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Living History Performance: Governor Isaac Stevens
Jun
23
2:00 PM14:00

Living History Performance: Governor Isaac Stevens

Meet Washington Territory's first governor Isaac Stevens, who served from 1853 to 1857. Stevens was a very controversial figure during his lifetime as well as after. According to one historian, Kent Richards, “Isaac Stevens was most often the center of activity, providing leadership, spewing out orders and ideas, or creating controversy. He was a man either loved or hated.”

During his tenure as territorial governor, he believed that he could successfully quell the problems between the white settlers and the Indian people by negotiating treaties. The Treaties of 1855 with the Yakama, Umatilla, Nez Perce, Walla Walla and Cayuse Indians were negotiated in Walla Walla. These treaties established many important rights for Indian people and helped them maintain their traditions and culture. Additionally, the treaties led to the territory outside of reservations being populated by white settlers from the eastern part of the United States.

Governor Stevens is portrayed by Ron Klicker.

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Living History Performance: Cushing Eells, Protestant Missionary
Jun
24
2:00 PM14:00

Living History Performance: Cushing Eells, Protestant Missionary

Pioneer missionaries Cushing and Myra Eells arrived in the Valley in 1838. They settled among the Spokane Indians until the tragedy at the Whitmans' mission in 1847, when they moved to the Willamette Valley.

They returned to the Walla Walla Valley at the close of the Indian wars in 1859 to reclaim the mission grounds at Waiilatpu, the Whitman Mission site. There, Cushing decided to found an educational institution, the Whitman Seminary. In 1883 it became Whitman College as a result of the Eells efforts that continued throughout their lives.

Reverend Eells is portrayed by Whitman College Professor of Roger Miles.

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Live Music: Festival de Friends
Jun
24
2:00 PM14:00

Live Music: Festival de Friends

The Friends of Children of Walla Walla are bringing in Banda Los Recoditos for a family festival celebrating the Latino Culture in Walla Walla.

Banda Los Recoditos is a Mexican band formed in Mazatlán, Sinaloa. It was founded in 1989 by friends and family members of Banda el Recodo by Cruz Lizárraga. Alfonso Lizárraga and Pancho Barraza, the first vocalists, were two of the more than dozen bandmembers comprising the original incarnation of the band. After releasing several albums, in 2010 the band released their album ¡Ando Bien Pedo!, featuring the single of the same title, which became a number-one hit on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart. Banda Recoditos is considered one of the top bands in Mexico and a favorite of Latinos in the United States as they play to sold-out crowds across the country.

The band was nominated for two important Latin-category Grammys in 2016 with their album Me Está Gustando. Banda Los Recoditos was also nominated for "Band Of the Year" in the Premios de La Radio awards. 

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Museum After Hours: Presenter Donna Cummins
Jun
28
5:00 PM17:00

Museum After Hours: Presenter Donna Cummins

  • Fort Walla Walla Museum — Entrance Building (map)
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Brodeck & Co. Photograph Gallery and the People Who Worked There

Many people have collections or access to collections of old photographs. Typically, we try to figure out who is in the photograph and when and where it was taken. But…who was behind the camera?

The subject for this discussion is the Brodeck & Co. Photograph Gallery. Henry H. Brodeck announced the opening of his business in September of 1878 and the business continued, even after his death in 1886, to about 1892 or 1893. His wife, Amelia, son, David, and brother, Albert, all ran the business at some point. Other known photographers, artists and retouchers included John R. Cawthon, Ernest H. Price, Benjamin Taliaferro, H. Schemel, W. B. Smith and Martin Wagner.

Who among this group eventually became an Episcopal priest? Who had a half-sister named “Mademoiselle Fanny,” who was an actress, danseuse, and singer on the French stage in San Francisco? Whose father died in a Civil War prisoner of war camp? Who did some early photography in Alaska? Who was five feet, four inches tall, with a high forehead, straight nose, broad chin, long face and dark complexion and wore a mustache? Who came to be involved with mining and banking interests? Whose father was a Judge and the Indian Agent for the Umatilla Indian Reservation?

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

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Fourth of July in the Park
Jul
4
9:00 AM09:00

Fourth of July in the Park

Walla Walla will celebrate America’s independence with a classic, family-friendly annual 4th of July in the Park celebration. The annual, day-long event takes over historic Pioneer Park in Walla Walla and includes local music, entertainment, arts and crafts, food trucks, as well as local businesses, community service clubs, emergency responders, political candidates and more. Admission is free.

The annual community event is a long-standing local tradition and a classic representation of small-town Americana. Music, entertainment and a wide variety of food and vendor booths fill the park, where attendees can stroll under shade trees, listen to music, share a meal or a snack, shop, and visit.

Fourth of July in the Park is presented by the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, and sponsored by Columbia REA and Walla Walla Valley Honda. Center stage for featured events — all free — will be at the gazebo bandstand near the park’s center.

 

Schedule of Events

9 am – Vendors open throughout the park

10 am – Presentation of the Colors by Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial AMVETS Post #1111, with Sweet Adelines vocal group singing our national anthem

10:15 am – Skybound Tumblers gymnasts  

11:15 am – Switchgrass Delta, youth bluegrass group

Noon – Jimmy Bivens, acoustic Americana music

1 pm – The Walla Walla Valley Band concert, Eastern Washington’s largest full concert community band

2 pm – DavePaul5, an acoustic duo playing Americana and blues

3 pm – Rogue Lobster, Americana and bluegrass

4 pm – Coyote Kings with Tiphoni Dames, iconic rock, and blues

5 pm – Retire Colors

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Walla Walla Movie Crush
Jul
6
6:00 PM18:00

Walla Walla Movie Crush

The Second Annual Walla Walla Movie Crush Festival of Short Films will celebrate an intoxicating blend of American short cinema over the course of three days. The festival will showcase narratives, documentaries, animation, music videos and experimental films grouped in themed packages.

Walla Walla Movie Crush will showcase nearly 100 new shorts from Oscar-winners, household names, rising stars, and wunderkinds. Movies will screen in hour-long blocks:

Friday from 6-9 p.m.

Saturday from 12-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.

Sunday from 12-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.

The Sunday evening session will feature ten brand-new short films created specifically for the Walla Walla Movie Crush in response to this prompt: Second Thoughts. The “Challenge” screening will be followed immediately by an awards ceremony during which top honors will be bestowed based on the evaluation of a jury of award-winning actors, screenwriters, and filmmakers, including Duncan Jones, Ellen Goosenberg Kent, Alvaro Rodriguez, Jessica Yu, AJ Schnack, and Tom Skerritt.

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Walla Walla Movie Crush
Jul
7
12:00 PM12:00

Walla Walla Movie Crush

The Second Annual Walla Walla Movie Crush Festival of Short Films will celebrate an intoxicating blend of American short cinema over the course of three days. The festival will showcase narratives, documentaries, animation, music videos and experimental films grouped in themed packages.

Walla Walla Movie Crush will showcase nearly 100 new shorts from Oscar-winners, household names, rising stars, and wunderkinds. Movies will screen in hour-long blocks:

Saturday from 12-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.

Sunday from 12-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.

The Sunday evening session will feature ten brand-new short films created specifically for the Walla Walla Movie Crush in response to this prompt: Second Thoughts. The “Challenge” screening will be followed immediately by an awards ceremony during which top honors will be bestowed based on the evaluation of a jury of award-winning actors, screenwriters, and filmmakers, including Duncan Jones, Ellen Goosenberg Kent, Alvaro Rodriguez, Jessica Yu, AJ Schnack, and Tom Skerritt.

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Walla Walla Movie Crush
Jul
8
12:00 PM12:00

Walla Walla Movie Crush

The Second Annual Walla Walla Movie Crush Festival of Short Films will celebrate an intoxicating blend of American short cinema over the course of three days. The festival will showcase narratives, documentaries, animation, music videos and experimental films grouped in themed packages.

Walla Walla Movie Crush will showcase nearly 100 new shorts from Oscar-winners, household names, rising stars, and wunderkinds. Movies will screen in hour-long blocks:

Sunday from 12-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.

The Sunday evening session will feature ten brand-new short films created specifically for the Walla Walla Movie Crush in response to this prompt: Second Thoughts. The “Challenge” screening will be followed immediately by an awards ceremony during which top honors will be bestowed based on the evaluation of a jury of award-winning actors, screenwriters, and filmmakers, including Duncan Jones, Ellen Goosenberg Kent, Alvaro Rodriguez, Jessica Yu, AJ Schnack, and Tom Skerritt.

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Live Music: Good Co — Electro Swing Band
Jul
13
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music: Good Co — Electro Swing Band

The six-piece band, Good Co, is the United States' first live Electro Swing Band. Electro Swing combines the era of illicit booze, jitterbugging flappers, and underground speakeasies with the funky beats and the electric sound of today's dance music. At Good Co performances beatboxing harmonica jams, onstage dance parties, and crowd sing-alongs may spontaneously break out. Pounding dance beats are mixed with gypsy jazz guitar riffs, samples from the past turned on their head along with a live horn section make for the best sounding dance party this side of the 1920s.

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Live Music: Eddie Manzanares
Jul
14
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music: Eddie Manzanares

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

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

No cover.

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Live Cinema: Swan Lake — Royal Ballet
Jul
18
6:00 PM18:00

Live Cinema: Swan Lake — Royal Ballet

Swan Lake has had a special role in the repertory of The Royal Ballet since 1934. This Season The Royal Ballet creates a new production with additional choreography by Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett. While remaining faithful to the Petipa-Ivanov text, Scarlett will bring fresh eyes to the staging of this classic ballet, in collaboration with his long-term designer John Macfarlane.

Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night.

Swan Lake was Tchaikovsky’s first ballet score. Given its status today as arguably one of the best-loved and most admired of all classical ballets, it is perhaps surprising that at its premiere in 1877 Swan Lake was poorly received. It is thanks to the 1895 production by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov that Swan Lake has become part of not only ballet consciousness but also wider popular culture. That success is secured not only by the sublime, symphonic sweep of Tchaikovsky’s score but also by the striking choreographic contrasts between Petipa’s royal palace scenes and the lyric lakeside scenes created by Ivanov.

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Off Main Wine Club Experience
Jul
20
to Jul 22

Off Main Wine Club Experience

  • Downtown Walla Walla Wineries (map)
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Taste away during the 3rd Annual Off Main Wine Club Experience in lovely downtown Walla Walla.

For this weekend only, participating wineries will open their doors to everyone else’s club members. You will enjoy the benefits of every club, such as complimentary tastings, special offers, and pricing.

In addition, each winery will offer complimentary small bites to be enjoyed with their wines.

Each participant is asked to begin at a winery at which they are a club member to check in and receive your ticket and map for the weekend. Throughout the weekend, your map will afford you waived tasting fees at the participating wineries as well as give you club pricing on purchases at any of the tasting rooms.

See if you can visit all 17 wineries on the tour!

Participating Wineries include Barons Winery, Bergevin Lane Winery, Cotes de Ciel Winery, Forgeron Cellars, g. Cuneo Cellars, Goose Ridge Vineyards, Kerloo Cellars, Kontos Cellars, Lagana Cellars, Lodmell Cellars, Maison Bleue Winery, Pambrun Winery, Seven Hills Winery, Spring Valley Vineyard, SuLei Cellars, Tero Estates, and Trust Cellars.

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Musical: Annie
Jul
27
7:00 PM19:00

Musical: Annie

Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The book and score by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse, and Martin Charnin includes popular hits such as “Hard Knock Life” and “Tomorrow.” This production is directed by former New York director and Walla Walla native Tyson Kaup (Last 5 Years, Cabaret).

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC and finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Annie is part of the Walla Walla Summer Stage Series which also includes 9 to 5: The Musical.

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Live Music: Gary Hemenway
Jul
27
7:30 PM19:30

Live Music: Gary Hemenway

Gary has written and arranged numerous vocal and instrumental pieces in every style from classical and film score, to gospel, jazz, pop, and rock. He has numerous recordings of his original compositions and arrangements. He frequently enjoys working with schools, colleges, choirs, and churches as a guest musician, clinician, director, and highly sought after accompanist. Currently he is the Studio Music Instructor of Jazz Piano and Jazz Choir at Whitman College in Walla Walla.

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Musical: Annie
Jul
28
2:00 PM14:00

Musical: Annie

Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The book and score by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse, and Martin Charnin includes popular hits such as “Hard Knock Life” and “Tomorrow.” This production is directed by former New York director and Walla Walla native Tyson Kaup (Last 5 Years, Cabaret).

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC and finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Annie is part of the Walla Walla Summer Stage Series which also includes 9 to 5: The Musical.

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Musical: Annie
Jul
28
7:00 PM19:00

Musical: Annie

Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The book and score by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse, and Martin Charnin includes popular hits such as “Hard Knock Life” and “Tomorrow.” This production is directed by former New York director and Walla Walla native Tyson Kaup (Last 5 Years, Cabaret).

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC and finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Annie is part of the Walla Walla Summer Stage Series which also includes 9 to 5: The Musical.

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Live Music: Tom Taylor
Jul
28
7:30 PM19:30

Live Music: Tom Taylor

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

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Musical: Annie
Jul
29
2:00 PM14:00

Musical: Annie

Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The book and score by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse, and Martin Charnin includes popular hits such as “Hard Knock Life” and “Tomorrow.” This production is directed by former New York director and Walla Walla native Tyson Kaup (Last 5 Years, Cabaret).

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC and finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Annie is part of the Walla Walla Summer Stage Series which also includes 9 to 5: The Musical.

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Musical: Annie
Aug
3
7:00 PM19:00

Musical: Annie

Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The book and score by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse, and Martin Charnin includes popular hits such as “Hard Knock Life” and “Tomorrow.” This production is directed by former New York director and Walla Walla native Tyson Kaup (Last 5 Years, Cabaret).

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC and finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Annie is part of the Walla Walla Summer Stage Series which also includes 9 to 5: The Musical.

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Musical: Annie
Aug
4
2:00 PM14:00

Musical: Annie

Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The book and score by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse, and Martin Charnin includes popular hits such as “Hard Knock Life” and “Tomorrow.” This production is directed by former New York director and Walla Walla native Tyson Kaup (Last 5 Years, Cabaret).

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC and finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Annie is part of the Walla Walla Summer Stage Series which also includes 9 to 5: The Musical.

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Musical: Annie
Aug
4
7:00 PM19:00

Musical: Annie

Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The book and score by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse, and Martin Charnin includes popular hits such as “Hard Knock Life” and “Tomorrow.” This production is directed by former New York director and Walla Walla native Tyson Kaup (Last 5 Years, Cabaret).

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC and finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Annie is part of the Walla Walla Summer Stage Series which also includes 9 to 5: The Musical.

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Musical: Annie
Aug
5
2:00 PM14:00

Musical: Annie

Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The book and score by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse, and Martin Charnin includes popular hits such as “Hard Knock Life” and “Tomorrow.” This production is directed by former New York director and Walla Walla native Tyson Kaup (Last 5 Years, Cabaret).

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC and finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Annie is part of the Walla Walla Summer Stage Series which also includes 9 to 5: The Musical.

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Live Music: Marina & The Dreamboats
Aug
10
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music: Marina & The Dreamboats

Marina and the Dreamboats is the female-bassist-fronted soul band of your dreams! Award-winning vocalist, Marina Christopher, effortlessly navigates her crew of a band through funky originals, classic RnB, and fun takes on Top 40 tunes.

Marina is also an accomplished vocalist, earning a spot as a finalist in the 2017 Seattle-Kobe Female Jazz Vocalist contest and performing at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley. She sings and writes in a style that seamlessly blends jazz and pop, and her voice is something all her own. 

Marina Christopher has developed into a multi-talented, highly in-demand artist on the Seattle jazz scene.
— Abe Beeson, a host on Seattle's 88.5 KNKX

Voted 'Emerging Artist of 2017' by readers of Earshot Jazz Magazine and she won second place at the '2018 Seattle-Kobe Female Vocalist Competition.'

Weather permitting, this show will be on the patio. No cover.

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Live Music: Tom Taylor
Aug
11
7:30 PM19:30

Live Music: Tom Taylor

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

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Musical: 9 to 5
Aug
17
7:00 PM19:00

Musical: 9 to 5

9 to 5 features music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and is based on the 1980 hit movie of the same name. Set in the late 1970s, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic.

Pushed to the boiling point, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy, and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. 

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Musical: 9 to 5
Aug
18
2:00 PM14:00

Musical: 9 to 5

9 to 5 features music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and is based on the 1980 hit movie of the same name. Set in the late 1970s, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic.

Pushed to the boiling point, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy, and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. 

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Musical: 9 to 5
Aug
18
7:00 PM19:00

Musical: 9 to 5

9 to 5 features music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and is based on the 1980 hit movie of the same name. Set in the late 1970s, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic.

Pushed to the boiling point, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy, and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. 

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Musical: 9 to 5
Aug
19
2:00 PM14:00

Musical: 9 to 5

9 to 5 features music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and is based on the 1980 hit movie of the same name. Set in the late 1970s, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic.

Pushed to the boiling point, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy, and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. 

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Musical: 9 to 5
Aug
24
7:00 PM19:00

Musical: 9 to 5

9 to 5 features music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and is based on the 1980 hit movie of the same name. Set in the late 1970s, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic.

Pushed to the boiling point, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy, and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. 

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Musical: 9 to 5
Aug
25
2:00 PM14:00

Musical: 9 to 5

9 to 5 features music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and is based on the 1980 hit movie of the same name. Set in the late 1970s, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic.

Pushed to the boiling point, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy, and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. 

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Musical: 9 to 5
Aug
25
7:00 PM19:00

Musical: 9 to 5

9 to 5 features music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and is based on the 1980 hit movie of the same name. Set in the late 1970s, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic.

Pushed to the boiling point, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy, and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. 

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Musical: 9 to 5
Aug
26
2:00 PM14:00

Musical: 9 to 5

9 to 5 features music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and is based on the 1980 hit movie of the same name. Set in the late 1970s, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic.

Pushed to the boiling point, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy, and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. 

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

Live Cinema: Romeo and Juliet

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

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

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

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

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

Film: I’ll Push You

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

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

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

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

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Live Music: Musty, Marc & Brix
Sep
21
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music: Musty, Marc & Brix

Join us as we welcome Musty, Marc & Brix back to Kontos Cellars! Musty, Marc & Brix is an indie band from Walla Walla, Washington that defies categorization. Made up of two keyboardist/vocalists (Tammy & Michael), guitar (Larry), bass (Thomas), and drummer/percussionist (Fred), it is a different sound. The harmonies are terrific, the melodies catchy, and the lyrics intelligent.

Weather permitting, we will enjoy live music out on the patio!

No cover.

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

Live Music: Tom Taylor

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

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

Film: The Ripple Effect

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

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

A community conversation will be held following the screening.

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

Live Theater: Every Brilliant Thing

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

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

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

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

Live Music: A Fine Mess

Since their founding in 2007, A Fine Mess has established a loyal and ever-growing fan base in the Pacific Northwest due to their instrumental expertise, their quality vocals, and their ability to tell “song-stories” in an interesting and enjoyable way. They perform predominantly Irish, Scottish and American folk music.

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

Copy of Live Theater: Every Brilliant Thing

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

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

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

It’s the funniest play you’re ever likely to see about depression, and also the most moving
— British Theatre Guide
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Live Music: Eddie Manzanares
Oct
5
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music: Eddie Manzanares

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

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

No cover.

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

Live Cinema: The Merry Wives of Windsor

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

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

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

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

Live Comedy: The Zaniac Comedy Show

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

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

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

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

Live Music: Molly Tuttle

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

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

Live Music: EmiSunshine

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

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

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

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

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Live Cinema: Manon — Royal Ballet
Jun
20
6:00 PM18:00

Live Cinema: Manon — Royal Ballet

Manon’s brother Lescaut is offering her to the highest bidder when she meets Des Grieux and falls in love. They elope to Paris, but when Monsieur G.M. offers Manon a life of luxury as his mistress she can’t resist. With the Lescauts’ encouragement Des Grieux cheats at cards in an attempt to win Monsieur G.M.’s fortune. They are caught. Manon is arrested as a prostitute and deported to New Orleans, followed by Des Grieux. On the run, Manon dies from exhaustion.

Kenneth MacMillan’s source for "Manon" was the 18th-century French novel already adapted for opera by Massenet and Puccini. The premiere was given on March 7, 1974, with the lead roles danced by Antoinette Sibley and Anthony Dowell. The ballet quickly became a staple of The Royal Ballet’s repertory, and a touchstone of adult, dramatic dance.

MacMillan found new sympathy with the capricious Manon and her struggle to escape poverty. Designs by his regular collaborator Nicholas Georgiadis reflect this, depicting a world of lavish splendor polluted by miserable destitution. MacMillan’s spectacular ensemble scenes for the whole Company create vivid, complex portraits of the distinct societies of Paris and New Orleans. But it is Manon and Des Grieux’s impassioned pas de deux — recalling the intensity of MacMillan’s earlier Romeo and Juliet — that drive this tragic story, and make Manon one of MacMillan’s most powerful dramas.

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Film: McKellen: Playing the Part
Jun
19
7:00 PM19:00

Film: McKellen: Playing the Part

Gesa Power House Theatre presents a screening of the new documentary film McKellen: Playing the Part.

Constructed from 14 hours of interviews, McKellen: Playing the Part uncovers the remarkable story of actor Sir Ian McKellen. From his upbringing living through the Second World War, working through repertory and West End theater becoming a pioneering stage star, coming out and being a leader in the campaign for equality, to his mainstream film breakouts as Magneto and Gandalf. His work and influence transcends generations, celebrated here in this fully authorized insight.

McKellen: Playing the Part features unprecedented access to private photo albums, a wealth of never-before-seen archive material, including diaries written when he was 12, and exclusive behind the scenes of theater shows and films, alongside his personal thoughts on a life long lived.

The film has a runtime of 96 minutes.

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Live Music: Gary Hemenway
Jun
16
7:30 PM19:30

Live Music: Gary Hemenway

Gary has written and arranged numerous vocal and instrumental pieces in every style from classical and film score to gospel, jazz, pop, and rock. He has numerous recordings of his original compositions and arrangements. Gary enjoys his frequent work with schools, colleges, choirs, and churches as a guest musician, clinician, director, and accompanist. Currently, he is the Studio Music Instructor of Jazz Piano and Jazz Choir at Whitman College in Walla Walla.

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Fort Walla Walla Days
Jun
16
to Jun 17

Fort Walla Walla Days

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This is the museum's first big outdoor event of the season! Join them for a family-oriented, two-day event commemorating Walla Walla Valley regional heritage with historic reenactors, live demonstrations, children’s pioneer games, and more. 

 

A number of historic reenactors will be occupying encampments around the Museum grounds. Visitors may see fur traders; Spanish-American War, Civil War, and Buffalo soldiers; old west cowboys; gold-rush miners; Lewis and Clark-era explorers; blacksmiths; and early Walla Walla pioneers. There will be a 19th-century chuck wagon and funeral wagon on display! Visitors are invited to meet and interact with the interpreters and their displays to see what life was like in the past. 

 

Mr. Fred Stine, an early blacksmith and builder, will offer a food preservation demo. William McBean, HBC Chief Factor, will bring his trade goods for bartering. William Hurst Rockfellow, wagonmaster and gold miner, will be ready to talk about his claim at the Virtue Mine in Idaho.

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Williams Team Connect
Jun
14
5:00 PM17:00

Williams Team Connect

Whether you’re new to the area, retired, or just feel out-of-the-loop, the quarterly Local Connections Fair will help you find your place in our community! This is a great opportunity to meet like-minded people, network with others, and find ways to get involved. Meet your neighbors while learning more about where you live and get ideas for how to make a difference in our community through everyday activities.

Williams Team Connect is a quarterly event which will feature different local organizations, businesses, and ways to connect with your community.

June's featured connections will include: Walla Walla Country Club, Armstrong Family Winery, The Moms' Network of Walla Walla, City of Walla Walla Parks and Recreation, Blue Mountain Humane Society, Fort Walla Walla Museum, Friends of Children of Walla Walla, Downtown Walla Walla, WWCC Continuing Education and Junior Club of Walla Walla.

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Magic: Kevin Allen
Jun
9
7:00 PM19:00

Magic: Kevin Allen

Kevin Allen caught the magic bug at age eight, was performing publicly at age 14, and now works full time as a magician, comedian, and entertainer. Kevin’s act is family-friendly, but this show is geared towards the adults in the audience. He also appears as “Presto the Magician” with a shorter, kid-friendly show on Sunday, June 10 at 2 p.m.

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Live Music: Tom Taylor
Jun
9
5:30 PM17:30

Live Music: Tom Taylor

Tom Taylor is a professional, one-man acoustic act who has performed throughout the United States for the past 25 years. Winning Star Search in 1991 was just the beginning of an amazingly successful career. Tom performs a series of crowd-pleasing medleys in a tribute to modern and classic artists. With great attention to detail, Tom delivers a truly inspiring show by artists such as The Beatles, Neil Diamond, Johnny Cash, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Chris Isaak, Elton John, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and many other classic favorites.

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Pride Party: Film, Drag Show, DJ, and Dancing
Jun
2
7:00 PM19:00

Pride Party: Film, Drag Show, DJ, and Dancing

The fun begins with the screening of the new film Saturday Church, followed by a drag show hosted by Chardonnay and a few of her friends, and finally a dance party with music by DJ Lotek.

Saturday Church is a musical film written and directed by Damon Cardasis. It tells the story of 14-year-old Ulysses, who finds himself simultaneously coping with the loss of his father and adjusting to his new responsibilities as the man of the house alongside his mother, younger brother, and conservative aunt. While growing into his new role, the shy and effeminate Ulysses is also dealing with questions about his gender identity. He finds an escape by creating a world of fantasy for himself, filled with glimpses of beauty, dance, and music. Saturday Church, released in January, received numerous awards at film festivals. It has a runtime of about 90 minutes.

The fun continues with a 60-minute drag show hosted by Chardonnay and a few of her Walla Walla friends. Chardonnay is a sassy drag queen with a big heart filled with love and laughs. She got her start here in Walla Walla in 2014 and is now the drag mother of the “Haus of Tannins.” Chardonnay is a frequent performer around the Pacific Northwest and in Walla Walla.

The party continues with dancing and music by DJ Lotek. All entertainment will be appropriate for ages 14 and up.

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Live Music: Blue Mountain Spanish Sound
Jun
2
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music: Blue Mountain Spanish Sound

Come join us on the patio for some passionate guitar music with Latin and American influences. Blue Mountain Spanish Sound duo, Jeff Campos and Lance Smith, hail from Southern California. Their high energy acoustics with flamenco style are inspired from the South American, Caribbean, South African, and Americana rhythms.

No cover.

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Live Music: A Fine Mess
Jun
1
7:30 PM19:30

Live Music: A Fine Mess

Since their founding in 2007, A Fine Mess has established a loyal and ever-growing fan base in the Pacific Northwest due to their instrumental expertise, their quality vocals, and their ability to tell “song-stories” in an interesting and enjoyable way. They perform predominantly Irish, Scottish and American folk music.

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Live Music: Carson Schmidt
May
31
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music: Carson Schmidt

Local singer, songwriter, and producer Carson Schmidt's concert will feature live performances from his recent studio albums: “Watching Heaven Burn,” “Identity,” “Blindside,” and more.

Carson Schmidt was the Musical Director for last year’s production of “Cabaret” and is the Musical Director for both of this year’s Summer Stage Series musicals (“Annie” and “9 to 5”). His music can be found on iTunes, Spotify, YouTube, and here.

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Museum After Hours: David Jepsen
May
31
5:00 PM17:00

Museum After Hours: David Jepsen

Historian, writer, and educator David J. Jepsen will discuss his new book Contested Boundaries: a New Pacific Northwest History. The first regional textbook published in thirty years includes a collection of stories about people contesting the political, economic, and social barriers that blocked their path to equality over the last two centuries. The narrative traces the experiences of Native Peoples, African Americans, Asians, and other immigrants across the centuries as they struggled to hurdle one boundary after another during settlement, industrialization, economic calamity, world war, and globalization.

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Live Cinema: Macbeth
May
27
6:00 PM18:00

Live Cinema: Macbeth

Verdi’s life-long love affair with Shakespeare’s works began with "Macbeth", a play he considered to be ‘one of the greatest creations of man’. With his librettist, Francesco Maria Piave, Verdi set out to create ‘something out of the ordinary’. Their success is borne out in every bar of a score that sees Verdi at his most theatrical: it bristles with demonic energy.

The warrior Macbeth fights on the side of the King of Scotland – but when a coven of witches prophesy that he shall become king himself, a ruthless ambition drives Macbeth and his wife to horrific acts. Murder makes Macbeth king, and intrigue and butchery are the hallmarks of his brief, doomed reign. The witches make another prediction, which also comes true: Macbeth and his lady lose their lives, and justice is restored.

Phyllida Lloyd’s 2002 production for The Royal Opera is richly hued, shot through with black, red and gold. The witches – imagined by designer Anthony Ward as strange, scarlet-turbaned creatures – are ever-present agents of fate. Lloyd depicts the Macbeths’ childlessness as the dark sadness lurking behind their terrible deeds. The Royal Opera’s production uses Verdi’s 1865 Paris revision of the opera, which includes Lady Macbeth’s riveting aria ‘La luce langue’.

NOTE: This production is sung in Italian, with English surtitles. It has a runtime of approximately 3 hours, 20 minutes, including one intermission and an on-screen introduction.

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Living History Performance: Bob Freeman's Stories of the Great Depression
May
27
2:00 PM14:00

Living History Performance: Bob Freeman's Stories of the Great Depression

Join local author Bob Freeman as he presents on events and life in Walla Walla during the Great Depression and stories from the 1930s. From elementary school to skiing to the Wa-Hi yell club to objects that are now obsolete and places that no longer exist, the audience will get a taste of the hardships and sacrifices that formed the values of the Greatest Generation.

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Live Cinema: Bernstein Centenary — Royal Ballet
May
20
6:00 PM18:00

Live Cinema: Bernstein Centenary — Royal Ballet

Three Royal Ballet choreographers honor the creative genius of Leonard Bernstein as part of the special worldwide centennial celebration of works created in response to his music.

This program includes two world premieres by Wayne McGregor and Christopher Wheeldon, as well as the first revival of Liam Scarlett’s The Age of Anxiety set to Bernstein’s Symphony No 2.

Continuing his distinctive creative collaborations beyond the world of dance, Wayne McGregor’s new ballet incorporates designs by artist Edmund de Waal, and is set to Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms. Christopher Wheeldon collaborates with award-winning fashion designer Erdem Moralioglu to create the costumes for his piece.

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Living History Performance: Isabella Kirkman
May
20
2:00 PM14:00

Living History Performance: Isabella Kirkman

Meet Isabella Potts Kirkman, the girl from Ballybay, Ireland who ended up marrying William Kirkman — the cattleman, farmer, and entrepreneur. Isabella will tell all: her humble origin, her journey to the New World, her struggles in the rough-and-tumble mining towns of Idaho, and her life as a society matron of early Walla Walla.

Isabella Kirkman is portrayed by Kirkman House Board Member Susan Monahan.

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Live Music: The Seattle Rock Orchestra Performs The Beatles
May
19
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music: The Seattle Rock Orchestra Performs The Beatles

Taking inspiration from the popular Beatles compilation album “1,” SRO celebrates the band’s broad swath of No. 1 hits that reigned on both the U.K. and U.S.charts, along with their charming B-Side companions (many of which are hits in their own right). Featuring the songs “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Eight Days A Week,” “Yesterday,” Penny Lane,” “Hey Jude,” “Something,” “Let It Be,” and many more.

Seattle Rock Orchestra doesn’t hide behind a rock band … it is the rock band! SRO utilizes strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, and a rotating cast of exciting guest vocalists to deliver tribute shows unlike any other. Each SRO show juxtaposes a dynamic plethora of possibilities: the infectious energy of a dance party with a classy night out at the symphony; searing rock solos with intimate orchestral moments of staggering beauty; fan favorite sing-alongs with lesser known ‘deep cuts,’ all combining to create a fun yet profoundly moving night out that honors the featured artist’s lasting legacy.

SRO was founded in 2008 by bassist and composer Scott Teske. In the years since, SRO has racked up an impressive resume that includes collaborations with the likes of Elvis Costello, Macklemore, DeVotchKa, Jeremy Enigk, Damien Jurado, D.R.A.M, Jesse Sykes, Rosie Thomas, Allen Stone, Jason Webley, Sir Mix-a-Lot, and members of Big Star, The Posies, R.E.M., Harvey Danger, The Long Winters, Vendetta Red, Nada Surf & Pearl Jam), on stages across Washington State, including Seattle’s Paramount, Moore & Neptune Theatres, Sasquatch Music Festival, Summer Meltdown Festival, and Timber Outdoor Music Festival.

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Live Music: Sound & Stone
May
19
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music: Sound & Stone

A mere description of the musical magic created by Sound and Stone does not do justice to the experience that is Sound and Stone. At first glance, the two appear to be ordinary musicians but once they engage you, there is an alluring force felt which attracts even the most casual passerby. As they begin to play, the rhythms, sound, skill, talent, and personality begin to attract and hypnotize an audience with fascination. They way they are able to make music that reaches the soul is a rare gift offering an enchanting encounter long remembered.

They sing standing and dancing barefoot on a rug that belonged to their beloved Nana, who went from here to everywhere in 2010. Audiences of all ages, from babes to great grandparents, are captivated by this duo’s combination of storytelling and multicultural sound. Weaving together many diverse musical elements, Sound and Stone creates a one of a kind sound that still manages to truly differ with each song. Influenced by all music and especially blues, 70s folk, flamenco, Irish folk, throat singing, Rishi, and chanting. The blend of all these different sounds, married with their organic ability to express has proven over and over again to move the audience and reach out and touch each person.

No cover.

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