By Jeanne M. DePaul
Friday, July 7
CLARKSTON — Kamiah painter Norma Pfaff is this month’s featured artist at the Valley Art Center here.
An opening reception for the exhibit showing her works in oils is 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the center, 842 Sixth St. The exhibit continues through July 31.
Pfaff is a Montana native who began pursuing her career in art after her retirement in 2006. She’s self-taught, and prefers oils with a focus on wildlife, according to a news release.
Refreshments and light appetizers will be served at the reception. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Friday, July 7
MOSCOW — The Bottleneck Blues Band brings their “red-hot funky blues” to John’s Alley here Friday beginning at 9:30 p.m.
The band hails from Portland, has played throughout the Northwest and was voted Best New Blues Act in 2015 by the Cascade Blues Association.
Noah Bell fronts the group and is backed up by Randy Monroe on bass guitar, Pete Moss on saxophone, Franklin Spicer on keyboards and Nathan Powell on drums.
Their first CD was “Twenty First Century Blues” and the band is playing new material on this tour to be featured on their second album, according to a news release.
John’s Alley is at 114 E. Sixth St.
Saturday, July 8
LEWISTON — A gathering featuring some of the best performers in cowboy music and poetry begins Saturday at the Lewiston Elks and continues into the evening.
Poets and singers from around the Pacific Northwest will include the Panhandle Cowboys, Jim Aasen, Jinny Cash and Barbara Nelson, according to a news release.
The day will be divided into two sessions, 1 to 5 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dinner will be available for purchase from the Elks from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Admission is by donation, and organizers suggest $10.
The Elks is at 3444 Country Club Drive.
Monday, July 10
MOSCOW — “Summer Breezes and Sweet Sounds,” the 17th annual Concert in the University of Idaho Arboretum here, begins at 7 p.m. Monday at the north end of the upper pond.
The summer event is sponsored by the UI Lionel Hampton School of Music and Arboretum Associates. The principle organizer of the concert is Daniel Bukvich, UI distinguished professor, composer, conductor, and director of the UI Jazz Choir.
Musicians will include faculty, emeriti faculty, students and community members.
Concertgoers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating and a picnic dinner if desired.
Transportation to the site will be provided from the north entrance of the arboretum along Nez Perce Drive. The concert is free and donations are appreciated.
Wednesday, July 12
LEWISTON — Bart Budwig of Enterprise, Ore., will bring his brand of outlaw country music to the 2017 Summer Concert Series from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday on the campus of Lewis-Clark State College here.
Budwig’s performance will be in the fountain area on the Centennial Mall.
Lunch will be available for purchase from Sodexo Food Services. Attendees may bring blankets and chairs for outdoor seating.