Jan. 22MOSCOW — “Owl Moon,” part of the Seasonal Wanderings Family Series, will begin at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute Nature Center here.
The event will feature a reading of “Owl Moon” by Jane Yolen, followed by visitors being led outdoors to look and listen for owls. The Washington State University Raptor Club will close the event with a live owl presentation.
Registration is required and may be done online at www.pcei.org/swfs-register. The center requests a suggested donation of $3 per person.
The center is at 1040 Rodeo Drive.
MOSCOW — Blue Funk Jailbreak will play live music for the Moscow Sister City Association’s annual auction and dance from 7 to 9:30 Jan. 22 evening at the 1912 Center here.
A silent auction will begin at 7 p.m. followed by a live auction at 7:30. The event also features a no-host bar and a variety of desserts for purchase. One dessert is included in the event’s admission price of $10 per person.
All proceeds raised will benefit Moscow’s sister city, Villa El Carmen in Nicaragua.
Blue Funk Jailbreak, which will begin playing funk, blues, rock and reggae at 8 p.m., includes Brian Dyre on vocals, woodwinds and keyboard; Axel Krings on guitar; Dave Snider on bass; Tom Garrett on drums; and Sedi Waroff on trombone.
TROY — The Troy Historical Society’s free “Wicked History” event will feature a talk by Lewiston historian and author Steven Branting and will begin at 2 p.m. Jan. 23 in the Troy Elementary School multipurpose room.
The afternoon also will feature discussions about historical investigation and reporting, and the society will be accepting donations and pledges toward the purchase of its new building along Main Street.
Attendees also are invited to bring stories, mementos and photos of Troy to share. The event concludes at 4 p.m.
Branting’s program is titled “As Through a Glass Eye, Darkly: Perceptual Stumbling Blocks to Productive Historical Investigation and Reporting.”
With the purchase of a new building, the society plans to be open evenings and weekends with displays of historical artifacts and photos.
The school is at 101 Trojan Drive.
The Washington Idaho Symphony’s fourth concert of the season, “Ravel, Debussy, and Stravinsky,” will feature a performance by harpist Matthew Tutsky and will be staged this weekend in Pullman and Clarkston.
The Pullman performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23 in Jones Theatre in Daggy Hall at Washington State University. That event will feature wines for purchase from Merry Cellars Winery in Pullman.
The Clarkston performance will begin at 3 p.m. Jan. 24 in the Clarkston High School auditorium, 401 Chestnut St. Symphony volunteers will provide coffee and cookies for concertgoers.
The program will feature music by Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy, and Igor Stravinsky. The first half will feature Tutsky on two pieces by Ravel, “Le Tombeau de Couperin” and “Introduction et Allegro,” followed by Debussy’s “Harp Dances.” The second half will include Igor Stravinsky’s “Pulcinella” with visiting soprano Sara Radke Brown; tenor Christopher Pfund, University of Idaho voice professor; and baritone Brian Carter, Washington State University voice professor.
Cost is $25 for adults at both venues. In Pullman, tickets are $15 for students age 13 and older and $10 for juniors age 12 and younger. WSU and UI students are admitted free on a limited number of available tickets. In Clarkston, juniors are admitted free with a paying adult, and all students are admitted free.
Tickets are available through TicketsWest.com, by calling (800) 325-SEAT and at all TicketsWest outlets, including Beasley Coliseum and the Lewiston Rosauers.