All your Christmas shopping is done? Great. You deserve to take a break this weekend. Get out and enjoy.Your Christmas shopping is not done? You’re still going to need a break this weekend. Get out and enjoy.
More events can be found in the full calendar.
LEWISTON — The monthly Third Thursday jam session at Cafe Reuben here begins at 7 tonight.
Musicians will jam on Celtic and old-time music at the restaurant, 607 Seventh Ave.
LEWISTON — Steven Branting of Lewiston, will sign copies of his most recent book about Lewiston history from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at Rosauers here.
Branting, a retired educator, published “Our Fruitful Dreams: the Orchards as it Once Was” in 2016. The book details the origins of the Lewiston Orchards and its place in the beginning of Idaho’s fruit industry. Branting’s social media account notes this is his final signing for this book.
Rosauers is at 332 Thain Road.
Friday and Saturday
MOSCOW — If Christmas just isn’t Christmas for you until you’ve seen “The Nutcracker,” there’s one last chance to see the famed ballet this weekend.
“The Nutcracker” as performed by the Royal Ballet and filmed live in London, will be broadcast Friday and Saturday on the screen of the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre here.
The broadcast will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday at the center, 508 S. Main St. It runs approximately two hours, 15 minutes.
The traditional ballet is a mainstay of the Christmas holidays as the opening is set at a Victorian Christmas party. “With its festive period setting, dancing snowflakes and enchanting stage magic, Lev Ivanov’s 1892 ballet has become the perfect Christmas entertainment, with Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous, sugar-spun music the most recognizable of all ballet scores,” according to the Royal Opera House’s website, roh.org.uk.
Admission is $10 regular price and $5 for ages 12 and younger.
MOSCOW — The Senders will bring rock ’n’ roll from across three decades to John’s Alley here beginning at 8:30 p.m. Saturday.
Band members, hailing from Moscow, Palouse and Portland, include Hal Logan, vocals and drums; Jim Roberts, vocals and guitar; Jon Anderson, vocals, keyboard and guitar; and Mark Snodgrass, vocals, electric and upright bass. The popular cover band is familiar to many from having played dance music of the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s around the Pacific Northwest for years.
Cost is $5. The venue is at 114 E. Sixth St.