The Chancel Choir of the historic United Methodist Church of Snoqualmie hosts a concert, 7 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at the church. This 28-voice choir, directed by Harley Brumbaugh, has been termed “one of the hidden treasures of the Snoqualmie Valley.”
Bill Melton won’t be walking the trail for the Snoqualmie Valley CROP Hunger Walk this weekend. But he will be on the sidelines, cheering on local walkers as they march against hunger. Melton helped found the current incarnation of the local Hunger Walk, and he wouldn’t miss this for the world. “It has been, as you know, a labor of love for a lot of people,” Melton explains.
Sam Shepard’s, tragic-comedy, Simpatico, based in the underworld of thoroughbred horseracing, is on stage May 16 to June 1, except Memorial Day weekend, at The Black Dog. When Carter, a successful horse breeder, gets a desperate call from former partner in crime, Vinnie, a Pandora’s box of deception and lies opens.
The Mount Si Artist Guild invites art lovers to a spring art show, now through June 27 at the North Bend Library. The theme for this show is “Summer Vacation,” with art showing landscapes, animals, and people enjoying themselves in the scenic Valley and beyond. People viewing the show will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite painting or collage and place their comments in a box provided to that end.
The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe hosts part of SIFF, the Seattle International Film Festival, at its Snoqualmie Casino. On Friday, May 17, the casino is the site of a complementary showcase celebrating Native American cinema. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and admission is free. At 6 p.m., Tracy Rector, of nationally recognized native media arts organization Longhouse Media, will be presenting a selection of inspiring Native American short films created by young filmmakers.
Creating theater that engages both children and adults is a special challenge, particularly in today’s ADD world of instant electronic entertainment. The story, stage and performances must be clear, interesting and unusual enough to capture and maintain the attention of young and old. When this happens, the magic of theater takes hold and the entire audience has a special shared experience. “Wind in the Willows” at Valley Center Stage in North Bend achieves this rare and magical effect. Its playful and energetic performances keep young audiences enthralled. At the same time the deep engagement of the actors brings light and life to well-known characters sufficient to entertain any age, and even provide a few moments of honest reflection.
in Fall Middle School will be presenting their third musical this spring: Rogers’ and Hammerstein’s classic “Oklahoma.” The show is Friday and Saturday, May 9, 10 and 11 at 7 p.m. sharp on stage at the school. The cost is $8 per ticket. Purchase at school office or at the door.
Timber! is a new outdoor music festival coming this summer to Tolt-MacDonald Park in Carnation. Planned for July 26 to 27, Helio Sequence, Fruit Bats, Lemolo, Bryan John Appleby, Kithkin, River Giant and Ten-Speed Music are the first artists announced for Timber! They are about a third of the performers who will be booked for the festival, but the lineup should give a taste of the festival’s vision and the vision of the producers, Artist Home.
Brandon Peterson, a 2005 graduate of Mount Si High School, will play the part of Pontius Pilate in Central Washington University's Central Theatre Ensemble production of Jesus Christ Superstar, which opens May 10. Peterson, a senior in the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre program, appeared in the Village Theatre's production of The Who's Rock Opera 'Tommy.' His parents are Linda and Jim Stevens.
A new season of Carnation Barn Concerts begins Saturday, May 11, with the Bottom Line Duo (www.bottomlineduo.com), bringing classical bass and cello with humor. The concerts are in the Carnation Tree Farm barn and begin at 7:30 p.m. Upcoming acts include Rouge, a French cabaret-style act, June 8; Uncle Bonsai, a new folk band, July 13, and singer/songwriter Del Rey, August 10.
Twin Fall Middle School will be presenting their third musical production this spring: Rogers' and Hammerstein’s classic "Oklahoma". The show is Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 9, 10 and 11 at 7 p.m. sharp on stage at the school.