Arts Wrap: Drawn Together Arts, Lily LaMotte, Donald Gardner Stacy and Dishman Hills Pilsner

Drawn Together Arts, a new performing arts company, will present a series of short staged readings and cabaret performances at the Art Spirit Gallery at 415 E. Sherman Ave. at Coeur d’Alene, and the first of these events will be Steve Martin’s “Picasso” at Lapin Agile.

Set in 1904, this absurd Off-Broadway play features Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein as they meet in a Parisian cafe. The show takes place at 7:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday and tickets are $ 20. For more information visit drawingé

Lily LaMotte visits Wishing Tree

Author Lily LaMotte will discuss her recent mid-level graphic novel “Measuring Up” at an in-person event hosted by Wishing Tree Books at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Leaving Taiwan for his new home in Seattle, 12-year-old Cici is particularly worried about settling, integrating and, even worse, missing his grandmother’s 70th birthday. Cici can’t come back to Taiwan on her own, but winning the grand prize in a children’s cooking contest might just give her enough money to buy her grandmother a ticket to Seattle.

The event will feature an interview with LaMotte by a local student and a “graphic novel demonstration”. If you go: Wishing Tree Books, 1410 E. 11th Ave., (509) 315-9875 and

Collection of publications by local poets

Poems from the Past and the Future by local poet Donald Gardner Stacy is a collection of works over 50 years old, including three and a half years of transformation spent in Kunming, Yunnan, People’s Republic of China.

“The element of the passage of time frequently comes into play in this small collection as a thematic structure within several of these poems, none of which is very long. In some cases, the initial composition of the poem has revealed its own form, ”says a press release from RoseDog Books.

“Other times, the poem in question avoids form altogether, relying entirely on the sound of the concatenation of the individual words that compose it.” For more information on the new collection, visit

Dishman Hills Pilsner at YaYa Brewing

In collaboration with Dishman Hills Conservancy, YaYa Brewing Co. launched Dishman Hills Pilsner, a new light beer created to “help raise awareness and fund local conservation efforts.” Ten percent of the proceeds from Dishman Hills Pilsner sales will go to conservation.

The oldest land trust in Washington State, the Dishman Hills Conservancy was founded in 1906. In cooperation with Spokane County Parks and the Washington Department of Natural Resources, conservation manages and manages the Dishman Hills Conservation Areas. For more information visit

To celebrate the release, collaborators will host a launch party at YaYa Brewing at 4 p.m. Friday. If you go: YaYa Brewing Co., 11712 E. Montgomery Drive, Spokane Valley,

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