Live Cinema: An American in Paris — The Musical
Sep
20
7:00 PM19:00

Live Cinema: An American in Paris — The Musical

An American G.I.’s chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer in Paris becomes the backdrop to a sensuous, modern romance of art, friendship and love in the aftermath of war.

This breathtakingly-beautiful Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the Oscar-winning MGM film, tells the impassioned story of discovering love in the City of Light in 1945. It features the gorgeous music and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin, stunning designs, and show-stopping choreography by Christopher Wheeldon (The Royal Ballet's Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland).

With a record-setting 28 five-star reviews from critics, An American in Paris is an “old-fashioned, big-hearted spare-no-expense Broadway romance” (The Wall Street Journal).

There will be one intermission.

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Live Music: Tom Taylor
Sep
21
7:30 PM19:30

Live Music: Tom Taylor

Tom Taylor is a full-time, professional, one-man acoustic act who has performed throughout the United States for the past 25 years. Winning Star Search in 1991 was just the beginning of an amazingly successful career. Tom performs a series of crowd-pleasing medleys in a tribute to modern and classic artists. With great attention to detail, Tom delivers a truly inspiring show by artists such as The Beatles, Neil Diamond, Johnny Cash, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Chris Isaak, Elton John, CCR, and many other classic favorites. Tom's dynamic vocal, guitar, and uplifting original songs are influenced by the singer-songwriter, rock, pop, country, and British invasion genres. They are delivered in a live, acoustic setting.

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Downtown Farmers Market
Sep
22
9:00 AM09:00

Downtown Farmers Market

  • Crawford Park / Market Station (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for the Downtown Farmers Market. You'll find fresh cut flowers, flower baskets, beautifully crafted artisan items, and of course local produce. 

Interested in being a vendor at the Downtown Farmers Market? Vendor spots are still available. Please contact our Market Manager Shane Laib at 509.529.8755 or shane@downtownwallawalla.com. The market continues through October.

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Live Cinema: An American in Paris — The Musical
Sep
23
2:00 PM14:00

Live Cinema: An American in Paris — The Musical

An American G.I.’s chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer in Paris becomes the backdrop to a sensuous, modern romance of art, friendship and love in the aftermath of war.

This breathtakingly-beautiful Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the Oscar-winning MGM film, tells the impassioned story of discovering love in the City of Light in 1945. It features the gorgeous music and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin, stunning designs, and show-stopping choreography by Christopher Wheeldon (The Royal Ballet's Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland).

With a record-setting 28 five-star reviews from critics, An American in Paris is an “old-fashioned, big-hearted spare-no-expense Broadway romance” (The Wall Street Journal).

There will be one intermission.

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Living History Performance: Reverend P.B. Chamberlain
Sep
23
2:00 PM14:00

Living History Performance: Reverend P.B. Chamberlain

As a graduate of the Bangor (Maine) Theological Seminary in 1855, Peasley Chamberlain received his first assignment to pastor First Congregational Church in Portland, Oregon Territory. He and his new wife, Alice, left New York on their wedding day for Portland.

Although the church grew from 23 to 150 members during his first year as pastor, it didn’t take long for Rev. Chamberlain to take his virulent vilification of secret societies and the Roman Catholic Church to extremes. Things deteriorated to the point that in 1862 he was dismissed as pastor.

Within two years, Chamberlain had settled in Walla Walla, such a debauched place that Chamberlain decided to establish a church here, one that would also provide schooling for the young children. With his own money, he erected a small building at Second and Rose that was dedicated as First Congregational Church in November 1864.

The Chamberlains sustained themselves primarily through the school they operated in the church building. Chamberlain was instrumental in advocating moving Whitman Seminary, the precursor to Whitman College, from Waiilatpu to Walla Walla. He was appointed as the first principal in 1866 when the seminary opened in its new building at Boyer and Park. He continued to preach at First Congregational Church until 1879 and died in 1889. He was never successful in growing the church he established here due to his extreme beliefs, but over the ensuing years First Congregational Church has assumed an important role in Walla Walla.

Reverend Peasley Chamberlain is portrayed by Steve Wilen.

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Film: The Ripple Effect
Sep
26
7:00 PM19:00

Film: The Ripple Effect

At age 19, Kevin Hines attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Seventeen years later, he still struggles with many of the same symptoms that led him to attempt to take his life, but he is on a mission to use his story to help others stay alive. Kevin has also been one of the key catalysts in helping end a nearly 80-year long fight to construct a suicide prevention net on the iconic San Francisco bridge.

Kevin takes a journey to better understand the ripple effects his suicide attempt had on his family, friends, and the first responders who helped save him. He’s also working to shine a light on inspirational individuals, families, and organizations who are using personal pain to help others find the hope they need to heal.

A community conversation will be held following the screening.

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Live Theater: Every Brilliant Thing
Sep
28
7:00 PM19:00

Live Theater: Every Brilliant Thing

Every Brilliant Thing, starring Kevin Loomer, is adapted by playwright Duncan McMillan from his own short story “Sleeve Notes.” British comedian Jonny Donahue, who originated the role, shares in the writing credit. The play’s title refers to a list — of everything wonderful in the world — that the narrator writes in response to his mother attempting suicide. He starts the list at age seven with items like “ice cream” and “staying up past your bedtime,” and as the narrator grows older, the list grows longer.

The play’s story spans nearly three decades and several life-changing events, evoking laughter and tears in equal measure. The play has received critical acclaim in London, Edinburgh, and Off-Broadway in New York City.

Every Brilliant Thing invites some audience participation, primarily through asking people to read a few words aloud during the performance from slips of paper they are given as they enter the theater. A few audience members are incorporated into scenes, with the actor doing the heavy lifting. The play will be performed “in the round” with on-stage seating.

It’s the funniest play you’re ever likely to see about depression, and also the most moving
— British Theatre Guide
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Live Music: A Fine Mess
Sep
28
7:30 PM19:30

Live Music: A Fine Mess

A Fine Mess has a loyal and rapidly-growing group of followers they call Messmates. Their appeal comes from their unique treatments of American, Irish and Scottish folk music.  They are each accomplished instrumentalists, but their exceptional instrumentation is designed to highlight their vocal harmony. The folk songs in their repertoire are predominantly story-songs—up-tempo sea shanties, Irish Rebel songs, or more recent folk compositions by Mark Knopfler, John Prine, Lyle Lovett or Steve Goodman.

They do not, however, limit their performances strictly to folk songs.  Whether blues, pop or a novelty song, they love to play songs their fans find familiar and can perhaps sing along to Simon and Garfunkel, the Beatles, the Bee Gees, etc.  The best characteristic of the group, however, is their ability to have fun.  They don’t take themselves too seriously.  They believe a concert, above all, should be enjoyable entertainment that will put a smile on your face. Once you’ve heard them, you’ll conclude that they are a very Fine Mess indeed.

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Downtown Farmers Market
Sep
29
9:00 AM09:00

Downtown Farmers Market

  • Crawford Park / Market Station (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for the Downtown Farmers Market. You'll find fresh cut flowers, flower baskets, beautifully crafted artisan items, and of course local produce. 

Interested in being a vendor at the Downtown Farmers Market? Vendor spots are still available. Please contact our Market Manager Shane Laib at 509.529.8755 or shane@downtownwallawalla.com. The market continues through October.

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Summer Sounds on the Plaza: A Fine Mess
Sep
29
5:00 PM17:00

Summer Sounds on the Plaza: A Fine Mess

The Downtown Walla Walla Foundation presents Summer Sounds on the Plaza. Join us in the heart of Downtown Walla Walla at First and Main for live music throughout the summer.

A Fine Mess has a loyal and rapidly-growing group of followers they call Messmates. Their appeal comes from their unique treatments of American, Irish and Scottish folk music.  They are each accomplished instrumentalists, but their exceptional instrumentation is designed to highlight their vocal harmony. The folk songs in their repertoire are predominantly story-songs—up-tempo sea shanties, Irish Rebel songs, or more recent folk compositions by Mark Knopfler, John Prine, Lyle Lovett or Steve Goodman.

They do not, however, limit their performances strictly to folk songs.  Whether blues, pop or a novelty song, they love to play songs their fans find familiar and can perhaps sing along to Simon and Garfunkel, the Beatles, the Bee Gees, etc.  The best characteristic of the group, however, is their ability to have fun.  They don’t take themselves too seriously.  They believe a concert, above all, should be enjoyable entertainment that will put a smile on your face. Once you’ve heard them, you’ll conclude that they are a very Fine Mess indeed.

Sponsors include Browne Family Vineyards, Plumb Cellars, and Book & Game.

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Art Party at the Barn
Sep
29
5:00 PM17:00

Art Party at the Barn

Join us for a creative outdoor experience where two artists will hang their latest collections on the walls of a 100-year-old barn. The artists are sisters who love what they do and wanted to create a non-gallery experience welcoming for artists and art lovers alike. Mary Crane Nutter is a painter with a design background. She brings her clean lines and expressive imagination to whatever makes up her canvas. She will feature mural quilts painted with outdoor paint which makes it safe and versatile for both indoor and outdoor use. Her pattern and color Rolodex is full and vast. Check out her website for more information.

Sarah Kelly Crane is a designer by trade and photographer by love. She spent 3 months in Germany in the dead of winter while shooting her 35mm Canon Rebel, wandering the lonely streets and villages, bundled up and experiencing Germany in it’s rawest form. She was inspired by the dark vastness of her Germany winter. She will feature her photography and design work married together to create a variety of different pieces to view. You can view examples of her work at her website.

The experience will include music, hot drinks, twinkle light canopy, and a bonfire as the sun sets. Local Walla Walla band, Sound & Stone, will be playing during the art show. They are acoustic storytellers whose influences include Cat Stevens, Glen Hansard, Damien Rice, Bon Iver, and James Taylor. See what these guys are all about here.

Roadside parking is available. Feel free to come check out the barn beforehand and see how much it will transform. Card and cash purchases will be accepted but there is no charge to attend and enjoy the atmosphere. Open and welcome to everyone!

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Chase Padgett in Nashville Hurricane
Sep
29
7:00 PM19:00

Chase Padgett in Nashville Hurricane

About 40 years ago, a mysterious acoustic guitarist appeared from nowhere, conquered the music industry, and vanished without a trace… until now. Chase Padgett becomes a manager, a mother, a mentor, and the guitar prodigy himself as each one tells their side of the rise, demise, and resurrection of the best guitar player you’ve never heard of: the Nashville Hurricane.

During the course of this one-man masterpiece, the audience learns about Henry Waltrip (the Nashville Hurricane) from his humble trailer park beginnings with his mother, Brenda, to crazy gigs on the road with his blues-playing mentor, Tyrone. The stories and songs unfold into hilarious rants on love and music, a riveting tale involving the dark side of show biz, and blazing guitar work leading up to the finale: a one-man acoustic rendition of “Devil Went Down to Georgia.”

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Live Theater: Every Brilliant Thing
Sep
30
2:00 PM14:00

Live Theater: Every Brilliant Thing

Every Brilliant Thing, starring Kevin Loomer, is adapted by playwright Duncan McMillan from his own short story “Sleeve Notes.” British comedian Jonny Donahue, who originated the role, shares in the writing credit. The play’s title refers to a list — of everything wonderful in the world — that the narrator writes in response to his mother attempting suicide. He starts the list at age seven with items like “ice cream” and “staying up past your bedtime,” and as the narrator grows older, the list grows longer.

The play’s story spans nearly three decades and several life-changing events, evoking laughter and tears in equal measure. The play has received critical acclaim in London, Edinburgh, and Off-Broadway in New York City.

Every Brilliant Thing invites some audience participation, primarily through asking people to read a few words aloud during the performance from slips of paper they are given as they enter the theater. A few audience members are incorporated into scenes, with the actor doing the heavy lifting. The play will be performed “in the round” with on-stage seating.

It’s the funniest play you’re ever likely to see about depression, and also the most moving
— British Theatre Guide
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Film: Love, Gilda
Oct
3
7:00 PM19:00

Film: Love, Gilda

Comedienne Gilda Radner puts a smile on the face of anyone who remembers watching her as one of the original cast members of "Saturday Night Live," where she created and portrayed such now-classic comic characters as Roseanne Roseannadanna, Emily Litella, and Lisa Loopner. She quickly rose to meteoric fame in television, movies, and on Broadway.

Love, Gilda weaves together recently discovered audiotapes, interviews with comedian friends, rare home movies and diaries read by modern-day comedians inspired by Gilda (Bill Hader, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph and Cecily Strong), and opens up a unique window into the honest and whimsical world of a beloved performer whose greatest role was sharing her story.

Love, Gilda, directed by Lisa D'Apolito, is a true autobiography, told in Gilda's words and in her own voice. Working with the Radner Estate, D'Apolito unearthed a collection of diaries and personal audio and videotapes documenting her childhood, her comedy career, her relationships and ultimately, her struggle with cancer. This never-before-seen footage and journal entries form the narrative spine of the documentary, allowing Gilda to tell her own story — through the laughter and sometimes the tears.

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Sausage Fest 2018
Oct
5
to Oct 6

Sausage Fest 2018

  • DeSales Catholic High School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Bounce houses, face painting, and tons of games. DeSales home football game. Corn hole tournament. Live music by Shanks Pony and Whiskey Creek. Wine, beer, cider, strawberry shortcake, dilly bars, popcorn, salads, hot dogs, hamburgers, and of course, sausages (spicy, Italian, and German). All this and more can be found at Sausage Fest 2018.

For more information, email Eric and Ruthann Haider or call them at (509) 956-9933 and (509) 956-9939 respectively.

Proceeds from Sausage Fest go towards capital improvements and technology at the Walla Walla Catholic Schools.

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Walla Walla Wine Weekend: Dinner and Auction Gala
Oct
5
6:00 PM18:00

Walla Walla Wine Weekend: Dinner and Auction Gala

Do you have your tickets? We’re saving a seat for you at our beautiful dinner, prepared by talented Mike Crimins, chef at the Walla Walla Country Club. You can also participate in our live and silent auctions. There will be great experiences being auctioned including local stay-cations and short getaways just a few hours from Walla Walla. And don’t forget the live music of Maryann and Gregory. It’s going to be memorable!

Proceeds will support the Walla Walla Alliance for the Homeless.

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Walk To End Alzheimer's
Oct
6
8:30 AM08:30

Walk To End Alzheimer's

  • Fort Walla Walla Park — Amphitheater (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End Alzheimer's is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions.

This year, we will be taking our walk in beautiful Fort Walla Walla Park. We hope you will join us for this important walk to find a cure!

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Downtown Farmers Market
Oct
6
9:00 AM09:00

Downtown Farmers Market

Join us for the Downtown Farmers Market. You'll find fresh cut flowers, flower baskets, beautifully crafted artisan items, and of course local produce. 

Interested in being a vendor at the Downtown Farmers Market? Vendor spots are still available. Please contact our Market Manager Shane Laib at 509.529.8755 or shane@downtownwallawalla.com. The market continues through October.

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Sausage Fest 2018
Oct
6
to Oct 7

Sausage Fest 2018

  • DeSales Catholic High School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Bounce houses, face painting, and tons of games. DeSales home football game. Corn hole tournament. Live music by Shanks Pony and Whiskey Creek. Wine, beer, cider, strawberry shortcake, dilly bars, popcorn, salads, hot dogs, hamburgers, and of course, sausages (spicy, Italian, and German). All this and more can be found at Sausage Fest 2018.

For more information, email Eric and Ruthann Haider or call them at (509) 956-9933 and (509) 956-9939 respectively.

Proceeds from Sausage Fest go towards capital improvements and technology at the Walla Walla Catholic Schools.

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AAUW Kitchen Tour
Oct
7
12:00 PM12:00

AAUW Kitchen Tour

  • Marcus Whitman Hotel — Grand Ballrooms Foyer (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Participants will tour eight remarkable remodeled or new kitchens including some older homes which have been remodeled to reflect the historic character of the house while creating efficient kitchens, as well as new homes with completely modern materials and design — new this year, a deluxe outdoor kitchen and a “Brew House” kitchen.

Tickets for the fund-raiser are $20 each and are available at Earthlight Books, Bright’s Candies & Gifts, or on site on the day of the tour, as well as from AAUW members. Present your ticket to receive your Tour Guide and map for this self-guided tour. Kitchens will be open to visitors until 5 pm.

Additionally, the tour features raffle opportunities of goods and services generously donated by community members and businesses. Raffle tickets are $5 each and will be sold at selected kitchens on the tour.

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Living History Performance: Francesco Leonetti, Grape Grower and Winemaker
Oct
7
2:00 PM14:00

Living History Performance: Francesco Leonetti, Grape Grower and Winemaker

Born in Pedace, Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy, Leonetti emigrated to Walla Walla in 1901 when he was twenty-one. A truck gardener, Leonetti made room in his vegetable fields for an acre of Black Prince grapes, from which he made wine for family use.

The destruction of his vines in the infamous Black Frost of 1955 “broke his heart” and contributed to his death shortly thereafter. The Leonetti Winery, however, has continued with a reputation of creating exclusive wines found in the finest restaurants. Francesco Leonetti’s example inspired his grandson, Berle “Rusty” Figgins Jr., with Cave B Winery in Quincy, and his brother Garym, co-founder with his wife Nancy at Leonetti Cellars in Walla Walla, to pursue winemaking careers. Rusty as Francesco Leonetti explains the history of viticulture in the Walla Walla Valley and the Italian-American contribution to area grape cultivation.

Planted under Figgins’ direction in 1995, Fort Walla Walla Museum’s vineyard features Black Prince (“Cinsault”) grapes of the kind grown by Francesco Leonetti. The vineyard is one of the Museum's horticultural displays in support of its Italian Farmstead in the pioneer village. Black Prince grapes are known for their ability to withstand hot, dry climates. Unlike most vines in this region that are trained laterally on wire trellises, the Museum's Black Prince grapes employ a method common in the 1800s known as head-trained, where a vine is grown on a single, vertical stake. Pruning the grape vines to create an open basket allows more sunlight to penetrate and promote the ripening of the grapes.

Francesco Leonetti is portrayed by his grandson and noted winemaker, Berle Figgins Jr.

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Live Cinema: The Merry Wives of Windsor
Oct
10
6:00 PM18:00

Live Cinema: The Merry Wives of Windsor

The Live Cinema Series continues with a screening of the current Royal Shakespeare Company's production of The Merry Wives of Windsor.

Down on his luck in the suburbs, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. Unknown to him, it’s the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating Falstaff’s comeuppance amidst a theatrical smorgasbord of petty rivalries, jealousies and over-inflated egos.

This performance is filmed live in Stratford-Upon-Avon and rebroadcast to select theaters.

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Live Music: Pink Floyd Tribute Band — Pigs on the Wing
Oct
12
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music: Pink Floyd Tribute Band — Pigs on the Wing

Finding the Dark Side of the Moon is a retrospective live concert experience culminating in a full performance of Pink Floyd’s 1973 concept album The Dark Side of the Moon.

Since its formation in Portland in 2006, Pigs on the Wing has steadily developed a reputation for delivering a high-quality, high-energy take on Pink Floyd’s music. All of the members of the band are seasoned veterans of the original rock scene and balance a decidedly un-tribute-like attitude towards the music with a deep understanding of the precision and importance of Pink Floyd in many fans’ lives. The result is a sound and experience both refreshing in delivery and yet true to the original — something the band believes sets it apart from other Pink Floyd tributes.

Concertgoers can expect two full sets of Pink Floyd music: the first a loosely chronological retrospective of Pink Floyd’s work before becoming a household name, and the second a full performance of what many would argue is among rock music’s finest works from cover to cover, The Dark Side of the Moon.

Pigs on the Wing is comprised of: Eric Welder (bass, vocals), Pete Galluzzo (sax), David Lindenbaum (guitar, vocals), Matt Jones (keys, vocals), Bryan Fairfield (drums), Keeley St. Clair (vocals, acoustic guitar), and Jason Baker (guitar, vocals).

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Downtown Farmers Market
Oct
13
9:00 AM09:00

Downtown Farmers Market

Join us for the Downtown Farmers Market. You'll find fresh cut flowers, flower baskets, beautifully crafted artisan items, and of course local produce. 

Interested in being a vendor at the Downtown Farmers Market? Vendor spots are still available. Please contact our Market Manager Shane Laib at 509.529.8755 or shane@downtownwallawalla.com. The market continues through October.

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Living History Performance: Father Eugene Chirouse, Catholic Missionary
Oct
14
2:00 PM14:00

Living History Performance: Father Eugene Chirouse, Catholic Missionary

Catholic missionary Eugene Casimir Chirouse traveled from his native France to Oregon Territory with four missionary oblates and arrived at Fort Walla Walla on October 5, 1847 — only a month before the killings at the Whitman Mission. The Catholic fathers and missionaries were now called upon to be peacemakers.

Chirouse was ordained at Hudson's Bay Company Fort Walla Walla on January 2, 1848, the first Catholic ordination in what would become the state of Washington.

In 1853, Father Chirouse founded the St. Rose of the Cayouse mission at the mouth of Yellowhawk Creek, where Governor Isaac Stevens met him on his way from the east through the Walla Walla Valley to assume his duties in Olympia. Chirouse was also present at the Walla Walla Treaty Council of 1855 conducted by Stevens.

At the end of 1856, during the Indian Wars, he was transferred to the Puget Sound area, where he lived and worked for most of the rest of his life, dying in British Columbia in 1892.

Eugene Chirouse is portrayed by Jean-Paul Grimaud.

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Live Comedy: The Zaniac Comedy Show
Oct
14
2:00 PM14:00

Live Comedy: The Zaniac Comedy Show

Alex Zerbe - The Zaniac - moves like a rubber band from one end of the stage to the other, performing beatboxing, juggling, dancing, singing, music, and magic. The Zaniac, who has been cracking jokes onstage for almost 15 years, zigzags between physical stunts and non-stop comedy. During the show vegetables are sliced in half by flying playing cards, flaming torches and bowling balls are juggled with ease and every audience volunteer leaves the stage in triumph.

Formerly of the award-winning duo Brothers from Different Mothers, Zerbe is a Hacky Sack World Champion, was voted The Pacific Northwest’s Funniest Prop Comic and is a two-time Guinness World Record holder. Heʼs performed everywhere from cruise ships and comedy clubs to prime-time television in three countries, including “Americaʼs Got Talent!” and “Last Comic Standing."

"The Zaniac Comedy Show" is appropriate for all ages.

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Live Music: Molly Tuttle
Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music: Molly Tuttle

A virtuoso multi-instrumentalist and award-winning songwriter with a distinctive voice, Molly Tuttle began performing on stage when she was 11, and recorded her first album, "The Old Apple Tree," at age 13. Since then, she’s appeared on “A Prairie Home Companion” and at “Hardly Strictly Bluegrass,” was featured on the cover of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine and Acoustic Guitar Magazine, won first place in the prestigious Chris Austin Songwriting Competition at Merlefest, and her debut solo album “Rise” hit #2 on the Billboard’s Bluegrass Albums chart. In October 2017, Molly Tuttle became the first woman to be named the International Bluegrass Music Association’s “Guitar Player of the Year.”

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Downtown Farmers Market
Oct
20
9:00 AM09:00

Downtown Farmers Market

Join us for the Downtown Farmers Market. You'll find fresh cut flowers, flower baskets, beautifully crafted artisan items, and of course local produce. 

Interested in being a vendor at the Downtown Farmers Market? Vendor spots are still available. Please contact our Market Manager Shane Laib at 509.529.8755 or shane@downtownwallawalla.com. The market continues through October.

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Living History Performance: Richard Bogle, Jamaican Immigrant, Barber, Businessman
Oct
21
2:00 PM14:00

Living History Performance: Richard Bogle, Jamaican Immigrant, Barber, Businessman

Richard Bogle was born in Jamaica in 1835 where his parents were slaves. When he was 12 years old, he stowed away on a ship to New York during an anti-slavery campaign, and traveled to Oregon with a wagon train at age 16. When he was 22, he opened a restaurant and barbershop in Deadwood, California, where he also did some gold mining. On January 1, 1863, the day the Emancipation Proclamation was signed by President Lincoln, Bogle married America Waldo. The couple moved to Walla Walla, where he opened a fashionable barber shop. They had eight children and owned a 200-acre farm near Dixie.

Richard Bogle is portrayed by Earl Gooding Jr.

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Downtown Farmers Market
Oct
27
9:00 AM09:00

Downtown Farmers Market

Join us for the Downtown Farmers Market. You'll find fresh cut flowers, flower baskets, beautifully crafted artisan items, and of course local produce. 

Interested in being a vendor at the Downtown Farmers Market? Vendor spots are still available. Please contact our Market Manager Shane Laib at 509.529.8755 or shane@downtownwallawalla.com. The market continues through October.

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Downtown Trick-or-Treat
Oct
31
3:00 PM15:00

Downtown Trick-or-Treat

The merchants of downtown invite Walla Walla’s goblins, superheroes, firemen, and fairies (and their parents) to visit door-to-door each Halloween. Although Main Street is closed to vehicle movement, volunteers help families cross the intersection at Second & Main and assist at some stores to hand out candy. Palouse to Third, hand out candies and treats to the children in costumes. It is estimated that between 2,000 to 4,000 children and their parents visit downtown for this annual event.

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Art Opening: Robin Leventhal
Nov
1
5:00 PM17:00

Art Opening: Robin Leventhal

A decade of reflection

Sacred Shards

Inspired by the loss of her father, Roy Dennis Leventhal, this show, long in the making, honors the fragility and beauty of life with a collection of mixed media assemblage reliquaries paired with gilded organics. Whether finding beauty in a wasp’s nest or pea pod, this collection is where Leventhal’s artistry with both food and ceramics intersect, where shiny and embellished contrasts with crude and unrefined which alludes to the complexity of life. Employing erosion, oxidation and patinas to convey age combined with distressed found objects – a rusty mattress spring for example – speak to the passage of time and the effects of aging, a journey both beautiful and raw.

An avid gardener, organic elements and the garden’s bounty inform her work, Leventhal is fascinated by the tension that arises when combining seemingly disparate elements – a gilded peach pit rests in an eroded pod; woven duck wishbones serve as a pedestal for a richly glazed orb – the backside rough with holes. Leventhal encourages the viewer to pick pieces up and interact with the contrasting surfaces. The pliability and sensuality of clay has driven Robin’s lifetime love of this material, not dissimilar to the sensory, tactile experience with food.

While pursuing an MFA in Ceramics at the University of Michigan, Robin Leventhal took what was just supposed to be a summer job in catering. This led to a three-decade career in food which included owning and operating the popular Seattle bistro, Crave, and the life-changing experience of appearing on Season 6 of Top Chef where she finished in 5th. In 2013, she accepted a Culinary Arts Instructor position at Walla Walla Community College, welcoming a lifestyle change that included more time to make art.

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Junque Jingle Vintage and Holiday Market
Nov
3
8:00 AM08:00

Junque Jingle Vintage and Holiday Market

  • Walla Walla Fairgrounds — Pavilion (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Vendors will delight you with curated vintage and antique goods, architectural salvage, industrial, chippy goodness, and holiday embellishments — all in the festive setting of the historic Pavilion. Grab a friend and enjoy Junque Jingles annual kickoff of the season.

8 am early admission or 9:30 am general admission.

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Live Music: EmiSunshine
Nov
3
8:00 PM20:00

Live Music: EmiSunshine

EmiSunshine, a 13-year-old East Tennessee prodigy, has already captured the nation’s attention as a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.

Steeped in Appalachian music, Emi is a true vocal stylist. Influenced by legends who have made history (Loretta Lynn/Tanya Tucker/The Louvin Brothers), Emi has taken the world by surprise with her ability to combine her youthful, bubbly disposition with deep, meaningful and sometimes dark and lonely song content. Bringing her imagination to life, Emi has been able to write and record her own music, cementing her reputation as a well-crafted storyteller.

Since her break-out at 9 years old, this fearless performer has appeared on The Today Show, The Grand Ole Opry, and at The Ryman, and has more than 500,000 Facebook followers.

While her music has been described as “old-timey," she adds her own unique blend of roots music that is equal parts Americana, bluegrass, gospel and country, with a sprinkling of the blues.

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Live Cinema: Red
Nov
7
7:00 PM19:00

Live Cinema: Red

Under the watchful gaze of his young assistant, and the threatening presence of a new generation of artists, Mark Rothko takes on his greatest challenge yet: to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting.

MGC Artistic Director Michael Grandage directs this first ever UK revival since directing the world premiere at the Donmar Warehouse in 2009. This production of Red, written by John Logan, went on to win six Tony Awards, including Best Play.

Award-winning stage and screen actor Alfred Molina reprises his critically acclaimed performance as the American abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko. He is joined by rising star Alfred Enoch of US television drama series How to Get Away With Murder as his assistant, Ken.

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Live Cinema: The King and I
Nov
29
6:00 PM18:00

Live Cinema: The King and I

The multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s "The King And I" comes to cinemas – recorded live from London’s iconic Palladium.

Making their West End debuts are the original Broadway stars: Kelli O’Hara (Anna) reprising her Tony Award-winning performance, and Tony and Academy Award nominee Ken Watanabe (The King). Also returning to her Tony Award-winning role Ruthie Ann Miles (Lady Thiang).

Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.

With a score filled with well-known songs like “Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Getting to Know You,” and “Shall We Dance,” and featuring a company of more than 50 performers, The King and I is a testament to the lavish golden age of gloriously romantic musical theatre.

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Holiday Parade of Lights
Dec
1
6:00 PM18:00

Holiday Parade of Lights

The Downtown Walla Walla Foundation is pleased to present the Annual Macy's Holiday Parade of Lights. Always held on the first Saturday in December, this event features a huge variety of lighted entries and thousands of spectators who help herald in the start of the holiday shopping season.

The parade begins promptly at 6 pm at the corner of Alder and Fifth Street. The parade travels east on Alder to Palouse, Palouse to Main Street, and Main Street to Fifth. The Jolly Old Elf Himself, SANTA CLAUS, will bring the parade to a close as he makes his way into Downtown Walla Walla.

Interested in participating in the parade? There is no longer a fee to participate, so click the link to sign up below!

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Live Music: Mulholland
Dec
8
3:00 PM15:00

Live Music: Mulholland

Mulholland brings an unplugged fusion of pop and soul sounds with a touch of singer/songwriter to their listeners, blending vibrant harmony and laid back acoustics. The band is made up of three folks who all got their start at music while growing up in the church, playing rocking guitar shreds, or singing tearful, powerhouse ballads. These musicians understand how to deliver a story through song that’s sure to make your toe tap or your heart melt. Their collective influences range from artists like Etta James, Dion and the Belmonts and Roxette to John Mayer, and Damien Rice.

Come for a taste, stay for a glass!

No cover.

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Annual Big Blue Boosters Auction
May
18
5:00 PM17:00

Annual Big Blue Boosters Auction

Join us for the first annual Big Blue Boosters Dinner and Auction. The Big Blue Boosters are hoping to build an annual event that eliminates the need for each team to privately raise money. The proceeds from this event will be used for the benefit of student-athletes and coaches by enhancing the quality of their athletic experience.

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Live Music: Kate and the Crocodiles
Sep
15
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music: Kate and the Crocodiles

Kate & The Crocodiles are a Portland-based quartet who perform stunning indie rock originals and covers, early jazz and jazz standards, reinventions of ‘70s and ’80s rock as ballads, classical art songs mixed with rock (yes, really), and other surprises from far and wide. If the spectrum sounds broad, it is all held together by a signature sound informed by classical training and a respectful blending of many genres. It’s like a warm conversation with a good friend—and at times, it’s like world-class music meets stand-up comedy because these fun four have what may be considered almost too much fun performing together. An evening with Kate & The Crocodiles is an intimate, unforgettable treasure.

This concert will benefit The Health Center, which delivers primary health and behavioral health care for all the students at Lincoln High School, Walla Walla High School, Pioneer Middle School, Blue Ridge Elementary, and HeadStart/ECEAP Preschool. Their mission is to advance the success of students by addressing their physical, emotional, and social needs.

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Annual Antique Truck Show
Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

Annual Antique Truck Show

Fort Walla Walla Museum is happy to welcome back the American Truck Historical Society, who will be hosting their large scale car and truck show.

The truck show is organized and run by the Blue Mountain Chapter of the ATHS. They are anticipating a large turnout of vehicles, including farm trucks, pickups, semis, engines and more.

There will also be a modern wildfire-fighting truck and a 3,000 lb stationary diesel engine on site.

Participants bringing trucks for display are encouraged to arrive at the museum by 9 a.m. The event will open to the public at 10 a.m.

Incorporated in 1971, the American Truck Historical Society was formed to preserve the history of trucks, the trucking industry, and its pioneers. An annual convention has been held each year since 1972 with a public antique truck show added in 1980. These shows have grown to over 1,000 trucks, fire apparatus, buses and RVs, military, and special interest vehicles. The ATHS has members in all 50 states and 23 countries.

The cost of the event is included with the general museum admission: $8 general; $7 seniors/students; $3 children 6-12.

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Downtown Farmers Market
Sep
15
9:00 AM09:00

Downtown Farmers Market

  • Crawford Park / Market Station (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for the Downtown Farmers Market. You'll find fresh cut flowers, flower baskets, beautifully crafted artisan items, and of course local produce. 

Interested in being a vendor at the Downtown Farmers Market? Vendor spots are still available. Please contact our Market Manager Shane Laib at 509.529.8755 or shane@downtownwallawalla.com. The market continues through October.

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Run for Recovery and Fun Fest
Sep
15
8:30 AM08:30

Run for Recovery and Fun Fest

  • Mill Creek Sports Complex and WWCC Baseball Fields (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Trilogy Recovery Community in celebrating and supporting recovery in Walla Walla. Whether you want to run or walk a 5k or just come for the music and breakfast, this year’s Run for Recovery and Fun Fest has activities for everyone to enjoy, including all-you-can-eat pancakes, live music by local favorite Rogue Lobster, a cornhole toss, and a bouncy castle for the kids. All proceeds will go to Trilogy Recovery Community and the recovery support services we offer to youth, adults, and families in the Walla Walla community. Race shirt and bib included in registration fee, professional timer and prizes for top three male and female finishers! Day-of registration and race shirt/bib pick up begins at 8:30 am, and the race will begin at 9:00 am. Registration prices will increase by $5 for day-of registrations so register today!

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Downtown Sip & Stroll
Sep
13
5:00 PM17:00

Downtown Sip & Stroll

The Downtown Walla Walla Foundation and local merchants invite you to enjoy an evening of shopping and wine tasting all while strolling the streets of downtown. Spend your evening enjoying local wines, complimentary snacks, and access to special sales and giveaways.  Please look for the festive balloons to locate participating merchants.

Tickets are $10 for six wine tastings at participating wineries.  Tickets will be available starting Wednesday before the event at the Downtown Walla Walla Foundation office and will be sold Thursday at 4 pm at Land Title Plaza — look for the table with balloons! 

For more info or to become a participating merchant, please email Cindy.

Downtown Walla Walla Foundation Office is located at 109 E Main St., Suite 302T.

Downtown Sip & Stroll
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Trilogy Educates
Sep
10
6:30 PM18:30

Trilogy Educates

Trilogy Recovery Community is pleased to welcome Dr. Kevin McCauley, nationally known as a leader in addiction recovery. Dr. Kevin McCauley will bring you right to the edge of what we know about addiction — the neuroscience of substance use disorder and how it explains the symptoms of the disease, its pathophysiology, and how these relate to the experience of people who suffer from it.

Families, friends, and coworkers of recovering individuals — as well as those seeking and in recovery themselves — should find the material covered immediately useful in understanding this brain disease. Know that with proper support, recovery is not only possible but can even be expected.

Dr. McCauley, a recovering addict himself, weaves his own story throughout the lecture to illustrate the symptoms of addiction and what best predicts recovery.

The evening will also include a personal account of a local professional's recovery journey and a presentation from local law enforcement on what's happening in our community with addiction, drug use, and recovery.

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Living History Performance: William Tie, Assistant Conductor for the Walla Walla & Columbia River Railroad
Sep
9
2:00 PM14:00

Living History Performance: William Tie, Assistant Conductor for the Walla Walla & Columbia River Railroad

William Tie is an assistant conductor working for Dorsey Baker's Walla Walla & Columbia River Railroad. Tie will be talking about his job working on the locomotives, how these narrow-gauge steam engines ran, and how they were configured — have you ever heard of a platform of dogs being used in place of a cow catcher? He will also give some history on the local railroad, how it was brilliantly financed by Dr. Baker, and what it took to bring the railroad to Walla Walla. He'll also describe how the track itself was constructed and explain exactly what "rawhide railroad" is referring to, clearing up some myths and legends that surround Dr. Baker's famous enterprise.

During their visit, guests can see one of the locomotives William Tie would have operated. The Blue Mountain is the last existing narrow-gauge engine from Dorsey Baker's Walla Walla & Columbia River Railroad. If weather permits, William Tie will show visitors the components of the train and describe the missing pieces that would have allowed the train to operate.

William Tie is portrayed by Gary Lentz.

A Living History performance at Fort Walla Walla Museum brings history to life with re-enactors portraying real people from the area's past. Performances take place at 2 pm on Sundays from April through October, and on Saturdays from June through August.

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Film: I’ll Push You
Sep
8
7:00 PM19:00

Film: I’ll Push You

I’ll Push You is an up-close and personal look into the dynamics of a life-long friendship between two best friends, Justin Skeesuck and Patrick Gray, as they travel across El Camino de Santiago. This feature-length documentary covers the struggle of the 35-day, 500-mile wheelchair journey across mountains, deserts, hills, and valleys and features perspectives from family and friends.

Even though the story begins with the challenge that comes with Patrick’s willingness to push Justin in a wheelchair across northern Spain, I’ll Push You also explores the struggles related to Justin’s rare neurological disease. The parallel paths of Patrick’s experience in Spain and Justin’s life journey come together in a singular moment to reveal their similarities where Patrick discovers he’s both the pusher and the pushed.

The story’s beautiful cinematography is set to poignant music tracks that underscore, perfectly, the inspiring example of love and vulnerability on display.

Their trek in 2014 captivated individuals around the world. Since returning from Spain, Justin and Patrick have been sharing their message of hope, faith, and community worldwide.

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Wheelin' Walla Walla Weekend: Saturday Show 'n' Shine
Sep
8
9:00 AM09:00

Wheelin' Walla Walla Weekend: Saturday Show 'n' Shine

Wheelin’ Walla Walla is held each September, the weekend after Labor Day, in historic downtown. Wheelin’ Walla Walla Weekend is an annual, two-day event, that begins with the Classics Cruise and BBQ on Friday evening.  The Show 'n' Shine takes center stage on Saturday! Stroll Main Street where over 400 cars and motorcycles are on display and line the street from Palouse to Sixth Street.  An awards ceremony cap off this family-friendly event.

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Downtown Farmers Market
Sep
8
9:00 AM09:00

Downtown Farmers Market

Join us for the Downtown Farmers Market. You'll find fresh cut flowers, flower baskets, beautifully crafted artisan items, and of course local produce. 

Interested in being a vendor at the Downtown Farmers Market? Vendor spots are still available. Please contact our Market Manager Shane Laib at 509.529.8755 or shane@downtownwallawalla.com. The market continues through October.

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Wheelin' Walla Walla Weekend: Friday Cruise
Sep
7
6:00 PM18:00

Wheelin' Walla Walla Weekend: Friday Cruise

Watch the roads for this evenings classic cruise.

Wheelin’ Walla Walla is held each September, the weekend after Labor Day, in historic downtown. Wheelin’ Walla Walla Weekend is an annual, two-day event, that begins with the Classics Cruise and Catered Dinner on Friday evening.  The Show 'n' Shine takes center stage on Saturday! Stroll Main Street where over 400 cars and motorcycles are on display and line the street from Palouse to Sixth Street.  An awards ceremony cap off this family-friendly event at 3pm.

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Live Cinema: Romeo and Juliet
Sep
5
6:00 PM18:00

Live Cinema: Romeo and Juliet

The Live Cinema Series continues with a screening of the current Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Romeo and Juliet.

Set in a world very like our own, this Romeo and Juliet is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents.

The most famous story of love, at first sight, explodes with intense passion and an irresistible desire for change, but all too quickly leads to heartbreaking consequences.

This production is filmed live in Stratford-Upon-Avon and rebroadcast internationally to select screens.

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Live Music: Eddie Manzanares
Sep
5
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music: Eddie Manzanares

Eddie Manzanares (Spanish vocals & acoustic guitar) is an experienced Latin jazz musician. Originally from Mexico, he performed for audiences, large and small, in Mexico, South America, the United States, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, South Korea, Canada, and the Caribbean before settling in the Pacific Northwest.

His music performance style is a combination of Latin jazz, Bossanova, and Rumba Flamenca. He also loves to perform Salsa, Cha Cha Cha, Son Cubano, and Son Montuno music for your dancing pleasure.

No cover.

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Living History Performance: Robert Young, Train Conductor
Sep
2
2:00 PM14:00

Living History Performance: Robert Young, Train Conductor

Robert E. Young was born in the Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina in 1849, in place called Mars Hill. Along with the many Irish who immigrated to America during the 1800s, Robert Young went to work on the railroads that linked America into one nation.

After working in the Southwest, Robert and his family came to the Northwest with the railroads. He eventually found a job as a conductor on the Interurban Line of the Walla Walla Valley Traction Company, an electric railroad that connected Walla Walla with Milton and Freewater, where Robert Young's son-in-law planted his orchards after returning from the Spanish American War.

Robert Young is portrayed by his great-grandson, David Higgins.

A Living History performance at Fort Walla Walla Museum brings history to life with re-enactors portraying real people from the area's past. Performances take place at 2 pm on Sundays from April through October, and on Saturdays from June through August.

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Downtown Farmers Market
Sep
1
9:00 AM09:00

Downtown Farmers Market

Join us for the Downtown Farmers Market. You'll find fresh cut flowers, flower baskets, beautifully crafted artisan items, and of course local produce. 

Interested in being a vendor at the Downtown Farmers Market? Vendor spots are still available. Please contact our Market Manager Shane Laib at 509.529.8755 or shane@downtownwallawalla.com. The market continues through October.

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Museum After Hours: Presenter Dan Clark
Aug
30
5:00 PM17:00

Museum After Hours: Presenter Dan Clark

Dan Clark will be talking about Walla Walla 2020, a civic group that aims to envision, plan for, and undertake projects to help realize a livable community in the Walla Walla area now and for the future. The history component of the group’s work includes the Historic Sites and Markers Project, created to honor unmarked Walla Walla area historic sites by erecting interpretive signage and providing additional details about their significance through printed materials, public presentations, and online information. Their Historic Research and Plaque Project has produced historic property reports and plaques for historic buildings. An online database of the WW2020 research reports and an interactive map of locations can be found on the group's website.

Dan Clark was born and raised in Walla Walla and attended Whitman College before entering law school at the University of California at Berkeley. Following law school, he served as staff attorney and executive director of Solano County Neighborhood Legal Assistance Agency in Vallejo. In 1971 he returned to Walla Walla where he practiced law privately until his retirement in 2010. In addition to law practice, in 1978 he organized and administered the first general mediation project in Colorado and, in 1981, was a founder and first general secretary of Peace Brigades International, a human rights organization now headquartered in London. In addition, he has helped organize and lead a variety of community organizations in the Walla Walla area, including the Fort Walla Walla Museum Living History Company.

Museum After Hours is a free monthly lecture series that is open to the public.

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