The days grow short and winter approaches. And yet, there is stuff to do, so we need to get to it.Nov. 15
The 21-member Lewis-Clark State College Jazz Band takes the Silverthorne Theater stage on the Lewiston campus at 7 p.m. Nov. 15 for its annual Fall Concert.
Shawn Bowman of Asotin is the conductor for the group, and the free program will feature pieces by Gordon Goodwin, Chick Corea, Tom Kubis and Herbie Hancock. Amy Baker-Stout of Clarkston will be the featured vocalist for the evening.
A juried art exhibit exploring ideas about the body will open with a reception from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at Washington State University’s Fine Arts Gallery 2 on the Pullman campus.
“The Body: Power, Meaning & Representation in Contemporary Art” will feature works across various media, including new media, photography, painting, video, performance, sculpture, installation and intermedia, according to a news release. Selected artists exhibiting are Robin Arnitz, Saskia Baden, Christy Bailey, Claire Brandt, Dylan Collins, Stephen Deffet, Nicole Jean Hill, Mari Nagaoka, Sophie Neslund and Lydia Panas.
The exhibit continues through Jan. 30.
Historian and author Richard Scheuerman of Richland will give a presentation about his latest book Nov. 15 in Colfax and Nov. 16 in Pullman.
Scheuerman’s book, “Hardship to Homeland: The Pacific Northwest Volga Germans,” will be the focus of his talk at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Center at Colfax Library, 102 S. Main St., and at 4 p.m. Nov. 16 in the Holland/Terrell Library Atrium on the Pullman campus of Washington State University.
The book represents years of research into the Volga German settlements in the region and Scheuerman’s personal connection, according to a news release. He was born and raised on a farm between the communities of Endicott and St. John in Whitman County and Scheuerman’s ancestors were Volga German.
Scheuerman’s honors include the Washington State Historical Society’s Robert Gray Medal for outstanding contributions to history education and the Washington Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Crooked Kilt will play live music for a community contra dance Nov. 16 at the 1912 Center in Moscow with Nancy Staub as caller.
The dance is sponsored by the Palouse Folklore Society and the center is at 412 E. Third St.
Free dance lessons begin at 7:30 p.m. and the dance is from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $8 regular price, $6 for PFS members, $5 for first-timers and free for children.
A revenge comedy, “Exit, Pursued by a Bear,” will be staged by the Pullman Civic Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16-17 at the Nye Street Theatre in Pullman.
The play is one in the theater’s Shows on the Side, a secondary season that supplements the theater’s main-stage productions.
Admission is $10 regular price and $5 for PCT members. The theater is at 1220 N.W. Nye St.
The Inspired Palouse reception and award ceremony, from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Center at Colfax Library, will feature a 6 p.m. presentation of $500 in cash awards.
Inspired Palouse is a plein-air inspired art competition, and 38 pieces in a variety of media including oils, photographs, collage and textile are on exhibit through the evening of the reception. Each of the works was inspired by the outdoors from locations within a 75-mile radius of Colfax.
The awards will be given for first through third places in addition to a People’s Choice Award. Voting for that award continues now through Saturday. Refreshments will be served, and wine and beer will be available for purchase.
Exhibit hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 1 to 5 p.m. weekends.
Children’s author Bernice Seward of Lewiston will sign copies of her latest book from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 17 at And Books Too in Clarkston. The event also will feature an art activity for children.
The author graduated from the University of Idaho in Moscow with a bachelor’s degree in English with a creative writing emphasis. “This is the Book” is her sixth book for children.
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