Summer, summer, summer, summer, summer. It’s here. Enjoy.June 22 and 24
Will they discuss the Prime Directive? “To Boldly Go: The Science of Star Trek” is the next planetarium show planned at Washington State University in Pullman. Shows will be 7 p.m. June 22 and 5 p.m. June 24.
According to the planetarium’s website, the show will “step through some of the props and plot devices from the storied Star Trek franchise, which debuted in the late 1960s. Are warp drives a thing? Transporter beams? Dilithium? Vulcans? We shall reveal all.”
The planetarium is in Room 231 of Sloan Hall on the WSU campus.
Cost is $5 regular price and free for ages 6 and younger. Payment is accepted via cash or check only.
“Floriade,” the 13th annual exhibit celebrating art and garden at the Bank Left Gallery in Palouse will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 23.
The free exhibit features a collaborative installation which includes artists, designers in the gallery and the gallery’s own garden.
Lunch is available for purchase at the gallery, 100 S. Bridge St.
Not much says summer like an ice cream social, and the 46th annual Perkins House Ice Cream Social will deliver from 1 to 4 p.m. June 24 in Colfax.
Proceeds will benefit the Whitman County Historical Society.
Ice cream from the Washington State University Creamery (Ferdinand’s) in Pullman will be available for sale, as will pie and beverages. Cost ranges from $3 for a single scoop of ice cream to $6 for pie a la mode.
Providing a musical background to the afternoon will be live music by the Snake River Six playing Dixieland jazz. Members of the band, based in Moscow and Pullman are Jeanne McHale (piano/vocals), Don Peters (soprano sax, vocals), Joe Evans (trumpet), Denise Snider (trombone), Dave Bezdicek (bass) and Dan Smith (drums).
The event also features displays of vintage trucks and cars, and a fashion show of some of the vintage clothing donated to the historical society.
The Perkins House in Colfax was built in 1886 to house the family of James and Jennie Perkins and is owned by the Whitman County Historical Society. Tours of the house and adjacent cabin, built in 1870, are available during the afternoon.
Perkins House is at 623 N. Perkins Ave.
The 15th season of the annual Plaza Concert Series kicks off with live music by the Community Band of the Palouse from 6 to 8 p.m. June 25 at the 1912 Center in Moscow.
The summer concerts are held outdoors on Pall Plaza, and Bangladeshi food from MELA will be available for purchase beginning at 5:30 p.m., or attendees are welcome to bring a picnic lunch. Beer and wine also will be available for sale.
Future concerts in the series include the Palouse Project July 23 and Paradox Aug. 27.
Rain will move the concerts inside the center.
The center is at 412 E. Third St.
The 1991 film, “Thelma & Louise,” will be screened at 7 p.m. June 26 as part of the ’90s Nostalgia Film Series at Moscow’s Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre.
The R-rated film stars Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon as best friends who start out on a road-trip adventure that turns into running from the police.
Cost is $5, and the center is at 508 S. Main St.
Guitarist and vocalist Shania Rales of Lewiston will play during the lunchtime 2018 Summer Concert Series June 27 on the campus of Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston.
Rales, a 2012 graduate of Orofino High School, will play from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. outdoors on the campus Centennial Mall near the fountain.
The concert is free, and food will be available for purchase.
LCSC is at 500 Eighth Ave.
Historian Richard Schueurman of Richland will give a presentation about the Indian battles of 1858 at 7 p.m. June 27 at the Whitman County Library in Colfax.
His talk will accompany the current exhibit titled “The Indian Battles of 1858,” 15 reproductions of paintings by Nona Hengen of Spangle, Wash.
Schueurman was raised on a Whitman County farm between Endicott and St. John, and was recipient of the 2000 Washington state Excellence in Education Award. His book, “Finding Chief Kamiakin,” was published by WSU Press in 2008, and he is retired after a 40-year career in education, according to a news release.
Schueurman’s presentation will be in the Center at the library, 102 S. Main St.