April 10PULLMAN — An exhibit of thesis works by master of fine arts graduate candidates at Washington State University will begin with an opening reception at 6 p.m. Friday at the Washington State University Museum of Art here.
The exhibit will continue through May 9.
The 2015 master of fine arts candidates exhibiting their work are Sam Cannard, Zachary Kolden, Kevin Leiter, Jade Lowder, Phillip Mudd and Noelle Pflanz.
The museum is along Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium in the Fine Arts Center. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday and until 7 p.m. Thursday.
PULLMAN — The musical comedy “The Addams Family” will be performed by the Washington State University Opera Workshop at 8 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday in Bryan Hall here.
Tickets cost $15 general admission and $10 for students and those age 60 and older. Tickets will be sold from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 9 in the Kimbrough Hall lobby and 90 minutes before each performance at Bryan Hall.
Broadway’s 2010 “The Addams Family” features an original story that has daughter Wednesday all grown up and in love with a young man from a “normal” family, according to a news release. She confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother, but Gomez has never kept a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change on the night the Addams family holds a dinner for the boyfriend and his parents.
The Tony-nominated music and lyrics were composed by Andrew Lippa. It is based on cartoon characters created by Charles Addams in the 1930s and featured in the 1960s television show and 1991 movie.
The WSU production is directed and produced by associate professor Julie Anne Wieck. The cast of 27 undergraduate and graduate students from the School of Music and across campus will be joined by an instrumental ensemble conducted by assistant professor Danh Pham.
A variety of fun runs and walks are planned Saturday around the region. They include:
— The 23rd annual Canine Canter 5K fun run, 8 a.m., Washington State University, Pullman. Check-in begins at 7 a.m. at Bustad Hall, corner of Stadium Way and Grimes Road. Cost: $20 on race day. Register and info: http://go.vetmed.wsu.edu/CanineCanter.
— Hope Glow Run, 6:30 p.m., NRS East Campus, South Blaine Street, Moscow. A 10K starts at 6:30 p.m. and a 5K starts at 6:45 p.m. A barbecue, beer garden and live music will be featured after the run. Register: www.eventbee.com/event?eid=194325795. Cost: $25-$35.
OROFINO — The 14th annual Orofino Spring Round-Up will feature food, music and other festivities at Orofino City Park Saturday.
The event begins at 1 p.m. with auctions, drawings and games. Live music by Hobo Jim from Alaska and Shiloh Sharrard of Moscow will continue through the afternoon.
A ribeye steak dinner, including Dutch-oven potatoes and desserts, will be served at 4:30 p.m.
Admission for adults is $25 per person, which includes the steak dinner. Admission for children ages 6 to 12 is $10 and includes a hot dog or hamburger dinner. Children ages 5 and younger are free. Beverages throughout the day are free.
The event is a fundraiser to benefit scholarships to Timberline, Orofino, Clearwater Valley and Kamiah high schools, as well as the Cancer Assistance and Recovery Effort (ICARE) project, which provides financial aid to those in the Clearwater River communities undergoing cancer treatment. The event is sponsored by the Clearwater Valley Chapter of the Idaho Outfitters & Guides Association and ICARE.
PULLMAN — The Washington State University Jazz Big Band will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Bryan Hall Theatre on the WSU campus here.
The award-winning group will perform under the direction of professor Greg Yasinitsky.
Eric Richards, a composer, arranger and trombonist, also will perform in the concert. Richards, a member of the composition and jazz studies faculty at the University of Nebraska School of Music, has written music for a variety of ensembles ranging from rural marching bands to chamber music ensembles to nationally recognized big bands and symphony orchestras.
The program will include the premiere of a new work composed especially by Richards for the Jazz Big Band along with Richards originals “Fantasia on Kang Ding Love Song,” “Wofdenfunk,” and “Shades On Roof Down.”
Soloists will include Brian Ploeger, trumpet; Nick Brockmeyer, trombone; Andrew Dodge, guitar; Alberto Ferro, piano; and saxophonists Alvin Delos Santos and Machado Mijiga. Richards will also perform with WSU Jazz Studies faculty members Brian Ward, piano; Brad Ard, guitar; F. David Snider, bass; David Jarvis, drums; and Yasinitsky, saxophone; on Richards’ arrangement of J.J. Johnson’s “Lament.”