Jan. 13CLARKSTON — Two authors will sign copies of their books during two events Jan. 13 at And Books Too here.
Cristy Nickel of Boise is author of the self-help book “The Code Red Revolution: How Thousands of People Are Losing Weight and Keeping It Off Without Pills, Shakes, Diet Foods, Or Exercise.” She will sign copies of her book from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 13.
Nickel, a former Orofino resident, has worked in the health and fitness industry since 1994, and in 2003 became a professional boxer, fighting 15 bouts. For a time, she worked as a celebrity fitness trainer in New York City.
Clarkston author Mark Ready will sign his novel, “Hedwig and the Battle for Human Destiny: A Mother’s Love and a Father’s Journey,” from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 13. The book is the first in a planned trilogy of historical fiction.
The former small-business owner graduated from Lewiston High School and Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston and did not begin writing until age 50.
His book is also available at Artisans at the Dahmen Barn in Uniontown and Steeley Print and Binding in Lewiston.
The bookstore is at 918 Sixth St.
LEWISTON — The Nevin Chettri Quartet will play jazz and a variety of sounds from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Lindsay Creek Vineyards here.
Chettri is a percussionist, vocalist and composer who is artist in residence in the University of Idaho’s Lionel Hampton School of Music in Moscow. He is founder and artistic director of the Kathmandu Jazz Festival (Jazzmandu) in Nepal, and leader of the band Cadenza Collective, according to his website, navinchettri.com.
Chettri’s music is a blend of elements from Nepali folk music, Indian classical influences, West African sounds and jazz. Cadenza Collective has released five albums with the latest being 2014’s “Back to the Roots.”
The concert is free and the vineyards is at 3107 Powers Ave.
PULLMAN — Acclaimed radio theatre company L.A. Theatre Works will stage Katori Hall’s “The Mountaintop,” a play that imagines Martin Luther King Jr.’s last night on earth, at 2 p.m. Jan. 15 and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 16 in Washington State University’s Jones Theatre.
King was assassinated outside Room 306 of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn., April 4, 1968. In “The Mountaintop,” Hall imagines what may have transpired in the overnight hours between the legendary civil rights leader and a seemingly inconsequential motel maid.
The production is directed by Shirley Jo Finney and stars Gilbert Glenn Brown as Dr. King and Karen Malina White as Camae, the enigmatic maid.
“The Mountaintop” won the prestigious Olivier Award for Best Play in 2010.
Reserved seating costs $18 regular price, $15 for ages 60 and older, and $9 for 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.
Advance tickets are on sale at all TicketsWest outlets, including online at TicketsWest.com, (800) 325-SEAT. Tickets also may be purchased at WSU’s Beasley Coliseum box office from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays (closed Monday) and Rosauers in Lewiston.
White has received two NAACP Image Awards as well as the L.A. Drama Critics Award and the L.A. Ovation Award, and has appeared in film and on TV. Brown is an accomplished stage actor with numerous appearances in film and on television.
“The Mountaintop” is presented by WSU Performing Arts and the WSU Office of Equity and Diversity as part of WSU’s 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. events.
MOSCOW — Mateja Loncar, a Pullman resident and Slovenian national, will discuss the history and culture of Slovenia in a presentation from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Moscow Public Library.
The presentation, “Slovenia: Culture, Sports, Food,” will detail the country’s regions and touch on selected milestones in its recent history. A homemade traditional Slovenian dessert will be offered.
Loncar movied to Pullman in 2013 with her husband, a sports management professor at Washington State University. Loncar completed master’s and doctoral degrees in kinesiology in Slovenia and worked for the capital and national governments until her move, according to a news release.
Currently, she coaches youth sports and works as a substitute paraprofessional for the Pullman School District.
Slovenia, in southern central Europe, seceded from Yugoslavia in 1991 to gain sovereignty.