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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Komen Race for the Cure is April 26



The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Series is the world's largest and most successful education and fundraising event for breast cancer ever created. This year's Spokane race is Sunday, April 26. And you don't have to 'race', it's also a very nice walk for a very good cause. The event raises significant funds and awareness for the breast cancer movement, celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease. This event is unique in the fact that 100% of the net proceeds are allocated to our mission. 75 percent of the net income stays in our community to help fund local programs offering breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment. The remaining 25 percent of the net income supports the Susan G. Komen Grants Program. Go to komeneasternwashington.org for more information and to register.


This week at YOUR MAC



Here are some great events and exhibits to enjoy at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture...YOUR MAC at 2316 West First in Browne's Addition!

This Saturday, April 18 is Free Family Saturday from 11am to 3pm. Celebrate the opening of Japan week with a variety of hands-on family fun activities including Origami and Japanese Name Writing, and a 1000 Cranes activity, make an Origami Savings Box, and visit the Children's Festival and KuroNekoCon booth, Martial Arts demonstrations and much more. Music will be performed by Spokane Taiko. Admission is free.

Tuesday, April 21 is Wee MAC! Pre-K fun at the museum from 9:30-11:30am. Enjoy a creative, playful Pre-K program with activities that foster exploration and social development in preparation for Kindergarten. Children and their accompanying adult will develop creative thinking, artistic vocabulary and fine motor skills as they discover animals, bugs, weather, colors and shapes. Engage in art viewing, art making, campus walks, songs, games and story time. Cost is $5 admission for 2 people (1 child, ages 4-5 years old and accompanying adult).

Ongoing exhibits include:
The Artist's Palette: Through the Lens of Dean Davis which runs through June 28, 2015.
100 Stories - A Centennial Exhibition, running through January 31, 2016.

For more information, on exhibits and events, visit yourmacspokane.com.

Lots of entertainment at the Ridler Piano Bar (more than pianos!)



Ridler Piano Bar (formerly Gibliano Bros) at 718 West Riverside, has great entertainment Monday through Saturday. Tonight, April 15 it's Comedy featuring 'The biggest tour ever!' Morgan Preston and Jason Stewart (pictured)are attempting to break the Guinness book of World Records for most comedy shows in a year. The fun starts at 8pm.

Monday night enjoy Karaoke from 8 to 11 with Max Daniels. Tuesday night from 7 to 9:30 sing and dance to your favorite jazz standards with Kathleen Cavender and her band. Wednesday is Comedy night. Thursday nights from 8 to 11:30 it's Country Night with Steve Starkey. And, Friday and Saturday nights, enjoy Dueling Pianos All Request Shows.

For more information call 509-822-7938.


Harry Connick, Jr. Tickets now go on sale this Thursday, April 16



Last week, we reported that tickets for Harry Connick, Jr.'s Spokane performance on July 20 were going on sale Friday, April 17. The on sale date has now been moved up to TOMORROW, Thursday, April 16 starting at 10am. The concert will be held at the INB Performing Arts Center.

Tickets available at all Ticketswest outlets, www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

The circus is in town!



The Shrine Circus performs seven big shows under the big top in the parking lot of the Spokane Valley Mall this Friday through Sunday, April 17-19. Get your tickets at the door. Go to circus.elkatif.org for all the details.


GU's Senior Art Exhibition at the Jundt

Gonzaga University's Senior Art Exhibition opens Friday, April 17 with a free public reception from 7-9pm at the Jundt Art Museum on campus. This annual presentation, which highlights the work of Gonzaga's graduating seniors, continues through May 9.

Jason Aldean at the Arena April 24



Our Spokane Arena is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a year long party of fabulous entertainment. Country hit maker Jason Aldean will be here to join the party, Friday April 24. Contact Ticketswest at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.


West Coast Entertainment Announces 2015-2016 Season

The 2015-2016 Best of Broadway season has been announced from West Coast Entertainment for an exciting season of great performances including 'Riverdance', '42nd Street', 'A Christmas Story', and back by popular demand, 'The Book of Mormon.' Season tickets are available at wcebroadway.com.

Spokane Symphony Classics Concerts this weekend



Enjoy the beautiful music of our Spokane Symphony as they treat guests to 'Musical Sorcery', this Saturday, April 18 at 8pm and Sunday, April 19 at 3pm at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox. Conductor Eckart Preu, and guest pianist Ukranian-born Valentina Lisitsa, will delight you with the Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganinni by Rachmaninoff. Other musical selections include Bach's Sinfonia in D Major , Paul Dukas' The Sorcerer's Apprentice, made famous by the Disney-animated movie, 'Fantasia.' Also to be performed is John Adams' Doctor Atomic Symphony, about the first nuclear bomb test, and based on his opera of the same name.

To learn more about the concert, visit www.spokanesymphony.org Tickets available through www.ticketswest.com. Tickets are also available at the Box Office at the Fox, 1001 West Sprague Ave, or by calling 509-624-1200.


Arbor Crest Tulip Festival on now through May 3



Spring is a beautiful time of year in the Inland Northwest, and Arbor Crest Wine Cellars is one of the premier spots to view beautiful spring flowers. The Arbor Crest Tulip Festival in going on now through Sunday, May 3. Come see beautiful daffodils, tulips and more, with over 10,000 bulbs coming into bloom. The Cliff House estate and gardens and Arbor Crest's tasting room are open Monday through Sunday, noon to 5pm. Visit arborcrest.com.


Guys and Dolls at the INB April 23 through April 26



Set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, 'Guys and Dolls,' considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy - soars with the spirit of Broadway as it introduces us to a cast of vivid characters who have become legends in the canon: Sarah Brown, the upright but uptight 'mission doll,' out to reform the evildoers of Times Square; Sky Masterson, the slick, high-rolling gambler who woos her on a bet and ends up falling in love; Adelaide, the chronically ill nightclub performer whose condition is brought on by the fact she's been engaged to the same man for 14 years; and Nathan Detroit, her devoted fiance, desperate as always to find a spot for his infamous floating crap game.

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

Spokane Cork, Keg & Spirits comes to Mirabeau Park Hotel April 25

Enjoy a great evening of wine, beer and spirits from around the Northwest and beyond at this year's Spokane Cork, Keg & Spirits, to be held on Saturday, April 25 from 7-10pm. This event is organized by the Washington Restaurant Association, Spokane Chapter. Live music will be performed by the Martini Brothers and there will be small bites and beverage tastings all evening. The Mirabeau Park Hotel is located at 1100 N Sullivan Rd in Spokane Valley. For tickets, click here.

Hair at the Bing this Friday & Saturday



Join Friends Of the Bing and The Modern Theater - CDA for 'Hair,' this Friday & Saturday, April 17 and 18 at 8 pm at the Bing.

'Hair' is a musical theater event full of honest passion giving it the inspirational quality of true theater celebration. It tells the story of the 'tribe', a group of politically active, long-haired hippies of the 'Age of Aquarius' living a bohemian life in New York City. This high spirited and contagious musical is expertly directed by Abbey Crawford.

Ticketswest has your seats at www.ticketswest.com.


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