“Oliver Twist” – Theater Arts for Children, Sunday-Monday, 6:30 p.m., 10814 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 995-6718, www.theaterartsforchildren.org, media@theaterartsfor children.org
Fallapalooza – Family-friendly acts needed for Oct. 1 variety show, Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Pend Oreille Playhouse Community Theatre, 240 N. Union Ave., Newport, Wash. (509) 671-3389, (509) 447-2750
“The Nutcracker” – Spokane Symphony/State Street Ballet production, Sept. 19, 4-8 p.m. at Ballet Arts Academy, 109 W. Pacific Ave. Auditions for dancers ages 6-10 with at least one year of experience are from 4-6 p.m., and for ages 10-14 with at least three years experience from 6-8 p.m. Auditioners should arrive one hour early; cost is $12, cash only. Performance dates are Dec. 2-4. (509) 838-5705
Classes and workshops
The Art Coop Classes – Canvas Paper Collage: Today-Friday, 6-8 p.m., $45. Fused Glass Jewelry: Saturday, 1-3 p.m., or Sept. 19, 6-8 p.m., $35-$40. Microscope Slide Necklace: Monday, 6-8 p.m., $25. Hanging Yard Art: Wednesday, 6-8 p.m., $25. Classes are held at a private home studio, 4225 N. “G” St. All supplies provided. (509) 327-3726, www.theartcoop.net
Drawing Methods with Andrea Perry – Learn a variety of methods including use of charcoals, pencils, color, pastels and composition. For ages 8-12. Friday through Sept. 30, Fridays at 4 p.m. at Tinman Too, 809 W. Garland Ave. Cost is $12 per class. Call (509) 325-3001, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.tinmantoo.com for more information and to register.
Fall Art Classes for Seniors – Classic Realism: A Still Life: Saturday and Sept. 17, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., at Spokane Valley Senior Center, Room 155, 2426 N. Discovery Place, $36. Watercolor Studies: Monday through Oct. 31, Mondays from 9 a.m.-noon at Holman Gardens, 12912 E. 12th Ave., $72. Open Art Multimedia: Monday through Oct. 31, Mondays from 1-4 p.m. at Holman Gardens, $72. Oil Painting: Monday through Oct. 31, Mondays from 1-4 p.m. at Hillyard Senior Activity Center, 4001 N. Cook St., $50. Drawing Basics: Tuesday through Nov. 15, Tuesdays from 10 a.m.-noon at Corbin Senior Activity Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave., $52. Acrylics: Tuesday through Nov. 15, Tuesdays from 1-3:30 p.m. at Corbin Senior Activity Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave., $61. Drawing with Colored Pencil: Tuesday through Nov. 1, Tuesdays from 9 a.m.-noon at Spokane Valley Senior Center, Room 155, $72. Multimedia Painting Greetings: Create cards, notes and calendars for the holidays. Tuesday through Nov. 1, Tuesdays from 9 a.m.-noon, Spokane Valley Senior Center, Room 155, $72. Acrylics Painting: Thursdays, Sept. 15-Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-noon at Corbin Senior Activity Center, $72. Drawing: Right Side Brain Processes: Thursdays, Sept. 15-Oct. 20, 2-4 p.m. at CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Room 205, $41. Call (509) 279-6027 to register and for more information.
Tribal Bellydance Classes – Dance Fundamentals (Level 1): Covers the basic slow and fast dance steps including posture, body awareness, formations, finger cymbals and combining steps. Six-week sessions start Saturday, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tribal Combinations (Level 2): Participants refine their technique, learn new variations and explore the improvisational format and formations in greater depth (must have completed one six-week session of Level 1). Twelve-week session starts Saturday, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Malidoma! World Drum and Dance Studio, 403 W. Third Ave. $11 per class or $48 for a six-class card. (509) 838-3507, email@example.com
Clay with Liz Bishop – Two-week class for ages 8-12 is held Monday and Sept. 19, 4 p.m. at Tinman Too, 809 W. Garland Ave. Cost is $22. Call (509) 325-3001, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.tinmantoo.com for more information and to register.
Paradise Fibers Tour – Presented by Spokane Handweavers Guild. Open to anyone interested in yarns, fibers, weaving and knitting equipment. Tuesday, 6 p.m., 225 W. Indiana Ave. (509) 534-6217
Adult Improv Classes – Eight-week session starts Tuesday and continues through Nov. 1, Tuesdays from 7-9 p.m. at Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $150/series, $25/class. (509) 747-7045
Free Quilting Classes – Presented by the Colfax Branch of Whitman County Library, based on the book “Underground Railroad Sampler.” Wednesday and Sept. 28, 6 p.m., Colfax Library, 102 S. Main St., Colfax. Attend one or both classes; sewing experience preferred but not required. Call (509) 397-4366 for supply list, (509) 878-1513 for more information.
Fun With The Brush – Sumi-e (Asian style painting in water media) and Japanese calligraphy classes begin Sept. 15 for six weeks from 10 a.m.-noon at 927 S. Perry St., or 5:45-7 p.m. at Hobby Lobby, 13902 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. Cost is $60 for each six-week session (advance payment requested, $5 charge for late payments). Supply list and registration forms available at both locations. (509) 534-8712
Call for artists
“Artists in Action” Open Studio Tour – Pottery Place Plus is looking for artists to participate in its fifth annual Artists in Action open studio tour Sept. 17-18 at four homes near Manito Park. Cost is $25. (509) 624-5849, tori.bailey@bungalow craftworks.com
Palouse Plein Air 2011 – For painters ages 18 and older. Competition begins Sept. 29 with three days of painting in a variety of locations. Applications can be picked up from the Art Office in City Hall, 206 E. Third St., Moscow, Idaho, or downloaded from www.moscow.id.us/art/ pleinair.aspx. Call (208) 883-7036 to register and for more information.
Call for volunteers
Spokane Arts Commission – Volunteer advisory board has three positions open. Applications can be obtained at the mayor’s office on the fifth floor of Spokane City Hall, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., in the Arts Office in Suite 610, or online at www.spokanecity.org. Application deadline is Sept. 30. (509) 625-6050
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