The nights may be cooling off a little bit, but the number of things to do around our region are picking up.
PULLMAN — Italian jazz pianist Teo Ciavarella will present a guest concert in Washington State University’s Kimbrough Concert Hall at 8 p.m. Sept. 14.
Performing with Ciavarella will be WSU Jazz Studies faculty members Greg Yasinitsky, director of the WSU School of Music, saxophone; Horace Alexander Young, who recently returned to WSU, saxophone; F. David Snider, bass; and David Jarvis, drums.
Ciavarella, who lives in Bologna, Italy, is recognized as one of Europe’s finest jazz artists and has been featured on more than 50 albums, according to a news release.
The program will include Ciavarella’s pieces “Arianna,” “A Place There Will Be,” “Pablo de Granada,” and his arrangement of “Besame Mucho.” Yasinitsky’s compositions “Partial Eclipse,” “Laura’s Bossa Nova,” and “Nights of Wind and Water” will also be performed.
The concert is free.
Broken Walls, a band that plays both ancient and contemporary American Indian music, will play three concerts in this region Sept. 14-16.
The band will play at 7 Sept. 15 in the Lapwai High School gym and at 7 p.m. Sept. 16-17 at the Wa-A’Yas Community Center in Kamiah.
Band members are Jonathan Maracle from Tyendinaga Territory, Ontario, Canada, Kris Delorenzi of Thunderbay, Ontario, and Bill Pagaran of Palmer Alaska. They perform on a variety of indigenous instruments such as the Mohawk windflute, the large buffalo hide pow wow drum, as well as the instruments of a contemporary band, according to the band’s website.
Broken Walls base many of their songs on the ancient sounds of the First Nations People of North America as well as current sounds with a traditional twist. They have released 11 records and toured worldwide since 1998.
Admission is free, but an offering will be collected to help cover tour expenses.
MOSCOW — “The Dumb Waiter” by Harold Pinter, staged by University of Idaho Theatre Arts, will continue Sept. 14-17 here.
Stephen John of Fullerton, Calif., a Master of Fine Arts candidate, directs the play which starts at 7:30 Sept. 14-16 and at 2 p.m. Sept. 16-17 in the Forge Theater, 404 Sweet Ave.
The play is considered one of Pinter’s best early works, according to a news release, and helped define Pinter’s signature style: a small cast, a claustrophobic setting and an undercurrent of menace laced with nuggets of comedy.
In the roles of Ben and Gus are Gerrit Wilford of Brandon, S.D., and Dan Cassilagio of Alta, Calif. Both are students.
Admission is free for UI students and $10 regular price at the door.
LEWISTON — Get fired up for the fall hunting season Sept. 16 with the Lewiston Tribune’s showing of the “New Horizons” in the Clearwater River Casino event center here.
The latest offering from the Hunting Film Tour includes nine individual, short documentary-style films shot in some of the wildest and most beautiful destinations on the globe. The inspirational and adventure-focused films that also carry a conservation message cover a range of hunting types, including archery, rifle and shotgun, for species such as dall sheep, turkey, duck, bear, mule deer and elk.
Doors open at 6 p.m. for a social hour and the movie begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 if purchased in advance or $20 at the door. VIP packages that include a drink ticket, door prizes and reserved seating are $40. They are available at the Lewiston Tribune, the Moscow-Pullman Daily News in Moscow, Sportsman’s Warehouse, North 40 and Guys Outdoors, all in Lewiston, or online at www.huntingfilmtour.com.
A drawing by the Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation that helps maintain backcountry trails will be held during intermission and there will be a no-host bar.
The casino is at 17500 Nez Perce Road.
MOSCOW — “Keep the Hives Alive,” part of the Food for Thought Film Series, will be screened at 7 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre here, 508 S. Main St.
A short question-and-answer period will follow the film with a panel of bee experts from Washington State University and the community. Panelist include Steve Sheppard from the WSU Bee Research Facility, business owner Carly Lilly and Pam Brumsfeld, a University of Idaho botanist and entomologist.
The Moscow Food Co-op, Moscow’s Sustainable Environments Commission and the University of Idaho Sustainability Center are sponsoring the free showing of the short documentary.