“Metamorphoses” – Spokane Civic Theatre, Jan. 24-25, 6:30 p.m. on the Main Stage, 1020 N. Howard St. Needed: five women and five men appearing ages 18-60. Auditioners are expected to read cold from the script; the ability to swim, hold your breath and open your eyes underwater is a must for most characters. (509) 325-2507, www.spokanecivictheatre.com
“Hansel and Gretel” – Spokane Children’s Theatre, Jan. 30-31, 6 p.m. at St. Aloysius School, 611 E. Mission Ave. Needed: 20 children and adults ages 7 and older. Auditions will consist of reading from the script, no preparation necessary. www. spokanechildrenstheatre.org
“As You Like It” – The Cutter Theatre is holding auditions for its spring production Feb. 3-4, 7 p.m. at the theater, 302 Park St., Metaline Falls, Wash. Audition materials can be picked up at the theater or downloaded at www.cuttertheatre.com. (509) 446-4108
“The Sisters Rosensweig” – Spokane Civic Theatre, Feb. 14-15, 6:30 p.m. at the Firth J. Chew Studio Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. Needed: three women and three men appearing 40-60; one woman appearing age 17; one man appearing age 20. (509) 325-2507, www.spokanecivictheatre.com
“The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” – Pend Oreille Players, Feb. 15-16, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Pend Oreille Playhouse, 240 N. Union Ave., Newport, Wash. Auditioners should arrive by 6:30 p.m. and be prepared to stay until the end. Auditions will consist of reading from the script as well as demonstrating stage movement. (208) 437-1060, email@example.com
Classes and workshops
Winter Art Classes for Seniors – Acrylic Painting: For experienced artists or beginners. Thursdays, today-March 31, 9 a.m.-noon, Corbin Senior Activity Center, $59. Watercolor Foundations: Compose a sketch with shapes, arrange them to create interest and balance, focus on lights and darks of your composition, mix colors and use various watercolor techniques. Thursdays, today-March 24, 1-4 p.m., Spokane Valley Senior Center, $59. Watercolor Made Simple: Learn quick, easy basics of creating watercolor paintings. No experience necessary, all materials supplied. Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Spokane Valley Senior Center, $29. (509) 279-6027, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tinman Too Classes and Workshops – Drawing Methods: For ages 8-12. Friday or Jan. 21 or 28, 4-5:30 p.m., $12. Monster Pop-Up Book: For all ages. Saturday, 1-3 p.m., $15. Winter Art Sampler: For ages 4-7. Tuesday or Jan. 25, 4-5:30 p.m., $12. Color Monoprints with Margot: For all ages, develop your own personal imagery and patterns, Jan. 29, 1 p.m., $15. Preregistration required. 809 W. Garland Ave. (509) 325-3001
The Art Coop Classes – Wild Woman Pin: Friday, 6-8 p.m., $25. Wacky Hats: Jan. 22, 1-3 p.m., $25. Fused Glass Bracelet, Pendant and Earrings: Jan. 25, 6-8 p.m., $40. Wool Felting (No Knit): Jan. 28, 6-8 p.m., $30. Fused Glass Heart Shapes: Jan. 30, 1-3 p.m., $35. (509) 327-3726, www.theartcoop.net
Arts Alliance Classes – Adult Classes – For ages 17 and older. Beginning Watercolor: Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., $75. Adult Workshops – Glass Nugget Jewelry: Wednesday, 5-8 p.m., $45. Pottery Wheel Play: Feb. 3, 6-8 p.m., $20. Needle Felted Purse and Wrist Warmers: Feb. 3, 5:30-8:30 p.m., $45. Pine Needle Baskets: Feb. 5, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., $45. Etched Silver Pendant: Feb. 7, 6-8:30 p.m., $65. Classes are held at the Arts Alliance Studio, 308 Sixth Ave., Sandpoint. (208) 265-2787, email@example.com
Ledger Art Workshop – George Flett will talk about the history of ledger art and its imagery, and then assist each artist in creating a unique piece of art on archival ledger paper. For all ages. Cost is $30 (includes supplies). Preregistration is encouraged. Saturday, 1-3 p.m., Tinman Gallery, 811 W. Garland Ave. Preregistration encouraged. (509) 325-1500, firstname.lastname@example.org
Painting and Mixed Media Camp – For ages 6-11. Learn the fundamentals of painting and mixed media design: mixing colors, washes, resists, brush techniques and more. Monday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. Cost is $29. (509) 625-6200, www.spokaneparks.org
Irish Ceili Dance Workshop – Hosted by An Daire, Monday, 10 a.m.-noon at Tangled Roots Dance Studio, 600 W. Garland Ave. Cost is $15. Lauren Mueller will teach traditional group dances at a pace designed for adults who love Irish dancing. (509) 294-3771, www.spokaneirishdancing.com, email@example.com
Creative Art – For ages 3-5. Kids will enhance small motor skills and spark their imagination by making art with creative mediums (clay, paint, glue and more). Tuesdays, Jan. 18-March 1, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. Cost is $49. (509) 625-6200, www.spokaneparks.org
Children’s Creative Theatre – For ages 3-5. Children will gain self-confidence while learning the basics of performing group skits, prop building and costume making. Tuesdays, Jan. 18-March 1, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. Cost is $49. (509) 625-6200, www.spokaneparks.org
Sing from the Heart Vocal Workshops – Teen classes are Tuesdays beginning Jan. 18 and running for six weeks, 4-5 p.m., $115. Adult classes are Wednesdays beginning Jan. 19 and running for eight weeks, 7-9 p.m., $235. Children’s classes are Thursdays beginning Jan. 20 and running for six weeks, 4-5 p.m., $115. All levels and popular styles are welcome. 3220 S. Grand Blvd. (509) 455-5931
Beginning Soap Making Class – Greencastle Soap is offering a hands-on soap making class Wednesday-Jan. 20, 6-8 p.m. Design your own fragrance and take home nearly 3 pounds of the soap you make. Held at 203 N. Stone St. Cost is $55 and includes all equipment and supplies. Classes fill quickly and must be prepaid. (509) 466-7223, www.greencastlesoap.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Guitars – Folksingers and their Guitar Styles – Gain music appreciation and guitar instruction on popular folks/blues singers and their styles. Knowledge of basic chords, finger picking and capo required. Thursdays, Jan. 20-March 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Southside Senior Activity Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave. Cost is $51. www.spokaneparks.org, (509) 625-6200
Sing From the Heart for Kids – For ages 6-12. Kids will gain confidence as they work on musical creativity and self-expression. Includes informal final performance. Thursdays, Jan. 20-Feb. 24, 4-5 p.m., Manito United Methodist Church, 3220 S. Grand Blvd. Cost is $115. (509) 625-6200, www.spokaneparks.org
Recreational Piano for Adults – Fun-filled, relaxing sessions enable students to play the music they have always loved. Fridays, Jan. 21-Feb. 25, 5:30-6:15 p.m., Music City, 1322 N. Monroe St. Cost is $80 plus $6.50 for materials. (509) 625-6200, www.spokaneparks.org
Piano Ensemble for Children – For ages 6-12. Students will learn beginning piano including duets and ensembles in a fun and motivating atmosphere. Fridays, Jan. 21-Feb. 25, 4:30-5:15 p.m., Music City, 1322 N. Monroe St. Cost is $80 plus $11 for materials. (509) 625-6200, www.spokaneparks.org
Arts Alliance Classes – Youth Classes –Soldered Silver Jewelry: For ages 14-18, Mondays, Jan. 24 and 31, 6-8 p.m., $45. Mosaic Mural: For ages 11-18, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30-5 p.m., free. Art Adventures: For ages 6-13, Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m., $10 per visit, $35 for five visits. Classes are held through Feb. 12 at the Arts Alliance Studio, 308 Sixth Ave., Sandpoint. (208) 265) 2787, email@example.com
Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre Classes - Auditioning Workshop: For ages 3-5. Learn the nuts and bolts of auditioning for a professional or community theater. Students get an opportunity to perform for Artist Director Roger Welch using prepared material and he will coach and give direction. Workshop also covers pictures, resumes, what to wear and how to prepare for an audition. Participants should bring sheet music for two songs, roughly 16 bars each. Feb. 5, 2-5 p.m., $35. Master Audition Class: For ages 16 and older. Class starts with a question and answer session, followed by each actor performing for Artist Director Roger Welch using their prepared material in a group format. Also covers pictures and resumes, what to wear and how to prepare. Participants should bring sheet music for two songs, roughly 16 bars each. Feb. 12, 2-5 p.m., $45. Schuler Performing Arts Center, Boswell Hall, North Idaho College, 1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Class sizes are limited. (208) 769-7780, www.cdasummertheatre.com
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 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for artists
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
Pend Oreille River Arts Alliance – Inviting individual artists and artisans to become members, including theatrical performers, writers, directors, musicians, etc. Annual membership fee is $5. Contact Alliance President Loyce Akers at (208) 437-0274 or (509) 671-0295 or e-mail email@example.com for membership application and more information.
One Act Play Festival – Pend Oreille Players Association is seeking original one-act plays for the 2011 festival. Open to all genres and ages; no previous playwriting experience or past production history is required. Mail three bound copies of each entry (more than one script may be entered) with all pages numbered and no author identification on the scripts or title page; a separate title page with author identification; and an introductory letter which includes name, address, phone number, e-mail address and a short biography to One Act Play Festival, c/o Pend Oreille Playhouse Community Theatre, 240 N. Union Ave., Newport WA 99156. Cost is $5 per script. Submission deadline is Feb. 15. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.pendoreilleplayers.org
Spokane International Film Festival (SpIFF) – Looking for energetic, creative folks to help with promoting the 2011 festival (Feb. 3-13), 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.
Washington State Kaleidoscope Festival – Spokane Civic Theatre is hosting the 2011 AACTFest competitions March 11-13 and looking for volunteers to work as timers, hospitality/greeters/green room, backstage crew, ushers/hosts/house managers. E-mail allyson@spokanecivictheatre. com.
Call for musicians
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
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