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Sunday, March 29, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Arts calendar

“Beauty and the Beast, Jr.” – Pend Oreille Players Association is holding a read-through and sing-through for middle- and high-school age youths today; auditions are next Thursday, 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,

“A Streetcar Named Desire” – Ignite Community Theatre Booklight Readers Theatre, today, 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 a script.,, (509) 330-1066 or (509) 230-9992

Spokane’s Got Talent – Auditions for the 2010 show to cast dancers, musicians, bands, singers and entertainers. Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 pm., and Monday and Aug. 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, call (509) 720-7736 or e-mail

Interplayers Professional Theatre Season Auditions – Monday-Tuesday, 7 p.m. at 174 S. Howard St. Auditioners should be prepared to offer two contrasting monologues, one minute in total. Dual scenes (two actors) are also encouraged. Auditioners may or may not be asked to read cold from a script. (509) 455-7529,,

“Bell, Book and Candle” – Pend Oreille Players Association, Aug. 23-24, 6 p.m. at the Playhouse, 240 N. Union Ave., Newport, Wash. (509) 671-3389,

“The Cemetery Club” – Spokane Civic Theatre, Aug. 30-31, 6:30 p.m. at the Firth J. Chew Studio Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. Needed: four women and one man, all appearing to be mid-50s to early 60s. Auditioners will be expected to read cold from the script. (509) 325-2507,

Spokane Symphony Chorale – Auditions for the 2010-2011 season are Aug. 30. Positions are available in all vocal sections. To schedule an audition or for more information, visit www., e-mail secretary@ or call (509) 465-9323.

Classes and workshops

Accordion for Children and Adults – For ages 7 and older. Four-week class is held Thursdays through Aug. 26, 6-7 p.m. at Music City, 1322 N. Monroe St. Cost is $54., (509) 625-6200

“Drumming For All” Classes – West African Drumming: Eight-week class, Thursdays starting today and continuing through Sept. 23, 6-7 p.m. Beginners welcome. Class will cover the history and traditional usage of each rhythm presented. Cost is $90; drums are provided during class time. Middle Eastern Drumming: Eight-week class, Fridays through-Sept. 24, 6-7 p.m. Cost is $90; drums are provided during class time. Malidoma World Drum and Dance Studio, 408 W. Third Ave. (509) 624-7573,

Art Coop Workshops – Wool Felting: Saturday and Aug. 22, 1-3 p.m., cost is $30 for either class. Microscope Slide Necklace: Tuesday and Aug. 26, 6-8 p.m., cost is $25 for either class. Mosaic Fish or Sunflower: Two-part class is Aug. 12 and 19, 1-4 p.m., cost is $45. Mosaic Bowling Ball or Boulder: Three-part class is Aug. 16, 23 and 30, 6-9 p.m., cost is $70. All supplies provided. Classes are held at a private home studio, 4225 N. G St. (509) 327-3726,

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,

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,

“Lindeman/Sobel Approach to Artistic Wind Performance” Master Class – Presented by Leo Potts, Aug. 14, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Participants are encouraged to bring their instruments and to have a melodic piece prepared to play. Cost is $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Holy Names Music Center, 3910 W. Custer Drive. Call (509) 326-9516 to register or visit for more information.

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 (509) 671-3389

Abstract Painting for Adults - With Christine Alexandre-Zeoli. Emphasis is on understanding free-flowing line quality, aspects of acrylic paint and how color creates emotion in a painting. Aug. 28, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Artisans at the Dahmen Barn, Uniontown, Wash. $50; registration deadline is Aug. 23. See website for list of materials., (509) 229-3414

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,,

Call for artists

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 for more information.

Gallery at the Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center – Seeking glass and jewelry artists for work to be featured Aug. 20-Sept. 10. Contact Louise Telford at (208) 457-8950 or

32nd Annual Washington State Quilters Show – Open to anyone who wishes to enter a quilt they made (no entry fees). Categories include handquilted or machine quilted, baby quilts, wall hangings and home décor items to large bed quilts, vintage antique quilts to 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 for an entry form; call (509) 276-7707 for more information.

Spokane Police Department - $10,000 is available for the purchase of existing works of art for two buildings being remodeled by the SPD. Deadline for responses is Sept. 10. For more information, see hottopics.aspx.

Newport Music Festival – Art, craft and merchandise vendor booth space is available for the festival, Sept. 10-12. Contact Jim Crowley at or (509) 447-2701 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 for entry information.

Artisans at the Dahmen Barn’s Annual December Holiday Gala – Seeking regional artists with unique items in a wide variety of mediums. Jurying for artists and craftspeople who have not participated in the past begins in mid-September. Call (509) 229-3414 or e-mail to request an application which must be sent in along with a photo.

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.

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 awards.aspx. Submission deadline is Friday. (509) 625-6050

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 or Pete Porter at

Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre – Volunteers needed to help with various tasks, including: serving meals to actors and crew members at dress rehearsals, assembling welcome baskets for actors, helping with concessions and raffle tickets and promoting shows by hanging posters. Summer season runs through August at North Idaho College’s Boswell Hall Schuler Performing Arts Center, 1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. E-mail or call (208) 769-7780.

Moscow Farmers Market – Seeking solo or duet musicians to perform on Saturdays, 11:45-1 p.m. at the market, downtown in Friendship Square next to the Moscow Hotel. Contact Adam Johnson at

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

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