March 12PULLMAN — The struggle between Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution and intelligent design will be examined in a lecture by Elliott Sober at 7 tonight in the Compton Union Building junior ballroom at Washington State University here.
The evening event, “Darwin and Intelligent Design,” is the 53rd Frank Fraser Potter Memorial Lecture in Philosophy.
Sober, an expert in the philosophy of biology and the creation vs. evolution debate, also will deliver the Potter Talk, titled “Did Darwin Write the ‘Origin’ Backwards?” at noon in Bryan Hall Room 308.
Both presentations will be based on material from Sober’s book “Did Darwin write the ‘Origin’ Backwards?” a collection of essays exploring Darwin’s iconic tome, “On the Origin of Species.” Both are free, and will feature questions from the audience.
Sober is the Hans Reichenbach Professor and William F. Vilas Research Professor of philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2014 he received the Philosophy of Science Association’s Carl Gustav Hempel Award and the University of Wisconsin’s Hilldale Award for his contributions to teaching, research and service.
MOSCOW — Moscow Arts Theatre Too will stage “Dear Liar” beginning at 7:30 tonight at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre here.
Performances will continue 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday, next Thursday, March 20 and 21, with 2 p.m. matinees set for Sunday and March 22.
The production stars Dave Harlan and Chris Stordahl as the playwright George Bernard Shaw and the actor known as Mrs. Patrick Campbell (born Beatrice Stella Tanner). The often contentious but fiercely devoted platonic love affair between the two is dramatized through a reading of their correspondence, according to a news release.
Admission is $15. The center is at 508 S. Main St.
CLARKSTON — Woofstock 2015, a musical benefit for the Lewis-Clark Animal Shelter in Lewiston, will be from 8 to 11 p.m. Friday in the Walla Walla Community College, Clarkston Center, lecture hall.
Bands scheduled to play include Rise & Shine, No Hope, the Market, Nuclear Waterheater, Fulcanelli, Dakoda Ryan White and Clayne Zollinger.
Food and drink will be available for purchase at the venue, 1470 Bridge St. Admission is a $5 suggested donation.
UNIONTOWN — Gefilte Trout will perform Eastern European klezmer music from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Artisans at the Dahmen Barn here.
The band is based on the Palouse and has been together since 2005. Songs will be sung in Yiddish, Hebrew, and Ladino (the language of the Jewish people of Spain), according to a news release.
Band members are from Moscow and Pullman, and include Mary Donohoe (vocals and percussion), Carla Chandler (violin), Bill Voxman (clarinet), Greg Donohoe (upright bass), Bill Thompson (guitar), and Bill Thomson (mandolin).
Admission is $10 and includes tastes of traditional desserts along with tea and coffee. The barn is at 419 N. Park Way.
PALOUSE — The 12th annual St. Paddy’s in Palouse will feature live music, snacks and a no-host bar beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Palouse Community Center.
Paul Smith will play Irish fiddle music, and other entertainment will include traditional Irish dancers, John Elwood and Sally Burkhart, and members of Potatohead.
Refreshments include Irish soda bread, Cougar Gold cheese and cookies, and a no-host bar with beer and wine will be available.
Cost is $5 for adults, and free for those age 9 and younger. The center is at 220 E. Main St. The event is put on by the Palouse Arts Council.