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Museum After Hours: Greenland Not for Sale
Oct
24
5:00 PM17:00

Museum After Hours: Greenland Not for Sale

The Earth's second largest glacier is melting catastrophically, calving icebergs. Ancient rocks are ever more exposed, fascinating for geologists, but reducing albedo (reflectivity). Bob Carson visited in 2002 and returned in 2019 to share his love of Arctic rocks, glaciers, scenery, and people with students and friends. Traveling by plane, helicopter, ship, kayak, and on foot they visited four Inuit villages in Greenland, the world's most sparsely populated nation. Join us for this Museum After Hours presentation where he celebrates this giant island of magnificent fjords and mountains, innumerable places to hike and kayak in solitude, and valuable resources; it is not for sale.

Presentation will begin at 5 pm.

Museum After Hours is a free monthly presentation series to be held on the last Thursday of every month at Fort Walla Walla Museum. We provide a space for community congregation, discussion, and debate. The event touches on topics ranging from regional culture and history to the roles and responsibilities of museums within our community. The talks take place at 5:00 pm from March through October and 4:00 pm from November through February.

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Live Music: The Talbott Brothers
Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music: The Talbott Brothers

Blood is thicker than water and there’s nothing like family creating music together to prove it. With contrasting blood-harmonies and left-handed/right-handed guitar playing, singer-songwriter duo The Talbott Brothers combine rock, blues, and pop with honest storytelling.

Nick and Tyler were born and raised in Imperial, a small town in Southwestern Nebraska, just a stone’s throw from the Colorado border. They began writing and performing together before relocating to their mother’s birthplace of Portland, Oregon. Tyler, the youngest (lead vocals, baritone guitar, harmonica) and Nick, the oldest (backing vocals, lead guitar) discovered their love of music after digging their dad’s old dreadnaught guitar out of the basement and teaching themselves to play along to Johnny Cash, Bob Seger, and the Beatles on vinyl.

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Walla Walla Pub Crawl
Oct
26
12:00 PM12:00

Walla Walla Pub Crawl

A mother of two adorable and amazing kids recently discovered she has Stage 3 Breast Cancer during the Summer of 2019. Despite the sad news, Hollie continues to persevere and moves forward for the sake of her kids. “It’s taken my hair, but that’s all it’s getting!” she stated.

Hollie is currently employed by one of many amazing restaurants in town, Wingman Birdz + Brewz. She’s a hard worker and we’re providing her a little support by creating fun event to help her and her family. Five local bars are participating in the event: Big House Brew Pub, Marcy’s, Public House 124, Red Monkey, and Wingman Birdz and Brewz.

Start at your favorite bar, get your entry card for $5, be sure to have it punched at each bar, and when you’re finished, please drop the punch card in the bucket to win a prize. All of the $5 entry goes directly to Hollie. In addition, for every 10 Barrell Beer purchased at any of these participating locations, $2 will go to the Hollie fund. You’re more than welcome to give additional funds as well.

Thank you for your generous support!

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Living History: Nineteenth Century Party
Oct
27
2:00 PM14:00

Living History: Nineteenth Century Party

As another year passes, our Living History Company will end the 2019 season with their annual Nineteenth Century Party.

Several Living History performers will share the spotlight, telling guests short stories about their lives and the times in which they lived. Visitors will be able to mingle with the living history performers and enjoy refreshments as part of the program.

The festivities will commence at 2 pm in the Museum’s Grand Hall, and will mark the end of the 2019 Living History season. Please join us in thanking them for another successful year!

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Pumpkin Carving with a Classic
Oct
27
5:00 PM17:00

Pumpkin Carving with a Classic

We've got Halloween vibes all night long. The bonfire will be lit, the blankets at the ready, so join Crossbuck Brewing on the patio for pumpkin carving starting at 5pm, followed by a spooky presentation of a classic, Ghostbusters!

Prize Awarded for the Most Creative Pumpkin (Crowd Vote).
BYOP: bring your own pumpkin — Crossbuck will provide carving tools

And, of course, we will have Pumpkin Beer!

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Live Music: Kate and the Crocodiles — Health Center Benefit
Nov
2
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music: Kate and the Crocodiles — Health Center Benefit

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 few good friends — good friends who just happen to like music as diverse as they are. When people ask what genre the band is, they say they couldn’t possibly choose just one. So the sky is the limit!

Kate & the Crocodiles is comprised of Kate Morrison (vocals), Crag Bidondo (keyboard), Gavin Bondy (trumpet), and Brent Follis (drums).

Proceeds benefit The Health Center.

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Live Cinema: Don Giovanni — The Royal Opera
Nov
6
6:00 PM18:00

Live Cinema: Don Giovanni — The Royal Opera

Sexual intrigue, jealousy, wit, anger… and retribution! Mozart’s engaging masterpiece follows Don Giovanni (Erwin Schrott), the women he serially seduces, and the vengeance that finally catches up with him. The opera is renowned for its ever-shifting portrayals of complex characters, fast-moving action, and mix of the comic and the heartfelt. A cast of international singers — both familiar and making Royal Opera debuts — under conductor Hartmut Haenchen perform the glorious arias and ensembles of this opera favorite.

Filmed during a live event, the Live Cinema Series broadcasts offer audiences an equivalent to the best seat in the house, with incredibly detailed close-ups of the performers. This production of Don Giovanni is a co-production with Israeli Opera, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, and Houston Grand Opera. Don Giovanni is performed in Italian with English surtitles.

This screening has an approximate runtime of 3 hours and 30 minutes, including one intermission.

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History and Live Music: The Roots of Country Music
Nov
7
6:30 PM18:30

History and Live Music: The Roots of Country Music

The roots of traditional country music in America will be featured in a presentation in the museum’s grand hall today. Jimmye Turner and Glenn Morrison along with five of their band member friends will share traditional country songs from the late nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth century. From Appalachian Mountain tunes and old gospel songs to cowboy western and honky-tonk hits, the songs will be sung and played on acoustic instruments such as banjo, dulcimer, autoharp, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, metal and wooden steel guitars, harmonica, and standup bass. Joining Jimmye and Glenn will be Carrie Hendrix, Kate Hockersmith, Bruce DeLeonard, Trudy Ostby, and special guest Jo Shay.

Jimmye and Glenn have been playing traditional country, gospel, and bluegrass music together for over 40 years, originally in The RyeGrass String Band with Trudy and Bruce, and recently with Kate and Carrie in The Jasper Mountain Band. Jo Shay is a well-known local traditional county musician who leads Grandma and the Boys and is often heard jamming with local musicians at regional sessions. As musical historians, Glenn and Jimmye along with these music friends work to preserve and share the older songs with younger players and folks interested in traditional American music.

Doors open at 6:15 pm. Light refreshments will be served.

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Film: Warren Miller's Timeless (2019) — hosted by Bluewood Alpine Race Team
Nov
8
7:30 PM19:30

Film: Warren Miller's Timeless (2019) — hosted by Bluewood Alpine Race Team

Much of the world has changed since Warren Miller started making ski films in 1949, but the passion of snowriders across the globe has stayed the same. Timeless emulates the enduring spirit of winter and gives a deserving nod to the past seven decades of ski cinematography, while looking toward on the future. The film features a cast of fresh faces, inspirational locales, laughter and camaraderie, and a classic blend of the new and old.

Doors open at 5:00 p.m. for a prefunk party (food truck, silent auction, giveaways). The film screening begins at 7:30 p.m.

Bluewood Alpine Race Team (BART) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and inspiring life-long participation in the sport of skiing, character development through good sportsmanship and hard work, family cohesion through mutual participation and fellowship through teamwork. For more information, click here.

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Veterans Affairs: A Movie Crush Varietal
Nov
9
7:00 PM19:00

Veterans Affairs: A Movie Crush Varietal

The Annual Walla Walla Movie Crush celebrates the most intoxicating blend of American short film over the course of three days each July at Gesa Power House Theatre. The festival showcases narratives, documentaries, animation, music videos and experimental films grouped in themed packages.

This is the first in a new quarterly series of short film screenings called Movie Crush Varietals.

For those who serve in the military, coming home is too often only half the battle. There are still the repercussions — PTSD, moral injury — to combat. There is no one right way to heal, but civilians owe vets the effort of hearing their stories. Tonight, witness a handful of veterans on their roads to recovery, through dance and sport and therapy and love.

Veterans Affairs: A Movie Crush Varietal will feature 90 minutes of short film programming in honor of Veteran’s Day, plus discussion and a Q&A with Movie Crush Executive Director Warren Etheredge.

A portion of the evening’s proceeds go to The Red Badge Project, in support of its quarterly workshops in Walla Walla.

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Leapin' Louie Comedy Show
Nov
10
2:00 PM14:00

Leapin' Louie Comedy Show

Leapin’ Louie, aka "The Roping Fool,” is a comedy cowboy entertainer who performs world-class lasso and whip tricks, juggling, high unicycle, and other stunts. He has performed in every kind of venue for 25 years and in 31 different countries around the world. He will be performing some of his greatest hits in this family-friendly show.

This hour-long show is appropriate for all ages.

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Live Music: America's Sweethearts
Nov
10
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music: America's Sweethearts

America has loved the swinging sounds of female close-harmony groups even before The Andrews Sisters hit the airwaves with "Bei Mir Bist Du Schön" in 1937, but audiences will hear those great vintage songs with fresh ears when America's Sweethearts take the stage in their fresh and vibrant show!

These New York City-based ladies have performed across the United States at iconic spaces honoring our veterans (the Intrepid Air and Space Museum, the WASP Museum) as well as large theaters and intimate cabaret venues, getting crowds tapping their feet to hits like "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" as they celebrate history through their crystal-clear harmony and colorful costumes.

With selections from the Great American Songbook, classic Broadway, pop tunes from the 1950s, and jazz, America's Sweethearts charm audiences of all ages while navigating their way through a variety of trios, duets, and solo features — all served with a slice of old-fashioned fun!

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Live Cinema: Don Pasquale — The Royal Opera
Nov
20
6:00 PM18:00

Live Cinema: Don Pasquale — The Royal Opera

Royal Opera favorite Bryn Terfel heads the cast for this new production of Donizetti’s comedy of domestic drama across two generations. The witty story of a middle-aged man whose supposed young wife runs rings around him — with her own ulterior romantic purpose in mind — has long delighted and surprised audiences, not least as presented with the sparkle of its music and the virtuoso skill of its performers. Damiano Michieletto’s exhilarating production shows how contemporary the characters still are and how immediate and touching the story remains.

Filmed during a live event, the Live Cinema Series broadcasts offer audiences an equivalent to the best seat in the house, with incredibly detailed close-ups of the performers. This production of Don Pasquale is a co-production with Opéra national de Paris and Teatro Massimo, Palermo. Don Pasquale is performed in Italian with English surtitles.

This screening has an approximate runtime of 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one intermission.

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Live Theater: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Nov
22
7:30 PM19:30

Live Theater: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

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The Little Theatre of Walla Walla will stage the comedy The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson with performances November 22 through December 8.

In this Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids — probably the most inventively awful kids in history. Mayhem — and fun for the audience — ensues when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on! This hilarious yet heartwarming story involves Three Wise Men, a ham, scared shepherds, and six rowdy kids.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is directed by Robert G. Randall and Cheryl Sutlick with assistance from Kaelyn Nelson, and is produced by Barb McKinney with the permission of Samuel French.

Performances are November 22, 23, 29, 30, December 6, and 7 at 7:30 p.m. and November 30, December 1, 7, and 8 at 2:00 p.m. This play is appropriate for families.

Season passes are available here, now through December 31. Individual show tickets ($20 Adults; $15 Children/Students) will go on sale on Tuesday, November 19, online here or by calling the box office at (509) 529-3863.

The Little Theatre of Walla Walla, celebrating its 75th Anniversary season in 2019-2020, is a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization, which has been producing live theatre in Walla Walla since 1944. For more information about the entire 2018-2019 season at The Little Theatre of Walla Walla, please visit the website below.

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Live Theater: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Nov
23
7:30 PM19:30

Live Theater: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

  • The Little Theatre of Walla Walla (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Little Theatre of Walla Walla will stage the comedy The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson with performances November 22 through December 8.

In this Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids — probably the most inventively awful kids in history. Mayhem — and fun for the audience — ensues when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on! This hilarious yet heartwarming story involves Three Wise Men, a ham, scared shepherds, and six rowdy kids.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is directed by Robert G. Randall and Cheryl Sutlick with assistance from Kaelyn Nelson, and is produced by Barb McKinney with the permission of Samuel French.

Performances are November 22, 23, 29, 30, December 6, and 7 at 7:30 p.m. and November 30, December 1, 7, and 8 at 2:00 p.m. This play is appropriate for families.

Season passes are available here, now through December 31. Individual show tickets ($20 Adults; $15 Children/Students) will go on sale on Tuesday, November 19, online here or by calling the box office at (509) 529-3863.

The Little Theatre of Walla Walla, celebrating its 75th Anniversary season in 2019-2020, is a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization, which has been producing live theatre in Walla Walla since 1944. For more information about the entire 2018-2019 season at The Little Theatre of Walla Walla, please visit the website below.

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Live Theater: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Nov
29
7:30 PM19:30

Live Theater: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

  • The Little Theatre of Walla Walla (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Little Theatre of Walla Walla will stage the comedy The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson with performances November 22 through December 8.

In this Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids — probably the most inventively awful kids in history. Mayhem — and fun for the audience — ensues when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on! This hilarious yet heartwarming story involves Three Wise Men, a ham, scared shepherds, and six rowdy kids.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is directed by Robert G. Randall and Cheryl Sutlick with assistance from Kaelyn Nelson, and is produced by Barb McKinney with the permission of Samuel French.

Performances are November 22, 23, 29, 30, December 6, and 7 at 7:30 p.m. and November 30, December 1, 7, and 8 at 2:00 p.m. This play is appropriate for families.

Season passes are available here, now through December 31. Individual show tickets ($20 Adults; $15 Children/Students) will go on sale on Tuesday, November 19, online here or by calling the box office at (509) 529-3863.

The Little Theatre of Walla Walla, celebrating its 75th Anniversary season in 2019-2020, is a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization, which has been producing live theatre in Walla Walla since 1944. For more information about the entire 2018-2019 season at The Little Theatre of Walla Walla, please visit the website below.

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Live Theater: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Nov
30
7:30 PM19:30

Live Theater: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

  • The Little Theatre of Walla Walla (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Little Theatre of Walla Walla will stage the comedy The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson with performances November 22 through December 8.

In this Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids — probably the most inventively awful kids in history. Mayhem — and fun for the audience — ensues when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on! This hilarious yet heartwarming story involves Three Wise Men, a ham, scared shepherds, and six rowdy kids.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is directed by Robert G. Randall and Cheryl Sutlick with assistance from Kaelyn Nelson, and is produced by Barb McKinney with the permission of Samuel French.

Performances are November 22, 23, 29, 30, December 6, and 7 at 7:30 p.m. and November 30, December 1, 7, and 8 at 2:00 p.m. This play is appropriate for families.

Season passes are available here, now through December 31. Individual show tickets ($20 Adults; $15 Children/Students) will go on sale on Tuesday, November 19, online here or by calling the box office at (509) 529-3863.

The Little Theatre of Walla Walla, celebrating its 75th Anniversary season in 2019-2020, is a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization, which has been producing live theatre in Walla Walla since 1944. For more information about the entire 2018-2019 season at The Little Theatre of Walla Walla, please visit the website below.

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Live Theater: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Dec
1
2:00 PM14:00

Live Theater: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

The Little Theatre of Walla Walla will stage the comedy The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson with performances November 22 through December 8.

In this Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids — probably the most inventively awful kids in history. Mayhem — and fun for the audience — ensues when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on! This hilarious yet heartwarming story involves Three Wise Men, a ham, scared shepherds, and six rowdy kids.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is directed by Robert G. Randall and Cheryl Sutlick with assistance from Kaelyn Nelson, and is produced by Barb McKinney with the permission of Samuel French.

Performances are November 22, 23, 29, 30, December 6, and 7 at 7:30 p.m. and November 30, December 1, 7, and 8 at 2:00 p.m. This play is appropriate for families.

Season passes are available here, now through December 31. Individual show tickets ($20 Adults; $15 Children/Students) will go on sale on Tuesday, November 19, online here or by calling the box office at (509) 529-3863.

The Little Theatre of Walla Walla, celebrating its 75th Anniversary season in 2019-2020, is a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization, which has been producing live theatre in Walla Walla since 1944. For more information about the entire 2018-2019 season at The Little Theatre of Walla Walla, please visit the website below.

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Live Music: Christmas in Cinema — Walla Walla Choral Society
Dec
1
3:00 PM15:00

Live Music: Christmas in Cinema — Walla Walla Choral Society

The Walla Walla Choral Society will be joined for this concert by the Prospect Point Elementary School Choir, under the direction of Denise Hurst.

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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Live Music: Christmas in Cinema — Walla Walla Choral Society
Dec
2
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music: Christmas in Cinema — Walla Walla Choral Society

The Walla Walla Choral Society will be joined for this concert by the Prospect Point Elementary School Choir, under the direction of Denise Hurst.

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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Live Cinema: Kenneth Branagh's The Winter's Tale (2015)
Dec
4
6:00 PM18:00

Live Cinema: Kenneth Branagh's The Winter's Tale (2015)

King Leontes appears to have everything: power, wealth, a loving family and friends. But sexual jealousy sets in motion a chain of events with tragic consequences.

Shakespeare’s timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption was reimagined in a production co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh. The production features a remarkable group of actors, including Judi Dench as Paulina and Kenneth Branagh as Leontes, alongside Tom Bateman (Florizel), Jessie Buckley (Perdita), Hadley Fraser (Polixenes), and Miranda Raison (Hermione).

This is an encore screening, filmed live in 2015 at The Garrick Theatre in London.

Filmed during a live event, the Live Cinema Series broadcasts offer audiences an equivalent to the best seat in the house, with incredibly detailed close-ups of the performers.

This screening has an approximate runtime of 3 hours.

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Live Theater: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Dec
6
7:30 PM19:30

Live Theater: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

The Little Theatre of Walla Walla will stage the comedy The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson with performances November 22 through December 8.

In this Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids — probably the most inventively awful kids in history. Mayhem — and fun for the audience — ensues when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on! This hilarious yet heartwarming story involves Three Wise Men, a ham, scared shepherds, and six rowdy kids.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is directed by Robert G. Randall and Cheryl Sutlick with assistance from Kaelyn Nelson, and is produced by Barb McKinney with the permission of Samuel French.

Performances are November 22, 23, 29, 30, December 6, and 7 at 7:30 p.m. and November 30, December 1, 7, and 8 at 2:00 p.m. This play is appropriate for families.

Season passes are available here, now through December 31. Individual show tickets ($20 Adults; $15 Children/Students) will go on sale on Tuesday, November 19, online here or by calling the box office at (509) 529-3863.

The Little Theatre of Walla Walla, celebrating its 75th Anniversary season in 2019-2020, is a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization, which has been producing live theatre in Walla Walla since 1944. For more information about the entire 2018-2019 season at The Little Theatre of Walla Walla, please visit the website below.

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Live Theater: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Dec
7
2:00 PM14:00

Live Theater: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

  • The Little Theatre of Walla Walla (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Little Theatre of Walla Walla will stage the comedy The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson with performances November 22 through December 8.

In this Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids — probably the most inventively awful kids in history. Mayhem — and fun for the audience — ensues when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on! This hilarious yet heartwarming story involves Three Wise Men, a ham, scared shepherds, and six rowdy kids.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is directed by Robert G. Randall and Cheryl Sutlick with assistance from Kaelyn Nelson, and is produced by Barb McKinney with the permission of Samuel French.

Performances are November 22, 23, 29, 30, December 6, and 7 at 7:30 p.m. and November 30, December 1, 7, and 8 at 2:00 p.m. This play is appropriate for families.

Season passes are available here, now through December 31. Individual show tickets ($20 Adults; $15 Children/Students) will go on sale on Tuesday, November 19, online here or by calling the box office at (509) 529-3863.

The Little Theatre of Walla Walla, celebrating its 75th Anniversary season in 2019-2020, is a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization, which has been producing live theatre in Walla Walla since 1944. For more information about the entire 2018-2019 season at The Little Theatre of Walla Walla, please visit the website below.

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Live Theater: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Dec
7
7:30 PM19:30

Live Theater: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

  • The Little Theatre of Walla Walla (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Little Theatre of Walla Walla will stage the comedy The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson with performances November 22 through December 8.

In this Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids — probably the most inventively awful kids in history. Mayhem — and fun for the audience — ensues when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on! This hilarious yet heartwarming story involves Three Wise Men, a ham, scared shepherds, and six rowdy kids.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is directed by Robert G. Randall and Cheryl Sutlick with assistance from Kaelyn Nelson, and is produced by Barb McKinney with the permission of Samuel French.

Performances are November 22, 23, 29, 30, December 6, and 7 at 7:30 p.m. and November 30, December 1, 7, and 8 at 2:00 p.m. This play is appropriate for families.

Season passes are available here, now through December 31. Individual show tickets ($20 Adults; $15 Children/Students) will go on sale on Tuesday, November 19, online here or by calling the box office at (509) 529-3863.

The Little Theatre of Walla Walla, celebrating its 75th Anniversary season in 2019-2020, is a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization, which has been producing live theatre in Walla Walla since 1944. For more information about the entire 2018-2019 season at The Little Theatre of Walla Walla, please visit the website below.

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Live Cinema: Mixed Program — The Royal Ballet
Dec
8
2:00 PM14:00

Live Cinema: Mixed Program — The Royal Ballet

From The Royal Ballet’s classical origins in the works of Marius Petipa, to the home-grown choreographers who put British ballet on the world stage, this mixed program highlights the versatility of the Company. Petipa’s Raymonda Act III is Russian classical ballet summarized in one act, full of sparkle and precise technique, while Frederick Ashton’s Enigma Variations is quintessentially British in every way — from its score by Elgar and period designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman, to Ashton’s signature style, the essence of British ballet. Concerto, Kenneth MacMillan’s fusion of classical technique with a contemporary mind, completes a program that shows the breadth of The Royal Ballet’s heritage.

Filmed during a live event, the Live Cinema Series broadcasts offer audiences an equivalent to the best seat in the house, with incredibly detailed close-ups of the performers.

This screening has an approximate runtime of 3 hours.

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Live Theater: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Dec
8
2:00 PM14:00

Live Theater: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

The Little Theatre of Walla Walla will stage the comedy The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson with performances November 22 through December 8.

In this Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids — probably the most inventively awful kids in history. Mayhem — and fun for the audience — ensues when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on! This hilarious yet heartwarming story involves Three Wise Men, a ham, scared shepherds, and six rowdy kids.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is directed by Robert G. Randall and Cheryl Sutlick with assistance from Kaelyn Nelson, and is produced by Barb McKinney with the permission of Samuel French.

Performances are November 22, 23, 29, 30, December 6, and 7 at 7:30 p.m. and November 30, December 1, 7, and 8 at 2:00 p.m. This play is appropriate for families.

Season passes are available here, now through December 31. Individual show tickets ($20 Adults; $15 Children/Students) will go on sale on Tuesday, November 19, online here or by calling the box office at (509) 529-3863.

The Little Theatre of Walla Walla, celebrating its 75th Anniversary season in 2019-2020, is a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization, which has been producing live theatre in Walla Walla since 1944. For more information about the entire 2018-2019 season at The Little Theatre of Walla Walla, please visit the website below.

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Live Music: A Celtic Christmas Concert with Affinití
Dec
11
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music: A Celtic Christmas Concert with Affinití

Expect to hear Christmas favorites such as Affinití's chart-topping version of "O Holy Night" and "Walking in the Air" alongside some of Ireland most beloved music, including "Danny Boy" and even "Riverdance!" Some upbeat jigs and reels will keep the toes tapping along with Affiniti's signature Irish banter.

Affinití is Emer Barry (soprano), Mary McCague (violin), and Teresa O’Donnell (harp). They will be joined by special guest Howard Crosby, nephew of Bing Crosby. This concert is suitable for the whole family.

Previous Affinití concert in Walla Walla all sold out, so book your tickets early!

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Live Cinema: The Nutcracker (2016 encore)
Dec
18
6:00 PM18:00

Live Cinema: The Nutcracker (2016 encore)

The Royal Ballet's glorious production of The Nutcracker, created by Peter Wright in 1984, is the production par excellence of an all-time ballet favorite. It is Christmas Eve and Herr Drosselmeyer the magician sweeps young Clara away on a fantasy adventure in which time is suspended, the family living-room becomes a great battlefield, and a magical journey takes them through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets. Tchaikovsky's glittering score, the gorgeous festive stage designs, and The Royal Ballet's captivating dancing including an exquisite pas de deux between the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince, make this a quintessential Christmas experience.

This production was filmed live in 2016 at The Royal Opera House in London.

Filmed during a live event, the Live Cinema Series broadcasts offer audiences an equivalent to the best seat in the house, with incredibly detailed close-ups of the performers.

This screening has an approximate runtime of 2 hours 15 minutes.

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Live Music: The Orchestra Moves — Walla Walla Symphony
Jan
26
3:00 PM15:00

Live Music: The Orchestra Moves — Walla Walla Symphony

Join the Walla Walla Symphony for a free, family-friendly concert! The Orchestra Moves will explore musical movement by looking at the way composers use motif, melodic direction, and dynamics.

Admission is free with a non-perishable food item donation!

The free Instrument Petting Zoo begins at 2 pm in the lobby.

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Live Music: Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Feb
9
3:00 PM15:00

Live Music: Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

The Grammy Award-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet is one of the most multifaceted groups in any genre, bringing a new energy to the concert stage. Program includes Latin, African, Far East, Irish, Folk, and American Classics to transport you around the world in a single concert experience.

Tickets are $25-$35 for adults. Discounts are available for university/college students with ID and youth (under 18).

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Live Comedy: Tom Papa
Feb
28
7:00 PM19:00

Live Comedy: Tom Papa

With more than 20 years experience as a stand-up comedian, Tom Papa is one of the top comedic voices in the country finding success in film, TV, radio and podcasts as well as on the live stage.

Tom is the head writer and regular performer on the nationally syndicated NPR show, "Live From Here," the newest incarnation of the legendary radio show, "A Prairie Home Companion." He is also a recurring panelist (and occasional guest host) on NPR’s #1 rated show, "Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!"

Tom’s three hour-long stand-up comedy specials, "Tom Papa: Freaked Out," "Tom Papa Live in New York City," and "Human Mule," are available through major online outlets.

Tom is a regular on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" and "Conan," and was personally chosen by Jerry Seinfeld to host the NBC series, "The Marriage Ref," and Tom had a recurring role opposite Julia Louis-Dreyfus on the CBS series, "The New Adventures of Old Christine," and starred in his own NBC series, "Come to Papa."

Tom’s film appearances include HBO's "Behind the Candelabra," Steven Soderbergh's "The Informant," and had voiceover and writing roles on the animated features "The Haunted World of El Superbeasto," and “Bee Movie.”

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Live Music: Melodies and Monsters — Walla Walla Symphony
Mar
1
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music: Melodies and Monsters — Walla Walla Symphony

At 6 pm in the lobby, there will be a free Inside the Music Pre-Concert Talk.

Music:

  • Elfrida Andrée — Concert Overture in D Major

  • Haydn — Trumpet Concerto with William Berry, trumpet

  • Duncan Neilson — The Monster, with animated woodcuts by Liz Gill Neilson, the Whitman College Chamber Singers, and Miles Canaday, Director

Tickets are $18 - $29 for adults. Discounts are available for university/college students with ID and youth (under 18).

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Live Music: Seattle Rock Orchestra plays Pink Floyd
Mar
21
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music: Seattle Rock Orchestra plays Pink Floyd

Seattle Rock Orchestra pays tribute to psychedelic rock pioneers Pink Floyd with a complete performance of their landmark album The Dark Side of the Moon. As one of their most popular and frequently performed shows, the Seattle Rock Orchestra arrangements double as a veritable concerto for orchestra, featuring soloists from every section of the orchestra. Popular songs include “Shine On You Crazy Diamond,” “Wish You Were Here,” “Great Gig In The Sky,” “Money,” “Us and Them,” and many more.

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Live Music: The High Kings — Traditional Celtic Music
Mar
27
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music: The High Kings — Traditional Celtic Music

The High Kings are Finbarr Clancy, Darren Holden, Brian Dunphy and newest member Paul O’ Brien. The band formed in 2007 when Brian, Darren, Finbarr and former member Martin Furey were asked to join a brand new Irish ballad group by David Kavanagh after he had noticed a gap in the market for a band specializing in traditional Irish music.

It didn’t take long during their first studio rehearsal for them to realize that the way their individual voices blended together, they were onto something special. The High Kings play 13 instruments between them creating the unique sound and atmosphere that they still showcase to this day.

Their self-titled debut album reached number two on the Billboard World Music chart, and in 2009, The High Kings played five consecutive sold out shows in Dublin’s Olympia Theatre and licensed their second studio album Memory Lane to Universal Music Ireland, signifying the fast trajectory that the band had taken in their short lifespan. Memory Lane went platinum only four months after its release.

Over the past 12 years, The High Kings have toured frequently, and released four studio albums, two live albums and two DVDs. In 2017, they released a compilation album titled Decade, which celebrated 10 amazingly successful years together and also included five brand new recordings.

In 2012 they performed for President Obama in Moneygall, this led to a personal invitation from the president to perform at the 2012 White House St. Patrick’s Day celebration. They flew directly from London where they had already been the headline act for the Lord Mayor of London’s St. Patrick’s Day concert. In 2015 The High Kings were invited to the Pentagon as guests of General Martin Dempsey, who is the Chairman of the The Joint Chiefs of Staff. They performed alongside the US Marine Corps band marking another special occasion for the band.

The High Kings set the bar extremely high for Irish Folk bands across the world and are widely regarded to be at the forefront of the genre. The High Kings continue to perform to sold out venues across the globe to their ever-growing army of loyal fans that span generations.

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Live Music: Chanticleer
Apr
8
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music: Chanticleer

Hailed as the world’s reigning male chorus, Chanticleer’s repertoire spans ten centuries from Gregorian chants, Renaissance polyphony, and romantic art songs to contemporary music, jazz, and pop.

Tickets are $25-35 for adults. Discounts are available for university/college students with ID and youth (under 18).

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Live Music: Perfect Fourths — Walla Walla Symphony
May
12
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music: Perfect Fourths — Walla Walla Symphony

At 6 pm in the lobby, there will be a free Inside the Music Pre-Concert Talk.

Music:

  • Strauss — Four Last Songs with Nicole Greenidge Joseph, soprano

  • Mahler — Symphony No. 4 in G Major with Nicole Greenidge Joseph, soprano

Tickets are $18-$29 for adults. Discounts are available for university/college students with ID and youth (under 18).

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Live Music: Swan Lake — Walla Walla Symphony
Oct
20
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music: Swan Lake — Walla Walla Symphony

The Eugene Ballet Company, under the direction of Artistic Director Toni Pimble, returns to Walla Walla for two performances of Tchaikovsky's romantic ballet, Swan Lake, with the Walla Walla Symphony.

Tickets are $25-35 for adults. Discounts are available for university/college students with ID and youth (under 18).

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Live Music: Swan Lake — Walla Walla Symphony
Oct
20
2:00 PM14:00

Live Music: Swan Lake — Walla Walla Symphony

The Eugene Ballet Company, under the direction of Artistic Director Toni Pimble, returns to Walla Walla for two performances of Tchaikovsky's romantic ballet, Swan Lake, with the Walla Walla Symphony.

Tickets are $25-35 for adults. Discounts are available for university/college students with ID and youth (under 18).

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Living History: William Tye, Assistant Conductor for the Walla Walla & Columbia River Railroad
Oct
20
2:00 PM14:00

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

William Tye is an assistant conductor working for Dorsey Baker's Walla Walla & Columbia River Railroad. Tye 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 Tye 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 Tye will show visitors the components of the train and describe the missing pieces that would have allowed the train to operate.

William Tye is portrayed by Gary Lentz.

A Living History performance at Fort Walla Walla Museum brings history to life with reenactors portraying real people from the area's past. This year’s schedule continues the company’s tradition of 2 pm presentations every Sunday from April through October, and also on Saturdays from June through August.

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Live Music: Che Apalache — Latin Bluegrass Concert
Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music: Che Apalache — Latin Bluegrass Concert

Che Apalache is a four-man string band based in Buenos Aires with members from Argentina, Mexico and the United States. The group’s founder is Joe Troop (fiddle), a North Carolinian multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and composer who moved to Argentina in 2010 and taught bluegrass music to make a living. He now performs with some of his most dedicated students: Pau Barjau on banjo, Franco Martino on guitar, and Martin Bobrik on mandolin.

Che Apalache began as a bluegrass band, but eventually incorporated Latin American styles into their repertoire. Combining instrumental prowess with tight vocal harmonies, they have created an authentic blend of genres to reflect the nature of their lives. Evoking images from Appalachia to the Andes, their debut album Latingrass is a testament to a powerful cultural and musical exchange.

In 2017, Che Apalache won first place in the category of Neo-Traditional Band at the prestigious Appalachian String Band Music Festival in West Virginia.

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Living History: Francesco Leonetti, Grape Grower and Winemaker
Oct
13
2:00 PM14:00

Living History: Francesco Leonetti, Grape Grower and Winemaker

Born 1880 in Serra Pedace, Cosenza Province in the Calabria region of southern Italy, Leonetti immigrated to Walla Walla in 1901, when he was twenty-one. He married Rose Fazzari in 1905. 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 Leonetti’s beloved vines in the infamous ‘Black Frost’ of 1955 is said to have broken his heart and is believed to have contributed to his death shortly thereafter. Frank Leonetti’s passion inspired his descendants to grow grapes and make wine commercially. His namesake winery, Leonetti Cellar, is notable for creating fine wine for the past forty years. Figgins as Frank Leonetti explains the history of viticulture in the Walla Walla Valley and the Italian-American contribution to area grape cultivation and winemaking.

Planted under Figgins’ direction in 1995, Fort Walla Walla Museum’s vineyard features Black Prince grapevines of the kind grown by Frank Leonetti. The Black Prince variety, brought here by train from a plant nursery in Sacramento, California, was discovered by Figgins to be genetically identical to Cinsault, a variety that is prominent in the southern Rhône and Provence in France. Black Prince grapevines are known for their ability to withstand hot, dry climates, and are known for use as both a table and wine grape. Black Prince produces light- to medium-bodied red and rosé wines, and as Cinsault, has enjoyed a renaissance in the Walla Walla Valley, where plantings have increased owing in large part to Figgins’ influence and the industry’s interest in Rhône Valley grape varieties.

The vineyard at Fort Walla Walla is one of the Museum's horticultural displays in support of its Italian Farmstead exhibit in the pioneer village. Unlike most modern grapevines that are trained laterally on wire trellises, the museum's Black Prince employ a method common in the 1800s where a free-standing vine is head-trained, that is, grown on a single, vertical stake. Pruning the grapevines in the form of an open basket or goblet allows more sunlight to penetrate and promote the ripening of the grapes. In recent years, students of Walla Walla Community College’s Institute for Enology & Viticulture program have pruned the vines.

Local viticulturist, winemaker, and master distiller Rusty Figgins portrays his maternal grandfather, Francesco Antonio “Frank” Leonetti, during Indigenous Peoples’ Day weekend. The performance will take place at 2 pm in the Pioneer Village, and an educational, interpretive tour of the small vineyard will immediately follow.

A Living History performance at Fort Walla Walla Museum brings history to life with reenactors portraying real people from the area's past. This year’s schedule continues the company’s tradition of 2 pm presentations every Sunday from April through October, and also on Saturdays from June through August.

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Dancing with the Walla Walla Stars
Oct
12
7:00 PM19:00

Dancing with the Walla Walla Stars

For the fourth year in a row, Walla Walla 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.

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Pigs on the Wing: Animals — A Pink Floyd Tribute
Oct
11
7:00 PM19:00

Pigs on the Wing: Animals — A Pink Floyd Tribute

Pink Floyd tribute band Pigs on the Wing returns to Gesa Power House Theatre with a new concert experience, featuring a full performance of Pink Floyd's 1977 album Animals and a second full set highlighting Pink Floyd's Roger Waters-era catalog.

Tracing its roots to a one-off performance 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, steeped in the Northwest's own rich musical heritage. 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's music 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.

Pigs on the Wing has long considered Animals to be their defining experience of Floyd (not to mention the band's namesake) — and perhaps the album best suited to their own high-energy take on Floyd's catalog. Animals is Pink Floyd at their heaviest and most epic, weaving complex progressive rock arrangements into a single conceptual vision unlike anything the band had done before. Fans can expect Pigs on the Wing to deliver a precise, hard-hitting, true-to-the-music performance of the classic 1977 Animals album melded seamlessly with Pigs on the Wing's trademark willingness to explore the improvisational side of Pink Floyd's music — and to let their own musical strengths guide the journey. In the spirit of Pink Floyd, Pigs on the Wing's "Animals 2019" tour features an immersive visual dimension including a spectacular redesigned light show and live projection mapping for a concert experience unlike any other.

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Living History: Rev. Peasley B. Chamberlain
Oct
6
2:00 PM14:00

Living History: Rev. Peasley 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.

A Living History performance at Fort Walla Walla Museum brings history to life with reenactors portraying real people from the area's past. This year’s schedule continues the company’s tradition of presentations every Sunday from April through October, and also on Saturdays from June through August.

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Live Music: Red Grammer
Oct
6
2:00 PM14:00

Live Music: Red Grammer

Red Grammer is one of the premier entertainers of children and families in the world. Described by Parent’s Magazine as “the best voice in children’s music,” Red has set the gold standard for writing and performing music that playfully reconnects us with the best in ourselves.

Beloved by children and parents around the world, Red’s children’s recordings are a treasured resource for teachers who use them to communicate the themes of caring, excellence, oneness, and diversity in a language kids instantly understand and eagerly embrace.

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Harvest Celebration Dinner
Oct
5
5:00 PM17:00

Harvest Celebration Dinner

140 guests will gather at the golden hour in the iconic setting of a world-renowned vineyard to celebrate a bountiful harvest and the culmination of a year of recognition for Walla Walla. Recent Wine Enthusiast Magazine honorees, Walla Walla Steak Company, and winemaker Ashley Trout will provide an evening of exceptional food and wine set in the stunning Seven Hills Vineyard. Walla Walla Steak Company executive chef, Chad Bostwick, will prepare the five-course dinner for 140 guests in the vineyard using the custom mobile kitchen nicknamed Angus Prime. Dinner will be perfectly paired with wines from Brook & Bull Cellars and Vital Wines. Reservations for the $140 all-inclusive event are available here.

Several recent national awards have brought renewed interest and excitement in Walla Walla. Sunset Magazine named Walla Walla as the 2018 Wine Town of the Year and Wine Enthusiast Magazine recently named Ashley Trout of Brook & Bull Cellars and Vital Wines as a Top 40 under 40 wine talent as well as featuring Walla Walla Steak Co. in the 2019 100 Best Wine Restaurants.

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Free Health Fair
Oct
5
10:00 AM10:00

Free Health Fair

The fall health fair will feature flu shots, sports physicals, pediatric dental screenings, free tacos, games, and prizes.

Children getting immunizations, sports physicals, and dental screenings must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and have their immunization records on hand.

The event is free and open to the public.

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Sausage Fest 2019
Oct
4
to Oct 5

Sausage Fest 2019

Please add the Seventeenth Annual Walla Walla Sausage Fest to your calendar. Sausage Fest will be on Friday, October 4, 5 pm to midnight, and on Saturday, October 5, 11 am to midnight. Proceeds from Sausage Fest go towards capital improvements and technology at the Walla Walla Catholic Schools. A sampling of what can be found at Sausage Fest 2019 is below.

Entertainment:

For kids: a variety of games, include: Knockerballs, Wipe Out, Interactive Arena, Dart Board, Bounce Houses, Slide and B-Ball Connect 4. There will also be a variety of the traditional games including: Face Painting, Feed the Elephant, Crazy String Chaos, and Bingo.

For Adults: beer garden, live music, Desales football game, and bingo.

  • Friday: Kids Corn Hole Tournament in the evening. DeSales Football Home Game at 7 pm, and live music by Dancehall Days from 8:30 pm to midnight.

  • Saturday: Corn Hole Tournament in the afternoon. Live music by Diego Romero from 4 to 7 pm, and live music by Whiskey Creek from 8:30 pm to midnight.

Food: Spicy, Italian, and German Sausages, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Salads, Strawberry Shortcake, Dilly Bars, and Popcorn.

Beer garden beverages will be provided by the Odom Corporation and local wineries and breweries: Va Piano Vineyards, Gramercy Cellars, Doubleback Winery, Revelry Vintners, Tranche Cellars, Balboa Winery, Dunham Cellars, Tamarack Cellars, Five Star Cellars, Cadaretta Winery, Canvasback, Saviah Cellars, Dusted Valley, Mark Ryan Winery, Solemn Cellars, Caprio Cellars, Burwood Brewing Company, and Blue Mountain Cider Company

For more information, contact: Eric Haider and Ruthann Haider: 509-956-9933/39.

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Live Music: Diego Romero
Sep
29
2:00 PM14:00

Live Music: Diego Romero

From Milton-Freewater, Oregon, comes a new and electrifying blues star — Diego Romero. In spite of having only been in the live music scene for a few years, Diego has played numerous clubs and festivals across the Northwest. With vocals and guitar work like Buddy Guy and BB King, he's bound to keep you at the edge of your seat.

Enjoy the good life every Sunday on the Crossbuck patio with live music and handcrafted beer.

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Living History: William Phillips, Tinsmith and Hardware Man
Sep
29
2:00 PM14:00

Living History: William Phillips, Tinsmith and Hardware Man

William B. Phillips came to Walla Walla in 1860 and brought his family up from Salem Oregon in 1861. He opened a tin and stove shop on Main Street as well as Walla Walla’s first foundry. After a series of disastrous fires, he was appointed Fire Marshall and reorganized the fire department. Williams will be talking about early events and happenings in Walla Walla’s formative years.

William Phillips is portrayed by his great-grandson, Dick Phillips.

A Living History performance at Fort Walla Walla Museum brings history to life with reenactors portraying real people from the area's past. This year’s schedule continues the company’s tradition of 2 pm presentations every Sunday from April through October, and also on Saturdays from June through August.

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R'Oysters
Sep
28
11:00 AM11:00

R'Oysters

Join Browne Family Vineyards for their semi-annual Rose and Oyster event to end the summer. Raw or BBQ oysters are available by the half dozen or dozen, paired with Browne Family Vineyards’ Tempranillo Rose and Grenache Rose.

Get there early, because they always sell out by the end of afternoon. Don’t miss this delicious event!

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Live Music: Rogue Lobster
Sep
27
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music: Rogue Lobster

Together since 2013, Rogue Lobster has played over 200 shows and released three full-length albums of original music. Essentially bluegrass in their instrumentation, their style is a bit harder to pin down, ranging from traditional bluegrass to Americana and modern folk, with particular focus on three-part harmonies and instrumental leads.

Doors open at 7 pm. Music starts at 8 pm. Cheese & Charcuterie boards and wine available for purchase.

This event is all ages and free. Listen to Rogue Lobster here.

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Museum After Hours: Steven Grafe — Columbia River Plateau Beadwork
Sep
26
5:00 PM17:00

Museum After Hours: Steven Grafe — Columbia River Plateau Beadwork

The Columbia River Plateau has the dubious distinction of being the sole North American culture region whose distinct Indigenous beadwork traditions are popularly identified as being products of outside influences. In this Museum After Hours presentation, Maryhill Museum of Art curator Steven L. Grafe will examine this phenomenon and illustrate the uniqueness of the three main styles of Plateau Native beadwork dating from 1860-1960.

Museum After Hours is a free monthly presentation series to be held on the last Thursday of every month. Fort Walla Walla Museum provides a space for community congregation, discussion, and debate. The events touch on topics ranging from regional culture and history to the roles and responsibilities of museums within our community. The talks take place at 5:00 pm from March through October and 4:00 pm from November through February.

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Buti Yoga and Wine Downtown
Sep
25
5:45 PM17:45

Buti Yoga and Wine Downtown

Browne Family Vineyards is collaborating with Buti Yogi Marika Tompkins to bring you an upbeat & energetic Buti yoga session followed by a wine-down social afterwards!

Move your body to the beat of the DJ and treat yourself to a glass of your favorite wine. Join us on the Mat downtown at the Plaza for a fun and exclusive night of Buti yoga and Wine.

Class will be from 5:45 pm to 7:00 pm. Arrive 15 minutes prior to get set up. Yoga mats will be provided for those that do not have your own. Wine Hour will be from 7 to 8 pm.

All ages are welcome for the yoga session. Must be 21+ to sip wine.

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Live Music: Tradition — Walla Walla Symphony
Sep
24
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music: Tradition — Walla Walla Symphony

At 6 pm in the lobby, there will be a free Inside the Music Pre-Concert Talk.

Music:

  • Daniel Freiberg — "Candombe” (Dance,) with Chiquillas Ballet

  • Prokofiev — Violin Concerto No. 2, with Julia Gish Salerno, violin

  • Dvořák — Symphony No. 8

Tickets are $18-$29 for adults. Discounts are available for university/college students with ID and youth (under 18).

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Living History: Fr. Eugene Chirouse, Catholic Missionary
Sep
22
2:00 PM14:00

Living History: Fr. 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, Fr. 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.

A Living History performance at Fort Walla Walla Museum brings history to life with reenactors portraying real people from the area's past. This year’s schedule continues the company’s tradition of 2 pm presentations every Sunday from April through October, and also on Saturdays from June through August.

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Oktoberfest
Sep
21
12:00 PM12:00

Oktoberfest

Crossbuck Brewing will take over the parking lot behind the historic train depot to hold their first Oktoberfest celebration. The all-ages party features food, drinks, live music and games. Walla Walla Steak Company’s mobile kitchen, Angus Prime, will serve seasonal favorites including a pretzel bar and a whole spit-roasted lamb and pig raised by Dan Thiessen and fed with mash from the Crossbuck Brewing process. The seasonal Oktoberfest Ale will be tapped at noon.

Tickets (including entrance, all games, and one beer or pretzel) can be purchased in advance here.

In honor of Hunger Awareness Month, local personalities will take a turn in the dunk tank to benefit the Blue Mountain Action Council food bank’s Backpack Bridge program which provides weekend meals sent home with 500 school kids that have been identified as food insecure. Local winemakers and restaurant owners will take a twenty-minute turn to compete in raising the most money during their time in the hot seat.

Activities include:

  • Crossbuck Oktoberfest keg tapping at noon

  • Live music and dancing with the Whiskey Creek Band

  • Games and prizes: Beer Pong bracket, Corn Hole, Hammershlagen, surprise interactive inflatable

  • For the kids: Jumpy castle and face painting

  • Charity dunk tank to benefit BMAC food bank’s Backpack Bridge program

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Antique Truck Show
Sep
21
10:00 AM10:00

Antique Truck Show

Fort Walla Walla Museum is happy to welcome back the American Truck Historical Society, who will be hosting their 27th annual large scale car and truck show. Forty to fifty vehicles, including farm trucks, pickups, and semis, are expected to be on display along with small engines, tractors, and other transportation items. Admission to the museum will get you into the event.

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.

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Live Music: An Evening with George Winston
Sep
20
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music: An Evening with George Winston

Celebrated pianist George Winston is undeniably a household name. He’s inspired fans and musicians alike with his singular solo acoustic piano songs for more than 40 years while selling 15 million albums. A tireless road warrior playing nearly 100 concerts annually, live performance for Winston is akin to breathing. Winston’s music is evocative, offering us all a chance to take a step back from our perpetually busy lives and let our minds adventurously wonder.

George Winston’s classic albums, Autumn and December, are perennial favorites, along with Winter into Spring, Summer, and 2017’s Spring Carousel – A Cancer Research Benefit, as well as two volumes of the compositions of Vince Guaraldi, two volumes of benefit albums for the Gulf Coast disasters, and six other solo piano albums.

George Winston will release his fifteenth solo piano album, Restless Wind, via Dancing Cat Records/RCA Records on May 3, 2019. The album is available for pre-order now. Restless Wind is a portrayal of Winston’s place in a chaotic world – his compositions extend solace with an idiosyncratic grace.

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Live Music: An Evening with George Winston
Sep
19
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music: An Evening with George Winston

Celebrated pianist George Winston is undeniably a household name. He’s inspired fans and musicians alike with his singular solo acoustic piano songs for more than 40 years while selling 15 million albums. A tireless road warrior playing nearly 100 concerts annually, live performance for Winston is akin to breathing. Winston’s music is evocative, offering us all a chance to take a step back from our perpetually busy lives and let our minds adventurously wonder.

George Winston’s classic albums, Autumn and December, are perennial favorites, along with Winter into Spring, Summer, and 2017’s Spring Carousel – A Cancer Research Benefit, as well as two volumes of the compositions of Vince Guaraldi, two volumes of benefit albums for the Gulf Coast disasters, and six other solo piano albums.

George Winston will release his fifteenth solo piano album, Restless Wind, via Dancing Cat Records/RCA Records on May 3, 2019. The album is available for pre-order now. Restless Wind is a portrayal of Winston’s place in a chaotic world – his compositions extend solace with an idiosyncratic grace.

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Living History: Maria Whitman, Homemaker and Songstress
Sep
15
2:00 PM14:00

Living History: Maria Whitman, Homemaker and Songstress

In 1862 Mrs. Whitman came to Walla Walla to join her husband E.B. Whitman, who had been recently elected as the city’s first mayor. She was born in Portland, Maine, in 1828, the daughter of a lawyer, and was educated in the Boston area where she met her future husband. The couple married and had two sons. In 1850 Mr. Whitman traveled west to seek his fortune in the California gold fields. Mrs. Whitman remained in Boston to raise her children until E. B. had chosen a new location for the family. After 12 years, the couple reunited in Walla Walla where they were active in civic affairs and resided for the rest of their lives. Mrs. Whitman will share music of her time with Museum visitors.

A Living History performance at Fort Walla Walla Museum brings history to life with reenactors portraying real people from the area's past. This year’s schedule continues the company’s tradition of 2 pm presentations every Sunday from April through October, and also on Saturdays from June through August.

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