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05/17/2015 - CWU presents Mahler?s Symphony No. 2: 200 musicians on stage

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Fri, 2015-05-15 20:00
Gustav Mahler?s Symphony No. 2, The Resurrection Symphony, is the first all-embracing work of the Austrian composer's symphonies to make use of voices as well as the orchestra, and on Sunday, May 17 at 4 p.m. in the Jerilyn S. McIntyre Music Building Concert Hall the CWU Symphony Orchestra will join members of the Yakima Symphony Orchestra to present Mahler?s masterpiece. In support of Mahler?s work and vision, this production will be accompanied by the Yakima Symphony Chorus, the CWU Men?s Chorus and the CWU Women?s Chorus. Don't miss this epic concert event, with more than 200 musicians on stage! Doors open at 3 p.m. and patrons are encouraged to arrive early to be seated by 3:50 p.m. The cost of admission is $20 for the general public, $10 for seniors, children and students with a student ID, and advance ticket purchase is highly recommended at www.cwu.edu/tickets. For more information, please contact the CWU Department of Music at 509-963-1216 or music@cwu.edu.

05/18/2015 - CWU Monday Movie Madness: Kingsman: The Secret Service

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Fri, 2015-05-15 20:00
May 18
Monday Movie Madness: “Kingsman: The Secret Service”
Two showings: 7 and 9:30 p.m. • SURC Theatre
Free for CWU students w/ ID, $3 GA
Closed Captioning Available
Campus Activities • 509-963-1450 

05/18/2015 - CWU Monday Movie Madness: Kingsman: The Secret Service

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Fri, 2015-05-15 20:00
May 18
Monday Movie Madness: “Kingsman: The Secret Service”
Two showings: 7 and 9:30 p.m. • SURC Theatre
Free for CWU students w/ ID, $3 GA
Closed Captioning Available
Campus Activities • 509-963-1450 

05/19/2015 - KYVCLT Open House-Affordable Homeownership

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Fri, 2015-05-15 20:00
The Kittitas Yakima Valley Community Land Trust Open House for 2nd Affordable Homeownership Opportunity

609 South Ruby Street 
Tuesday, May 19th from 4:00pm-7:00pm
General public is welcome and encouraged to attend- an exciting opportunity to tour a CLT affordable home. 

05/19/2015 - CWU Queer Film Series presents Show Me Love

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Fri, 2015-05-15 20:00
In an effort to increase awareness and acceptance of the LGBTQIA+ community on the CWU campus, the Center for Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ) will present their Queer Film Series Tuesday, May 19 at 7 p.m. in Black Hall room 151. The series concludes with a screening of director Lukas Moodysson’s “Show Me Love.” This event is free and open to the public.
 
This Swedish drama recounts the story of two teenage girls in a small-town in Sweden. The two girls, Elin (Alexandra Dahlström) and Agnes (Rebecka Liljeberg) fall for each other amid the backdrop of a town where nothing exciting seems to happen.   
 
 
 

05/19/2015 - Lion Rock Visiting Writers Series presents Poet/Author Tim Siebles

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Fri, 2015-05-15 20:00
The CWU Lion Rock Visiting Writers Series hosts it?s final writer for Spring quarter this month, featuring poet and author Tim Siebles. The CWU and Ellensburg communities are invited to attend this free reading and interactive discussion Tuesday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Theatre. Preceding his presentation, Siebles will offer a Craft Talk reception at 3 p.m. at the Museum of Culture and Environment (MCE) in the Dean Hall lobby, where attendees will have the opportunity to meet Siebles and participate in a discussion about his work. Siebles is a visiting professor at the Stonecoast MFA Writing Program sponsored by the University of Southern Maine, is the author of several poetry collections and has had work featured in several literary anthologies. He was one of five poetry finalists for the 2012 National Book Award and in 2013 he received the Pen Oakland Josephine Miles Award for poetry and received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Misericordia University for his literary accomplishments. For more information please contact the CWU Department of English at 509-963-1546 or English@cwu.edu.

05/15/2015 - Queen of Spades Garden Club - Annual Plant Sale

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Thu, 2015-05-14 20:00
Join Queen of Spades Garden Club for their annual Plant Sale Friday May 15 and Saturday May 16   Perennials, annuals, herbs, vegetables, ground covers, berries, trees, shrubs, house plants, miscellaneous garden mercantile.   For More information please call Stephanie Pratt at  509-925-2580.  All proceeds benefit local public beautification and education projects.

05/15/2015 - Eastern Washington BrewFest in Central Washington

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Thu, 2015-05-14 20:00

Iron Horse Brewery Presents...
Eastern Washington BrewFest in Central Washington

Participating Breweries:

Icicle Brewery
Wild Earth Brewing
Yakima Craft
Top Frog Brewery
Orlison Brewing Co.
Alpine Brewing Co
Badger Mt. Brewing
Bale Breaker
Colockum Brewing Company

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Iron Horse Brewery Announces Eastern Washington Brewfest in Central Washington on May 16th from 5-10
Giving a High-Five to Washington Craft Breweries East of the Cascades.

ELLENSBURG, WA  (April 4, 2014) Iron Horse Brewery has announced plans to host the Eastern Washington Brewfest in Central Washington on May 16th. The brewfest will take place in and around Iron Horse’s new downtown location, [the pub] with tastings offered from 9.5 different breweries located in Central and Eastern Washington.

“We hosted a similar brewfest about three years ago and we’ve been trying ever since to bring it back,” said Retail Manager, Suzanne Vargas. “With the brewery expansion complete and the move to [the pub], the time finally seemed right. Also we like to have fun and we want to have fun with other people who make beer. Oh and people who like to taste it as well,” commented Vargas.

 The Brewfest

This brewfest is targeted towards beer enthusiasts as well as local accounts in and around Central and Eastern Washington. The 4-5 o’clock hour will host area restaurant and bar reps allowing for participating craft breweries to showcase their product. “We hope that new relationships are formed in the first hour of this event between breweries and bar & restaurant staff. We believe craft beer is in good taste, not an acquired taste and want as many craft options as possible available to people when they go out to eat or to grab a drink. Beyond that we want to get as many people excited and familiar with beer from this side of the mountains,” said Director of Marketing Jared Vallejo. “Also, brewfests are fun and we want to give people a Friday night that is better than sitting around in your underwear eating salisbury steak. Unless you like that sort of thing, which is fine because salisbury steak is delicious,” added Vallejo.

The event opens to the public at 5pm. Tickets can be purchased online at : http://www.showclix.com/event/EasternWABREWFEST  for  $20 and include 6 tastings and a keepsake glass. Additional tastings can be purchased onsite. There will be food available for purchase by our neighbors, Brisket Barbecue, and live music throughout the evening. Contact tess@ironhorsebrewery.com with questions.


Info: http://www.ironhorsebrewery.com/2014/04/eastern-washington-brewfest-in-central-washington/

05/15/2015 - Central Theatre Ensemble presents: ?Fiddler on the Roof?

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Thu, 2015-05-14 20:00
Central Theatre Ensemble presents: “Fiddler on the Roof”
May 8-9 & 14-16 at 7:30 p.m.
May 10 & 17 at 2 p.m.
McConnell Auditorium · Reserved Seating Adults $15-20 Students/Seniors $12-18 CWU Student w/ID $7. Advanced purchase recommended.
Winner of 9 Tony Awards, a record-setting Broadway run and a musical score that has withstood the test of time, “Fiddler on the Roof” has enriched audiences world-wide for decades.  Based on the writings of Sholem Aleichem, the story follows a simple Milkman, Tevye as he navigates the rough waters of a turbulent time.  As Tevye raises 5 daughters, he struggles to maintain his familial and cultural traditions as the currents of political and social change pull his family further and apart. Strewn with such classics as “Tradition,” “If I Were a Rich Man” and  “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” patrons will be humming the music from “Sunrise [to] Sunset.” Full of warmth, humor and a beautiful musical score, “Fiddler on the Roof” is sure to please audiences for years to come.
Parents may consider some material unsuitable for their youngest children.
May include situations, language, or actions that may startle some patrons.
Theatre Arts Department · www.cwu.edu/theatre · 509-963-1273 

05/15/2015 - Spring Concert Featuring Seattle Artists Sol, Grynch and Nacho Picasso

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Thu, 2015-05-14 20:00

The Associated Students of CWU (ASCWU) Student Government is hosting three up-and-coming Northwest musicians Friday, May 15 at 8 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Ballroom; doors open at 7:15 p.m. The concert will feature Seattle hip-hip artist Sol as the headliner, with opening acts by rappers Grynch and Nacho Picasso. Thanks to a special offer from the ASCWU-Student Government, tickets for CWU students are free and can be picked up at the Wildcat Shop in the SURC or at the door the night of the event. Tickets are $35 for general admission and are available online at www.cwu.edu/tickets or at the door the night of the event as well. This concert is for ages 18 and over and all attendees must bring ID. 

Sol, Grynch and Nacho Picasso are all established and well-known artists in the Seattle area. Each has shared stages with some of the biggest names in hip-hop today including Macklemore and Big Sean. Grynch will be playing at Sasquatch! music festival at the Gorge this year and Nacho Picasso will be featured at Bumbershoot, a Seattle music and arts festival. Sol just returned from a national tour with Zion I, The Grouch and Eligh.

For more information, contact Rob Lane, ASCWU Vice President for Student Life and Facilities, at 509-963-1697 or ascwustulife@cwu.edu

05/16/2015 - Burgstock Battle of the Bands

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Thu, 2015-05-14 20:00
Musicians from around the state will gather at Cornerstone Pie in downtown Ellensburg for 88.1 The ?Burg?s the third annual ?Burgstock? Battle of the Bands Saturday, May 16 from 3 to 10 p.m. This event is free and open to everyone. One of the goals of Burgstock is to find and promote promising local talent, and the festival serves as a means of exposure for these yet-to-be-discovered musicians. The hip-hop competition starts at 3 p.m. and the main event, the battle of the bands, starts at 4 p.m. The winning band of ?Burgstock? will be awarded free studio recording time at Seattle?s Fast Back Studios as well as a coveted spot at the 2016 Fisherman?s Village Music Festival, held in downtown Everett and sponsored by the Everett Music Initiative. In addition to a night filled with incredible music, attendees will also have a chance to win two four-day passes and a camping permit to the 2015 Sasquatch Music Festival. Don?t miss out on this annual concert event and your opportunity to see the promising local artists of today and potential stars of tomorrow. For more information, contact KCWU-FM Brand Manager Elena Larrabee at 509-963-2246 or brandmgr@cwu.edu.

05/16/2015 - Headshot Party!

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Thu, 2015-05-14 20:00
Need an updated professional headshot for your business card or linked in profile or a new profile picture?

You're invited to the Headshot Party!

Where: Claim Clothing (315 N Pearl St.)
When: Saturday May 16th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Come get a mini makeover by trained stylists before snapping a headshot with a professional photographer. Featuring a full refreshment & dessert table!

Thank you to our sponsors: Claim Clothing, Mary Kay- Kim Hansen, Samantha McFarlen Photography, and The Gym!

For more info call: (509) 925-2002

05/16/2015 - Central Theatre Ensemble presents: ?Fiddler on the Roof?

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Thu, 2015-05-14 20:00
Central Theatre Ensemble presents: ?Fiddler on the Roof?
May 8-9 & 14-16 at 7:30 p.m.
May 10 & 17 at 2 p.m.
McConnell Auditorium · Reserved Seating Adults $15-20 Students/Seniors $12-18 CWU Student w/ID $7. Advanced purchase recommended.
Winner of 9 Tony Awards, a record-setting Broadway run and a musical score that has withstood the test of time, ?Fiddler on the Roof? has enriched audiences world-wide for decades.  Based on the writings of Sholem Aleichem, the story follows a simple Milkman, Tevye as he navigates the rough waters of a turbulent time.  As Tevye raises 5 daughters, he struggles to maintain his familial and cultural traditions as the currents of political and social change pull his family further and apart. Strewn with such classics as ?Tradition,? ?If I Were a Rich Man? and  ?Matchmaker, Matchmaker? patrons will be humming the music from ?Sunrise [to] Sunset.? Full of warmth, humor and a beautiful musical score, ?Fiddler on the Roof? is sure to please audiences for years to come.
Parents may consider some material unsuitable for their youngest children.
May include situations, language, or actions that may startle some patrons.
Theatre Arts Department · www.cwu.edu/theatre · 509-963-1273 

05/14/2015 - #TBT screening of ?The Breakfast Club?

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Wed, 2015-05-13 20:00
Who wants to watch movies indoors when you can sprawl out on the grass and enjoy the spring weather? A special Throwback Thursday (#TBT) outdoor screening of ?The Breakfast Club? will be held Thursday, May 14 at 8 p.m. on the CWU Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) East Lawn. This event is free and open to the public. Celebrating 30 years since its release, ?The Breakfast Club? follows five high school students who meet in detention and, during their time together, find they have more in common than they first thought. If the weather rains on this #TBT parade, the event will move indoors to the SURC Pit. Closed captioning is available, please contact event staff 30 minutes prior to the film. For more information please contact Billie Syverson, Campus Activities student programmer, at 509-963-1450 or syversonb@cwu.edu.

05/15/2015 - National Fine Art Show & Auction & Art of Wine

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Wed, 2015-05-13 20:00
Over 100 artists works represented annually. Artist booths open Friday through Sunday beginning at 10:00 a.m. each day. Saturday night auction with over 100 original works of art begins at 6:00 p.m. (ticket required). Additional Sunday Auction under consideration. Event includes quick draws, artist demonstrations and poster signings.
This year the art show will include Art of Wine a Wine Tasting Event 

05/15/2015 - Cle Elum Coffee Club

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Wed, 2015-05-13 20:00
Join us for Cle Elum Coffee Club at Encompass Engineering, brought to you by the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce.

The Cle Elum Coffee Club meets the third Friday of each month , from 9 -10 am. Coffee Club is an informal networking opportunity to share your business with others in the community, it is free and open to any business in the county.
For more information about the Cle Elum Coffee Club call
509-925-2002
Enjoy Coffee, Treats and don't forget to bring your business cards for the door prize raffle.

05/14/2015 - Chamber Lunch & Learn

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Tue, 2015-05-12 20:00
Join The Kittitas County Chamber if Commerce for 
Lunch & Learn
Thursday May 14th from noon-1:00pm at Rodeo City BBQ

Chelsea Maguire, Better Business Bureau speaker will present on common types of scams targeting our communities and also highlighting the best ways to lower risk of becoming an identity theft victim. 

Free to attend
Lunch can be purchased from Rodeo City BBQ
 

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