Music, festivals, learning, acting and reading: I think we’ve covered a good variety of artsy stuff this week.July 12
Boise-based band Tylor and the Train Robbers will bring its brand of Americana-folk to John’s Alley in Moscow the evening of July 12.
Music is set to begin at 9:30 p.m.
The band is led by singer-lyricist Tylor Ketchum and his original songs, and also includes his brother, bass player Jason Bushman, Johnny “Shoes” Pisano on lead guitar and Flip Perkins on drums.
Cost is $5 at the venue, 114 E. Sixth St.
The fourth annual Celebrate Love festival will fill Lewiston’s Pioneer Park from 4-9 p.m. July 13 with live music, vendors and speakers.
The live music lineup includes Ricky Deschamp, Sammi Hanchett, Kevin Black, Josh Gittelman, Brian Grimm, Shania Rales, Struggle Club, Redheaded Stepchild and Homewreckr.
A variety of vendors will provide information and goods for sale, including food and beverages.
At the event, organizers also will present the Major Tom Community Spirit Award, first given at last year’s festival in memory of the late Randy Sarbacher. The 2018 award was presented to Rollie Hallen of Lewiston.
The park is at 203 Fifth St.
Children and their adults can spend the morning of July 13 learning about trees at Science Saturdays in the Arboretum on the University of Idaho campus in Moscow.
The July 13 program is titled “Tree Identification: a Trip around the World” and will be led by Jillian Felgenhauer.
Attendees will meet at 9:45 a.m. at the Red Barn at the south end of the arboretum. The program, which continues until 11 a.m., is free, and is limited to 25. Those age 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
If you’ve dreamed of acting out the machinations of a barbaric barber and his accomplice, auditions for the musical thriller “Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street” will be held at 2 p.m. July 13 and 14 in downtown Lewiston.
Auditions for this Lewiston Civic Theatre production will be at the theater’s office, 832 Main St., and music may be picked up there prior to auditions. Performance dates are Sept. 12-29.
The 1979 production features music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Auditioners should be prepared to sing and tell a joke.
Conner Wayne Brown will direct the production, and anyone with questions about the auditions may email Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the theater box office at (208) 746-3401.
Susan Swetnam, an author from Pocatello, will read from her new book about caring for ill and dying people at 2 p.m. July 14 at the Monastery of St. Gertrude in Cottonwood.
Copies of her book, “In the Mystery’s Shadow: Reflections on Caring for the Elderly and Dying,” will be available for purchase and signing. The reading will be in the multipurpose room of the main building at the monastery, 465 Keuterville Road.
Swetnam’s book, her 10th, was published last month by Liturgical Press.
She retired as an English professor at Idaho State University in Pocatello, and began a second career as a licensed massage therapist. She specializes in work with hospice patients, the elderly (including people with dementia), cancer survivors, and with caregivers and the bereaved, according to a news release.
Fancee That, the duo of Brad Keeler and Jackie Fox, will perform vintage music at 2 p.m. outdoors on the grounds of the historic Cordelia Church, south of Moscow.
A covered-dish picnic of salads and desserts will precede the concert at 1 p.m., with Friends of Cordelia providing beverages and utensils.
The nonprofit group, which administers and maintains the church, is a 2019 winner of the Idaho State Historical Society’s Esto Perpetua Award.
The church address is 1501 Danielson Road, Genesee. Specific directions may be found at www.cordeliachurch.org.