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Thursday, June 14, 2012View full version
Gideon’s Daughter, Eddyville, rock 7 p.m. Friday, Centennial Park, Wenatchee Ave. and Yakima St., free 888-0374
Bring a blanket and kick off your shoes for the Summer Concert Series at the bowl-shaped Centennial Park. Gideon’s Daughter, the three-piece band that opened for Styx at the Town Toyota Center, opens the set with some new material. They released a new EP last week, “Hidden Truth,” that sounds akin to The Civil Wars or Mumford and Sons. Americana band Eddyville will also take the stage. They are also working on a new release, due out this summer on Resonant Records.
On the schedule:
June 22: Campfire OK, St. Paul De Vence
June 29: Andrew Thompson Project, Beth Whitney
July 6: The Young Evils, The Horde and the Harem
July 13: Massy Ferguson, Dawn Mitschele
Eighth Annual Andrew York Lineman Rodeo 8 a.m. Saturday, Walla Walla Point Park; 1351 Walla Walla Ave., free for spectators, $2-$20 to adopt a rubber duck; ayrodeo.com 661-4325
Safety is as important as speed in as the region’s best power linemen are put to the test on 45-foot poles. The event also includes a Rubber Ducky Drop, which has raised more than $24,000 in scholarships. Up to 4,000 numbered ducks will be dropped from a bucket truck at noon. The ducks that land closest to the targets will take home the eight prizes, which include a Remington rifle, a Lake Chelan getaway and diamond earrings.
ACRD Home Bout 6 7 p.m. Saturday, Wenatchee Valley Sportsplex; 2 Fifth St., general admission $10, suicide seats $15, applecityrollerderby.com.
The JawBreakers have one last chance to overthrow Apple City Roller Derby’s reigning team, the Black Label Barbies. Outlaw country duo The Skiffs will play a few pre-bout tunes to set the mood. After the bout, meet some of the derby girls at 10 Below, the basement bar of the Applewood Grill. After Saturday, Apple City’s next home bout is Aug. 4 at the Town Toyota Center.
Pickwick, Courtney Marie Andrews 8 p.m. Wednesday, Caffé Mela, 17 N. Wenatchee Ave., $15 advance at ticketfly.com, $20 door 888-0374
Seattle band Pickwick is quickly becoming a local favorite at Caffé Mela. Every show, including New Year’s Eve, has sold out. They started as an alt-country folk group, but changed their sound to reflect a more retro soul sound. Galen Disson’s fearless vocals channel Motown greats, such as Sam Cooke or Marvin Gaye. He’s backed by a danceable mix of keyboard, percussion and electric guitar.
Wenatchee River Bluegrass Festival Friday-Sunday, Chelan County Expo Center, 5700 Wescott Drive; $25 day pass Friday and Saturday, $10 Sunday; $30 weekend pass, cashmerecoffeehouse.com/wrbfest.htm
One of the region’s biggest bluegrass festivals celebrates its 10th anniversary with a lineup of favorite performers: Kenny & Amanda Smith Band, The Chapmans, John Reischman and the Jaybirds, Prairie Flyer, The Callenders and Runaway Train. You’ll see bluegrass jam sessions, workshops and contra dancing. Wake up with the Sunday Morning Gospel Show at 10 a.m. featuring Runaway Train, Kevin Pace & The Early Edition and The 32nd Street Band.
June Book Buzz 1-3 p.m. Saturday, A Book for All Seasons, 703 Highway 2, free 548-1451
True crime author Gregg Olsen will sign the first of his Empty Coffin thriller series, “Envy,” a book about cyberbullying and the paranormal. Also at the bookstore, mystery writer Bernadette Pajer, novelist Kathy O’Brien and Billy Mays, a former Cold War spy. Olsen will also give a presentation 7 p.m. Friday at the Leavenworth Library.
Leavenworth International Accordion Festival Today-Sunday, Festhalle, Grange, Gazebo, workshops $13; concerts $15 advance, $17 door; all-in-one pass $40 advance, $42 door, accordioncelebration.org (360) 340-4018
Where else would a squeeze box parade roll through town? Check out the Northwest’s best accordion players at workshops, competitions and concerts every night this weekend. The festival also offers free concerts and accordion lessons in the Grange at 2:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The accordion parade starts downtown at 12:45 p.m. Saturday.
Summerfest 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sunday Entiat City Park, Highway 97A; free 785-5105
Along the banks of Lake Entiat, the town will throw a summer party, featuring motorcycle rallies, boat rides, vendors, arts and crafts, live music, and local beer and wine. The next day, Wenatchee Youth Circus will perform their daredevil show in the park.
America and The Lovin’ Spoonful 7 p.m. Saturday, Deep Water Amphitheater, 455 Wapato Lake Road, $45-$90, showclix.com/event/227572
America, the Grammy Award-winning folk band from the ’70s perform classics like “Horse With No Name” and “Ventura Highway.” Opening the set is The Lovin’ Spoonful, a pop rock band from the ’60s that will take you back with “Do You Believe In Magic” and “Summer In The City.”
“The Fantasticks,” musical comedy 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, June 21-22; 3 p.m. Sunday, Community Cultural Center of Tonasket, $8 486-1328
In this 1960 classic, two fathers (Rob Thompson, Ray Dispenza) conspire to have their son and daughter wed by faking a feud and forbidding them to see each other. The plot seems to be working, until the young couple (Cierra Williams, Leo Brett) learn the truth. “The Fantasticks” is the longest-running musical in history and is known for its beautiful songs and clever comedy. Sarah Kaiser directs. Proceeds will help pay for upgrades to the Community Cultural Center stage and facility.
“Eats the Sun” Reception 4 p.m. Saturday, Confluence Gallery & Art Center, 104 Glover St., Twisp; on display through July 28, free 997-2787
The title is a poetic reference to a horse’s relationship to nature — the sun shines and the grass grows, providing horses the nutrients they need. Three unique artists depict horses and the local landscapes: Gregg Caudell, a painter from Republic, watercolorist Paula Christen of the Methow Valley and Simon Kogan, a Russian-born sculptor and painter who studied under world-renowned artist Isaac Brodsky.
“Harold & Maude,” comedy 7:30 p.m. June 15-16, 22-23, 29-30; 2 p.m. June 24, July 1; Masquer’s Theater, 322 Main Ave. E.; $12 general, $10 seniors and students, opening night $9 246-2611
Best known as the 1971 film, Peggy Dubey directs “Harold and Maude.” It’s about an 18-year-old loner Harold (Jeffrey Ames) who is obsessed with death and falls in love with Maude (Dolly Wicks), an older woman whose love for life changes him forever.
— Compiled by Rachel Hansen, World staff