Variety is the spice of 360 ... or something like that. There’s some fun stuff going on over the next week, and some may require you to get away from your home base. Take a chance, and get out and about.

June 13-15

“The Pirates of Penzance,” the famed comic opera by Gilbert and Sullivan, will open at 7 p.m. June 13 in the Viola Community Center.

APOD Productions will stage the production, which continues at 7 p.m. June 14 and concludes with two shows June 15 at 2 and 7 p.m.

Advance tickets may be purchased at BookPeople of Moscow or online at apodproductions.org. Cost is $12 for adults and $8 for children ages 6-12. At the door, tickets will cost $15 and $10, and may be purchased for cash or check only. Children aged 5 and younger are admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

The opera’s official premiere was Dec. 31, 1879, in New York City, and its popularity has continued.

The community center is at 1007 Rothfork Road.

June 14 and 16

“Galaxies” is the name of a planetarium multimedia lecture to be given at 7 p.m. June 14 and 5 p.m. June 16 in the Washington State University planetarium on the Pullman campus.

Galaxies are impressive large-scale structures in the universe, and each island universe is a complex ecosystem of gravity, light, matter and dark matter, according to the planetarium website. Each galaxy contains hundreds of billions of stars.

The planetarium is in Room 231 of Sloan Hall. Admission costs $5 (cash or check only) and is free for ages 6 and younger.

June 15

The Palouse Folklore Society will sponsor a community contra dance the evening of June 15 at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse south of Moscow.

A covered-dish meal begins at 6:30 p.m. and dance lessons begin at 7:30 p.m. The dance will go from 8 to 10:30 p.m.

The band is Arvid Lundin and Deep Roots, and Nora Scott of Spokane will be the caller.

Cost is $6 for PFS members, $8 regular price and $5 for first-time dancers.

The schoolhouse is at the intersection of Eid and Blaine roads and specific directions with a map may be found online at www.palousefolk.org/general.htm.

June 15

Lewiston-Clarkston Valley-based rock band Faith & Fable will headline a show the night of June 15 at
Third Wheel in downtown Lewiston.

Also taking the stage that night will be Bombshell Molly, Silent Theory and Homewreckr. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Faith & Fable members are Charity Goodell (lead vocals), Kris Dugger (guitar), Dave Delva (guitar), Max Castle (bass) and Michael Goodell (drums, backing vocals), according to the band’s social media account.

Cost is $7.50 in advance and $10 at the door. Tickets may be purchased at the venue, 1634 Main St.; Sports Edition; Alibi; and online at www.purplepass.com.

June 19

A historical look at quilts made in the early United States of America are the subject of a talk at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Troy Historical Society.

click to enlarge Photo by Joye Dillman -- This 1861 bedcover quilt is in the NSDAR Museum's quilt collection. It is currently on display in the ?A Piece of Her Mind: Culture and Technology in American Quilts? exhibition at the Museum in Washington, D.C.  - JOYE DILLMAN
Joye Dillman
Photo by Joye Dillman -- This 1861 bedcover quilt is in the NSDAR Museum's quilt collection. It is currently on display in the ?A Piece of Her Mind: Culture and Technology in American Quilts? exhibition at the Museum in Washington, D.C.

The talk, by Joye Dillman of Pullman, is titled “A Piece of Her Mind: Masterpiece Quilts from the DAR Museum.” Dillman is a member of Lewiston’s Alice Whitman Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, and is a DAR National Museum docent. She will include pictures and historical information on some of the first quilts made in early America.

The historical society museum currently has on display the group’s 1992 Centennial Quilt, a 1930s-era quilt made by the Do-A-Bit Ladies Group and a 1904 Signature Quilt made by a Troy ladies group formed in the town’s early years.

The society is at 421 S. Main St.

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