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Live Theater: Hamlet by The Rude Mechanicals
Oct
20
7:00 PM19:00

Live Theater: Hamlet by The Rude Mechanicals

One of Shakespeare’s most famous plays and often quoted in popular culture, Hamlet tells the tale of Denmark’s grieving prince who seeks to avenge his father’s murder by bringing the new king, Claudius (his uncle and his mother’s new husband) to justice. Hamlet vividly portrays the power of overwhelming grief and rage while exploring themes of treachery, revenge, and moral corruption.

The Rude Mechanicals’ production of Hamlet stars Cameron Milton in the leading role. Milton has worked professionally for fifteen years in California on the NBC network, performed and trained with The Blue Man Group at the Astor Place Theatre in New York, and acted in multiple films in Portland. He holds a BFA in Theatre Arts from the University of Idaho. Other actors in major roles include Jim Wutzke as Claudius and the Ghost of King Hamlet, Miriam Kerzner as Gertrude, Robert Chisholm as Polonius, Claire Dann as Ophelia, Anthony Ochoa as Rosencrantz and Gravedigger, Samantha Weakley as Guildenstern and Gravedigger, and Bryan Grossman as Horatio.

The show is directed by Ellicia Elliott, co-founder and artistic director of The Rude Mechanicals. She holds a MA in Theatre Production from Central Washington University, and is a candidate for a MFA in Directing from the University of Idaho. Elliott’s concept was inspired by and has received the blessing of Bill Rauch, the artistic director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, focusing on the process of grief, bereavement, and revenge in a contemporary time. Ghosts from the past will be visible through design elements, tying in the history of this famous and gut-wrenching play to how it is still incredibly relevant in our current time.

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Cards Against Humanity Game Night
Oct
20
to Oct 21

Cards Against Humanity Game Night

  • the Saint & the Sinner (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Every Saturday Night!

Hosted by award winning local comedian Adam Kessler.

Calling all Saints & Sinners to battle it out for gift cards, swag, and bragging rights!

How it works:

Teams of six or less receive white cards and have to choose one to fill in the blank of the black card that'll be read by our DJ. He'll then choose the winner by picking the funniest (most wicked) answer and that team will win the black card. The team
with the most black cards after 12 rounds will win!

May contain graphic or offensive material.

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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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Live Cinema: Funny Girl
Oct
24
6:00 PM18:00

Live Cinema: Funny Girl

With a record-breaking, sell-out run in London’s West End and national tour, the critically-acclaimed musical Funny Girl features Sheridan Smith in “an unforgettable star turn” (The Times). Funny Girl is semi-biographical, based on the life and career of Broadway star, film actress and comedienne Fanny Brice (a role made famous by Barbara Streisand on Broadway and in the 1968 film adaptation), and her stormy relationship with entrepreneur and gambler Nick Arnstein (Darius Campbell).

Funny Girl features a host of iconic and timeless musical numbers including “People,” “I’m the Greatest Star,” and “Don’t Rain On My Parade.”

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Museum After Hours: Presenter Bob Freeman
Oct
25
5:00 PM17:00

Museum After Hours: Presenter Bob Freeman

Local Bob Freeman, a man of many talents, has been producing found object metal sculptures for nearly 70 years. In this Museum After Hours presentation, Bob will be sharing photos and details of his sculptural work, from abstract animals and petroglyph art to a gate resembling the famous painting American Gothic.

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

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Cards Against Humanity Game Night
Oct
27
to Oct 28

Cards Against Humanity Game Night

  • the Saint & the Sinner (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Every Saturday Night!

Hosted by award winning local comedian Adam Kessler.

Calling all Saints & Sinners to battle it out for gift cards, swag, and bragging rights!

How it works:

Teams of six or less receive white cards and have to choose one to fill in the blank of the black card that'll be read by our DJ. He'll then choose the winner by picking the funniest (most wicked) answer and that team will win the black card. The team
with the most black cards after 12 rounds will win!

May contain graphic or offensive material.

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Live Music: Walla Walla Symphony — Viva!
Oct
30
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music: Walla Walla Symphony — Viva!

Enjoy an evening with the Villalobos Brothers and the Walla Walla Symphony!

Villalobos Brothers Ernesto, Alberto and Luis use their violins and voices to redefine contemporary Mexican music. Their original compositions masterfully blend elements of jazz, rock, classical, and Mexican folk to deliver a powerful message of love, brotherhood, and social justice. The group is rounded out by artistic director and guitarist Humberto Flores, drummer Rosa Avila and bassist Leo Sherman.

This concert will be 85 minutes in length and will not include an intermission. Please join the symphony after the concert in the lobby for refreshments and celebration.

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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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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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Cards Against Humanity Game Night
Nov
3
to Nov 4

Cards Against Humanity Game Night

Every Saturday Night!

Hosted by award winning local comedian Adam Kessler.

Calling all Saints & Sinners to battle it out for gift cards, swag, and bragging rights!

How it works:

Teams of six or less receive white cards and have to choose one to fill in the blank of the black card that'll be read by our DJ. He'll then choose the winner by picking the funniest (most wicked) answer and that team will win the black card. The team
with the most black cards after 12 rounds will win!

May contain graphic or offensive material.

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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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Cards Against Humanity Game Night
Nov
10
to Nov 11

Cards Against Humanity Game Night

  • the Saint & the Sinner (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Every Saturday Night!

Hosted by award winning local comedian Adam Kessler.

Calling all Saints & Sinners to battle it out for gift cards, swag, and bragging rights!

How it works:

Teams of six or less receive white cards and have to choose one to fill in the blank of the black card that'll be read by our DJ. He'll then choose the winner by picking the funniest (most wicked) answer and that team will win the black card. The team with the most black cards after 12 rounds will win!

May contain graphic or offensive material.

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Cards Against Humanity Game Night
Nov
17
to Nov 18

Cards Against Humanity Game Night

  • the Saint & the Sinner (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Every Saturday Night!

Hosted by award winning local comedian Adam Kessler.

Calling all Saints & Sinners to battle it out for gift cards, swag, and bragging rights!

How it works:

Teams of six or less receive white cards and have to choose one to fill in the blank of the black card that'll be read by our DJ. He'll then choose the winner by picking the funniest (most wicked) answer and that team will win the black card. The team
with the most black cards after 12 rounds will win!

May contain graphic or offensive material.

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Cards Against Humanity Game Night
Nov
24
to Nov 25

Cards Against Humanity Game Night

  • the Saint & the Sinner (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Every Saturday Night!

Hosted by award winning local comedian Adam Kessler.

Calling all Saints & Sinners to battle it out for gift cards, swag, and bragging rights!

How it works:

Teams of six or less receive white cards and have to choose one to fill in the blank of the black card that'll be read by our DJ. He'll then choose the winner by picking the funniest (most wicked) answer and that team will win the black card. The team
with the most black cards after 12 rounds will win!

May contain graphic or offensive material.

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Walla Walla Choral Society Concert: Peace & Goodwill
Nov
25
3:00 PM15:00

Walla Walla Choral Society Concert: Peace & Goodwill

Peace and Goodwill. What two words better describe the historical Christmas season? This quiet, white light-filled time, “gentle on the ear,” calls for reflection and introspection. It is also an occasion for great joy, “fire and powerful grace,” “songs of hope everlasting,” and care. Joining the choral society will be guest cellist Sally Singer Tuttle, and the Sharpstein Elementary School Choir as they join together to tell of the season’s wonderful themes and deeds.

The Walla Walla Choral Society, a non-profit volunteer organization, promotes and performs accessible, quality choral music for the Walla Walla Valley and collaborates with other artistic groups, enriching the community’s cultural life.

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 Walla Walla Choral Society Encore Performance: Peace & Goodwill
Nov
26
7:00 PM19:00

Walla Walla Choral Society Encore Performance: Peace & Goodwill

Peace and Goodwill. What two words better describe the historical Christmas season? This quiet, white light-filled time, “gentle on the ear,” calls for reflection and introspection. It is also an occasion for great joy, “fire and powerful grace,” “songs of hope everlasting,” and care. Joining the choral society will be guest cellist Sally Singer Tuttle, and the Sharpstein Elementary School Choir as they join together to tell of the season’s wonderful themes and deeds.

The Walla Walla Choral Society, a non-profit volunteer organization, promotes and performs accessible, quality choral music for the Walla Walla Valley and collaborates with other artistic groups, enriching the community’s cultural life.

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Museum After Hours: James Payne, Executive Director of Fort Walla Walla Museum
Nov
29
4:00 PM16:00

Museum After Hours: James Payne, Executive Director of Fort Walla Walla Museum

You may have seen James Payne, Executive Director of Fort Walla Walla Museum, giving flintknapping demonstrations during events. This is an early form of tool production that takes a practiced hand to replicate.

For this Museum After Hours presentation, he will be going deeper into the production of this lithic (Stone Age) toolmaking, specifically technology during the Ice Age. During his graduate research he investigated methods of lithic tool production techniques, refitting some of the 11,000 pieces of stone debris from a workshop in northern Maine. This revealed both a technology with parallels to the Upper Paleolithic of Europe and a caution on interpretations derived from experimental archaeology.

Museum After Hours is a free monthly lecture series that is open to the public. Please note that due to the Museum's winter hours, the presentation will begin at 4 pm.

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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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Cards Against Humanity Game Night
Dec
1
to Dec 2

Cards Against Humanity Game Night

Every Saturday Night!

Hosted by award winning local comedian Adam Kessler.

Calling all Saints & Sinners to battle it out for gift cards, swag, and bragging rights!

How it works:

Teams of six or less receive white cards and have to choose one to fill in the blank of the black card that'll be read by our DJ. He'll then choose the winner by picking the funniest (most wicked) answer and that team will win the black card. The team
with the most black cards after 12 rounds will win!

May contain graphic or offensive material.

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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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Cards Against Humanity Game Night
Dec
8
to Dec 9

Cards Against Humanity Game Night

Every Saturday Night!

Hosted by award winning local comedian Adam Kessler.

Calling all Saints & Sinners to battle it out for gift cards, swag, and bragging rights!

How it works:

Teams of six or less receive white cards and have to choose one to fill in the blank of the black card that'll be read by our DJ. He'll then choose the winner by picking the funniest (most wicked) answer and that team will win the black card. The team
with the most black cards after 12 rounds will win!

May contain graphic or offensive material.

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Cards Against Humanity Game Night
Dec
15
to Dec 16

Cards Against Humanity Game Night

  • the Saint & the Sinner (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Every Saturday Night!

Hosted by award winning local comedian Adam Kessler.

Calling all Saints & Sinners to battle it out for gift cards, swag, and bragging rights!

How it works:

Teams of six or less receive white cards and have to choose one to fill in the blank of the black card that'll be read by our DJ. He'll then choose the winner by picking the funniest (most wicked) answer and that team will win the black card. The team
with the most black cards after 12 rounds will win!

May contain graphic or offensive material.

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Cards Against Humanity Game Night
Dec
22
to Dec 23

Cards Against Humanity Game Night

  • the Saint & the Sinner (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Every Saturday Night!

Hosted by award winning local comedian Adam Kessler.

Calling all Saints & Sinners to battle it out for gift cards, swag, and bragging rights!

How it works:

Teams of six or less receive white cards and have to choose one to fill in the blank of the black card that'll be read by our DJ. He'll then choose the winner by picking the funniest (most wicked) answer and that team will win the black card. The team
with the most black cards after 12 rounds will win!

May contain graphic or offensive material.

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Cards Against Humanity Game Night
Dec
29
to Dec 30

Cards Against Humanity Game Night

  • the Saint & the Sinner (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Every Saturday Night!

Hosted by award winning local comedian Adam Kessler.

Calling all Saints & Sinners to battle it out for gift cards, swag, and bragging rights!

How it works:

Teams of six or less receive white cards and have to choose one to fill in the blank of the black card that'll be read by our DJ. He'll then choose the winner by picking the funniest (most wicked) answer and that team will win the black card. The team
with the most black cards after 12 rounds will win!

May contain graphic or offensive material.

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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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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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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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Cards Against Humanity Game Night
Oct
13
to Oct 14

Cards Against Humanity Game Night

  • the Saint & the Sinner (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Every Saturday Night!

Hosted by award winning local comedian Adam Kessler.

Calling all Saints & Sinners to battle it out for gift cards, swag, and bragging rights!

How it works:

Teams of six or less receive white cards and have to choose one to fill in the blank of the black card that'll be read by our DJ. He'll then choose the winner by picking the funniest (most wicked) answer and that team will win the black card. The team
with the most black cards after 12 rounds will win!

May contain graphic or offensive material.

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Third Annual Dancing with the W² Stars
Oct
13
7:00 PM19:00

Third Annual Dancing with the W² Stars

For the third annual Dancing with the W² Stars, local celebrities will be paired with professional dancers and have a week of rehearsals to learn a ballroom dance routine before the live performance and a judging panel.

In addition to seeing the Walla Walla Stars dance, the professionals teaching the stars will perform excerpts from their award-winning showcase Ballroom Fever. Audiences can expect to see breath-taking lifts, hundreds of costumes, theatrical story lines, and a variety of ballroom dance styles, from the sexy Cuban Salsa to the energetic American Swing to the elegant Viennese Waltz.

This is a fundraising event to benefit Valley Residential Services. Valley Residential Services provides personalized support in safe, comfortable, home environments for developmentally disabled individuals, residences for veterans with rehabilitation opportunities, and family assistance services.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Final Roller Derby Bout of the Season
Sep
29
7:30 PM19:30

Final Roller Derby Bout of the Season

All the mayhem for a good cause! Walla Walla Sweets Rollergirls are excited to be presenting their final bout of the 2018 season against the Beet City Bombers of Nampa, ID. The Sweets and Beets are a vegetable battle of skates and scrap that you won't want to miss!

As an added bonus to all the derby action, the Sweets have partnered with the Walla Walla YWCA to help provide "comfort bags" for guests of the Women and Children's Shelter. Help deliver care and comfort to families in crisis by donating cash or one of the following items: shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion, comb or brush, wash cloth or poof, nail file/clippers, razor, pen, notepad, deodorant, small hand sanitizer, chapstick/lip balm, and pocket tissues.

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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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Reininger Winery’s Locals Day
Sep
29
10:00 AM10:00

Reininger Winery’s Locals Day

Kick off harvest season by celebrating our local community. All day, locals can taste for free at the Walla Walla winery and will receive 20% off of all bottle purchases and 30% off of case purchases.

Why Not Pizza food truck will be on site to sell pizzas from 1pm to 7pm.

And, weather permitting, they’ll have some foot stomping stations for people to get crazy like Lucille Ball!

Scheduled tours of the winery will be at 1pm and 3pm.

Then from 5pm-7pm, bring your picnic blanket and join us on the lawn for music by The Shop Singers.

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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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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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Museum After Hours: Presenter Mike Denny
Sep
27
5:00 PM17:00

Museum After Hours: Presenter Mike Denny

Well-known local naturalist and educator Mike Denny will be giving a talk about the early European naturalists who came through the basin and explored this area. Mike Denny is a Quest instructor at Walla Walla Community College where he has taught for 16 years. He is the past President of Blue Mountain Audubon and sits on the board of the Community Council. He has recently been involved in the creation of the series Secret Life of the Forest: The Northern Blue Mountains, created by editor and photographer Daniel Biggs. Drawing on his vast wealth of knowledge of the Blue Mountain habitat, Denny’s writing and narration brings the beauty and splendor of the natural world to life.

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

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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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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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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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