Laser light show at Grand Coulee Dam continues through September 30

Grand Coulee Dam (photo by Cheryl Landes) The laser light show at the Grand Coulee Dam in Eastern Washington resumed on Memorial Day weekend after a break due to COVID-19. The half-hour show is project on the dam's spillway, and admission is free. There's a viewing area with benches outside the dam's visitor center, which … Continue reading Laser light show at Grand Coulee Dam continues through September 30

Tickets on sale for the Kirkland Oktoberfest September 16-19

Kirkland Oktoberfest claims to be the Seattle area's oldest and largest Octoberfest. The three-day festival on the Kirkland waterfront features a large biergarten, live entertainment on multiple stages, games, competitions, and lots of food. Some of the best beers from Germany and the Pacific Northwest will be served there. This is a 21-and-older event, so … Continue reading Tickets on sale for the Kirkland Oktoberfest September 16-19

Odessa’s Deutschefest celebrates 50th anniversary September 16-19

Photo by Cheryl Landes Odessa is a small town in Eastern Washington (population 882), but when Deutschefest rolls around the third weekend in September, thousands of people flock here to enjoy delicious authentic homemade German food, a biergarten stretching a city block, parade, live music, and even helicopter rides. Odessa's Deutschefest, which celebrates its 50th … Continue reading Odessa’s Deutschefest celebrates 50th anniversary September 16-19

Oregon Symphony hosts free Waterfront Concert in Portland September 4

A view of the Willamette River from Waterfront Park in Portland, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) After a four-year break, the Oregon Symphony returns to Waterfront Park on Saturday, September 4, for its free Waterfront Concert. The festival starts at 1 p.m. at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Portland, Oregon. The main performance starts at … Continue reading Oregon Symphony hosts free Waterfront Concert in Portland September 4

Fox Theater celebrates 90th birthday September 3 in Spokane

When the Fox Theater opened on September 3, 1931 in Spokane, Washington, the 2,300-seat art deco venue was part of William Fox's growing movie empire. Today, it's known as the Martin Woldston Theater at the Fox, and it's among the best restored movie palaces from the early age of the big screen. Those efforts are … Continue reading Fox Theater celebrates 90th birthday September 3 in Spokane

Lakewood Playhouse’s 2021 radio gala features a gothic horror story

Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay Step back into the days of old-fashioned radio dramas at the Lakewood Playhouse's 14th annual radio gala. This year's performance is Carmilla, a vampire gothic horror story based on a novella by written by Irish author Sheridan Le Fanu in 1872. The story will be performed in the classic radio … Continue reading Lakewood Playhouse’s 2021 radio gala features a gothic horror story

Watch top contestants qualify for the national finals at the Puyallup Rodeo September 9-12

Image by Ray Shrewsberry from Pixabay It's the last stop on the way to the National Finals in Las Vegas! Watch the action as the top 24 competitors in each event vie for a spot or go home at the Puyallup Rodeo on Friday-Sunday, September 9-12. After the rodeo, dance to live music by popular … Continue reading Watch top contestants qualify for the national finals at the Puyallup Rodeo September 9-12

Start Labor Day weekend early with the Country Kickoff at a drive-in theater near you

The big screen at the 99W Drive-in Theatre in Newberg, Oregon, one of the participating venues in the Encore Drive-in Nights concert series (photo by Cheryl Landes) Park your car at a drive-in movie theater near you, relax, and enjoy a streamed country on the big screen featuring Toby Keith and Alabama on Thursday, September … Continue reading Start Labor Day weekend early with the Country Kickoff at a drive-in theater near you