendants and Earrings: Tuesday, 6-8 p.m., $35. Held at a private home studio at 4225 N. ‘G’ St. All supplies provided. (509) 327-3726, www.theartcoop.net
Halloween Papier Mache Pumpkin – For ages 3-5. Create a pumpkin in any shape you like, then paint and add a funny or scary face. Saturday, 9:30-11 a.m., Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. Cost is $12. (509) 625-6200, www.spokaneparks.org
Belly Dance Workshops – Saturday, Dances from Morocco with Yasmin Edwards, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Tribal Fusion Stylization with Kendra Searls, 1-3 p.m.; Fundamentals of American Tribal Style Belly Dance with Cindy Moon Bear, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Tangled Roots Dance Studio, 600 W. Garland Ave. $25 per workshop; preregistration requested. (509) 939-6944, www.koreshakti.com
Candle Making Basics – Learn to make tapers and dipped, floating and votive candles, plus create two personalized candles to take home. Cost is $36. Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. (509) 625-6200, www.spokaneparks.org
Sports/Action Photography – Learn the best locations to shoot individual sports, proper camera settings, equipment requirements and more. Cost is $15. Tuesday, 6-8 p.m., Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. (509) 625-6200, www.spokaneparks.org
Face Painting of Spooky Goblins and Ghouls – For ages 7-12. Bring a picture of your spooky (or non-spooky) Halloween face and learn to replicate it. Participants take home paint. Tuesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Hamblen Elementary School, 2121 E. Thurston Ave., or Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Finch Elementary School, 3717 N. Milton St. Cost is $19 for either class. (509) 625-6200, www.spokaneparks.org
Greencastle Soap Making Classes – Advanced Soap Making: Explore the world of soap and color, learn what works from the kitchen, how to make swirled bars, and how to calculate your own soap recipes as well as discuss goat’s milk soap and pigments versus dyes. Prerequisite: Beginning Soap Making. Tuesday-Wednesday, 7-9 p.m., $55 (includes materials). Beginning Soap Making: Hands-on class teaches the basics of cold process. Participants design their own fragrance and take home more than 2 pounds of soap. Nov. 10-11, 7-9 p.m.; or Nov. 12, 7-9 p.m., and Nov. 13, 9 a.m.-noon. Cost is $55 for either session (includes equipment and supplies). Classes are held at Greencastle Soap, 203 N. Stone St. Classes fill quickly and must be prepaid. (509) 466-7223, www.greencastlesoap.com
Fun With the Brush – Sumi-e (Asian style painting in watercolor) and Japanese calligraphy (writing) classes. Six-week sessions begin Oct. 28. Classes are held Thursdays, 10 a.m.-noon at Spokane Art Supply, 1303 N. Monroe St.; and 6-8 p.m. at Spokane Art Supply Too, 14401 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. Cost for either session is $60, or $15 per class for drop-ins. Supply list and registration forms are available at both stores. Call (509) 327-6622 for more information about day classes, and (509) 892-0353 for more information about evening classes.
Halloween Fun – For ages 3-5. Make spiders, bats, pumpkins and ghosts. Oct. 30, 9:30-11 a.m., Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. Cost is $12. (509) 625-6200, www.spokaneparks.org
Scarecrow Workshop – Annual event for the whole family, features a variety of craft- and Halloween-related activities up and down Garland Avenue, including scarecrows. Children in costume will receive candy. Oct. 30, noon-4 p.m. (509) 325-1500
Native American Drum Making Class – For ages 16 and older. Learn to make a 13-inch Indian horsehide drum, Oct. 30, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., $75 (includes supplies); decorate drum and make beater, Nov. 6, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., $45 (includes supplies for basic beater). NEWAARTS Gallery, 260 N. Oak St., Colville. (509) 936-1527, firstname.lastname@example.org
Spokane Art Supply Workshops - Maxine Thomas: Decorative Painting: Features three nesting boxes with a different project and box each day, Nov. 4-6, $150. “Painting Water in Watercolor”: Stan Miller workshop teaches painting water from puddles to oceans, Dec. 4-5, $90. Call (509) 981-6811 or visit www.spokaneartsupply.com for more information about times and locations and to register.
Watercolor Workshop by Wes Hanson – Learn how to apply and manipulate watercolors in various ways, simplify landscapes and dramatically develop them through composition, values and colors. Cost is $110. Nov. 6-7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Dahmen Barn, 419 N. Park Way, Uniontown, Wash. Preregistration required by Nov. 1. Call (509) 229-3414 or visit www.artisanbarn.org to register and for more information, including supply list.
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. Today, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Lutheran Church of the Master, 4800 N. Ramsey Road. Visitors welcome. (208) 762-0976
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, Spokane Valley. (509) 590-7316
Riverridge Art Association – New members welcome. Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., Spokane Art Supply, 1303 N. Monroe St. (509) 465-0369
Call for artists
Japan Week Spokane – Seeking submissions for Japan Week Spokane’s 2011 logo, which will be used on publicity materials and the Japan Week website. Image should represent the spirit of Japan, ancient or modern. Submission deadline is Nov. 15. (509) 230-3747, (509) 456-5190, email@example.com, www.japanweekspokane.com
Two By Two Small Scale Ceramic Sculpture Biennial – Juried exhibition focusing on contemporary ceramic sculpture, open to national and international artists. Entry deadline is Dec. 10. A complete prospectus with exhibition and entry information can be downloaded at www.ewu.edu/CALE/Programs/ Art/Gallery/Prospectus.xml, or send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Gallery of Art, Art Building 140, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA 99004-2401. (509) 359-6651
Holy Names Music Center Band – Adult and adult beginner musicians are encouraged to participate in the orchestra, choir and bluegrass band through the New Horizons Program. Orchestra is Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.; choir is Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.; bluegrass is Fridays at 7:30 p.m. Held at Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute, 3910 W. Custer Drive. $25; scholarships available. (509) 326-9516, Suzanne@hnmc.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.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Today is Memorial Day, the day we remember and honor those who gave, in Abraham Lincoln’s never-to-be-forgotten words, “the last full measure of devotion” to ...
STATE LANDS -- Two “free days” are being offered at Washington State Parks in June. In other words, a Discover Pass will not be required on vehicles for entry. On ...
S-R Archive find of the day: The first observance of Memorial day in Spokane was held Friday, May 30, 1884. The parade in the photo was moving along Second Avenue, ...
Are you a gamer? Do you like free things? Of course you do! We here at the Tech Deck are just like you: poor gamers looking for cheap entertainment. And ...