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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Laugh a lot at Spamalot.

"Monty Python's Spamalot," the Tony Award-winning musical comedy based on the 1975 British cult classic "Monty Python and The Holy Grail," opens with a 7:30 p.m. show on Tuesday, May 5, at the INB Performing Arts Center, and runs through May 10. The last production in the 2008-2009 Best of Broadway Series, "Spamalot" stars charming character actor John O'Hurley, who played Elaine's boss on "Seinfeld." Tickets range in price from $30 to $65 and are available by calling 509-325-SEAT or going to

Anderson & Roe have a strong four hand.

Steinway's Musicfest Concert features Anderson & Roe. The nationally renowned piano duo will bring their four-handed performance to the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox at 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 3. Referred to in one review as the "Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers" of piano playing, The Julliard School graduates Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Roe play a mix of original composition and inventive programming. Their repertoire ranges from Johann Strauss' "Blue Danube Waltz" to Radiohead's "Paranoid Android." Tickets are $35 and $25, or $15 for students, and are available by visiting the Martin Woldson Theater box office, by calling 509-624-1200 or by visiting

We'll give you cinco reasons to party with the opera.

The Spokane Opera's Cinco de Mayo Happy Hour Party will kick off at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5, in the Lincoln Center, at 1316 N. Lincoln. The Alma Villegas Quintet, a hot Latin band from Seattle, will play a mix of Cuban salsa, Brazilian bossa nova, cha cha and Spanish ballads. The DeLeon Deli will set up an authentic taco bar for the event. Tickets cost $20 in advance, $22 at the door. For information, call 509-533-1150.

There's a first for everybody.

Downtown Spokane's First Friday art celebration will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday, May 1 and will include art on display at 50 locations in the Lilac City's core. A number of events are planned in conjunction with First Friday. Barrister Winery, at 1213 W. Railroad, will host Spokane photographer Dean Davis' "Interior Views" collection and hold a reception with the photographer from 5-7 p.m. The Kolva/Sullivan Gallery, at 115 S. Adams, will host a "reopening" reception with artist Sandy Ayars. Local abstract and landscape artist Sheila Grubb will be on hand as her work is displayed at Gina's Design Center, at One N. Browne. For more information on these and other First Friday events, visit

Wolfgang and his gang will be in the spotlight.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, his friends and his foes will the focus of the Spokane Symphony's third and final show in the concert series, "Anatomy of a Composer: The Good, The Bad and The Jealous," at 8 p.m. Friday, May 1 at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox. Under the direction of music director Eckart Preu and featuring Patrick McNally on double bass, the symphony will perform music by Mozart, Salieri, Cimarosa, von Dittersdorf and Haydn. Tickets range in price from $21 to $32 and are available by visiting the Martin Woldson Theater box office, by calling 509-624-1200 or through

DeLuca knows Diddley.

Rocco DeLuca, the son of a former Bo Diddley band member, brings his Diddley-inspired sound to the Knitting Factory Main Space at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 2. Joshua James will open for the DeLuca and The Burden, a band critics describe as having a modern interpretation of traditional blues-rock. Tickets are $13, or $15 the day of the show, and are available by calling 509-325-SEAT or by going to

It's a hard rain's a-gonna be at the Tinman Gallery.

Tinman Gallery will feature a new exhibit by Ric Gendron called "hard rain." The gallery, at 811 W. Garland, will kick off the exhibit with an artist's reception from 5-9 p.m. Friday, May 1. The exhibit documents Native American culture with portraits of famous chiefs and images of traditional dances. Gendron's art will be on display through May 24. For more information, call 509-325-1500.

Issakar will bring its guitars and rock Spokane.

Portland-based alternative band Issakar will play The Bing Crosby Theater at 7 p.m. Friday, May 1. Local acts Matt Russell and Ice Cream Party will open for the band formerly known as Sixteen Cities. Tickets are $10, or $12 at the door. For more information, call 509-325-SEAT or go to

Here's a jewel of a Friday-night option.

ArtStyle Northwest, a gallery and design center at 901 W. Garland, will host the Spokane Jewellers Guild's annual exhibit, titled "Random Acts of Jewelry." The exhibit will start Friday, May 1, with an opening reception that will be attended by many of the 20 jewelers whose work will be featured. The guild's work will be on display through June 3. For more information, call 509-325-4070 or go to

Let your light shine through this June.

Collective Soul, the rock band best known for its hit "Shine," will play the Coeur d'Alene Casino at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 18. Tickets are $35 and $45 and will go on sale at the casino Friday, May 1. For more information, go to

This movie is bound to be Hugh-ge.

"X-Men Origins: Wolverine," starring Hugh Jackman, opens with midnight showings on just after midnight Friday, May 1 at the AMC River Park Square 20 theater downtown and the Regal Cinemas at the Spokane Valley Mall and at NorthTown Mall, and the Village Centre Cinemas, on Spokane's North Side. For local movie times, go to, or

What a fool believes? That you can get tickets at the door.

The Doobie Brothers concert at the Coeur d'Alene Casino, scheduled for Thursday, May 14, is sold out. However, the Doobie Brothers play with The Dead and The Allman Brothers at the Gorge Amphitheater, in George, Wash., two days later, and tickets for that show might come available as the concert draws near. Check for details.

"Hand in Glove" is a good fit for the Garland District.

The Ruby Slipper will exhibit a small-print series featuring Margot Casstevens' latest works. Titled "Hand In Glove," these pieces use gloves, lingerie and other accessories as compositional elements in black and white. The artist will be at the store, located at 809 W. Garland, from 5-9 p.m. Friday, May 1, to talk about her work and meet visitors.

Hitting is just the beginning at the Coeur d'Alene Casino.

A full slate of tough guys will glove up at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 30 at the Coeur d'Alene Casino's House of Fury. The fight card includes local favorite Fabulous Favio Medina, who will take on Gary Bergeron in a 10-round welterweight event. Spokane native Kaleb Fisher will make his pro debut against Abe Torres in a light middleweight matchup. Tickets range in price from $17.50 to $50 and are available at or by calling 509-325-SEAT.

It's going to be a barn burner.

The top-ranked, undefeated Spokane Shock take on the Iowa Barnstormers at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at the Spokane Arena, in Arenafootball 2 action. As of earlier this week, tickets were available in the lower-level endzones and in the upper level. The lower-level sideline seats are sold out. For tickets, call 509-325-SEAT or go to

Run, walk, rock, and have a great time.

As 50,000 of you will experience and the rest of you already know, the 33rd Annual Lilac Bloomsday Run starts at 9 a.m. Sunday, May 3. Enjoy the fresh air, the good tunes played along the route, and—cross your fingers—a patch of good weather. Need last-minute information? Go to


"I like Ike."

Name the movie that line appeared in to win a $5 gift certificate from PRESS, the South Hill's newest and coolest coffee and cocktail hotspot, located at 909 S. Grand. Send your best guess to The winner will be selected at random from correct entries and will be announced in next week's e-newsletter. The deadline for entries is noon on Friday, May 1.

Last Week's Winner: Kevin Stone can sleep well ...

He correctly guessed that last week's movie quote came from "Sleepless In Seattle."

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