Dec. 18-21LEWISTON — The third annual Ultimate Christmas Concert to benefit Interlink — Faith in Action will be at 7 tonight through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Lewiston Civic Theatre here, 805 Sixth Ave.
The cost is $15 plus tax for general admission.
The concert showcases favorite holiday music by a variety of performers.
Interlink is a public outreach ministry composed of volunteers who provide services to allow seniors and others to live independently in their homes.
PULLMAN — A lunch menu from the S.S. Spokane and other bits of the printed detritus from Washington State University’s Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections are showcased in a new exhibit, “Ephemera: Yesterday’s Trash, Today’s Archive,” now open and continuing through March.
An opening reception will be 3 to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 22 in the MASC main lobby, inside the Holland and Terrell libraries here.
The passengers aboard the S.S. Spokane cruising through Alaskan waters in 1903 probably didn’t give their lunch menu much thought beyond what they would have to eat. Its totem-pole shape was interesting, and one menu made it back from turn-of-the-century Alaska to wind up in the MASC.
The exhibit is part of WSU common reading events for “Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash” written by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Edward Humes.
Trevor Bond, head of MASC, said in a news release he hopes the exhibit will impress on viewers the ubiquitousness of ephemera, the minor, transient documents of everyday life. Those paper scraps go unnoticed most of the time.
Over time, ephemera can become unique, Bond said. They can even change functions from their original purpose on their way to our memories.
One of Bond’s favorite items is Greek museum tickets from 1932 that came from the Library of Leonard and Virginia Woolf. The Woolfs visited the museum during their tour of Greece that year.
“The tickets were tucked into one of Virginia’s books,” Bond said. From proof of admission to placeholder, the tickets became part of MASC when the department obtained more than 9,900 volumes of the Woolfs’ library in 1971.
Taking a cue from Woolf, Bond points out his personal contribution to the exhibit: the bus pass-cum-bookmark he saved from his college days during the early 1990s in Santa Monica, Calif.
The MASC exhibit also includes a 1970s-era guide for parents about marijuana and the first edition issue of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” created by the comic book team of Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird in 1984.
MOSCOW — Works from the 2014 Idaho Watercolor Society Traveling Show are on exhibit now in the Third Street Gallery here.
The reception is 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 8 and the exhibit continues through Jan. 30.
The Idaho Watercolor Society sponsors an annual juried competition for its members throughout the state. From all the entries received, a select few were chosen for a show that was exhibited at Boise State University. The paintings being exhibited in Moscow are those from the North Region of IWS that were shown in Boise and a few works from the Palouse Watercolor Society.
Third Street Gallery is on the second and third floors of Moscow City Hall at 206 E. Third St. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.
LEWISTON — The Working Poor will perform Friday night at the Mystic Cafe here, 1303 Main St.
The five-member band will perform from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. They are led by Dan Faller of Lewiston, a musician who has performed around the region for 40 years.
MOSCOW — Bluegrass band Train of Thought will play from 8 to 11 p.m. Friday at Bucer’s Coffeehouse Pub here.
Members of the band, based in Pullman, include Lukas Johnson (mandolin, guitar, vocals), Matt Piatt (upright bass, vocals), Josue Schneegans (guitar, vocals), Sam Schumacher (banjo, vocals) and Erica Conway, fiddle.
Bucer’s is at 201 S. Main St.
KOOSKIA — The 20th annual Old Fashioned Christmas Evening will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Old Opera House Theatre here.
The variety show will feature a number of different acts and will last about 90 minutes.
The shows usually sell out every year, so organizers recommend buying tickets in advance.
Tickets cost $12 and may be purchased at Graves Green Thumb Nursery or by calling (208) 926-0094.