June 19-20Historian Steven Branting of Lewiston will sign copies of his latest book at three venues in the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley over two days.
Branting, author of “Historic Firsts of Lewiston, Idaho: Unintended Greatness,” will appear at two signings Friday and one Saturday. They are:
— 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, the Owl Southway, 720 16th Ave., Lewiston.
— 2-4 p.m. Friday, the Owl Tri-State, 1275 Highland Ave., Clarkston.
— 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Costco, Clarkston.
His latest book is the third in a series.
MOSCOW — A staged reading of “Lucky Me,” the latest work published by Robert Caisley of Moscow, will be 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre here.
The readings are part of the quarterly series, Without Decor, led by Caisley, a playwright and University of Idaho professor. Doors will open at 7 p.m. for refreshments and wine.
“Lucky Me” is a romantic comedy with limited adult language. Like all plays in the series, it will be read without the sets, costumes, bright lights and other usual features of the stage. The series originated after a reading of Caisley’s “Happy” for a fundraiser.
The five professional actors who will read “Lucky Me” have significant experience in film, television and live stage, according to a news release. They all live in the Pacific Northwest.
Admission is by donation at the center, 508 S. Main St.
UNIONTOWN — Artisans at the Dahmen Barn here kicks off its new Summer Concert Series Saturday with a 7 p.m. concert by Eric Taylor of Texas.
Taylor is a storyteller and has been one of the finest Southern songwriters for the last four decades, according to a news release. He tours extensively throughout North America and Europe, and has made a variety of television appearances. Taylor learned intricate blues guitar stylings while working at the Family Hand club in Houston in the early 1970s and later developed his own guitar-picking style.
Admission is $15 at the door, and doors open at 6:15.
The seven concerts in the summer series will be held in the new addition at the barn, 419 N. Park Way.
MOSCOW — The 11th season of free Summer Plaza Concert Series here kicks off with the Intentions at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the 1912 Center.
The Intentions play selections from the rock, country-rock, blues, folk and Americana genres. Band members include Marci Stephens, Jim Boland, Mark Hellinger, Nate Spain and Bill Thompson, all of Moscow.
The concert is outdoors on Pall Plaza, with the concert moving inside the center in the event of rain.
Food, beer and wine will be available for purchase, or attendees may bring their own picnic to enjoy during the concert.
The plaza will open at 6, with music from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
The series continues with a performance by the Snake River Six July 27, the Community Band of the Palouse Aug. 10 and the Border Highlanders Pipers, Drummers and Dancers Aug. 24.