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‘Willy’ at the museum

“Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” will be shown at the Yakima Valley Museum, 2105 Tieton Drive, at 7 p.m. Friday.

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Carpino plays the music – you sing

Way before he became known as a “karaoke master,” Dwayne Carpino was involved in the music business.

‘Normal’ play to open

“Next to Normal” is a deeply moving, Pulitzer Prize winning piece of theater; it opens at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Uptown Theatre, 1300 Jadwin Ave.

Comedy opens Friday

“Hollywood Hillbillies” a comedy about family differences opens on the Grandview Middle School stage, 1401 W. Second St., at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow. An additional performance is scheduled Saturday.

Learn to paint

The art of painting Indian elephants and giraffes in watercolors will be offered at the Allied Arts Gallery, 89 Lee Blvd, May 6.

Country artist to entertain

“James Otto Unplugged” will be presented at the Perham Hall at the Old Warehouse, 703 Railroad Ave., at 8 p.m. Sunday.

Comedy opens tonight

The Sunnyside Christian High School cast of “Up the Stage Over” opens at 7 p.m. today with a cast of 12 drama students under the director of Candace Bosma.

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VTC set designer is ‘Quite happy’

The talents of a newcomer to community theater will be prominently on display when the curtain opens at the Princess Theatre April 28, for Valley Theater Company’s presentation of “Painting Churches.”

Art Walk, Gala seeks artists

The call has gone out for artists interested in taking part in the 14th Annual Art Walk and Wine Gala on July 15.

Yakima plans May fiesta

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Yakima County will host the Yakima 2017 Cinco de Mayor Fiesta May 6-7 in downtown Yakima.

Garden Expo dates set

The Inland Empire Gardeners 18th annual Spring Garden Expo will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 13 at the Spokane Community Lair Building, 1810 N. Greene St.

Vanilla Ice at state fair

The “I Love the 90’s” Tour comes to the Washington State Fair on Sept. 15.

Old School rock at fair

The legend and the look are among the latest acts to be booked for the Central Washington State Fair in September.

“John Muir” theme of play

The story of John Muir, a mountaineer, naturalist and founder of the Sierra Club is the focus of a one-man play being presented at 7 p.m. Saturday, at the Gesa Power House Theater, 111 N. Sixth Ave.

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Hillbilly antics to take over Grandview stage

After weeks of rehearsals, and school closures due to winter weather, the Grandview High School Drama Club is nearly ready to present its spring musical.