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10/11/2015 - CWU Symphony Orchestra and guest artist Carlos Nunez

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Wed, 2015-10-07 20:00
The CWU Symphony Orchestra and the students of the 2015 Orchestra Leadership Workshop will collaborate with guest artist, Carlos Núñez, acclaimed Galician musician and multi-instrumentalist. Few pop stars pack the energy, virtuosity, imagination, daring, and charisma into their concerts and recordings as Núñez does. Carlos Núñez has become Galicia?s foremost traditional music ambassador. He takes that important responsibility very seriously but without a shred of self-importance. Also on the program will be works by Rachmaninov and Wagner as performed by the CWU Symphony Orchestra and students of the Orchestra Leadership Workshop. Tickets are $12 General, $7 Students/Seniors. The performance takes place at 1pm, in the Concert Hall, McIntyre Music Building. Tickets are available at

10/06/2015 - Science in a Pint

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Tue, 2015-10-06 20:00
Come join us the first Tuesday of every month at Cornerstone Pie for a community presentation and discussion about a variety of locally relevant scientific topics! This Tuesday, October 6th, Brittany Holmes will be presenting on "25 years of Pesticide Residue Monitoring at the WSDA in cooperation with the USDA".

10/08/2015 - Live music at CWU: Fort Vine

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Tue, 2015-10-06 20:00
In case you missed them the first time around, indie/folk sensation Fort Vine is headed back to CWU for a their second serenade Thursday, Oct. 8 with an acoustic teaser at noon in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Pit, and a full show at 8 p.m. in the same location. The Show is free to attend and open to the public.
This four-piece folk group is making the trek back after co-founders Nyna Nelson (a CWU alumna) and Trevor Tunison (a New York native) played here together as part of CWU’s spring 2014 live music lineup. Now they’re returning with full band in toe, ready to play music off their recently released album, “One In The Same,” which was fully funded via fan contribution.
In addition to “One In The Same,” Fort Vine recently released “A Song a Day in the Month of May 2015,” which features songs written each day in May. Listen to these and more online at
For more information contact Campus Activities at 509-963-1450 or

10/10/2015 - CWU Friendship Gathering and Pow Wow

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Tue, 2015-10-06 20:00
The sounds of traditional Native American drums and songs will fill the air on Saturday, Oct. 10 at the CWU Pow Wow. The Center for Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ) invite the CWU and Ellensburg communities to join in the celebration of Native American culture while learning about Native American traditions and history. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the CWU Japanese Garden Lawn there will be a variety of events and activities for all ages. From festive dancing to cultural storytelling to musical performances by Spirit of Renegade and Indian Nation, the CWU Pow Wow is offered free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by the CDSJ and is made possible in part thanks to a generous grant from the Muckleshoot Tribe. For more information, please contact the CDSJ at 509-963-2122 or

10/05/2015 - Scholar Joshua Dale Discusses Cuteness

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Mon, 2015-10-05 20:00
Do you feel powerless when you see an image of a cute kitten? What makes it cute? And why do you start making funny noises when you look at it? On Monday, Oct. 5 at 4:30 p.m. in Black Hall room 152, the Douglas Honors College (DHC) Lecture Series will get serious about the power of ?cute? as it hosts Cute Studies Scholar Joshua Dale for an interactive discussion about the human response to cuteness. Joshua Dale is a faculty member of the Department of Foreign Languages and Foreign Literatures at Tokyo Gakugei University and the editor of ?Cute Studies,? a forthcoming special issue of The East Asian Journal of Popular Culture. Join the DHC for this free event and learn something about yourself and your reaction to the world around you. For more information, contact Madelyne Weber at 509-963-1900 or

10/10/2015 - Kittitas Connect: Downtown Storm Drain Stenciling Project

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sun, 2015-10-04 20:00
Have you ever stopped to consider where wastewater ends up once it washes down city storm drains? Contrary to what you may assume, it does not go to a treatment plant but rather directly into the streams and rivers that surround Ellensburg. The drains are designed to redirect rainwater, but unfortunately pollutants and contaminants do get mixed in. In an effort to educate the public about the problem, the CWU Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE) is hosting Kittitas Connect: Downtown Storm Drain Stenciling, a fun and free event which will offer volunteers a chance to leave their touch on the streets of downtown Ellensburg by marking the city?s storm drains with a ?Dump no Waste, Drains to River? spray paint stencil. Event registration begins at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10 in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Pit and volunteers will depart at 10 a.m. for various downtown locations. Free and open to everyone, this event is co-sponsored by the CLCE and the City of Ellensburg. For more information contact the CLCE at 509-963-1850, email, visit their website at or stop by their office in SURC 256.

10/10/2015 - 3rd Annual Roslyn Mountain Ale Festival

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sun, 2015-10-04 20:00
Join us for the 3rd Annual Roslyn Mountain Ale Festival 

The Mountain Ale Festival will be set in the charming town of Roslyn, WA on Saturday, October 10th 2015 and feature over 15 of the Washington's best Breweries as well as live music!

Get your tickets here:
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Or call (509) 925-2002

10/12/2015 - Monday Movie Madness: ?Minions?

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sun, 2015-10-04 20:00
Where: SURC Theatre
Times: 7 and 9:30 p.m.
Cost: Free for CWU students w/ID, $3 GA
91 min • Comedy/Family • Closed captioning available
Directed by Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin
“Minions” is a movie that’s just as good as the films that spawned it. As a spinoff from the popular “Despicable Me” movies, “Minions” is about the characters that took a backseat as the goofy sidekicks that are now thrust into the limelight as their quest to find the ultimate super villain takes them on a hilarious adventure.
Why it’s worth seeing: Arguably the best parts of “Despicable Me” rolled into one cute, yellow little ball of a movie.
For fans of: “Despicable Me (1 and 2)” and “Inside Out.”

10/13/2015 - Evolving Threats to Cyber Security featuring special agent Frank Harrill

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sun, 2015-10-04 20:00
Special agent Frank Harrill will be addressing the current digital threat landscape, emphasizing the increasing frequency of sophisticated attacks targeting personally identifiable information. Best practices to mitigate this risk will be discussed. 

10/14/2015 - Unheard Voices: Breast Cancer Awareness (Live Music)

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sun, 2015-10-04 20:00
In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the CWU Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE) is bringing back ?Unheard Voices? on Wednesday, Oct. 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at D&M Coffee in Downtown Ellensburg. This free event is open to the public and will offer an opportunity to enjoy live musical performances by CWU student David De Guzman and Ellensburg community member Kyle Bain, singer/guitarist of local band Centaur Midwife. The CLCE suggests a $5 donation at the door to support the Community Health of Central Washington (CHCW) ?Tough Enough to Wear Pink? fund, which provides breast cancer screenings to Central Washington residents. Don?t miss this opportunity to share in a fun evening of live music while supporting your community and helping those in need. For more information call the CLCE at 509-963-1850 or email

10/08/2015 - Cartooning the Evergreen State

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sat, 2015-10-03 20:00
Nylander Humanities Speakers Series Presents: Milt Priggee Nationally syndicated political cartoonist, formerly of The Spokesman Review Humanities Washington sparks conversation and critical thinking using story as a catalyst, nurturing thoughtful and engaged communities across our state. Speakers Bureau fosters inquiring minds through engaging conversations about history, culture, geopolitical issues and more. For more information, visit Hosted By: Ellensburg Public Library and Kittitas Valley League of Women Voters

10/09/2015 - Haunted Forest & Corn Maze

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sat, 2015-10-03 20:00
Haunted Forest & Corn Maze
Every Thursday and Friday in October 
beginning October 9th 

Cost: $10 for 12 years and up, $8 under 12

Enter if you dare.
If you make it out alive, warm up alongside our fire pit and enjoy a late night meal from the Farm Kitchen Cafe. 

6181 Wilson Creek Road, Ellensburg
(509) 899-2002

10/09/2015 - Iron Horse Porch Evening

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sat, 2015-10-03 20:00
Four course meal paired with four 16 oz brews from Iron Horse Brewery. 

10/08/2015 - Cartooning the Evergreen State

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Fri, 2015-10-02 20:00
A conversation about local political cartoons and what is considered acceptable commentary in the 21st century. Hosted by: Ellensburg Public Library and Kittitas Valley League of Women Voters.