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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Pucker up! KISS is coming to the Arena June 24!

Tickets go on sale Friday morning, April 29 at 10 am for KISS! They're bigger and badder than ever before. It's been over a decade since The Demon, Starchild, Catman and the Spaceman have heated up the stage at the Spokane Arena, and on Friday, June 24, the legendary band returns. Face paint and costumes are encouraged.

Regarded as one of the most influential Rock and Roll bands of all-time, KISS holds honors as one of America's top gold record champions, recording 37 albums over 36 years, and selling over 100 million albums worldwide. Over 30 years of record-breaking tours around the globe include high-profile appearances at Super Bowl XXXIII, the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, the 2005 Rockin' The Corps concert dedicated to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, and most recently, the 2009 American Idols Finale.

With major hits like "Rock n' Roll All Nite," "Detroit Rock City," "Calling Dr. Love," and "Love Gun" it's no surprise that the KISS Army continues to grow, generation after generation, transcending age, gender and everything in between.

Reserved Seat tickets are $47.50, $67.50 and $97.50 and go on sale Friday, April 29 at 10:00am at the Spokane Arena Box Office, all TicketsWest Outlets, www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

Shop Outside the Box this Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Eighteen downtown businesses have teamed up to offer a three day local shopping experience called Outside the Box this Bloomsday weekend: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 28 through 30.

For a map of all participating businesses stop by any of the following:
aNeMonE Paper Flowers & Gifts, 309 West Second. Atticus Coffee & Gifts, 222 N. Howard. Boo Radley's Unique Gifts, 232 N. Howard. Concept Home, Home Furnishings, Gifts & Decor, 401 West First Ave. Cues Fashion Forward Boutique, 707 West Main. Epiphany Floral & Gift, 429 W. First. Finders Keepers Jewelry Galore, 309 West Second. Finders Keepers II Dress Boutique, 18 West Main Street. Fringe & Fray resale clothing & home decor, 1325 West First. Lolo, Home Garden Closet Boutique, 319 West Second. the Make-Up Studio, Cosmetics & Beauty, 216 N. Bernard. Tangerine, The Ultimate Closet, 1019 W. First. The Tin Roof Home Furnishings & Decor, 1727 E. Sprague. Serendipity Dress Boutique, 303 West Second. Sun People Dry Goods Natural & Sustainable Living, 32 West Second. Roost Vintage Home, recycled, repainted, distressed, West 7 Main. ReSkued, "a unique twist on clearance & consignment", 1702 E. Riverside Ave.

For more information contact Deena Caruso 509-869-2434, Heather Hanley 509-413-1185.


Cinco de Mayo Dance Party at Lincoln Center

Dance your way to prizes at the Lincoln Center on Cinco de Mayo, Thursday, May 5th at the Lincoln Center. All ages are welcome. Social hour begins at 7, with drink specials for 21 and over. Salsa Lessons start at 7:30 with Jim Renn of Spokane Dance Company. Dancing with the live music of Son Dulce is at 8:30. Dance Contest with over $1000 in prizes! Tickets $10 in advance $15 at the door. The Lincoln Center is located at 1316 N Lincoln Street and the phone number is 509-327-8000.

Custer's Spring Antique and Collectors Sale this weekend

The amazing Custer's Antique and Collectors sale is this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center. Admission is $6 and is good all weekend. Kids 12 and under are free. For more information go to www.CusterShows.com.

Brubeck Brothers at the Fox

The Brubeck Brothers Quartet Pops Concert; Eckart Preu conducts the Spokane Symphony; Saturday, April 30, at 8 p.m. in Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox. Tickets are $25 to $52. Call the Spokane Symphony Ticket Office at 509-624-1200 or purchase in person at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague; tickets are also available through TicketsWest outlets, www.ticketswest.com, 800-325-SEAT, or online at www.spokanesymphony.org.

Antique Appraisal Days this weekend

Now in its 13th year, the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture's Antique Appraisal Days will once again be part of Custer's Antique & Collectors Sale. This event provides verbal market evaluations by qualified appraisers and knowledgeable experts. $5 per item appraisal charge to the MAC. (Limit 5 items per person). Hand carried items only, no firearms or musical instruments. All funds raised support restoration of historic Campbell House.

This Saturday, April 30 from 10am - 7pm and Sunday, May 1 from 11am - 5pm at the Spokane Fair & Expo Center. $6 admission to Custer's Antique Show (cash only). For more information, visit www.custershows.com.


Mr. Wine, John Allen, teaching a wine class Saturday

John Allen from VINO! will be leading a wine appreciation class at Nodland Cellars this Saturday, April 30 at 1pm. Learn about winemaking. You will get to taste wines in various stages of completion, some going through malolactic fermentation, some aging in barrels, some new wines and some older wines. Taste wines that are usually not available to the public and enjoy commentary and instructive information from one of Spokane's top wine experts. $45 each, space limited. You need a reservation to guarantee a seat. Call 509-927-7770.

Melissa Rackman's work at the Brick Wall Gallery in May

The Brick Wall Photographic gallery will be featuring Melissa Rackman's work for May's First Friday Artwalk. The gallery will be open until 8:30 on May 6th and will continue displaying her art for the month.

The gallery is located at 530 W. Main on the skywalk just east of Macy's in the Bennett Block. For further information contact Joe Nuess at 509-928-7721.

2 gigs in May for the MasterClass Orchestra

May Dance on Thursday, May 14 with the MasterClass Jazz Orchestra (MCJO) at the Sons of Norway, 6710 N. Country Homes Blvd., 509-326-9211. 7-8 pm dance instruction, 8-10 pm Dance (swing, tango, waltz, salsa, etc.) to the big band sounds of the MCJO. Admission os $10. For more info go to www.mcjo.org or email to MCJOmusic@yahoo.com. The phone is 509-326-9211.

Honor Flight Charity Dance (WWII Veterans) on Friday, May 15, with the MasterClass Jazz Orchestra (MCJO) at the German American Hall, 25 W. 3rd Street. 6pm dance instruction, 7-9:30 pm Dance (swing, tango, waltz, salsa, etc.) to the big band sounds of the MCJO. Admission $5 members/$8 non-members. For more information go to www.mcjo.org or email to MCJOmusic@yahoo.com or www.spokaneswingdanceclub.org or email at president@spokaneswingdanceclub.org The phone number is 509-290-8802.

Tom Sawyer in Coeur d'Alene

Christian Youth Theater - North Idaho presents the Broadway musical, "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer", May 20-May 31 at the Salvation Army Kroc Community Theater, 1765 W. Golf Course Rd., Coeur d'Alene. Over one hundred local school children ages 8-18 make up the cast and crew. All are current students in CYT-North Idaho's spring session of theater arts classes.

Ticket prices are: $9 for Seniors and children 12 and under; $10 for adults and $12 at the door. There is a Discount Matinee on May 21 at 3 p.m. where all tickets are $7. Tickets may be purchased online at the CYT-North Idaho website: www.cytnorthidaho.com or by phoning the Box Office at 208-277-5727. For more information about CYT-North Idaho and their upcoming theater arts summer camps, visit the CYT-NI website or phone the CYT-NI office at 208-765-8600.

18 Spokane Wineries to Host Spring Barrel Tasting May 6-8

In celebration of Spring and in honor of mothers everywhere, 18 local wineries will host a special weekend of wine tasting as part of the The Spokane Winery Association's annual Mother's Day Spring Barrel Tasting.

The event runs May 6-8 from 11 am to 5 pm each day at the local wineries listed on the Spokane Winery Association's website. The event includes tastings from pre-released wines, new wines and wines still in the wine-making process fresh from barrels and tanks. Visit each winery to explore unique festivities.

Spring traditionally marks the end of winemaking season and represents the beginning of a new wine year. The wineries invite the public to celebrate the weekend and to talk personally with wine-makers at the event. Tasting fees may apply. Download a map with recommended tour routes at www.spokanewineries.net.

Valleyfest Dinner and Auction May 13

Valleyfest, the 3 day family orientated event held in September, will be holding its 3rd, in as many years, Dinner & Auction Friday, May 13, to raise money for this year's event. The dinner/auction starts at 5:30 pm at CenterPlace. Tickets are $35.00 a person for dinner, auction. Valleyfest started out 26 years ago as a one day family event. Today, it starts with a parade on Friday night and then on Saturday and Sunday, there are all kinds of family fun events in Mirabeau Meadows (off of Indiana in Spokane Valley). For more information, visit www.valleyfest.org.

The High Five from thesomshow.com by Isamu Jordan

Spokane for Japan - Local musicians and visual artists are banding together through the Spokane for Japan push to support relief efforts for the recent earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan. The first installment of Spokane for Japan is an art exhibition and concert that happens at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 29, at Nyne Bar and Bistro, 232 W. Sprague Ave., featuring an eclectic lineup of music by 10 bands on two stages, including Flying Spiders, Whiskey Dick Mountain, Horse Thieves, Shenandoah Davis, Jesi B and the All Rites, Gun of the Sun, DJ Stone Tobey, C-Flow, B Radicals and Audio Affiliated; plus live art created on the spot by performance painters Darcy Lee Drury, Jason Corcoran and Tiffany Patterson; karaoke roulette and breakdancing. Cost: The suggested minimum donation is $10, with proceeds benefitting UNICEF and Partners International.

Seeking the Elephant - Back in the day -- the early 1990s, that is -- Seeking the Elephant was one of the premiere original indie-rock bands in Spokane, garnering a solid reputation around the region. After a decade-long hiatus, Seeking the Elephant has reunited for a special one-off performance with dance troupes Dessert Silk Dance Group, Hasna Haddiyah and Koreshakti Tribal Fusion, at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 29, at The Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. Cost: $10, through www.ticketswest.rdln.com.

Junip - Swedish-Argentine indie-folk singer-songwriter Jose Gonzalez has an international reputation that her carries with him into his full-band project, Junip. After dropping off the radar for five years, Junip has reconvened with a new album, "Fields," released last year. Junip makes a stop at 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 1, at The A Club, 416 W. Sprague Ave., with support from Acrylics and Seattle-by-way-of-Spokane indie singer-songwriter Kevin Long. Cost: $15 in advance, $17 day of show, through www.aclubspokane.com; all ages welcome, 21 and older only.

Afroman - Joseph Edgar Foreman has scored worldwide fame with his irreverent lyrics and cavalier musical personality as the slacker rapper. The Grammy nominated rhymer brings his hip-hop theatrics on Monday, May 2, at the A Club, 416 W. Sprague Ave. Also on the bill is Wildcard, Foot in the Door, Cruz Da Kid, St. Cule, and Verbal Ammunition. Cost: $12.

Angela Marie Project - Appearing at times solo, duo and full band, the Angela Marie Project is releasing a 12-song collection of new tunes at a CD release party with Terrible Buttons at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 29, at The Swamp Tavern, 1904 W. Fifth Ave. Cost: TBA.

For local music news, events, mp3s, artist profiles, multimedia and more, visit thesomshow.com.

NAME THAT FLICK.

"I love the smell of napalm in the morning."

Name the movie that line appeared in and win a $10 gift certificate to Ben and Jerry's Scoop Shop on the 3rd floor of River Park Square. Send your best guess and your phone number to info@entertainmentspokane.com. 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, April 27.

Last Week's Winner was Jill Barrett. Last week's movie quote was "Nobody puts 'Baby' in a corner." Jill correctly guessed that it was from the movie "Dirty Dancing" and won a $10 gift certificate to Ben and Jerry's Scoop Shop on the 3rd floor of River Park Square.


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