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Living History: Isabella Kirkman, Irish Immigrant and Society Maven
May
19
2:00 PM14:00

Living History: Isabella Kirkman, Irish Immigrant and Society Maven

Meet Isabella Potts Kirkman, the girl who grew up on a flax farm in Ballybay, Ireland and traveled to America to join her sisters in California. Was she an indentured servant? A mail order bride? Isabella will tell all: her humble origins in Ireland, her journey to the New World — even a family scandal! In 1867, she married William Kirkman — the cattleman, farmer and entrepreneur. She’ll share her struggles in the rough and tumble mining towns of Idaho, where William continued his interest in the cattle business until they moved to Walla Walla. Isabella will recount incidents of her life as a society matron here, where with the help of her Chinese domestic, she and William raised their children and entertained the Who’s Who of Walla Walla. Her home is now known as Kirkman House Museum, an elegant brick home built in the Italianate Victorian style.

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

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 Theater: Crimes of the Heart
May
24
7:30 PM19:30

Live Theater: Crimes of the Heart

The scene is Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where the three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, their grandfather, who is living out his last hours in the local hospital. Lenny, the oldest sister, is unmarried at thirty and facing diminishing marital prospects; Meg, the middle sister, who quickly outgrew Hazlehurst, is back after a failed singing career on the West Coast; while Babe, the youngest, is out on bail after having shot her husband in the stomach. Their troubles, grave and yet, somehow hilarious, are highlighted by their prudish cousin, Chick, and by the awkward young lawyer who tries to keep Babe out of jail while helpless to not fall in love with her. In the end, the play is the story of how its young characters escape the past to seize the future — but the telling is so true, touching, and consistently hilarious that it will linger in the mind long after the curtain has closed.

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Live Theater: Crimes of the Heart
May
25
7:30 PM19:30

Live Theater: Crimes of the Heart

The scene is Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where the three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, their grandfather, who is living out his last hours in the local hospital. Lenny, the oldest sister, is unmarried at thirty and facing diminishing marital prospects; Meg, the middle sister, who quickly outgrew Hazlehurst, is back after a failed singing career on the West Coast; while Babe, the youngest, is out on bail after having shot her husband in the stomach. Their troubles, grave and yet, somehow hilarious, are highlighted by their prudish cousin, Chick, and by the awkward young lawyer who tries to keep Babe out of jail while helpless to not fall in love with her. In the end, the play is the story of how its young characters escape the past to seize the future — but the telling is so true, touching, and consistently hilarious that it will linger in the mind long after the curtain has closed.

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Living History: Fred Stine, Blacksmith and Builder
May
26
2:00 PM14:00

Living History: Fred Stine, Blacksmith and Builder

Fred Stine represents one of Walla Walla's best rags-to-riches stories. He arrived in Walla Walla in 1862 with no more than the clothes on his back and 75 cents in his pocket, but he eventually built the largest brick hotel in the Washington Territory. After Stine’s arrival, he quickly went about earning the trust of local residents who lent him sufficient funds to set up a lucrative blacksmith shop serving the needs of miners making their way to Idaho’s gold fields, pioneers from the Oregon Trail, and the military at Fort Walla Walla. With the fortune he made, Stine not only retired his debts in a few short months but soon amassed enough to construct the Stine House in 1872, the largest brick hotel in the region.

Fred Stine is portrayed by Touchet agribusinessman Charles Saranto.

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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Museum After Hours — Staying Alive in Early Walla Walla: Health, Healing, and Hoaxes with Susan Monahan
May
30
5:00 PM17:00

Museum After Hours — Staying Alive in Early Walla Walla: Health, Healing, and Hoaxes with Susan Monahan

Staying healthy was a challenge in the early days of our town. This After Hours talk will discuss diseases that threatened our citizens, the doctors who cared for them, and the hospitals and pest houses where the sick were treated. Susan will share firsthand accounts from early newspapers and also entries from personal journals and diaries that detail the heartbreak of the diseases and health hazards of the time.

Sometimes the cures were more dangerous than the maladies. Not all remedies were effective and some were downright fraudulent. Come and learn about the patent medicines, medical procedures, and newfangled technology of the time.

The talk will include a slideshow featuring historic photos and maps, and will be enhanced with examples of medical artifacts from Fort Walla Walla Museum's collection. This presentation is free.

Museum After Hours is a free monthly presentation series to be held on the last Thursday of every month. 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 will take place in the Entrance Building at 5:00 pm from March through October and 4:00 pm from November through February.

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Live Theater: Crimes of the Heart
May
31
7:30 PM19:30

Live Theater: Crimes of the Heart

The scene is Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where the three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, their grandfather, who is living out his last hours in the local hospital. Lenny, the oldest sister, is unmarried at thirty and facing diminishing marital prospects; Meg, the middle sister, who quickly outgrew Hazlehurst, is back after a failed singing career on the West Coast; while Babe, the youngest, is out on bail after having shot her husband in the stomach. Their troubles, grave and yet, somehow hilarious, are highlighted by their prudish cousin, Chick, and by the awkward young lawyer who tries to keep Babe out of jail while helpless to not fall in love with her. In the end, the play is the story of how its young characters escape the past to seize the future — but the telling is so true, touching, and consistently hilarious that it will linger in the mind long after the curtain has closed.

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The Caravan of GLAM (cabaret/burlesque)
Jun
1
7:00 PM19:00

The Caravan of GLAM (cabaret/burlesque)

The Caravan of GLAM is a flamboyant cabaret act featuring drag, burlesque, acrobatics, live singing, comedy, fire, and aerial performances. Expect the unexpected as each show is customized to the venue and no two shows are ever the same.

The Caravan of GLAM formed in 2013, appeared on "America's Got Talent" in 2015, were featured in the documentary film "Burlesque: Heart of the Glitter Tribe," and were scouted by ABC for a new dance-based reality competition. The Caravan of GLAM tours the United States and Canada, and individual members also perform and tour as solo artists.

The cast for this performance will include Isaiah Esquire, Johnny Nuriel, Jayla Rose, and Clare Apparently, along with appearances by some local drag performers. This show is recommended for mature audiences.

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Live Theater: Crimes of the Heart
Jun
1
7:30 PM19:30

Live Theater: Crimes of the Heart

The scene is Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where the three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, their grandfather, who is living out his last hours in the local hospital. Lenny, the oldest sister, is unmarried at thirty and facing diminishing marital prospects; Meg, the middle sister, who quickly outgrew Hazlehurst, is back after a failed singing career on the West Coast; while Babe, the youngest, is out on bail after having shot her husband in the stomach. Their troubles, grave and yet, somehow hilarious, are highlighted by their prudish cousin, Chick, and by the awkward young lawyer who tries to keep Babe out of jail while helpless to not fall in love with her. In the end, the play is the story of how its young characters escape the past to seize the future — but the telling is so true, touching, and consistently hilarious that it will linger in the mind long after the curtain has closed.

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Live Theater: Crimes of the Heart
Jun
2
2:00 PM14:00

Live Theater: Crimes of the Heart

The scene is Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where the three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, their grandfather, who is living out his last hours in the local hospital. Lenny, the oldest sister, is unmarried at thirty and facing diminishing marital prospects; Meg, the middle sister, who quickly outgrew Hazlehurst, is back after a failed singing career on the West Coast; while Babe, the youngest, is out on bail after having shot her husband in the stomach. Their troubles, grave and yet, somehow hilarious, are highlighted by their prudish cousin, Chick, and by the awkward young lawyer who tries to keep Babe out of jail while helpless to not fall in love with her. In the end, the play is the story of how its young characters escape the past to seize the future — but the telling is so true, touching, and consistently hilarious that it will linger in the mind long after the curtain has closed.

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Live Cinema Series: Faust — the Royal Opera
Jun
2
2:00 PM14:00

Live Cinema Series: Faust — the Royal Opera

There are many versions of the story of Faust, who trades his soul with the Devil for youth and power, but Gounod’s opera remains one of the most constantly enthralling. Michael Fabiano stars as Faust, with Diana Damrau as his beloved Marguerite and Erwin Schrott as the diabolical Méphistophélès. Virtuoso leading roles, a large chorus, sensational sets, ballet, and an ecstatic finale make this the epitome of theatrical spectacle — the lavish scale of French grand opera is wonderfully in evidence in this production by David McVicar, set in 1870s Paris. Above all, the music includes several of popular opera’s most recognizable numbers, performed by a cast of great international singers and the Royal Opera Chorus.

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 runs approximately 3 hours 45 minutes including an onscreen introduction and one intermission. Faust is performed in French with English surtitles.

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Live Theater: Crimes of the Heart
Jun
7
7:30 PM19:30

Live Theater: Crimes of the Heart

The scene is Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where the three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, their grandfather, who is living out his last hours in the local hospital. Lenny, the oldest sister, is unmarried at thirty and facing diminishing marital prospects; Meg, the middle sister, who quickly outgrew Hazlehurst, is back after a failed singing career on the West Coast; while Babe, the youngest, is out on bail after having shot her husband in the stomach. Their troubles, grave and yet, somehow hilarious, are highlighted by their prudish cousin, Chick, and by the awkward young lawyer who tries to keep Babe out of jail while helpless to not fall in love with her. In the end, the play is the story of how its young characters escape the past to seize the future — but the telling is so true, touching, and consistently hilarious that it will linger in the mind long after the curtain has closed.

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Live Theater: Crimes of the Heart
Jun
8
7:30 PM19:30

Live Theater: Crimes of the Heart

The scene is Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where the three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, their grandfather, who is living out his last hours in the local hospital. Lenny, the oldest sister, is unmarried at thirty and facing diminishing marital prospects; Meg, the middle sister, who quickly outgrew Hazlehurst, is back after a failed singing career on the West Coast; while Babe, the youngest, is out on bail after having shot her husband in the stomach. Their troubles, grave and yet, somehow hilarious, are highlighted by their prudish cousin, Chick, and by the awkward young lawyer who tries to keep Babe out of jail while helpless to not fall in love with her. In the end, the play is the story of how its young characters escape the past to seize the future — but the telling is so true, touching, and consistently hilarious that it will linger in the mind long after the curtain has closed.

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Live Theater: Crimes of the Heart
Jun
9
2:00 PM14:00

Live Theater: Crimes of the Heart

The scene is Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where the three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, their grandfather, who is living out his last hours in the local hospital. Lenny, the oldest sister, is unmarried at thirty and facing diminishing marital prospects; Meg, the middle sister, who quickly outgrew Hazlehurst, is back after a failed singing career on the West Coast; while Babe, the youngest, is out on bail after having shot her husband in the stomach. Their troubles, grave and yet, somehow hilarious, are highlighted by their prudish cousin, Chick, and by the awkward young lawyer who tries to keep Babe out of jail while helpless to not fall in love with her. In the end, the play is the story of how its young characters escape the past to seize the future — but the telling is so true, touching, and consistently hilarious that it will linger in the mind long after the curtain has closed.

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 Live Cinema: Within the Golden Hour, Medusa, and Flight Pattern — the Royal Ballet
Jun
12
6:00 PM18:00

Live Cinema: Within the Golden Hour, Medusa, and Flight Pattern — the Royal Ballet

The contemporary face of The Royal Ballet is shown in works from three of today's leading choreographers. Christopher Wheeldon's Within the Golden Hour is based around seven couples separating and intermingling, to music by Vivaldi and Bossi in a score by Ezio Bosso and lit with rich colors suggested by sunset. Medusa, a new work created by the acclaimed choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, has its premiere to bring the contemporary truly up-to-date. Please note, this ballet contains moderate, stylized physical threat and discreet sex references, and is not generally recommended for children under the age of 12. Crystal Pite's Flight Pattern, revived for the first time, uses Górecki's familiar music and a large dance ensemble for a poignant and passionate exploration of the refugee crisis, from the plight of millions of displaced people to individual human relationships.

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 program has an approximate runtime of 3 hours, including two intermissions.

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Live Music: Jobe Woosley & Co.
Jun
14
6:30 PM18:30

Live Music: Jobe Woosley & Co.

Jobe Woosley & Co. is a folk-Americana band from Eugene, Oregon, taking their show on the road throughout the Pacific Northwest! While touring through Oregon, Idaho, and Washington, Jobe Woosley & Co. will be making a pit stop right here in Walla Walla to play at Kontos Cellars. Their music ranges from passionate music coming from heartfelt songs that truly hit close to home, to high energy songs that make you want to get up, dance, and sing along!

Jobe has dedicated his life to his songwriting craft, playing in groups of all different genres while still keeping focus on his own personal music. The band finished recording their second album and are excited to be sharing it with you.

Seating is on a first come, first served basis.

No cover.

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Jack and The Beanstalk by the Missoula Children's Theatre
Jun
24
8:00 AM08:00

Jack and The Beanstalk by the Missoula Children's Theatre

Auditions for 50-60 children, with a week of rehearsal schedules and workshops, culminating in three performances June 29, 2019.

The story of Jack and the Beanstalk is one of the classics of children's theatre. This play is full of magic. From the first act, when the beanstalk grows up in full view of the audience, miracles begin to happen right before your eyes. Up in the giant's house, above the clouds, Jack is nearly caught in a breathtaking chase over the stage and escapes only with the help of the giant's wife. Then, as Jack climbs toward home, there is a beautiful and magnificent scene on the beanstalk, in which the man in the moon tests his courage. Jack proves his mettle by finding a way not only to rescue the giant's wife, but also to save his own mother. When he finally chops down the beanstalk—with the giant on it—the audience is jubilant.

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Popcorn and Wine Tasting
Jun
28
to Jun 30

Popcorn and Wine Tasting

Join Barons Winery for a unique wine and food pairing experience. During Barons Popcorn and Wine tasting, you'll enjoy a sweet-savory-cheesy-spicy sampling of irresistible Kernel Encore Gourmet Popcorn favorites matched perfectly with five of Barons lush reds and crisp whites for an extraordinary taste treat.

$15 per pairing, refundable with $40 wine purchase or $10 for Wine Club Members, refundable with $40 wine purchase

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Live Music: Mulholland
Jul
6
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music: Mulholland

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

Wine by the glass and bottle will be available for purchase.

Sorry, no tastings during the event.

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Live Music: Heart by Heart
Jul
6
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music: Heart by Heart

Steve Fossen and Michael Derosier, bassist and drummer for the band Heart during the 1970s and early 1980s, are now touring as Heart By Heart. The band also features vocalist Somar Macek, guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist Lizzy Daymont, and guitarist Chad Quist. Heart By Heart presents a powerful, dynamic show that includes all the favorite Heart hits as well as deep album cuts that fans will love.

Fossen and Derosier are the powerful driving engine behind Heart’s classic hits like “Barracuda”, “Straight On”, “Crazy On You”, “Magic Man”, “Even It Up”, “Dog & Butterfly”, “Heartless”, “Kick It Out”, and more. First formed by Steve Fossen in 1969, Heart went on to release six top-ten albums and landed 20 hit singles on the Billboard top 40 chart. In recognition of their contributions to these iconic recordings, and to Heart’s first seven years of national and international touring, Fossen and Derosier were inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with the rest of the original Heart lineup in 2013.

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Off Main Wine Club Experience
Jul
19
11:00 AM11:00

Off Main Wine Club Experience

For this weekend only, participating wineries in lovely downtown Walla Walla will open their doors to members of each other’s clubs. Members of one club will enjoy the benefits of every club, such as tastings, special offers, and pricing.

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

The wineries ask that you start at the winery you are a member of to check in and receive your ticket and map for the weekend. Throughout the weekend, your ticket 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.

Enjoy all 16 wineries on your tour!

Participating wineries include Barons Winery, Bergevin Lane Winery, Cotes de Ciel Winery, Forgeron Cellars, g. Cuneo Cellars, Goose Ridge Vineyards, 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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Off Main Wine Club Experience
Jul
20
11:00 AM11:00

Off Main Wine Club Experience

For this weekend only, participating wineries in lovely downtown Walla Walla will open their doors to members of each other’s clubs. Members of one club will enjoy the benefits of every club, such as tastings, special offers, and pricing.

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

The wineries ask that you start at the winery you are a member of to check in and receive your ticket and map for the weekend. Throughout the weekend, your ticket 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.

Enjoy all 16 wineries on your tour!

Participating wineries include Barons Winery, Bergevin Lane Winery, Cotes de Ciel Winery, Forgeron Cellars, g. Cuneo Cellars, Goose Ridge Vineyards, 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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Off Main Wine Club Experience
Jul
21
11:00 AM11:00

Off Main Wine Club Experience

For this weekend only, participating wineries in lovely downtown Walla Walla will open their doors to members of each other’s clubs. Members of one club will enjoy the benefits of every club, such as tastings, special offers, and pricing.

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

The wineries ask that you start at the winery you are a member of to check in and receive your ticket and map for the weekend. Throughout the weekend, your ticket 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.

Enjoy all 16 wineries on your tour!

Participating wineries include Barons Winery, Bergevin Lane Winery, Cotes de Ciel Winery, Forgeron Cellars, g. Cuneo Cellars, Goose Ridge Vineyards, 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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Comedy: Paula Poundstone
Jul
26
7:00 PM19:00

Comedy: Paula Poundstone

Paula Poundstone is known for her smart, observational humor and spontaneous wit. She is also a popular panelist on NPR’s number one show, the weekly comedy news quiz, Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me! Paula’s guest appearances include The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Star Talk with Neil deGrasse Tyson, Late Night with Carson Daly, and Nerdist with Chris Hardwick. She was a clue in a New York Times crossword puzzle, she’s filed commentaries for CBS Sunday Morning, and NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered. She voices the character Paulette in Cartoon Network’s new animated series Summer Camp Island, and voiced the character Forgetter Paula in Disney and Pixar’s Inside Out, winner of the 2017 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film.

Paula has had numerous HBO specials and starred in her own series on HBO and ABC. Her second special for HBO, Paula Poundstone goes to Harvard, marked the first time the elite university allowed its name to be used in the title of a television show.

Paula was the first woman, in its then seventy third year, to perform standup comedy at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. She won an American Comedy Award for Best Female Standup Comic and is recognized in innumerable lists, documentaries, and literary compendiums noting influential standup comedians of our time.

Paula Poundstone was previously scheduled to perform in Walla Walla in February, but had to reschedule due to weather.

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Comedy: Paula Poundstone
Jul
27
7:00 PM19:00

Comedy: Paula Poundstone

Paula Poundstone is known for her smart, observational humor and spontaneous wit. She is also a popular panelist on NPR’s number one show, the weekly comedy news quiz, Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me! Paula’s guest appearances include The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Star Talk with Neil deGrasse Tyson, Late Night with Carson Daly, and Nerdist with Chris Hardwick. She was a clue in a New York Times crossword puzzle, she’s filed commentaries for CBS Sunday Morning, and NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered. She voices the character Paulette in Cartoon Network’s new animated series Summer Camp Island, and voiced the character Forgetter Paula in Disney and Pixar’s Inside Out, winner of the 2017 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film.

Paula has had numerous HBO specials and starred in her own series on HBO and ABC. Her second special for HBO, Paula Poundstone goes to Harvard, marked the first time the elite university allowed its name to be used in the title of a television show.

Paula was the first woman, in its then seventy third year, to perform standup comedy at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. She won an American Comedy Award for Best Female Standup Comic and is recognized in innumerable lists, documentaries, and literary compendiums noting influential standup comedians of our time.

Paula Poundstone was previously scheduled to perform in Walla Walla in February, but had to reschedule due to weather.

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Live Theater: Menopause The Musical — Off-Broadway Tour
Aug
1
7:00 PM19:00

Live Theater: Menopause The Musical — Off-Broadway Tour

Menopause The Musical is a joyous celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived "The Change." Four women meet in a New York department store at a lingerie sale with nothing in common but a black lace bra... and memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex, and more! This hilarious musical parody is set to classic tunes from the '60s, '70s and '80s.

Menopause The Musical, now in its eighteenth year of production, is recognized as the longest-running scripted production in Las Vegas, and entertains audiences nightly at Harrah's Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. The Off-Broadway touring version has entertained audiences in more than 450 US cities, nearly 300 international cities, and in 15 countries.

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Live Theater: Menopause The Musical — Off-Broadway Tour
Aug
2
7:00 PM19:00

Live Theater: Menopause The Musical — Off-Broadway Tour

Menopause The Musical is a joyous celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived "The Change." Four women meet in a New York department store at a lingerie sale with nothing in common but a black lace bra... and memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex, and more! This hilarious musical parody is set to classic tunes from the '60s, '70s and '80s.

Menopause The Musical, now in its eighteenth year of production, is recognized as the longest-running scripted production in Las Vegas, and entertains audiences nightly at Harrah's Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. The Off-Broadway touring version has entertained audiences in more than 450 US cities, nearly 300 international cities, and in 15 countries.

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Live Theater: Menopause The Musical — Off-Broadway Tour
Aug
3
2:00 PM14:00

Live Theater: Menopause The Musical — Off-Broadway Tour

Menopause The Musical is a joyous celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived "The Change." Four women meet in a New York department store at a lingerie sale with nothing in common but a black lace bra... and memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex, and more! This hilarious musical parody is set to classic tunes from the '60s, '70s and '80s.

Menopause The Musical, now in its eighteenth year of production, is recognized as the longest-running scripted production in Las Vegas, and entertains audiences nightly at Harrah's Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. The Off-Broadway touring version has entertained audiences in more than 450 US cities, nearly 300 international cities, and in 15 countries.

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Live Theater: Menopause The Musical — Off-Broadway Tour
Aug
3
7:00 PM19:00

Live Theater: Menopause The Musical — Off-Broadway Tour

Menopause The Musical is a joyous celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived "The Change." Four women meet in a New York department store at a lingerie sale with nothing in common but a black lace bra... and memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex, and more! This hilarious musical parody is set to classic tunes from the '60s, '70s and '80s.

Menopause The Musical, now in its eighteenth year of production, is recognized as the longest-running scripted production in Las Vegas, and entertains audiences nightly at Harrah's Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. The Off-Broadway touring version has entertained audiences in more than 450 US cities, nearly 300 international cities, and in 15 countries.

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Live Theater: Menopause The Musical — Off-Broadway Tour
Aug
4
2:00 PM14:00

Live Theater: Menopause The Musical — Off-Broadway Tour

Menopause The Musical is a joyous celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived "The Change." Four women meet in a New York department store at a lingerie sale with nothing in common but a black lace bra... and memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex, and more! This hilarious musical parody is set to classic tunes from the '60s, '70s and '80s.

Menopause The Musical, now in its eighteenth year of production, is recognized as the longest-running scripted production in Las Vegas, and entertains audiences nightly at Harrah's Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. The Off-Broadway touring version has entertained audiences in more than 450 US cities, nearly 300 international cities, and in 15 countries.

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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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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: Whiskey Creek
May
17
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music: Whiskey Creek

For a band that never meant to be a band, Whiskey Creek has an absolute blast! They have about 50 square miles of ambition, a box of band t-shirts, and no original music or CD's to pitch. They never take themselves too seriously, prefer to be on the floor with the people rather than on a stage, would rather party than perform, and just want to have fun with the good people in our community. Their recipe for success includes a blend of old and new country music, male and female leads, duets, acoustic and electric sounds, and songs that are danceable and drinkable!

Walla Walla's favorite party band, Whiskey Creek Band, covers over 40 years of country's best party music with lots of laughs and dancing along the way. Genre: 90% Country, 10% anything goes.

First-come-first-served seating, but prepare to dance!

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Live Theater: A Doll's House, Part 2
May
12
2:00 PM14:00

Live Theater: A Doll's House, Part 2

In the final scene of Ibsen’s 1879 groundbreaking masterwork, A Doll’s House, Nora Helmer makes the shocking decision to leave her husband and children, and begin a life on her own. This climactic event—when Nora slams the door on everything in her life—instantly propelled world drama into the modern age. A Doll’s House, Part 2 was written by Lucas Hnath as a possible continuation of the Ibsen’s story. Fifteen years have passed, and now there is a knock on that same door – Nora has returned. But why? And how will her husband and family react to her reappearance?

A Doll’s House, Part 2 received eight 2017 Tony Award nominations when it debuted on Broadway. The play poses thoughtful questions about marriage, gender roles, and equality, and works both as a sequel and as a stand-alone play. A familiarity with Ibsen’s A Doll’s House is not necessary to enjoy this play.

This production is directed by Nancy Simon, Professor Emerita at Whitman College where she taught theater classes and directed at Harper Joy Theatre for nearly 50 years. The cast is comprised of Shauna Bogley (Nora), Kevin Loomer (Torvald), Terri Trick (Anne Marie), and Kathryn Bogley (Emmy).

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Living History: Matilda Sager Delaney
May
12
2:00 PM14:00

Living History: Matilda Sager Delaney

Matilda Sager Delaney, born in 1839, was a survivor of the Whitman Massacre at Waiilatpu Mission, located seven miles west of present day Walla Walla. She and her six siblings were taken in by Marcus and Narcissa Whitman in the autumn of 1844, as both Sager parents had died on the Oregon Trail that summer. On November 29, 1847, her life with the Whitmans came to an end. Matilda witnessed the massacre first-hand, including the murder of her brother, Frank, before her very eyes. She was one of nearly 50 taken captive by the Cayuse and ransomed by the Hudson’s Bay Company in January 1848. Though transported to safety in the Willamette Valley, her twice-orphaned life became one of hardship. Matilda was separated from her three surviving sisters and placed in the home of a brutal disciplinarian at age eight. She married at age 15 and moved to northern California to ranch with her first husband, Lewis M. Hazlitt. Hazlitt died in 1863, leaving Matilda with five young children. She married Hazlitt’s business partner, Matthew Fultz, in 1866, and had three more children. Matthew and Matilda moved to Farmington, Washington, in 1882, and established several businesses there, but Matthew died the following year. In 1890, Matilda was married for the final time to David Delaney of Farmington. She and a handful of other survivors were present at the semi-centennial observance of the Whitman Massacre, conducted in Walla Walla and at the Waiilatpu Mission site, in November 1897.

Matilda Sager Delaney is portrayed by Living History newcomer Susan Matley.

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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Popcorn & Wine Tasting
May
12
12:00 PM12:00

Popcorn & Wine Tasting

Join Barons for a unique wine and food pairing experience. During Barons Popcorn & Wine tasting, you'll enjoy a sweet-savory-cheesy-spicy sampling of irristible Kernel Encore Gourment Popcorn favorites, matched perfectly with 5 of Barons lush reds and crisp whites, for an extraordinary taste treat.

$15 per pairing, refundable with $40 wine purchase or $10 for Wine Club Members.

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Live Theater: A Doll's House, Part 2
May
11
7:00 PM19:00

Live Theater: A Doll's House, Part 2

In the final scene of Ibsen’s 1879 groundbreaking masterwork, A Doll’s House, Nora Helmer makes the shocking decision to leave her husband and children, and begin a life on her own. This climactic event—when Nora slams the door on everything in her life—instantly propelled world drama into the modern age. A Doll’s House, Part 2 was written by Lucas Hnath as a possible continuation of the Ibsen’s story. Fifteen years have passed, and now there is a knock on that same door – Nora has returned. But why? And how will her husband and family react to her reappearance?

A Doll’s House, Part 2 received eight 2017 Tony Award nominations when it debuted on Broadway. The play poses thoughtful questions about marriage, gender roles, and equality, and works both as a sequel and as a stand-alone play. A familiarity with Ibsen’s A Doll’s House is not necessary to enjoy this play.

This production is directed by Nancy Simon, Professor Emerita at Whitman College where she taught theater classes and directed at Harper Joy Theatre for nearly 50 years. The cast is comprised of Shauna Bogley (Nora), Kevin Loomer (Torvald), Terri Trick (Anne Marie), and Kathryn Bogley (Emmy).

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Live Music: Caden Mayfield
May
11
5:30 PM17:30

Live Music: Caden Mayfield

Caden Mayfield is from Kennewick, Washington. He works as an advertiser and graphic designer. Over the past few years, he has been traveling and volunteering abroad with the Peace corps, spending time in Ukraine, Sierra Leone, and Armenia, and now he is back living in Walla Walla. Caden has been playing the guitar and singing for about 11 years and loves to get out and hear local musicians wherever he goes.

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Live Music: Rogue Lobster
May
11
5:00 PM17:00

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.

La Monarca food truck will be there as well.

No cover.

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Popcorn & Wine Tasting
May
11
12:00 PM12:00

Popcorn & Wine Tasting

Join Barons for a unique wine and food pairing experience. During Barons Popcorn & Wine tasting, you'll enjoy a sweet-savory-cheesy-spicy sampling of irristible Kernel Encore Gourment Popcorn favorites, matched perfectly with 5 of Barons lush reds and crisp whites, for an extraordinary taste treat.

$15 per pairing, refundable with $40 wine purchase or $10 for Wine Club Members.

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Popcorn & Wine Tasting
May
10
12:00 PM12:00

Popcorn & Wine Tasting

Join Barons for a unique wine and food pairing experience. During Barons Popcorn & Wine tasting, you'll enjoy a sweet-savory-cheesy-spicy sampling of irristible Kernel Encore Gourment Popcorn favorites, matched perfectly with 5 of Barons lush reds and crisp whites, for an extraordinary taste treat.

$15 per pairing, refundable with $40 wine purchase or $10 for Wine Club Members.

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Live Theater: A Doll's House, Part 2
May
9
7:00 PM19:00

Live Theater: A Doll's House, Part 2

In the final scene of Ibsen’s 1879 groundbreaking masterwork, A Doll’s House, Nora Helmer makes the shocking decision to leave her husband and children, and begin a life on her own. This climactic event—when Nora slams the door on everything in her life—instantly propelled world drama into the modern age. A Doll’s House, Part 2 was written by Lucas Hnath as a possible continuation of the Ibsen’s story. Fifteen years have passed, and now there is a knock on that same door – Nora has returned. But why? And how will her husband and family react to her reappearance?

A Doll’s House, Part 2 received eight 2017 Tony Award nominations when it debuted on Broadway. The play poses thoughtful questions about marriage, gender roles, and equality, and works both as a sequel and as a stand-alone play. A familiarity with Ibsen’s A Doll’s House is not necessary to enjoy this play.

This production is directed by Nancy Simon, Professor Emerita at Whitman College where she taught theater classes and directed at Harper Joy Theatre for nearly 50 years. The cast is comprised of Shauna Bogley (Nora), Kevin Loomer (Torvald), Terri Trick (Anne Marie), and Kathryn Bogley (Emmy).

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Live Cinema: As You Like It — the Royal Shakespeare Company
May
8
6:00 PM18:00

Live Cinema: As You Like It — the Royal Shakespeare Company

Rosalind is banished, wrestling with her heart and her head. With her cousin by her side, she journeys to a world of exile where barriers are broken down and all can discover their deeper selves. Director Kimberley Sykes (Dido, Queen of Carthage) directs a riotous, exhilarating version of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy.

The 2019 Live Cinema Series continues at Gesa Power House Theatre with a screening of the current Royal Shakespeare Company production of As You Like It. This production is filmed live in Stratford-upon-Avon and rebroadcast internationally to select screens.

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 runs approximately 3 hours including an onscreen introduction and one intermission.

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Living History: Mullan Road Presentation — Andrew Pambrun
May
5
2:00 PM14:00

Living History: Mullan Road Presentation — Andrew Pambrun

Andrew Pambrun was born at Cumberland House near the mouth of the Sasketchewan River in 1821. He attended school at Fort Vancouver in 1832 and then at Red River School in Manitoba where he stayed and taught for six years. Andrew returned to Oregon in 1850 and later worked for Hudson's Bay Co. at Fort Walla Walla. From 1855 to 1858 he served as an aide to territorial governor Isaac Stevens and was of great service during the negotiation of the Treaties of 1855. Pambrun continued to live in the Walla Walla area until his death.

Andrew is portrayed by his great grandson, Sam Pambrun, local historian, teacher, and past president of the Umatilla Historical Society. The Pambrun family has lived in this area continuously since the 1830s.

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: Debra Arlyn & The Goodness
May
4
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music: Debra Arlyn & The Goodness

Enjoy the sounds of the boldly lush voice of Debra Arlyn, a lovely thing that is tenderly soft & deliciously sensual. Her music is a soulful, funky, youthful pop.

The pacific northwest music scene has branded Arlyn "the girl with the incredible voice" due to her outstanding, soulful live vocals captivating audiences of all kinds. Debra won Portland Music Awards "Best Female Artist of the Year" and was named “Portland's finest young pop singer" by the Willamette Week. A successful indie artist for 13 years, since winning Clear-channel’s "Oregon Idol" contest, and competing for the American Idol TV show, Arlyn is better than ever with her fresh new band Debra Arlyn & The Goodness.

First come first serve on seating. No cover.

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Living History: James McAuliff, Mayor and Merchant
May
4
2:00 PM14:00

Living History: James McAuliff, Mayor and Merchant

James McAuliff came to the Walla Walla Valley at the end of the Mexican-American war. For valor shown in the 1855 Battle of Walla Walla, he was promoted to the rank of captain in the Oregon Volunteers. A successful merchant, farmer, and sawmill owner, he was elected mayor eleven times and became known as the town's most beloved citizen. In the years surrounding the vigilante activity in Walla Walla, he served as sheriff and member of the territorial legislature.

James McAuliff is portrayed by Clark Colahan.

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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Living History: Herbert Niccolls, Jr, the Youngest WSP Inmate
Apr
28
2:00 PM14:00

Living History: Herbert Niccolls, Jr, the Youngest WSP Inmate

Herbert Niccolls, Jr. was the youngest inmate ever incarcerated at the Washington State Penitentiary. He was born into a troubled family, witnessed his father kill a neighbor lady, caused problems in foster homes, and was sentenced to the Idaho State Industrial School. When his grandmother gained custody, she often beat him and deprived him of food "because of his sins.”

At age 12, the boy ran away from her home wearing ragged overalls and a stolen gun. Cold and hungry that night, he broke into a local store to steal cigarettes, gum, and cash. When the local sheriff discovered his hiding place behind a cabinet and called him out, his blindly-aimed shot killed the beloved lawman almost instantly.

What followed was a drama that would gain national attention, including a campaign supported by Father Flanagan of Boys Town who declared “There’s no such thing as a bad boy.” His story included years in the penitentiary, a diploma from Walla Walla High School, and an eventual career as an accounting executive for Twentieth Century Fox.

The aging Mr. Niccolls will be portrayed by Chuck Hindman.

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 Cinema: La forza del destino — Royal Opera
Apr
28
1:00 PM13:00

Live Cinema: La forza del destino — Royal Opera

Leonora falls in love with Don Alvaro, but when her father forbids their marriage, a fatal accident triggers a drama of obsession, vengeance and tragedy. Jonas Kaufmann and Anna Netrebko star in Verdi’s epic La forza del destino (The Force of Destiny), an opera which demands the very best of singers for its powerful music, and the fullest theatrical treatment for its story of bitter revenge pursued across miles and years.

This production comes to The Royal Opera in a sensational staging from Amsterdam packed with color and action. It is directed by Christof Loy and conducted by Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera.

The Royal Opera House cinema broadcasts offer audiences an equivalent to the best seat in the house, with exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, interviews and incredibly detailed close-ups of performers.

This screening runs approximately 4 hours 15 minutes including an onscreen introduction and two intermissions. La forza del destino is performed in Italian with English surtitles.

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Museum After Hours: Sullivan Friebus — Psychological Warfare of the Pacific Ocean Theater in World War II
Apr
25
5:00 PM17:00

Museum After Hours: Sullivan Friebus — Psychological Warfare of the Pacific Ocean Theater in World War II

In this Museum After Hours presentation, former FWWM intern Sullivan Friebus, a history major at Whitman College, will discuss psychological warfare of the Pacific Ocean theater during World War II.

During Sullivan’s internship, the museum received an assortment of documents and photographs that detailed the struggles and victories of the Allied forces in the Pacific theater. These documents, collected by World War II veteran and Walla Walla local Donald A. Anderson, include examples of propaganda utilized by both the Allied and Axis powers. The psychological tactics developed in the U.S. campaign against Japan sought to undermine the morale of the Japanese soldiers, encourage them to surrender, and ultimately prevent American casualties. At first primarily targeting individual soldiers or units, psychological warfare would eventually attempt to influence the unconditional surrender of Japan itself.

Sullivan Friebus will share his research and talk about the lessons learned from the use of psychological warfare, which are relevant in a world where foreign and domestic organizations continue to mobilize propaganda within the United States.

Museum After Hours is a free monthly presentation series to be held on the last Thursday of every month. 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 will take place in the Entrance Building at 5:00 pm from March through October and 4:00 pm from November through February.

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Film: The Beaver Believers
Apr
22
7:00 PM19:00

Film: The Beaver Believers

The Beaver Believers is the urgent yet whimsical story of an unlikely cadre of activists who share a common vision: restoring the North American Beaver — that most industrious, ingenious, bucktoothed engineer — to the watersheds of the arid West. The Beaver Believers encourages viewers to embrace a new paradigm for managing our western lands, one that seeks to partner with the natural world rather than overpower it. As a keystone species, beaver enrich their ecosystems, creating the complexity and resiliency our watersheds need to absorb the impacts of climate change. Beavers can show us the way and even do much of the work for us, if only we can find the humility to trust in the restorative power of nature and our own ability to play a positive role within it.

Shot in eight western US states, Mexico, and Canada, through desert drought, raging wildfires, spring floods, and wetland tranquility, this film will change the way you think about climate change and inspire you to take a bite out of the challenges we face, one stick at a time.

Director Sarah Koenigsberg, of Tensegrity Productions in Walla Walla, Washington, is a filmmaker, photographer, and educator whose work focuses on stories of art, environment, and community in the American West. Her films and teaching cross disciplines, illuminating the power of storytelling as a medium through which to explore complex science and policy issues. Her commercial clients include the US Forest Service, the National Park Service, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, the US Department of Energy, Discovery Channel Canada, Grand Canyon Trust, and the River Management Society, but she's proud to produce films of local relevance too, in support of Friends of Children of Walla Walla, The Health Center at Lincoln, and Trilogy Recovery Community. Koenigsberg's work has screened across North America, at the National Climate Adaptation Forum, the North American Congress for Conservation Biology, the Banff Mountain Film Festival, the International Wildlife Film Festival, the Portland EcoFilm Festival, and the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival.

A short cut of The Beaver Believers is currently screening worldwide as part of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour. Learn more and watch the film trailer here.

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Living History: E.B. Whitman, Walla Walla’s First Mayor
Apr
21
2:00 PM14:00

Living History: E.B. Whitman, Walla Walla’s First Mayor

Walla Walla in the 1860s was a boom town with a wide range of adventures available — vigilantes, rough and tumble fights, midnight hangings, and many people stopping for supplies as they passed through on their way to the gold fields in Idaho's Orofino and Boise Basin. E.B. Whitman, first mayor of Walla Walla, can tell you of those times. After marrying and having two sons in Boston, Whitman left for California to seek his fortune in the gold fields in 1850. Twelve years later, he reunited with Maria in Walla Walla, where his cousin Marcus had lived. He was elected several times as mayor of Walla Walla and was prominent in the community throughout the rough and violent times of the mid-1860s. Over the years he served as sheriff, justice of the peace, and clerk of the school board, as well as in other positions.

E.B.Whitman, true to his public-spirited character, is restored to life by local attorney and civic activist Daniel Clark.

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: The Derina Harvey Band — Celtic Rock
Apr
19
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music: The Derina Harvey Band — Celtic Rock

Fearless frontwoman Derina Harvey leads this Celtic rock group, who are recent winners of the People’s Choice Award at the 2018 Edmonton Music Awards. The group offers a fresh take on traditional folk songs as well as an increasing amount of original material. The band has a rocky, rhythmic undertow, layered with guitars and fiddle, and topped by Derina’s powerful vocals. Derina’s vibrant personality takes center stage with humor and storytelling, and the band has built their reputation through high-energy live shows.

The band has two full length recordings to their credit. Their self-titled debut album (2013) garnered radio airplay across Canada, and their second album Rove and Go (2016) tracked at #65 on CKUA’s top-played albums for 2016. The band is currently writing original material for a full-length album. Their latest single “The Fallen Man’s Daughter” was released in October.

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