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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Magical, mirthful Mel McCuddin is at the Art Spirit Gallery this month



This Friday, October 12 the Art Spirit Gallery at 415 Sherman in downtown Coeur d'Alene opens their annual Mel McCuddin show with 66 new works by one of the region's favorite artists. There's an artist reception from 5-8pm, and the show runs through November 10.

Mel McCuddin was born in Spokane in 1933. He studied at EWU, Fort Wright College and Spokane Arts Center (an extension of WSU). He begins a painting with no idea in mind and when he begins painting and idea suggests itself. He paints directly on the canvas with no preliminary drawing or outline. The paint is poured, dripped, rubbed or wiped, and he uses his fingers and rags as much as brushes. And the result is amazing.

Mel says his justification for this year's work is that he's trying to put something worthwhile into the world and to make paintings that cannot be forgotten. When you see his paintings, you'll agree...mission accomplished!

Go to theartspiritgallery.com for more information and to view the show online. But really, do come and see Mel McCuddin's work in person!


Keb Mo plays the Bing Sunday



Grammy winner Keb' Mo' is Solo is at the Bing Crosby Theater this Sunday, October 14 at 7:30 pm. Go to bingcrosbytheater.com for your tickets.

Spokane Symphony Pops: Cirque De La Symphonie Oct 13



Gravity-defying cirque feats are set to classical masterpieces performed by the Spokane Symphony, with conductor Morihiko Nakahara, in a special performance this Saturday, October 13. Enjoy the amazing, acrobatic feats, dancers and jugglers. This jaw-dropping fusion of two art forms will wow symphony audiences of all ages as the award-winning artists of Cirque de la Symphonie push themselves to the limit on and above the stage.

For tickets and more information, visit www.spokanesymphony.org.


Modern Masters: Group f/64 photography exhibition at the MAC



The MAC presents 'Modern Masters: Group f.64' featuring nearly 50 photographic images representing five of the most important photographers in the world: Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, Willard Van Dyke, Brett Weston, and Edward Weston. The exhibition runs through February 3, 2019.

Founded in 1932, Group f.64 was an informal association of Bay Area photographers devoted to exhibiting and promoting a new direction in photography. Led by Ansel Adams and Edward Weston, the group was established as a challenge to pictorialism, a popular movement on the West Coast, which favored painterly, hand-manipulated, soft-focus prints. This small association of innovators named their organization Group f.64 after the large-format camera aperture, which produces the maximum depth of field so that everything from the immediate foreground to the distant background is in sharp focus, yielding crisp, graphic compositions.

Go to www.northwestmuseum.org for more information.


Fall Festival this weekend at Hayden's New Leaf Nursery



New Leaf Nursery in Hayden, at Highway 95 and Lancaster, is having their Fall Festival this Friday, Saturday & Sunday, October 12-14. Fun for the whole family including a hay maze, free petting zoo, local artisans and vendors, pony rides, bouncy house, refreshments and more.

Get details on Facebook at New Leaf Nursery Fall Festival.


Tickets on sale now for Jim Gaffigan Arena show in April



Tickets are on sale now for funny man Jim Gaffigan, a three-time Grammy nominated comedian, actor, writer, producer, two-time New York Times best-selling author, Emmy winning top touring performer, and multi-platinum-selling recording artist coming to the Spokane Arena April 28, 2019. He is known around the world for his unique brand of humor, which largely revolves around his observations on life.

In addition to two seasons of the semi-fictitious Jim Gaffigan Show, which he wrote and produced with his wife Jeannie, and his widely popular stand-up comedy specials, Gaffigan has guest starred on many television comedies and dramas, ranging from Portlandia and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt to HBO's cult hits Flight of the Concords and Bored to Death to dramatic roles in Law & Order.

Ticketswest has your seats at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

Free community concert at Hazen & Jaeger Valley

Hazen & Jaeger Valley Funeral Home presents a free monthly community concert, featuring vocal trio, Grace Notes. It's Thursday, October 11 at 1pm. The hour-long program is free to the public, with refreshments and raffle prizes at the end.

Grace Notes is part of Project Joy, the Senior Entertainers Network of Spokane, composed of entertainers 50 years of age or older who provide entertainment for care centers, assisted living facilities, retirement complexes, civic and fraternal organizations, schools, and special events. The performers are volunteers who want to share joy using their particular talent. Project Joy has 40 different entertaining groups with over 220 volunteers.

Call 509-924-9700 for additional details.


Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream at the Arena Oct 18-21



Celebrate what's possible as five Disney heroines spark the courage inside us all at Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream. See these heroines help make wishes come true. Mickey and friends join in the fun.

Performance times: Thursday, October 18 at 7pm, Friday, October 19 at 7pm, Saturday, October 20 at 11:30am, 3:30pm & 7pm, and Sunday, October 21 at 11:30am & 3:30pm.

Tickets available at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.


Spokane Entertainment District Events



Here are this week's events:

Wednesday, October 10
Longmire author Craig Johnson - 7pm, Bing Crosby Theater
The Next Big Thing - 7pm, Knitting Factory - SOLD OUT

Thursday, October 11
REI & Teton Gravity Research presents FAR OUT - 7:30pm, Bing Crosby Theater

Saturday, October 13
Pigs On The Wing - Finding the Dark Side of the Moon - 8pm, Bing Crosby Theater
Hatebreed - 7:30pm, Knitting Factory
Spokane Symphony Pops 1: Cirque de la Symphonie - 8pm, The Fox

Sunday, October 14
Keb' Mo' Solo - 7:30pm, Bing Crosby Theater

Monday, October 15
Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra - 7:30pm, The Fox

For more information, visit spokaneentertainmentdistrict.com.

Spokane Showdown Wheelchair basketball tournament at the HUB



This weekend, wheelchair basketball teams from Seattle, Tacoma, Portland and Salt Lake are coming to face off against Spokane's St. Luke's and ParaSport teams in the opening tournament for the 2018-2019 season at the HUB Sports Center. The games are on Saturday, October 13 8am-6pm and Sunday, October 14 8am-2pm.

Go to hubsportscenter.org for all the details.


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