How is your ark construction going? Just remember, though it seems as though the rains (or snows) may never stop, you need to take a break now and then, and do something fun.April 19
Kelly Quinnett will give a free staged reading of “Natural Shocks” by Lauren Gunderson at 5 p.m. April 19 at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Center in Moscow.
Quinnett is head of performance at the Theatre Arts Department at the University of Idaho in Moscow,
“Natural Shocks” is a new and unpublished play by Gunderson, who was named America’s most-produced playwright by American Theatre magazine in 2018. Based on Hamlet’s “to be or not to be” soliloquy, “Natural Shocks” is part confessional, part stand up and part reckoning as the main character waits in her basement for the arrival of an imminent tornado, according to a news release.
Directing the reading is Shea King, a master of fine arts candidate in UI’s College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences who works with Quinnett as a graduate teaching assistant.
Free advance tickets are available at BookPeople of Moscow, in Room 201 of UI’s Shoup Hall or at the door 30 minutes before curtain.
Doors will open at 4:30 p.m., and the Kenworthy is at 508 S. Main St.
Prepare your palate: The 28th annual Confluence Grape & Grain wine and beer tasting event is 6 to 9 p.m. April 20 at the Lewis-Clark State College Center for Arts & History in downtown Lewiston.
The evening will feature a silent auction, live music by Eric Goodwin and Andru Gomez, and catering by Jollymore’s. Attendees will have the opportunity to sample six select wines and microbrews in a souvenir glass.
Among the wineries participating in the event are Basalt Cellars, Camas Prairie Winery, Clearwater Canyon Cellars, Colter’s Creek, Lindsay Creek Vineyards, Merry Cellars, Parejas Cellars, Potter Wines and Vine 46. Breweries include Paradise Creek Brewery, Riverport Brewing Company and Trestle Brewing Company. Other Pacific Northwest wines and microbrews will be available, along with soft drinks and water.
Tickets are $35 today or $45 Friday, and may be purchased online at www.lcsc.edu/cah/exhibits-events/confluence-grape-grain/. Attendees must be 21 or older.
The event is part of the Dogwood Festival of the Lewis-Clark Valley, and the center is at 415 Main St.
Jazz & Chocolate 2018, a fundraiser to benefit Family Promise of Lewis-Clark Valley, begins at 7 p.m. April 20 in the Warrior Room at Lewiston’s Red Lion Hotel.
In addition to a dessert buffet, the evening will feature performances by Sound Alliance and Vocal Union, two student jazz groups from Brigham Young University-Idaho in Rexburg.
Cost is $20 regular price and $10 for students. Tickets may be purchased at Rosauers and Owl Southway, both in Lewiston.
The Red Lion is at 621 21st St.
Playboi Carti headlines the 15th annual Springfest, the two-day outdoor musical festival on Wilson Road at Washington State University in Pullman.
Carti wraps up the festival and is scheduled to perform at 9 p.m. April 21. Other performances on the festival schedule include:
April 20: J.I.D, 8 p.m.; and Billie Eilish, 9 p.m.
April 21: Travis Thompson, 6 p.m.; ye., 7 p.m.; and Gryffin, 8 p.m.
Cost is $39 regular price and $27 for students. Tickets may be purchased online at purplepass.com/springfest.
A twilight Hope Glow Run, an American Cancer Society fundraiser through Relay For Life, will begin at 7 p.m. April 21 at Northwest River Supply East Campus along South Blaine Street in Moscow.
The event includes both 5K and 10K distances, and participants will get glow sticks and a luminaria bag.
Online registration may be completed at hgr2018.racedirector.com.
Other activities will include a beer garden, barbecue and children’s activities. Cost is $25 to $40.
The final concert of the Washington Idaho Symphony’s 46th season, “Cowboys, Carnivals and Korsakov!” will be performed this weekend in Pullman and Lewiston.
Danh T. Pham will be guest conductor for the performances.
The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. April 21 in the Pullman High School auditorium, and at 3 p.m. April 22 in the Lewiston High School auditorium.
The concert will kick off with the Western-film melodies of “The Cowboys Overture” by John Williams, part of the musical score for the 1972 film “The Cowboys.” Two overtures, “Roman Carnival Overture” by Hector Berlioz and “Carnival Overture” by Antonin Dvorak will follow, and the concert concludes with “Scheherazade” by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.
Tickets may be purchased at the doors and regular price is $25. Cost for students 13 and older is $15 in Pullman and free in Lewiston, and juniors (age 12 and younger) are $10 in Pullman and free with a paying adult in Lewiston. Washington State University and University of Idaho students will be admitted free with ID.
PHS is at 510 N.W. Greyhound Way and LHS is at 1114 Ninth Ave.
Auditions for “The Secret Garden,” to be staged by the Lewiston Civic Theatre, will be held at 4 p.m. April 22 and 6:30 p.m. April 23 at the theater’s office in downtown Lewiston.
Audition packets are available for pickup at the office, and auditioners are asked to prepare to perform a selection of music from the show.
The musical is based on the 1911 children’s novel of the same name by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
The theater office is at 832 Main St.
“The Secret Garden” is scheduled to be staged June 8-24 in the Lewiston High School auditorium.