It’s another busy weekend full of the sights and sounds of the holidays, from music on an old Victrola to local choirs to a visiting world-renowned handbell choir. These events are all happening the week of Thursday, Dec. 7 to Wednesday, Dec. 13.
The Sonos Handbell Ensemble will perform a concert of seasonal music 7:30 Thursday, Dec. 7 at Washington State University’s Jones Theatre.
Sonos has performed around the world with their 68 chromatically tuned bells. Each bell plays a single note, allowing the ensemble to cover more than five octaves by ringing, slamming, plucking, malleting, shaking, damping and bouncing bells individually.
In this special holiday show, Sonos will perform beloved favorites like Tchaikovsky’s “Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy” and the classic “Sleigh Ride.”
Reserved seating is $18 adults, $15 seniors (ages 60 and older) and $9 non-WSU students and youth. WSU student admission is free with valid ID. A discounted rate of $14 per person is available to groups of eight or more. Tickets are on sale at all TicketsWest outlets, including online at TicketsWest.com, by phone at (800) 325-SEAT, and in person at WSU’s Beasley Coliseum, and the Rosauers Supermarket in Lewiston. Advance tickets are subject to convenience charges unless purchased at the Beasley Coliseum ticket office. The Daggy Hall box office will open for ticket sales and will-call beginning two hours before the performance.
More than 50 characters from Bethlehem can be seen in a Live Drive-Thru Nativity
Thursday through Saturday at Living Faith Fellowship in Pullman.
The free, interactive display is open from 6 to 8 p.m. each night at 1035 S. Grand Ave.
The Community Band of the Palouse will hold its Holiday Concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Domey Auditorium of the Gladish Community and Cultural Center in Pullman.
The band will play classic holiday favorites, and Santa will visit. Featured performer will be clarinet soloist, Jacob Ward, a Pullman High School senior. This year’s concert is dedicated to the late Wally Friel, one of the band’s founding members. Admission is free, with cash donations accepted and donations of nonperishable food items for local food banks. The center is at 115 N.W. State St.
Moscow’s Light Up The Night Parade and Tree Lighting is Thursday night along Main Street.
There will be cookies and cocoa at 6:15 p.m. at Friendship Square with the tree lighting at 7. A lighted parade along Main Street will follow. Santa is expected.
Donations for nonprofits will be collected at the Alternative Giving Market of the Palouse happening 4 to 8 p.m. at the 1912 Center at 412 E. Third St. People can also visit the market from 2:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Palouse Mall.
The University of Idaho Jazz Choirs’ annual holiday concert is 7 p.m. Friday at the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center.
The concert features musical selections from around the world, encompassing a variety of holiday traditions by UI Jazz Choirs and nearly 1,000 local and regional elementary, junior high school and high school choir members. Also performing is the university’s Holiday String Orchestra and Holiday Swing Band.
The family-friendly concert is free, but cash donations will be accepted at the door for the Lionel Hampton School of Music student scholarships. The concert will be live-streamed at https://www.uidaho.edu/news/ui-live.
McConnell Mansion will present a free Victorian Christmas from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.
The old-fashioned event is sponsored by the Latah County Historical Society. Families can enjoy a festive atmosphere, with the mansion decorated for Christmas, along with treats, hot wassail and children’s crafts. There will be music on the Victrola and performances by the Palouse Chorale Society’s Chamber Choir.
The mansion is at 110 S. Adams St.
It’s an evening of Christmas joy in barbershop style Tuesday when Inland Harmony Chorus and Palouse Harmony Chorus present ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Center in Moscow.
The free concert is at 7 p.m. at 508 S. Main St. Refreshments will follow. Donations will be accepted for Sojourner’s Alliance and LC Valley Meals on Wheels.
The Lewis-Clark State College Center for Arts & History will hold an Alternative Giving Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the center.
The fair allows community members to donate to a variety of local nonprofit charities. The event includes holiday music, coffee and cocoa, treats and a photo booth. Christmas crafts for all ages will also be happening at Second Saturday art day. See story on PAGE??.
The Christmas Extravaganza is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Nez Perce County Fairgrounds.
Besides many vendors, the event includes a bounce house, face painting and gingerbread house competition. Admission is $4 or $3 per person with canned food or blanket donation. Kids ages 5 and younger are admitted free.
Main Street Dance Studio will perform “A Christmas Carol” at 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday at Lewiston High School Auditorium. Dance styles include ballet, Irish, tap, ballroom and dance team. Tickets at the door are $10 for adults or $5 with two cans of food; $5 for children ages 4 to 11 and free for ages 3 and younger.
The 35-member choir at Clarkston United Methodist will perform “The Glorious Story of Christmas” at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at 1242 Highland Ave., Clarkston.
A free Christmas Music Concert is 7 p.m. Sunday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 836 Preston Ave., Lewiston.
Winterfest Thursday night in Colfax features a 6 p.m. parade on Main Street. Stores will be open late for the festival.
Santa will be at Artisans at the Dahmen Barn in Uniontown Saturday. From 10 a.m. to noon Santa will be available for photos. There will also be cookies and cocoa. The barn is at 419 N. Park Way.
The Potlatch community Lighted Christmas Parade starts at 5 p.m. Saturday.
This year’s theme is “It’s a Sasquatch Christmas in Potlatch.”
Following the parade, there will be a Christmas Open House at the Potlatch Public Library at 5:30 p.m. There will be cookies, cider, children’s crafts and live music by the Junior Jammers. The event will include a welcome to new library branch manager Cass Meissner and bid farewell to outgoing manager Donna Quiring.
Community fireworks will conclude the night.
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