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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Photographer Mark Anthony at Nectar for First Friday

Spokane photographer Mark Anthony will show 17 photos, 11 of which have never been printed or seen in public before, at Nectar Tasting Room, at Main and Stevens, starting Friday. The stunning work shows photos that have been produced within the last three years and include scenics from Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Arizona and Idaho. Some of the images are up to 8 feet in length. Portraits of local beautiful people will also be shown.

Anthony started his photography career when he was 16 years old, working for the Walla Walla Union Bulletin newspaper. He was also a civilian employee with the US Army Corp of Engineers as an aerial photographer for 7 years. He started a Multi-Image production company which developed into the largest in the Pacific Northwest, with his client-base spread across the U.S. He currently has two photography enterprises. Images & Ink with Partner Tamara Vaughn and Anthony Productions. Images & Ink produces Photographic Art that are one of a kind images that offices and residences use for interior design. They work in conjunction with interior designers and home owners to give the look and feel the client wants.

Anthony Productions has three divisions: commercial photography, event photography, and video production. The phone number is 509-999-6980, email is Mark@AnthonyProductions.com, and the website is www.AnthonyProductions.com.

See a Miracle at Interplayers this month

Oscar winning actress Patty duke directs "The Miracle Worker" at Interplayers starting Thursday night, May 5 and running through May 22nd. Ten year old Sophia Caruso stars as young Helen Keller in the classic drama of determined teacher Annie Sullivan and her triumphant effort to reach deaf, blind and mute wild child, Helen Keller. Director Patty Duke is the last surviving member of the original Broadway cast and 1962 film. She won an Academy Award for playing Helen.

For performance and ticket information go to www.interplayers.com.


Spokane Symphony's Classic Series this weekend

This season's last performance of the Spokane Symphony's Classics' series is this Saturday, May 7 from 8-10pm and Sunday, May 8 from 3-5pm at the Fox. Ticketswest has your seats at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

Save at Jr. League's Red Tag Rummage Sale!

The Junior League of Spokane's Red Tag Rummage Sale is Saturday, May 7th, 8am to 4pm, at the corner of Trent and Argonne in the former Hollywood Video building, 8851 East Trent Avenue.

Art is Rockin at the Lincoln Center this Friday

Rockin Art is at the Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln Street, this Friday, May 6 from 7 to 10 pm featuring a silent auction of works of selected Spokane Public School students, art teachers and local artists, dancing to the music of rock n' roll band, The 8 Tracks, and enjoy snacks and libations. Suggested minimum donation is $10 and you can purchase tickets at the door or www.spokaneschoolsfoundation.org. For more information contact: Jessie Bekken at 509-999-0405 or mjbekken@netscape.net.

My color is Still Love

Enjoy My Color is Still Love, written by local playwright and EWU student Dennis C. Dent Jr. will be presented Saturday night, May 7 at 8pm at the Bing Crosby Theatre. Go to thedennisdent.com for ticket information.

Don't miss this First Friday!

This Friday, May 6, venues all over town are part of First Friday, featuring art, music and lots more. Here are a few selected venues.

At the Arbor Crest Cliff House, artist Debby McCulley showcases her acrylic works including posters, giclees, coasters and other colorful items and Bert McCollum will be bringing her Tie-Dye Creations (shirts, scarves and more). Maxie Ray Mills performs an eclectic mix of rock, blues, alt-country, and Americana. 5:00pm to 8:00pm (No One Under 21, ID Required).
Express Employment Professionals, 331 W. Main, features fine art photographer Cody Erickson. Erickson gives the viewer a unique perspective on everyday images in our world.
Concept::Home, 401 W. First, honors Mother's Day, with a special celebration featuring the photography of Sarah Graczyk.
Vintage Hill Cellars, 319 W. 2nd Ave, will be pouring their newest wine, 2007 Syrah from the Columbia Valley. Also featuring oil paintings by artist Puci.
Barilli Cellars, 608 W. 2nd Ave, will kick off Spring Barrel Tasting weekend with the debut of four new wines. Featuring painter Darcy Lee Drury. Music by guitarist Mike Trantow from 4-9pm.
Italia Trattoria, 144 S. Cannon Street, features paintings of Darcy Lee Drury. These works are comprised of colorful layers of fluid acrylic paint. Each resulting in images filled with intimate patterns of life and growth happening.
Roberts Mansion, 1923 W. First Ave, features local photographer, Mr. Baron Cheffer, of DB Media Works. Baron will be presenting "Magic Lantern Slides" set in Italy in the mid to late 1800's from his great-grandfather. Tours at 5:30pm, 6:30pm and 7:30pm. Serving hors d'oeuvres.

For complete information on this First Friday events, visit www.downtownspokane.org/first-friday.php.


Pat Boone at Northern Quest next Tuesday

Pat Boone will entertain an afternoon crowd at Northern Quest Resort & Casino on Tuesday, May 10 at 3pm. Guests must be 21 or older to attend the show. Contact Ticketswest at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

Discover Musicfest Northwest!

May 8 through May 13th will be Musicfest Northwest's 66th annual Festival Week, yet many people living in Spokane have never heard of it! Even though it is a volunteer supported endeavor, Musicfest Northwest offers a competitive/educational experience that is unparalleled in the U.S. The caliber of the adjudicators (nationally renowned professional artists and teachers who evaluate the performances and counsel the young musicians and dancers who enter) is impressive. The adjudications are free and open to the public.

It's like attending a master class except you can pick and choose from ballet, brass, flute, guitar, organ, piano, reed, and string or voice divisions. Adjudicated classes take place in various halls throughout Gonzaga University campus except for organ division (Tuesday only) at St. John's Cathedral. A $10.00 Festival Program with names of entrants, times and locations of all classes is available at each division's check-in desk. Visit www.musicfestnorthwest.org for more information.

Northern Quest announces Pepsi Outdoor Summer Concerts

Northern Quest Resort & Casino announces the launch of the Pepsi Outdoor Summer Concerts at the casino's outdoor pavilion, a brand new intimate outdoor concert and event venue. The beautiful outdoor venue, located directly behind Northern Quest Resort, boasts more than 11,000 square feet of outdoor space which can hold over 5,000 people and is complete with beverage and food vendors to accommodate guests. The new venue will be unveiled in June for the opening of the Pepsi Outdoor Summer Concerts and can also be rented for private outdoor events, such as parties, corporate events, weddings, receptions and more.

The Pepsi Outdoor Summer Concerts at Northern Quest Resort & Casino kicks off with seven exciting concerts featuring a variety of entertainment's most exceptional talents: The Judds Saturday, June 25. Steve Miller Band Thursday,, July 14. Willie Nelson and Family, Sunday, July 31. The Beach Boys, Saturday, August 6. Reba McEntire Friday, August 12 with special guest Sunny Sweeney. Toby Keith, with special guest Eric Church, Thursday, August 18. And Santana, along with special guest Michael Franti, Friday, August 26.

All Pepsi Outdoor Summer Concerts will be reserved seating, with ticket prices starting at $55. Tickets for Toby Keith are now on sale. Tickets for The Judds will go on sale today, May 4 at 10:00am. Tickets for the remaining shows will be on sale starting Tuesday, May 17 at 10:00am. All concert tickets can be purchased by calling the Northern Quest box office at 1-877-777-5252 or by contacting Ticketswest at 1-800-325-7328 or www.ticketswest.com. Concert and hotel packages will also be available for each show by calling 1-877-871-6772 or online at www.northernquest.com. All concerts require guests 14 years or younger to be accompanied by an adult.

Spokane Spring Barrel Tasting this weekend

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 Spokane Winery Association's annual Mother's Day Spring Barrel Tasting, Friday through Sunday, May 6-8 from 11 am to 5 pm each day. For information and directions to the participating local wineries go the Spokane Winery Association's website, www.spokanewineries.net.

The High Five from thesomshow.com by Isamu Jordan

Crickets of Cascadia - Indie-rock favorite Crickets of Cascadia takeover residency at one of downtown's hottest weeklies, New Taste Tuesdays, featuring rotating singer-songwriter guests Thomas Bechard, Benjamin Gordon, Aaron Schaber and Matthew Winters, plus live stand up comedy by Lance Paullin, Joe Fontenot and Chris White and special guest comedy poets hosted by Mark Anderson, at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10, at Zola, 22 W. Main St. Cost: Free.

Son Dulce - Spokane's premiere salsa band, Son Dulce holds down a dance party that starts with salsa lessons and ends with a $1,000 prize for a dance contest. The festivities for the Cinco de Mayo dance party begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, at the Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door, $25 VIP package includes front row tables and complimentary appetizers, through www.ticketswest.rdln.com.

Milonga - Local Latin music mainstay Milonga brings its spicy flavor to Casa De Oro, 4111 N. Division, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday, May 5. Cost: $5 at the door. Taxi service available.

Yin Yang Twins - Rap duo Kaine and D-Roc crank it up with Cordell & Young Jay, Savage, Unique, Cruz Da Kid and DJ Reckless at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, at The Knitting Factory, 919 W. Sprague Ave. Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at the door, through www.ticketfly.com.

Liz Rognes - Take in an evening of local art and music with displayed works by Mariko Sullivan, Cori McWilliams and Gianna Caputo, with music by singer-songwriter Liz Rognes, at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 6, at Far West, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. Cost: Free.

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

Name That Flick

"A boy's best friend is his mother."

Name the movie that line appeared in and win a $20 gift certificate to the Cathay Inn. 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, May 6.

Last Week's Winner, Janis Waley, loves the smell of Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream anytime. Last week's movie quote was "I love the smell of napalm in the morning." Janis correctly guessed that it was from the movie "Apocalypse Now" 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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