After summer travel ends and before holiday hype begins, there’s a span of time to enjoy the entertainment the region has to offer.
Here are six anticipated events to plan for this fall.
Feel the love of ’90s hip-hop soul when Ginuwine performs at 8 p.m. Friday at the Clearwater River Casino outside Lewiston.
Ginuwine’s sultry voice fueled R&B chart toppers like the No. 1 hit “Pony,” “So Anxious,” and “Differences.” A whole new generation got to know him when played himself on TV’s “Parks and Recreation” appearing as Donna’s cousin. Tickets are $20 to $50, available through TicketsWest outlets and ticketswest.com.
Now in its second year, Moscow’s all-ages Modest Music Fest 2018 will showcase more than 50 bands playing on seven downtown stages Sept. 29-30.
This year’s headliners are Berkeley, Calif., rapper Lil B and Doug Martsch of the Boise band Built to Spill. The diverse festival also features local bands and groups from around the Pacific Northwest including Briana Marela, Chris Staples, Roselit Bone, Jango, Chanti Darling, Charcoal Squids, Wimps, Curse League, Bryan John Appleby, Itchy Kitty and others.
Cost is $45 for a two-day wrist pass available at eventbrite.com. A limited number of $30 tickets for headliner shows are also available.
Beautiful Downtown Lewiston’s Artwalk is growing to two days this year, Oct. 5-6.
From 4 to 9 p.m. Oct. 5, Main Street downtown will be closed to traffic and open to art lovers strolling between 40 locations featuring area artists and regional wines. A drum circle by Spirit of the Renegade, featuring members of the Nez Perce Tribe, will take place at 5:30 p.m. at Fifth and Main Streets. Heather and the Soul Motions will play at Brackenbury Square.
On Oct. 6 families can take part in a Family Art Day from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Lewis-Clark State College Center for Arts & History and a scavenger hunt for prizes at Artwalk businesses.
Lewiston will be swimming with beer lovers Oct. 6 when two beer-centric events for ages 21 and older are planned.
Oktoberfest, starting at noon at Pioneer Park, will feature samples of home-brewed micros along with German foods like bratwurst and sauerkraut, a German costume contest and a German Car Show. Tickets are $15 and available at Smokes & Suds in Lewiston, Riverport
Brewery in Clarkston or by calling (509) 751-7427.
The same day, Octobrewfest is from 2 to 6 p.m. outdoors at the Nez Perce County Fairgrounds. Octobrewfest features samples of local, regional and national craft beers, along with the Pearl Jam tribute band Washed in Black. Free rides home will be available starting at 3. Tickets are $15 and are available at Riverport Brewery in Clarkston and Rosauers in Lewiston.
“Night of the Living Dead” is classic movie to watch in October but what if you could see it for real, in an eerie setting like the rural farmhouse where the movie was set?
You can when the Lewiston Civic Theatre stages “Night of the Living Dead” at the Clarkston Heights Grange Oct. 18-20, 25-27 and 31. “They’re coming to get you Barbara,” will take on a whole new meaning.
Pop singer and songwriter Andy Grammer headlines Dad’s Weekend Nov. 2 at Washington State University.
Grammer got his start as a street busker and made his way to the “Today” show with songs like “Honey, I’m Good,” one of the best-selling songs of 2015, and the certified gold anthem “Good to be Alive (Hallelujah).”
Grammer plays at 7:30 p.m. at Beasley Coliseum. Tickets are $51.50 general admission or $46.50 for WSU staff, faculty and students, available at the coliseum or through TicketsWest by calling (800) 325-SEAT or online at ticketswest.com.