If you’re a lover of the arts, the North Coast is the place for you to be this week. You can learn how to draw the many natural textures of the fall season, take part in a literary discussion over tea, listen to live music or learn about Clatsop County’s arts industry and culture.
Join the Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita for an exploration into the colorful textures of fall botanical drawings. From fall fruit and fungi to fall leaves and seed pods, the fall season is rich with colorful objects of all kinds of distinct textures. For this workshop, you’re invited to bring a variety of things found in nature this time of year, especially those with shiny, mottled, speckled or streaked textures. Instructor Dorota Haber-Lehigh, an artist, naturalist and educator, will teach you how to draw them with colored pencils. The workshop runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the cost is $45. For more information, visit the center’s website.
Take in the weekend with a warm cup of tea and scones while hearing from Patricia Brown, the author of the book, A Recipe for Dying, in the series called the Coastal Coffee Club Mysteries. The La Tea Da Tea Room in Tillamook puts on monthly Literary Tea events like this to bring people together to enjoy tea and tasty treats and to learn about local authors and their books. This month you can join Brown for a discussion about her book, which follows a retired school teacher and her friends in investigating murders in a small coastal town. The conversation starts at 3:30 p.m., and the cost is $5 per person, which includes tea and scones.
Dance the night away at the Sou’Wester Lodge in Seaview starting at 8 p.m. this Saturday. Husband and wife duo Papi Fimbres and Shana Lindbeck of Dreckig will play high-energy dance music with vocals in multiple languages, percussion instruments, synthesizers and drum machines. The group Mondegreen, a dream pop and moon-rock band from Portland, will also treat the audience to their music. Ash Dybvig, known as Theda, will perform vocals, flute and guitar while Dustin Dybvig, known as Brass Clouds and Horse Feathers, will play the drums, keys and bass. Learn more about this free night of music here.
Come enjoy a Sunday brunch with live music at The Bridgewater Bistro in Astoria from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. This restaurant, known for its award-winning American fusion and gourmet cuisine and its extensive views of the Columbia River, often hosts live music for its guests. This Sunday, Buzz Rogowski will entertain brunch-goers with his original tunes and his repertoire of pop music by Elton John, The Beatles, Neil Young and more.
Support and learn about professional artists of the area at the first ever Clatsop County Arts Summit at the Seaside Civic and Convention Center. The Arts Council of Clatsop County is putting on this mix of activities, discussions, workshops and presentations about the county’s arts industry and culture. This free event runs from 1 to 5:30 p.m. and you can pre-register for it here or learn more information on the event's Facebook page.
There's a lot more fun going on around the coast. To found out about other art happenings and activities that fuel your mind, body and soul, browse through our North Coast Daytime Events page. For live music, karaoke, trivia nights and theater performances, see what's happening on our North Coast Nightlife calendar.