The neighbors are tarring their driveway? Your handyman is finally getting ’round to flushing the septic tank? For whatever reason, you’ve suddenly realized you really NEED to get out of town this weekend?
No worries. Just in time, here’s a short list of events you might take in around the region this weekend:
Wenatchee Winter Wine Gala, a fundraiser at the Wenatchee Valley Museum, features 18 wineries, representing winners of the Foothills Magazine 2012 North Central Washington Wine Awards, including Beaumont Cellars, Chateau Faire Le Pont, Horan Estates, Jones of Washington, Fielding Hills and more . 6 p.m. Saturday in Wenatchee, $45; 509-888-6240 or www.wvmcc.org.
Fertile Ground arts festival in Portland is billed as a citywide festival of new works. It starts today (Thursday, Jan. 24) and continues through Feb. 3, with a full schedule of world-premiere theater, visual art exhibits and more. www.fertilegroundpdx.org.
The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival in Vancouver, B.C., continues through Feb. 3. Among performers on the festival calendar this weekend is dancer and performance artist Hiroaki Umeda, called “one of Japan’s most exciting artists, bringing together light, sound and movement with astonishing force and style” in a performance that plays with the sensation of color, drenching the stage in layers of red, blue and purple, framing Umeda’s constantly moving body. 604-605-8284 or pushfestival.ca .