With the coming of cooler weather, music and almost everything else moves indoors. But that doesn’t mean there’s not a lot going on.Sept. 19
The Dirk Quinn Band, a funk/jazz group based in Philadelphia, takes the stage at 9:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at John’s Alley in Moscow.
Led by guitarist Quinn, other members include Rory Flynn on bass and Cody Munzert on keys, according to the band’s website. Their third CD, “Live at Home,” is their latest, released in 2012.
John’s Alley is at 114 E. Sixth St. Admission is $5.
Regional Theatre of the Palouse will open “Same Time, Next Year,” a romantic comedy written in 1975 by Bernard Slade, beginning Sept. 20 at the theater in Pullman.
The production opens at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20, and continues at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21 and 26-27 with a matinee at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 28.
The play’s setting spans 25 years, beginning in 1951 and ending in 1975, and follows an accountant named George and a homemaker named Doris who meet at an inn in Northern California. Both are married to others, but they begin an extramarital affair in which they meet annually for a tryst.
John Rich of Pullman directs the production, while Trish Gardner of Moscow plays Doris and Ben Edgerton of Pullman portrays George.
The original Broadway production starred Ellen Burstyn (who won a Tony Award) and Charles Grodin. The 1978 movie of the same name starred Burstyn reprising her role (and winning a Golden Globe) alongside Alan Alda.
Admission is $12 to $20, and tickets may be purchased at the theater or online at www.rtoptheatre.org. The theater is at 122 N. Grand Ave.
Sept. 20 and 22
“Solar System Sensation,” a musical tour of the planets of the solar system, will be shown at 7 p.m. Sept. 20 and 5 p.m. Sept. 22 in the Washington State University planetarium on the Pullman campus.
Admission is $5 (cash or check only) and children ages 6 and younger are free.
The planetarium is in Room 231 of WSU’s Sloan Hall.
The Quad Cities Walk to End Alzheimer’s begins with registration at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 21 at the Pullman trailhead of the Bill Chipman Palouse Trail, near the Quality Inn parking lot.
The opening ceremony follows at 9:30 a.m. and the walk will begin at 10. The regional event aims to raise money to combat and awareness of Alzheimer’s disease. Online registration may be completed at act.alz.org/quadcities, where donations also are accepted.
The trailhead is at 1400 SE Bishop Blvd.
The Palouse Folklore Society’s monthly community contra dances move back to Moscow’s 1912 Center for the season Sept. 21.
The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with a free 45-minute, all-ages family dance with a jam band providing music and easy contra and folk dances taught by Tim Daulton.
Dance lessons begin at 7:30 p.m. and the regular dance begins at 8 p.m. Caller for the evening dance will be Nora Scott and the band will be Red Herring.
Cost for the regular dance is $6 for PFS members, $8 regular price and $5 for newcomers, and those who attend the family dance can stick around for the evening dance.
The center is at 412 E. Third St.
The second annual Oktoberfest will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Sept. 21 at St. Augustine’s Catholic Center in Moscow.
The family friendly event will feature dancing to live music by the Intentions, a Moscow rock/blues band. Sausage from Hog Heaven Sausage Works in Moscow and microbrews from Selkirk Abbey Brewing Co. based in Post Falls will be available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit student mission trips and conferences.
St. Augustine’s is at 628 S. Deakin St.
Two films by historian Laurence Cotton will be screened Sept. 23 and 24 in the second floor event space of the Lewiston City Library.
The first film, “C.E.S. Wood,” will begin at 4 p.m. Sept. 23. It details the story of Charles Erskine Scott (C.E.S.) Wood and how the Nez Perce War affected his life and career, according to a news release. Cotton co-produced this film with Seattle-based writer and filmmaker John de Graaf.
The second film is titled “Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America,” and it will be screened at noon Sept. 24. This PBS film focuses on the famous architect’s life and career. Cotton originated this film project, carried out the principal research and served as consulting producer. It was directed by Lawrence Hott of Florentine Films/Hott Productions.
The library is at 411 D St.